Ride Schedule
IT'S THURSDAY MARCH 5, 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     5331,556   1, 2   132133  31, 33 (b) Orientation ride 
LA CANADA LOOP  52     1,759   3   400  73  
THOUSAND OAKS  64     3,354   4   836  80  
DESERT WILDFLOWER CENTURY  100     6,664   5   356  42  
MAR 8 SUN  CALABASAS CUSS & FUSS  25     750   1   116  39 (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
SIMI VALLEY+WOOD RANCH  48     2,329   3   803  20  
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   (c) 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     486, 1,195   1, 2   148, 149    
MONTE NIDO’S REVENGE  44, 53     2,135, 3,414   3, 4   732A, 733    
BEACH CANYON CLIMBS  87     5,503   5   761    
MAR 29 SUN  ALL’S WELLS THAT ENDS WELLS  29     821   1   106    
NORTH TO NEWHALL  33     2,206   3   239    
(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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