Ride Schedule
IT'S THURSDAY DECEMBER 18, 2014 - 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".
December Miles  Elev. (ft)  Rating (a)  Ride No.  Hits  Remarks 
DEC 6 SAT  CHAT “WHERE’S THE WATER” LAKE  25, 52     386, 1,535   1, 2   120, 121   (b) Orientation Rides, with a "coach", are held on the first Saturday of the month. 
MONTE NIDO’S REVENGE  44     2,135   3   732A    
HIDDEN VALLEY  75     3,682   4   729    
HIDDEN VALLEY/PCH CENTURY  96     4,354   5   724    
DEC 7 SUN  TOUR OF THE TARZANA T’S  25     674   1   110    
LITTLE TUJUNGA CANYON  42     3,800   4   319    
DEC 13 SAT  RESEDA BENCHMARK  24, 46     901, 1,841   1, 2   194, 195    
SIMI VALLEY VENTURE  51     1,956   3   802    
MOORPARK RIDGE  81     3,816   4   829    
HIDDEN VALLEY/MOORPARK RIDGE  96     4,712   5   873    
DEC 14 SUN  TARGETING TARZANA  26     613   1   111   (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
CASTLES & ROSES  62     2,351   3   461    
DEC 20 SAT  RIDEGUY’S MYSTERIOUS TOUR  27     385   1   130  25  
OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOODS  31     957   2   115  44  
VENICE/MARINA DEL REY  60     2,076   3   624  52  
SANTA MONICA MOAN (LONG VERSION)  70     2,914   4   605  49  
PALOS VERDES CENTURY  105     4,020   5   608B  53  
DEC 21 SUN  SHERMAN OAKS  28     354   1   172  32  
SIMI VALLEY VENTURE  34     1,606   3   800  21  
DEC 25 THU  POMELO’S DELIGHT  28     533   1   132   Merry Christmas 
DEC 27 SAT  CHAT TOWN TOURS  24, 35     539, 1,369   1, 2   162, 163    
SHERMAN OAKS/GRIFFITH PARK  51     1,456   3   174    
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  50, 60     3,148, 4,170   4, 4   716, 717    
SANTA PAULA CENTURY  94     3,901   5   908    
DEC 28 SUN  CALABASAS CUSS & FUSS  32     934   1   117   (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
HOLLYWOOD HYPE  51     1,350   3   501    
(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.
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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