The 8TH Annual Rat Beach Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, OCTOBER 14, 2017. We have three great rides to choose from—a Metric Century (62 miles),
a Metric Half Century (31 Miles) and a New Beach Fun Ride (approximately 15.5
miles), starting from our new location at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach.
This Years Rat Beach Bike Tour is being held at our new location in 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).
We have three great rides to
choose from and you will finish the ride at a PARTY and Bike Expo. Now tell me what could be better, ride then party with your friends.
After the ride you can have your family/friends meet you for a BBQ lunch served by very dedicated Rotarians, then enjoy the music, libations and tour the Bike Expo which will be Bike Vendors, Bike Shops, Bike Manufactures and Bike Clubs.
This year’s 2017 event
promises to be even larger with more interesting routes through the beautiful
South Bay. Your entry fee will help support the Wounded Hero's, the Harbor Regional Center, the ARC House, plus the many other charities supported by the South Bay Sunrise
Your entry fee includes
•RAT Beach T-Shirt
•SAG stop refreshments
•Roving bike support
•BBQ Lunch served by very dedicated Rotarians.
•Plus the sun, beach and ocean.
What could be better?
ride rain or shine, but when does it ever rain at the beach? This is a bike ride, not a
bike race and bike
helmets are required. You will not be allowed on course without your
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 New Beach Fun Ride (approximately 15.5 miles)
starts. Great for beginners and kids.
12:00 pm Lunch will be served.
1:30 pm All Courses Swept
The RAT Beach Bike Tour will have a New Beach Fun Ride (approximately
15.5 miles), a Metric Half Century ride (31 miles), and a full Metric Century
ride (62 miles).
Beach Fun Ride - 15.5 miles
The New Beach Fun Ride (15.5
miles) leaves Seaside Lagoon at 10am and heads north up the bike path through
Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach to Dockweiler Beach. Riders
will then turn at the first SAG Stop and head South via the strand back to the
Seaside Lagoon where there will be a marvelous BBQ Lunch.
You can view the New Beach Fun Ride route and elevation profile at Elevation Profile Image: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9266421
Metric Half Century - 31 miles
The Metric Half Century (31
miles) leaves Seaside Lagoon at 9am and will visit all the Beach Cities
including Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and El Segundo all the
way to Ballona Creek. Riders will then head east along the creek then back towards Playa Del Rey, pass LAX, through El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach to Redondo Beach and the Seaside Lagoon for lunch and Bike Expo.
You can view the Metric Half
Century route and elevation profile at Elevation Profile
Metric Century - 62 miles
ride will be a full Metric Century (62 miles). This ride leaves Seaside Lagoon
at 7:00am and will visit all the Beach Cities—Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach,
Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Westchester, El Segundo, Torrance, Lomita, San
Pedro, and Palos Verdes—so even more beach and more tan. Then back to Seaside
Lagoon for a terrific lunch and Bike Expo.
You can view the Metric Century route and elevation profile at Elevation Profile Image: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9265896
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 allow 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. Also have a something warm with you because the back side of Palos Verdes is often cold.
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.