Gene Kelley Ride – C Group


Event Details

June 24, 2021 6:30 am


  PLEASE READ THIS ABOUT ALL OUR RIDES:  Health guidelines are in place for group activities and are ever-changing. Cyclists who join our rides should be aware of these guidelines and be prepared to follow them:

  • We wear face coverings before and after rides or when less than 6 feet apart, even if we are vaccinated
  • We ride in pods of 12 or less based on anticipated average speed, each pod departing a few minutes apart, with the fastest pod leaving first
  • Each cyclist is responsible for following health and cycling safety guidelines, and for following road rules and traffic laws

At this time, there are no designated ride leaders. If at any time you don’t feel safe while riding, please feel empowered to leave the pod.

Beginning in south Carlsbad, this classic Swami’s route starts north along the coast, then heads inland for some short climbing challenges. For this ride, the coast portion is conducted as a double paceline (2×2), but is not a circular or rotating paceline like done on the Swami’s B group. If you don’t want to pull at all, immediately rotate off when you get to the front. No one will fault you for it. The ride regroups at the end of Carlsbad Village Drive after turning right onto College, and again after turning right from Faraday onto College.

This ride is conducted at a C group speed: approximately 18-22 mph on flat ground, with overall averages in the 16-18 mph range. Suggested for those in the front of the D group looking for a challenge. The route is the same each week. We suggest familiarizing yourself with the route and having it handy in case you get separated from the group.

Riders who ride at the front of the C group and are experienced with rotating pacelines may want to try the Swami’s B group, which is the second group to leave.

Social: Meet at La Costa Coffee Roasting afterward for coffee with the group.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27835287
22 miles, 1800′

Order of rides:
A Group – (Pro & race pace ride) leaves at 6:30. This is one of the fastest rides around.
B Group – (Race/Fast paced ride) leaves shortly after, around 6:32. This is probably also one of the faster rides around, but doable for experienced riders (averages 18+ overall on a hilly route).
C Group – Leaves shortly after B, around 6:33. This is a great tempo/interval workout.

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