*Upcoming Events:* [image: image.png] May 2nd CVC Annual Benefit ride http://www.cvcbike.org/picnic--benefit-ride.html
*Away ride March 21 Ojai*
*Gravel ride on following Sunday's* March 15,22,29 April 5,12
Local rides- Saturday February 29th @8:30 Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red Taylor Potrero/Lewis/PCH 59 5,329 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12048513 805-390-2200 Deer Creek/Yerba/PCH/Encianl Orange Alfonzo Cornell/Mully/Piuma 44 4,599 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32005011 787-240-1332 Dn Stunt/7 min/Calabasas Orange Lite Petros Mureau/Old Top/Fernwood 43 4,428 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27587848 805-630-8116 Stunt/Mully/Cornell Gold Sharon 818-519-8694 DoVi out N back 29 1,832 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19169421 Lisa 818-535-0862 Via Hidden Valley Sunday March 1st @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red TBD Las Vir/Mully/Lobo 38 3,097 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32004945 Rock Store/Up Encinal Orange Alfonzo Las Vir/Mully/Lobo 38 3,097 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32004945 Gold 787-240-1332 Rock Store/Up Encinal Social Kay Hillcrest/Gainsborough 22.5 1,298 3354 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30068557 818-419-1172 TO/Agoura
Question of the week: How fast should I go downhill? Slower than you are comfortable with. Maybe it’s because I’m not a great descender, but I don’t chase PR’s downhill. A lot of our canyons have blind turns where you cannot see if there is sand on the road, a slow-moving car, or a loose table saw blocking the road. Descend with caution.
Safety Tip of the Week: Two at The End-For safety and as a courtesy, if the group spreads out, the last two people should adjust their speed to ride as a pair. If either should need assistance, they will have a helping hand.
When riding with us: · wear helmets and ensure your bike is in good working order · stay in bike lanes and no more than two abreast on them; single file otherwise · not overlap wheels · descend carefully! Look out for debris, animals, potholes, tight bends, and slick spots · pass slower riders on the left · ride predictably: signal when changing lines and call out hazards · avoid bunching up · respect all traffic rules and the rights of motor vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians · always use proper hand signals to indicate to drivers and other riders your intentions · we are a "rules of the road" cycling club · Inclement weather policy: In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is our 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