January 24th, 2022

Club Announcements

BCCC welcomes new member

No new members this week

The next BCCC Board Meeting will be on 

Tuesday January 25

From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Click Here for Agenda

Click Here for Zoom Link

The South Bay Bike Coalition (SBBC+) is working on a Metro proposal to build new bicycle infrastructure from El Camino College to the Diamond/Prospect intersection. This will provide connectivity to the Beach and many schools. It is the hope of the SBBC+ that the safer paths created will encourage more cycling, especially by families and students, who will become future advocates for cycling. We also want to involve Redondo Beach and Lawndale residents, since the path will likely pass through their cities.

Anyone interested in becoming part of this process or wants more information can also contact me at SimEzzes@gmail.com

PSA from Beate Baltes

You can order free Covid Testkits. If you don't need them, order them anyway and give them to parents of school children.  Needless to say that they are not available online until February. In other words, it is a pain to get them. Keep parents on the bike by saving them chasing these tests down in multiple stores.


Sponsor's Corner

A feature highlighting services provided by our sponsors

A complete list of your sponsors is below

CB Loans

Looking for a home or other kind of loan?

BCCC member, Craig Barton knows the loan industry inside and out. He loves technology and uses it to make the loan process easy, fast, and affordable.

He works extended hours as a convenience to his clients and with his portable scanner and laptop can work at your home or place of business as easily as at his office.

People trust and enjoy doing business with him… so much so that almost every client refers new clients to CB Loans.

Craig is an avid cyclist and is a Sponsor of many bike clubs in the Beach Cities area, such as Beach Cities Cycling Club, Ironfly, Bike Palace, and Southbay Wheelmen.

The Week in Photos...

Saturday - L1

Seven Cees

Led by Luke Lohnes
Photos by Dr. Mike Kovshilovsky

Clearest view of Catalina in some time!


Saturday - L2
Amalfi, Temescal, Palisades Overlook.

Led by Gary Parsons.

Just the Ladies (Plus Don)

Saturday Gravel Riders at the Nike Missile Site in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Led by Gravel Bob Kellogg.

Saturday - L3
Temescal Gateway Park.

Led by Larry Beale.

L3 riders stop to support the local Redondo Beach police. We ❤️ the RBPD!

Saturday - A handful of BCCC members joined the All Clubs Ride

View Dale's Video Here

Thursday riders stop for photo on Ballona Creek.

 Led by George Brown.

The Friday Bun Ride to Noah's Bagels.

Led by Sim Ezzes.

Heads Up!
We are going to introduce an easy ride for L4 on Saturday February 5. Details next week.

Saturday, January 29th Rides

Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.

Helmets are required on all Club Rides.

Front and rear lights are recommended.

  Level 1 - Topanga, Mulholland, Old Topanga

67 miles, 3000 feet elevation gain
ed by Robert Pacifici

   Level 2 - Three PV Hill Climbs

48 miles, 4000 feet elevation gain
led by Carol Fern

  Level 3 - PV Loop and Corner Store

33 miles, 1700 feet elevation gain
ed by Greg Hess

  Level 4 - Terranea

23 miles, 1600 feet elevation gain
ed by Steve Ludwick

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: Mt. St. Mary's and Bundy

48 miles, 1800 feet

Led by Dale Mooney

Meet up time:  9AM at Capt'n Kidd's

The Wednesday Hilly Ride

Canceled for the winter.

Sorry, the Wednesday rides are on hiatus
until spring.

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 venturing this week to Playa Vista via the Cliffside Route with a stop at Whole Foods. 

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 Torrance Bakery (flat route) 

20 miles with 470 feet of elevation.

9:00am start at Captain Kidd's

The Ride Leader will be Sim Ezzes.




No pump, no CO2? No problem!


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

Resumes in the Spring,

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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