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Bike Ride from Hermosa Pier to Marina del Rey, Lunch & Back

Please join us for a SUNDAY ride!  We'll meet at the "surfer sculpture" on Pier Ave. (the surfer sculpture is at the end of Pier Avenue, just across from the Strand, on the ocean side - right before the boardwalk goes out to the ocean) at 11:45 am and DEPART AT NOON (sharp!!)... for a Strand bike ride to Marina del Rey, have lunch at El Torito (yes margs too!) and ride back at our own pace.

The proposed schedule: 12:00 - 1:00 ride from HB to MdR; 1:00 - 2:30 lunch; 2:30 - 3:00 enjoy sidewalk band; 3:00 - 4:00 ride back to Hermosa.

The route: north on Strand, left over Marina del Rey bridge, ride short distance on path, left (off of bike path) toward restaurants/marina.  You'll see El Torito on left.

(Note: Renovations on certain sections of the Strand (mid-way, near Dockweiler) are in progress, so there is a Detour 'bike path' sign that is simple to see/understand/ride - you just veer from Strand and ride parallel on an equally paved path for a short distance before getting back on the Strand; I did it, it's easy.)

Hop on your bike OR rent a bike at Hermosa Bike Cyclery[masked], located in the alley behind Good Stuff (restaurant).  Rental prices vary (i.e., Strand Cruiser, 1 speed, $21 for the day; Road/Mountain Bike $36 for the day).  If you're renting a bike, please allow additional time to park, pick your rental bike out, and get the seat adjusted for you.  There is a large parking structure just north of Pier Avenue, which is a stone's throw from the bike shop.  If you're driving your bike over, you can easily walk your bike down to put air in your tires at the bike shop.

IMPORTANT:  Bring a bike lock.  You will be responsible for locking your bike when we stop for lunch.  Also, please bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, sweatshirt for the ride back, cell phone and credit card/cash just in case there's an issue with your bike and you need to cab back at any point (hopefully not, but it's always good to be prepared).

If you're running late and miss the departure time, put the metal to the pedal and catch up with us!!

P.S. - PLEASE update your RSVP if you are coming, not coming, or bringing a friend(s), as it makes a big difference in the El Torito lunch reservation.  Thank you!

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  • Tatiana

    Thank you Sally and all of you guys for great time!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love u guys

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a blast

    February 24, 2013

  • Virginia

    Lots of fun!

    February 24, 2013

  • mindy

    Thanks Sally and everyone for a very fun brunch :-)

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just parking

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late someone call me[masked]

    February 24, 2013

    • Sally

      I called Dawn. She's still joining us!

      February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cant wait to meet you guys finally /)

    February 24, 2013

    • Sally

      Yay! Can't wait to meet you and the others newbies too! See you soon!

      February 24, 2013

  • Deborah

    My ankle isn't strong enough. Don't want to slow you all down.

    February 24, 2013

  • Sally

    Yes, lookin like a girls' cruise, but we'll take some male energy any time if you boys want to sign up last minute. ; ) No worries girls - there's always plenty of men to dance with at the sidewalk band after lunch. : )

    February 23, 2013

  • Daniel E.

    I'm a boy and I will try to join the lovely ladies for a cruise very soon :)

    February 23, 2013

  • mindy

    Ok thanks Sally! I will meet you at grand beach on the bike path or maybe head south to catch up to you ;-)

    February 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    So Sorry I am going to miss my favorite beautiful coastal bikeride ever. I will see you all next time. Have an awesome day

    February 22, 2013

  • mindy

    I can meet you half way since I live in el segundo right by grand beach

    February 21, 2013

    • Sally

      Thanks for mentioning that Mindy. We'll keep an eye out for you and you'll be able to identify riders by our Mardi Gras necklaces.

      February 22, 2013

  • Amy

    Does anyone have a cruiser that I could borrow? Mine was stolen on Saturday :-( I can rent one if necessary!

    February 19, 2013

    • Virginia

      Let me know. You have my number.

      February 19, 2013

    • Amy

      Thanks V! I appreciate the offer. I am a big maybe now due to some family issues :-( I have found a bike to borrow in case I can make it!!

      February 22, 2013

  • JLee

    Does anyone has an extra bike rack space leaving from Hawthorne Blvd. and 182nd Street?

    February 18, 2013

    • Virginia

      Jen, I have an extra bike rack space and I live on 186 & Hawthorne. Can we say, close by?? Email me for contact info.

      February 21, 2013

    • JLee

      Thank YOU! I can be reach at[masked]

      February 22, 2013

  • JLee

    Wow! that is so awesome, Virginia, I can be reach at[masked]

    February 22, 2013

  • Virginia

    I was just going to meet everyone there at El Torito's but my previous plans have changed do I'll be joining you all on the ride!

    February 21, 2013

  • JLee

    Anyone has an extra bike rack space leaving from Hawthorne and 182nd Street?

    February 18, 2013

  • Deborah

    Tentatively yes. I will know definitely on Saturday.

    February 17, 2013

  • Joy G.

    Academy awards obligations but maybe I can make 1/2 the ride.

    February 16, 2013

  • Maria

    I still haven't made one of Sally's bike rides. Might be moving that day, but I will try to make it. And of course, I'll update my RSVP :)

    February 16, 2013

  • Susan

    Bummer! I'm out of town.

    February 16, 2013

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