Website Updates

Feature, News on June 23rd, 2019 Comments Off

underconWe are in the process of closing down this website because everything you’ll need to know about riding with our club is on our Facebook Group (

It is a private group, but if you request membership and answer the three magic questions, you’re in.

In the meantime, enjoy some of the history of our club on this site.



2014 6 Gap

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A message from our new leaders

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How We Roll!

Tuesday evening, Jim Perry, called a ESCC meeting to order not only to discuss the clubs Purpose, Vision, Mission, Priorities and Motto but also to pass on his leadership role to a council of three. From now on the club will consist of a three person board which will be elected by the current leadership set into motion and voted by the club. This vote was an unanimous decision by all in attendance.

The new ESCC board:
Daniela Sierra, President
Jerry Hertzler, Vice President
Dave Brillhart, Second Vice President/Spreadsheet maniac the first

Our biggest focus at Tuesdays meeting was safety and sadly the many accidents we have had in the past 1-2 years. Our focus was on how every one of those crashes could have been preventable.  Outgoing Ride Director Joe Jacoby proudly introduced Lez Mencia, from Advance Cycles, who not only gave GREAT tips on how to safely ride in a group but has also graciously offered his Advanced Cycles race team to come out and ride with our group to critique during our ride. Laz said, We will ride next to you and when we see something incorrect we will go to that person and correct them, little things as grabbing our bottles for a swig to proper rotating and distance between wheels. This is a great benefit to the club and for the future safety of everyone. They will be firm and to the point. They will not come out to baby us but to help us. Please take their suggestions seriously.

For anyone that would like a copy of our vision please let me or any of the other leaders know and we will gladly get it to you. The board will meet every 4-6 weeks to ensure nothing goes untouched. It is also important for us to know how many active members we have, so please if you haven’t already please either register online, or grab a membership form to fill out, pay your dues and become a full member of the ESCC.


Our motto: Faster, Stronger
“Our motto speaks to our motivation to continually push ourselves in our individual fitness goals and take on big challenges. We also support and encourage each other in these goals. Faster, Stronger requires the self-control to know our limits so we don’t hurt ourselves or others, that self-control is an admirable quality and not a weakness.”

-Daniela Sierra

Thursday Night Rides Will Return!!!

Feature on March 12th, 2012 Comments Off

During Daylight Savings Time (DST) we meet Thursdays at 6pm at the Avalon Park YMCA for an evening ride.

The normal route is about 20 miles with a lap on Innovation Way, Monument and Aerospace Parkways. Optionally, some riders do a second lap down Innovation Way.

Click on the map to view on Google’s gmap-pedometer (this includes the optional extra lap).


2012 Time Trial Series

Events, Feature, News, Races on February 7th, 2012 Comments Off

August TT – Saturday 8/11/2012 7:00am Warm Up from Killarny Station

The top ranked finisher who attends 6 Gap will be sponsored by the club for 6 Gap!

Click on link below for the flyer and map:


Wheels rolling at 7:00am from Killarny for 12.7 mile warmup via Old 50, Turkey Farm, Scrub Jay, 561A and 561.

The top finisher who meets the following criteria will have their 6 Gap registration fee sponsored by the club:
1. Competes in the road category
2. Participates in the 2012 6 Gap Century
3. Wears an ESCC Jersey (old or new) at 6 Gap
4. Is not a club officer but is a current member

Course Description

The TT starts at the base of Sugarloaf and heads clockwise to the Wall, 561A, and back to Sugarloaf for a finish at the top of this Cat 5 “Florida Mountain”.


To see the TT results from 2011, click here:


COLD Weather Gear

Feature on December 19th, 2011 Comments Off

Hey all,

Gordon recommended we start a monthly blog on such things as training or repairing your bike.  We’ll start off with one appropriate for this time of year: COLD Weather Gear.

This is a good time of year to post a clothing chart the Spacecoast Freewheelers recently e-mailed out.  This chart is very useful to plan out your winter gear for a cold ride.  It’s very tricky to get the layering just right, especially for mornings where it warms up or nights where it cools down.  Too little insulation can make for a not-so-fun ride.  Too much insulation and you can get hot, sweat, and then find yourself freezing again.  This chart isn’t perfect (sunscreen isn’t really temperature dependent), but is pretty close.  Just adjust for your personal preferences.  I hope this chart comes in handy for you.  Thank you Spacecoast Freewheelers!


2011 Time Trial Series Results

Events, Races on December 10th, 2011 Comments Off

Peter Telep and Jonathan Cantwell are the 2011 series winners for the TT and Road classifications. Dan Tecson also set our best average speed for the road classification of 23.13 mph. And… John Tenney wins the attendance award for participating in all of our TT’s! (Pictured below is Peter Telep, left, and Jonathan Cantwell, right.  Pictured on banner is Kevin Clark.)




Christmas Time Trial

Events, Races, Training Rides on December 2nd, 2011 Comments Off

We are going to hold the last club Time Trial of the Year during our Saturday morning ride on December 10th!  We will start from the YMCA at the normal time (7:30am), but take our old route out to Fort Christmas.

Fort Christmas Time Trial, Sat Dec 10th.

Fort Christmas Time Trial, Sat Dec 10th.

Time Trial Series Standings

Time Trial Series Standings

UPDATED – Avalon Park Wed Season Close …

Training Rides on October 5th, 2011 3 Comments

ESCC panther onlyWednesday Night Avalon Park Rides Finale for the Season

Well the sun dips lower in the sky at this time of year and we have to bid farewell to the Wed night rides for now …

As is tradition, we will make our final ride next Wednesday (19OCT) 6pm departure from the Avalon Park YMCA.  We’ll take one fast lap down innovation way, then head back to the Eastside Bistro for drinks and some “table cycling.”

The “Airport” Wed night rides will commence soon so if you’re looking for a fast training ride after work during the winter months, check out that ride.  There is a group that usually leaves Advanced Cycles and heads to Heintzelman, or you can park off Cargo road, warm up a bit, and watch for the assembly of riders typically at 6pm.  Bring lights and clear lenses for your glasses!

Eastside Cycling Conquers Six Gap 2011!

Feature on September 29th, 2011 Comments Off

waitingfinishThe Eastside Cycling band of brothers made the journey to Six Gap for a third straight year this past weekend.  Sick of training, sick of Clermont, it was a welcome relief to line up in the early dawn of Sunday morning.  The weather was amazing – a crisp 50 degree morning turning into a sunny 85 degree afternoon by finish.  Last year, we couldn’t even get out of the car until right before start due to the threat of lightning strikes!

Two groups of riders arranged at the Six Gap start, Jim, Harry, Mark and Gordon up behind the sub-six hour tape, and Jorge, Doug, and Joe up the hill a bit.  John waited for an opening and joined in the chase a bit later.  Promptly at 7:30 am, we rolled with cool temps, drifting leaves, amazing vistas, AND DRY ROADS awaiting.  104 miles, and over 11,000 feet of climbing ahead.
Joe Jacoby had a scorching performance taking King of Mountain (KOM) timed climbs on Hogpen and Wolfpen at 76th overall in the field of some 1000+ riders, and 7th out of 71 in his age 30-34 class!
Harry Cornell represented in the 35-40 age class with a tremendous gain on his prior year’s performances (this was Harry’s third Six Gap), yielding 45th of 151 class cyclists and 204th overall.  Joe, Gordon, and Harry bombed down Unicoi and Hogpen where Harry was seen attacking cars (!) on the descents and hitting speeds of over 51mph.  We now know that Harry is crazy.
In the “old guys” category of 40-44, Eastside really posted some really great showings – Mark Gwizdalski turned in a gang-leading KOM time of 39th of 180 in the class, Gordon King a 59th of 180, Jim Perry a 66th of 180, and Doug Preble an 83rd of 180.  Pretty fantastic representation & rankings for us flat-landers!
In the 45-49 class, Jorge Suarez was out representing with lots of training backing up his new compact crank set.  Jorge carved a spectacular 1 hour, 5 minutes off his Six Gap time from 2010!  Way to go Jorge that’s huge!
Finally kudos to 3Gap_JWT_1John Tenney for coming out and conquering the hills, John was headed for the Six Gap journey, but ended up taking the Three Gap route in the end. Three Gap is no slouch when it comes to pain, though, as John found!  Congrats to John for making the personal, reckoning journey to the hills this year!