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.

Triple Dipper South Bay Ride
Janus Centuries
The Amazing Maze
Newcomer Ride – DTLA

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.

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!

Saturday, January 22 & Sunday, January 23th – 7:30 a.m.  (each day)

Start Location: EL PARQUE DE LA PAZ in THOUSAND OAKS. From Ventura Frwy (101), off & north on Hampshire Rd, L - Thousand Oaks Blvd (at T) for  mile, L - Oakview and L - Pleasant Way to Park. Check Parking signs. NOTE: Parking may not be allowed in lot prior to 7 a.m.

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

Routes:

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.” For over 20 years the club has offered this January challenge – ride a century on each of two consecutive days. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer riders are answering the call. I myself haven’t ridden both full centuries in quite a few years. A few years ago when we added metric century options, I managed to ride a full century one day and a metric the other, but in the last couple of years, I have only managed a century on one day. But we continue to offer these rides for those who are willing to take up the challenge. And for the rest of us – you can do as I have and only ride one day or simply ride the metric centuries. The two centuries are really the same century, but ridden in opposite directions on each day. The route consists of a large loop around Ventura County, but on Saturday we ride the loop in a counterclockwise direction and on Sunday we ride clockwise. The course is essentially the classic Grand Tour Highland loop without Casitas Pass. Although this is subject to debate, I have always considered Saturday’s route to be the more difficult one because you climb Potrero (a very steep hill) near the end of the ride. The Janus Centuries are a challenge, but really – come with the right attitude and you can do it. NOTE: It is usually very cold at the start, so come prepared. 

Sunday, January 30th 2022 - 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 told that once upon a time, the “maze” portion of this ride in Villa Park was really hard to negotiate. Riders were given different route sheets so you couldn’t follow the other riders. Also, route sheets back then didn’t have mileage on them, so you never knew how far it was to your next turn. But then we added mileage to the route sheets and everyone got the same route and they also straightened out some of the streets in Villa Park so it was less “maze-like.” And of course now we have GPS. But we still do this ride because the maze portion takes us by some nice homes, and the rest of the ride is fairly nice as well. These are pleasan6 Orange County routes which all head to lunch in the Yorba Linda/Anaheim Hills area. The Long goes a roundabout way via Santiago Canyon while the other routes go more directly. On the return, the medium and the long head into the Anaheim Hills while the short takes an easier and more direct route. It is on the return that all routes still do the “maze” portion in Villa Park. It would be easy to skip this portion, but, like I say, there are some nice houses there.

Sunday, February 6, 2022, 8:30 am PST

START location:   Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot, Zoo Drive, Griffith Park. For a map and directions to the start, select   Start

RSVP for this ride using Meetup.  This will be the primary source of updated route information for the ride: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-bicycling/events/283250110/

The “Newcomers’ Ride” is a monthly no-drop ride not only for beginners but also for those experienced riders interested in expanding their horizons in terms of routes, learning to ride in groups, or just getting to know bike-friendly LA routes.

This month’s Newcomer Ride returns to the heart of the city in Griffith Park and adjacent neighborhoods. It's a newly developed route called Happy Trails Studio Tour Workout.

We have moved the start/finish to the LA Zoo Parking lot and have 3 (count them, three!) routes of varying lengths and difficulty. For the first time we will have a beginner-level flat ride of approximately 10 miles. It follows the newly renovated LA River Bike Path that shields cyclists from vehicular traffic but exposes the beauty and wildlife of the restored Los Angeles River. Architectural bridges span many sections of the path and make for great photo ops. Several public parks, restaurants and even a bike shop are adjacent to the bike path.

Part two is a two-wheel studio overview passing Warner Bros, The Burbank Studios, ABC, Disney Studios, Disney Animation, Bette Davis Picnic Area, Disney Imagineering and Dreamworks. This section is relatively flat and takes advantage of bike lanes on city streets.

After the nominal ride of about 20 miles, we have an extended ride that is a little longer and involves a short but serious climb (but an exhilarating and fast decent) . Each of the 3 routes will be ridden in a no-drop fashion. You can ride 1, 2 or all 3; as each segment returns to the parking lot so you can pick and choose.

Want to join social rides but afraid to join a group ride because will it be too fast or too far? Will it be too slow or too short? This Newcomer ride will address all these issues.

Route info: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38348976
Revised 1/13/2022 and is subject to change

Cue sheet: (step by step route guide): coming soon!

If you have never been on the River Bike Trail here is a preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDBgRz3jwMU

Start: Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot, Zoo Drive, Griffith Park. North End - near metal gate / trash bins - See map in photo for precise location.

Parking: Normally free in the Zoo Parking Lot

Restrooms: Porta potties (and water) 100 yards from start - restrooms at first rest stop 5 miles from start.
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Preparation: You should be comfortable completing a 10 mile ride at a 10-12 mile per hour pace. A positive attitude, sufficient water, snacks, a spare innertube and a bike in good mechanical condition. Helmets are mandatory. Lycra is optional except for Kristin.

Waiver: http://www.bfk.com/wheelmen/wheelmenwaiver.pdf

Ebike? - OK if it is Class 1 or 3 and you keep a pace consistent with the group.

Guests? - OK - Bring them along or better yet have them sign up.

Questions? - Post in the comments section.

Rain Cancels - Sign up to event consents to waiver of liability

COVID-19 safety measures

COVID 19 vaccination required

Masks/face coverings (virus protection or keeping your face warm) are optional but please make every effort to keep yourself and others safe. Let's ride and stay healthy together.

Strongly recommend booster shot in consideration of your fellow riders.

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