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.
All riders must have a face covering (masks, buffs, neck gaiters, etc.).
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
Wearing face coverings is recommended whenever possible during the ride.
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”
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:
Ride any route that includes one, or both of the segments.
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.
All other rides start at the usual time & place - 8:00am at Captain Kidd's
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.