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
Circling San Fernando
Revel The Rollies From Redhill
Newcomer Rides

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!

Sunday,  May 19 – 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: WESTWOOD PARK Sepulveda & Ohio.  From San Diego Frwy (405), off and east on Santa Monica Blvd, Left on Sepulveda and L on Ohio and R into Park.

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

Routes: 

This is our century, metric century and half century of the month for May. I’ve always liked the idea of perimeter rides -- rides that go around the edges of some geographical location such as a city or county etc. There is the Perimeter Bicycling Association in Arizona which likes this idea too. They are responsible for “El Tour de Tucson” and a few other rides in Arizona. It gives one a sense of satisfaction to be able to say “I’ve ridden completely around that city, lake, or whatever. So that is the genesis of today’s century – to ride almost completely around the perimeter of the San Fernando Valley. To cut down on driving, we start in West LA and ride Sepulveda up to Mulholland Drive to begin our loop around the Valley. The climb up Sepulveda is actually the biggest climb of the day. We then ride along Mulholland Dr. to the east and then go to the northeast corner of the valley (this is a long gradual uphill which actually takes you to the same elevation as the top of Sepulveda). Then it is west across the valley and around the Chatsworth lake area before heading south. Finally, instead of going back east to complete our circle, we head out Mulholland Hwy from Calabasas and cut to the coast on Malibu Canyon and circle back to the start on the coast. Besides the initial climb there are several other smaller climbs sprinkled throughout the route that will probably get your attention, but nothing you can’t handle. We offer a metric and half century as well. They start with the full century but make smaller circles of the valley and return back over Sepulveda. The metric stays with the full century for about the first 43 miles to the early lunch location on the full century and then splits off for the shorter return. The half century cuts off even earlier and stops at a separate lunch before rejoining the metric century for the return to the start. Of course only the full century riders can say they have ridden the perimeter of the San Fernando Valley, but the others can say they have ridden around the East Valley, and that’s something. 

Sunday, May 26th - 8:30 am.

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:

This is a change from the proposed May schedule published last month. I realized the long route of the proposed ride was too similar to last week’s ride and also started close to the same place as last week’s ride. We haven’t been to Orange County this month, so I substituted these routes. We have several “Revel the Rollies” rides but this is the first created by Ruth Barnes, a former member who was a very strong rider and liked hills. I’m not sure we would all agree, but don’t worry -- except for the long route, the hills really aren’t very bad today. The short simply loops around the Irvine area with only a few moderate climbs. The medium route heads southeast down to Mission Viejo and then back through Irvine. There are more hills on this route than the short but no huge climbs. The long starts with the medium but adds a loop in the middle taking us all the way down to Capistrano for lunch. On the return from this loop to rejoin the medium route, the long rides up Pacific Island Drive. This climb of about a mile is definitely steep and does not fit my idea of a rolling hill. The rest of the route is fine, but I just want to warn you about that one climb. I guess you have to expect a little more difficulty on a long route. So, that one hill aside, why not join us and see if you can revel in the rollies today. Ruth probably would have said that hill climbing is good for your legs, good for your health and good for your soul. Every time I reach the top of a hill, I feel just a bit better about myself. So even if you can’t revel in them – remember that they are good for you. 

 

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