December 19, 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

BCCCSB Welcomes New Members

Alison Corteen

Gavin McGarry

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Featured Business Member

Parisian style dining with a coastal California breeze

53 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Cafe Bonaparte is a perfect place to stop for refreshment after a ride, conveniently located in Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza.

We bake. We cook. We do everything. IN HOUSE!

We pride ourselves on preparing and baking everything fresh. All ingredients are prepared in-house and cooked from scratch! We make our pastries and bread daily.

The Week in Photos

Century of the Month Ride

The riders take a break at the farmers market at Pedaler's Fork.

The Sunday Recovery Ride

Robert has started the annual (ugly) Christmas jersey contest. Is Darryl up to the challenge this year? Wear your finest or gaudiest jersey and submit a photo to the newsletter editors (Dale and Larry).

All entries will get into the newsletter. No prizes, just bragging rights.

One trip to the Domes on Saturday wasn't enough.
Kaz, Gary, Ernie and Andy add the Domes to their Sunday Ride. Andy joins us for the holidays.

Thursday Nite Riders

Led by Tim O'Crowley

Friday Bun Ride

Led by Sim Ezzes

Saturday Rides

L2 - Triple Java

Led by Matt Peck

(Above) The L2 riders at the Domes
(Below) Shirtless Keith passing on the way PV East

(Above) Robert of TriathlonLab gave a short clinic on seat angles
(Below) Matt has his game face on in this selfie

(Above) John and Lora enjoying the views

L1 - Triple Java

Led by Mike Bechtol

L3 Triple Java Lite

Led by Trish Botsko 

Other rides and adventures

Santa Barbara Double Century

 Kathy, Beate and Krissy rode to Santa Barbara and back last Saturday and Sunday (220 miles)

Club members enjoying a holiday walk

Club President, Gary, somewhere in the Antarctic.
Remember it is summer down there, so he skipped his arm warmers.

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 Mandeville, Will Rogers/Palisades

56 miles, 2810 feet, led by Mario Obejas 

Ride start: 9 AM at Cap't Kidd's

Wednesday Hilly Ride

Is on hiatus until next spring.

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

The Thursday ride is on vacation for the Holidays. It will resume in January.

L1/L2 pace, Lights front and rear required. 

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

Friday Bun Ride

Variable route, L4 Pace. This week:

Thyme Cafe – 32 miles, 512 ft

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

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

L1:  40 mi, 2,606 ft, Palos Verdes Loop – Luke Lohnes 

L2:  40 mi, 2,606 ft, Palos Verdes Loop – Larry Beale       

L3:  33 mi, 1,713 ft, PV Loop & Corner Store – TBD 

L4:  20 mi, 1075 ft, Tour de Torrance – Steve Ludwick

Regular Rides start: 8 AM at Cap't Kidd's

Sunday Funday Ride (same ride, all levels)

31 miles, 1,500 ft    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


Randall Smock


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 Lanterne Rouge was submitted by George Schnepf

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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