Instead of sitting on the couch all night, or in a sweat box, grab your bike and join us for a BNC bike workout. The rides include sprints, pace-line practice, & hill climbs. You will see places and things from a different perspective, it's pretty cool. Plus being outside feels great! The Week #1 - Need for Speed ride is considered the intro to BNC Pulse and it's an ideal ride for those that are new to the road cycling sport.
Difficulty: BNC rides are for Intermediate to Advance level cyclists. The miles and elevation gain will increase from week to week (Monthly Plan below). You must do a Week #1 ride first before doing any other ride. A Week #3 or #4 ride should not be your first ride. If you do not ride regularly the rides will be to difficult.
The pace & routes are NOT for Beginners.
Routes & Pace: all rides require might every week. There are no bailout points but participants can turn back at any point. The routes will be on bike paths, & mostly along bike "friendly streets". The goal on every ride will be to average 16-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. You should know the bicycle rules of the road.
The BNC rides are intended to help build pedal 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, participants 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 - Need for Speed - 20 to 25 miles, speed work, pace line, mostly flat route, back to the start in about 2-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop around the halfway point.
Week #2 - Cadence Spin - 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 - Revolutions Excursion - 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 Up! - 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 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.
NoHo Post Office - in front
(Directions CLICK HERE)
Parking on Chandler & other nearby streets; check posted signs. Metro parking lot nearby too.
- Road, geared, tuned bike
- helmet (mandatory), gloves, head warmer
- spare tube(s), small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front (mandatory)
- Lightweight layers, wind breaker jacket, etc.
- Water & snacks - Cell phone, cash/cc for emergency - 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.