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  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 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'sHERD OF CATS Tara Nix, Steve Heinold, Larry Leisten, and other clubbers jockey for position as the peloton approaches during Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California. Temps were hovering around 50°F at the King of the Mountain (KOM) sprint just above Mt. Baldy Village, so Steve Heinold and Carl Wurtz bailed for warmth further down the mountain. Neil Bernstein is shown flashing the traditional "Bananas Up!" sign. The next day Peter Sagan of Team Tinkoff Saxo (bottom, inset) won the 720-mile, 8-day stage race by a whopping 1/2 inch. 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 25 MON  ENCINO HILLS ESCAPE  25  749  147  91   Memorial Day (From CSUN)
SANTA MONICA MOAN  50  1,888  604  125   Memorial Day (From CSUN)
MAY 30 SAT  BALBOA BOOGIE  30, 44  6641,093  1, 2  124125  13, 11  
WESTWOOD WANDER  37  1,662  520  9  
THOUSAND OAKS  66  3,400  837  17  
BEACH CANYON ADVENTURE  89  4,801  765  33   New Ride With An Easy Dirt Road
BEACH CANYON CLIMBS  98  5,952  764  29   Up Yerba Buena
MAY 31 SUN  PORTER RANCH  26  546  144  20  
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  50  3,148  716  8  
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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