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Los Angeles: 40 Miles Hosted by Chain Gang

May 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chain Gang – Climb Every Mountain, Learn ALC Skills And Tips

40 Miles Steep Hills with Long Climbs (Additional Details Below)

Ride ID 2591

Meet: 8:00 AM

Ride-Out: 8:30 AM

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The 1-month countdown to ALC has started, so Chain Gang will get you ready with a special ALC Skills and Tips clinic followed by a hilly “Climb Every Mountain” adventure through Griffith Park!

Join us at Crystal Springs Lower Picnic Area for a special ALC Skills and Drills clinic to teach, demonstrate and then PRACTICE all the important things you need to know for the ride: how to pass safely; how to walk with your bike if you need to cross-train for a bit; how to navigate intersections and turn lanes in large groups; and how to ride very slowly up a hill (an important skill for when you find yourself behind a slower vehicle or rider and it is not safe to pass them at that moment).

After the initial training run, Mel’s special route then gives us plenty of climbing and descending practice as we head up and/or down every big climb in the park before heading back to the start.

All skill levels are welcome! If any ride is too much, we will work with you on making sure you have alternatives to the entire route. You will have a great bike ride. That’s a win! And remember, safety is critical. We will be following all bicycling laws and regulations as well as COVID regulations.!

Reach out with any of your questions or concerns. You really can do this.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP so we have an idea of whose coming. Have questions? Contact Mel Embree at

REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing tools, and a mask.

COVID-19 Policy: Vaccination is required to participate. All participants must have received one Johnson & Johnson dose or the second Pfizer/Moderna dose at least two weeks before the Training Ride. Masks are required when 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes rest stops, indoors and in vehicles with more than one person.



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May 7, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area
4659 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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