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SoCal: Andy Jelmert Memorial Ride

April 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

46.5 miles
Rolling Hills with Gradual Climbs
Level: Intermediate

Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride-Out: 8:30 AM

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RIDE DESCRIPTION: In memory of Andy Jelmert, who lost his life in a tragic crash less than a mile from the end of last Saturday’s Day on the Ride event, Different Spokes will be hosting an AIDS/LifeCycle training ride in his memory.

The ride will meet at the Crystal Springs Picnic Area in Griffith Park, which is the usual meeting place for Chain Gain rides. It will proceed north out of the park to Verdugo Road into Montrose for a brief rest stop. We’ll climb “hospital hill” and then down past Descanso Gardens before continuing east through Altadena and Sierra Madre where there will be a bagel stop at Goldstein’s Bagel Bakery. We’ll then head back west to Garfield Park in South Pasadena and across Highland Park. There will be a climb over Adams Hill into Glendale and we’ll then cross the North Atwater bridge from North Atwater Park onto the LA River Bike Path.

The ride will conclude by re-entering Griffith Park on Crystal Springs Drive where we’ll pass the location where the crash happened.

DISTANCE & ELEVATION: Distance: 46.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet

LOCATION: Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area 4659 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 USA MEET TIME AND ROLL OUT TIME: Meet Time: 8:00 AM
Mandatory Safety Speech: 8:15 AM
Roll Out Time: 8:30 AM

You can see the route HERE. 
Different Spokes Facebook Group HERE. 

Please familiarize yourself with AIDS/LifeCycle COVID-19 Protocols prior to arriving at the start of the ride.

If you are interested in attending, please be sure to RSVP. Have questions? Contact Bryan Blumberg at

REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s) & snacks, tire changing tools, pump/Co2 cartridge, and a mask. If you don’t have any of the items listed, please contact us. We’ll help you figure out what you need and where to get it!

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.




April 24, 2022
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area
4659 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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