Ride Schedule
IT'S WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2015 - ANOTHER GREAT DAY TO RIDE A BIKE.
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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".
May Miles  Elev. (ft)  Rating (a)  Ride No.  Hits  Remarks 
MAY 2 SAT  RAMBLE REAL CAMINO EL  27     482   1   167   (a) Orientation Rides, with a "coach", are held on the first Saturday of the month. This is also our monthly "No Drop" ride 
EL CAMINO REAL RAMBLE  47     1,015   2   169    
JORY’S JAUNT  48     2,291   3   515    
BEVERLY HILLS BASH  44     2,761   4   525    
SANTA PAULA CENTURY  94     3,901   5   908    
MAY 3 SUN  TARZANA TREK  25     483   1   108    
SANTA MONICA MOAN  50     1,888   3   604    
MAY 9 SAT  ALL’S WELLS THAT ENDS WELLS  29, 31     821, 1,107   1, 2   106, 106A    
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    
RED BOX TO DAWSON SADDLE  63     7,500   4   421   (c) 8:30 am Start 
MAY 10 SUN  POMELO’S DELIGHT  28     533   1   132   (b) Compagni Ride  
NIGHTMARE ON ROSCOMARE  40     2,549   3   518    
MAY 16 SAT  WINNETKA AWAKENING  24, 43     385, 1,344   1, 2   140, 142    
“NEW” MAGIC MOUNTAIN  36     1,949   3   207    
MONTE NIDO’S REVENGE  53     3,414   4   733    
ONE TERRIBLE TUJUNGA TOUR  84     7,098   5   321    
GLENDORA RIDGE ROMP VIA EAST FORK  62     6,600   5   951   (d) Ride part of the The Tour of California route and watch the race. 8:30 am Start 
MAY 17 SUN  EASY IN  25     626   1   150    
WESTWOOD WANDER  37     1,662   3   520    
MAY 23 SAT  CLASSY CALABASAS  25, 33     371, 1,032   1, 2   180, 181    
AGOURA CORRIDOR  54, 63     2,166, 3,162   3, 4   856, 857    
PALOS VERDES CENTURY  97     2,981   5   608    
MAY 24 SUN  CALABASAS CUSS & FUSS  25, 41     750, 1,200   1, 2   116, 118   (b) Compagni Ride  
MAY 25 MON  ENCINO HILLS ESCAPE  25     749   1   147   Memorial Day (From CSUN) 
SANTA MONICA MOAN  50     1,888   3   604   Memorial Day (From CSUN) 
MAY 30 SAT  BALBOA BOOGIE  30, 44     6641,093   1, 2   124125  21, 19  
WESTWOOD WANDER  37     1,662   3   520  14  
THOUSAND OAKS  66     3,400   4   837  27  
BEACH CANYON ADVENTURE  89     4,801   5   765  44 New Ride With An Easy Dirt Road 
BEACH CANYON CLIMBS  98     5,952   5   764  36 Up Yerba Buena 
MAY 31 SUN  PORTER RANCH  26     546   1   144  34  
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  50     3,148   4   716  13  
(a) Orientation Rides, with a "coach", are held on the first Saturday of the month. This is a "No Drop" ride.
(b) Compagni Group Ride. For those who are new to group rides, SFVBC offers a "no drop" ride on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. This no drop ride is intended to acquaint cyclists with the skills for riding as part of a group, meet riders of equal ability to give them riding partners for any Saturday or Sunday SFVBC group rides. The Compagni Group Ride averages 12 mph over a 25-30 mile course. It is not a beginner's ride and requires a fitness level comparable to riding at least an average of 12 mph over 15 miles and approximately 2 hours of riding. The Compagni Group Ride is lead by Bob Alonzi and Kathy Heath who emphasize safety and group riding skills to help riders prepare to join more challenging SFVBC group rides (Look for the ).
(c) Remote start from Red Box. Directions to ride start. From the eastbound 210 freeway, off and left onto Angeles Crest Highway (hwy 2). Drive approximately 14 miles to Red Box/Mt Wilson Road. Rest rooms are available at the start. You will need an Adventure Pass to park here. They are $5. They can be purchased locally at Big 5 and other sporting goods stores. They also can be purchased on the way up Angeles Crest Highway at the Angeles Crest Forest Station about 3 miles from the bottom. Ride start is at 8:30.
(d) 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.
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 (meet near the right rear of the lot) 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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