||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.
-Randy Lawrence, Ride Director
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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.
July 5 – Arleta Attack – Who would think a ride through Arleta would be so much fun. This is a very flat ride.
July 11 – Decker Descent – One of my personal favorite rides. Ride the famous Rock Store Climb.
July 12 and 26 - The Compagni Group ride. Join us in our new twice monthly group ride. More details on our rides page.
July 19 – Tour of the Tarzana T's – Does this ride go through all of the T intersections in Tarzana? No, but it's fun.
July 25 - Encinal Express – This is our July birthday ride. The back-story. 3 club members discovered that they have the same late July birthday. We originally scheduled this ride for them. Now it's for all July birthdays. BTW, one of the 3 is me. Your gift to me is to celebrate my birthday with a bike ride.
August 1 – Westwood Wander – A good ride for those who want to step up to a #3 rated ride. It climbs Sepulveda Pass from both sides.
August 8 – SWAC – Odd name, fun ride.
August 15 – Cool Breeze Century – This organized ride is put on my the CIBC and starts in Ventura. This is a great first Century. http://www.cibike.org/cool-breeze.html
August 23 – Winnetka Awakening – Another fun and easy #1 rated ride. Come visit my home town.
August 29 – Tour of Two Topanga Tops – I think our Two Topanga rides are the best rides we offer for the mileage.
In this blog, our Ride Director offers a glimpse into his cycling stream of consciousness.
DUDES, BIKES, 'N' DIRT They go together like salt, pepper, and...nachos? I dunno, but this group of fourteen intrepid adventurers, led by RD Randy Lawrence, threw owner's manuals away and rode their skinny little road tires into the Santa Monica Mountains for the debut of a new club ride, the 'Beach Canyon Adventure'. D'oh! I just washed this thing! Photo: Anonymous Hiker
THIS IS AN ATTRACTIVE T-SHIRT, 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 in stock!
||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.
||ENTER TO WIN Do you take ride photos or have a great biking story to share? Send 'em in! You could win the most important prize of all - the respect and admiration of your fellow cyclists!
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 ).
My ideal Saturday ride is:
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||EL CAMINO REAL RAMBLE
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||WOODLAND HILLS WIGGLE
||MASOCHIST’S MIRTH TO MOUNTAINOUS MULHOLLAND
- 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).