Saturday..a little rain didn't stop BCCCers
from riding the Solvang Century
...or making a stop at a Solvang winery
ELSEWHERE....Some BCCCers go skiing in Mammoth
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SENDS IN PHOTOS!
Take a picture of a recent Club ride? Accomplish something noteworthy on the bike?
Write a story? Share an anecdote?
Email me by Sunday night for consideration in that week's Club newsletter.
Next Meeting is this Tuesday, March 13, 6-7PM.
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
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RIDE LEADERS' CORNER
We meet second Wednesday of each month.
630PM, Beach Cities Health District Basement
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS BACK!!
WEDNESDAY RIDE TIME CHANGE!!!
The Wednesday afternoon ride will, on March 14th, move back to a 4PM start.
All other ride start times remain unchanged.
RIDE LEADER TRAINING - TOMORROW, TUESDAY MARCH 13TH
Interested in being a ride leader?
Or just interested in being a safer rider?
Our occasional "Ride Leader Training" class will be offered Tuesday evening from 630PM to 830PM. Discussions involve group riding techniques, navigating difficult traffic situations, and how to find the best post-ride coffee shops. Please contact Mario at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and for details....like the location.
VELODROME (WITH UPDATED INFO)
Club sponsor AgnewBrusavich has once again generously offered to sponsor BCCC at the Velodrome. The past 3 years, BCCC members took "Introduction to Track Cycling" classes at the StubHub Velodrome. Our instructors have been National and Olympic champion cyclists.
How cool is that?
If you've never tried riding on the track - here's your opportunity. Riding a bicycle without gears and brakes on a wooden indoor track with 15-20 other people is both terrifying....and exhilarating! And..no cars!
NOW...here's the new information. We're being offered one of two 3 hour sessions.
Either Sunday, April 8th, 3-6PM; or Sunday, April 15th, 3-6PM.
If you are interested, or have questions, drop an email to
email@example.com. Please indicate BY THIS FRIDAY, March 16th. Indicate which of the two dates you prefer, and any previous Velo experience. And - if you've already RSVPed; please do so again with your choice of dates.
SPRING TIME IN SOLVANG
(courtesy of Ron Pickering)
Pam and I are going to be in the Solvang/Buellton and Pismo Beach area for the weekend of April 28 and 29. We will be riding both days, and in both areas. We have been there in the past and the rides have been fantastic. If any club members would like to meet us in central California, we would be happy to host two rides. The rides will end early enough to leave the afternoon available for wine and beer tasting.
For more details and to RSVP - contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Sean Pantellere, Paul Herman,
Jay Hoeschler and Tom Doyle!!!
DON'T RIDE ALONE!
You drove all night by yourself. Ate breakfast alone at the local Starbucks, and made it to the start line....to find a half dozen other cyclists in BCCC kits. Wish you had known other members were going to the same event?
Now, you can. The BCCC website (<<click there) now has a Non-Club Rides section. Members can post rides, and discuss car pooling and the like in the forum section. Questions/issues about using that facility can be directed to Peter Richardson. Members can also email the Newsletter Editor for a plug as well. To wit:
Sunday, March 18th at 4AM (that is not a misprint), the Marathon Crash Ride will take place. Ride the deserted streets of Los Angeles before the marathon.
Club member Laura Vartanian is planning on riding. Want to go? You can email her directly here.
HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!!!
March 25th, Sunday.
The Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation (near LAX).
4PM Happy Hour starts.
THIS WEEK -
BOB'S BUN RIDE
Fridays, 830AM, starting at ROMAN AROMA
3/16 - Torrance Bakery, Old T
3/16 - Paris Baguette, RB
SUNDAYS WITH LARRY
March 25th - Porto's, starting from MB Pier at 8AM
(where we'll help Club Member Kevin Fern
start his 3000 mile walk across America!)
Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.
Front and rear lights recommended on all Club rides.
L1-ERIN GO BRAGH
Follow IronmanTim O'Crowley on this St. Patrick's Day ride to.....St. Patricks. In Huntington Beach. Green attire encouraged. 69 miles, 1200 feet. Slainte!
L2-JIM'S RETIREMENT RIDE
A 64 mile, 1900 foot ride that goes east to San Gabriel River Trail, South to the LBC, then returns via the backside of Palos Verdes.
Gary O'Parson leads today.
L3-REVERSE RETIREMENT RIDE
A 50 mile, mostly flat ride that also heads east to the LBC,
drops down to Shoreline Trail, goes up SGRT, then heads west.
Mark O'Tagawa leads today.
L4 - LONG BEACH SHORT
Ride with Mindy McBowman out the Catalina Ferry terminal, and return. 36 miles, flat.
In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is club policy to cancel a club ride. Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride.