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1/1

Sunday, January 1, 2006

LAGRANGE YEAR'S DAY RIDE

Choice of

Nichols Sunday Ride

or

Donut Hole Ride
around PV golf course

8:00 AM

Corner of Westwood Boulevard and La Grange Avenue in Westwood


1/1

Sunday, January 1, 2006

7th ANNUAL SANTA MONICA / OXNARD
NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE

77 Miles

Robert Nam provided the following information.

9:00 AM

San Vicente & Ocean Bl
(click here for map)

Fairly flat with a couple of rollers. Ride up the coast to Las Posas Road (this is where PCH turns into a freeway - exit at Las Posas and turn left, cross the overpass and then back onto PCH back to Santa Monica.

The group in the last few years have swelled to about 150 - 200 riders so pace is whatever pace you decide to ride. As with all group rides, there will be all speeds so I'm sure anyone will find a group to ride with. There will be no support vehicles as we've had in the past so please be self sufficient to handle flats. There are plenty of places to buy water, drinks and food along the route. Usual optional stops are at Trancas at the Chevron station and then at Neptune's Net.


1/1

Sunday, January 1, 2006

ANNUAL MT. WILSON NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE

80, 60, 50 or 30 mile options

Big Tujunga Canyon to Angeles Forest Highway then to Angeles Crest Highway, and hopefully Red Box Road to Mount Wilson.

Bring cold weather gear

9:00 AM

Home of Steve & Tara Nix click here for map
7122 Shoshone Av, Van Nuys
818-345-1590
call for more info.

1 block south of Sherman Way, 2 blocks east of Whiteoak

10:00 AM Foothill Bl & Mt. Gleason Rd, Tujunga
Jack In The Box restaurant

1/1

Sunday, January 1, 2006

ANNUAL PCH NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE

Long Beach to Dana Point, then inland for the 90 mile option.

This ride often has over 400 riders.

7:55 AM

Belmont Shore (Bay Shore Av & 2nd St)

The ride picks up a large group of riders as it goes by the Long Beach/Alamitos Bay Marina and turns south from 2nd Street onto PCH.

8:00 AM

Long Beach/Alamitos Bay Marina

The Marina is a good place to park and catch the ride. Many people start here since there is ample parking. Click here for a map.

Click here for detailed route info.


1/28

Saturday, January 28, 2006

WINTER CLASSIC
TRACK RACE
AND
BIKE SWAP & SALE

(CLICK HERE)


1/29

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Fundraiser for the
FROSTIG CENTER

RIDE WITH BOB ROLL

followed by

SLIDE SHOW / TALK / Q & A

LaGrange member Bennett Ross is the director of the Frostig Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in working with children who have learning disabilities.

For the past two years, this event has had Frankie Andreu
and George Hincapie.

"Bob Roll should be a real hoot! He is bringing a tape with all of the out-takes from the OLN Tour coverage. He also promises a bunch of great stories from the coverage and from his past. And it will be "interesting" to see if Bobke can still ride a bike."

This is a combination fun cycling event and a great chance to help kids with significant disabilities. Save the date. I hope you can join us.

REGISTRATION FORM ( CLICK HERE)

PRESS RELEASE ( CLICK HERE)

If you have any questions, email ross@frostig.org Bennett.

8:00 AM

Ride with Bob Roll
25 miles around Pasadena at a casual pace

10:30 AM

Meet/Greet & Photos
Plenty of food will be there

11:00 AM

Slide Show Presentation / Q & A


www.frostig.org


2/1 LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Mon
2/13

LaGrange Night at Helens 7:30 PM
members only please

Pick up your 2006 clothing.
(if you placed your order before December 6, 2005)

Special deals on tires, wheels, pedals, shoes, etc.

FOOD, DRINKS

  • West L.A. College Grand Prix announcement
  • 2006 Kahala-LaGrange Team Presentation
  • 2006 LaGrange bike announcement

CLICK HERE for complete info


Fri
2/24

Please join us:

Union Bank of California Foundation
will present a $25,000 check to

VELO CLUB LAGRANGE
on
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006 at 11:00 AM

at
Union Bank of California Beverly Hills Branch
9460 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

for educational scholarships in honor of
SCOTT BLEIFER

A Union Bank leader's jersey for the
Amgen Tour of California and
a bicycle will be donated to
Velo CLub LaGrange.

Young Rider Leader's Jersey


Fri
2/24

Skills Clinic
LaGrange members only please

6:45 AM, Friday, February 24
Parking Lot 5 South in Santa Monica

The easiest thing to do is start at 6:30 AM with the group at 26th and San Vicente and then pull off as we pass the parking lot which is on Ocean just South of Pico. The clinic will start at 6:45 or whenever the group comes by.

FREE

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Sat
2/25

Mandeville Time Trial
LaGrange members only please

7:15 AM, Saturday, February 25
Meet at Mandeville & Westridge (1st stop sign)

Free T-Shirt for each rider.

Awards for Non-licensed riders & Juniors

    • Women
    • Women 35 +
    • Women 45+
    • Women 55+
    • Junior Women
    • Juniors 13 and under
    • Juniors 14-16
    • Juniors 17-18
    • Espoirs (Under 27)
    • Senior Men
    • Masters 35 +
    • Masters 45 +
    • Masters 55 +

This is a great way to test your fitness and to tell whether all that riding you’ve been doing is paying off. As an added free bonus, Liquid Fitness coaches can help you set up heart rate training zones based on your heart rate data from the time trial.

FREE

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


3/1 LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Wed
3/8

Developmental Ride
Spaces are limited
Email Josh to reserve your spot
LaGrange members only please

6:30 AM, Wednesday, March 8

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Sun
3/26

URBAN ASSAULT RACE click here

START/FINISH AT HELEN'S CYCLES

The Urban Assault Race is a combination of an Adventure Race, Scavenger Hunt and Bike Race. Teams of 2 ride through Santa Monica, Venice, and Marina Del Rey as they complete many fun challenges along the way.

At each checkpoint, teams face crazy challenges like adult bigwheels, inflatable slip n slides, and BMX bikes. The first team to complete all the checkpoints and return to the finish line wins!

The after party includes New Belgium brews, Chipotle burritos and a ton of fun!

New for 2006: The family division. Parents can race WITH their kids (7-12) on a shorter course! The Urban Assault Race is great for friends, couples, and families and will surely be the most fun you have all year! The race wll benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Standard Divisions (Male, Co-ed, Female):
$60/participant ($120/team) $25 team discount NOW $95/TEAM
Family Division:
$50/participant ($100/team)


3/27

SPRING CLOTHING ORDER

ORDERS & PAYMENT DUE MARCH 27, 2006


Sat
4/1

Skills Clinic
LaGrange members only please

8:00 AM, Saturday, April 1
Parking Lot 5 South in Santa Monica (just south of Pico)

FREE

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Wed
4/5
LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Wed
4/5

Workshop - Concept Of Power
LaGrange members only please

7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Thu
4/6

Developmental Ride
Spaces are limited
Email Josh to reserve your spot
LaGrange members only please

6:30 AM, Thursday, April 6

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Sat
4/15

7:00 AM

Annual LaGrange Club Photo
LaGrange members only please

Click here for information.

8:00 AM

Club Ride to Piuma

Click here for information.

9:00 AM

Piuma Hillclimb Competition
LaGrange members only please

Click here for information.

12:30 PM

Annual LaGrange Club Picnic

Click here for information.


Sun
4/30


The new and improved 9th annual Volvo City of Angels Fun Ride is back!!! With a new start/finish location, Sunday, April 30th at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park (right behind Dodger Stadium), the 38+ mile route will encounter some new and unique sites. The ride starts at 7:30am.

Here is a wonderful opportunity for some important and personal community give-back by La Grangers!

The City of Angels Funride is a major, local event in its 9th year and becoming a local tradition! It engages riders from all over L.A. of all ages to benefit Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Volunteers are needed to serve as ride marshals assisting LAPD escorts, help with guiding riders along city routes, registration and handing out medals to riders at the finish line. Please contact our Public Policy Director Jeffrey Courion to volunteer – publicpolicy@lagrange.org


Sun
4/30


10K/5K RUN TO BENEFIT HEAL THE BAY
SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2006

The Carpe Diem Santa Monica Classic. Run a spectacular course, from the beach on through Main Street, to a picture-perfect finish at the Santa Monica pier. While you’re running, check out the bay – you’re helping to keep it clean for future generations. Cap the day with a massage at the Expo out on the pier, let the music from the after-party blow over you, and ponder this question: "How can they name the first year of a race a classic"?

As some of you know, I have been working for almost 2 years to put together a high-quality running event in Santa Monica. The Carpe Diem Santa Monica Classic is happening on Sunday, April 30th. I know many of you will be out on rides that day, but if you’re not, or if you’re looking for a cross-training opportunity, consider the following highlights:

  • Spectacular point-to-point course covering Main St, Ocean Av and San Vicente, and finishing at the Santa Monica Pier.
  • Technical Running shirts for all participants
  • All proceeds benefit Heal the Bay
  • Relax in the Carpe Diem Recovery Lounge after the race
  • We still need volunteers—shirts and continental breakfast provided.
  • For details and registration, visit: WWW.CARPEDIEMSMCLASSIC.COM

Thanks, and I hope to see some of you at the starting line.

Peter Abraham
Velo Club La Grange

peter@fusionfilms.com


Wed
5/3
LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Sun
5/21

LaGrange Track Certification Clinic
at the ADT Event Center Velodrome

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2006
8:00 AM to NOON

$50 (or less depending on the number of participants)
for 4-hour class, includes bike rental
(subject to availability).

Roger Young is conducting a private track certification class just for La Grange.

Get certified in just one morning session.
This class is for everyone - with or without track experience!

ADT and Encino are great places to train whether or not you race. Many cyclists you see on the track during the numerous weekly training sessions do it purely for the fun and fitness.

Refunds will be given to those who have already paid $95.

Send me your size right away so I can reserve your bike.
Bring your own helmet and pedals to the class.

COME FOR FREE IF YOU ARE ALREADY CERTIFIED AT ADT.

If you want to participate you must contact
Dan Weinberg
at 310-435-1764, dan@lagrange.org


Mon
5/29

MEMORIAL DAY RIDE

MONDAY, MAY 29, 2006

8:00 AM
PEET'S COFFEE
11750 San Vicente Bl, Brentwood

  • PCH
  • Regroup at the 76 Station at Corral Canyon
    (near the base of Latigo)
  • Latigo
  • Peter Strauss Ranch (water and toilets) MAP
  • Old Topanga

Some riders will turn around at the 76 Station

IN MEMORY OF

  Robert Van Hove
1976
  Kellie Wilson
1994
  Andy Sak
1997
  Debra Goldsmith
2001
  Garrett Lemire
2003
  Scott Bleifer
2005

THIS RIDE IS OPEN TO ALL CYCLISTS.


Fri
6/2

Sat
6/3

Sun
6/4

click here for information
click for more info

Join fellow LG'ers for a weekend of cycling and fun in the spectacular Ojai Valley. The main event is the Ojai Valley Century on Saturday, June 3.

LaGrange has reserved 29 rooms!

All of the rooms are now taken, but contact Susan Gans if you would like to get on the waiting list or are interested in coming up just for Saturday (or in staying in Ventura, which is a 20 minute drive away).

Contact: Susan Gans (susangans@sbcglobal.net)

Not an official club-sponsored event.


Wed
6/7
La Grange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Sat
6/10

Learn to Race Like a Pro
Racing Clinic

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2006

FREE

On June 25, La Grange will host the Cedars-Sinai Grand Prix at West LA College. Technically a circuit race, the Grand Prix features a safe, exciting course that is spectator-friendly.

For the first time this year, the race will feature a First Time Racers category to allow riders new to cycling to try their skill at the sport. First Time Racers will receive a one-day racing USCF license as part of their entry fee, allowing them to experience the thrill of amateur racing. If you have watched the Tour de France for years: Come and experience what it is like to actually race like the pros!

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION

.


Sun
6/11

 

La Grange
SUNDAY SOCIAL / CLOTHING PICKUP*

4:00 to 6:00 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 11

PANINI GARDEN
Menu - CLICK HERE

Bring your own wine and beer

  • Buy soft drinks, water & cappucino
  • Delicious Panini Sandwiches
  • Warm French crepes
  • Fresh salads and fruit

  • * PREPAID SPRING ORDER CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION

2715 Main Street, Santa Monica
(SE Corner of Hill and Main St. in Santa Monica)
(MAP - CLICK HERE)

Public Parking in lots on Neilson Way

All La Grange members are welcome.

Meet and welcome new members and catch up with old riding partners.
  • Bring your family and friends for a Sunday afternoon stroll on Santa Monica’s Main Street and Boardwalk.
  • View (and purchase) Susan Gans’ wonderful collection of vintage bicycle photographs, postcards, artwork and advertisements dating from the 1880’s to the 1950’s.
  • Bring your own alcohol …wine, beer and liquor (no corkage fee!)..and we don’t technically mean “your own”, please feel free to bring enough to share!
  • 6:00 PM - Race Planning Meeting following the party at Panini Garden for all those who can help make Cedars-Sinai Grand Prix the best event of the year.
About the Panini Garden
Located on Santa Monica’s Main Street, Panini Garden is a delightful restaurant/café known for its exquisite paninis and warm French crepes. Among its unique attributes, the Panini Garden features a secluded outdoor garden and patio. You are guaranteed a unique dining experience in this cool combination of European flair and contemporary urban style.

Wed
6/14

Learn to Race Like a Pro
Racing Clinic

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006

7:00 AM

FREE

On June 25, La Grange will host the Cedars-Sinai Grand Prix at West LA College. Technically a circuit race, the Grand Prix features a safe, exciting course that is spectator-friendly.

For the first time this year, the race will feature a First Time Racers category to allow riders new to cycling to try their skill at the sport. First Time Racers will receive a one-day racing USCF license as part of their entry fee, allowing them to experience the thrill of amateur racing. If you have watched the Tour de France for years: Come and experience what it is like to actually race like the pros!

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION

.


Thu
6/15

Drug Use and Drug Testing in Elite Athletes:
Past, Present and Future

Thursday, June 15, 2006, from 7 to 9 PM

Velo Club La Grange and L.A. Tri Club are co-hosting a talk to be given by Gary Green, MD, a worldrenowned expert in the field of drug testing and drug education, on Thursday, June 15, 2006, from 7 to 9 PM, in the Community Room at Mort’s Palisades Deli, 1035 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, CA. The talk is being sponsored by the Pacific Palisades Medical Group.

Dr. Green’s presentation will begin with the history of performance-enhancing drug use in elite athletes and continue to the present state, including the use of EPO, blood doping, human growth hormone and designer drugs, such as THG. There will also be discussion regarding use of sports dietary supplements, the constant cat and mouse game that goes on between drug users and testers, and some of the testing strategies that have been developed to deter the use of banned substances. The talk will conclude with a look towards the future and the use of genetic alterations that threaten to completely redefine sports. Dr. Green promises that it will be a provocative talk and raise many interesting issues.

Dr. Green currently maintains a clinical practice at the Pacific Palisades Medical Group and is a Clinical Professor in the UCLA Division of Sports Medicine. He is a consultant to Major League Baseball on anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs, a researcher at the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory, past Chairman of the NCAA Committee on Drug Testing and Drug Education, and author of numerous scientific papers on drug testing and drug use in athletes. Dr. Green also serves on the U.S. Soccer Medical Advisory Committee and is team physician for Pepperdine University and the U.S. National Soccer Team.

Parking is available in back of Mort’s Deli and on the street. You can (and are encouraged to) purchase food and beverages at the Deli. RSVP (not necessary but will give you priority) to susangans@sbcglobal.net by June 13.


Tu
6/20
Developmental Ride
On the West L.A. College Race Course

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006

6:30 AM @ Peet's
7:00 AM @ Lot 5 on the college campus

FREE

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Spaces are limited. Email Josh to reserve your spot.

The Liquid Fitness / La Grange developmental rides are a series of workshops specifically geared towards new cyclists and new members of the club. During the rides, we focus on developing skills, riding safely and efficiently as well as pack etiquette.

With the Cedars-Sinai Grand Prix race coming up, we thought it would be a nice change of pace to ride over to the course and do a few laps to see what the racers have in store for them. The West L.A. College course is so challenging that it provides a perfect example of how riding smart and conserving energy can make the difference between staying with the group or going off the back, so that will be the focus of this particular ride.

In addition, I will be sticking around to do some intervals on the course for those who are in the mood for a little pain.

You can either meet us at Peets on San Vicente at 6:30 and ride over to the college with the group or meet us at parking lot 5 a few hundred meters down the main road that leads into the college. The college is located off of Overland just south of Jefferson.

See you out there.
Josh Horowitz

Spaces are limited on these rides so you MUST R.S.V.P.



Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Fri
6/23

NEWS CONFERENCE

Friday, June 23
10:00 AM

Hosted by Cal-Trans to commemorate the posting of SHARE THE ROAD signs along both sides the Pacific Coast Highway.

Joining with elected officals, our own Club President, Duncan Lemmon has been designated to speak on behalf of the greater cycling community.

The location is Topanga State Beach at 18700 PCH.
FREE PARKING in the Topanga State Beach lot.
Please be there by 9:45 AM.

Representatives of La Grange have invested themselves in partnering with government agencies, law enforcement and communities to not only educate the greater public that bicycles are legal users of roads -- but to promote greater collaboration and safety for all road users. Your attendance and the presence of our colors at this news conference is a further show of our support and solidarity behind this important, growing effort. Other cycling clubs and organizations are being invited and members of the PCH Safety Task Force (including law enforcement and government agencies) are expected to attend.

Here is the line-up of speakers.

Raja Mitwani -- Assistant Director of Cal-Trans District 7
(Los Angeles and Ventura Counties) -- welcome comments

Sheila Kuehl -- State Senator -- comments about safety and sharing the road

Fran Pavley -- State Assemblymember -- comments about safety and sharing the road

Zev Yaroslavsky -- County Supervisor -- comments about safety and sharing the road

Duncan Lemmon -- President, Velo Club LaGrange -- comments about public policy partnership and sharing the road


RIDE TO THE EVENT:
Some riders from Velo Club La Grange plan to ride to this event and will leave from the corner of Ocean and San Vicente in Santa Monica at 9:00 AM. Feel free to join the group. Please note that this is not an official Velo Club LaGrange ride and that all riders are responsible for their own safety. Do not ride on Pacific Coast Highway unless you are sufficiently experienced.


Wed
6/21

Thu
6/22

Fri
6/23

Sat
6/24

Bicycle Film Festival 2006


Sun
6/25

CEDARS-SINAI GRAND PRIX

June 25, 2006 at West L.A. College

Sponsored by the Orthopedic Center at Cedars-Sinai.

  • $8,000 Cash Prizes plus $7,000 in Primes
  • Demonstration of the VO2 testing lab at Cedars
  • Women's Cycling Challenge series for Cat 3 and Cat 4.
  • First Time Racers event with free race clinics
  • Expo area with vendors, food, raffles and more
  • U.S. Association of Blind Athletes demonstration event

WLACGP Race Flyer
CLICK HERE


Sun
7/2

Beginning Track Class

2:00 PM SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2006

ENCINO VELODROME

$20 + $5 bike rental

Please send your contact info if you are planning to attend.
Bring your own pedals and shoes or wear tennis shoes and use the rental bikes toe clips/straps.

Bring water and be ready to ride!
Rain cancels.
Contact Ken Avchen
TRCKRCR@aol.com


Wed
7/5
LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Tue
7/11

TANDEM CYCLING CLINIC

July 11, 2006

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

ADT Event Center
(at the Home Depot Center)

Sponsored by the USABA


U. S. Association of Blind Athletes

Volunteer to ride a tandem with
blind and visually impaired cyclists.

  • Road tandems on the ADT Event Center velodrome
  • Road tandems around the campus of the Home Depot Ctr

Contact Dan Weinberg (Dan@lagrange.org)


Sat
7/22

Tailwinds Windmill Century

July 22, 2006 Los Alamos, CA
Santa Maria Style BBQ - All You Can Eat

Enjoy the Cool Scenic Central Coast

$35 for great lunch, SAG, bib, patch, rest stops,
BBQ of top sirloin, chicken & vegetables

http://www.tailwindsbc.org/WindMill/
Hotline: 805-922-4864


Wed
8/2
LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Sat
8/26
Try The Track Day at Encino Velodrome
3:00 -4:00 pm
Free!

Come try the track then stay around to watch the racing.

If you like the experience you can sign up for the beginner track class September 3rd.

click here


Sun
9/3
Beginning Track Class at Encino Velodrome
2:00 pm
Cost: $25

Bring water , your own shoes and pedals if you like and be ready to ride.

click here


Wed
9/6
LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Fri
9/8

Mandeville Time Trial
LaGrange members only please

7:00 AM, Friday, September 8
arrive by 6:45 to sign in

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Fri
9/8

One of La Grange's partners in the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Office needs immediate help!

Our partners in the Malibu/Lost Hills Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have asked for our help.

Last week, the pursuit of a robbery suspect by a Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Deputy riding motorcycle detail end in life-threatening tragedy. Reportedly the robbery suspect ran down the deputy who sustained severe injuries and needs blood.

Sergeant Phil Brooks who is the head of traffic for Lost Hills and whose deputies patrol PCH has asked La Grange for help in supporting his deputy. Phil serves along-side La Grange on Senator Kuehl's PCH Safety Task Force and has stepped up for us!

Please donate blood at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station this Friday, September 8 anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Simply show up at the station.

27050 Agoura Road, Agoura, CA 91301. 818-878-1808.

Big Thanks!

Jeffrey Courion, La Grange Public Policy Director


Mon
9
/18

Monday
September 18

6:00 PM

BOB ROLL

presented by

  • LA Tri Club
  • Competitor Magazine
  • Helen's Cycles

His friends and fans refer to him as Bobke, pronounced "boob-ka." Others simply know him as Bob Francis Roll, the entertaining and devil-may-care Tour de France commentator on the Outdoor Life Network, a job he's held since 2000. Bob Roll: pro mountain biker? Road racer? Author? Television commentator? Come determine for yourself.

Price: $30.00
Ticket price includes LA Tri Club sponsors expo and buffet dinner.
Location: Proud Bird near LAX

The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-6187
Phone: (310) 670-3093

DIRECTIONS - click here

Click here to register now!


Mon
9
/25

LaGrange Night at Helens
7:30 PM
members only please

Last chance to order your
2007 CANNONDALE TEAM BICYCLE

ORDER DEADLINE IS
SEPTEMBER 25, 2006

click here


Sat
9
/30

Saturday, September 30
Helen's Cycles

PRESENTS

ERNESTO COLNAGO

  • Bike Fits by Ernesto Colnago
    • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Meet & Greet, Autographs
    • 5:00 PM



Wed
10/4
LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Thu
10/5

High School Sports Safety Conference

7:00 PM, Thursday, October 5

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Harvey Morse Auditorium
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90048


Is Your Student Athlete at Risk?

Keep Your Child in the Game

Free community conference on preventing injury and
maximizing performance in the high school athlete.

FREE


10/5
10/6
10/7
10/8

USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

ADT Event Center, Carson


Fri
10/6

Mandeville Time Trial
LaGrange members only please

7:00 AM, Friday, October 6

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Fri
10/13

Skills Clinic
LaGrange members only please

6:30 AM, Friday, October 13

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Sat
10/14

Developmental Ride
Spaces are limited
Email Josh to reserve your spot
LaGrange members only please

8:00 AM, Saturday, October 14

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Sat
10/14

Ladies Only Days
at the LA Velodrome!

Noon to 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 14

In conjunction with the The Women’s Cycling Challenge and Sarah Hammer’s AWTCF, all of the Local Ladies are invited to attend the new monthly Ladies Only Track Training sessions at the ADT/Home Depot Velodrome in Carson.

These sessions are designed exclusively for USCF licensed lady racers in the So Cal area. Leave your boyfriends, husbands & SO’s at home!

It will be Ladies Only at the LA Velodrome on the 2nd Saturday of the month ~ Oct 2006 - Jan 2007 @ 12:00-2:00pm.

FLYER - click here (pdf)


American Women's
Track  Cycling  Fund

Sun
10/22

MTB Skills Clinic

Free - Hosted by La Granger MTBr Dave Lieberman

Sunday, October 22nd

Meet 8am at Peets in Brentwood

“Get off the road and stop pestering the drivers for a day!”

"We will ride up Sullivan Ridge and into the Santa Monica Mountains. Ride down either Westridge or Backbone.

We will be working on basic MTB climbing and technical descending skills.

  • All members and non members are welcome.
  • All skill levels are welcome too.
  • Most trails have been overly maintained and are not too technical, so “green” riders are welcome.
  • Helmet and mtb tools are required."

This is a NO-DROP ride. Expect a 2 to 3 (max) hour ride.

RSVP to zoids@tmo.blackberry.net

GREAT off-season cross training!! See ya there!


Wed
11/1
LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Fri
11/3

Mandeville Time Trial
LaGrange members only please

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7:00 AM, Friday, November 3

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Sun
11/5

PRESIDENT'S BANQUET RIDE
TO HONOR LONG-TIME MEMBERS
AND PAST LA GRANGE PRESIDENTS

8:00 AM
Sunday, November 5

Friday Ride Pace down SanVicente Blvd to
Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey.

Return to Peet's Coffee in Brentwood.

Meet at Westwood Blvd and La Grange Av in Westwood


Sun
11/5

LaGrange Annual Awards Banquet

Sunday, November 5

CHAYA VENICE, NOON to 3PM

  • Documentary video on the History of La Grange
  • Long Time Members

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Sat
11/11

Developmental Ride
Spaces are limited
Email Josh to reserve your spot
LaGrange members only please

8:00 AM, Saturday, November 11

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Sat
11/11

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The feature film PURPLE HEART is having its worldwide premiere at the 3rd annual Artivist Film Festival. The Festival highlights timely content: Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation and Animal Rights. Prior to the Screening, there will be a PEACE rally in front of the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.

Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11

2:00 PM Egyptian Theatre Courtyard
Veteran's Right to Peace rally in the Egyptian Courtyard

3:00 PM Egyptian Theatre - Main
PREMIER SCREENING:
PURPLE HEART vividly captures the destructive conflict men experience when torn between loyalty to their country and loyalty to themselves. The film showcases the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) epidemic affecting our veterans returning from service and such training methods as torture used by The Special Forces to prepare our men. (PTSD is expected to affect about 100,000 disabled vets from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's suspenseful classic, The Tell-Tale Heart, PURPLE HEART is an intense psychological thriller that explores Colonel Allen's (William Sadler) profound struggle to "save" his distraught Special Forces Officer, Sgt. Oscar Padilla (Demetrius Navarro).

After a failed covert military operation in Iraq, Padilla returns to the States suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is sent for treatment to Walter Reed Army Medical Center from which he soon escapes. Allen is ordered to find Padilla and protect the secrecy of the mission.

Allen questions Padilla's psychiatrist (Mel Harris) to gain insight into the psyche and ascertain his location. He then tracks Padilla to his family home, only to discover the deranged delusions the soldier entertains since leaving Iraq and the extreme measures he has taken since his escape. Allen's hope of a peaceful resolution is shattered.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Bill Birrell, a former executive at Sony Imageworks, makes his debut as a feature film director with PURPLE HEART. He also served as the film's co-writer and co-executive producer. He is currently collaborating on the script "Occidental" with Oscar-nominated ("My Life as a Dog") writer Reidar Jonsson. He made his directorial debut with the 25-minute film "No Salida," a 1997 Academy Awards® Finalist that was screened for thousands of at-risk teens as part of a Los Angeles City and County gang intervention effort.

Egyptian Theatre at 6712 Hollywood Blvd


Sat
11/11

Ladies Only Days
at the LA Velodrome!

Noon to 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 11

In conjunction with the The Women’s Cycling Challenge and Sarah Hammer’s AWTCF, all of the Local Ladies are invited to attend the new monthly Ladies Only Track Training sessions at the ADT/Home Depot Velodrome in Carson.

These sessions are designed exclusively for USCF licensed lady racers in the So Cal area. Leave your boyfriends, husbands & SO’s at home!

It will be Ladies Only at the LA Velodrome on the 2nd Saturday of the month ~ Oct 2006 - Jan 2007 @ 12:00-2:00pm.


American Women's
Track  Cycling  Fund

Sat
11/11
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Wed
11/15

Workshop - Periodization For The Mind

7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 15

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Mon
11/20

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Festival of Lights
in Griffith Park

Bike Night (Bikes Only!)

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 20, 2006

A kick-off program will held at
6:30 p.m. at the L.A. Zoo parking lot

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) in partnership with the Los Angeles County Coalition for Bicyclists will be sponsoring a preview special night for bicyclists to enjoy the Holiday Light Festival at Griffith Park.

Avid bicyclists will be able to ride their bikes through the one-mile display of dazzling lights in a special lane. A separate family lane will be made available to families who would like to bring their children to ride along the route. The family lane will be open to bicycles, tricycles, non-electric scooters and parents accompanying their children.

No cars or vehicles will be on the route during the special Bike Night.

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sponsored by LACBC


11/23

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5th Annual

Thanksgiving Day Ride for

Meals On Wheels of West L.A.

 
7:45 AM
Westwood Blvd. and La Grange Av
7:55 AM
Group photo for newsletter
8:00 AM
Depart
approx. 8:25 AM
San Vicente and Ocean
approx. 9:00 AM
Ballona Creek Bridge

Let's see if we can top the $3,000 we raised last year.

ALL the money goes to provide meals for residents of West Los Angeles who are unable to shop or cook for themselves.


12/1 2007 Clothing Orders Due

Fri
12/1

Mandeville Time Trial
LaGrange members only please

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7:00 AM, Friday, December 1

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Wed
12/6
LaGrange Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Community Room, WILD OATS MARKET, 5th & WIlshire, Santa Monica (Southeast corner, 2nd floor). All members are welcome.

Sat
12/9

Ladies Only Days
at the LA Velodrome!

Noon to 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 9

In conjunction with the The Women’s Cycling Challenge and Sarah Hammer’s AWTCF, all of the Local Ladies are invited to attend the new monthly Ladies Only Track Training sessions at the ADT/Home Depot Velodrome in Carson.

These sessions are designed exclusively for USCF licensed lady racers in the So Cal area. Leave your boyfriends, husbands & SO’s at home!

It will be Ladies Only at the LA Velodrome on the 2nd Saturday of the month ~ Oct 2006 - Jan 2007 @ 12:00-2:00pm.


American Women's
Track  Cycling  Fund

Sun
12/10


5:00 to 8:00 PM

Sunday, December 10, 2006

HOLIDAY PARTY AND SCREENING OF

THE GIFT

(A tribute to La Grange founder RAYMOND FOUQUET)

COME JOIN US on Sunday, December 10, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Johnnie's NY Pizza, 1436 3rd Street Promenade (1/2 block north of Broadway), as we celebrate the holidays and view the premiere of the short film "The Gift," a loving tribute to La Grange founder Raymond Fouquet - - with our honored guest Raymond Fouquet himself. (Yes, this IS the very same film that we tried unsuccessfully to screen at the club banquet - - but this time we're assured that everything will work!).

The film is written and directed by our own Bill Birrell, with help from videographer and La Granger of the Year Bill Pitcher and Emmy Award winning film editor (and fellow La Granger and Most Improved Male Rider) Edgar Burcksen. This is an event not to be missed!!

Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase (please support our sponsor Johnnie's Pizza by staying for dinner!).
Click on this link to view the complete menu:

The film will be shown at approximately 6 p.m., so you can eat before, during or after!


As a special holiday treat, we'll be announcing some of our new and continuing sponsors as well as holding a raffle for some great prizes.

$1.00 per raffle ticket, with 100% of all proceeds to benefit the
Scott Bleifer Memorial Scholarship Fund
(and you need not be present at the drawing to win).


Johnnie's New York Pizzeria
(private room upstairs)
1456 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
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BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

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Thu
12/14


Italian Cultural Institute

Screening of
Vita in Bicicletta (Life on a Bike)
by Francesco Quinn

6:00 PM
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles

FREE


Fri
12/15

TWO LA GRANGERS
PRESENT ORIGINAL ARTWORK
ON MONTANA AVENUE

Riley's Studio Presents:

Riley McAlpine
Mike Garrett
Gregory Steed
and Christine Kwok Jewelry

Friday, December 15, 2006

6pm-9pm

1711 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA

Drinks and Hors d'ouvres


Mon
12/25

LA GRANGE HOLIDAY RIDE

8:00 AM, Monday, December 25

Corner of Westwood Boulevard and
La Grange Avenue in Westwood

This ride usually goes south to Redondo Beach and around the golf course.


Tue
12/26

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 26

Raymond Fouquet's Birthday Ride & Celebration

MEET AT PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, Brentwood at 8 AM

Ride to the Marina at the pace of the Friday ride.

Then celebrate and have cake with Raymond.

Peet's in Brentwood (San Vicente and Gorham)


Fri
12/29

Mandeville Time Trial
LaGrange members only please

click here

7:45 AM, Friday, December 29
note later start time due to holiday schedule

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


 

 

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