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Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park

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4659 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States

November 2018

SoCal: Chain Gang Studio Loop, Twice the Fun

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

12 or 19 miles, mostly flat Meet Time: 8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Join us for our second ride of the season, an easy spin through Griffith Park and the Burbank Studio loop - done twice to get in some extra mileage, but keep it nice and easy! This ride is specifically designed for our beginner riders who are just starting their training - we will revisit the same easy route from our last ride, but do it twice to add some…

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December 2018

SoCal: World AIDS Day Ride with Pos Peds

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

15 miles, Mostly Flat Meet Time: 8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels December 1st is World AIDS Day, and Positive Pedalers are hosting a special training ride to commemorate this day. We will meet at Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area in Griffith Park for a short, simple ride to the Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument in Lincoln Park and gather for a short vigil and moment of silence to remember all those we have lost, and why we ride. After a break to…

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SoCal: Chain Gang Climbs La Tuna Canyon

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

35 miles, Rolling Hills with Steep Climbs Meet Time: 8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels This event is one of the Chain Gang's "LATE YEAR, EARLY START" Ride Series. After building up our mileage slowly and adding in a few inclines, Chain Gang tackle our first climbing ride of the year with a trip to the fabled La Tuna Canyon! From Crystal Springs Picnic area in Griffith Park, we start with our usual Studio Loop route and then continue towards Sunland, with our…

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January 2019

SoCal: Chain Gang Loops the Studio, TWICE!

January 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

19 miles, Mostly Flat Meet Time: 8:30am Ride-Out Time: 9:00am Rain Cancels CHAIN GANG "NEW YEAR, NEW START" Ride Series Join us for our second ride of the year, an easy spin through Griffith Park and the Burbank Studio loop – done twice to get in some extra mileage, but keep it nice and easy! This ride is specifically designed for our beginner riders who are just starting their training – starting at Crystal Springs Picnic Area, we make our way through the…

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SoCal: Hot Wheels Presents- La Tuna Y’all!!

January 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

40 miles, Mostly Flat Meet Time:8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Start your training in 2019 with a resolution ride! This is the fun studio loop, then head up the 4.5 mile steady climb up La Tuna and back. Simple & Fun! We will also be celebrating all you Capricorn Birthdays! Training Ride Leaders: Brian Meiler, Mark Witko, Jose Gomez, Sal Ianniello New or have questions? Email Brian at briancmeiler@gmail.com REQUIRED ITEMS: Bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing tools  

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February 2019

SoCal: EXPO Training Ride

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

Join us for one of THREE different training rides before attending AIDS/LifeCycle's Expo! All rides will begin and end at the Expo site and offer challenges to veterans and new cyclists alike! You CAN do it and we have training ride leaders to help you every step of the way and ensure that no rider gets left behind. FUBAR Hosts- ADVANCED route Meet Time: 7:30 am Ride-Out Time: 8:00am 35 miles, 4,100 feet of climbing Team BoB Hosts- INTERMEDIATE route Meet Time: 8:00…

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Los Angeles Expo

February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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AIDS/LifeCycle Expo A once-a-year event! Saturday, February 9th Griffith Park - Crystal Springs Picnic Area 11am - 3pm *Check Facebook event page for weather updates* Raffle packages that include: brand new bikes, bike fits, fitness club memberships and more. AIDS/LifeCycle clothing for purchase at our Camp Store. Gear swap with free second-hand cycling apparel and gear (bring any gear you’d like to donate for new riders!) Exhibitors, food vendors, and AIDS/LifeCycle sponsors ready to educate, feed, and entertain. Pre-Expo training ride…

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SoCal: Chain Gang Revisits La Tuna

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

35  miles, Rolling Hills with Steep Climbs Meet Time: 8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Join us for the CHAIN GANG "NEW YEAR, NEW START" Ride Series! After a leisurely start, it's time to step up our training a little so join the Chain Gang for our first climbing ride of the year with a trip up the fabled La Tuna Canyon! From Crystal Springs Picnic area in Griffith Park, we start with our usual Studio Loop route and then continue towards Sunland,…

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March 2019

SoCal: Chain Gang Presents Thrills for More Hills!

March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

55 miles, Rolling Hills with Steep Climbs Meet Time:8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Join the Chain Gang for the next step up on our famous Thrills for Hills ride – this route will give you some great hill training, and a good practice run for the longer version of the Thrills for Hills ride in early May. After a short trip through Griffith Park and onto Los Feliz Blvd, we start our climbing on Chevy Chase. After a lovely descent to…

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April 2019

SoCal: 2nd Annual Tim Welch Memorial Ride and Potluck

April 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

11 miles, mostly flat Meet Time:8:30am Ride-Out Time: 9:00am Rain Cancels Join us for a special "Day on the Ride" recovery ride: the 2nd Tim Welch Memorial Ride and Potluck, in memory of long-time ALC veteran Tim Welch. We will be gathering with his husband Andy Cardenas-Welch at Crystal Springs Picnic Area to retrace another of their favourite routes - the famous Studio Loop, an easy, flat 11-mile ride around Griffith Park and the Burbank studios. We return to Crystal Springs…

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May 2019

SoCal: Chain Gang Presents Thrills for Hills- The WHOLE Way

May 4, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

70, Steep Hills with Long Climbs Meet Time:7:00am Ride-Out Time: 7:30am Rain Cancels You have been training and riding and climbing all season, now it's time to join the Chain Gang for the full version of Doreen's famous Thrills for Hills route, and climb the big hills with beautiful views! We will take you on a short trip through Griffith Park before we start our first long climb up Chevy Chase. After a lovely descent to the Pasadena Rose Bowl, our…

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SoCal: Get Your La Tuna On!

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

35 miles, Rolling Hills with Gradual Climbs Meet Time: 8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Last Chance to ride La Tuna Canyon before ALC. We will ride up Sanora to Glenoaks short Pit stop for water & restroom break. Than onto La Tuna Canyon a 5 mile hill up with a great descent to Coffee Bean n Tea. Pit if you need to and back to Griffith Park. Meet at 7:00 AM Before the ride if you would like to learn…

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SoCal: Chain Gang Send Off Ride, Potluck and Packing Clinic

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

11 or 20 miles, Mostly Flat Meet Time:8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels With just one week to go before ALC, it's time to taper off your training and Chain Gang have the perfect ride for you! Join us for our final ride of this training season with either one or two trips around the Studio Loop, a nice easy ride where you can just spin out your legs, and a brief safety clinic to review all the skills and safety rules…

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October 2019

SoCal: Chain Gang Stretches & Ride / BBQ WITH ALC AFTER

October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

11 Miles, Mostly Flat OR 24 miles with added hill Meet Time: 7:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Heavy rain Cancels Level: Beginner Join the Chain Gang as we start the training season with a very special combo event: a stretching clinic by the amazing Tony Poland, followed by a short, flat ride through the quiet roads of Griffith Park and a loop around the studios in Burbank. New to cycling, just getting to know your bike or trying out clips? We will…

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December 2019

SoCal: World AIDS Day Ride with the Positive Pedalers

December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

15Miles, Mostly Flat Meet Time: 8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Heavy Rain Cancels Level: Beginner December 1st is World AIDS Day, and Positive Pedalers are hosting a special training ride to commemorate this day, and all those we ride or roadie for. We will meet at Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area in Griffith Park at 8am, with a table set up with red ribbons for everyone to wear, and the opportunity to write a memory or note to carry with us.…

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SoCal: Chain Gang Climbs La Tuna Canyon

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

35 Miles, Rolling Hills with Gradual Climbs Meet Time: 8:00am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Level: Intermediate After building up our mileage slowly and adding in a few inclines, Chain Gang tackle our first climbing ride of the year with a trip to the fabled La Tuna Canyon! From Crystal Springs Picnic area in Griffith Park, we start with our usual Studio Loop route and then continue towards Sunland, with our first pit stop at Sunland Produce. From there, we tackle…

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January 2020

SoCal: Chain Gang Loops The Studios – Twice!

January 11 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

22 Miles, Mostly Flat Meet Time: 8:00 am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Level: Beginner Join us for our second ride of the year, an easy spin through Griffith Park and the Burbank Studio loop – done twice to get in some extra mileage, but keep it nice and easy! This ride is specifically designed for our beginner riders who are just starting their training – starting at Crystal Springs Picnic Area, we make our way through the park, past…

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SoCal: Griffith Park to San Marino with Chain Gang

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

27 or 45 Miles, Rolling Hills with Gradual Climbs Meet Time: 8:00 am Ride-Out Time: 8:30 am Rain Cancels Level:  Intermediate Welcome to a Chain Gang TRL Ride. We will ride out of Griffith Park up to Chevy Chase, Pasadena, San Marino. This is a good ride to start your 1st hill rides with Chain Gang. Take it easy and you should have no problem making it to the top of Chevy Chase. We will make our way down to…

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February 2020

SoCal: Chain Gang Revisits LaTuna

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

35 Miles,  Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs Meet Time: 8:00 am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Level: Beginner & Intermediate After a leisurely start, it’s time to step up our training a little so join the Chain Gang for our first climbing ride of the year with a trip up the fabled La Tuna Canyon! From Crystal Springs Picnic area in Griffith Park, we start with our usual Studio Loop route and then continue towards Sunland, with our…

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EXPO – Advanced Ride with Team FUBAR

February 8 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

44.17 Miles, 2,736 feet elevation gain, Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs Meet Time: 7:30 am Ride-Out Time: 8:00 am Rain Cancels Level:  Intermediate   Come ride with team FUBAR on this advanced route that will take you through Burbank and up Little Tujunga Canyon Road for some epic views and great photo ops! EXPO starts at 11AM which gives you plenty of time to enjoy your ride. Check out the route HERE. Check out the event page on…

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EXPO – Intermediate route with Hot Wheels

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

26.4 Miles, 1,986 feet elevation gain, Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs Meet Time: 8:00 am Ride-Out Time: 8:30 am Rain Cancels Level:  Intermediate   Come ride with team Hot Wheels on this intermediate route that will take you through Griffith Park and up Mulholland Drive where amazing views await you! EXPO starts at 11AM which gives you plenty of time to enjoy your ride. Check out the route HERE. Check out the event page on Facebook HERE. New…

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EXPO – Beginner Ride with Chain Gang

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

26.2 Miles, 914 feet elevation gain, Mostly Flat with some hills Meet Time: 8:30 am Ride-Out Time: 9:00 am Rain Cancels Level:  Beginner   Come ride with Chain Gang on this beginner route that will take you through Griffith Park with an easy grade up to Brand Library, and with two bail-out options for an even shorter easier version. EXPO starts at 11AM which gives you plenty of time to enjoy your ride. A No-Fall Clinic will be provided at…

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SoCal: Chain Gang Skills Clinic

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

12-15 miles, Mostly Flat Meet Time: 8:00 am Ride-Out Time: 8:15 am Rain Cancels Level:  Beginner   Join the Chain Gang for a special skills clinic where we teach you all the basic skills for riding your bike safely, plus lots of tips and tricks for a fun and safe riding experience on AIDS/LifeCycle! We will go over all the basic riding skills, from finding your balance to using your gears, to skill drills for climbing and descending – and…

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SoCal: Chain Gang Climbs Chevy Chase

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

38 Miles, Steep Hills with Long Climbs (Additional Details Below) Meet Time: 8:00 am Ride-Out Time: 8:30am Rain Cancels Level: Intermediate Join the Chain Gang for a nice day of climbing as we continue our hill training, and some pretty views on our way up Chevy Chase and Lida! If you are new to hills or would like a quick refresher, we will work with you on how to climb and descend, with proper shifting techniques. The climbs are on…

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March 2020

SoCal: Chain Gang Teaches Skills – Climbing and Descending

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Griffith Park, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

12-15 Miles, Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs Meet Time: 8:00 am Ride-Out Time: 8:30 am Rain Cancels Level:  Beginner   Join the Chain Gang for a special skills clinic where we teach you the basics of climbing and descending, plus all the basic skills for riding your bike safely, with lots of tips and tricks for a fun and safe riding experience on AIDS/LifeCycle! We will go over all the basic riding skills, from finding your balance to…

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