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July 16, 1987 | Recreation Digest was compiled by Ralph Nichols
Dave Verhein has ridden thousands of miles with the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club and watched its membership grow to 700--making it the largest Valley-based recreation cycling club. "Our membership is very diverse and that's more true of our club than others," said Verhein, a Van Nuys resident and club member for 10 years. "We don't always ride together as a group. Route slips are given out at the start of a ride and then you can go at any pace you want.
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July 16, 1987 | Recreation Digest was compiled by Ralph Nichols
Dave Verhein has ridden thousands of miles with the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club and watched its membership grow to 700--making it the largest Valley-based recreation cycling club. "Our membership is very diverse and that's more true of our club than others," said Verhein, a Van Nuys resident and club member for 10 years. "We don't always ride together as a group. Route slips are given out at the start of a ride and then you can go at any pace you want.
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May 8, 1986 | ELLEN GIRARDEAU, Girardeau is a Los Angeles free-lance writer.
Each Saturday and Sunday at 7:45 a.m., when sensible people still sleep, cyclists from the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club boisterously greet each other in Parking Lot A at California State University, Northridge. Here, ill-equipped beginners can see the latest in high-tech cycling style and pick up a few pointers before the rides begin at 8 a.m.
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May 8, 1986 | ELLEN GIRARDEAU, Girardeau is a Los Angeles free-lance writer.
Each Saturday and Sunday at 7:45 a.m., when sensible people still sleep, cyclists from the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club boisterously greet each other in Parking Lot A at California State University, Northridge. Here, ill-equipped beginners can see the latest in high-tech cycling style and pick up a few pointers before the rides begin at 8 a.m.
SPORTS
September 3, 1988
Our organization, the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club, has a membership of over 800 cycling enthusiasts and a contract with Cal State Northridge to use the campus as a ride-start area on Saturday, Sunday and holiday mornings. We are appalled by the obvious disregard of the cyclists in question for the rules of the road and of courtesy that should be employed by riders using the same roads as motorists. The Tuesday-Thursday group is not connected to our group, but to the motorist or casual observer, a cyclist is a cyclist.
HEALTH
October 22, 2001
Regarding "Bicyclists, Please Use Your Heads ..." (Sept. 24): While the advice on bicycle fit may have been suitable for a child, the article made no distinction between a child and the adult who wishes to become an accomplished rider. The authors advised that, for proper fit, a rider should be able to put his or her feet on the ground while seated. In that position, the cyclist loses efficiency as the legs will never fully extend at the bottom of the pedal stroke. This is like telling a tennis, baseball player or golfer to only take a three-fourths swing at the ball--the ball would move but not effectively.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2000
Bicycle Rides (Cal State Northridge parking lot, Nordhoff Street and Darby Avenue, [818] 347-6148). The San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club offers group rides Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m. Free. Big Band (Leon's Steak House, 10945 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, [818] 762-1958). Big band jazz Wed., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover. Chamber Music (Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, [818] 347-9938). The Moscow Chamber Orchestra performs works by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and others, tonight-Fri., 8 p.m.
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August 19, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Early on Saturday and Sunday mornings, while many are still asleep, dozens of bicyclists don helmets and padded shorts and pedal to the edges of the Valley and beyond. The cyclists belong to the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club, a recreational organization that celebrated its 15th anniversary at its monthly meeting yesterday. After being started by a handful of friends in 1978, the club grew to a peak of 750 members in the late 1980s.
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July 29, 1998 | SUE FOX
Imagine a San Fernando Valley without traffic, nearly empty roads stretching into the hills--a Valley where the weather is cool even in the middle of summer. It's a fleeting image, but it comes just about every Saturday and Sunday morning. For 20 years now, members of the San Fernando Valley Bicycle Club have risen with the sun to pedal their way across the fresh, still Valley. "It's very blissful," said Allan Iler, the club's founder.
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February 25, 1994 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Times staff writer Michael Arkush contributed to this story.
He swaggers on two wheels, fighting head winds that howl through the Santa Susana Pass, chomping on PowerBars for quick energy, thumbing his nose at Father Time. Barry Wolfe is a swashbuckling 62-year-old who conquers hills on a bicycle the way GIs attacked ammo dumps in Operation Desert Storm.
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