Mid Week Evening Bike Ride in Bonelli Park and around Puddingstone Lake!

  • May 8, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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SPRING IS HERE AND WITH SUMMER JUST AROUND THE CORNER ITS TIME TO SWITCH OUR MID WEEK RIDES TO AROUND PUDDINGSTONE LAKE IN BONELLI PARK!



THERE ARE NO PLUS ONES ALLOWED ON THIS RIDE! ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER OF ENERGIZED.

Let's get a mid week evening workout with this ride around Bonelli park with your ride organizers, John and Patrick around Puddingstone Lake! Riding around the park in the early evening is a welcome change from the heat of the day, as there is a lake effect and an evening breeze to cool things down.

Frank G. Bonelli Park occupies an irregular shaped area on the east end of San Jose Hills, northwest of Pomona and south of La Verne and San Dimas.  It has a reservoir of approximately 250 acres of total area and 5 miles of shoreline.  The park covers 2,220 acres of which 1233 acres is open space comprised mainly of rolling hills and steep canyons covered with chaparral, cactus and coastal sage and scrub.  There are approximately 14 miles of nature, hiking and riding trails throughout the park.

For our ride, we will enter the park from Brackett Air Field and ride through the park, obtaining views of the lake, RV and picnic areas.  We will then go up and around the dam/reservoir and complete the loop via Puddingstone Drive and Fairplex Drive, and returning to Brackett Air Field.

MILES: 7.5 to 15 -  We will go one to two times around the park for a total of 7.5 to 15 miles depending on the group. There will be a couple of stops to regroup after the short hills.  After the first loop, there will be a short break at the Airfield before we do the second loop.  The second loop is optional.  This ride has some up and down sections with a few short hills to contend with in the park.  Once we reach the street, it is mostly flat.

DIFFICULTY: Low Moderate to moderate depending on your conditioning and bike riding experience.  Although this is a casual ride, it is not a ride for beginners.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a bike with gears, (road, mountain or hybrid), and water for the ride.  You are required to bring  and wear a bike helmet and lights for front and back of your bike to participate in this ride.

Parking is free at the Air Field.  PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:30 P.M. TO GET YOUR BIKE UNLOADED/READY AND FOR INSTRUCTIONS/INTRODUCTIONS.  WE WILL ROLL OUT ABOUT 6:45 P.M

RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT. Check meet-up site 24 hours before event and BEFORE YOU LEAVE for the ride.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT. BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS RIDE, THE ATTENDEE AGREES TO NOT HOLD THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS EVENT OR MEET UP LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES/HARM THAT MAY OCCUR DURING THE RIDE.  BIKE RIDING IS AN INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY.  INJURIES THAT MAY OCCUR INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO  FALLS, HEAD INJURY, FRACTURES, ABRASIONS, AND HEAT STROKE/EXHAUSTION.  ATTENDEES ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING WHETHER THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPLETE THE RIDE AND FOR BEING FULLY EQUIPPED. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO  STAY ON THE BIKE ROUTE WITH THE GROUP AND FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD. IF YOU LEAVE THE GROUP/ROUTE, LET THE RIDE ORGANIZERS KNOW.

 

 

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  • Lou

    Its been a while for me at Bonelli Park but I know why I love that ride so much, it's all YOU baby!

    May 9

  • Idele

    Great Ride! Thanks Patrick for putting this together! Hope to make more!

    2 · May 9

  • Susan

    Thanks Patrick for leading this ride. I enjoyed the ride and meeting the people of this group.

    1 · May 9

  • Tina

    Thanks Patrick for hosting another great ride!

    1 · May 9

  • Patrick

    On occasions like this, it is the people and the process of us riding around the park that make it as good an experience as this. Thanks to all of you, your particicpation makes it worthwhile for us organizers. Hope to see you all there again soon, more rides are to be posted, just got to keep on keep 'n on.

    1 · May 8

  • Guy

    Nice casual ride around the lake and good company...8)

    1 · May 8

  • Carolyn

    I will try to get there but having car problems! So don't wait for me if not there by 630!

    May 8

  • Laura

    So sorry for the late notice, Brian and i will not be able to attend this bike ride. ...house issues!

    May 8

  • Rose

    Hey everyone, looks like its going to be a nice evening for a ride tomorrow! Be at Norm's Hangar no later than 6:30 p.m. and the group will ride out by 6:45. Don't forget those helmets and lights. :-)

    May 7

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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