• Zipping the Hills XI
    We're back with a LASG fall favorite! This will be a lively jaunt through the backroads of the Hollywood Hills, traversing narrow, twisty, often poorly-paved roads with wonderful vistas. We will then cruise down Mulholland and end at Bob's in Burbank/Toluca Lake. There will not be a lunch stop, but we will have a 30-minute break at the top of Beverly Glen, where there are restrooms, Starbucks, etc. Advisements & Restrictions: This will be moderately paced, but the route is not for beginning riders. Recommended for scooters 110cc+; there are a lot of hills to climb. As always, scooters should be in good running order, with tires in good shape and properly inflated. We prefer those who have not done this type of ride with a passenger not ride 2-up. Itinerary: Meetup 9:00 at Trails in Griffith Park. Please arrive early if you plan on getting coffee or food. Kickstands up (departure) at 9:30. Aiming for arriving at Bob's by 12:30pm. Route map (subject to adjustment): https://trips.furkot.com/ts/4JoC7l RSVPs: Currently limited to 30 with a Waiting List. We have rarely cut off attendance for a ride, so if you are own the Waiting List, look for notifications of being added! Important info! There is no gas stop, so please show up with a full tank. As always, please read our policies and guidelines, located here (http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159), before joining us on a ride.

    Trails Cafe

    2333 Fern Dell Drive Griffith Park · Los Angeles, CA

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  • Ride to Rock Inn (125cc+)
    October has perhaps the best riding weather of the entire year in Southern California. So time for a big ride! We haven’t done this ride for over five years and we think it high time we planned a great big, beautiful ride to the historic Rock Inn (http://www.historicrockinn.com/). What's the Rock Inn? Only the coolest motorcycle hangout nestled in between some of the tastiest roads in the city. It's an old Post Office up on Lake Elizabeth Rd. turned restaurant with some of the finest roadside cafe cuisine. This ride is as worthy as any of the "big boys" ride, and you'll see a lot of big boys out there; this really is a true motorcycle hangout. If you're interested in getting out of town amongst the flora and fauna, pine trees and many of the lakes this beautiful city has to offer, this is the ride is for you. Route: https://trips.furkot.com/ts/4d4q2K You have to zoom out to see the route. This is a medium – advanced ride. You really need to know your bike and skills of canyon riding to do this one. Please no beginners or people inexperienced on their bike. As there are a lot of hills on this ride, 125cc and above bikes only. Two-up riding only if you have the bike and the skills to do it. We're not saying it's dangerous, but yours truly came around a turn up in this area and encountered a deer in the middle of the road once. These are some of the risks one must accept when signing up for a ride like this. No joke. This will be a really fun ride! Please show up with a full tank of gas. Be sure your scooter is in good running order. Find info on checking your tires, oil and more here: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/9051472 Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159

    Hanson Dam Aquatic center

    11798 Foothill Blvd Lake View Terrace · 91342, CA

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  • Ride to the *Spook-N-Skoot Halloween Ride* - ALL SCOOTERS WELCOME
    This is a ride to the ride, LASG will meet at the Ralphs on the north side of LAX on Sepulveda Blvd. Meet up time is 3:30 pm. KSU at 4 pm. Planned route to Torrance: https://goo.gl/maps/6Vzjz5qV2t32 We are trying to arrive in Torrance with time to get gas if anyone needs it before departing with the Sikk Scooters leading the main event. Description from the Sikk Skooters Facebook event page: Join us for a fun and spooky themed Halloween ride, including our first ever Trick-or-Trunk, a stop at a local pumpkin patch and we will end at The Phantom Carriage Brewery for some horror-themed adult beverages. We encourage everyone to decorate their scooters and especially their trunks, wear a scooter friendly costume and bring Candy!!!! We will be giving away awards for the best-decorated scooter and best costume! This will be an evening/night ride so be prepared! The LASG led ride will end in Torrance when we get to the main meetup for the event. Be sure to know your way home as LASG will not be returning to the start point. AS ALWAYS: Please only RSVP +1 for additional riders, not passengers. Please show up with a full tank of gas, as always, and a scooter in good running condition. :) Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159 If anyone has any questions, please leave a comment below. Thank you, LASG Organizers

    Ralph's

    8824 South Sepulveda Blvd. · Los Angeles, CA

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  • Solvang… The back, back, back way Ride (250cc+)
    We couldn't quite finish this ride last year because one of the best roads on it had a downed power line and was closed. So we're doing it again. Hopefully the entire route this time. This ride should easily qualify as LASG’s longest ride EVER! Our normal ride is usually less than 100 miles, a long one under 150. This ride, including commuting from start and finish will put most riders at 300 miles for the day: for those south of the SF valley, it will be even longer. Needless to say, this is NOT a ride for beginners. But if you’re into exploring new roads, riding through wine country, carving canyons, long stretches on back road highways, and delicious pistachios, then this ride is for you. So where does this ride go and how does it get there? Well in true LASG fashion, we take the longest possible route to get to our destination, which is a perennial favorite this time, Solvang. But we’re taking the back way… the back, back, back way. We start off from Ojai and take Route 33 North. If any of you have ridden it, you know it’s some of the finest canyon riding So Cal has to offer, about 40 miles of it in fact. Once we get to the top of the mountain we’ll head northwest and to one of our favorite rest spots, Santa Barbara Pistachio Company (https://www.santabarbarapistachios.com/). Save some room in the trunk to bring home some farm-fresh bags of the sweet nuts, in fact, we’ll be at the actual farm. We’ll take a little break and then head off to Highway 166, a nice, long scenic ride through farmland and very little else. The pièce de résistance of this little ride is definitely Tepusquet Road. It’s a small, two-lane country road that turns into some very nice canyon twisties and travels up and over the Santa Barbara Mountains. Then it settles into a beautiful tree-canopied lane that gently drops you down with a festive descent into the lush wine country of the Santa Inez valley. Once in the valley, we’ll head over winery roads to Solvang where we will lunch and say our good buys. Everyone is welcome to make their own way home as best they deem, or stay the night if you prefer. ***VERY IMPORTANT*** PLEASE READ… (You know it’s a going to be a good ride when you get a warning on fuel range). The road from Ojai to Solvang has virtually NO fuel stops. There is one gas station on the way, but there is no attendant on weekends. We suggest you have AT LEAST A 160 MILE FUEL RANGE TO MAKE IT all the way to Solvang. If you don’t have that range, you will need to bring some spare fuel. Also YOU MUST fill up in Ojai before we depart. Bikes with this range include Burgmans, BMWs and Silverwings. Due to the nature of this ride, we will require bikes that can maintain freeway speeds; in general this means 250cc+ scooters. This is a really long ride, please be sure that you and your bike are up for the task; this is NOT a nice, leisurely Sunday ride. Lastly, this ride will require at least intermediate, if not advanced riding skills. Seriously… Do not attend if you are at all questionable about your ride skills; you could endanger yourself and others. Route: https://trips.furkot.com/ts/QPg9LA Please only RSVP +1 for additional riders, not passengers. Please show up with a full tank of gas, as always, and a scooter in good running condition. :) Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159

    Vons

    1125 Maricopa Highway · Ojai, CA

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  • Oxnard & Harbor Village Ride (125cc+)
    It's hot. Plain and simple. Quite honestly, most of our normal routes would be miserable to ride right now. So this time of year we pull out our "Beat the Heat" rides. Names like Zuma and Malibu and Palisades creep into these ride descriptions. One of our favorites is Oxnard and it's been a couple years since we've been to Harbor Village. We will start from one of our usual start up points, Vons at PCH and Sunset. We'll head up the coast and turn onto Kanan Road. From there, North to Thousand Oaks and Santa Rosa Rd. Pleasant Valley Road and 5th street will get us to our destination. Once there, you'll have almost two hours to eat lunch, peruse the many shops, take in the scenery and perhaps grab an ice cream at Coastal Cone & Parlor. If you've never been, Harbor village is a must see destination in So Cal. After we've all been fed, shopped, treated and otherwise satisfied, we're just gonna make a lazy ride home down PCH. Once we get on it, feel free to make your way home as you see fit. Should make for a cool ride, but beware, the traffic on the coast may be heavy this time of year. You might want to have an alternate route handy. This is a really easy going ride that is available to all riders and all skill levels. However, we will be riding at speeds of 55 mph, so it is appropriate for 125cc+ machines. Route: https://trips.furkot.com/ts/GCcyjD (Note - the route shows the ride ends back at Sunset & PCH, but it will be disbursing well beforehand) Restrictions & Advisements: We will be cruising at 55 MPH in many areas, which limits the ride to 125cc+ scooters. This route is suitable for all riders. Please only RSVP +1 for additional riders, not passengers. Please show up with a full tank of gas, as always, and a scooter in good running condition. :) Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159

    Starbucks / Von's (Sunset & PCH)

    17380 Sunset Boulevard, CA 90272 · Los Angeles, CA

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  • Swerve 'N' Curve 19 Scooter Rally! (Any/all scooters)
    RALLY TIME! The South Bay Scooter Club presents the 19th annual Swerve 'n' Curve, the biggest and longest-running rally in SoCal. It's also the biggest ride we participate in every year. For many LASG members, this is their first big rally and it's always memorable. This a great chance to meet riders from all over the region, see an amazing array of scooters, and take a ride around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. Important info: Rally details may change. We will announce any updates on this page. This meetup is for the LASG group ride to the Swerve 'n' Curve rally on Saturday, July 28. If you're meeting in Torrance, no need to RSVP for this ride. The Friday night-ride is a separate Meetup event; please RSVP separately for that ride (to the ride) if you are planning to attend it also. There is usually (optional) pre-registration for the rally so folks can secure a wristband, t-shirt and rally pack in advance. The Swerve 'n' Curve rally is organized and run by the South Bay Scooter Club (http://www.southbayscooterclub.com), not LA Scooter Group. Large rallies such as this — with hundreds of scooters on the ride — aren't as structured as our smaller group rides. LASG Itinerary: Meet at Ralph's on Admiralty Way at 9:30am. Please park on the north end of the lot, along Mindanao Way. Group departs by 10:15am. Come early if you want to make sure to get fully caffeinated before we depart. Please don't show up at 10:00 expecting to have time to leisurely breakfast. The closest gas stations are on Lincoln Blvd., east of Ralph's. There is also gas near the rally meetup in Torrance, 17 miles from our meetup. Our route to the main Swerve Meetup : https://goo.gl/maps/fOcXU Note that the left turn from PCH to Crenshaw Blvd. is unusual. We will be overshooting the intersection and immediately turning into the Walgreens parking lot on the corner. After a quick re-grouping, we will come out of the parking lot onto Crenshaw and continue to the destination. Once at the rally gathering, we'll hang out for about an hour, checking out scooters and socializing as other groups and riders arrive. Please read our Policies and Group Riding Guidelines (http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159) before attending an LASG ride. (These policies only apply to the LASG portion of the ride.) Event info from the Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/events/1386777541444377/ ) SATURDAY, JULY 28: 11am: Meet at the Torrance Crossroads Parking Lot, near the GEN Korean BBQ, corner of Crenshaw & Lomita Blvd's. 12pm: Ride leaves for the famous South Bay Scooter Club SWERVE 'N' CURVE route around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula! Ride will end at TBD. Food and drinks will be available. Scooter Contest judging will commence when we arrive; Awards will be given for BEST VINTAGE SCOOTER & BEST MODERN SCOOTER. We will also have a full-fledged scooter raffle, as well as a 50/50 raffle, for everyone's enjoyment. RALLY PACKS will be handed out / sold at the Palos Verdes Bowl on Friday night, and at the end of the ride on Saturday. As always, all scooters are welcome! Come out and join us in this SoCal Scootering Tradition!

    Ralph's

    4700 Admiralty Way · Marina Del Rey, CA

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  • Swerve 'N' Curve 19: The Night Before Ride (100cc+)
    IMPORTANT INFO: This event is for the FRIDAY NIGHT Swerve 'N' Curve ride, not the main rally on Saturday. Registration for the Saturday ride is on our other S 'N' C event page. If you are going to the Friday night event directly, you do not need to RSVP for this ride-to-the-ride. This ride-to-the-ride is 100cc+ friendly. (Note: the SBSC event itself is 50cc friendly. The limiting factors for our ride-to-the-ride are the high speeds on Culver Blvd. across the wetlands, and on Vista del Mar along Dockweiler Beach. ) If you pre-ordered rally packs from the South Bay Scooter Club, they will be available at the Friday Night SBSC event starting point in Torrance. The Swerve 'n' Curve rally is organized and run by the South Bay Scooter Club (http://www.southbayscooterclub.com), not LA Scooter Group. This event may have more bikes than we normally see on our rides, and won't be as structured as our smaller group rides. That said, the LASG organizers will work to get our people to the key points along the route in the event the group gets separated. LASG Itinerary: Meet at Ralph's on Admiralty Way at 5:30pm. Please park on the north end of the lot, along Mindanao Way. Group departs by 6:00 PM. Please arrive with a full tank of gas -- there will be no fuel stops en route, and the route is about 20 miles long. There is a gas station across the street from the rally meet up point(Ralph's). The closest gas stations are on Lincoln Blvd., east of Ralph's. Our route to the main Swerve Night Ride Meetup: Route to the Night Ride (https://goo.gl/maps/qhgX3RsXM6M2) [Google Maps] Rusty will be able to provide *.TRP route files for those running the CoPilot GPS app on an Android phone (regrettably, not usable on Apple devices); there may be a *.GPX file available for Garmin users also. The route is friendly for scooters over 100cc. We should arrive at the rally gathering point with plenty of time to refuel, check out scooters, and socialize as other groups and riders arrive. The SBSC Night Ride will wind across the northeast (inland) part of Palos Verdes, and around and up the northwest hillside to a point with a splendid view of the lights of the Beach Cities, and then on to Yorkshire Square Brewery in downtown Torrance ( http://yorkshiresquarebrewery.com/ ) Please read our Policies and Group Riding Guidelines (http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159) before attending an LASG ride. (These policies only apply to the LASG portion of the ride.) NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS THE SOUTH BAY SCOOTER CLUB EVENT, TO WHICH WE WILL BE RIDING. ITINERARY (South Bay Scooter Club component): Friday, July 27th: 7 pm: Meet at the PALOS VERDES BOWL Lounge, 24600 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505. Ride leaves at 8 pm, through Palos Verdes to Yorkshire Square Brewery, Torrance CA[masked]

    Ralph's

    4700 Admiralty Way · Marina Del Rey, CA

    5 comments
  • 27th Annual RIDE TO WORK DAY 2018
    Monday the 18th is International Ride to Work day! So ride your scooter to demonstrate: -The number of scooter riders to the general public and to politicians. -That scooter riders are from all occupations and all walks of life (yeah we're not all bad a$$ biker types . . . !) -That scooter riders can reduce traffic and parking congestion -That scooters are for transportation as well as recreation. The 27th annual worldwide Ride to Work Day is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work (http://www.ridetowork.org/), the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event. Studies have shown that across equal distances, commuting scooterists can reach their destinations more quickly, scooters consume less resources per person per mile, and that they take up less space on roads. Ride to Work Day began in July 1992; since that time, the number of motorcycles and scooters in the U.S. has grown to more than 8 million, but only about 200,000 of those are used for everyday commuting. On Ride to Work Day, the number of riders taking these machines to work grows to an estimated 1 million. Also, don't forget to take a picture of your scooter parked in front of your work and share it in the photos for this ride. Lastly, please be extra cautious if you're not used to commuting on a bike (or skip it if you're not comfortable at all). I'll be riding on Monday; hope to see you on the road!

    Needs a location

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  • Wrightwood… The back, back, back way Ride (250cc+)
    Have you ever heard someone talking about a pre-owned vehicle they just bought, and they describe it as “New. Well new to me…” That’s kinda what this next ride is like. It is a well-worn staple for many motorcycling groups; a perennial favorite that gets pulled off the shelf every year, dusted off, rerun and afterwards everyone says, “Dang that is a good ride. We need to do it more often.” However LASG has never done this route. Ever. It’s “new to us”. Mostly because of the nature of our rides, steep climbs do not lend themselves small scooters. But our members seem to be riding bigger and bigger bikes these days, so why not put it on the schedule? We will start off from our Hansen Dam meet up point and make our way through Little Tujunga Canyon and more places than we can list in a paragraph (see the route for details), till we hit Wrightwood. We will have a few choices for lunch and then head back via the infamous Angeles Crest Highway, perhaps with a stop at Newcomb’s Ranch on the way home. We’ll end up in La Cañada and you can make your way home from there. It’s a fairly simple route, but it’s filled with a LOT of riding. We intend on keeping a moderate to faster pace. Soooo…. Due to the nature of this ride, we will require bikes that can maintain faster speeds on mountainous roads; in general this means 250cc+ scooters. Further, you need to have a range of at least 120 miles, the only fuel stop will be in Wrightwood. This is a long ride, please be sure that you and your bike are up for the task. Lastly, this ride will require at least intermediate, if not advanced riding skills. Route: https://trips.furkot.com/ts/DZGonM Please only RSVP +1 for additional riders, not passengers. Please show up with a full tank of gas, as always, and a scooter in good running condition. :) Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159

    Hanson Dam Aquatic center

    11798 Foothill Blvd Lake View Terrace · 91342, CA

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  • Vasquez Rock & Agua Dulce (125cc+)
    Any original Trekkies out there? If you are, you might remember an episode called “Arena” where the handsome Captain Kirk bests a somewhat dubious looking lizard alien in a fight to the death. ***Spoiler Alert*** Being outmatched by the reptile’s obvious superior strength, the Commander realizes he has all the ingredients to make a crude cannon and knocks the poor reptilian out with a blast to the chest. Our next trip is going to take us to the scene of that epic battle, affectionately known as Vasquez Rocks. It was named after one of California's most notorious bandits, Tiburcio Vásquez, as he utilized the unusual rock formations to elude capture by law enforcement. It’s a very popular tourist stop and we’ll give you enough time to play around on the rocks and get your share of photos. And it just so happens the famed formation is located in the town of Agua Dulce. This fair city also is home to the delicious food of the Sweet Water Bar and Grill, a very beloved motorcycle hangout. We'll have a lovely lunch and head on home afterwards The ride will be a moderate to advanced ride as the route there will take us through the recently re-opened Little Tujunga Canyon. We’ll also be taking Soledad Canyon there and Sierra Highway home. The entrance and parking at Vasquez Rocks is a dirt affair, so be prepared to do a little off-roading. Route: https://trips.furkot.com/ts/LSnxRK Please only RSVP +1 for additional riders, not passengers. Please show up with a full tank of gas, as always, and a scooter in good running condition. :) Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159

    Hanson Dam Aquatic center

    11798 Foothill Blvd Lake View Terrace · 91342, CA

    25 comments