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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.

Triple Dipper South Bay Ride
Byways of Palos Verdes
Winding Roads of Orange County II
Cruise & Climb in Claremont

Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m. (unless otherwise specified)

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.

Riders usually goes South to Palos Verdes on the bike path and then do some riding on the Peninsula. There are optional climbs including the 3 “dips” which give the ride its name. The group usually stops for a break at the Golden Cove shopping area. Occasionally the group will decide to vary the route and explore specific sites elsewhere in the city. A typical day is 40 - 50 miles but often individual riders either cut the day short or add extra miles as desired.  Contact Nancy Domjanovich nancydomx@nullicloud.com for details.

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We hope to see you there!

 

 

Saturday, June 19th 2021 - 7 a.m.

Start Location: BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - San Vicente & Gretna Green.  From San Diego Frwy (405), off & west on Wilshire, R - San Vicente, L  Gretna Green (1 block past Bundy).

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

Routes:     Only Route - 74 mi – 4500 ft of elevation gain (barometric)

Today is our last trainer and by tradition, our last trainer is slightly easier than the last few weeks. Not that this is any piece of cake – you do have to keep those muscles supple. The route was put together by the late Steve Bowen and stopped at his bike shop for lunch. We still have lunch at that location, but now it’s a Habit Burger which was built on the site of the former bike shop. I like to refer to it as the Steve Bowen Memorial Habit Burger. As for the route, it starts in Brentwood and heads down to Palos Verdes to do some climbing. Although even the longest climbs to the top of Palos Verdes are no more than about 800 feet of gain, today we will be doing that three times during a single loop around the peninsula. Lunch is at the top of the third climb. After lunch, it is a quick ride back north to the start. Congratulations if you have completed most of the trainers. You are now fully trained. I say this every year, and I think it has always proved to be true  if you have done all or most of the training rides, you will have no problem completing the Grand Tour. Although this year’s Grand Tour is virtual and you have your choice of dates on which to ride it, next Saturday would be the traditional day for the event. Now that you are trained, that would be the best day to ride it. 

 

Sunday, June 20th 2021 - 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: PINE TREE PARK in TUSTIN. From Santa Ana Frwy (I-5) in Tustin, off & east on Redhill, L- Bryan one block to park.

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

Routes:

I’m writing this in April, and at this time the Governor has set June 15th as the date on which California will completely reopen its economy. If that comes true (and it looks as if it could happen), then this will be our first ride in the reopened California. Let’s celebrate!! What better place to celebrate than the wide open and winding roads of Orange County. Just in case there are a few stray viruses out there, the wide open roads will make it harder for them to find us and the winding roads will make it harder for them to follow us since viruses like to travel in straight lines. (OK, I made that last one up, but it could be true.) Today’s routes wind and twist around really going nowhere in particular. Just sit back and enjoy the scenery, fresh air and companionship of your fellow riders as we try to put the pandemic behind us. Both the long and medium hit all the same highlights including the Newport Hills and Turtle Rock areas. The only difference is that the long goes off and does an extra 20 mile loop in the middle and then rejoins the medium. There really isn't a short route, so we'll be using the short route from Winding Roads I. There isn’t a lot of climbing but there is a surprising little climb right before the end of the long and medium routes, so even when you are riding back toward the start across flat Irvine, keep a little something in the tank. So why not join us today in the newly reopened California. We have waited a long time for this.

 

Sunday, June 27th 2021 - 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: EL ROBLE JR. HIGH SCHOOL at Harrison & Mountain in Pomona.  From San Bernardino Frwy (I-10) off & north on Towne in Pomona for 1½ miles, R - Harrison a few blocks to Mountain.

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

Routes:

The name of this ride is a little misleading. If we were to do a real climb out of Claremont, we would probably be going up to Mount Baldy. I assure you, we are doing no such climb today. There is some climbing of course, but no mountains. We go part way up San Dimas Canyon and do a couple of medium sized hills such as Grand Ave. and Brea Cyn. There is just as much cruising as there is climbing. The long and medium are the same to lunch. They first head up San Dimas Canyon and then come down to climb up past Puddingstone Reservoir. After cruising down again they climb over Grand Ave. After some more downhill, we climb Brea Canyon to Diamond Bar Blvd. After lunch in this area the two routes split. The long adds a loop into Pomona before heading back to Claremont while the medium heads more directly back. Both end with a nice ride through the Claremont colleges area.  There are two short routes. The hilly short does much the same route as the medium but cuts off some of the climbing. The easy short cuts out most of the hills. So, don’t let the title scare you off. Yes there is climbing, but a lot of cruising too.

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