November 29th, 2021

Club Announcements

BCCC welcomes new members

Silvano Merlo member #1179
Brian Panosian member #1180

With Covid cases on the rise again, we'd like to remind our members of the following:

  1. Please do not participate in club rides if you are not feeling well.
  2. If you test positive for Covid after you've been on a club ride, please send a message to indicating the date and the ride you were on, so that the information can be disseminated.
  3. Effective October 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022, only BCCC members and guest members vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus will be allowed to participate in club-sponsored rides and attend BCCC social events.

    Those members who do not agree with this temporary policy change may request a full refund of their $25 membership fee or ask for a 4 month membership extension.

    This temporary policy will remain in effect until January 31, 2022, at which time it will be reevaluated by the BCCC Board to determine if it needs to be continued or modified.

    Questions or comments can be sent to the BCCC Board at the following address: 

Sponsor's Corner

A feature highlighting services provided by our sponsors

A complete list of your sponsors is below

Cafe Bonaparte

Parisian style dining with a coastal California breeze

53 Pier Avenue

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Cafe Bonaparte is a perfect place to stop for refreshment after a ride, conveniently located in Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza.

We bake. We cook. We do everything. IN HOUSE!

We pride ourselves on preparing and baking everything fresh. All ingredients are prepared in-house and cooked from scratch! We make our pastries and bread daily.

It All Starts With A Clean Chain Part 3

By Robert Pacifici

OK, home stretch! Before you start the process of remounting the chain onto the bike, make sure it is well-lubricated with whatever product you plan on using on a going forward basis. I’ll do a future article on lubrication (get your mind out of the gutter!), but suffice it to say for the chain I’m a big fan of using a product called Squirt.

Click HERE to read the rest of Part 3

Click HERE to read all three parts

The Week in Photos...

Tuesday L2 Explorers led by Mario Obejas

All Smiles At The Top of Westridge Road

At The Top of Old Ranch Road

Common sight on Old Ranch Road

Click for Tuesday's Ride Video

Thanksgiving Day Rides

3 Photos From Wheatgrass Ride Led By Tim O'


Thursday Social Ride

Black Friday Crew, Led by Tim O'Crowley

Saturday - L1 Benedict Canyon, Roscomare, Stradella, led by Luke Lohnes

L1 In Front of Luke's Childhood Home

Saturday - L2 Benedict Canyon, Roscomare, Stradella, led by Robert Pacifici

(This group picture was taken during the 47 seconds that Don Young was NOT lost)

Saturday - L3 Bundy Canyon led by Laura Lohnes

Saturday - L4 PV Loop and the Corner Store led by Steve Ludwig

Sunday at Whale Watch

Brian Hills takes the Fishers on a fabulous Thanksgiving ride in Templeton, CA


The Covid restrictions are changing,
many of our popular stops may require
proof of vaccination. You may wish to bring a physical copy of your vaccination or
a digital version on your phone. 

Our basic club policy is to conform to the
rules established by the local government
and the businesses we are patronizing.

Saturday, December 4th Rides

Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.

Helmets are required on all Club Rides.

Front and rear lights are recommended.

    L1-PV Climbs

51 miles, 4600 feet elevation gain

Level One led by Robert Pacifici

L2- Triple Java

44 miles, 3300 feet elevation gain

Level Two led by Linda Campbell

L3- Triple Java Lite

33 miles, 1900 feet elevation gain

Level Three led by Trish Botsko

L4- Golf Course Loop

20 miles, 900 feet elevation gain

Level Four led by Laura Lohnes

When it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, or otherwise unsafe riding conditions, 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.


Tuesday Explorer Ride

Routes vary from week to week, usually 40 to 50 miles.

This Tuesday's ride is: Griffith Observatory

56 miles, 1900 feet - Mario Obejas leads 

Meet up time:  9AM at Capt'n Kidd's

The Wednesday Hilly Ride

This is a great training ride, short sharp climbs and descents on the west side of PV with plenty of ocean views, 24 miles with 1800 feet of elevation. Mostly L2, L3+ pace with many regroup points, nobody gets left behind.

The ride starts from Captain Kidd's at 4pm.

Here's the route

Thursday Ride

Starts at Manhattan Beach Pier,
ready to ride at 9:00am.

The Thursday ride is usually about 25 miles, and heads north along the beach to Ballona Creek

The pace...not too fast, not too slow. 

NiteRiderz on Thursday evening.

Meet at Malaga Cove Plaza at 5:30pm. L1/L2 pace.

Lights front and rear required.

"Bob's" Award Winning Bun Ride

Friday's ride is to Thyme Cafe 

32 miles with 500 feet of elevation.

9:00am start at Captain Kidd's

Ride Leader Sim Ezzes.

Notice of upcoming non-club ride

Robert Pacifici is looking for a group of BCCC riders to join him on the 2022 Tour de Palm Springs Century

Email him at

Here's a photo from the 2019 Tour de Palm Splrings





Please email club or cycling related photos and articles to

No later than 8:30pm Sunday

Please include a note identifying riders and where the photo was taken.

The Editor


Click on the above link to the Club's ride calendar for complete description of rides and links to maps & route slips.

Saturday 8:00 AM

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

All levels.

Occasional remote starts.

9:00 AM 

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Rides 12-30+ miles around PV

All levels

9:00 AM

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Route varies, 40-70+ miles

L2 Pace

Wednesday 3:00 PM

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Pace dictated by riders, regroups often

Hilly 24 miles

Thursday 9:00 AM

Manhattan Beach Pier

Ballona Creek/Westchester Pkwy

About 30 miles r/t

Ride usually ends at a

Hermosa Beach coffee shop

Pace dictated by riders

Thursday 5:30 PM Nightriderz 

Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes


Friday 9:00 AM:

"Bob's" Bun Ride

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

L4 Pace 20-40 miles



Gary Parsons

Vice President:

Mario Obejas


Susan Callaway


Leila Grantz


Laura Lohnes

Ride Leader Coordinators:

Matthew Peck

Mario Obejas

Adult Cycling Education Coordinator:


Youth Education Coordinators:

Steve Reichlin

Susan Callaway

Social Coordinator:

Kristen McDonald

Membership Coordinator:

Linda Wien

Sponsorship Coordinator:

Lesley Siegel

Insurance Coordinator:

Gary Parsons

Newsletter Editor:

Larry Beale and Dale Mooney

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