2018 Swamdo – Swami’s Gran Fondo


Event Details


Swami’s Cycling Club Presents…. Our 4th Annual Swamdo Century!

The Swami’s Fondo is now a late fall fixture in North County, with three challenging and scenic routes, fully supported with stocked rest stops at regular intervals. In addition to offering our classic Medio and Piccolo routes (67 and 37 miles), we have completely revamped our full century route – adding on an unforgettable, leg-busting loop through De Luz. You have the choice of prolonging your punishment with another run up Olive Hill and a loop around Sleeping Indian for the full 100, or call it good once you hit the Bonsall rest stop and head back for a solid total around 87 miles.

This year all proceeds from the ride will go directly to purchasing bikes and helmets for children for the Holiday Baskets program organized by the Community Resource Center in Encinitas, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Dec 14-16. Stay tuned for opportunities to donate directly to this cause…

All rides depart from Iron Fist Brewery in Vista. Perhaps more important than the ride itself is the party that follows. Join us from 12pm-5pm at the Fist for a catered party, including offerings from our sponsor Gelson’s Markets in La Costa, along with beer, wine, and less popular beverages. The party is included in the registration, and definitely a highlight of the event.

Your ride length choice need not be made now – prices are the same for each event ($20 members / $40 non-members). The routes overlap, and so depending on how you are feeling at the primary Bonsall rest stop, you can decide to head back early to make the most of the party, or continue your ride into the afternoon hours.

Full Century Route (Gran): 100.0 miles / 7811 ft (4 rest stops) OR ~87 miles
Start time: 6 AM or later
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28633022

Metric Century Route (Medio): 67.1 miles / 5289 ft (3 rest stops)
Start time: 8 AM or later
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25664842

The “I want to make the most of the party route” (Piccolo): 37.8 miles / 2946 ft (1 rest stop)
Start time: 8 AM or later (although probably 9AM is ideal for a 12 noon finish)
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25665010

Please note: As this is a club event, we will not be posting route signs, etc, as you may expect from a more formal venue. Please download the event to your GPS unit. Alternatively, route sheets will be prepared prior to the event.
ALL rules of the road must be obeyed on this ride.

EVENT CHECK-IN: 6:00AM – 8:40AM

Day of registration will increase to $40 for members, $60 for non-members.

Register Here  

Donate to the Holiday Baskets Program

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Founded in 1989, Swami’s Cycling Club is one of the premier and most recognized clubs in southern California. We are composed of more than 300 male and female cyclists in the San Diego region who participate in the entire spectrum of cycling activities from the adrenalin-pumping action of racing to mountain bike and fitness rides.