GRAND TOUR 2018
Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club
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This year’s 60th Anniversary of the Grand Tour will be held on Saturday, June 23rd 2018.
We’re always looking for staff for the event and if you, a friend, or family member are available to volunteer, click or tap here – http://www.lawheelmen.org/
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Before filling out the registration form via the link below, download the Grand Tour Waiver, ( Grand Tour Waiver ) fill it out, sign, and send to:
120 ½ Agate Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92662
Click here to register for the Grand Tour – Registration
LA Wheelmen Grand Tour 2018 Info:
Hello 2018 Grand Tour riders, here are some updates to this year’s LA Wheelmen Grand Tour. Please take a moment to read through it for the latest updates and then proceed to the registration page to sign up. A couple of highlights:
- New location for the ride. It will start and finish from the VFW in Port Hueneme
- Registration will be electronic.
- The routes available are the Lowland Double, the Highland Double, the Century Challenge, the Triple Century and the Quad Century.
- Ride is limited to 350 vehicles and parking permits will be provided to registrants.
- Slight route changes.
- Jerseys available on demand.
- Payment process.
- Registration closes June 10th. There is no walk-in registration.
After a lot of back on forth with our previous host facility and city, it was not possible to start and finish the event in Malibu. We have arranged to start and finish the Grand Tour in Port Hueneme. A big thank you goes to the folks at the city of Port Hueneme for accommodating the Grand Tour. The ride will start at the VFW located at 300 S. Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme, CA 93041.
Also, the Port Hueneme area offers a broader range of hotels to stay at for those coming in from out of town.
NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS:
We wanted to automate the majority of the registration process for sometime now and we are doing it this year. Here’s the link for registration: Registration
Related to this we still need physical copies of the waiver signed and printed for our insurance carrier. Access the waiver here: Grand Tour Waiver. You can mail them with your payment, or if paying via PayPal, you can bring them with you at check-in.
We will have the Century Challenge, Lowland Double, and Highland Double as available routes. Triple and Quad will be available for a limited numbers of riders. If you’d like to ride either, call Kermit at 310.367.0458.
RIDE LIMITED TO 350 VEHICLES:
As noted previously, we’re moving the start and finish to Port Hueneme. As Port Hueneme does not allow street parking between 10pm and 6am, the City of Port Hueneme has provided 350 parking spots for the event. The parking will be at their beach lots (most likely A, C, and E, further information will be posted on the website closer to the event), and some limited street parking. We will send you a parking permit no later than 2 weeks prior to the event with detailed parking instructions. Our thanks to the City of Port Hueneme for accommodating the event. Please be respectful of the City’s guidelines. Additionally, to accommodate as many riders as possible, we’d like to encourage you to carpool. There’s a dropdown box on the registration form. Please indicate if you are carpooling. We will also establish a waiting list to accommodate additional riders as circumstances change.
SLIGHT ROUTE CHANGES:
Since we’re starting from Port Hueneme, we’re adding in 2 loops, one at the beginning going from Port Hueneme to Camarillo and the other at the end going to Ventura to make up for the mileage lost between Malibu and Port Hueneme. The rest of the course is identical to years past.
We will be providing a link on the website to order the 60th Anniversary Grand Tour jersey directly from our supplier as we get close to the event.
You can pay by check or PayPal. If paying by check, your confirmation email will instruct you how to do that. PayPal will be available on the registration page.
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 10th:
Registration for the event closes on June 10th and there is no “day of the event,” registration. We’re not being difficult, this is due to the need for you to have parking permits in your hands prior to the event and my own experience with wanting to simplify check-in/check-out. Related to that we’ll be using RFID tags (yes, we’ve stepped into the 20th Century) like many other events to (again) simplify the check-in/check-out process.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we get this year’s event underway. You’ll have the same great support (and many of the same staff), just a slightly different route. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please reach out to myself (email@example.com) or Kermit – 310.367.0458) with any questions.