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2008


Tue
1/1/08

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

LA GRANGE NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE

Donut Hole Ride
around PV golf course

8:00 AM

Corner of Westwood Boulevard and La Grange Avenue in Westwood


Tue
1/1/08

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

9th ANNUAL PCH SANTA MONICA / OXNARD
NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE

77 Miles

Robert Nam provided the following information.

8:45 AM MEET
9:00 AM START

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.
  • There should be very little traffic so a great time to enjoy the coast.
  • In the last few of years the group has swelled to 150+ riders so please be mindful not to bunch up on PCH.
  • Try to ride only 2 abreast. If you're not comfortable riding in packs, please go to the back of the group.
  • This is a 'free' ride and everyone is expected to be responsible for their own safety when riding with the group.

STOPS

  • First stop to regroup is Trancas for water, restrooms, etc at the Chevron station (if you prefer to continue without stopping, please go to the back and wait til everyone turns so you don't take people with you who may have to stop).
  • Second stop to regroup is at Las Posas bridge before turning around.

SAG - No sag this year so please carry all necessary items to be self sufficient. there's plenty of places to stop for water, food, etc but you should carry spare tubes, pump, etc.

thanks and hope to see everyone on the road!
robert
ps - no ride if it rains


Tue
1/1/08

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

ANNUAL MT. WILSON NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE

click here for the story

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

Tue
1/1/08

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

ANNUAL PCH (O.C.) 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.


Thu
1/17/08

Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 7:30 PM

SPECIAL EVENT PRESENTED BY LA GRANGE
AT HELEN'S CYCLES

FREE ADMISSION PLUS FREE FOOD AND DRINKS
click here for more information

RICK CRAWFORD
PROFESSIONAL CYCLING AND TRIATHLETE COACH SPEAKING ON:
  • A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A PRO ATHLETE
  • CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • ENERGY INVENTORY
  • STRESS SCORE
  • GO FASTER DOING WHAT YOU LIKE
followed by a question and answer session
Rick Crawford

Rick is a retired professional cyclist and professional triathlete. After competing in Olympic Trials in track racing and posting seven years of successful triathlon results, Rick began focusing on coaching and mentoring other professional athletes in 1986. Rick has been involved with dozens of National Champions, multiple World Champions in various cycling disciplines (road, mountain bike, downhill, triathlons), and several Tour de France participants. Some of Rick’s athletes past and present include: Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Tom Danielson, Chris Wherry, Nathan O’Neill, Frank Pipp, Anthony Colby, Chann McRae, Todd Wells, Shonny Vanlandingham, Tara Llanes, Henk Vogels, and many more. Through exhaustive experience, and relentless self-study, Rick has developed an extremely comprehensive program that has been instrumental in developing some of the world’s best cyclists and triathletes.

Rick has introduced several key riders to the LaGrange Men's 1-2 team for the upcoming season and is excited about the chance to address the Southern California cycling community. This will be an interesting and informative talk, so please don't miss it.

SILENT AUCTION

There will be many great offerings with the funds going to support the La Grange racing programs and the Scott Bleifer Scholarship Fund.

We can also use your help with getting great auction items, so please let us know right away if you have any items to include for the auction. Don't be shy about sending us items and your support does help, at any level.

 Tom FitzGibbon 
 Matias Mendigochea

CHARITY RAFFLE

$500 1st prize click here

Proceeds support the La Grange racing programs and the Scott Bleifer Scholarship Fund.

WINE TASTING sponsored by domaine547

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Visit www.domaine547.com for more information.

GREAT DEALS AT HELEN'S CYCLES

Helen's will also have great deals available

FREE FOOD

There will also be free food available and accompanying beverages of all types and Helen's will also have great deals available that evening.


Fri-Sun
1/18
1/19
1/20

2008 UCI Track World Cup Classics

World Cup races are the most prestigious on the UCI calendar, providing riders and countries the opportunity to qualify for positions in the World Championships and Olympics. More than 200 athletes from 35 countries will compete in the three-day event.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(download full schedule PDF)

Friday, January 18
First Session - 11:30am
Second Session - 7:00pm

Saturday, January 19
First Session - 1:00pm
Second Session - 7:00pm

Sunday, January 20
First Session - 10:00am
Second Session - 4:00pm

kilo start Francois Pervis

Wed
1/30/08

La Grange Board Meeting

6:50 PM

Community Room
Yahoo! Center
1st floor, accross from Helen's
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA

All members are welcome.


Mon
2/11/08


La Grange Night at Helen's

7:30 PM
Monday, February 11, 2008
Velo Club La Grange members only please


Pick up your 2008 La Grange clothing order
(if you placed your order before December 1, 2007).
You must be a current member to receive clothing.

BRING YOUR APPETITE FOR

PIZZA, PASTA AND SALAD

Provided by
Johnnie's New York Pizzeria


Pro Purchase:

Wheelsets Speedplay Pedals Tires


Amazing deals on:

  • Speedplay pedals and cleats
  • Sidi Shoes
  • Giro and Bell helmets
  • Bontrager Wheelsets, Bars, etc.
  • Bontrager Tires
  • Pumps
  • Electronics
  • Accessories

LaGrange members racing for other teams are not eligible for special deals.


Purchase
THE GIFT DVD

A tribute to La Grange founder
RAYMOND FOUQUET


2501 Broadway, Santa Monica 90404. CLICK HERE for map
Additional parking available next-door in corner lot and 1 block west on Park Drive

Wed
2/27/08

La Grange Board Meeting

6:50 PM

Community Room
Yahoo! Center
1st floor, accross from Helen's
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA

All members are welcome.


Wed
3/5/08

Mandeville Time Trial

click here

Mandeville Canyon & Westridge Road

6:45 AM, Wednesday, March 5, 2008

FREE

Sponsored by Liquid Fitness


Wed
3/26/08

La Grange Board Meeting

6:50 PM

Community Room
Yahoo! Center
1st floor, accross from Helen's
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA

All members are welcome.


Wed
4/20/08

La Grange Handmade and Classic Bike Show
To benefit the Scott Bleifer Scholarship Fund

Sunday April 20th, 2008, 2:30pm-4:30pm.

Bikes, Food and Friends
Come after your ride and enjoy the afternoon!
After-ride foods and drinks will be served.

See 20+ bikes from La Grangers and friends.
Modern hand built bikes from award-winning builders such as Richard Sachs, Vanilla, Kirk Frameworks, J.W. Weigle, Nagasawa, Hampsten Cycles, Russ Denny, Parlee, Serotta and Bianchi-Duccatti.

Also on display will be several classic hand built bikes from another era from noted builders
Rene Herse, Bob Jackson, Masi, Schwinn, Coppi, Fuso, Cilo, Motobecane, and 3 Rensho.

Special Guest: Russ Denny
Bike builder and apprentice to Dave Moulton. Russ built the sought after and famous Fuso
frames of the 80's and 90's, and currently builds custom hand built frames in Southern California.

Held at Tom Byrnes' residence:
2726 Forrester Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90064
MAP - click here

No cost
Click here to RSVP

Learn the stories of some handmade works of art, and what
La Grange is doing for the Scott Bleifer Scholarship Fund.

For those who wish to donate at the event, you can make checks payable to
Velo Club La Grange. 100% proceeds to go to the Scott Bleifer Scholorship Fund.

Members and non-members welcome.


Wed
4/30/08

La Grange Board Meeting

6:50 PM

Community Room
Yahoo! Center
1st floor, accross from Helen's
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA

All members are welcome.


Sat
5/17/08

Sun
5/18/08

DEMO

MARINA DEL REY HELEN'S

SATURDAY 5/17/08

9 AM - 4 PM

2472 Lincoln Boulevard, 310-306-7843


SANTA MONICA HELEN'S

SUNDAY 5/18/08

10AM - 4 PM

2501 Broadway, 310-829-1836

DEMO

RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED AND CAN BE MADE AT EACH STORE. ASK YOUR SALES PERSON FOR A LIST OF AVAILABLE BIKES. ALL BIKES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ONE HOUR DEMOS.


Mon
5/26/08

MEMORIAL DAY RIDE

MONDAY, MAY 26, 2008

8:00 AM
PEET'S COFFEE & TEA
11750 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood

IN MEMORY OF
the following La Grange members:

 NAME
  Year of Death  
  Robert Van Hove
  one of the founders of La Grange  
1976
  Kellie Wilson
1994
  Andy Sak
1997
  Debra Goldsmith
2001
  Garrett Lemire
2003
  Scott Bleifer
2005

THIS RIDE IS OPEN TO ALL CYCLISTS

ROUTE (due to construction on PCH):

  • SAN VICENTE TO OCEAN
  • South to PALOS VERDES
  • OPTIONS FOR
    • GOLF COURSE LOOP (Donut Hole)
    • or climb VIA DEL MONTE

Wed
5/28/08

La Grange Board Meeting

6:50 PM

Community Room
Yahoo! Center
1st floor, accross from Helen's
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA

All members are welcome.


Fri
5/30/08

Sat
5/31/08

Sun
6/1/08

click here for information
click for more info

Ojai Cycling Weekend
May 30, 31 & June 1, 2008

Join fellow La Grangers for a weekend of cycling and fun in the spectacular Ojai Valley. The main event is the Ojai Valley Century on Saturday, May 31.

Contact: Susan Gans (susangans@sbcglobal.net)

Not an official club-sponsored event.


Tue
6/24/08
Ever wonder how to give a sports massage? LA Sports Massage thinks massage is like CPR: everyone should know it. Learn how at this free hands-on clinic. Bring a beach towel, wear shorts, be willing to massage and be massaged

Clinic 1 – Learn Post-event Sports Massage
6:00 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday June 24, 2008

Shiatsu Massage School of California
2309 Main St. (at Strand), Santa Monica CA 90405

Learn Post-event Sports Massage. Have you ever had a training partner get a calf cramp and not know what to do about it? Ever wonder how to give a sports massage? Well LA Sports Massage thinks massage is like CPR: everyone should know it. And they’re going to show you how at this free clinic exclusively for LaGrange members. This is a hands-on clinic, so be willing to massage and be massaged. Bring a beach towel, and wear shorts because the emphasis will be on legs.

Maximum attendance: 24
Cost: Free

This is a free hands-on clinic available for La Grange members!

Space is limited. La Grange members must pre-register

R.S.V.P. Dennis@LAsportsmassage.com

Phone: 310.463.5176


Sat
6/28/08

TRIFITLA.COM

Hosting our Mini-Triathlon

Saturday, June 28th @ 8:00 AM

The distance is: 500 yard pool swim, a 55 minute indoor bike and a 4.5 mile run.

Perfect for Beginners and those training for a triathlon.

Price: Members-$15 Non-members-$25

All participants are eligible for a RAFFLE to win:
Heart Rate Monitors, Personal Training, Free Massage, and TRIFIT clothing & Triathlon Gear!

** Limited space available **
To RSVP please call 310.829.2227
or email Contact@TrifitLA.com

Details are as follows: The event begins at 8am sharp, please arrive by 7:15 to set up your equipment. The location is at TRIFIT which is located at 2425 Colorado Blvd in Santa Monica, across the street from Helens Cycles. All participants will be meeting in the front of TRIFIT by the common area. For FREE underground parking, enter the YAHOO Center on Colorado Ave. Metered parking is also available on Broadway.

SWIM. BIKE. RUN.

WWW.TRIFITLA.COM

TRIFIT Club & Studios.2425 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica.
(P) 310.829.2227 (F) 310.829.1152.
Contact@TrifitLA.com


Fri
7/4/08

La Grange Holiday Ride

8:00 AM

Meet at Peet's Coffee & Tea

San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood

Ride to Palos Verdes and around the golf course - DONUT HOLE


Fri
7/4/08

TRIFITLA.COM

4th of July SWIM & SPIN CLASS!

SWIM: 6:30 to 8:00 AM
SPIN: 8:15 to 9:45 AM

Come to TriFit on the 4th for a MASTERS swim class led by TriFit Swim Coach Christopher Pelant.

Get yourself out of the water and head to the spin studio for a class let by Gary Goodrich and Todd Larlee.

To RSVP please call 310.829.2227 or
email: Todd@TrifitLA.com or Kristin@trifit.net

 

WWW.TRIFITLA.COM

TRIFIT Club & Studios.2425 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica.
(P) 310.829.2227 (F) 310.829.1152.
Contact@TrifitLA.com


Wed
7/30/08

La Grange Board Meeting

6:50 PM

Community Room
Yahoo! Center
1st floor, accross from Helen's
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA

All members are welcome.


Sun
8/17/08

BRENTWOOD GRAND PRIX

 

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BRENTWOOD GRAND PRIX

 


Mon
9/1/08

LABOR DAY RIDE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2008

8:00 AM
PEET'S COFFEE & TEA
11750 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood

THIS RIDE IS OPEN TO ALL CYCLISTS

  • SAN VICENTE TO OCEAN
  • South to PALOS VERDES
  • Climb VIA DEL MONTE

Sun
9/7/08

ANNUAL PIUMA HILL CLIMB

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008


7:45 AM Depart from Peet's Coffee & Tea, Brentwood
Club Ride to Piuma

Piuma Hill Climb Competition
9:00 AM

click here for Piuma Hill Climb information and Sign-Up

La Grange members only please.

Prizes will not be given to La Grange members racing for other teams, as it would violate sponsor agreements.

Prizes include:

  • CHAMPION JERSEYS FOR FASTEST MAN AND WOMAN
  • MEDALS
  • LA SPORTS MASSAGE GIFT CERTFICATES
  • ACCELERADE Advanced Sports Drink
  • SMART WATER
  • ROBEK'S SMOOTHIES
  • BONTRAGER BOTTLE CAGES

Sun
9/7/08

ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC (New location!)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008

12:30 PM

This event is free
to all La Grange Members

Family members $10, guests $15

Please RSVP by September 2nd
-- even if you are not bringing guests or family
We need a headcount.

click here for picnic information and to RSVP
  • FREE MASSAGE by LA SPORTS MASSAGE
  • SWAP MEET for bikes & parts
  • Awards for Piuma Hill Climb

Friday
10/31/08

LA GRANGE 40th ANNIVERSARY BICYCLE
2009 PRO PURCHASE PROGRAM

Deadline is October 31, 2008

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Thursday
11/6/08

Click here for information

Foam Rolling and Stretching for Cyclists
~An Interactive Clinic for La Grange Members~

6:00 pm to 7:30pm
Thursday November 6, 2008

What is taught at this Clinic?
Foam rolling is a form of deep self massage called self-myofascial release. Using a foam roller properly can remove knots and tight spots in major muscle groups like the quads and hamstrings. At this clinic you'll learn to roll those aches and pains away. Essential stretches will be taught so you can keep limber and ready to race!

This clinic is by RSVP only. Attendance is limited.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION


Sunday
11/16/08

CLICK HERE

  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Past President's Ride
  • Club Photo

CLICK HERE

 



2009 Winter Clothing Order
Due November 18, 2008


Thursday
11/27/08

Thanksgiving Day Ride and Fundraiser

clcik here for complete info

7th 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.

 


Tue
12/16/08

La Grange Board Meeting

6:50 PM

Offices of Pfeiffer Thigpen, FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP
233 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 220
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sorry - no parking in the building.
Park in public parking structure next to Michael's Restaurant on 3rd Street

All members are welcome.


Thu
12/25/08

LA GRANGE HOLIDAY RIDE

8:00 AM, Thursday, December 25

MEET AT PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, Brentwood

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


Fri
12/26/08

(La Grange founder)
RAYMOND FOUQUET'S
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND RIDE

8:00 AM, Friday, December 26

MEET AT: 26th Street and San Vicente Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA

Friday Marina Ride, then ride to Raymond's for celebration and cake.


 

 

Velo Club La Grange

Velo Club La Grange is one of California's largest and oldest cycling clubs with over 400 members nationwide. The club was founded by Raymond Fouquet in 1969 and fields one of the top amateur racing teams in the United States. Past members include a Tour de France stage winner, an Olympic gold medalist, and numerous U.S. National and California state champions. La Grange is the recipient of the USA Cycling 2007 CLUB OF THE YEAR award.

La Grange promotes a doping-free competitive environment. Elite racers sign the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's 'Athlete’s Pledge for Clean Sport & Fair Competition'. La Grange has arranged to have a cardiac screening and assessment provided to Club members and elite racers for no out of pocket expenses.

Along with the Club's dedication to bicycle racing, the club welcomes new and inexperienced riders with a passion for cycling. La Grange is very active in the cycling and fitness communities. Our continuing public policy work with state and local government has led to major improvements in safety for all users of California roads. In addition, the Club has partnered with the Association of Blind Athletes and Meals on Wheels and sponsors an annual scholarship with the help of the Union Bank of California. La Grange enjoys the financial support of several corporations committed to promoting healthy and active living including Kahala Corporation.


501(c)(3) California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation 95-4000746
United States Cycling Federation Number 1232

 

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