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SoCal: Chain Gang Gets Ready For ALC: Packing Tips And Riding Skills

May 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

10 miles
Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs
Level: Beginner

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

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The 1-month countdown to ALC has started, and Chain Gang will get you ready with a special ALC Tips, Skills and Drills clinic! Join us at Crystal Springs Lower Picnic Area for our famous Packing Clinic, hosted by the veteran rider Tony Z and Chris E, where we show you what to bring, what to leave at home, and how to make it all fit into one big bag! Tony will share all his special tips for the “princesses” among us, and we will share all we have learned over our many years on the Ride and answer all of your questions!

Bring your bikes and helmets because at 10am, we will start 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).


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 Tony Zamudio 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.




May 7, 2022
8:00 am - 11:30 am
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Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area
4659 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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