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Welcome to the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club website. We are a multi-level, endurance road bike club with about 400 members. We offer a variety of rides every Saturday and Sunday, and if you’re visiting LA and happen to have your bike along, we offer some of the best riding in SoCal. Please come out and join us.
(scroll to the bottom of this page for some ride highlights)
-David Hunter, Ride Director ridedirector@sfvbc.org

2017 Christmas Party

6:30PM @ 16821 Burbank Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
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Start Location: Northwest corner of Nordhoff and Etiwanda in Northridge (CSUN Parking Lot B1)
Start Time: 8:00 AM sharp (unless otherwise specified in Remarks below)
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(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.

  • Helmets are required on all SFVBC rides
  • We encourage riding with a flashing red taillight and a flashing white headlight
  • Do not ride with ear buds in both ears
  • No electric-assist or motorized bikes
  • Minors welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian

ride highlights

It’s fall, time to go do some northern routes!

10/7 Fall Foilage Folly: Bouquet Canyon is a great descent

Sunday, 10/8 Ciclavia is back at downtown!  A wonderful ride to take it easy with thousands of cyclists.

10/21 Franklin, I Don’t Give a Dam: More than a noir name

10/28 Glendora Ridge: Very challenging ride

– David

 

 

the sfvbc credo

The following list of rules, which have been unofficial for as long as anyone can remember, was made official by board action in September 2015 as the club “credo”. Mostly common sense, the rules are nonetheless critical to members’ safety.

  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Be courteous and “ride friendly”
  • Don’t usurp anyone’s right of way
  • Represent our club and the sport of cycling well
  • Hold your line
  • Ride safely and predictably
  • Call and point out road hazards
  • Help each other out with flats and mechanicals
  • Respect regroup points and break locations
  • Let someone know if you intend to deviate from the route