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BNC Pulse - Fun Sock Ride!

  • Oct 30, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Bicycle Night Cardio


Halloween is on Thursday so we'll move the ride to Wednesday this week. And to honor All Hallows' Eve we'll "dress-up" our legs by wearing your favorite fun socks. 

Ride Theme: FUN SOCKS! Wear your zany, cool, kooky, and colorful socks. Don't be a poop, come out and say Boo! with your fellow goblins and goons

Tonight we're heading towards Glendale to hopefully get a glimpse of the Halloween decorations and on the way back we'll do a quick stop at the Paradise Bakery & Cafe for an early treat. There will be some small hills through Glendale and the way back will mostly be flat.  

Although this is a BNC Fun Ride, you must be able to ride for 15-miles without stopping and at a 15-MPH pace.  

The following information pertains to the regularly scheduled BNC Pulse rides:  

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

Meet Up Time, Location, & Directions:
Arrive by 6:40 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.

NoHo Post Office - in front
(Directions CLICK HERE)

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



- 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.

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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    Can't wait to see all the pix

    October 31, 2013

  • Scott - ".

    Good Fun!

    October 31, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    Thanks Lou... Another good ride.

    October 30, 2013


    Is it Oct 30 or 31?

    October 21, 2013

    • Lou

      WED, Oct 30...information updated

      October 22, 2013

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