Echelon Cycling Club

Santa Barbara

Tue/Thurs Echelon Mid-Day Ride – Open

Tues/Thurs – 12:15pm from the East Bathhouse west parking lot.

Approx 25 mile loop through the foothills to Carpinteria and back. Moderate training pace with sprints and regroups. This ride is ‘un-lead’, so be prepared to handle all situations. Must wear helmet.


Saturday Echelon / Open Ride – 8:30am

Details on long version ~50 miles
Details on regular version ~34 miles

Meet at the Vieja Valley School parking lot at 434 Nogal Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, show up 5 minutes late and you may be chasin’.  The ride is an intermediate ride (35 to 40 mi., about 2 to 2 1/2 hours).  The average speed for the ride are typical for reasonable fit serious recreational riders but, there are designated regrouping stops for the rides announced before the ride start.  We have an “A” ride for the faster riders and we have a “B” ride for people who want a more casual pace or are new cyclists and want to learn how to group ride.

If there is a mechanical problem yell out and we’ll stop to help.  If someone is going to quit early or if you simply don’t want to stay with the pace of the group let someone know. This will prevent extended waits at the regroup stops for a rider who is not going to show. Communication is very important for a good group ride.

Safety is of the utmost importance with Echelon riders. These are group rides and proper group riding protocol must be followed.  A helmet is a definite requirement.  If you are not familiar with what goes on with a group ride, please ask. The rides are friendly and there are Echelon members who will gladly help acquaint new riders with how to safely ride with the pack.


Sunday Echelon Club/Open Ride – 8:30am
Details on ride (click)
Meetup in Parking lot of the East Beach Bathhouse for a ‘no leader’ even, medium paced “No Drop” (within reason…) ride – 35ish or more miles. A varied route, depending on the preference of those who show, often following the traditional ‘Rincon’ route, or sometimes a little more hill work. Non-members are encouraged to come out and meet the echelon group. Must wear helmet.


Sunday World’s Open Ride – 9:00am

Meet at East Beach Bathhouse: Same as the Tuesday Thursday ride – 35 mile loop to Carpenteria bluffs. The start is usually late by a few minutes but the pace more than makes up for it. The pack is heavy with the town’s elite racers. Also sometimes referred to as the Sunday World Championships by the locals. Bring Your A Game!

Sprint up Glen Annie Road

Echelon Santa Barbara is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. P.O. Box 30846, Santa Barbara, CA 93130