September 20th, 2021

Club Announcements

BCCC welcomes new member

Rachel King - member #1157

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 president@bccclub.org 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.

    We respect the rights of members who decided not to get vaccinated, but we also respect the rights of the vast majority of BCCC members who have decided to get vaccinated and do not feel comfortable riding and socializing with unvaccinated members.

    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: Board@BCCClub.org.

Sponsor's Corner

A feature highlighting services provided by our sponsors

A complete list of sponsors is below

Lynn & Lesley


Lynn & Lesley
COMPASS
310 418-4235

Need a realtor? Talk to club member Lesley Siegel from the Lynn Peters & Lesley Siegel Real Estate Team. Lesley has been a member of BCCC since 2007 and a full time realtor for over 22 years.

Real Estate is a local business served by local experts who understand local market conditions which may range widely from neighborhood to neighborhood and city to city.  Yet, your real estate needs most likely go beyond the city limits.

As the Team of Lynn & Lesley, and as Compass real estate agents they are the expert choice for your real estate needs in the South Bay and greater Los Angeles. Their strategic partnerships with a national network of trained and experienced realtors makes them the logical choice for your real estate needs nationwide. Negotiating skills, experience, knowledge, attention to detail and follow-through are the cornerstones of their business. 

Whether you are a potential seller or buyer, Lynn & Lesley welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your real estate goals.  Please contact Lesley at lesley.siegel@compass.com or 310.418.4235

Special L4 Ride for Next Saturday!

Catherine Graham has a special treat for L4 riders. Next Saturday will be the debut of brand new ride and the first L4 trip to SoFi stadium. The ride is 28 miles and pretty darn flat (700 feet). 

If you haven't been out on group ride for a long time, this is a great ride to get back into group riding. Spend Saturday with your friends and see some new places.

The Week in Photos...

The Friday Bun Ride went to Yellow Vase. Which Yellow Vase? Looks like Malaga Cove, always a pleasant place to hang out.

L2 rode up Benedict Canyon and down Roscomare Road. It's always nicer going down Roscomare than going up it. They also took the time to enjoy the scenery.

Thursday NiteRiderz

 

Saturday–The L3 riders headed to Temescal Canyon and Gateway Park.
Peggy Fischer added a creative embellishment to their group photo.

 

This weekend, L1 headed north instead of south, Topanga, Old Topanga and Stunt.

 
Wednesday, Sept 15th, eight brave riders tested out a new route starting at the Anaheim Train Station and 64 miles later ending at an excellent beer and taco restaurant in Oceanside. For our return trip, we took the Metrolink train back to Anaheim which can hold 9 to 12 bikes without needing an advance reservation as AMTRAK does.

It was a very fun and enjoyable trip on a 

new route down the coast with good food and 

adult beverages waiting for us at the end.

Tuesday Riders

The Tuesday riders went to a club favorite, Porto's in Downey.

Mario, it's not supposed to be goose, goose, goose then duck, is it?

L4 riders from this weekend's ride to Rustic Creek and last week's ride to the Corner Store

Saturday, September 25th 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 Stingers

50 miles, 5200 feet elevation gain

Level One led by Robert Pacifici

L2-Three PV Hill Climbs

48 miles, 4000 feet elevation gain

Level Two led by Linda Campbell

L3-West LA Loop

52 miles, 1400 feet elevation gain

Level Three led by Mike Bechtol

L4- SoFi Stadium, Lake Park etc.

28 miles, 700 feet elevation gain

Level Four led by Catherine Graham

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:
Watts Towers & Dale's Donuts

38 miles, 700 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.

Editor's note: The club newsletter is shifting from publishing Monday mornings to Monday evenings starting in October. 

CLUB SPONSORS

THE LANTERNE ROUGE

 


EDITOR'S NOTE

Please email club or cycling related photos and articles to

newsletter@bccclub.org

No later than 8:30pm Sunday

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

The Editor

CLUB RIDING SCHEDULE

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.


Sunday 
9:00 AM 

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Rides 12-30+ miles around PV

All levels



Tuesday 
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


LIGHTS REQUIRED!


Friday 9:00 AM:

"Bob's" Bun Ride

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

L4 Pace 20-40 miles


OFFICERS & COORDINATORS

President:

Gary Parsons


Vice President:

Mario Obejas


Secretary:

Susan Callaway


Treasurer:

Leila Grantz


Member-at-Large:

Vacant


Ride Leader Coordinators:

Matthew Peck

Mario Obejas


Adult Cycling Education Coordinator:

Vacant


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:

Dale Mooney and Larry Beale



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