Ride Schedule
IT'S SUNDAY MARCH 29, 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".
March Miles  Elev. (ft)  Rating (a)  Ride No.  Hits  Remarks 
MAR 1 SUN  WINNETKA AWAKENING  24     385   1   140    
SHERMAN OAKS/GRIFFITH PARK  51     1,456   3   174    
MAR 7 SAT  POMELO’S DELIGHT  28, 42     533, 1,556   1, 2   132, 133   (b) Orientation ride 
LA CANADA LOOP  52     1,759   3   400    
THOUSAND OAKS  64     3,354   4   836    
DESERT WILDFLOWER CENTURY  100     6,664   5   356    
MAR 8 SUN  CALABASAS CUSS & FUSS  25     750   1   116   (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
SIMI VALLEY+WOOD RANCH  48     2,329   3   803    
MAR 14 SAT  SHERMAN OAKS  28, 33     354, 747   1, 2   172, 171   Solvang Century Today 
SIMI VALLEY+WOOD RANCH  48, 65     2,329, 3,141   3, 4   803, 803A    
HIDDEN VALLEY/MOORPARK RIDGE  96     4,712   5   873    
MAR 15 SUN  VALLEY VISTA VIEWS  26     447   1   152    
TOUR OF TWO TOPANGA TOPS  40     1,702   3   740    
MAR 21 SAT  CHAT TOWN TOURS  24, 35     539, 1,369   1, 2   162, 163   Solvang Double Century Today 
BIG SKY LOOP  60     3,900   3   801D   New Ride! 
CAMARILLO CLOCKWISE  74     2,625   4   812    
CAMARILLO/MOORPARK RIDGE  84     3,432   4   826    
MAR 22 SUN  EL CAMINO REAL RAMBLE  25     477   1   168    
CICLAVIA - RIDE FROM CSUN  -     -   1   (NO SLIP)    (b) Compagni (No-Drop) Ride  
FARGO FIGHT OR FLIGHT  53     726   2   508   Who of us will climb the steepest hill in LA? 
MAR 28 SAT  ENCINO EXPRESS  25, 49     4861,195   1, 2   148149  69, 59  
MONTE NIDO’S REVENGE  44, 53     2,1353,414   3, 4   732A733  121, 147  
BEACH CANYON CLIMBS  87     5,503   5   761  108  
MAR 29 SUN  ALL’S WELLS THAT ENDS WELLS  29     821   1   106  109  
NORTH TO NEWHALL  33     2,206   3   239  50  
(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 ).
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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