Archive for June 29, 2012

Bike to the San Buenaventura State Beach

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Join the HDC! Ride to the Beach for a Bar-B-Q

The High Desert Cyclists and Friends are riding to San Buenaventura Beach on July 21st, 2012. There will be SAG support to help riders. Bring supplies to fix a flat, and food/money for the ride. Each rider is responsible for their own arrangements to return themselves and their bikes back to the Antelope Valley. Work with your fellow riders, club members or family to get a ride, preposition a car or get picked-up. Expect the ride to break into groups of similarly paced riders. Riders will not be left alone. There are three possible rides, based on your preference.

Beach Ride Photo 1

Getting ready to ride to the beach

Three Possible Rides

  • Start at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale (30th Street West and Rancho Vista). Ride leaves at 6:30 AM – about 80 miles. This group will ride to the Wal-Mart in Santa Clarita to meet up with the second group, then on to Ventura. There will be someone to deliver your clothes bag or chair to the beach.
  • Ride 45 miles from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Santa Clarita (located at Copperhill and Newhall Ranch Road). Ride will leave at 8:00 AM. Will not wait for the Palmdale riders. There will be someone to deliver items/chair to the beach.
  • Third choice is ride from San Buenaventura State Park Beach to Ojai and return on the bike path. This ride is approximately 35 miles and leaves the parking lot at 8:30 AM. This scenic ride should return to SanBuenaventura about 11:00 AM. No SAG for this ride.
  • Another alternative ride is an easy, flat ride along the beach bike paths.
Beach Ride Photo 2

Riding the Ojai Bike Trail

The groups from Palmdale and Santa Clarita should arrive at the State Beach around 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

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Brunch Ride Series – Ride #4 – Ride to Foxy Landing

Date: July 14, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Forrest E. Hull Park

Join the High Desert Cyclists for a fun monthly Brunch Ride.

This month, we are meeting at the Forrest E. Hull Park – the dog park located on 30th St West at Lupin Way between Ave L-8 and Ave M – and riding to Foxy Landing restaurant at William J. Fox Field (Ave G and 50th St West).

The ride will be at a comfortable pace. Beginners and families are welcome. Distance covered will be 16.5 miles. See the route on MapMyFitness.

Road bikes and mountain bikes are fine.

Please bring money for your meal.

All riders must wear helmets and carry a spare tube.

No one will be left behind.


Poppy Park Ride

High Desert Cyclists are riding to the Poppy Park on Saturday, June 30, 2012.

The ride will start at the Ralph’s shopping center at Ave L and 20th St W at 7:00 am.

See MapMyRide for details.


Saturday morning FUN RIDE

This will be the next ride of the High Desert Cyclists 20th and L, a No One Gets Left Behind Ride.

Our pace will be less than an average of 15 MPH, Colin Baird will lead and pace the ride.

Start spot will be 20th Street West and Avenue L in Lancaster. The ride will begin promptly at 0700.

The ride will be out to 90th Street West via Ave H and return to our starting location.

Please check Colin Baird’s Facebook page to see the ride on mapmyride. It should be available soon. If you need more specifics, email michelechavez at yahoo dot com for Colin’s cell phone number.


Spirited Meeting!

By Kevin Walsh, AVHDC President

Last night, we had a long, spirited AV High-Desert Cyclists club meeting!

We had a guest speaker – Jennifer Klausner – Executive Director at Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to talk about sharing resources and ideas to grow the local cycling community.

We also had a nice surprise guest appearance by Colin Baird and Dr Phil Lo Piccolo and his wife Sandy. Colin contributed greatly to the spirited discussions!

The club paid for the pizza and the club got 2 new members and 1 renewal!


June 18, 2012, Meeting Reminder

The AV High Desert Cyclists June Meeting is on Monday, June 18, 2012.

Nick’s Pizzeria
43755 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

There will FREE PIZZA.

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Klausner, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition.

Plans will be made for the upcoming Beach Ride on July 21st and plans firmed up for the annual Fall Memorial Century scheduled for October 20th.

All are welcome!