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Join us for bike rides and other fun activities. You must be at least 18 years old and wear a helmet to participate in our bike rides.


When you donate $21 at http://paypal.me/paylouis/21 to our group you'll have "SUPPORTING MEMBER" under your name in your profile and when you RSVP for events. Type "Southern California Cycling Group" and your Meetup name where it says "Add a note" so I know who is making the donation.


You must agree to our waiver and release at http://www.meetup.com/cyclegroup/pages/Membership_Disclaimer/ to join this group and/or participate in our events.

You release and hold harmless the organizers and all other participants from all claims or liabilities arising out of participating in our events.

To participate in our events you must agree to follow these rules:

1. join the group and RSVP to attend events in our group;

2. agree to our waiver;

3. follow the leader at all times during our events; you cannot go ahead of the leader on your own;

4. do not talk to others during the bike ride. This disturbs the concentration of our participants and is very distracting;

5. tell the leader if you are leaving the event;

6. follow the leader's instructions at all times;

7. have your real name with your photo in your profile and answer your profile questions;

8. if you RSVP "Yes" and do not show up 3 times for events without canceling by changing your RSVP to "No" before the event takes place, you will be removed and banned from participating in this Meetup group.

If you do not follow these instructions you will be asked to leave the event, and you will be removed from the group.

Let's have fun!

Upcoming events (3)

Bicycle Ride from North Hollywood to Chinatown for a Dim Sum Lunch

North Hollywood Metro Station

Join us for a bicycle ride this morning from North Hollywood Metro Station to Chinatown for an early Dim Sum Brunch. EASY WAY: You can ride your bicycle one way and take the Metro back, or LONGER WAY: you can ride your bicycle round trip. ___________________________ QUALIFICATIONS: This bicycle ride is very pleasant and suitable for all bike riders who can ride at least 16 1/2 miles one way or 33 miles roundtrip from North Hollywood to Chinatown on mostly flat terrain with a few rolling hills and underpasses at 12 to 15 miles per hour. ***You must wear a bicycle helmet and be at least 18 years old to ride with our group.*** ___________________________ MEETING LOCATION: North Hollywood Metro Station 5391 Lankershim Blvd. at Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 ___________________________ MEETING TIME: Arrive at 8:30AM to park your car and get ready for the ride. Meet at 8:45AM on the plaza above the escalators to the Metro station to introduce yourself. We'll go over the ride plan and have a safety talk. WE WILL DEPART AT 9:00AM. ___________________________ BIKE ROUTE MAPS: Here is a link to the Google Map for the bike ride from North Hollywood Metro Station to Chinatown (16.5 miles): https://goo.gl/maps/nsbFuv6V9Xu Here is a link to the Google Map for the bike ride from Chinatown back to the North Hollywood Metro Station (16.5 miles): http://goo.gl/9XvkPm ___________________________ DIM SUM BRUNCH: Our Dim Sum Brunch is at Ocean Seafood Restaurant where we will share all the dishes with our group. Please bring $30 CASH per person to cover the cost of your meal. ___________________________ ADDRESS OF THE RESTAURANT: Ocean Seafood Restaurant 750 N Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 ___________________________ AFTER BRUNCH: After brunch in Chinatown you can join us for the bike ride back to the North Hollywood Metro Station or return back to the North Hollywood Metro Station via the Red Line Metro Train from Union Station. ___________________________ WHAT TO BRING: - Please be advised that you are required to wear a helmet. - Bring 2 spare tubes and a small pump or CO2 cartridges, levers and a patch kit in case of a flat tire. - Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition with tires properly inflated and bike chain lubricated prior to the ride. - Bring food such as power bars to eat and water to drink. - Wear sunscreen to prevent a sunburn. Also bring a first aid kit. - Bring a bike lock. Do not leave your bike unattended at the North Hollywood Metro Station. - Bring your cell phone. - Bring a TAP card if you plan to return on the Metro or you can buy one at the station. - Bring cash for lunch. The restaurant only accepts cash for payment. ___________________________ WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Please read this important disclaimer: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible for your safety. We are all just participants. ___________________________ This event is crossposted in several Meetup groups.

St Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow Wieliczka: Epic Eastern Train Adventure!!!

Let's make a plan to get out of town and Meetup!! This trip is an AMAZING Eastern European journey. It has all the best elements. In each city, . . . you can either do our route (but foot and rail) OR you you can set out on bike. We will have a bike rental for you in each city you specify. We will work with you so you can chose based upon that city and what we are doing. The basic thumbnails are St Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow and Wieliczka. We will be visiting at the top of summer - a time called "White Nights" The sun never really sets. It's amazing!!! Add to this: We will be taking Night Trains from St Petersburg to Moscow and then from Moscow to Warsaw. This brings in the romance train travel of a bygone era. We start in St Petersburg. A city dripping with history. First of all . . .there is the Hermitage. And there is the rest of the amazing city too (rsvp or message us to find out city options) After our time in St Petersburg we travel by night train to Moscow for two days there. In Moscow we will have two full days to soak in the city with guided tours. (rsvp or message us to find out city specifics) After our fill of Moscow we make our way by Night Train to Warsaw. If you don't know much about Warsaw . . . you will, after we get there. It is truly a historic city. (rsvp or message us to find out city options) We continue to Karkow. This may very well be the gem of the entire trip. From Krakow we do take a day trip to Wieliczka. This is NOT to be missed. Here are links that give a small taste of each place "White Nights https://tr.im/WhiteNightsVid St Petersburg https://tr.im/StPetersburgVid Moscow https://tr.im/MoscowVid (this underplays what is there) Karkow https://tr.im/KrakowVid1 and https://tr.im/KrakowVid2 Warsaw https://tr.im/WarsawVid Wieliczka https://tr.im/WieliczkaVid Itinerary Day 0 Jun 17 Departure to St Petersburg Day 1 Jun 18 Arrival. Sit down kickoff dinner (included) Hotel Petro Palace Day 2 Jun 19 First day of Miracles of St Petersburg. City Tour. Lunch Included in tour. Hotel Petro Palace Day 3 Jun 20 Second day of Miracles of St Petersburg. City Tour. Night Train St Pete/Moscow Day 4 Jun 21 Moscow Private 2-Day Tour. Sit down dinner (included) Hotel Metropol Moscow Day 5 Jun 22 Moscow Private 2-Day Tour. Night Train Moscow/Warsaw Day 6 Jun 23 Warsaw Hop-on, Hop-off Tour. Sit down dinner (included) Hotel Bellotto Day 7 Jun 24 Day at leisure to explore (night in) Hotel Bellotto Day 8 Jun 25 Warsaw to Krakow with sightseeing on the way. Extra stop Monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, home to the Black Madonna painting. Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 9, Jun 26 Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow (Lunch included) Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 10 Jun 27 Farewell Dinner (included) Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 11 Jun 28 Flight Home Add to all of this . . . we will be staying in 5 star hotels that are in the heart of the city and in the center of all the sights and culture. Hotels St Petersbug https://tr.im/StPetersburgHotel Moscow https://tr.im/MoscowHotel Warsaw https://tr.im/WarsawHotel1 or https://tr.im/WarsawHotel2 Krakow https://tr.im/KrakowHotel This event is cross-posted to several like-minded groups. Total cost is $3,390. Per person, Double Occupancy. We will provide roommate matching. Solo Room supplement is $1,100 (if you want the hotel room and train cabin to yourself) Round trip air is not included. This is the "land" portion cost. Deposit of $500.00 to secure your place ASAP. Deposit refundable up to 90 days prior to departure. Balance due no later than April 17, 2020. We will walk you thru obtaining a Russian Visa. There is an additional cost.

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