August updates!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

We hope you’ve been keeping well and are enjoying the summer season. Here is a summary of what we’ve been up to and what is coming up!

Thank you for joining us for our 2022 Miri Piri Diwas Ride!

On Saturday, July 23, we enjoyed a beautiful day cycling around the South Bay, starting from the Gurdwara Sahib Milpitas and taking in great views on both paved and gravel routes. We also were excited to welcome new cyclists to the Club!

The Sikh concept of Miri Piri was initiated by the sixth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Hargobind, in the 17th century. It refers to the Guru’s temporal (mir) and spiritual (pir) authority. He embodied this by wearing two swords, and thus laid the foundation of the concept of Sikh sovereignty that we still carry today. We always remember that worldly power must go hand in hand with spiritual power. Our spirituality must translate into action.

Thanks to all who joined and to Gurdwara Sahib Milpitas for hosting!

Sikh Cycling Club takes on the Marin Century!

We took on the Marin Century!

On Saturday, August 6, three Sikh Cycling Club members entered our first event as a club — a climbers’ delight in Marin County, California. Baljinder Singh, Paul Sachdeva and Winty Singh completed 71 miles with 6K feet of climbing elevation on a perfect summer day. We didn’t get to complete the full 100 miles, but we did hit personal records and enjoyed cycling with 1,600 participants, many of whom chatted with us excited to see a Sikh contingent at the event. Thanks to Marin Cyclists for organizing a great event!

Sikh Century to the Yuba City Nagar Kirtan: get ready!

Sikh Cycling Club members at a rest stop during the 2021 Sikh Century to the Yuba City Nagar Kirtan

Our signature ride is on November 5, 2022, a 100-mile ride to the Yuba City Nagar Kirtan from the Gurdwara Sahib West Sacramento. The ride is an out-and-back — 50 miles each way. For those that don’t want to do the full 100, you are welcome to ride 50 miles to arrive in Yuba City, but you must make your own arrangements for transportation thereafter.

If you’re interested in this ride have questions about training or preparation, just send an e-mail to info@sikhcyclingclub.com.

Sikh Cycling Club kits are in production

Thanks to all who ordered a Sikh Cycling Club kit. These are now in production and we expect they will be delivered by early to mid-September. Stay tuned to your e-mail inboxes for updates from Eliel Cycling who will notify you when your order has shipped. Looking forward to seeing you in your team kit!

For those of you who would like to order a kit, please e-mail info@sikhcyclingclub.com. We will put you on a waiting list and once we have a minimum number of orders required for production, we’ll do another run.

Mark your calendar for upcoming Sikh Cycling Club rides

Check out our schedule below for the next Sikh Cycling Club ride. All of these rides are also posted in our Strava group. If you’re interested in getting together on other dates, let us know! Just e-mail info@sikhcyclingclub.com with your idea and we’ll try to organize a Club ride.

Sikh Cycling Club × Foxy’s Fall Century (external event)
October 15, 2022 | Davis, CA
Variety of distances. Requires pre-registration here.

Sikh Cycling Club Diwali on Mt. Diablo 2022
October 22, 2022 | Danville, CA
Light up your legs by climbing Mt. Diablo!

Sikh Cycling Club Century to the Yuba City Nagar Kirtan 2022
November 5, 2022 | West Sacramento, CA
Ride to the largest Sikh festival in the US!

Sign up here to join our rides and get access to our Strava group and more.

**Miri Piri Ride POSTPONED to 7/23**

Due to a number of circumstances, we’re postponing tomorrow’s Miri Piri Ride. We are tentatively rescheduling the ride to July 23rd. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility, and hope to see you all in two weeks!

Feel free to contact us with any questions, and you check our Strava event page for info: https://www.strava.com/clubs/820924/group_events/1119889

Join our 2nd annual Miri Piri Ride this Saturday, 7/9!

Guru Hargobind, sixth Guru of the Sikhs.

Our next Sikh Cycling Club ride is this Saturday!

Join us in the Bay area as we celebrate of Miri Piri Diwas, commemorating Guru Hargobind, the sixth Guru of the Sikhs, donning of two swords in 1606 to combine miri and piri — temporal and spiritual authority — and declaring that Sikhi is to be lived in the real world informed by spiritual awareness. It is through our spiritual ethos that we stand against injustice and raise the voices of the oppressed. The legacy of Guru Hargobind’s declaration defines our how we engage in our world even today.

This year, we’re riding around the Bay area starting at Gurdwara Sahib of Milpitas (1180 Cadillac Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035) through Silicon Valley, for a total mileage of about 45 miles. This year, in the spirit of miri and piri, we’re offering gravel options on the route!

Please arrive in time to be ready to ride by 8 AM. More information, including route details, is available on our Miri Piri Ride page on Strava.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Team store is open — order your kits today!

Our team store is now OPEN. You can order your Sikh Cycling Club kits at this link: https://esi1220-1sikhcyclingclubreorder2022.itemorder.com/

The store closes on June 27 at which date we go into production. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Kits will be shipped 8-10 weeks after store closes.

If you’re able, we recommend you order the complete kit (jersey, bib shorts and vest), as we don’t know when we will open the store in the future (depends on demand). These are being sold at 2021 prices and given recent inflation, we would not be surprised if prices went up later.

Certainly, you are not expected to order all pieces, but better to grab them now while you can get them so you don’t have to wait later.

Note that these are being sold at Eliel Cycling’s base cost and we don’t profit from the sale of these kits. Contact Us if you have any questions!

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