Upcoming Rides

Select the desired ride tab below then click or tap on the individual route links 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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Triple Dipper

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.

NOTE: During this time of Covid-19 crisis we will continue to offer our usual ride schedule and leave it to individuals to assess the risk of riding. If you choose to ride, please obey all applicable restrictions regarding group size and “social distancing.” Riders may wish to be circumspect in their choice of lunch options. Some may wish to ride but ride alone. Please respect their wishes.

FURTHER NOTE: Some routes may include portions on bike paths or other public areas which have been closed during this time. Be prepared to navigate alternatives around any such sections.

 Group ride South along the beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Golden Cove where we stop for coffee and return. There are 3 optional dips on the outbound (hence the name Triple Dipper). The return can be hilly or direct – your choice.

There is no route sheet provided – just follow the group. This is an unsupported group ride so come prepared. Cycling involves significant risks so please never let your guard down, know and follow the rules of the road and always exercise safety. Please wear a helmet and bring flat tire repair gear (tubes, tire levers, pump and C02). Don’t forget water and a snack.

If you will be joining us for the first time, be sure to bring a signed release of liability waiver and hand it to the ride leader or to a club member at the start. Download the waiver at http://www.lawheelmen.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Waiver-and-Release-of-Liability-2013.pdf.

We occasionally send out a notice about a change to the route just to break the routine and visit interesting places. When that happens, we’ll make every effort to provide the update for that week including route sheets and courses for upload to your bike computer if needed.  The route and start location can also change when Thursday happens to fall on a holiday.

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!

Reseda Park - Phase II

Sunday, September 27th, 8:30 a.m. 

Start Location: START:  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.

Routes:

NOTE: During this time of Covid-19 crisis we will continue to offer our usual ride schedule and leave it to individuals to assess the risk of riding. If you choose to ride, please obey all applicable restrictions regarding group size and “social distancing.” Riders may wish to be circumspect in their choice of lunch options. Some may wish to ride but ride alone. Please respect their wishes.

FURTHER NOTE: Some routes may include portions on bike paths or other public areas which have been closed during this time. Be prepared to navigate alternatives around any such sections.

We have a Christmas ride and an Easter ride but I’ve always thought it a little unfair we don’t have rides for other religions and their holidays. I notice that Yom Kippur starts at sunset tonight so maybe we could consider this a Yom Kippur ride. And since the holiday doesn’t really start until tonight, riding during the day shouldn’t interfere with any observances. Of course, I’m not actually that familiar with the holiday and maybe a holiday ride isn’t really appropriate. So I guess you can consider this a holiday ride if you want, but otherwise it’s just one of our usual Sunday rides. All routes start in Reseda and basically head west. The longer the route – the further west it goes. The short simply goes as far as the west valley for lunch and returns. Both the long and medium routes go further west through Santa Susana pass to Simi Valley. The medium has lunch in Simi and then returns back over the pass. The long also goes to Simi but continues west all the way to Moorpark for lunch before returning. The long also adds a trip through Box Canyon on the way to Simi which is interesting, but includes a very steep climb. So, plenty of options and you get home well before sunset.

South Bay Typical

Sunday, October 4th, 8:30 a.m. 

Start Location: PARADISE PARK in TORRANCE. From San Diego Frwy (405), off & South on Hawthorne 3.5 miles.  R – Torrance Blvd 0.5 mile, L – Anza one block, R – Lee to Park. We usually park on the West side of the park (on Ellenwood) by the school.

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

Routes:

NOTE: During this time of Covid-19 crisis we will continue to offer our usual ride schedule and leave it to individuals to assess the risk of riding. If you choose to ride, please obey all applicable restrictions regarding group size and “social distancing.” Riders may wish to be circumspect in their choice of lunch options. Some may wish to ride but ride alone. Please respect their wishes.

FURTHER NOTE: Some routes may include portions on bike paths or other public areas which have been closed during this time. Be prepared to navigate alternatives around any such sections.

I remember when I first road this ride – it was one of my first rides with the club and I don’t think I had ever ridden in Palos Verdes before. I struggled up the long climb that tops out at Grand via Altamira and Hawthorne where Ralph Boethling greeted me with a “Nice little hill, huh?”  I might have responded with an expletive but I was out of breath. Ironically, all these years later, I do consider that climb to be a “nice little hill.” It is nowhere near the toughest climb we do on club rides. However, it is “typical” of the sort of climbing we will be doing today – particularly on the long route. All routes are short, but the longer ones have more climbing. The long makes two trips up to the top of the Palos Verdes peninsula before finally descending down into San Pedro for lunch. The medium doesn’t go to the top of the peninsula but does circle it on a rolling route to eventually meet up with the long route in San Pedro for lunch. After lunch, the two routes return together. The short heads directly to San Pedro for a break and returns without actually riding on the peninsula at all. Even with all the hills, the long route is only 45 miles, so you can take your time and do that “nice little hill.”

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