August 22, 2022


  1. Announcements, News, Meeting notices
  2. The Week in Photos
  3. Upcoming Rides and Events
  4. Ride Prep
  5. Business Members
  6. The Lanterne Rouge
  7. Your Club Team

Featured Business Member

Triathlon Lab, located at 1512 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach offers everything for the Cyclist or Triathlete.

Open Monday-Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM


New BCCCSB Clothing Kit! 

How do they fit?

Our new kit manufacturer is Primal Wear. They are based in Colorado and have a more "American" fit. 

The Primal BCCCSB store will open for orders Wednesday, Aug. 24 and close on Aug. 31.  A link to the Primal store will be sent to all members on Wednesday morning.  Clothing delivery to members homes is expected in the third week of October. 

We have scheduled the following three “Fitting Days” where members can try on different Primal sizes before placing their order: 

Our club sponsor, Triathlon LAB, has graciously offered to help us with the sizing. There are 3 opportunities to go by their shop and try on the sizing samples before placing your order. There are samples in almost every size for both styles of cuts.


Triathlon LAB Bike Shop, Ask for “Robert”

1512 Aviation Blvd

Redondo Beach, CA 90278


Wednesday, Aug. 24, Friday, Aug. 26 & Sunday, Aug. 28

10 AM to 6 PM, Ask for Robert

Men's Fitting Chart
Women's Fitting Chart

The Week in Photos

The Thursday Ride

Thursday Nightriderz

Led by Tim O'Crowley

Wednesday Hilly Ride

Led by Larry Beale

Sunday - Funday Ride

Saturday Rides

L1 - Nichols Canyon

Led by Luke Lohnes

L2 - Nichols Canyon

Led by Mike Bechtol

L3 - Baldwin Hills and Mt St Mary

Led by Carol Fern

L4 - West LA College

Led by Laura Lohnes

L3 Photos from the Mandeville Ride

The Out-of-Towners

Corey and Cassie visited from Texas, here they are joined by Mike, Mary Lynn, Don and Joelle.

Some of our members took part in the aloha Race in Long Beach.

10K Age group

Tom - 2nd place

Angela - 1st place

Kaytee - 3rd place

5K Age group

Helen - 1st place

Didn't see the photo you wanted?

If you are wondering why there is no photo of a club ride that you did, it's because no one sent one in!

Photos should be sent: Also, please let us know the date and the ride the photo was from. If there was something special that should be in the caption, please include it in your email.

Please be aware that we typically don't check this email account until preparing the next newsletter, usually Sunday evening.

Upcoming Rides and Events

Tuesday Explorers Ride*

Routes vary from week to week, usually 40 to 50 miles.

This Tuesday's  ride is: Cafe Luxxe

48 miles, 1043 feet, Led by Mario Obejas

Ride start:  9 AM at Capt'n Kidd's

Wednesday Hilly Ride

Pace will be L2/L3, this route features a lot of climbs. Some are mild and a few are challenging.The biggest elevation gain is about 300 feet, so nothing epic; a good mid-week workout, for a for a ride that is just a little over 2 hours.

Ride start:  4 PM at Capt'n Kidd's
Ride Leader: Larry Beale

Thursday Social Ride

The 25 mile Thursday social ride route heads north along the beach and along Ballona Creek to Centinela, then we return for a loop on Westchester. There are 5 regroup points to accommodate both fast sprinters and slower paced riders (L2-L4). Post ride coffee at ~11 AM is de rigueur.

Ride start:  9 AM at Manhattan Beach Pier
Ride Leader: Mario/Gary/Sim/George

Thursday NiteRiderz Ride

L1/L2 pace, Lights front and rear required. 

Ride start: Malaga Cove Plaza at 5:30 PM.
Ride Leader : Tim O'Crowley

Friday Bun Ride

Variable route, L4 Pace. This week:

SteelCraft Long Beach 29 miles, 634 ft

Ride start:  9 AM at Capt'n Kidd's
Ride Leader: TBD

Saturday Club Rides
(Level: distance, climb, route, Ride Leader)

L1:  100 mi, 3856 ft  Shake Shack Century – Tim O'Crowley 7:00 AM

L2:  100 mi, 3856 ft  Shake Shack Century – Bob Kellog 7:00 AM

L2:  45 mi, 3640 ft  PV Scenic & Oddballs Lite - Linda Campbell

L3:  33 mi, 1700 ft  PV Loop & Corner Store - Gary Parsons

L4:  20 mi, 1200 ft  Terranea – Bill Ungar

Rides start:  8 AM at Cap't Kidd's, except L1 & L2 Century rides start at 7:00 AM

Sunday Funday Ride (same ride, all levels)

31 mi, 1500 feet   Sunday Whale Watch 

Ride start:  9 AM at  Capt'n Kidd's

Ride Prep

Always carry a spare tube of correct size and valve length for your wheels, tire levers and pump or CO2 with inflator

Helmets are required on all Club Rides.

Aero (TT) bars should not be used while near other club riders.

Front and rear lights are recommended.

Unsure of your ride level? Here's a handy guide what to expect at each level. The speed is average for flat road and no wind.

Business Member Corner

Hermosa Cyclery

Cafe Bonapart

Triathlon Lab

Your club team

Board Members


Gary Parsons

Vice President:

Mario Obejas


Matt Peck


John Hadley


Kris Lim


Ride Leader Coordinators:

Matthew Peck

Mario Obejas

Insurance Coordinator:

Gary Parsons

Newsletter Editors:

Larry Beale and Dale Mooney

Social/Member coordinator


The Lanterne Rouge –

This week's LR was created by Grant Snider.

If you come across anything you feel other club members would enjoy, please submit it to Dale and Larry. We will try to fit in all appropriate material.

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