Swami’s Cycling Club members ride… a lot!

Listed below are some of their favorite routes.

If you’d like one of your best rides featured here, then email the link to the route (from either Strava.com or ridewithgps.com) and a brief description of the ride to info@swamis.org.


Kitchen Creek

If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, try this Kitchen Creek Loop submitted by Guru Tatiana Dearinger.

Start in Pine Valley and take advantage of a 10 mile warmup before tackling the main climb: 11 miles of roughly paved forest road that winds up to Sunrise Highway (don’t worry about jumping the 2 barriers… they keep most of the climb closed to traffic).  At the top, refuel at the Laguna Mountain Lodge Store before enjoying your well-earned descent back to Pine Valley.


Jill’s Vista Twist

Jill Theodossi has been a fantastic leader of our weekly club rides and is well-known as a route designer extraordinaire.  This ride — Jill’s Vista Twist — can be ridden as-is, or used as a wonderful way of accessing the roads and climbs of Bonsall and east county.


Great Western Loop

Eli Marx-Kahn is a fellow Guru and president of the UCSD Cycling Team.  He’s submitted this famous route as one of his favorites.  40 miles long with 3,800′ of climbing, the Great Western Loop is a San Diego classic. With consistent grades, sweeping descents and spectacular views, the GWL is a must-ride!


West Lilac with Couser Canyon

Former club president Heather Bruemmer is often found riding in the hills of east county.  This Couser Canyon Route combines the beauty of West Lilac Road with the climb of Couser Canyon and a ripping descent on Circle R… It’s no wonder why this is one of her favorite rides!



My Favorite Ride is presented by Swami’s sponsor Allen Sports, the leading manufacturer of high quality car bike racks.  Remember, Swami’s members receive exclusive discounts on all Allen Sports’ products!