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  Welcome to the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club website. We are a recreational 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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April 13 and April 27 ­ The Compagni Group ride. Join us in our new twice monthly group ride. This is a moderate paced, leader lead, not drop ride. More details on our rides page.

Eastern Sierra Road Trip training rides - Start gearing up for our June trip. We've scheduled a series of progressively more difficult rides. These rides start on April 12 and will continue every week until our trip in early June.

April 19 - Forget It Lew, It's Chinatown - This is a very popular urban ride. First a break at wold famous Philippe, home of the French Dip Sandwich, then though the 3rd street tunnel, Echo Park and Hollywood. This ride also has a surprise (easy) detour. Where you ask? I'm not telling. You'll have to do the ride.

May 3 – Jory's Jaunt – A new ride created by our beloved Jory Gorcey.

May 11 and May 25 - The Compagni Group ride. Join us in our new twice monthly group ride. This is a moderate paced, leader lead, no drop ride. More details on our rides page.

May 17 – New Magic Mountain – Ride to the start of the Tour of California.

May 18 – TOC To Rock Store From Calabasas – Watch the racers climb the Rock Store Climb, a local test piece. The race starts early so we're starting in Calabasas.

May 26 – Santa Monica Moan – What better way to start Memorial Day then riding to the coast.

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

Compagni - Gelsons'sYOU'VE HEARD OF ABBOTT & COSTELLO, Martin & Lewis, Gleason & Carney. And if you've been on a #4 ride recently you've heard Gorcey & Olsen (Jory & Micki, that is) engaging in their entertaining brand of good-natured trash talk. Who's the better rider? Depends on who you ask, but the debate keeps everyone in tiptop shape. Coming to a regroup near you. Photo: Carl Wurtz
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MEMBERS ONLY - Login is now functional! Members can access SFVBC's exclusive Member's Area, where you'll receive priority boarding, instructions for the secret SFVBC handshake, and a Keith Brodsky / Andre Ethier bobblehead (two L.A. sports stars in one!). But seriously, you'll have exclusive access to RideWithGPS links for every ride as well as the ability to update your profile online (to access your profile or change your password, go to the Members page and click on the My Profile tab). Other value-added features are in the works. If you haven't received an email with your password, click on "Forgot?" at the top of this page, enter your email address, and it will be sent to you. Email me if you still have difficulty logging in. Note: there is one login for each paid membership. - Carl

SFVBC Jersey This is an attractive jersey, isn't it? Wouldn't you like to own one? If you're a club member, you can - just log in and order online using PayPal or any major credit card. Why am I bringing this up now? Because all sizes are currently available and in stock! Pay special attention to the sizing instructions; they tend to run significantly smaller than other jersey manufacturers.

Due to the tireless dedication of our former VP/Membership Maria Lewis and our current one, Jory Gorcey, we have new and updated versions of our Club Handbook and Membership Directory. Log in and visit Members/Member Info to download yours.
SFVBC Eastern Sierra Road Trip June 7-8. Enjoy 2 days of high mountain riding. We will be based in Bishop, CA. Day 1 will have ride options to South Lake, Lake Sabrina and North Lake. Day 2 will take us up the highest paved road in California, the Rock Creek road to Mosquito Flats. These rides are all very difficult but extremely beautiful. Details to come but mark your calendar now.
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    What's coming up in the way of longer, organized rides - centuries, randonees, & bike tours - in the southwestern U.S.? Check out the Western States Bicycle Ride Calendar for latest info.
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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
APR 20 SUN  CALABASAS CUSS & FUSS  32  934  117  98  
AGOURA HILLS  48  2,255  859  47  
APR 26 SAT  TOUR OF THE TARZANA T’S  25  674  110  1  
TARZANA TREK  41  849  109  1  
AGOURA HILLS  42  1,548  858  2  
MOORPARK RIDGE REVERSE  66, 93  2,8173,727  4, 5  852853  4, 2   One of the series of training rides leading up to our Eastern Sierra road trip in June. Eastern Sierra Trainer
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).
You are riding 35mph on your bike. How fast are the tops of your tires traveling forward, relative to the ground?
A 35mph B 70mph C 35(2pi) D Depends on the size of my tires Answer
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