Ride Schedule
IT'S MONDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2014 - ANOTHER GREAT DAY TO RIDE A BIKE.
November   December   
Ride Schedule
START LOCATION: Northwest corner of Nordhoff and Etiwanda in Northridge (CSUN Parking Lot B1)*
START TIME: 8:00 AM SHARP*
Map to Ride Start
To download route slips, click on the corresponding ride number below. Slips are in PDF format, and are available online 1 week prior to the ride. Click on ride elevation for more ride data. Please send all route sheet corrections here.
*unless otherwise specified. See remarks below. For Monday and Wednesday rides, see below in "General Info".
November Miles  Elev. (ft)  Rating (a)  Ride No.  Hits  Remarks 
NOV 1 SAT  WOODLAND HILLS WIGGLE  30, 42     885, 1,154   1, 2   112, 114   (b) Orientation Rides, with a "coach", are held on the first Saturday of the month. 
AGOURA CORRIDOR/NORTH RANCH  57     2,547   3   855    
HIDDEN VALLEY  68     3,014   4   728    
HIDDEN VALLEY/MOORPARK RIDGE  90     4,044   5   872    
GLENDORA RIDGE ROMP VIA EAST FORK  62     6,600   5   951   (c) 8:30 am Start 
NOV 2 SUN  SHERMAN OAKS  28     354   1   172   End Daylight Saving Time 
SHERMAN OAKS/GRIFFITH PARK  51     1,456   3   174    
NOV 8 SAT  RAMBLE REAL CAMINO EL  27     482   1   167    
EL CAMINO REAL RAMBLE  47     1,015   2   169    
VAL VERDE DIRECT  49     2,484   3   232    
MAY CANYON MISNOMER  44     3,711   4+   316    
VAL VERDE VIA VALENCIA  67     4,387   4   233    
VAL VERDE CENTURY  96     5,491   5   233A    
NOV 9 SUN  ARLETA ATTACK  27, 40     281, 1,212   1, 2   188, 189   (d) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
NOV 10 MON  SHOW & GO AT CSUN-8AM OR THE REGULAR MONDAY RIDE       -         Veterans Day 
NOV 15 SAT  CLASSY CALABASAS  25, 33     371, 1,032   1, 2   180, 181    
VASQUEZ CANYON/AGUA DULCE  49, 68     2,871, 4,880   3, 4   328, 329    
DESERT WILDFLOWER CENTURY  100     6,664   5   356    
NOV 16 SUN  ALL’S WELLS THAT ENDS WELLS  29     821   1   106    
TOUR OF TWO TOPANGA TOPS  45     1,960   3   741    
NOV 22 SAT  BALBOA BOOGIE  30, 44     664, 1,093   1, 2   124, 125    
SAND CANYON RENDEZVOUS  47     3,085   3   325    
DECKER DESCENT  66     3,964   4   748    
MASOCHIST’S MIRTH TO ENCINAL CANYON  80     5,556   5   714    
NOV 23 SUN  RINALDI RETREAT  25     516   1   103   (d) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
AGOURA HILLS  48     2,255   3   859    
NOV 27 THU  CALABASAS CUSS & FUSS  25     750   1   116  46 Thanksgiving 
NOV 29 SAT  ENCINO EXPRESS  25, 49     4861,195   1, 2   148149  9, 15  
ROSE BOWL  55     2,142   3   408  32  
OFF TO THE RACES  79     2,797   4   471  29  
ANGELES FOREST FROLIC  89     6,133   5   205  27  
NOV 30 SUN  TARZANA TREK  25     483   1   108   
SANTA MONICA MOAN  50     1,888   3   604   
(a) Ride ratings: 1 means a short-distance, relatively flat ride; 3 means an intermediate, medium-distance, somewhat hilly ride; 5 means a difficult, long-distance, and/or mountainous ride; In addition the ride pace tends to be faster on the longer rides, depending upon the terrain, weather, and ride participants.
(b) Orientation Rides, with a "coach", are held on the first Saturday of the month. This is a "No Drop" ride.
(c) 8:30 am Remote start from Encanto Park in Duarte. 751 Encanto Pky, Duarte, CA 91010. From the 405 and 118 freeway interchange take the 118 freeway east. Take the 210 south towards Pasadena. Take the 605 (Mt. Olive Dr.) north to Huntington Dr. Right (east) onto Huntington Dr. Left onto Encanto Parkway. Encanto Park is up about 1/2 mile on the left. Restrooms and water at the start. Please note that the 210 and 605 interchange can be confusing. Please look at a map.
(d) The Compagni Group is ideal for new riders wanting to gain group ride experience, get acquainted with other cyclists at a similar level of skill and ability, and for those wanting to build a fitness base to move up to more challenging cycling experiences. For the less experienced cyclists this group experience allows for learning how to navigate and share the roadways with cars. More experienced cyclists are welcome to join the group and use it as a recovery ride. The Compagni rides will hold an average pace of 11-12mph with stops as needed so all riders can regroup. The Compagni Group will be lead by Kathy Heath and Bob Alonzi who will emphasize safety and group ride etiquette and skills. These moderate paced Compagni routes  offer cyclists an opportunity to get acquainted with other riders and benefit from the support of a group cycling experience.
Monday & Wednesday Rides (2 start times: slower riders @ 8:15, faster riders @ 8:30)
Every Mon. SIMI VALLEY VENTURE + BIG SKY 41 2,649 3 801B   Start at the Western Bagel in Northridge. 19500 Plummer Street.
MOORPARK 49 2,429 3 821A   "
Every Wed. AGOURA CORRIDOR FROM WOODLAND HILLS 31 1,747 2 854A   Start at CVS -- 23357 Mulholland in the mall South of San Luis
AGOURA/NORTH RANCH FROM WOODLAND HILLS 35 2,184 3 854   "
General Info
Starting Time & Location: Unless otherwise noted, all SFVBC rides start from the CSUN (California State University Northridge) campus Parking Lot “B1” at the northwest corner of Nordhoff Street and Etiwanda Avenue promptly at 8:00 AM. Park "offsite" and ride over to avoid the $4 parking fee (there is always ample parking on Nordhoff at that time).

It's a Grind
It's a Grind in Moorpark.

Monday Rides

Sometimes riding once or even twice weekly isn't enough. For those who want to put in an additional day in the saddle, the Monday ride may be just the thing for you.

There's always a rest stop featuring coffee and pastries. The ride starts at Western Bagel, 19500 Plummer St. Fast riders leave at 8:30 am, intermediate and slower groups at 8:15 am, except intermediate riders start at 7:30 am in the summer. The usual rest stop is the Corner Bakery in Simi Town Center, although the fast and slow groups sometimes ride to It’s A Grind in Moorpark.

The ability to go over Santa Susana Pass (twice) is a must. Route slips shown above are only rough guides (inquire at start).


Wednesday ne'er-do-wells taking up patio space at Champagne French Bakery in Westlake.
Wednesday Rides

The Club has an increasing number of ne'er do wells, retirees, hooky-players, and, well, bums, who are available for rides on days other than weekends. If you're available for a fun ride of 30 to 50 miles, the Wednesday ride may be just for you.

The fast (really fast) and slower groups leave the CVS at 23357 Mulholland Drive, in the mall south of Avenue San Luis, at 8:30 am and 8:15 am (8 am in the summer for the slower group), respectively. The intermediate group leaves from Albertsons at Agoura Road and Las Virgenes at 8 am, 7:30 am in summer, most riding through Hidden Valley. The destination for all is Westlake.

Return is around noon, depending on mileage and how many goodies you consume at the Corner Bakery or the Champagne French Bakery in Westlake. The routes may vary from the route slips shown above (inquire at start).

- Bob Winning, Randy Lawrence, & Bud Bates

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