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June 3-9, 2018

SoCal: Training Ride Kickoff
Kite Field, Lake Balboa Park

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The first official Training Ride of AIDS/LifeCycle 2014!!!

Saturday, October 5th

Kite Field, Lake Balboa Park, Encino

6300 Balboa Blvd  Encino, CA 91316

(Please see map below for exact event location within park)


Check-in opens: 9am

Expo & Lunch opens: 11am

Routes close: 2pm

Join us for two beautiful rides through the San Fernando Valley
-- departing from Kite Field in Encino's Lake Balboa Park --
led by our Cyclist Representatives and Training Ride Leaders.

When you return, we will host an expo featuring some of our Community Support Partners,
offering information, gear, samples and post-ride massage, stretching clinics & chiropractic therapy. A
delicious lunch will also be provided by Well Done Catering!


Training Ride Info


Route 1 (Intermediate)
Meet time: 9am
Ride-out time: 9:45am
Miles: 29
Category: 2 = Medium pace (10-12 mph)
Terrain: 2 = Rolling hills
Rain policy: Rain cancels


Route 2 (Beginner)
Meet time: 9am
Ride-out time: 10:15am
Miles: 16
Category: 1 = Slow pace (8-10 mph)
Terrain: 1 = Mostly flat
Rain Policy: Rain cancels


Required items for all Training Rides. 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!

  • A Bike Helmet
  • 2 water bottles or 1 hydration pack (like a Camelbak)- 1 bottle should be filled with an
    electrolyte replacement drink.
  • Bike Frame Pump or C02 cartridges
  • Tire Irons
  • 2 Tubes!
  • Patch Kit 
  • A snack (energy bars are good and quick!)
  • Identification

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Our fantastic official bike sponsors Cannondale will be onsite to provide bike tech and demos to our cyclists at the event.

Demo bike reservations are now full. If you have reserved a demo bike with Cannondale, you will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to 

the scheduled departure time for your route, and please bring a

photo ID to claim your demo bike.


Bikes and Hikes LA is offering HALF OFF on bike rentals for Training Ride Kickoff Participants.

Call them at 323-796-8555 to reserve your bike for the day.

Make sure you tell them you're with AIDS/LifeCycle.

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Expo Info

Expo Participants:


Cycling gear and tech

Helen's Cycles

Cycling gear

Elevation Fitness

Massage and chiropractic

Happy Hour Body

Fitness info and demonstrations

Tony Poland, CMT

Stretching & Core Strengthening workshops

**Please bring a towel to participate

AIDS/LifeCycle Camp Store, Teams Lounge and Gear Swap

Lunch menu from Well Done Catering:

Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Banana Walnut Bread *GF
Home Baked Pretzel Rolls and Sundried Tomato Rolls
w/ Homemade Butter**

Salad of Baby Lettuce and Veggies * GF
w/ Grape Tomatoes *
Dressings on the Side
Red Quinoa and Roasted Beet Salad GF* *
Roasted Pear Salad GF
Roasted Organic Pear, Walnuts, Raisins, Dates, Mixed Baby Lettuce Leaves, with Thinly Sliced Red Onion. Served w/
Homemade Bacon Gorgonzola Dressing.

Lavender Chicken GF
Lilly’s Organic, Pastured, Humanely-Raised Chicken, Grilled and Coated w/ a Honey and Lavender Glaze
Whole Wheat Pasta w/ Chunky Turkey Bolognese
Made w/ Organic Pasture Raised Turkey Breast
Gluten-Free Pasta*GF
w/ Heirloom Tomatoes, Thai Basil, Garlic/Cilantro Roasted Garbanzos, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts *GF

Homemade Carrot Cake* *
Organic Fruit Salad *GF

* Denotes Vegan
* * Denotes Vegetarian
GF Denotes Gluten-Free

Well Done Catering

Directions and Parking

Take the Metro! Orange line to the Balboa Metro Station

From SOUTH: Exit the 101 at Balboa Blvd and turn right. Once you pass Burbank Blvd, take first entrance to the park on the right. Gravel parking lot will be on the left.

From NORTH: Exit the 101 at Balboa Blvd and turn left. Once you pass Burbank Blvd, take first entrance to the park on the right. Gravel parking lot will be on the left.

Parking available at Kite Field (see map for location of lot)

SoCal TRKO 2013 Map

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Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kite Field, Lake Balboa Park
6300 Balboa Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
United States

We're sorry, the deadline for registering for this event has passed.