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The Grand Tour

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Saturday, June 22nd.

This is it – the big event. Can you ride 200 or 300 or even 400 miles in a single day? This year we will again be starting at our new home in Port Hueneme. Details are found on the club web site: Grand Tour Registration .  This is the event of the year in the club and if you aren’t up for riding it, you should join the staff and help make it another success.  If you would like to help, please email the volunteer coordinator here.  For any questions about the Grand Tour please email your questions here.

Will Rogers State Park

Sunday, June 23rd, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: THE “CORNER”, Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills. From the Santa Monica Frwy (10), off & north La Cienega 1.2 miles, L – Olympic 1 block to R- Le Doux.

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

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Routes:

Today is the day after the Grand Tour and traditionally many (if not most) members are too tired from either riding the Grand Tour or staffing the Grand Tour to show up for a ride this morning. So, just in case some of them manage to crawl out of bed this morning, we usually schedule an easy ride from the Corner. Today’s routes are perfect for this. There are only medium and short routes today (which works out well since most would be too tired for a long route). Both routes head to the polo grounds at Will Rodgers Park where they often are actually playing polo. You can stop and watch the action. The short pretty much just heads to the park and back. The medium takes a slightly more circuitous route there and a little extra loop on the way back with a little extra climbing thrown in. Both routes meet up at the park and for lunch in West Los Angeles. When I ride the Grand Tour, I always try to ride the next day just to show that the Grand Tour is no big thing to me, but most years I don’t make it out of bed in time. If I do show up this year, I’ll be riding the short route for sure.

Wandering Thru Whittier

Sunday, June 30th, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: ALHAMBRA PARK in ALHAMBRA.  From the San Bernardino Frwy (I-10), off & north on Fremont 2 miles, R- Alhambra Rd to 4 blocks to Park. Park on Raymond on East side of the park.

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Routes:

For almost 3 months we have been riding the Grand Tour training rides on Saturday and the usual club rides on Sunday. As always happens, this splits our ridership between the two days and we don’t get a big group out on either day. But today that ends. This is the only scheduled ride this weekend, so let’s all come together today for a really good turn-out. We have the perfect routes for this. They are not excessively long and not very hilly and they start in nearby Alhambra. What’s not to like? Today’s routes visit Whittier, but unlike most of our routes to Whittier, they don’t do Turnbull Canyon and they spend a lot of time on bike trails. That should make for a quick and easy ride. Starting in Alhambra, the long and medium stay together as they first head east to El Monte to pick up the Rio Hondo trail south to Whittier Narrows. They make a first pass through Whittier riding the Greenway Bike Trail. They then loop south through La Mirada before returning back to Whittier for lunch. After lunch the long takes the San Gabriel River Trail all the way north to the Santa Fe Dam before returning to the start while the medium takes a more direct route back to the start. The short never actually makes it to Whittier, but does go to the Whittier Narrows area before taking the San Gabriel River up to the Santa Fe Dam and returning to the start. So why not join us today and maybe see some friends you have been missing while our ridership has been split.

Firecracker Special

Thursday, July 4th, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: EL DORADO PARK in Long Beach. From San Diego Frwy (405), off & North/East on Studebaker 1 mi. to Park. Park in Library lot on right just before Spring St.

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Routes:

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen an actual firecracker. I’m not sure even those communities still selling “safe & sane” fireworks this time of year will sell firecrackers. I suppose if you know where to go and who to ask, you can still get them someplace. So maybe the title of this ride is a bit dated, but it’s better than simply calling it the “4th of July Ride.”  Like most of our holiday rides, these are relatively short and easy. I suppose that is to give you time to get home and celebrate the holiday in other ways. The long and the medium are the same as they wander around the Long Beach area until they eventually stop in Long Beach or Belmont Shores for lunch. The long makes a run up to Signal Hill (for a nice view from the park up there) before returning to the start while the medium heads more directly back. The short is pretty much a shorter version of the long and medium, riding in the same area. The long has only about 800 feet of climbing and that includes Signal Hill, so you can imagine how flat the medium and short are. They are all short enough that you should get home in time to watch some fireworks or barbecue in the backyard. Or, if you know where to get them, maybe blow off some firecrackers of your own.

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