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Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area

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4659 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States

February 2022

SoCal: Skills, Drills and Hills: Learn To Climb, Descend and Train Intervals With Chain Gang

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

25 miles Terrain: Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs Level: Beginner Meet: 8:00 AM Ride-Out: 8:30 AM Rain Cancels Join the Chain Gang for a special Skills Clinic to learn how to climb, descend and build your cycling fitness with some interval training. We will meet at our usual spot at Crystal Springs Lower Picnic Area and start with a short introduction to gears, brakes, and the basics of tackling hills on your bike. To help you build your…

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SoCal: Chain Gang Climbs Chevy Chase (And More)

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

42 miles Terrain: Steep Hills with Long Climbs (Additional Details Below) Level: Intermediate Meet: 8:00 AM Ride-Out: 8:30 AM Rain Cancels Join the Chain Gang for a nice day of climbing, and some pretty views on our way up Chevy Chase, through Pasadena and back up into the hills past Art Center! We start in Griffith Park and head out through Atwater and Glendale before making our way up Chevy Chase. After a well-earned descent past the Rose Bowl, our…

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March 2022

SoCal: Chain Gang Presents Thrills for More Hills!

March 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

55 miles Terrain: Steep Hills with Long Climbs (Additional Details Below) Level: Intermediate Meet: 8:00 AM Ride-Out: 8:30 AM 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 late April. After a short trip through Griffith Park and Los Feliz Blvd, we start our climbing…

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April 2022

SoCal: Chain Gang Puts The Lida On La Tuna

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

48 miles Terrain: Steep Hills with Long Climbs (Additional Details Below) Level: Intermediate Meet: 8:00 AM Ride-Out: 8:30 AM Rain Cancels After we stretched our legs for 100 miles along PCH last weekend, it’s time to put our climbing legs back on to get ready for Day On The Ride! Join Chain Gang for a fun day of climbing around Sun Valley, Montrose and Pasadena. From Griffith Park, we warm up with a loop around the studios before heading out…

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SoCal: Andy Jelmert Memorial Ride

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

46.5 miles Terrain: Rolling Hills with Gradual Climbs Level: Intermediate Meet: 8:00 AM Ride-Out: 8:30 AM Heavy Rain Cancels RIDE DESCRIPTION: In memory of Andy Jelmert, who lost his life in a tragic crash less than a mile from the end of last Saturday's Day on the Ride event, Different Spokes will be hosting an AIDS/LifeCycle training ride in his memory. The ride will meet at the Crystal Springs Picnic Area in Griffith Park, which is the usual meeting place…

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

April 30 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

70 miles Terrain: Steep Hills with Long Climbs (Additional Details Below) Level: Intermediate Meet: 7:00 AM Ride-Out: 7:30 AM 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…

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May 2022

SoCal: Chain Gang Gets Ready For ALC: Packing Tips And Riding Skills

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

10 miles Terrain: Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs Level: Beginner Meet: 8:00 AM Ride-Out: 8:30 AM Rain Cancels The 1-month countdown to ALC has started, and Chain Gang will get you ready with a special ALC Tips, Skills and Drills clinic! Join us at Crystal Springs Lower Picnic Area for our famous Packing Clinic, hosted by the veteran rider Tony Z and Chris E, where we show you what to bring, what to leave at home, and how…

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

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area, 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States + Google Map

11 or 21 miles Terrain: Mostly Flat Level: Beginner Meet: 8:00 AM Ride-Out: 8:30 AM 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…

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