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
Laguna Canyon Centuries
Brentwood Flyer
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!

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: 

This is our century and metric century of the month for June. It’s Father’s Day today, but for those of us like me with a more literary turn of mind, it is also Bloomsday. June 16th is the day on which the James Joyce novel “Ulysses” is set and Bloomsday is named for Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of the novel, who spends the day traveling around Dublin. If you are celebrating Father’s Day, you deserve to get out and ride with us. It seems like on Mother’s day the day is spent pampering the mothers in our lives, but on Father’s Day, the dads of the world are just allowed to get and do what they want and if that is riding a bike – so be it. And if you are celebrating Bloomsday, you can treat today’s ride as an odyssey around Southern California from Torrance to Laguna and back similar to Leopold Bloom’s trip around Dublin. Not as eventful perhaps, but then what is. As centuries go, today’s routes are very easy. The only significant climb is the trip up Laguna Canyon (which is only on the full century) and it is one of the easiest canyon climbs I know of.  It only gains about 400 feet over 5.5 miles. That’s a grade of about 1.4%. The metric century doesn’t even do the canyon, so it is even easier. These are just pleasant rides down the coast and back. The route is fairly straight forward. From Torrance, we head down the coast (picking up PCH in Seal Beach) all the way to Laguna. Then it's up Laguna Canyon and we make our way back north using a more inland route until we reach Huntington Beach. Then we pretty much retrace our steps back to the start. The metric will start with the full century and stay with that route until Huntington Beach. It will then cut inland to pick up the return route of the full century. Recently I have been adding a half century route to our century days, but I felt these routes were easy enough that this was not needed. So come on out and enjoy the day – Father’s Day or Bloomsday.

Sunday, June 23rd - 8:30 am.

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:

Yesterday was the Grand Tour and traditionally we always scheduled an easy ride from the “Corner” on this day so that club members who had ridden the Grand Tour could have a nice recovery ride and those who had staffed the Grand Tour could get out for an easy ride because staffing the Grand Tour can be almost a tiring as riding it. Very few of our members actually ride the Grand Tour any longer and fewer and fewer of them even staff it. But I thought I would stick with tradition anyway, but would offer a ride with moderately challenging long and medium routes for those who neither rode nor staffed the Grand Tour. The long and medium riders will first take in a few hills in the Beverly Hills area. The long route will then split off and take riders out to the Valley and back without ever actually getting to Brentwood The long rides up Sepulveda, along Mulholland Drive before dropping into the Valley for lunch. Lunch used to be at historic Pecos Bills, but it closed in 2022 after the death of its longtime owner. So lunch has been moved to (what else) the Habit. The return is over Beverly Glen. The medium doesn’t go to the Valley but continues on to Brentwood for a nice, but somewhat hilly, tour of West LA. The short (which is about the same length as the medium) heads west to Brentwood and Santa Monica as well, but by an easier route. Maybe someone who actually rode the Grand Tour or staffed it will show up and regale us with stories of the day – but don’t bet on it. 

 

All Newcomer Rides are announced on our Meetup Group...

 Los Angeles Wheelmen Hosted Bike Rides 

 

Typically we offer one or two Sunday rides per month; these are announced around the middle of the prior week.  Join the Meetup Group to receive email notices.

 

 

For possible announcements such as road closures, weather conditions or any other related comments, look for the matching event by ride name on our Facebook pages using the links below.

Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club

 Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club Grand Tour

 

2 Comments on “Upcoming Rides”

    • Newcomer rides are announced on Meetup with a link to the Meetup group on the last tab of this page above. You could check to see upcoming rides by using the link in the above Newcomer Rides tab or you could join that Meetup group to receive email notifications for upcoming rides as follows: 1) If you don’t already have one, create a personal (free) Meetup account on Meetup.com; 2) Search for and join the Meetup group called “Los Angeles Wheelmen Hosted Bike Rides”; 3) When logged in to Meetup, go to Settings->Email Updates->Updates about your groups. Under that, choose Edit for “Los Angeles Wheelmen Hosted Bike Rides; make sure the option to receive event reminders is check marked. If the above does not work for some reason, then use Meetup Help. I really hope that helps!

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