April 5th, 2021

Club Announcements

BCCC welcomes new member

Andreas Wagner - Member #1110

and welcomes back 

Brent Davis - Member #589

Raghu Suribhatla - Member #820

BCCClub rides resume!

LA County has now moved into the Red Tier. With that in mind, the Beach Cities Cycling Club will be starting club rides on March 27th! Based on the guidelines for Adult Recreational Sports on the LA County Public Health site, your Ride Leaders and the Board of Directors are implementing the policy below for our official club rides. We will modify our policy based on relevant guidance updates.

Covid-19 Club Ride Rules

Do not participate in any ride if you are feeling unwell.
  1. All riders must have a face covering (masks, buffs, neck gaiters, etc.).
  2. Face coverings must be worn and “up” anywhere the group gathers for more than a few minutes when social distancing cannot be maintained, e.g.:
    - Ride start
    - Mechanical stops (flats, chain drops, etc.)
    - Water and bathroom stops 
  3. Wearing face coverings is recommended whenever possible during the ride.
  4. If a rider feels that it is their right not to wear a face covering, they should not participate in the club rides.

On Bun Rides or any food stops, please be aware of and adhere to the local county's rules on indoor and outdoor dining and gathering (e.g., rules on how many unvaccinated people from mixed households may sit closer than six feet, etc.). 

Bicycle Injury Talk

BCCC sponsor & personal injury attorney Gerry Agnew will present a Zoom talk on Tuesday, April 6 at 7 PM on the following subject:

“What to do if you are injured in a bike accident”

Link to the Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86481637616 

Topics to be Covered

Bike vs. Bike Crashes, Bike vs. Auto Crashes, Hit & Runs, Uninsured Motorists  

  • Documenting an Accident at the Scene
  • Exchanging Information, Plus What Not to Share with Third Parties
  • Preserving Evidence

How and Why You Should Be Reporting Dangerous Conditions 

Suing a Government Entity for a Dangerous Condition on Public Property

  • When is a Government Entity Liable for a Defect on Public Property?
  • Process for Suing a Government Entity
There will be a Q & A session after Mr. Agnew’s talk

BCCC is saddened by the passing of Lloyd Huff.

Lloyd joined BCCC in 2009 as member #96, he was an adventurous sportsman, kind and unassuming; a very special person. BCCC sends condolences to his family, he will be missed.

Lloyd Huff

1946 - 2021


Sponsor's Corner

A feature highlighting services provided by our sponsors

A complete list of 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 April BCCC Segment Challenge

Two segments have been designated for the April BCCC Segment Challenge. Click here to join the challenge.

Ride the segments and see how you stack up along with other members, ride multiple times to see if you can improve! The challenge is set up as event within Ride with GPS, it starts on April 1st and ends on April 30th. In order to participate 5 actions are required:

  1. Have a Ride with GPS account. If you don't have an account click here to join RWGPS, it's free.
  2. Be a member of the RWGPS BCCC club account. If not already a member, click here to join the club account.
  3. Sign-up for the event, click here to join the challenge.
  4. Ride any route that includes one, or both of the segments.
  5. Upload your ride(s) to Ride with GPS.

The two segments for April are:

  • Bundy Canyon - 1.2 miles, +245 feet. Starts just after the intersection with Bowling Green Way, ends just before the stop sign at Chalon Road.
  • Mandeville Canyon - 3.5 miles, + 752 feet. Starts just past the intersection of Chalon Road, ends at Sky Valley Road.

Please note that the BCCC League of American Bicyclists (LAB) Insurance coverage is only in effect when a segment is ridden as part of a club ride.

Eager beavers are already on the Leaderboard!


If you record your rides using the Strava phone app, the only known way to transfer a ride to RWGPS is to download a .gpx file from Strava on a computer, then upload to RWGPS. Alternatively you can record the ride or the segment using the RWGPS app.

The Week in Photos...

Bill Ungar and his wife Bettina Oster rode their folding bicycles along an old copper mining railroad track near Watson Lake, Prescott, AZ.  The rock formations were amazing!  Railroad ties from the 19th century littered the trail - which was covered with the original railroad track gravel.
Thursday - Riders enjoy the view at the "Magic Portal" before descending the path to Playa Vista for coffee.

Friday - Dan, Jeanie & Peggy wish all a Happy Easter!

Friday - On the way to Jackson Market, Sim and fellow bunners take the cake for selfie of the week. Sweet!


Saturday - The L1 Big Guns had a blast on their ride that included this shot at the USS Iowa.


Saturday - The L2 Medium Guns salute victory at the USS Iowa.


Saturday - L4 riders hoist a cheer to Phineas Banning during their tour of the Port of Los Angeles.

Crane you neck for a better view!


Sunday - It's not a fluke, these BCCCers joined the ride to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, aka Whale Watch.

Saturday, April 10th 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-GMR - Century

100 miles, 4500 feet elevation gain

The ride rolls out at 7:30am from:

Eldorado Park West Community Center,

2800 N Studebaker Road,

Long Beach, CA 90815

Level One led by Tim O'Crowley

All other rides start at the usual time & place - 8:00am at Captain Kidd's

L2-Donut Route

50 miles, 4000 feet elevation gain

Level Two led by TBD

L3-Triple Java Lite

33 miles, 1900 feet elevation gain

Level Three led by TBD

L4-Corner Store & Return

33 miles, 1800 feet elevation gain

Level Four led by TBD

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 is back on the roster

Ride with The Unemployables.  Being retired or unemployed not required, although highly recommended. Routes vary from week to week, usually 40 to 50 miles.

The April 6th ride is to the Berlin Wall, on display at the Wende Museum, 5900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Meet up time:  9AM at Cap'n Kidds.

The Ballona Creek Thursday ride.

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

Here's the route, the ride ends at Bonaparte's Cafe.

Twenty five miles, 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, the front light must illuminate the road ahead.

"Bob's" Award Winning Bun Ride Returns!

The next bun ride is expected to be on April 30th






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.

Please only submit photos that show compliance with the current Los Angeles County Health Department COVID19 order regarding social gatherings and face masks.

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 (currently on hiatus until further notice)

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, 9:00 AM

L4 Pace 20-40 miles



Gary Parsons

Vice President:

Mario Obejas


Susan Callaway


Leila Grantz


Peter Richardson

Ride Leader Directors:

Matthew Peck

Mario Obejas

Adult Bicycling Education Director:


Youth Education Directors:

Steve Reichlin

Susan Callaway

Social Director:

Kristen McDonald


Peter Richardson

Sponsorship Director:

Lesley Siegel

Insurance Director:

Gary Parsons

Newsletter Editor:

Peter Richardson

Bike Corral:

David Hui

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