December 4 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

December 4 – SUNDAY
BONITA-LEMON GROVE-LA MESA EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the parking lot at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 50 mi ride south and east to Bonita, Lemon Grove and La Mesa. Snack stop on the way back. Rain cancels. If weather in early morning is threatening, call ride leader. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262.

December 7 – WEDNESDAY
BIRDING BY BIKE
Difficulty Rating: up to 13 mi, basically flat, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a beginning birding by bike outing. We’ll take the San Diego River bike path on the south side and see all that has arrived so far this fall migration. Bring binoculars, water, snack and a bird guide if you have one. Expect about 10-12 mi of riding and approximately 2.5 hours of birding. Assistant Ellen Scott. Leader: Kathy Askin, 619-849-9865.

December 10 – SATURDAY
22ND ANNUAL JINGLE BELL TOY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, basically flat, 10-12 mph average pace.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Social and Express revelers all: the more riders, the merrier. Get into the holiday spirit by donating toys to needy children served by the Salvation Army. Bring an unwrapped toy to the ride start. We’ll deliver the gifts personally to Broadway & 13th Street. Then it’s off to Coronado via the Gordy Shields Bridge & The Strand. Lunch at a pier-side cafΘ before heading home on the ferry ($4.75 with bicycle). Neither rain, snow, sleet, or hail will deter us. After all, Santa and his reindeer donÆt cancel for inclement weather. Meet on the Harbor side of the SD County Admin Building (1600 Pacific Hwy between Cedar & Ash) at 9:00 am. Elf Emeritus: Fern Siegel, 619-583-3261. Leader: Ellen Scott, 619-405-4819.

December 11 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

December 11 – SUNDAY
UTC-RSF JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. for a 40 mi ride thru UTC, RSF & back by way of the coast & Torrey Pines. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

December 18 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

December 18 – SUNDAY
SCRIPPS-POMERADO HILLS EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, steep grade(s), 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in Souplantation parking lot in Carmel Valley (3804 Valley Centre Dr, SD, 92130) for a 48 mi ride along the Hwy 56 bike path into Poway, up Pomerado hill for a spectacular view over Scripps Ranch. We’ll return along side roads through Mira Mesa to Sorrento Valley and back. Bring plenty of water and provisions. A snack stop is planned. Rain cancels the ride. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

December 25 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY CHRISTMAS MORNING RIDE this week (see below) ***

December 25 – SUNDAY
CHRISTMAS MORNING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Come out for a leisurely 20 mi ride to start the day. Call leader for start info. RAIN CANCELS. Asst: Ron Manherz. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.