Gravel Recommendations

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Written by Don King  Thinking about the equipment you need for gravel riding? While riding off the pavement on your rim-brake road bike with 25c or 28c tires is possible, I do not recommended it. Taking your road bike on … Continued

Time to Form Your Team!

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The Swami’s Poker Ride is happening on June 18! It’s unsanctioned, unmarshaled, unruly, and unbelievably fun!!! “What is this Poker Ride,” you might ask. It’s played in teams of 4 or 5 riders. At the start, teams receive their first … Continued

The Great Western Loop

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Our previous GWL Ride might have become an urban legend. People talk about it to this day. Strava shows ride titles such as “The Coldest Ride Ever!” or “Now I Know Hypothermia” with all kinds of frozen-face and snow and … Continued

Order Your New Summer Kit!

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The Swami’s Eliel Store is open now but only until Sunday, April 10. New for the  season, we are featuring the 2022 design without the fade. Jerseys are available in 3 styles: Solana, with lightweight and summer-friendly long sleeves Diablo, … Continued

Order Your 2022 Kit!

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The clothing order window is now open for Swami’s members! This is your chance to get our awesome 2022 kit by Eliel. To order, go to and log in. Then navigate to the Members Area and go to the Clothing and Merchandise … Continued

Presenting Our 6th Annual Swamdo!

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Join us on Saturday, November 6, for this signature Swami’s event. Choose from three special routes with distances up to 103 miles. All rides depart from our sponsor, Rouleur Brewing in Carlsbad, with options to ride through De Luz, Olive … Continued

Prizes for PRs!

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It’s not quite the polka dot jersey, but here’s your chance to win big prizes to recognize your climbing prowess! During this Saturday’s special Swami’s ride, capture a personal KOM or QOM on either of the designated climbing segments and … Continued