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  • Claremont Colleges Populaire12-04-2022 08:009 Registered

    12-04-2022
    08:00
    PST
    12-04-2022
    14:39
    09-28-2022 11:01
    12-02-2022 12:00
    62
    RUSA 100
    Rolling
    6:39
    Sunrise at 6:42:52 AM Sunset at 4:46:10 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    McDonalds
    1306 N Altadena Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    $6.00
    Registration is not open

    Note: You must register in advance for this ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the ride.  You must be a member of PCH Randos and RUSA to register. 

    A pleasant, fairly flat jaunt from Pasadena to the Claremont Colleges.  There is a great coffee stop at Euro Cafe in Claremont.

    This is a self- supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle. 

  • Sulphur Mountain Populaire12-11-2022 07:00None Registered

    12-11-2022
    07:00
    PST
    12-11-2022
    13:58
    11-02-2022 06:56
    12-09-2022 12:00
    65
    RUSA 100
    Gravel
    6:58
    Sunrise at 6:48:18 AM Sunset at 4:46:52 PM

    Terri Boykins
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    Museum of Ventura County Public Parking Lot
    100 E. Main St
    ventura, ca

    $6.00

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register.

    Encore for 2022!   This is a 105km populaire that climbs to Ojai using Sulphur Mountain Rd, a beautiful, secluded road that includes 10 miles of gravel.  The unpaved section is a well-maintained, graded fire road- very rideable on a road bike as long as you have low gears and at least 30mm wide tires.  After reaching the summit, riders will enjoy a screaming descent on smooth pavement down to Hwy 150.  In Ojai, riders can replensish water and food.  The return to Ventura is via Casitas Pass and then the usual coastal route.

    The route has about 4600ft of climbing, most of which is in the first 20 miles.  The time limit reflects an extra 15 minutes due to the RUSA gravel time allowance.

  • Winter Solstice Night 200k12-17-2022 19:006 Registered

    12-17-2022
    19:00
    PST
    12-18-2022
    08:30
    07-13-2022 16:42
    12-16-2022 12:00
    124
    RUSA Brevet
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:52:15 AM Sunset at 4:48:39 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Sierra Madre Villa Station, Pasadena
    Sierra Madre Villa Station Pasadena
    California, 91107

    $10.00

    Overnight Ride



    Bad news:  Amtrak and Metrolink train service from Oceanside to Mission Viejo is currently suspended due to work on the tracks.  According to this LA Times article, the work is due to continue until at least mid-December, and a bulletin from the contractor predicts work will continue into January.  This is going to affect the logistics of riders planning on taking the train back from Oceanside to LA.   Amtrak is providing a bus service, but you would have to check about bike accomodations.  We are looking for some volunteers that would be willing to drive to Oceanside and shuttle bikes (or maybe bikes and riders) back to LA area.  Contact Kerin if you are willing.

    Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    Ride Description- Come join us for the 7th SoCal Winter Solstice Ride! (It's an Almost Winter Solstice ride- we're not doing the ride on the actual solstice, but having the ride on Saturday makes it easier for people with jobs.)   Get out your thermal tights, decorate your bike with holiday lights, and join a group of other crazies riding through the longest night of the year.    The route is a mostly flat, point-to-point ride from Pasadena to Oceanside.  We start with a little loop of South Pasadena and La Canada, then head over to the San Gabriel River Trail.  The River Trail takes us all the way to Seal Beach, then we'll follow the coastal route to Oceanside.  The start and finish are both at train stations with parking, so it is fairly easy to handle the logistics.

    Although the ride is not technically an audax-style ride, riding with others is strongly encouraged, especially on the SGRT at night.  In keeping with the holiday spirit, you are invited to enjoy a midnight meal together at the Harbor House Cafe in Sunset Beach, about 67 miles into the ride.  One of the best things about this ride is seeing all the Christmas lights as we ride through the towns.  You are encouraged to decorate your bike too- you'll be tickled at the positive reactions this elicits from car drivers and pedestrians.

    Parking- There is free overnight parking available at the Sierra Madre Villa Station and at the Oceanside Station.  If you live in the LA area, you can drive to the SMV Station, or better yet take the Gold Line train there.  After you finish in Oceanside on Sunday morning, you can take the train (either Amtrak or Metrolink) to Union Station, and then the Gold Line back to SMV Station.  If you live in the San Diego area, you can park at the Oceanside Station and take the train to the start.  

     

  • Santa Barbara Easy 200k01-01-2023 07:003 Registered

    01-01-2023
    07:00
    PST
    01-01-2023
    20:30
    11-01-2022 00:01
    12-30-2022 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:58:17 AM Sunset at 4:57:19 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Mountain Meadows Park
    Mountain Trail and Mountain Meadows Drive
    Moorpark, CA 93021

    South corner of Mountain Trail and Mountain Meadows Drive.
    Stops on the Ride
    $10.00

    Registration for 2023 rides will open on 11/1/22.

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register.  Be sure your memberships for both RUSA and PCH Randos have been renewed for 2023 before the ride date or you will not be able to participate!

    Happy 2023!  Start your rando season off with a 200k on New Year's Day.

    Description: This course is as flat as it gets for an out and back from Moorpark to Santa Barbara Harbor and back to Moorpark. The route is intended to be a fun ride, a good warm up for the randonneuring season.  Get your 2023 off to a great start!

    The initial climb out of Moorpark will help warm the system up for the 8 mile gentle descent down Santa Rosa Road to Camarillo. The route crosses the Oxnard Plain to the coast and at Harbor Blvd. turns north to Ventura. You will then travel Route 1 or Old PCH and the new coastal bike path to Carpinteria. Carpinteria, a busy beach town only 12 miles from SB Harbor, is a great stop for coffee or late breakfast. The route then using surface streets, parallels the 101 Freeway to Summerland and over the Ortega Hill bike path to Montecito. Then navigate the roundabout to Santa Barbara’s majestic and popular Cabrillo Blvd, so keep your eyes alert to the road as it’s easy to be distracted. Sushi Go-Go and On the Alley are good places for bite to eat while looking over the Santa Barbara Harbor with your bike in view as well. The Harbor Market is steps away for those that want to grab and go for a quick turnaround.

    Missed something on the way out? You get a chance to see all of it again on the way home, usually with a good tailwind.

    This is a self- supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle. 

     

  • SART Reversal 200k01-07-2023 07:00None Registered

    01-07-2023
    07:00
    PST
    01-07-2023
    20:30
    11-01-2022 00:01
    01-05-2023 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:58:54 AM Sunset at 5:02:07 PM

    Gregory Goebel
    Email Gregory(562)412-0881

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    Le Bard Park, Huntington Beach
    Cynthia Drive
    Huntington Beach, CA 92646

    Do not navigate to Le Bard Park, use Cynthia Drive
    Stops on the Ride
    $10.00

    Registration for 2023 rides will open on 11/1/22.

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register.  Be sure your memberships for both RUSA and PCH Randos have been renewed for 2023 before the ride date or you will not be able to participate!

    This 200km ride follows the Santa Ana River from Huntington Beach to San Bernardino and back. It's a pleasant route along the the river and you are guaranteed to see lots of bird life!
    The majority of the ride is on the Santa Ana River Trail, a paved multi-use path, except for the portion between Green River and Norco where the multi-use path has not yet been completed.
    Unless the Santa Ana winds are blowing, expect consistent headwinds on the way back!

    This is a self- supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle. 

  • Pier Review 200k01-21-2023 07:00None Registered

    01-21-2023
    07:00
    PST
    01-21-2023
    20:30
    11-01-2022 00:01
    01-19-2023 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:56:01 AM Sunset at 5:15:01 PM

    Stacy Kline
    Greg Kline

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    Balboa Pier
    701 E Oceanfront
    Newport Beach, CA 92661

    Park in Balboa municipal lot.
    $10.00

    Registration for 2023 rides will open on 11/1/22.

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register.  Be sure your memberships for both RUSA and PCH Randos have been renewed for 2023 before the ride date or you will not be able to participate!

    This flat and scenic 200K is almost entirely off-street, using paved bike and pedestrian paths.  Please remember to ride accordingly. These paths are low-stress and low-speed, so enjoy the scenery and visiting with your fellow riders. Approximately half of the ride is along the ocean with great views. Be sure to keep an eye out for migrating Gray whales.  The rest of the ride is on river trails that have the opportunity of wildlife sightings for the observant randonneur. Coyotes and bald eagles have been spotted on this route.

    Parking: Parking is available in the City Lot at the pier,   $1.90 per hour - $29.00 daily rate.  Free on-street parking is available on Balboa Blvd and the residential streets on either side of it once you get a few blocks away from the pier (North/West of Cypress, or South/East of B Street). See parking map.

    This is a self- supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle. 

     

  • Sierra Pelona Ridge 200k02-04-2023 07:001 Registered

    02-04-2023
    07:00
    PST
    02-04-2023
    20:30
    11-01-2022 00:01
    02-02-2023 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:47:27 AM Sunset at 5:28:45 PM

    Greg Cardell
    Email Greg(818)922-5778

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    Promenade Trailhead
    27103 McBean Pkwy
    Santa Clarita, California 91355

    $10.00

    Registration for 2023 rides will open on 11/1/22.

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    The route starts by following the San Francisquito Creek bike trail up to San Francisquito Canyon Road (one of the early routes between the LA Basin and the big valley) and then continues past the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam collapse, and up and over San Francisquito Pass. After a short, steep descent (ending in a T intersection, so use caution!) the route continues down the rift valley of the San Andreas Fault to the control in Leona Valley.  Continuing down the valley to Bouquet Canyon Road, the route then goes up over the Leona Divide to a long descent along the north side of the Sierra Pelona Ridge to return to Santa Clarita.  A few miles on the riverside bike paths leads to Sierra Highway and then up along the south side of the ridge, through Agua Dulce and Acton to the top of Soledad Canyon.  Another long descent leads back to Santa Clarita.  Climbing up Sand Canyon and down scenic Placerita Canyon to the control at the nature center, the site of the first discovery of gold in California at the Oak of the Golden Dream, the route then continues along a few flat miles of surface streets and bike paths to the finish.

    The canyons are often warm (even in winter) and are usually dry and windy. There is water available at several locations along the route. It is a good idea to fill water bottles before starting the descents down Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon, as there is no water available in Bouquet Canyon, and water stops are a considerable distance apart in Soledad Canyon.

    This is a self- supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

    Because the suns sets at 17:30, all participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.

  • C'est Parti 300k02-18-2023 06:00None Registered

    02-18-2023
    06:00
    PST
    02-19-2023
    02:00
    11-01-2022 00:01
    02-16-2023 12:00
    187
    ACP 300
    Flat
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:34:12 AM Sunset at 5:41:58 PM

    Greg Kline
    Stacy Kline

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    Balboa Pier
    701 E Oceanfront
    Newport Beach, CA 92661

    Park in Balboa municipal lot.
    $35.00

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register. 

    This is an early season 300K brevet that is almost entirely on paved bicycle paths, with short sections on Pacific Coast Highway.

    We start at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and head up the Santa Ana River Trail to Riverside and head back to the beach the same way. From there we ride up the coast to Seal Beach and up San Gabriel River a few miles to the turnaround. We then retrace the route back down the SGRT and the beach to the Balboa Pier.

    Expect headwinds all the way down the Santa Ana River Trail and up to Seal Beach. The prevailing winds usually mean a tailwind back to the Balboa Pier!

    This is a fairly flat 300K to get you qualified for PBP. It is a good training ride due to the consistent headwinds for at least half of the ride. PBP has a lot more climbing!

    The finish is at the Balboa Inn at the Balboa Pier. Stacy and Greg will have hot soup and chili at the finish and there are many yummy culinary spots to satisfy any appetite.

    As this is a holiday weekend in the US, consider making it a holiday mini-getaway. There is plenty of room at the Balboa Inn and there are several vacation rentals in the area!

    Parking is available in the City Lot at the pier,   $1.90 per hour - $29.00 daily rate.  Free on-street parking is available on Balboa Blvd and the residential streets on either side of it once you get a few blocks away from the pier (North/West of Cypress, or South/East of B Street). See parking map.

    This is a randonneuring ride, self-sufficiency is expected and camaraderie is encouraged. There is no SAG vehicle. Riders should plan on obtaining their own water and food on the course. 

    All but the fastest riders will finish after sunset. We will be checking everyone for the required lights and reflective gear at the start.

  • 5 Valley Twister 300k03-04-2023 06:00None Registered

    03-04-2023
    06:00
    PST
    03-05-2023
    02:00
    11-01-2022 00:01
    03-02-2023 12:00
    187
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:17:37 AM Sunset at 5:54:08 PM

    Greg Cardell
    Email Greg(818)922-5778

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    Bridgeport Park
    23521 Bridgeport Ln
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    $30.00

    Registration for 2023 rides will open on 11/1/22.

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration. You must be a member of both RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    The ride starts in the Santa Clarita Valley and traverses through Valencia and Newhall along bike trails and surface streets to Sierra Highway.  It then climbs up along the original route of what was known in the 1860s as Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass (Beale's Cut was a narrow channel cut through the pass where tolls were charged to travel to and from the San Fernando Valley.  Beale's Cut still exists but is difficult to see from Sierra Highway.)  The route then travels across the top of the San Fernando Valley and over the beautiful Santa Susana Pass, and then down and across Simi Valley to Moorpark.  Climbing up Grimes Canyon Road to cross the Santa Susana Mountains, there is a fast and winding descent into the Heritage Valley.  The route then travels down the valley to Santa Paula, where it turns up Highway 150 into the Topatopa Mountains and down the long descent to the Dennison Grade and on down into the Ojai Valley.  Heading west over the double bumps the route descends to Carpenteria.  Following the coast south to Oxnard, the route turns inland across Rancho Las Posas and through the Las Posas Hills back to Moorpark, where it again crosses the Santa Susana Mountains.  The return to Santa Clarita follows Guiberson Road to Piru along the northern edge of the Santa Susanas, then along Highway 126 (where the shoulder has been designated and painted as a bike route.)  Following a few miles of streets and trails the route ends back in Valencia.  There are beautiful views of rock formations in the Santa Monica Mountains, and of the Heritage Valley, the Ojai Valley, and Lake Casitas along the route, as well as an opportunity to see the sunset over the Pacific from our namesake highway.

    There are several moderate climbs on this route, but for most part they are 6% or less with occasional short sections at 7--8%. Services are available along the route, but at least two water bottles are recommended due to the dry, and often windy and hot, conditions that may be encountered, particularly on the climb from Moorpark, and between Ojai and Carpenteria.

    The ride starts at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, and ends at the ride leader's house a short distance from the start, where there will be food and drinks available around a backyard fire pit.  Limited parking is available in the parking lot at the start, and also to the east of the park along Bridgeport Lane and Parkwood Lane.

    All participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.

     

     

  • International Women's Day Ride03-11-2023 08:00None Registered

    03-11-2023
    08:00
    PST
    03-11-2023
    15:05
    11-01-2022 00:01
    03-09-2023 12:00
    66
    RUSA 100
    Flat
    7:05
    Sunrise at 6:08:31 AM Sunset at 5:59:51 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Goldstein's Bagel Bakery
    412 N Santa Anita Ave
    Arcadia, CA 91006

    $5.00

    Registration for 2023 rides will open on 11/1/22.

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.

    March 8th is International Women's Day.  To celebrate, RUSA encourages regions to schedule a brevet as part of the "Together We Ride" movement.  PCH Randonneurs will proudly host a populaire on Saturday, March 11th to celebrate International Women's Day.  Commemerative patches will be available.  We hope to have as many women as possible at this ride.  Mark your calendars and invite your friends.  Men are welcome to ride too, but you will be expected to frequently tell us women what badass cyclists we are! 

    To help encourage new women randonneurs, PCH Randonneurs will pay for the first year's RUSA membership of any new female riders who participate in this ride. 

    For this event we will use the San Gabriel River Populaire route.  This is a super flat 67 mile ride along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel River Trails.  The ride begins in Arcadia and uses mostly bath trails to get to Seal Beach, where you can enjoy a nice coffee and pastry break.  The route then retraces the same bike trails back to Arcadia.  At the finish you can enjoy lunch at Goldstein's Bagel Bakery (where they make genuine boiled NY style bagels) or at the nearby In-N-Out.

    Do not park in the Goldstein's lot- it is small and you will be towed.  There is street parking available on La Porte and Flower streets near the start.  The start is also very close to the Arcadia Gold Line station if you would prefer to take Metro.


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