June 21st, 2021

Club Announcements

Mark Your Calendar

The BCCC Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place at

Rock & Brews on Sunday 18th July from 4pm to 7pm.

The results of the board election and installation of the newly elected officers will take place as part of the short formal meeting which will be immediately followed by social gathering. More details to follow.

BCCC welcomes back

Todd Nixon - member #176

Covid-19 Update

BCCC adheres to LA County Health Department Health Orders and guidance for covid-19 protocols. As these change over time and are updated, please refer directly to the current guidance at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/reopening-la.htm#orders


Saturday BCCC Ride Time Changes.

Please take note of the start time change for this Saturday's L4 ride.

L4 starts at 8:30am

The start location is, as usual, the Plaza adjacent to Capt'n Kidd's

Sponsor's Corner

A feature highlighting services provided by our sponsors

A complete list of your sponsors is below

Safety Cycle

Safety Cycle, located at 23112 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance is the place to go for your new bike purchase, tune-up, or old bike repair. The friendly staff is headed by Kyle with assistance from his staff & top mechanic Miguel. While their main focus is Specialized and Cannondale bicycles, they have other manufacturers too, including electric bikes should you be so inclined. Safety Cycle is a great supporter of BCCC, they offer a generous 20% discount to members for purchases, the discount does not apply to labor.

The June BCCC Segment Challenge

The two segments designated for the June BCCC Segment Challenge are part of the Wednesday Hilly Ride route. 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 June 1st and ends on June 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 June segments are:

  • Paseo Del Mar - 0.9 miles, +29 feet. Starts southbound on Paseo Del Mar just after the intersection with Cloyden Road, turns right onto Rocky Point road and finishes just before the Yarmouth Road stop sign at Paseo Del Mar.
  • Douglas Cut - 1.0 miles, + 133 feet. Starts on northbound PV Dr West just past the intersection of Via Boronada, finishes at the top of the climb up Via Lazo.
  • Just for fun, equivalent segments have been created on Strava named:- PDM Rocky Point and Douglas cut.

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.

Niteriderz rule! 

BCCClub Strava Statistics for the week

The Week in Photos...

Tuesday riders take the scenic route to Pinwheel Cafe.


While visiting friends in Denver, Trish Botsko saw a Golden opportunity to ride her bike.


Twenty one Thursday riders line up at the pergola on the Ballona Creek bike path. Sim wants you to know it was a warm day.

TOC, with game face on, and the Niteriderz successfully went after the June BCCC Segment Challenge.



L4 riders take the helm during a ride through Marina Del Rey, the Venice canals and Burton Chace park.

A fleet of L3 riders steered a course through the LA Harbor, a ride Capt'n Mike dubbed Fish & Ships!

L2 riders polish their swings during a stop at Pico Rivera golf course during the Three Rivers ride.

O.M. & Bobski celebrated Juneteenth with Major Taylor San Diego Club. A 48 mile ride that included a ferry ride from Coronado to Broadway Pier.


Sunday at Pt. Vicente.

Saturday, June 26th 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-Mandeville, Amalfi, Will Rogers Park

55 miles, 2700 feet elevation gain

Level One led by Robert Pacifici

L2-Mandeville, Amalfi, Will Rogers Park

55 miles, 2700 feet elevation gain

Level Two led by Larry Beale

L3-Temescal Gateway Park

41 miles, 1000 feet elevation gain

Level Three led by Peter Richardson


23 miles, 1600 feet elevation gain

(L4 start time 8:30am)

Level Four led by Jacki Friedman

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.

Avocado Toast Tuesday 

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

This Tuesday's ride is Around Brentwood GC

This ride does not yet have a ride leader. Members are welcome to ride the route, but without a BCCC ride leader it will not be considered an official club ride 

41 miles, 830 feet.

Meet up time:  9AM at Capt'n Kidds

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.

Craig Sussman leads.

Here's the route

Ballona Creek Thursday ride

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

The ride ends at Café Bonaparte. Here's the route

Twenty five miles, the pace...not too fast, not too slow. 



"Bob's" Award Winning Bun Ride

Friday, June 25th, ride is to Jackson Market Cafe.

31 miles with 640 feet of elevation.

9:00am start at Captain Kidd's, Sim Ezzes leads.



Here is a reminder of the meaning of "Lanterne Rouge".



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 4:00 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


Peter Richardson

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:

Peter Richardson

Bike Corral Coordinator:

David Hui

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