November 27, 2023


  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

BCCCSB Welcomes New Members

Carol Braun
Andrew Cawood
Alfredo Gonzalez
Brian Nobe

Weekly Running Group (AKA Chicks and Dudes)

Leaders: Tom Aaker & Diana Bailey

Start time: 9:00 AM

Start location: Aviation Park, North of Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Description: Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM a group of BCCCSB friends meets for a run on the track next to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, at the corner of Aviation Blvd and Manhattan Beach Blvd.

We run or walk laps at our own paces, and we finish by 10:00 AM. We also enjoy participating together in local races such as the Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K, the Manhattan Beach 10K and the Griffith Park Relay. Please come join us - the track offers free, ample parking, restrooms and water fountains.

Holiday Party Announcement

Come join us Sunday, December 10 (1 PM to 4 PM) for our-end-of-the-year Holiday Party at Rock and Brews, Redondo Beach.

The club will be providing a wide selection of appetizers for our members.  We will be on the covered outdoor back patio, so please bring a jacket.

We expect to have some nice door prizes donated by our club business members and Primal club clothing to raffle off at the event.

You MUST preregister and pay online by December 7th to attend this event so we know how much food to order!  Cost per person is only $10.  Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend!

Please send any questions or comments to Info@BCCCSB.ORG

Click Here To Register For Holiday Party

Weather Update

The weather forecast for this week is for good riding weather with only a slight chance of rain predicted for Wednesday through Friday.

During the fall and winter rainy season, we need to balance the safety of our members (think wet roads, downpours, etc.) with our common love of cycling. 

When the weather forecasts strongly indicate rain, we will cancel rides a day or two in advance. This becomes a more difficult decision when the actual road conditions cannot be accurately predicted. If there is a reasonable chance that scheduled ride can safely proceed, we will the delay the final decision until the morning of the ride.

Everyone should be aware of their bike skills and cycling comfort levels. If a ride goes on, but you don't feel safe, please take the morning off. Don't feel like you have to ride, just because other people are riding.

Featured Business Member

BEACH REAL ESTATE GROUP was created because buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction. We understand that it’s a life-changing experience that requires skill, savvy, communication, collaboration, passion and professionalism. We understand that it’s about you. It’s your story! We create an environment and a culture where we can be open and honest and collaborate with you to achieve your goals. We get personally involved in most of our transactions, because we know it’s all about you. We focus on the relationships with our clients and our colleagues. 

Most homes in the South Bay/ Westside are sold by agents who live and breathe the area. Companies do not sell homes, the people who know the neighborhoods do. We are local and our local expertise has global reach. When it comes time to move beyond the online searches, the auto-emails and the lists of properties, we know the community, the people and the details that define each neighborhood within the cities. We understand the things that matter when you’re deciding where to live your life. We focus on condominiums, townhomes, single-family homes, and investment properties. We elevate the home buying and selling experience for our clients with our innovative strategies.

The Week in Photos

Nov. 20 thru Nov. 27  

Saturday Rides

L2 - Triple Java

Led by Luke Lohnes

L3 - Two Cees

Led by Greg Hess

L4 - Mike's Harbor Tour

Led by Mike Mosig

Click For Mike's Reel of Additional Pictures

Tuesday Explore Ride - Signal Hill w/o the Hill, Alamitos Bay and Naples

Led by Carol Fern

Note from Mario Obejas

Gratified to see the Tuesday ride still thrives while I'm on the Disabled List. My heartfelt public thanks to the Ride Leaders who have stepped up in my absence: Sim, Bob Kellogg, Carol - and I'm hearing possibly Darryl in the future.

The (large) group at Alamitos Bay

Wednesday Hilly Ride (Special Edition)

Led by Krissy Lim 

Thursday Pre-Thanksgiving Ride

Friday Java Ride
Thyme Cafe

Led by Sim Ezzes 

A larger than typical group thanks to the Black Friday "Holiday"

Sunday Ride - Whale Watch

Previous Week's Rain Out Coffee Meetup

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 a photo in on time!

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.

Perhaps you have noticed a number of Ride Leaders named "TBD" lately
Your Club Wants You To
Consider becoming a
volunteer Ride Leader

All BCCCSB rides are led by a volunteer Ride Leader and you too can join those honored ranks! To spread the load we only ask for a commitment to lead 3 rides a year. The club has a great Ride Leader Training Video HERE

If you think you might be interested in helping lead rides,
check out the training video and contact either of our
Ride Leader Directors: Mario Obejas or Matt Peck

Upcoming Rides and Events

Monday Bundy/Mandy

Now led by Richard Gould

Starts at Manhattan Beach Pier 9:00 AM

L1 Pace - regroups at Ocean Ave Bathrooms, tops of climbs, 50.9 miles, 2,400 feet

Bundy/Mandeville with Minimal Sunset Blvd

Tuesday Explorers Ride

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

Route: Griffith Observatory

55 miles 1,930 feet of climbing 

Led by Sim Ezzes

9 AM at Plaza South of Capt'n Kidd's

Wednesday Hilly Ride in Hibernation

The pace is L2/L3, this route features a lot of climbs. Some are mild and a few are challenging. The biggest single elevation gain is 312 feet, so nothing epic. Just a good mid-week workout.

Wednesday Hilly Ride – 25 miles, 1844 feet

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

Gravel Ride - 

This week we explore some of the popular trails in PV.  The trails vary between smooth fire roads to bumpy singletrack.  This route is suitable for intermediate riders or adventurous beginners.  A gravel bike or mountain bike is appropriate.

 32 mi, 2788 ft, PV Gravel - Down Burma 

Start at Capt Kidds at 8:30AM. 

Ride Leader: Bob Kellogg

Ride start:  Brick Plaza South of Captain Kidds at 8:30 AM

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/Matt

Thursday Niteriderz -

led by Linda Campbell

L1/L2 pace, Lights front and rear required. 

Ride start: Malaga Cove Plaza at 5:30 PM. Route
Ride Leaders : Linda Campbell, Tim O'Crowley & Luis Murillo

Friday Java Ride

Variable route, L4 Pace. This week:

Cafe Bonaparte's Hermosa Beach 

22 miles, 1,324 ft

Ride start:  9 AM at Plaza South of Capt'n Kidd's

Ride Leader: Sim Ezzes

Sunday Funday Ride (same ride, all levels)

Sunday Whale Watch  Sunday Whale Watch Ride

Ride start:  9 AM at  Capt'n Kidd's

Please note: That the first Sunday of each month, the ride changes to Jackson Market in Culver City. The next version of this ride is Sunday, December 3rd. Route: Jackson Market 31 Mi, 636 Ft

Saturday Club Rides - Nov. 25th 

(Level: distance, climb, route, Ride Leader)


L1: 64 mi, 2,704 ft, Benedict Up, Nichols Down – Linda Campbell

L2: 56 mi, 2,702 ft, Benedict Canyon – John McGuinn

L3: 45 mi, 1,645 ft, Amalfi, Tito Mansion and full Rustic Canyon  – TBD

L4: 41 mi, 832 ft, Around Brentwood Golf Course – TBD

All rides start at the Brick Plaza South of Captain Kidd's Redondo Beach, CA.  Regular  rides begin at 8AM   There is a special gravel ride, please contact Bob Kellogg, if you are interested.

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


Randall Smock


John Hadley


Kris Lim

BCCCSB Official Bike Mechanic:

Robert Pacifici


Ride Leader Coordinators:

Matthew Peck

Mario Obejas

Insurance Coordinator:

Gary Parsons

Newsletter Editors:

Larry Beale and Dale Mooney

Social/Member coordinator


The Lanterne Rouge –

Suggested by Mike Mosig

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

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