Ride Schedule
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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".
October Miles  Elev. (ft)  Rating (a)  Ride No.  Hits  Remarks 
OCT 4 SAT  CLASSIEST CALABASAS  27, 42     905, 1,437   1, 2   180A, 180B   (b) Orientation Rides, with a "coach", are held on the first Saturday of the month. 
SIMI VALLEY+WOOD RANCH  48, 65     2,329, 3,141   3, 4   803, 803A    
BUSTER’S BBQ CENTURY  98     2,973   5   860    
OCT 5 SUN  MISSION HILLS/SAN FERNANDO  28     857   1   136    
TOUR OF TWO TOPANGA TOPS  40     1,702   3   740    
OCT 11 SAT  ENCINO EXPRESS  25, 49     486, 1,195   1, 2   148, 149    
GRIFFITH PARK  52     1,474   3   512    
FALL FOLIAGE FOLLY  78, 86     5,463, 5,298   4, 5   212, 214    
OCT 12 SUN  RIDEGUY’S MYSTERIOUS TOUR  27     385   1   130   (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
AGOURA CORRIDOR  54     2,166   3   856    
OCT 18 SAT  WINNETKA AWAKENING  24, 40     385, 776   1, 2   140, 141    
“NEW” MAGIC MOUNTAIN  36     1,949   3   207    
MAGIC MOUNTAIN CASTAIC LAKE  54     3,431   4   209    
SAN ANDREAS FAULT  91     6,814   5   224    
OCT 19 SUN  SHERMAN OAKS SHUFFLE  27     373   1   128    
GRIFFITH PARK  52     1,474   3   512    
OCT 25 SAT  TAMPA TREAT  26, 37     619895   1, 2   100101  37, 34  
FRANKLIN, I DON’T GIVE A DAM  43, 47     2,1973,021   3, 4   530531  64, 66  
BEACH CANYON CLIMBS  87     5,503   5   761  62  
OCT 26 SUN  VALLEY VISTA VIEWS  26, 40     4471,475   1, 3   152153  54, 40 (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
(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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