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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.

Starting Location 

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 Beryl Street).

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

6:30 am Registration Opens

7:00 am Metric Century ride (62 miles) starts

9:00 am Metric Half Century ride (31 miles) starts

10:00 am The Beach Fun Ride (15.5 miles) starts

12:00 pm BBQ Lunch will be served.

1:30 pm All courses swept  


Safety and Rules


Helmets 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.


It 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 Support

The 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.    

Remember 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.  

There 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.