Local rides-  Saturday August 17th @8:00 
Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map
Red Taylor Mureau/Stunt 49 4,778
805-390-2200 Dn Piuma/Cold Cyn
Orange Alfonzo Cornell/Mully 38.5 3,290
787-240-1332 Calabasas/Back + Gravel
Orange Lite Petros Erbes/Tapo Cyn 48 3,136
805-630-8116 Lost Cyn/Long Cyn
Gold Tex Hid Vly to Sycamore 24 1,391
805-746-5713 Lynn/Green Meadow
  Sunday August 18th @8:30 am
Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map
RED Alfonzo Hid Vly/ Reino/Borchard 34.5 2,738
Orange 787-240-1332 DoVi/Syc Cyn + Gravel
Social Kay Westlake/Pederson 22 1,387
818-419-1172 Olson/Erbes

Question of the week:  How is the triathlon fundraising and training going?  The fundraising efforts have been productive.  I have received some minor CVC love, but still need to get that full “bear hug” from the club.  It’s not too late, and any amount will add up to help those kids.  I had a swim/bike/run brick two weeks ago, and a nice swim last Sunday.  Along with regular training, I will be doing a long swim/bike/run brick this Sunday.  Anyone who wants to join me for a portion at Zuma beach, drop me an email.   

Safety Tip of the Week:  See and Be Seen-Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather, or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent, or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you. Make eye contact with other road users, especially at junctions, then you know they’ve seen you.   
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

Taylor Hodoose