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MTB Ride from: The Block Shop (Block Bikes) 604 West Ave L Unit 101 Lancaster, CA 93534.

FINALLY a mountain bike group ride that EVERYONE is invited to ride!!! A mile square flat area provides the perfect setting for pros to train and beginners to learn. Singletrack trails weave through the desert from a main hub. Riders of all levels can ride together and challenge themselves or just simply have fun. The best part is that you are never more than a mile away from the Block Shop for security and accountability. The Block Jr Development Mountain Bike Team has been training for almost a year together and now you can join us. We work on simple skills, turning, shifting as well as fitness and training. Every week is a learning process as well as a solid training foundation. The ride starts at 5:00pm from the Block Shop. Showing up late is not a problem as we are always less that a mile away and easy to locate. It is easy to take the dirt roads and take short cuts to catch up to the group. The trail system is starting off a little primitive but will improve week to week and become more detailed as the weeks go on. From beginner level to pro – everyone will have a good time – TOGETHER!!!

The all new Block Bikes location @ 604 West Ave L Unit 101 Lancaster, CA 93534 provides the perfect location for a mtb group ride. For any questions feel free to call us at 661.729.2800

The group will leave together from the Block Shop at 5:00pm and take the trail on the east side of the shop, next to the sand wash, heading south out to the trails. If you miss the start time don’t worry – you can follow the same road and once you cross the watch the group will be easy to find!!!

May 23, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley group bicycle ride, lancaster bike training, lancaster mountain bike group, lancaster mountain bike team | , , , | Leave a comment



Meet at Lancaster City Park – Park & Ride on the South/West corner of 10th Street West & K-8 @ 7:00pm.

Start pedaling promptly At 7:30pm.

Average ride speed is 12 mph for a 20 to 25 mile street lit route that takes a little over 2 hours. The ride is designed to be social and efficient. Fixed, Mountain and Road Bikes make up the majority – with an occasional Cruiser and Comfort Bike making the journey.

Tour Lancaster with us!

Helmets, headlights, and tail lights are strongly recommended.

 Block Bikes

604 west Ave. L

Lancaster, Ca 93539



 The Lancaster Ride is designed for a group of cyclists to ride socially and safely around Lancaster. It is not a race although we have been known to stop and throw events in the middle of the ride. It is designed as a no drop ride meaning that if you have a problem the entire group stops and waits. We advise all riders to show up with their bikes in good working order (meaning tuned up) so as to know disrupt the progress of the group. We also ask every rider to carry a spare tube, inflation device and tools in order to handle problems as the arise. The most common problem is flat tires. Even if you cannot change a flat tire yourself there will be someone in the group to assist you quickly and efficiently. It is not the groups responsibility to provide you with a spare tube so be prepared. If you elect not to bring a tube – bring a cell phone for your ride home.

We ask that everyone who shows up for the ride to be experienced in the ability to ride 20 miles. The group is slow and social but it is not designed to be your Everest. If the furthest you have ridden a bike is 5 miles than this is probably not the ride you are looking for. The wind can make sections seem miserable for a few minutes then we turn and the ride becomes effortless – that is the AV… We do the best we can with what we’ve got. All in all CYCOLOGY – The Lancaster Ride is the most fun cycling event in the valley. Come join us it promises to be a good time!!!

May 23, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley group bicycle ride, av bikes, cyclology the lancaster ride | , , , | Leave a comment



The CYCOLOGY ride originates from the Lancaster City Park and Ride on the south west corner of 10th Street West and Ave K-8. We gather at 7:00pm and depart promptly at 7:30pm. Helmets and lights are strongly recommended and it is a good idea to carry a spare tube and toolkit in case of unexpected happenings. With over 50 riders there is always someone to lend a hand when needed.

This year we also have incorporated The LanCoaster BLVD Experience into the CYCOLOGY ride. What this means is that on the second Wednesday Night of the month we will meet at 6:30 at Lancaster City Hall (44933 Fern Ave Lancaster – just off of Lancaster BLVD). We will start riding promptly at 7:00 and head over to the Lancaster City Park & Ride to pick up the CYCOLOGY group at 7:30. The ride will continue for a total of 15 miles and end back at Lancaster City Hall. This ride is Police Escorted and will be a slow (10mph average) social pace. This is the safest and most accountable ride that you can do. The CYCOLOGY ride will continue on to finish it’s typical 20+ mile route.

The LanCoaster BLVD Bicycle Experience will happen the second Wednesday night of every month from May until October. It is totally organized with set routes, police escort from the front and chase vehicles behind. Everyone is invited and we hope you’ll comer out and join us!!!

For more info on either of these two rides call Block Bikes @ 661 729 2800 or got to our website:

May 16, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley group bicycle ride, av bikes, cyclology the lancaster ride, lancaster bmx | , , , | Leave a comment