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.
If you have information about a cycling event in our area or feedback regarding the listed rides, please use the comment form at the bottom of the page, so we can either improve our rides or add your recommendations to our calendar!
|Tuesday||6:40 AM||NPR (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.|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM||The Tuesday Ride: around, up and over the Palos Verdes hill. For riders in good shape only.||Ride starts in two locations, ultimately meeting up at Malaga Cove Plaza for the start of the ride. One group meets @ 8:00 AM 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 @ 8:15 AM 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 9:00 AM, then continue on up the hill past Hawthorne Blvd, then down Hawthorne to PV Dr, and then home.|
|Tuesday||6:00 PM||Criterium race practice. Seasonal only – April through August. One hour.||Telo Ave, Fujita, Kashiwa just north of Lomita Blvd near Torrance Memorial Medical Center|
|Wednesday||Noon||Lunch 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.||Via Cabrillo Marina and 22nd St at Noon or ride from The Bike Palace at 11:55|
|Thursday||6:40 AM||NPR (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!|
|Thursday||9:00 AM||Beach 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.|
|Friday||Noon||Friday 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.||Miner and 22nd St at Noon or ride from The Bike Palace at 11:55|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||The 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|
|Sunday||8:00 AM||The 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|
|Sunday||9:00 AM||The 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.|
|Holidays||8:00 AM||The 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.|
Select the button above to see a great list of routes compiled by the PV Bike Chicks. Various terrains and difficulties. All around Palos Verdes. Gorgeous views!