Local rides- Saturday August 24th @8:00 Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map Red Taylor Hid Vly/PCH 52.5 4,026 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30890571 805-390-2200 Decker/Lit Syc/Westlake Orange Alfonzo Westlake/Tierra Rej/Grimes 48 2,830 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30909276 787-240-1332 TR/Olson/Erbes Orange Lite Petros Hid Vly/Cam Bike Path 47.5 2,682 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30899899 805-630-8116 Santa Rosa/Olson/Erbes Gold Sharon 818-519-8694 Westlake/Olson/Wood Ranch 34 2,294 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16887763 Lisa 818-535-0862 Pederson/Erbes Sunday August 25th @8:30 am Ride Leader Route Miles Climb (ft.) Map RED Alfonzo Lynn/Hid Vly/ 40.5 2,872 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30900270 Orange 787-240-1332 Agoura/Cornell/back Social Kay Agoura/Mureau 21 1,577 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26909197 818-419-1172 out n back
Question of the week: Why is Alfonso leading all the Orange rides? Besides the fact he is a great guy, we need more Orange ride leaders and more participation. We cannot rely on the few to always service the many. Drop me an email and I can explain how little is required to lead a ride. We have an online sign up page; click, click and we will be all set.
Safety Tip of the Week: Stay on the right side http://www.marc.org/bikeped/sharetheroad.htm of the lane-Ride in a single-file line with other cyclists (not two or three abreast) if the street is too narrow for cars to pass. Cyclists are allowed to ride in the middle of the lane to increase visibility. Keep an eye out for parked cars (or rather, doors from parked cars opening into the street). Avoid the dreaded door-into-cyclist snafu by staying a little bit closer to the center of the street if there are parked cars. Also, move towards the left side of the lane when turning left. Stay out of drivers’ blind spots http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/cycling-guide/section3.3.shtml, especially at traffic lights or stop signs.
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