A Recreational Bicycling Club
ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES WHEELMEN
We are bicyclists who enjoy the pleasure of riding with friends. We are not a racing club, and we welcome members of all abilities. We offer easier, moderate and difficult rides. We hold some special rides, and in late June we offer the Grand Tour, a 24-hour ride of 120+, 200, 300 or 400 miles. At our social events, we make up for all the calories burned while riding. Our monthly newsletter, "The Gooseneck," contains a descriptive ride schedule and much other news.
Newcomers are welcome to try a few of our rides before deciding whether to join.
Helmets are mandatory on all rides.
UPCOMING, CURRENT AND RECENT EVENTS
|Grand Tour 2013 will be Saturday, June 22, 2013. |
Registration is now open! Click on "Grand Tour" in the menu bar above.
Saturday training rides started March 30; see ride schedule under "Rides" for details.
An illustration of the 2013 jersey has been posted.
And check out our Grand Tour contest with a terrific prize!
|The Fargo Street Hill Climb was held Sunday, March 24. |
Click here for results.
|Newcomer's rides. Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- April 21, May 19.
Our (mostly) monthly Newcomer's rides are intended to introduce riders to club or group riding. They're for riders who want to be more comfortable on group rides or on city streets with cars. The course will be decided by the leader based on the group’s cycling experience and time constraints. The rides are rather flat, possibly 15 miles or so, and include a break for snacks. Everyone stays together and no one is ever left behind. If you want to ride farther and faster and to more interesting places around the Westside, the Newcomer Ride is the perfect start. (If you're a more experienced rider, you may be invited to join the regular Corner ride.) START: THE “CORNER.” Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills. From the Santa Monica Fwy (10), off & north La Cienega - 1½ miles, L – Olympic, 1 block to R - Le Doux. Arrive 8:45 a.m. Bring a signed waiver, cash for snacks, patch kit or spare tube. Helmets required.
Information: Kermit Ganier, (310) 367-0458.
This is another way to challenge yourself and/or compete with other club members. We've updated the challenge from last year and added options. Click on "rides" | "Century Challenge" in the menu above for complete information, and see our monthly ride schedule for scheduling information.
|The Wheelmen e-mail list is growing. Share your comments, see photos of rides and events and post your own photos. Read and post informative files. Click on "Email list" in the menu for info. (NOTE: MUST be Wheelmen club member to join the email list.)|
|Route sheets on the website.
Route sheets for the next scheduled rides should be downloaded and printed before coming to rides. View maps and elevation profiles. Click on "rides" | "route sheets" in the menu bar above. If you're not a club member and would like to try our ride, please also download, print and fill in the waiver and bring it with you to the ride start.
© Los Angeles Wheelmen 2013