The Montrose Ride bicycle training ride, which starts at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (about 3 miles northwest of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena), covers about 45 miles on it’s way to the official “end” of the ride in Sierra Madre. Watch out for cyclists joining the pack along the way as they often surprise riders who are flying along at speeds of up to 40mph, particularly along Huntington Drive in San Marino.
Don’t get us wrong, this is a fun ride, but it’s no Sunday stroll (maybe that’s why it’s on Saturday). So bring a fairly fresh set of legs and be SURE to wear your helmet!
The Foothill Cycle Club is a non-profit recreational and social organization for road cycling enthusiasts in and around the San Gabriel Valley Area. The goal of the Foothill Cycle Club is to promote and encourage safe bicycling in our community. They offer several weekly rides tailored for all level of riders.
Regular rides offered on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. See website for start points and more details.
Valley bike riders talk about the Tuesday night ride that goes out of CSUN during daylight savings time. Started in the beginning by Barry Wolfe, a fast training ride starting in the evening from Cal State Northridge. Message the Facebook group for more details.
The SFVBC is a multi-level, endurance road bike club with about 400 members. They offer a variety of rides every Saturday and Sunday, as well as Monday and Wednesday. Weekend rides typically start at CSUN (Lot B1, 8am) while weekday rides have remote starts contact the club for more details.
Helen’s in Santa Monica holds many types of group rides, from beginner to women’s only and advanced training rides. Regular rides are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Sunday and Saturday. It’s a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements.
Regular rides are on: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Ranging from easy recovery rides and difficult training rides. All rides start from L.A.’s Westside in Santa Monica at 6:30 am sharp!
Marina del Rey Cycle Club, based in West Los Angeles, hosts weekly recreational bike rides and is dedicated to the promotion of safe, fun, and social cycling activities in the Southern California area. Meets on Sunday mornings, rolls out at 8:00 am.
The Road Cycling Club started in 2009 and is fast becoming one of our most popular Rec Clubs. Our cyclists meet every Saturday of every month at Pillars Cafe at Shepherd Church, unless otherwise noted.
Big Orange is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to racing and rider development at the local, regional and national level. But Big Orange is way more “inclusive” than “invite only” clubs. They’ve got men and women from all walks of life and just about every profession, ages 15 to 90. They have but one rule: Don’t Be A Dick!
Rides mostly start in Los Angeles West side and South Bay check the website for actual location go to their website ride page, they have a very busy and varied schedule with rides on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Simi Ride (Seasonal)
The Simi Ride was started in the late 60’s by Barry Wolfe and has featured a who’s who of cycling legends over the year. It is one of the premier off season training rides anywhere. It goes from early September until mid February with varying lengths and intensity. The first 2 months are easy/social pace with increasing intensity and distance in November.