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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.
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 email@example.com for details.
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Sunday, December 5, 2021, 8:30 am PST
START location: Los Angeles State Historic Park. For a map and directions to the start, select Start
Directions: For driving directions, check “Getting Here” at https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22272. Free street parking adjacent to park and restrooms are available inside the park. The Metro Gold Line stops at Chinatown/Park Entrance.
The second DTLA Newcomer Ride builds on the positive experience of the first pandemic-era DTLA ride, which was held in conjunction with “CicLAvia – Heart of LA” in October. We maintain this tradition(?) by holding the ride at the same start/finish location and include “CicLAvia – South LA” as part of the route. Two routes will be available: (1) a shorter route (less than 20 miles) that tours selected historical and contemporary sights in DTLA on a circuitous path to the CicLAvia hub and returns more directly to the start after the unique CicLAvia experience, and (2) a longer route that follows the same path to CicLAvia but then continues to visit more local sights before returning more or less directly to the start location. Additional, guided miles are available after the official finish for riders who would like to climb through Elysian Park and pay respects at the tomb-like Dodger Stadium area, weather permitting.
Sunday, December 5th 2021 - 8:30 a.m.
Start Location: Reseda Park - Reseda & Victory Blvds in the San Fernando Valley From Ventura Frwy (101), off and north on Reseda, right on Victory one block to park.
For a map and directions to the start, click Start.
Reseda is now part of Los Angeles, but it was originally formed as a town named Marion, named for Marion Otis Chandler, the daughter of the LA Times publisher. However, when the town applied for a post office, it could not use the name Marion (for reasons I’m not clear about) so the residents decided to change it to Reseda which was a fragrant plant found in many gardens at the time. I don’t know if there is any of that plant in Reseda Park where we start today, but maybe. Well, so much for history and on to the ride. Both the long and medium head out to Santa Clarita for lunch, but the long gets there by the long climb up and over the two peaks of Little Tujunga (nothing little about it) while the medium heads out the old road – a somewhat lesser climb, but still a climb. Both return back over the Old Road (another climb). Both routes have an optional climb up Kagel Canyon although they do it in opposite directions. There are other options which allow you to customize these routes to your taste. Of course there is always the short route which stays in the San Fernando Valley for a relatively flat ride. Perhaps if David Nakai (our club plant expert) attends this ride, he can tell us if there is any Reseda in Reseda Park.
Sunday, December 12th 2021 - 7:30 a.m. full century or 8:30 a.m. metric century.
Start Locations (2):
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 of the FULL CENTURY, 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 of the METRIC CENTURY, click Start.
This is our 12th year in a row riding this century designed by Dennis Miller as our December Century of the month. Dennis is long gone, but we ride this in memory of him. (He’s not dead – just moved away) I always like to use this ride to view the houses decorated for the holidays and to get a feel for what the latest trends in decorations are. Inflatables have been the trend in recent years, but maybe something new will show up this year. 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 the miles will just fly by.
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