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IT'S MONDAY MAY 4, 2015 - ANOTHER GREAT DAY TO RIDE A BIKE. Facebook
  Welcome to the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club website. We are a multi-level, endurance road bike club with about 500 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.
-Randy Lawrence, Ride Director 
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May 2 – Jory's Jaunt – Has it been a year since Jory came up with this? It has. Join the fun.

May 9 – Red Box to Dawson Saddle – Let's go up to the mountains.

May 16 – Glendora Ridge Romp Via East Fork – The Tour of California rides most of this route today. Challenge yourself and see how you match with the pros (hint, we don't). Watch the race as it goes by.

May 17 – Easy In – People seem to like this ride. It's different. Do 95% of the ride then break. That makes it "Easy In" back to CSUN.

May 25 – Santa Monica Moan – It's Memorial Day. What better way to spend it then heading to the coast. On the way we pass the VA and the Los Angeles National Cemetery. Our little way of honoring the women and men who gave all to our great country.

June 13 – Valley Vista View – We normally don't highlight #1 rides but if you're not familiar with this easier ride give it a try. It's fun.

June 20 – Mount Wilson Climb – Pretty simple, start at the bottom, ride to the top. After a break enjoy one of the best downhills ever.

June 27 – Griffith Park – Always a fun ride with a good turnout.

- RandyUnclipped
In this blog, our Ride Director offers a glimpse into his cycling stream of consciousness.

Compagni - Gelsons'sSESSIONS N' SUNSHINE Clubbers pose in front of the Sessions House on L.A.'s Carroll Ave. during the Forget it Lew, it's Chinatown ride. Built in 1889 and designed by Joseph Cather Newsom in Late Victorian style, the house includes some Eastern influences, notably the circular cutout on the second-floor balcony representing the Chinese Gateway to Paradise, and two bearded carved dogs guarding the front steps. The bearded dog on the left is actually David Hunter. Photo: Carl Wurtz
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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 Compagni Group Ride).


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START LOCATION: Northwest corner of Nordhoff and Etiwanda in Northridge (CSUN Parking Lot B1) Note: parking on north side of Nordhoff no longer available*
START TIME: 8:00 AM sharp (unless otherwise specified in Remarks below)
Map to Ride Start | Weather Forecast | Link to this section

Date Ride Miles  Elev. (ft)  Rating  Ride No.  Hits  Remarks
MAY 9 SAT  ALL’S WELLS THAT ENDS WELLS  29, 31  8211,107  1, 2  106106A  20, 19  
AGOURA CORRIDOR/NORTH RANCH  57  2,547  855  23  
HIDDEN VALLEY  68  3,014  728  32  
HIDDEN VALLEY/MOORPARK RIDGE  90  4,044  872  29  
RED BOX TO DAWSON SADDLE  63  7,500  421  33   Remote start from Red Box. Directions to ride start. From the eastbound 210 freeway, off and left onto Angeles Crest Highway (hwy 2). Drive approximately 14 miles to Red Box/Mt Wilson Road. Rest rooms are available at the start. You will need an Adventure Pass to park here. They are . They can be purchased locally at Big 5 and other sporting goods stores. They also can be purchased on the way up Angeles Crest Highway at the Angeles Crest Forest Station about 3 miles from the bottom. Ride start is at 8:30. 8:30 am Start
MAY 10 SUN  POMELO’S DELIGHT  28  533  132  16   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 ). Compagni Ride 
NIGHTMARE ON ROSCOMARE  40  2,549  518  11  
Note:
  • Helmets are required on all SFVBC rides
  • We encourage riding with a flashing red taillight
  • Do not ride with ear buds in both ears
  • No electric-assist or motorized bikes
  • Minors welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • To download route slips, click on the corresponding ride number above. Slips are in PDF format, and are available online 1 week prior to the ride.
  • To download detailed maps and elevation profiles, click on the ride elevation. The link will take you to RideWithGPS.com, where you can also download Garmin .gpx and .tcx files (click on the Export tab).
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