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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Cruise and Climb in Claremont

Sunday, November 17th, 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:

I was looking for something interesting to say about Claremont and I found this: It is apparently one of the few places in the country that has elm trees which have not been touched by the Dutch Elm Disease which killed almost all the elms in the rest of the country. These elms are on Indian Hill Blvd. I checked and unfortunately our routes today do not take us on that street. But these are very scenic rides anyway. We see places like San Dimas Canyon and some of the Claremont Colleges’ campus area. Despite the name, there isn’t as much climbing as you might think. No mountains anyway. Just the usual hills around the East San Gabriel Valley. The long and medium do a couple of medium sized climbs such as Grand Ave. and Brea Cyn. They end up in Diamond Bar for lunch. The medium then heads back while the long does an extra loop. 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. After the ride, maybe you can take a short detour over to Indian Hill Blvd and see those elms.

Triple Dipper

Thursday, November 21st, 8:30 a.m.

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.

Please RSVP on Meetup here (if you change your plans later, you can always change your RSVP to NO. But we really need your response, and its polite)  =>   

Los Angeles Wheelmen Road Cycling Meetup 

 

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.

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!

Action in Acton

Sunday, November 24th, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location:  PARK & RIDE LOT on Newhall Ave. near Sierra Hwy in Newhall.  From the I-5 north take the 14 Frwy east for 2 miles and exit at Newhall Ave.  Park & Ride lot is at bottom of ramp to the southeast. Toilets available at nearby Carl’s.

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

Routes:

Today we are headed for Acton, so maybe you should know a little about this town. It was founded in 1887 but is not an incorporated city. It was named for Acton, Massachusetts. It was originally the site of a few gold and silver mines, but those have since closed. Henry Gage, who was governor of California from 1899 to 1903, owned one of these mines and proposed moving the capital of California to Acton. Hard to imagine how different things would be if Acton was our state capital. Actually, only the long route gets out to Acton. You ride for miles along an almost deserted Soledad Canyon and you pass Shambala – the place where Tippi Hedron has rescued a number of lions and tigers. We usually stop to see if we can catch a glimpse of them through the fence. On the way back there is an optional stop at Vasquez Rocks. Lunch is traditionally in Acton but the last few times we scheduled this ride, several of us continued on to have lunch at the Halfway Café on Sierra Hwy. This turned out to be a nice local community café and I would go back there again. So, you see this ride has a lot to offer. Although the medium route doesn’t make it to Acton, it goes half way and turns off at Agua Dulce It misses Shambala but does pass Vasquez Rocks and the Halfway Cafe. The short stays mostly in the Newhall area. Weather can be variable out that way this time of year, so come prepared.

Thanksgiving Day Ride

Thursday, November 28th, 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.

Please RSVP on Meetup here (if you change your plans later, you can always change your RSVP to NO. But we really need your response, and its polite)  =>   

Los Angeles Wheelmen Road Cycling Meetup 

 

Routes:

Thanksgiving comes late this year. In fact, the 28th is the latest it can ever be. That means there are only 26 shopping days until Christmas. So, the holiday season might be a little bit more frantic than usual. Before you start to get too frazzled, maybe it would be a good idea to kick off the season with a nice relaxing bike ride with friends. Today fits the bill.  Our routes today are old standards. The long and medium head to the Palisades where we used to see a couple of live turkeys, but they are gone now. However the view from there is always nice. After the Palisades, we head down to the Marina for a break before returning to the start. (There are relatively small differences between the long and medium and most riders will probably do the long) 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. Ride and relax today and tomorrow you can begin to worry about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and getting your holiday cards out on time.

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