Group Rides

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 a.m.  El Centro.  Start at Advanced Eye Care, 2151 W. Ross Road,  just west of LaBrucherie on Ross Rd in El Centro.  Ride goes west on Ross 6 miles to Drew Road, doubles back to Forrester Rd.  From there, we turn right (south) and go over the freeway to Kramer Road then right (west) to Brockman.  Left on Brockman (south), then left on McCabe (east) to Austin Road and then left (north) back to Ross Rd. It's about 19 miles.  18 mph. Call Brian McNeece (760) 427-0440 for more information.  bmcneece@gmail.com. Course Map

Saturday 7:00 a.m.  Calexico.  Start at Starbucks in Calexico, corner of Highway 111 and Highway 98.  Route varies.  Sometimes goes to Holtville, sometimes to Brawley.  Large group means the ride breaks up by ability.  Distance is anywhere from 20 to 50 miles

Sunday 6:30 a.m. (during hot time of year) El Centro. Start at Starbucks at Imperial and State Streets in El Centro.  Route goes east out of El Centro on Main Street, then north on Highway 111 to Brawley and back for 37 miles.  Cyclists can turn around whenever they like for a shorter ride.  Often merges with the Calexico group.  Call Brian McNeece  760-427-0440 to verify ride time.

Sunday  7:00 a.m.  Calexico.  Start at Starbucks in Calexico, corner of Highway 111 and Highway 98.  Goes to Brawley and back on Highway 111. Call Mark Holloway at 760 357-3211 for more information.

Other rides:  We sometimes do a hill training ride from Ocotillo up the Mountains Springs Grade on Interstate 8.  It's about 12 miles of riding  starting at 600 feet and climbing to 3100 feet at 6% grade.  Though it's on the freeway, it's relatively safe.  Sometimes we'll ride from Ocotillo north on State Highway 2.  Email Brian McNeece at borderangle@yahoo.com for more info.  Also look for Imperial Valley Velo Club on Facebook and leave messages there.