Route Overview

Select the desired ride tab below then click or tap on the individual route links to access your desired route or the Combined Routes page.  Helmets are required on all club rides. When joining us the first time, please bring a signed waiver to the start; download it here.

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Ring Around The Valley

Sunday, September 15th, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: Los Angeles Zoo parking lot at the north end.  From Ventura (134) Frwy or Golden State Frwy (5), exit near Griffith Park at any exit marked by signs to the Zoo or to the Autry Museum.  Follow signs into the park and to the Zoo lot.  We will be meeting at the NORTH end by the Camel sign.  Don’t confuse us with other groups which sometimes start here.

For a map and directions to the start, click Start.

Please RSVP on Meetup here (if you change your plans later, you can always change your RSVP to NO. But we really need your response, and its polite)  =>   

Los Angeles Wheelmen Road Cycling Meetup 

 

Routes:

I was thinking maybe we should ask Audi to sponsor today’s ride. Their logo is four interlocked rings and today our four routes consist of four rings. Of course I’m not sure what sponsorship would get us since we don’t really spend any significant money offering these routes. Maybe if we called it the “Audi Rings Around the Valley” ride they would promote it through their valley dealerships and we would get a few more riders. Anyway, sponsored or not, these are pleasant loops around the Valley created by Richard Wedeen. A primary feature of these routes is that they all pass by the history mural in the Tujunga Wash. That way you can get a little history with your ride. The short does a small ring primarily just to take in the mural. The two mediums are slightly larger counterclockwise loops around the Valley getting as far west as Balboa Blvd. The long makes the biggest ring getting as far north as Sylmar and as far west as Cal State Northridge. The routes are fairly easy and the scenery pleasant for an urban route. Why not join us.

Triple Dipper

Thursday, September 19th, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: Ballona Creek Bridge.  From I405 exit Culver Blvd and head West or take Rte 90 West and take Culver Blvd exit turn left. Right on Esplanade St, left on Convoy St, and right on Pacific Avenue. Park by the Lagoon on the right. The bridge is about 2 blocks North on Pacific.

For a map and directions to the start, click Start.

Please RSVP on Meetup here (if you change your plans later, you can always change your RSVP to NO. But we really need your response, and its polite)  =>   

Los Angeles Wheelmen Road Cycling Meetup 

Group ride South along the beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Golden Cove where we stop for coffee and return. There are 3 optional dips on the outbound (hence the name Triple Dipper). The return can be hilly or direct – your choice.

There is no route sheet provided – just follow the group. This is an unsupported group ride so come prepared. Cycling involves significant risks so please never let your guard down, know and follow the rules of the road and always exercise safety. Please wear a helmet and bring flat tire repair gear (tubes, tire levers, pump and C02). Don’t forget water and a snack.

If you will be joining us for the first time, be sure to bring a signed release of liability waiver and hand it to the ride leader or to a club member at the start. Download the waiver at http://www.lawheelmen.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Waiver-and-Release-of-Liability-2013.pdf.

We occasionally send out a notice about a change to the route just to break the routine and visit interesting places. When that happens, we’ll make every effort to provide the update for that week including route sheets and courses for upload to your bike computer if needed.

Check out our weekly newsletter here to get a preview of some of our past rides…Newsletter (http://www.lawheelmen.org/vp-newsletter)

We hope to see you there!

South Bay Ramble

Sunday, September 22nd, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location:  WESTCHESTER PARK in Westchester.  From San Diego Frwy (405), off and West on Manchester, Left at Loyola into Library lot (just before Lincoln).

For a map and directions to the start, click Start.

Please RSVP on Meetup here (if you change your plans later, you can always change your RSVP to NO. But we really need your response, and its polite)  =>   

Los Angeles Wheelmen Road Cycling Meetup 

 

Routes:

Traditionally we have run these routes in August and included a stop for ice cream at or near the end of the routes hosted by a club member. We have no host this year, but the routes are too nice to simply abandon so I thought we would run them anyway, but in September. These are essentially coastal routes and these days it is usually still warm enough in September that we would like to stay near the coast. All routes head south to Palos Verdes. The long circles the peninsula in a clockwise manner. The medium only goes as far as the whale watch before returning. The short only tours the Malaga Cove area before returning by a shorter route than the medium and long. All routes are relatively easy. Although we have no host for our usual ice cream party, on the return, each route will swing by an ice cream parlor (actually a frozen yogurt place)  in Westchester only about a mile or two from the end of the ride. It is my hope that riders will stay together on the ride and thus show up at the yogurt shop at about the same time for a little afternoon social of our own. Wouldn’t that be nice?

For possible announcements such as road closures, weather conditions or any other related comments, look for the matching event by ride name on our Facebook pages using the links below.

Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club

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