Ride Schedule
IT'S THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 - ANOTHER GREAT DAY TO RIDE A BIKE.
September   October   
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".
September Miles  Elev. (ft)  Rating (a)  Ride No.  Hits  Remarks 
SEP 1 MON  CLASSIEST CALABASAS  27     905   1   180A   Labor Day (Also see Rides page for our normal Monday ride) 
SANTA MONICA MOAN  50     1,888   3   604    
SEP 6 SAT  CHAT TOWN TOURS  24, 35     539, 1,369   1, 2   162, 163   (b) Orientation Rides, with a "coach", are held on the first Saturday of the month. 
BEVERLY HILLS BASH  41     1,898   3   524    
HIDDEN VALLEY  75     3,682   4   729    
BIG SKY CENTURY  102     6,413   5   801C    
SEP 7 SUN  BALBOA BOOGIE  30     664   1   124   (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
NIGHTMARE ON ROSCOMARE  40     2,549   3   518    
SEP 13 SAT  CLASSY CALABASAS  25     371   1   180    
RIDEGUY’S MYSTERIOUS TOUR  35     1,185   2   131    
CAHUENGA/MULHOLLAND EXPRESS  40     1,972   3   517    
MR. MUGU  50     1,919   3   870   (d) 8:30am Start 
MOORPARK RIDGE REVERSE  66     2,817   4   852    
VENTURA/OXNARD CENTURY  100     2,980   5   849    
SEP 14 SUN  VALLEY VISTA VIEWS  26, 40     447, 1,475   1, 3   152, 153    
SEP 20 SAT  CALABASAS CUSS & FUSS  32     934   1   117  21  
CHAT “WHERE’S THE WATER” LAKE  52     1,535   2   121  34  
SAND CANYON RENDEZVOUS  47     3,085   3   325  59  
LITTLE TUJUNGA CANYON  42     3,800   4   319  45  
BEACH CANYON CLIMBS  74     4,696   5   756  40  
SEP 21 SUN  RAMBLE REAL CAMINO EL  27     482   1   167  38 (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
EL CAMINO REAL RAMBLE  47     1,015   2   169  17  
SEP 27 SAT  TOUR OF THE TARZANA T’S  25     674   1   110    
TARZANA TREK  41     849   2   109    
RING AROUND THE ROSE BOWL  57     2,148   3   436    
PACE LINE CLINIC  49     860   3   866   (e) 8:30 am Start-New Ride 
PEDAL TO PIRU  78     3,541   4   900    
VAL VERDE CENTURY  96     5,491   5   233A    
SEP 28 SUN  WILD ABANDON  28, 28, 49     767, 767, 1,266   1, 1, 2   156, 156, 157    
(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) 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.
(d) 8:30am Remote start from Malibu Bluff Park (24250 Pacific Coast Hwy). Take Las Virgenes towards the coast. Cross PCH into the park. NOTE: The Malibu Triathlon takes place today. This means that we are in a protected lane for about 20 miles. We did this last year and it was fantastic.
(e) 8:30am Remote start from Freedom Park in Camarillo. 101 Freeway north, exit Las Posas Rd. Left (south) to Pleasant Valley Rd. Right (west) on Pleasant Valley Rd. to Freedom Park Dr. (past the soccer/softball fields). Restrooms available at start.
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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