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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Funny Bunny Ride

Sunday, April 12th, 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.

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.

You might be wondering what’s so funny about the bunny in the title of this ride. Well actually nothing – but there used to be. Once upon a time the route sheets for these routes were written in “Elmer Fudd-ese” (as in “wight” and “weft” turns etc,) I guess this was in reference to Bugs Bunny, although Bugs has little to do with Easter. I think the directions were also backwards – “R” for left and “L” for right – just to make following the route more fun. Somewhere along the way these little route quirks disappeared but the ride is still fun and we have kept the title. Today is Easter and these are our traditional Easter routes. There is nothing particularly “Easter” about them except that they are short allowing you to get home early for other festivities if you like. The routes head down to the Marina for brunch where we can dine al fresco and soak in the rays. The long and medium do a few small hills in Beverly Hills first (nothing real bad) before heading south to the Marina. The short skips the hills. The long takes an extra loop on the return for a couple of more hills and some extra miles. Come on out. Maybe someone will bring some marshmallow Peeps. 

Whale of a Century (Trainer)

Sunday, April 19th, 8:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.

Start Location: (Full Century – 8:00 a.m.): VALLE LINDO PARK IN CAMARILLO. Take the 101Frwy North to Camarillo and exit north on Carmen Dr. Left on Ponderosa Dr & Right on Valle Lindo Dr to park. Park where Valle Lindo Dr curves left.

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

Start Location: (Metric Century – 9:00 a.m.)  PARKING LOT BETWEEN MAIN ST & SANTA CLARA ST NEAR MISSION PARK IN VENTURA Take 101 Frwy to Ventura and exit at California St. go 1 blocks north to a left on Santa Clara St.. Go 4 blocks to parking lot on right (before Ventura Ave).

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

Routes:

For those who wish to continue their string of monthly centuries, we are continuing to offer a century and metric century of the month. This was originally intended to be a training ride this year, but we have now scheduled it as a Sunday ride. The full century is very flat with long stretches with no stop signs, so it’s a fairly fast and easy century. The route runs from Camarillo up to Santa Barbara and back. It gets its name because it makes a loop to view the huge whale skeleton on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. It rides along the coast much of the time, which accounts for it being relatively flat. The profile shows 5 distinct hills, but 4 are only about 200 feet each and one tops out at about 300 feet. It uses a lot of bike paths along the way which eliminates the stop signs. The metric century rides the center portion of the full century. This gives you the best portion of the full century and with the later start time, a chance to still ride with the full century riders. Starting in Ventura, it joins the full century route up to Santa Barbara and back to Ventura It still does the bulk of the climbing of the full century. NOTE the two separate start locations and start times.  NOTE: Ventura has closed its public parks, but as of 4/6/20, it does not appear that the bike paths have been closed. If the Coastal Bike Path has been closed, there will be no alternative to reach Santa Barbara.

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