The South Bay Sunrise Rotary
Club and El Segundo Rotary Club, like all Rotary Clubs, are involved in our community. The Rat Beach Bike
Tour is just one of the ways we work to make a difference in our
community. For more information about South Bay Sunrise Rotary or El Segundo Rotary Club as to how you
can get involved through giving back to your community, please go to
southbayrotary.com or elsegundorotary.org.
The ride starts at the Seaside
Lagoon, next to King Harbor, just north of the Redondo Beach Pier, 200
Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA - 90277 (At the corner of Harbor Drive and
There is a very large parking
lot that is accessed off of Harbor Drive about 100 yards south of south of Beryl
Street. The start/finish area will be in the Sea Side Lagoon. This is where you will start
and finish the ride. After the ride you can park your bike for free in the bike
corral where it will be secured until you are ready to pick it up.
Schedule of Events - SATURDAY - OCTOBER 14, 2017
Metric Century ride (62 miles) starts
Metric Half Century ride (31 miles) starts
The Beach Fun Ride (15.5 miles) starts
12:00 pm BBQ Lunch will be served.
pm All courses
Safety and Rules
are required. You will not be allowed on the course without a helmet.
•All traffic laws must be
obeyed. They are very sensitive in the Beach Cities regarding traffic laws.
•Riders are to ride as close to the right side as possible and within the bike
lane wherever possible. Ride in single file. All roads are open to regular
traffic so please take extra precaution. There are some converted traffic lanes
through Hermosa Beach to bike riders when occupied, while this is a good idea
it just upsets vehicle drivers so please continue with single file to
demonstrate our courteous bike ethics.
is recommended each rider bring two (2) water bottles, a tube, a patch kit,
tire levers, pump, and appropriate clothing for the weather. It often gets cold
on the south side of Palos Verdes even on sunny days.
course will be marked at each turn via posted yellow arrow signs or tilt up
a-frame signs similar to realtor signs plus colored arrows on the street
surface. You will be provided a current route map at the starting line with a
written description of the course. You can access route maps from the website
but sometimes they are changed last minute because of street closures. This
happened in 2011 because of a land slide in San Pedro.
ATTENTION 62 MILE RIDERS: When you enter Palos Verdes from San Pedro there will be NO route signage. This is because of Local City
Ordinances do not allowing signage. This is not an issue because you
will be traveling ONLY on Palos Verdes Drive.
Once you arrive at Malaga Cove you will see a flagman directing
you to turn left on Palos Verdes Blvd., in about a half mile you will then
make a left turn on Paseo De La Playa and into Redondo Beach and back to the
signage you are used to seeing.
please be sure to come to a complete stop at all traffic signals and stop signs
not controlled by law enforcement. Traffic laws are strictly enforced in
several of the beach cities and in Palos Verdes.
will be first aid kits at the registration area and all of the SAG Stops plus
roving support will be available to transport stranded cyclist back to the
start/finish area. If you need ride support please call the phone number
provided on your route sheets for assistance. There are several SAG stops
set up along each route with water, food and refreshments.