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Bike Night Cardio

  • Jul 18, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Bicycle Night Cardio

Downstroke Mash

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

Times & Location:
Arrive at 6:45 PM & ROLL at 7:00 PM (sooner if all RSVPs arrive)

Give yourself time to park, gather your bike/things and be ready to roll at the start time.

Location:
Eagle Rock Rite Aid parking lot
4044 Eagle Rock Blvd.

Difficulty: BNC rides are for Intermediate to Advance level cyclists. The miles and elevation gain will increase from week to week (Monthly Plan below). If you have not been riding regularly the rides will be to difficult.
The routes & pace are NOT for Beginners.

Routes & Pace: All of the routes and the pace will require might every week. There will not be bailout points. Most of the routes will be on bike paths & bike lanes but there will be rides that will mostly be along bike "friendly streets". You should know the bicycle rules of the road.
The goal on every ride will be to average 15-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 BNC rides are intended to help build endurance, burn calories, and tone our legs but they are fun workout 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 (OL) Metro Locations (Click Here) - rides going west on the OL Bike Path

Recommend:
- Comfy, geared, tuned bike
- helmet (mandatory), gloves, head warmer
- spare tube, small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front (mandatory)
- 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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  • jon

    Hello folks, this is very last minute but Gino and I will be making our way up Mount Wilson this Saturday 7/20. We will be leaving around 8am from the Rite aid parking lot.

    You can meet us there or you can meet us at the base of Mt Wilson which is at Foothill and the 2 Angeles Crest Hwy right next to Sport Chalet La Canada. Here's the idea....
    You are welcome to do as much or as little of the hill that you want to.
    The complete route to the top of Wilson is 19 miles.
    You are welcome to bail out any time during the ride if your legs are calling uncle. There are three main stopping points along the ride.
    The first is Clear Creek junction 9miles.
    The next is Redbox another 5 miles.
    The last is the top of Wilson.

    The good thing is if you decide to bail out it's a easy coast all the way back to your car.

    If you want to join in on the fun let us know. Jon

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those of you that are going to be hungry after the ride, there's an endless amount of great taco trucks that we will be riding by towards the end of the ride. I'm sure we'll also be stopping by the Verdugo Bar (down the street) for a beer afterwards, for any of you that are interested.

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • Torin

    Are you starting at the NoHo post office and turning back at the Rite Aid? Where is the proposed beginning and end?
    -Thanks

    July 16, 2013

    • Ceci

      4044 Eagle Rock Blvd. It is in the post.

      July 17, 2013

  • Dana F.

    Tommy's!!!!!

    July 16, 2013

  • Vince

    Not tryin 2get fat Dana quite the opposite....Tommy's wtf

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Ceci

      Lol...ok little more.

      July 16, 2013

    • Vince

      Si'

      July 16, 2013

  • Dana F.

    Can we hit Tommy's on the way back? Lou- make it a 2 hr, fast pace so we can eat! Please!!! ;0)

    July 16, 2013

  • Dana F.

    Nice! Is this a Pasadena ride?? ;0)

    July 8, 2013

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