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High Desert Cyclists Munz Ride, July 28, 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Colin Baird of the High Desert Cyclists announces their latest Saturday morning ride for July 28, 2012:

Okay everyone, here is our first test to see how you are doing with a little climbing. During this ride we’ll ride in the paceline we worked on a few weeks ago, you’ll learn a little about eating for longer rides as we will talk about when to eat, and when not to, and we’ll do a few intervals along the way.

Since everyone will have different intervals and periods doing the intervals, it will be important that we meet at predesignated spots. Please plan on regrouping at L and 90th, Avenue I and 110th West, and Munz Ranch Road. We also wait at the top of Munz to make certain all riders get there okay.

This is a no one gets dropped ride so please be curteous of others and make sure they finish. This ride will probably take 3-4 hours for most folks, so please bring the appropriate supplies for food and drink.

We will stop at the Rock Store in Lake Hughes, and again in Leona Valley. The roads are sketchy in spots, so please be careful while following in the paceline.

Drivers are inconsiderate on Elizabeth Lake Road sometimes so be prepared. Helmets are required.

Visit the route at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/116995715. The ride leader will be Colin Baird.

RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/414448961926259/

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Bicycle John’s Night Ride, July 25, 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

There will be a night ride tonight at 7:30 pm.

Whoever would like to go for a night ride is welcome.

Riders will meet at the Von’s shopping center on 30th St West at Rancho Vista Blvd.

Helmets and lights are required.

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High Desert Cyclists Saturday Ride to Rosamond, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Saturday’s ride will be lead by Colin Baird. The ride will have two distinct rides. We will all begin promptly at 0700 from 20th and Ave L in Lancaster.

If you are coming from LA, you can expect a 60-minute drive to Lancaster from the San Fernando Valley. If you need directions, take the 14 north to Ave L and exit left onto Ave L. At 20th St West, turn right and go immediately into the parking lot. You will see the group inside the Ralph’s shopping center. The address is 1969 W Ave L.

One ride will go out to Rosamond via 110th Street West and head out to Rosamond and return. 45 miles +-

The other ride will turn right at Ave G from 110th and turn down Ave G to begin heading back to town. 30 miles +-

Colin’s thoughts are for folks who want to push themselves to slightly longer distances, the Rosamond ride will help build endurance, while keeping the heart rate down.

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Benefit Ride for Nathen Taylor

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

On Saturday June 16th Block Bikes is hosting a Bicycle Poker Ride to benefit Nathen Taylor.

The Poker Ride will take place at American Heroes Park (701 W Kettering Ave) in Downtown Lancaster (north of Lancaster BLVD – cross street Elm). Sign ups will be at 10:30am and the Poker Ride will begin promptly at 11:00am. Cost will be $10 per rider with $5 replacement cards at ech stop avalable to better your hand. ALL proceeds will go to Nathen Taylor’s family fund.

The RALLY will consist of 5 predetermined stops on a predetermined route. At each stop a poker card will be awarded with a total of 5 to make a hand. Additional replacement cards can be purchased for $5 at each stop to try to better your hand. This is a fun event and not a “race.”

You must follow all traffic laws and failure to do so is disqualification. Have fun and be efficient, but not dangerous.

All calibers of riders are invited to participate.

HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!!!

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High Desert Cyclists’ Brunch Ride Series Ride #3

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Date: June 9, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Santa Clarita, Lost Canyon Road Trailhead (see map)

Join the High Desert Cyclists for a fun monthly Brunch Ride starting this month in Santa Clarita at the Lost Canyon Road Trailhead.

Directions: Take the 14 Freeway south to the Sand Canyon exit. Turn right onto Sand Canyon, then an immediate left onto Soledad Canyon. Turn left at Lost Canyon Road. Go under the freeway and there will be parking on the right.

The ride will be at a comfortable pace. Beginners and families are welcome. Distance covered will be 17 miles. Road bikes and mountain bikes are fine.

We will ride to Mimi’s Cafe. Please bring money for your meal.

All riders must wear helmets and carry a spare tube.

No one will be left behind. For information, contact Michele at michelechavez@yahoo.com.

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High Desert Cyclists Brunch Ride Series – Ride #2

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Date: May 12, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Marie Kerr Park

Join the High Desert Cyclists for a fun monthly Brunch Ride starting at Marie Kerr Park. Meet in the Parking Lot on 30th St West near the basketball courts.

The ride will be at a comfortable pace. Beginners and families are welcome. Distance covered approximately 15 to 20 miles. Road bikes and mountain bikes are fine.

We will ride to brunch or coffee at a local restaurant or coffee house. Please bring money for your meal.

All riders must wear helmets and carry a spare tube.

No one will be left behind. For information, contact Michele at michelechavez@yahoo.com.

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Bicycle John’s Caffe Racers Night Ride preempted by Trail Head Bingo Ride this weekend

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The regular Saturday night Caffe Racers ride is being preempted this weekend.

Instead, Bicycle John’s will be leading the bike ride at the Trail Head Bingo Event this Saturday, August 13th starting at 7:00 am, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Trail Head, 2551 West Avenue H.

We’ll have a fun ride, receive a stamp for a bingo card, which we can turn in for a wonderful raffle prize!

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Weekend Rides in the Antelope Valley

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Bicycle John’s Caffe Racers’ Club Rides

Where: Bicycle John’s

1715 W Ave K

Lancaster, CA

When: Saturday, May 21, 2011

Time: Leaving at 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to bring your lights for this one!

When: Sunday, May 22, 2011

This ride will be led by Sarge and Michele.
Route to be determined at the time of the ride.

Time: Leaving at 8:00 a.m. SHARP (please arrive at whatever time you need in order to leave at 8:00 a.m.)

Difficulty: Beginner — SLOW PACE

*All riders must wear a helmet

For more info email: BicycleJohns@yahoo.com or call 661-951-8330

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