Upcoming Rides

Select the desired ride tab below then click or tap on the individual route links if available 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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NOTE: Based on the Los Angeles County Protocol for Youth and Adult Recreational Sports, we have now determined that the club may resume the regular scheduling of club rides.  Recent CDC pronouncements indicate that cycling is safe without a mask for VACCINATED people. Most club members have already been vaccinated. We urge all potential riders to become vaccinated before riding with us.

Thanksgiving Day Ride
Ring Around The Valley
Foothill Footsie
Newcomer Rides

Thursday, November 24th 2022 - 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 miles, L - Olympic 1 block to R- Le Doux.

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

Routes:

We have been running this ride at least since the 1970s when I joined the club and I think I’ve ridden it most years. I remember the first time. I wasn’t doing anything for Thanksgiving since I don’t have family in the area. I saw in the club schedule that they were holding this ride and I thought I might as well go. I didn’t expect there would be too many people – just a few who, like me, had nothing else to do on Thanksgiving. But there was a big crowd. Almost all the club regulars, which back then could easily be at least 20 – 30 riders. Alas, over the years, I have seen the numbers dwindle. Hard to say why, but now I think it is rare to get 10 riders. It’s still a nice ride. A short easy ride that whets your appetite for dinner later in the day and also burns off some calories before you even eat them, The long and medium head to the Palisades where the view is always nice. We usually regroup there for a photo. After the Palisades, we head down to the Marina for a break before returning to the start. (The difference between the long and medium  one uses the bike path while the other uses streets.) The short skips the Palisades, and heads directly to the Marina. All routes are short and easy, leaving you plenty of time to socialize at the Palisades and in the Marina and still get home in time for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. So why not join us?

Sunday, November 27th 2022 - 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.

Routes:

Earlier this month we did a ride called “Circling San Fernando” but that was a century and metric century. A lot of you are not up for rides of that length. So, today’s routes have the same idea of circling the valley, but the routes are much shorter and easier. In fact, even the long is not quite a metric century. These routes were created by Richard Wedeen and from short to long, each route rides an ever larger and larger circle around the Valley. A primary feature of these loops 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. Even if you rode the century or metric century earlier in the month, you will see some different territory on these rides, so why not join us.

Sunday, December 4th – 7:30 a.m. (Full Century); 8:30 a.m. (Metric century) 

Start Locations:

  • FULL CENTURY -- LA CRESCENTA PARK in Glendale.  From the Foothill Frwy (210), off and south on Pennsylvania, R- Honolulu to Park (on left) at Frederick St.

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

  • METRIC CENTURY --  PASADENA HIGH SCHOOL near the intersection of Orange Grove and Sierra Madre Blvds.  From the Foothill Frwy (210), off & north on Sierra Madre Blvd to school on left.

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

Routes:

This is our 13th year in a row riding this century designed by Dennis Miller as our December Century of the month. I have ridden this one every year and I have completed the full century in all but two years. It’s a chance to get started on getting into the holiday spirit. You will be passing several Christmas tree lots in operation and many homes will already be decorated for the holidays. Odds are that at the mall where we stop at for lunch they will be playing holiday music (if they play any music at all). As we emerge from the pandemic, I’m thinking everyone is more than ready to get back in the mood again. The century is so named because it roughly parallels Foothill Blvd (sometimes actually riding Foothill) from La Crescenta east through the San Gabriel Valley all the way to Claremont and back. Although the route has a lot of short ups and downs, there are no mountain climbs, and that makes for a fairly easy ride. Most of the roads should be familiar to anyone who has ridden with the club a lot or who rides the San Gabriel Valley often. NOTE: The metric century has a separate start location. In order to give metric century riders the best portion of the full century, they are starting at the Pasadena High School and riding the center portion of the full century route out to Claremont and back. So come on out and enjoy looking at the decorated houses and let yourself get back in the holiday mood.

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