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I'm a Brit who's going to be staying in LA for quite a lot of this year and am looking for advice on group rides/any fellow weenies in the area.
Doing a bit of research (googling) tells me that there are a few clubs around and the closest is 'velo club La Grange' meeting in Santa Monica This looks great with a good variety of rides, however all the rides are pretty early......
My work is pretty flexible so I can fit in rides whenever, happy to ride with cyclists/triathletes. If there are any local forum members who might be able to show me around that would be much appreciated!
It gets crowded there but there are some great rides.
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Ok, there are maybe 6 or 7 genuine road races, but they're all early in the season and if you miss them, well... sadness.
The majority of the season is late January through mid-July, typically. From mid-July through August there are fewer races, but there is still racing. It mostly slows down in that time because of the summer temperatures. It all closes in September, where CX picks up through December. MTB racing is pretty much year round, mostly focused on February through August.
Southern California Racing is under this sub-org of the USA Cycling org: http://scnca.org/
Northern California will have more Road Races, and if you love races with a lot of climbing that's also the place to go. They have Road Races, comparatively, all the time.
It's a big state, keep in mind that in size Great Britain would cover only a bit more than half of California.
Enjoy your time here, and check out the Climbs USA thread for some awesome riding tips if you want to just enjoy what we've got instead of riding around in circles.
Whitney Portal stage race, Death Valley Road stage race, Everest Challenge.
I loved riding in the area, despite the temps in the 50's. The views back over the valley and out over the Pacific from the canyons were unreal. Truly Epic. Stunt and Piuma are worth a descent and climb each!
Best source I found in my research, other than the La Grange Velo website, was doing keyword searches in ridewithgps.com. I made most of my routes public, so if you have questions about any JN2Wheels maps, let me know.
I may end up in LA, depending on the crazy process of Medical Residency match... Crossing my fingers!
Has anyone got any suggestions of where to go, preferably with a good coffee stop along the way? I would be very keen for some local knowledge and company so if any LA members are keen please get in touch....
(pace negotiable but pref c.20mph)