The Roadies have two groups, Regular and Long. Regular rides are 35-45 miles. Long rides are 50-60+ miles long. There are strong riders in each group but Long riders ride for a longer time.

Average speeds for the whole ride for Regular rides are 14-18 mph and 16-18 mph for the Long rides. We are not a “racing” oriented club. If someone really is too slow we make sure they know where they are and how to get back to the start. Routes are planned using RideWithGPS and the “route map” link for each ride goes to the route where you can view, download to a GPS navigation device, or print a cue sheet.

Please introduce yourself when you come out on a ride. Visitors will be required to sign the NCCC Liability Waiver. Riders are expected to follow the NCCC Rules of Etiquette on all club rides. Also of interest is this article on Info for Group Riding. Send questions regarding Roadies rides to Ursula at Thanks to our ride coordinators Ken for Regular rides, Sean for Long rides, and Karl for Sunday rides.

FYI: e-bike policy is described here. Contact your ride leader before bringing a bike with electric assist to a club ride.

The NCCC Liability Waiver can be found here.

Saturday Long Rides

Rides start @OCRR at 8:00 am, unless otherwise noted.
Ride leader: Sean Brennan
Note: If a ride says No Ride Leader, it is not an official NCCC ride covered by NCCC insurance. Riders may group together and ride on their own

Monthly plan:

  • The first Saturday of each month the ride focuses on hills with total climbing typically between 5,000 and 8,000 feet. This may include pitches of over 15%.
  • The second Saturday of the month is dedicated to a longer than typical ride in the range of 70-100 miles.
  • The third Saturday of the month is our adventure ride which includes new or rarely ridden roads, some dirt is possible and perhaps a gate or two.
  • The fourth Saturday is a flatter and shorter ride with distances between 50 and 70 miles with limited climbing.
  • Months that have a fifth Saturday will be a joint ride with the Regular riders following their route, with some bonus miles for those that are interested in a longer ride.

Please check the Forum > Club Rides & Events for ride changes due to extreme weather or other unforeseen events.

Jun 3: Old Hills, New Ways (57/6300, route map)

Jun 10: Palomar/Cole Grade (80/8100, route map)

Jun 17: The Road Less Traveled (59/4700, route map)

Jun 24: Shorter, Faster, Flatter (61/3900, route map)

Sunday Ride of the Month

The second Sunday of the month is reserved for a special route that will take you off the beaten path of our weekly group rides to explore iconic roads for spectacular scenery and adventure. Each month one of the NCCC ride leaders will take you on one of their favorites. All NCCC members looking for something extra are invited. To ensure no one misses last minute notifications due to inclement weather, an RSVP  is required – also allowing the leader to cancel the ride for lack of sufficient interest. Please sign up at least a week in advance for the special ride(s) below.

Ride coordinators: Sean Brennan and Karl Rudnick

July Special

July 9: Tour de San Clemente, Ride leader: Ursula Cunneen

Ursula will take you on an epic exploration of San Clemente, hills to surely be included. Stay tuned for route details


August 13: N Ways of Mt Soledad, Ride leader: Sean Brennan

So how many ways are there? Let Sean count the ways with you. Route details tbd.

Please select a month and sign up for a special Sunday at least a week in advance

    This Month’s Rides

    Saturday rides meet at the Old California Restaurant Row – OCRR – (behind Acapulco’s and Fish House Vera Cruz), 1020 San Marcos Blvd., between Hwy 78 and Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Click here for map.

    Saturday Roadies rides this month start at 8:00 am unless otherwise noted.

    On Strava

    Saturday Regular Rides

    Rides start @ OCRR at 8:00 unless otherwise noted.
    Ride Coordinator: Ken Okamura
    Be sure to check Forum > Club Rides & Events for changes due to weather or other unforeseen events

    Jun 3: UCSD The Red Shoe (49/3800, route map)
    Ride Leader: Ken Okamura

    Jun 10: Route still under construction – stay tuned
    Ride Leader: Joan Bennett

    Jun 17: Rancho Santa Fe Bottom to Top (40.4/3133, route map)
    Ride Leader: Jeff Gross

    Jun 24: Old Castle, Bonsall, Vista (46.5/2862, route map)
    Ride Leader: Paul SIms