All riders participating in the 2016 Cruisin the Coast bike ride. Complete the Camp Pendleton bicycle access ASAP! See link below regarding new bicycle access through Camp Pendleton. Click on “Camp Pendleton Bike Access”, register and wait for confirmation, it can take up to 7 days to get approval (good for one year). Do this ASAP in order to get approval prior to April 2nd, (ride date). http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/About/BaseInformation/BaseAccess.aspx Bob Fidani
On Saturday Feb 20th, we'll be riding Bonelli Park. Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend or two. This ride is for all levels, including a class for first time beginners. We'll be going over all aspects of biking for the first timers, including shifting, braking, road handling and rules of the road. So if you're a beginner, or have friends or family members that want to try biking, this is the day. More advanced riders will be lead on a seven mile course around and through the park. We'll be meeting at Brackett Field Airfield (1615 McKinley, La Verne 91750) and will begin riding at 9am sharp.
Also, registration is open for Americas Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Tahoe. Many riders have already signed up. Weather permitting, this is one of the most beautiful bike rides on the west coast. The ride is June 5, but most of us make a weekend of it and arrive Friday night and leave on Monday. Team in Training will be there with 2000 riders showing their support for the fight against cancer.
Registration for the 2016 SF to LA ride will open by the end of the month. This year will be our 10th anniversary of the event. The ride will be limited to 50 rides, so please get your application in ASAP when registration opens.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Stay safe, Jim Berklite President, Fire Velo National (760)221-3988
This past Saturday, 10 Fire Velo members met in Upland to ride the "Tour de Foothills" cycling event. The organizers put on a great event with good sag support and a great food and entertainment, post ride. On the route we stopped by LACoFD FS86 for a short break and to say hi to the crew. This ride winds through multiple cities and contained just under 2700' of climbing. Definitely a challenging ride for the end of the year. Gathering at the finish line from left to right; Jim Berklite, Bob "Zummer", Wade Little, Buck Buchanan, Carlos Iribe, Eric Kross, Jim Kross, Marv Williams and Steve Winter. We had a great day of riding, food and a beer or two. Buck Buchanan 72-74 US Army 77-79 LAFD 79-12 LACoFD 12-Infinity LACERA