Ride Schedule
IT'S FRIDAY AUGUST 1, 2014 - ANOTHER GREAT DAY TO RIDE A BIKE.
August   
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".
August Miles  Elev. (ft)  Rating (a)  Ride No.  Hits  Remarks 
AUG 2 SAT  CALABASAS CUSS & FUSS  25, 41     7501,200   1, 2   116118  53, 49 (b) Orientation Rides, with a "coach", are held on the first Saturday of the month. 
WESTWOOD WANDER  37     2,220   3   521  66  
HIDDEN VALLEY REVERSE  70     3,014   4   700  90  
COOL BREEZE CENTURY  96     4,102   5   706  52 This is not the CIBC Cool Breeze Century. That’s in 2 weeks. 
AUG 3 SUN  EL CAMINO REAL RAMBLE  25, 47     4771,015   1, 2   168169  40, 25  
AUG 9 SAT  WOODLAND HILLS WIGGLE  30, 42     885, 1,154   1, 2   112, 114    
SWAC  57     3,335   3   803C    
THOUSAND OAKS  64     3,354   4   836    
MASOCHIST’S MIRTH TO MOUNTAINOUS MULHOLLAND  85     4,901   5   712    
AUG 10 SUN  WILD ABANDON  28     767   1   156   (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
MONTE NIDO’S REVENGE  44     2,135   3   732A    
AUG 16 SAT  PORTER RANCH  26     546   1   144   Cool Breeze Century Today 
PORTER RANCH/LAKEVIEW TERRACE  44     1,032   2   145    
VENICE/MARINA DEL REY  60     2,076   3   624    
HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOP  59     3,500   4   516    
PALOS VERDES CENTURY  97     2,981   5   608    
AUG 17 SUN  POMELO’S DELIGHT  28     533   1   132    
MALIBU MYSTERY  67     3,337   3   708    
AUG 23 SAT  SHERMAN OAKS SHUFFLE  27, 43     373, 848   1, 2   128, 129    
BRENTWOOD BAGEL RUN  36     1,704   3   519    
SANTA MONICA MOAN (LONG VERSION)  70     2,914   4   605    
HIDDEN VALLEY/PCH CENTURY  96     4,354   5   724    
AUG 24 SUN  WINNETKA AWAKENING  24     385   1   140   (c) Compagni (No Drop) Ride  
TOPANGA/SANTA MONICA CIRCLE  54     2,273   3   612    
AUG 30 SAT  CHATSWORTH PUDDLE CHALLENGE  26, 39     583, 1,145   1, 2   104, 105    
TOUR OF TWO TOPANGA TOPS  45     1,960   3   741    
SOMIS SOPRESA  68     2,554   4   813    
MOUNT WILSON WHINE  82     6,286   5   416    
AUG 31 SUN  SHERMAN OAKS  28     354   1   172    
MONTE NIDO’S REVENGE  44     2,135   3   732A    
(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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