*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 22,29 April 5,12
Local rides- Saturday March 14th @8:30 Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red Taylor Hid Vly/Lewis/Santa Rosa 45.5 2,705 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28398077 805-390-2200 Erbes/Westlake Orange Doug Hid Vly/Lewis/Santa Rosa 45.5 2,705 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28398077 323-806-2002 Erbes/Westlake Orange Lite Petros Hid Vly/Lewis/Santa Rosa 45.5 2,705 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28398077 805-630-8116 Erbes/Westlake Gold Sharon 818-519-8694 Agoura/Kanan/Pederson 34 2,072 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31425037 Lisa 818-535-0862 Wildwood/Erbes Sunday March 15th @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red TBD Westlake/Erbes/Ranch 40.5 3,133 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32099777 Grn Mdw/DoVi/Syc Cyn Orange Alfonzo Westlake/Erbes/Ranch 40.5 3,133 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32099777 Gold 787-240-1332 Grn Mdw/DoVi/Syc Cyn Social Kay Carlisle 17.5 1,250 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30106925 818-419-1172 Out N Back Sunday March 15th @9:00 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Gravel Rob Kassan Sycamore Creek 40.5 2,866 https://www.strava.com/routes/24329779 Crossing
Question of the week: Should I be worried about Corona-virus? I’m not a health professional, and do not play one on TV. In the flu season and current conditions, the entire club would prefer you stay at home until you are healthy. Please remember it’s important and simple common courtesy to keep your bodily fluids to yourself. Snot rockets should only be ejected after pulling off the back of the group.
Safety Tip of the Week: Announce Hazards-When riding in a tight group, most of the cyclists do not have a good view of the road surface ahead, so it is important to announce holes, gravel, grates, and other hazards. Indicate road hazards by pointing down to the left or right, and by shouting “hole,” “bump,” “pine cone”, etc. Everyone in a group should be made aware of hazards.
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