NOTE TIME CHANGE 8:30 SATURDAY START, 9:00 SUNDAY/AWAY STARTS
Local rides- Saturday September 21st @8:30 Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red Taylor Agoura/Calabasas 43.5 4,089 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/290138 805-390-2200 Old Top/Fernwood/Mully Orange Jen Hid Vly/Santa Rosa 48 2,669 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31143037 805-558-3428 Erbes/Westlake Orange Lite Petros Hid Vly/Los Posas/PCH 52.5 4,088 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7591606 805-630-8116 Encinal/Upper/Westlake Gold Sharon 818-519-8694 Westlake/Norwegian 40 2,462 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1162266 Lisa 818-535-0862 Grimes/Erbes Sunday September 22nd @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map RED Doug Hid Vly/Do Vi 36 2,336 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21265311 Orange 323-806-2002 Wildwood/Westlake Social Kay Agoura/Kanan 21 1,203 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29210287 818-419-1172 Westlake
Question of the week: Why are ride leaders important? CVC is a fun, volunteer-based club. We offer different rides weekly, so we do not get bored. We support our club riders by guiding them along our routes, stopping for water, and getting the group going again. We watch out for each other to ensure everyone makes it home, or in the case of Tex last weekend, get the help they need. Ride leaders keep a cohesive group, so that we can ride as a group. Otherwise we are just riding solo. It does not take much, but is crucial to our club. If you have ridden one of our group rides more than 5 times, you can be a ride leader. Stay tuned for an invite to the next “ride leaders” meeting coming up. We need all of you to step up and help.
Safety Tip of the Week: Be aware of vehicles-Many collisions occur when a cyclist is on the inside of a vehicle which is turning right. Don’t assume the vehicle is going straight ahead just because it isn’t signaling right. Always avoid ‘undertaking’ any vehicle in this situation – it’s better to hang back until the vehicle has moved past. Never cycle along the inside of large vehicles, such as trucks and buses, especially at intersections, where most accidents happen. When turning right, a truck will often pull out to the left first, creating a wide gap between the vehicle and the curb. Many cyclists think it’s safe to ride into this space, but this is a dangerous place to be as the gap quickly disappears when the truck swings around to the right.
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