Who is the Knickercommander? And what do they have to do with the U.S. Bicycle Route System?

May 19, 2015

Don’t waste your time looking for the director of San Diego’s Knickerbikers Club, because you won’t find them.

The closest thing you’ll get to an officer at this 41 year-old bike touring club is the Knickercommander, or club servant. What you will find is a full roster of rides ranging from day trips to three-week tours. The Knickerbikers don’t limit themselves to California, they’ve toured in Alaska, France, the Canadian Rockies just to name a few. And while they’re not keen on having an organized structure for their club, they do believe in the U.S. Bicycle Route System and have generously agreed to match all donations today up to $500.  So if you aren’t able to join the Knickerbikers in sunny San Diego for a ride, please join them in donating to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign.

Some of The San Diego Knickerbikers

By donating today, not only will you be helping support a country-spanning bike route system, you’ll have the chance to win one of two Club Ride jerseys. These lightweight, wicking jerseys looks great on and off your bike.



















Donate today and you’ll be entered in not one, not two, not three raffles, but FOUR raffles: Club Ride jersey, $150 Sierra Trading Post gift card, Giant Revolt 1 bike, and the 7 day Danube bike path tour.



The 2015 Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. Campaign runs through May 31, 2015. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.

Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. is generously sponsored by Exodus TravelsPlanet BikeOrtieb USA, SKS USA, Town Pump Hotel Group, and the Knickerbikers Bicycle Touring Club of San Diego. In-kind sponsors include Bar MittsBike2PowerBikeFlights.comBike Touring NewsClub RideCygoliteOrtlieb USAOsprey PacksPlanet BikeRevelate DesignsRoad Holland Cycling ApparelRudy Project, Sierra Trading Post and TiGr Locks

Over the years, the U.S. Bicycle Route System has been supported in part by grants from the Tawani Foundation, Lazar Foundation, the SRAM Cycling Fund, and Climate Ride.

Learn more about the campaign and make a donation at adventurecycling.org/beapartofit.


* No purchase necessary to enter any featured sweepstakes offered during the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign. To enter any USBRS campaign sweepstakes, send an email to development@adventurecycling.org with full name, address, phone, and email address by the cut off date (listed on the blog post featuring that day's sweepstakes) at Midnight MDT. Winners are selected by random drawing. Winners agree to release their name for public disclosure and promotion of sweepstakes on Adventure Cycling's blog and other communications outlets.


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