January 17th, 2022

Club Announcements

BCCC welcomes new member

Gary Deeds #1187

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.
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.

Additional recommendations:

Be mindful of what you are touching; credit card scanners, doorknobs, chairs and tabletops; anything that’s not wiped down between users; especially before eating.    Clean your hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. 

Wear a properly fitted mask when physical distancing is not possible in poorly ventilated settings, i.e.  when inside stores.  Reconsider using an appropriate mask versus a scarf or buff.   Right now. It is not cool to go commando (maskless indoors).

Right now, it is best not to share your food with others, especially after you've tasted it.  Double dipping is more than just icky.  

Cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.  Make it your best effort to blow your nose away from others. NEVER blow snot rockets when you're near anyone else! Dispose of used tissues immediately and clean hands regularly.  

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, please self-isolate until you recover.  Privately, let those people you had contact with for over 15 minutes, within 3 feet, and without wearing a mask, know that you are sick.  

There is no HIPPA nor personal privacy rights when someone asks if you are Covid vaccinated or not.  Please don’t give members and ride leaders a hard time when someone asks “is everyone here Covid vaccinated?"

Use common sense judgment when posting on social media your covid related testing activities.  Such postings can send false alarms to those bike club members you had contact with.

Lastly, please be considerate of others when discussing politics.  You may be right; you may be not quite right.  But know when to stop.   You have lost the argument when you need to hurl insults or are cussing.

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. 

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The Week in Photos...

Tuesday Explorers 

Rode to Tito Manor –
video courtesy of Dale Mooney, Sr.

Tuesday Tito Manor Video

Saturday, L1 & L2 remote rides to Turtle Rock.
Led by Tim O'Crowley and Dale Mooney.

Saturday - L3 rode Alamitos Bay to Newport Back Bay.  
Led by Bill Ungar.

Saturday – L4 headed Balboa Island.

 Led by Steve Ludwig.
Bonus  Photo of birthday girl, 
Catherine Graham

The Friday Bun Ride at Shake Shack & Philz

Our Sunday/Funday riders
at Whale Watch

Beate and Liz(behind the camera), out for some climbing last Thursday. Over 6k for Beate

Saturday, January 22nd 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, 3,009 feet elevation gain
ed by Luke Lohnes

   Level 2 - Amalfi, Temescal, Palisades Overlook

50 miles, 1,705 feet elevation gain
ed by Gary Parsons

  Level 3 - Temescal Gateway Park

42 miles, 1,364 feet elevation gain
ed by Larry Beale

  Level 4 - Around Brentwood Golf Course

41 miles, 833 feet elevation gain
ed by Laura Lohnes

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: Pearl Harbor Day ride

40 miles, 2800 feet

Led by Mario Obejas

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 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 the 
Broken Spoke, to Noah's Bagels 

28 miles with 400 feet of elevation.

9:00am start at Captain Kidd's

The Ride Leader will be Sim Ezzes.





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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