All Sunday rides, except out-of-town rides, leave from the front of Helen’s Cycles, 2472 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey. Helen’s is located between Washington and Venice Boulevards. Most people ride to the start, but some drive and park on nearby streets.
Sunday departure time is 8:00 am up to Memorial Day weekend and then switches to the summer start time of 7:30 am through Labor Day weekend, except for out-of-town rides. Please be ready to roll at the departure time!
Your bike should be in good working condition and you should be prepared to fix a flat (i.e., have spare tube, tire levers, patches, pump or CO2 inflator, etc.). You should also carry a water bottle (two in warm weather), snacks, and lunch money. Helmets are required at all times, and no headsets or earbuds, please!
This schedule is always subject to change. As a convenience to riders, it includes mention of and links to other organized rides that some of us participate in, but these are not “official” or “out-of-town” MDRCC rides
Sun22Apr20188:00 amHelen's Cycles - Marina Del Rey
Cruise through Beverly Hills to Benedict Canyon, and climb up to Mulholland. Turn back to Sepulveda Blvd. for 30 slightly hilly miles (short ride), or head east on Mulholland to Griffith Park, for 57 moderately hilly miles. Stop at Paty's or Pricilla's in Toluca Lake for the long ride, or a coffee break on the Westside for the short ride. 53 moderately hilly miles.
Sun29Apr20188:00 amHelen's Cycles - Marina Del Rey
South through beach cities to Palos Verdes. The short ride turns around at Malaga Cove and returns, perhaps stopping at Roman Aroma in Redondo Beach. Our long ride proceeds around the peninsula on PV Drives West and South to San Pedro. We stop for brunch in San Pedro or continue on via Gaffey and PV Drive North and stop at Roman Aroma in Redondo Beach. The short route is 36 and fairly flat miles. The long route is 59 mildly hilly miles.