Ed Martin Series: Weekday Mornings

General information about the weekday Ed Martin Series rides, and personal information about Ed Martin

Over the Hill Walt
Over the Hill Walt

The Ed Martin Memorial Series is a collection of weekday morning rides.  Every weekday.  All year long.  Cyclists of all ages and experience are welcome and invited to join DBC members.  No rider is ever left behind.  

Check the Club Ride and Event Calendar, or contact the ride leader, to make sure the ride you plan to join will take place. Sometimes ride leaders will alter their regular route due to weather conditions or other circumstances.  If you plan to join a ride en route, make sure to check with the ride leader, and be prepared for the chance that you may not meet up with the ride.

As of Monday, October 12, 2015, all Ed Martin rides start from the public parking area adjacent to Tandem Properties, 3500 Anderson Road in north Davis. Restrooms and water are available at the start. 

The current rides are:








Ed Martin
Ed Martin on his Oregon tour

This series of weekday rides is named for longtime DBC member Ed Martin. Ed was a DBC member for nearly 30 years. During that time he was the consummate volunteer: he led rides; designed the first Oregon tours; served on the DBC Board in various capacities, most notably as Safety Director; organized Bicycle Safety Programs in conjunction with the Davis Police department at all of the Davis elementary schools; served on the City Safety Commission for many years; supervised the Over the Hill Rides after Ed Delano died ,and then grew the series from one to two days weekly; volunteered for every Double Century and Foxy's Fall Century; and was an active member in his church and various other community organizations. He also visited DBC members when they were ill or hospitalized.

After his death, the DBC Board of Directors voted unanimously to rename the "Over the Hill Gang" rides to the "Ed Martin Memorial Series" rides in memory of Ed and his profound contribution to cycling, DBC, and the greater Davis community. The DBC Board recognized Ed's wife, Ruth Martin, by granting her honorary lifetime membership in the DBC.

In addition to all of the above, he was a wonderful friend.

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