West San Fernando Valley Loop Bicycle Ride (38 miles)
We will loop around the San Fernando Valley over many hills starting from Encino. We are riding together for safety, but we will be socially distanced at all times.
This is an intermediate bike ride on streets with some large hills. We will ride at a speed of 12 to 15 miles per hour.
*** You are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group. ***
We will be practicing social distancing and riding single file separated by at least 6 feet between bicycles.
Please read "Everything you need to know about riding your bike during the COVID-19 outbreak" at
Be sure you are in good health. Please do not join us if you are coughing, sneezing, have a sore throat, have breathing problems, or have a fever. If you have had any of these symptoms in the last week please do not come. Please bring hand sanitizer or alcohol wipes for your own protection and wear a mask.
We must be extremely careful and respect distance between each other and the health of others.
STARTING PLACE AND TIME:
Arrive at the parking lot at 8:30 AM to get ready.
We ll have introductions and a safety talk at 8:45 AM at Balboa Sports Center Parking Lot at 5617 Balboa Blvd., Encino, CA 91316.
The parking lot is on Balboa Blvd., not the parking lot on Burbank Blvd.
We will depart at 9:00 AM.
LUNCH and SNACKS:
Please bring your own lunch or get take out food along the way. Bring snacks and water for rest stops along the way.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:
RSVP: If you can t come please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not waiting for you.
BICYCLE: Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition with the tires properly inflated and the chain lubricated prior to the ride.
RULES OF THE ROAD: Safety is always our first concern. Use standard hand signals (
SPARE TIRE TUBES: You need to know how to change your own bicycle tire tubes if you get a flat tire. Please bring 2 spare tire tubes, levers, a small bicycle pump or CO2 cartridges to fill your tires with air once you change the bicycle tire tube. If you don t have spare tire tubes you might have to call a taxi to take you and your bicycle back to your car!
MONEY and PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION: Please bring money and your drivers license and emergency contact information.
BIKE LOCK: Do not leave your bicycle unlocked at any time. Please bring your own bicycle lock.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY:
Please read this important disclaimer: This Meetup group, it s organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it s organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible for your safety. We are all just participants.
Everybody must sign up for this event through Meetup individually. No guests allowed.
This bike ride is crossposted in other Meetup groups.
The main group coordinating this bike ride is Southern California Cycling Group at