Bike Night Cardio

  • March 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Bicycle Night Cardio

Instead of sitting on the couch all night hop on your bike and join us for a fun Bicycle Night Cardio ride. Enjoy some conversations while pedaling along the route, or focus on the workout, you'll see places, & things from a different perspective, it's pretty cool. Plus being outside feels great!

Difficulty: BNC rides are for Intermediate to Advance level riders. The goal will be to average 12-mph start-to-finish. No speed records will be broken and riders in the mood for a little extra pedal-power are encouraged to do sprints between points.
The rides are NOT for Beginner riders.

Routes: The first Thursday of the month will be easiest route and the last Thursday the hardest. The miles and elevation gain will increase from week to week.
Most of the routes will be on bike paths & bike lanes but there will be rides that will mostly be along bike "friendly streets". Some routes will include an option where the route can be shorten and/or riders can also turn around at any point.

The BNC rides are intended to help build endurance, burn calories, and tone our legs but they are fun rides. If an unforeseen incident occurs (flat tire, etc.) we'll regroup and help out. No Rider Left Behind. However, riders must be prepared to deal with getting back to the start on their own if necessary.

Bicycle Rules, Safety, and Etiquette:
DMV click here and  LA DOT click here

Monthly Plan: rides subject to cancellation or plan changed
Week #1 - Speed Play - 20 to 25 miles, speed work, mostly flat route, back to the start in about 2-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop around the halfway point.

Week #2 - Pedal Boost - 20 to 25 miles, flats, some small hills, back to the start in about 2-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

Week #3 - Downstroke Mash - 25 to 30 miles, speed work, bigger hill(s), back to the start in about 2.5-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

Week #4 - Crank It! - 25 to 35 miles, either ride longer, do more hills, or combination of the two, back to the start in about 2.5 to 3-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

Orange Line Metro Locations (Click Here) - for rides going west on the Orange Line Bike Path

Meet Up Time, Location, & Directions:
Start gathering at 6:30 PM & ROLL at 6:45 PM (sooner if all RSVPs arrive)

NoHo Post Office - in front
(Directions CLICK HERE)

Parking on Chandler & other nearby streets; check posted signs. Metro parking lot nearby too.

Recommend:
- Comfy, geared, tuned bike
- helmet, gloves, head warmer
- spare tube, small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front 
- Lightweight layers, wind breaker jacket, etc.
- Water & snacks  
- Cell phone, small camera  
- Cash for emergency ($1.50 for metro)
- Pump tires: rear max psi & front 5 psi below max
Suggested psi range is located on side of tires.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:
Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in an activity like this one. My function as an assistant organizer is only to organize the events and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a bike ride, hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and event hosts of this Meetup Group from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So like I mentioned, I'll be riding on Sunday morning (AKA, Blind leading the blind ride). I'm heading out from Glassel Park at 9am, riding up to La Cañada, Rose Bowl, cruise around Pasadena, and back through Highland Park. It'd be nice to make a stop for some brunch on the way. I'll somewhat be making up the ride as I go, so whoever decides to come along, rest assured that we may be making some extra turns here and there. I'm hoping to get in about 35-40 miles. If anyone is interested in joining in, you guys can meet me at the Rite Aid parking lot at 4044 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90065 at 9am. Let me know if you guys are coming so that I wait for you if need be.

    1 · March 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries! I'll see you Thursday!

      March 9, 2013

    • jon

      Hi Gino thanks for the invite but like Heather today is a recovery day. Have a good ride.

      1 · March 10, 2013

  • Lou

    Saturday Morning FAST Ride: Meet at NoHo post office at 8:15am and roll at 8:30am. The Plan: 35mi loop - 1500' total gain
    Route goes through NoHo - Burbank - Pasadena - La Canada - Montrose - Glendale (route details below)
    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/179153434

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • jon

      Nice ride everyone ! I got a few miles from the top of Wilson and flatted out. I headed for the barn after that

      1 · March 9, 2013

    • jon

      My milage was just a hair over 80 but woo hoo i gained 5000 feet. http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · March 9, 2013

  • Mark (.

    I guess I beat everyone with my mileage on my resistive bike.

    37 miles, under serious rain, all got soaked, returned after midnight

    http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2041363


    It was nice to see the team over the bike path.

    March 8, 2013

    • Ceci

      Shower, laundry and bike wash to boot! Multitasking!

      March 8, 2013

    • Mark (.

      More than that, I had sprayed dirty water from the streets permanently stained my tshirt, but I would ride again if that motivation comes back.

      March 8, 2013

  • Ceci

    Thanks for organizing the Thursday ride Lou. It's nice to see the group is growing in consistency and strength. Always a fun ride!

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Lou

    Good turnout and nice first Thursday BNC ride
    We finished just as it started raining, good timing. Thanks to Ceci for helping out and keeping the group moving.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In case anyone is interested, myself, Catherine, Lauren, and Kristian are going for a ride out in Pasadena. We're meeting at the Del Mar Metro station around 7pm. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to join us.

    1 · March 4, 2013

    • Catarina C.

      Gino!! Hope u & the wife had fun 2night! ツ Ok so since Lou announced the ride for Sat morning, I'll b making that since u know I can't make Sun; hope 2 c ya!

      March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      She made it!

      2 · March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Late RSVP! Hope I can keep up. lol

    March 7, 2013

  • Mario

    On my way

    March 7, 2013

  • Kimberly G

    sorry for the last minute switch up. have a great ride!

    March 7, 2013

  • Gary

    I won't be able to make it tonight. I'll try to make one the rides this weekend.

    March 7, 2013

  • Kristian M.

    Sorry all, I have school BS to finish for Friday. Enjoy the ride!

    March 7, 2013

    • Heather T.

      aww, bummer. Good luck, school comes first.

      March 7, 2013

    • Kristian M.

      If you come out for the ride with Gino on Sunday then I'll see you then. :)

      March 7, 2013

  • Mario

    Looks like it might rain, what do y'll do if it rains? Cancel or go for a ride anyway?

    March 7, 2013

    • Lou

      Rain cancels

      March 7, 2013

  • Vince

    My bad lou.....mother nature looks sad not mad....lol

    March 7, 2013

  • Vince

    Boy mother nature sure looks angry today...but what about 630 tonight? We riding tonite?

    March 7, 2013

  • Vince

    Mother nature better not spit on me...haha

    March 5, 2013

    • Heather T.

      Hey, usually its me hocus pocusing the group about impending rain. lol

      March 6, 2013

    • Lou

      Vince, now why you want to go and do that? Leave the hocus pocus to Heather. Mother nature may shower us with tears of joy and she'll never spit on us :-)

      1 · March 6, 2013

  • Kimberly G

    Forecast is for rain. Do you ride anyway? Not sure I will if it's raining.

    March 6, 2013

    • Lou

      Rain cancels the ride. Let's hope not!

      1 · March 6, 2013

  • Ceci

    Rudy, to bad it's not in LA seems like you would like this one. http://www.bebikeclub.com/tourdedonut/

    March 4, 2013

    • Scott - ".

      Riders must stop at two checkpoint stations (donut stops). While donut consumption is not mandatory, the rider is awarded a five (5) minute time credit for EACH donut eaten. Yum!

      March 5, 2013

    • Heather T.

      hahahaha! totally sounds perfect for Rudy!

      March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So looks like the wife wants to give it a try, so she'll be coming along with me, if that's ok. She's even more of a newbie on the bike than I am, but in pretty good shape.

    2 · March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Perfect ride to start with. It's week 1.

      2 · March 4, 2013

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