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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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April 11 – 4 County Ride – This is one of the greatest rides on SoCal. It's a difficult and remote ride with very little support (bring extra bottles or a hydration pack). If you are a strong ride you must do this ride.

April 12 and 26 - 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.

April 18 – Forget It Lew, It's Chinatown – This was one of our best rides in 2014. We had a HUGH turnout. After a break at the world famous, Philippe The Original, We'll add a small detour to the Angelino Heights neighbor to view some of the oldest Victorian homes on LA.

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.

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

Compagni - Gelsons'sSHOULDA HAD THAT SECOND CUP Members listen in rapt attention (well, as rapt as it gets at 8AM on a Saturday morning) as Ride Director Randy Lawrence begins the day's rides with his customary spiel. He welcomes new members, relates club news, gets everyone started off in the right directon, and does a helluva job at it, too. Photo: Jonathan Perez
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.

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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).

Q.  My ideal Saturday ride is:
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30-59 miles
60+ miles

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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 19 SUN  VALLEY VISTA VIEWS  26, 40  4471,475  1, 3  152153  111, 70  
APR 25 SAT  TOUR OF THE TARZANA T’S  25  674  110  5  
TARZANA TREK  41  849  109  7  
AGOURA HILLS  42  1,548  858  7  
MOORPARK RIDGE REVERSE  66, 93  2,8173,727  4, 5  852853  8, 5  
  • 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, where you can also download Garmin .gpx and .tcx files (click on the Export tab).
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