Local Rides 2018-05-25T23:01:45+00:00

Please note that most of these rides are not PenCC club rides, but you’ll have a great time! Rides require, at a minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water and a helmet. We suggest a spare tire tube and energy snack, as well. Many rides are held subject to weather. It’s a good idea to confirm dates, times, and any specific requirements. Call The Bike Palace (310-832-1966) if you have additional questions.

Local Rides

DayStartDescriptionLocation
Tuesday6:40 AMNPR (New Pier Ride): Very fast ride. Recommended for very experienced riders who are race-fast (see also Donut Ride). This ride has its own Facebook page.Leaves every Tuesday and Thursday from the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Tuesday8:00 AMThe Tuesday Ride: around, up and over the Palos Verdes hill. For riders in good shape only. PenCC club ride.Ride starts in two locations, ultimately meeting up at Malaga Cove Plaza for the start of the ride. One group meets @ 8:00AM at the 7-Eleven on the corner of W 25th St and S Moray Ave in San Pedro, heading to Malaga Cove clockwise around the coast. The second group meets @ 8:15AM at the Northwest corner of Palos Verdes Dr North & PV Dr East, heading to Malaga Cove counterclockwise. Both groups meet up at Malaga Cove Plaza at 9:00AM, then continue on up the hill past Hawthorne Blvd, then down Hawthorne to PV Dr, and then home.
Tuesday6:00 PMCriterium race practice. Seasonal only - April through August. One hour.Telo Ave, Fujita, Kashiwa just north of Lomita Blvd near Torrance Memorial Medical Center
WednesdayNoonLunch Rush: Speedwork at the Cabrillo Marina. A flat, fast, workout for 50 minutes. While many of the riders are intermediate level or stronger, all riders are encouraged to attend. A 1.2 mile circuit where we complete 16 laps. PenCC club ride.Via Cabrillo Marina and 22nd St at Noon or ride from The Bike Palace at 11:55
Thursday6:40 AMNPR (New Pier Ride): Very fast ride. Recommended for very experienced riders who are race-fast (see also Donut Ride). This ride has its own Facebook page.Leaves every Tuesday and Thursday from the Manhattan Beach Pier. Be prompt or expect to be left behind!
Thursday9:00 AMBeach Cruising on Thursday morning. All PenCC members are invited. Duration: 4hrs.
Route: On the bike path to Marina Del Rey Fisherman's Village & back to the bike path & around P.V. Peninsula to San Pedro. The club will buy you a drink.
At the mailbox on P.V. North, just past the intersection & next to the horse corral.
FridayNoonFriday Rush: Speedwork on Miner, near the Lane Victory. A flat, fast, workout for 50 minutes. All riders are welcome , but if you want to keep up with the pack, you'll need to be intermediate level or stronger (about 27MPH?). A 1.2 mile circuit. Fast riders complete 16 laps. PenCC club ride.Miner and 22nd St at Noon or ride from The Bike Palace at 11:55
Saturday8:00 AMThe Donut Ride: 30 miles around Palos Verdes Peninsula. Advanced road ride - mostly racers. Renown for its brutally fast pace, this ride/race dates back to 1973. Hammerfest.Starbucks at Avenue I & PCH in Redondo Beach
Sunday8:00 AMThe Wheatgrass Ride. Fairly fast, but not quite as fast as the Donut Ride (you'll still need to be pretty damn fast to hang with these guys). About 90 minutes long. Ride starts up through the brick arch to Via Campesina, then up to PV Dr North. Continues on to the reservoir, then up PV Dr East to Crest Rd and up to the radar domes at the top of the hill. After a brief pause, down the switchbacks to PV Dr South. Turns right and continues to Hawthorne, then up the hill to Jamba Juice, where everyone gets a shot of wheatgrass. Half social, half hard charging.Malaga Cove Plaza
Sunday9:00 AMThe PenCC Friendly B Ride. No drop policy in force.
Duration: 2-3 hrs.
Route: Around P.V. and back to San Pedro and to the Corner Store. The club will buy you a drink.
Smart & Final parking lot on 25th & Western in San Pedro.
Holidays8:00 AMThe Holiday Ride. National holidays only. Huge ride, sometimes up to 200 riders. Fast. From Manhattan Beach to Mandeville Canyon (and a bit further). CotKU (Center of the Known Universe), which is the Starbuck's on the corner of Manhattan Beach Blvd and Highland.
WheneverAnytimeNot organized rides, but a great list of routes compiled by the PV Bike Chicks. Various terains and difficulties. All around Palos Verdes. Gorgeous views! SELECT THIS LINK to view gorgeous local routes!