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Welcome to Bicycling for Beginners & All Levels (from Marina del Rey to Redondo)

NOTE: CARMEGEDDON THIS WEEKEND. PLAN AHEAD. THE 405 FREEWAY FROM THE 101 FREEWAY TO THE 10 FREEWAY WILL BE CLOSED!

BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES, ADVANCED - ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US FOR BICYCLING!

This Meetup is sponsored by West LA Cycling Club and it is crossposted at http://www.meetup.com/wlacycling/events/77479202/


The West LA Cycling Club welcomes all level riders to come out for a bicycle ride on the beach bike path. Beginners who are just getting out there all welcome. Come out and make new friends! YOU CAN RIDE ANY KIND OF BIKE. Fat tire simply means hybrids or mountain bikes though ANY bike including road or racing bikes are fine. Advanced riders feel free to bring your HYBRID OR FAT TIRE bike and help coach the beginners.

BICYCLE RENTAL (if needed):

If you don't have a bicycle you can rent one at

Daniel's Bicycle Rentals in Fisherman's Village at

13737 Fiji Way

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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*The bicycle shop opens at 9:00 AM *

PARKING:

Free parking is available in Lot 52 on Fiji Way. This lot is on the way to the bicycle rental shop.

THE BICYCLE RIDE:

We ride to end of bike path in Redondo Beach, which is 25 miles round trip and pretty flat. This is an easy ride and is fine for those just getting starting out or more advanced riders. We will have lunch during the ride and return back to Marina del Rey between 3 PM - 4 PM depending on the level of the group. No one is left behind. Our friendly members will inspire and coach you!

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED RIDERS, PLEASE COME DOWN AND HELP A BEGINNER!

If you are an intermediate or advanced cyclist we urge you to come out and share your experiences and help a beginner. Today we will be riding with a group.

Bring flat kit (2 tubes if you have them,) energy bars and CASH for lunch. Paying your tab is easier for everyone if you have small bills. Thanks in advance!

MEETING:

We will meet at DOCK 52 (ON FIJI WAY) IN MARINA DEL REY at 10:00 AM with a ride out at 10:30 AM. Look for us in the first row of parking-- though you can park anywhere in the lot. Parking is FREE. Click here to SEE MAP SHOWING where DOCK 52 is.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in biking on the road or on a bike path and in group rides. You can get hurt. As an event organizers we assume absolutely no responsibility for you. We are simply "ride buddies," nothing more. If you choose to participate, you assume all responsibility for yourself and your equipment. You agree not to hold me or our Meetup group liable in any way. Also, please adhere to the following:

  • Always wear a helmet when biking. This is mandatory, no exceptions.
  • Make sure your bike is in good working condition, with the tires properly inflated [masked] psi for road bikes or 60-80 psi for hybrids,) and make sure the chain is lubricated prior to the ride.
  • Bring at least one spare tube, energy bars/food and enough water.
  • If you have a tool kit, pump/CO2, or first aid kit, bring them.
  • Learn and use standard hand signals for group rides.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the 10 Freeway:
Take the Lincoln Blvd. off ramp south to Fiji Way.
Turn right on Fiji Way and look for the Dock 52 sign on the right.
Turn right into the parking lot.

From the 405 Freeway:

Take the 90 Freeway (the Marina Fwy) West until it ends.
Continue straight to Mindanao Way and go left to Lincoln
Turn Left on Lincoln to Fiji Way.
Turn Right on Fiji Way and look for the Dock 52 sign on the right.
Turn right into the parking lot.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A great day and a great group of people. Perfect weather for a bike ride.

    October 5, 2012

  • Coach R.

    (:Amen. Mmmmm!!!! Gooood. See you there?

    September 29, 2012

  • Jil

    Hi! Can't wait to join the group tomorrow.

    September 29, 2012

  • Gordon Y.

    i am looking forward to this start up ride

    September 24, 2012

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