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Some WWBC rides are re-starting on Friday 1/29/21.

Check online schedule for detailed ride information.

Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Fri, March 12, 2021
    • 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
    • 71
    Register

    The bicycle may seem a simple form of transportation and sport, but for women around the world it can be a tool of empowerment. Afghan Cycles follows a new generation of young Afghan women who are pedaling their own revolution, aggressively challenging gender and cultural barriers using the bicycle as a literal and metaphorical vehicle for freedom, empowerment and social change.

    Afghan Cycles is a 2018 documentary directed by Sarah Menzies and produced by Shannon Galpin. The film won several awards and the Afghanistan women’s cycling team was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. You can read more about the film and the filmmaker in Bicycling magazine. The movie has a running time of 90 minutes and you can watch the trailer here.  

    The talk and screening are free to Western Wheelers and their guests, but please sign up for the Zoom link.  

    See you at the movies!

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    • Wed, April 28, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • See Description of Event

    There are three remaining Blood Drives in 2021, in conjunction with the Stanford Blood Center: 

    Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021
    Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
    Wednesday, Nov.17, 2021


    Blood centers remain open and donating blood is considered an "essential activity." New safety guidelines have been put in place in response to COVID-19 to ensure the safety of the donors and staff.  (See link below with information about what those measures are.) 

    Three locations available: Choose the location that is most convenient for you and sign up on the corresponding link to make an appointment for the April 28 date.  

    1.  Stanford Blood Center Menlo Park, 445 Burgess Drive   

          Menlo Park appointments (7 am - 3 pm) :   

        https://sbcdonor.org/donor/schedules/center_view/1/1619568000/#tabs-1


    2.  Stanford Blood Center Mountain View,  515 South Dr Suite #2   

          Mountain View appointments  (12 noon-7:30 pm) : 

        https://sbcdonor.org/donor/schedules/center_view/2/1619568000/#tabs-1


    3. Stanford Blood Center South Bay in Campbell,  295 Hamilton  Ave 

         Campbell appointments (12 noon- 7:30 pm) :

        https://sbcdonor.org/donor/schedules/center_view/3/1619568000/#tabs-1

       

    This link contains the safety measures that the blood center has put in place in response to COVID-19:  https://stanfordbloodcenter.org/faq-on-novel-coronavirus-and-blood-donation/

    Here is a summary of the policies currently in place at all of the donation sites: 

    • As always, all of our equipment during the donation process is sterilized, and most is single-use only.
    • Hand sanitizers are placed next to all donation chairs and in each history booth.
    • All donor areas, including the reception/waiting area, canteen, history booths and donation chairs are cleaned frequently.
    • We have increased the spacing between donation chairs to approximately six feet apart or more (to the extent possible) so that there is more distance between donors during the donation process.
    • SBC team members wear face masks and gloves while interacting with donors during the entire donation process.
    • SBC is continuing to strictly enforce the policy that team members must NOT report to work if they are feeling unwell.

    Blood centers remain open as hospital patients continue to require life-saving donations and there is a need now more than ever for community members to come donate.  Stanford Blood Center is honored that the Western Wheelers have supported local patients by giving blood as a group since 2012.

    We are an important part of their life-saving team!  Come out and join your fellow Wheelers.  You can make an appointment at the links above or call 888-723-7831, or email at givebloodSBC@stanford.edu

    Be sure to tell the receptionist when you check in that you are participating in the Western Wheelers blood drive.

    Due to the 24-hour exercise restriction following blood donation, please plan on auto transportation to get home.

    Thank you for donating on April 28, and be sure to mark your calendars for the next dates:  August 25 and November 17


    • Tue, June 01, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sun, June 06, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Los Altos, CA 94022
    Register

    Challengingly Beautiful 

    Hybrid/DIY Cycling Experience

    Benefitting the Coastside Community

    Tuesday June 1 thru 

    Sunday June 6, 2021


    The Sequoi-tual 2021, a hybrid/DIY cycling experience offering a semi-supported “basic route” marked with RouteArrows, at 73 miles and 8150 foot gain, with optional additions and a shortcut to custom tailor your challenge from 63 to 100 miles, which are also marked with RouteArrows.   

    Downloadable/printable route maps and cue sheets, with the locations for on route water, restrooms and stores will be available on this web site as the event grows closer. 

    Your registration fee includes a Uniquely Colorful Jersey by Voler!  And if you register before May 1, you can receive it in time to proudly wear it on your ride! 

    Check-In

    There is no check-in, riders determine their own start date, time, and place based on suggested route map.


    Registration Dates and Cost

    All participants $125, includes Sequoi-tual Jersey

    This is a charitable event, none of the funds are kept by Western Wheelers

    Online Registration only, through June 6

    Select Jersey Size Below

    Registration fee includes your Sequoi-tual 2021 jersey by Voler

    See Jersey and Voler sizing guide here

    Disclaimer

    The Western Wheelers Bicycle Club Century Ride Directors reserve the right to refuse entry or disqualify or remove anyone from the course for reasons of their own safety, for the safety of others, for violation of the California vehicle code or for any other reason including the well-being of the rider, other riders, or the Western Wheeler Bicycle Club. The ride director decision is final.


    Western Wheelers Member Release and Waiver of Liability

    Contact Information 

                 sequoia@westernwheelers.org


    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • (PDT)

    Order your plate here: https://calbikeplate.com/

    In October 2019, the California Department of Public Health and Friends of the California Bike Plate launched the new “Bike For A Healthy California” special Interest License Plate.  

    "If members of a bike club, team or employees of a business buy 60 license plates, their logo will be placed in the top banner space of this website as a “Metric” supporter. Buy 100 plates and be a “Century” supporter! In addition, your club, team or business will receive a "Bike Plate Silver or Gold Medal icon". Place the icon on your website showing your support of the “Bike For A Healthy California” license plate program."

    When you purchase, or if you’ve already purchased, send Cathy Switzer an email with your name & zip code and she'll add you to the WW list of purchasers to submit to CDPH.

    Funds from the sales of the license plates will go towards grants available to County Health Offices, schools, nonprofits and community based organizations through a competitive application process. Grants will focus on physical activity featuring bicycles and cover the following areas: 

    • Safe places to ride bikes: encourage bike lanes, paths and trails
    • Earn-A-Bike programs: for at-risk and marginalized youth
    • School programs: Safe Routes to school, bike skill development and nutrition education at 4th and 5th grade, clubs and teams at middle school and high schools
    • Promote bicycle use as a regular mode of transportation: providing greater access for bikes in urban and suburban areas
    • Safety education for cyclists and drivers of automobiles working with local law enforcement        
    CDPH has until September 2021 to take deposits on 7,500 license plates - and the gauge on the site shows only 800 or so - we have a ways to go - if every WW member buys one, we’d DOUBLE the current number of deposits!




Past events

Fri, February 19, 2021 Virtual Movie Night: Quicksilver
Wed, February 03, 2021 2021 WWBC Blood Drives
Fri, January 15, 2021 Virtual Movie Night: Blood Road
Fri, November 20, 2020 Virtual Movie Night "The Bicycle Thief"
Wed, November 18, 2020 WWBC BLOOD DRIVE
Tue, November 17, 2020 2020 Turning Wheels for Kids—Little Bike Build
Tue, November 03, 2020 2020 Bicycling Photo Contest
Fri, October 23, 2020 Virtual Movie Night "Half the Road"
Mon, August 31, 2020 Coastside Community Fundraiser
Wed, August 26, 2020 WWBC BLOOD DRIVE
Thu, July 16, 2020 Virtual Movie Night "The Triplets of Belleville"
Tue, June 30, 2020 **CANCELLED** Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Fri, June 26, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Tue, June 23, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Fri, June 19, 2020 Virtual Movie Night "Premium Rush"
Fri, June 19, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Tue, June 16, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Fri, June 12, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Tue, June 09, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Sun, June 07, 2020 **CANCELLED* The Sequoia 2020 **36 Mile Route**
Sun, June 07, 2020 **CANCELLED* The Sequoia 2020 **59 Mile Route**
Sun, June 07, 2020 **CANCELLED* The Sequoia 2020 **77 Mile Route**
Sun, June 07, 2020 **CANCELLED* The Sequoia 2020 **100 Mile Route**
Fri, June 05, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Tue, June 02, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Fri, May 29, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Mon, May 25, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Fri, May 22, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Mon, May 18, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Fri, May 15, 2020 **CANCELLED* Movie Night "Half the Road: The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women's Professional Cycling "
Fri, May 15, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Mon, May 11, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Fri, May 08, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Mon, May 04, 2020 Virtual Yoga for Cyclists Class on Zoom
Sun, May 03, 2020 **CANCELLED** Bike Skills 201 – Climbing + Descending Skills
Sun, May 03, 2020 **CANCELLED** Bike Skills 101 – Fundamental Bike Handling Skills
Wed, April 29, 2020 WWBC BLOOD DRIVE
Fri, April 10, 2020 **CANCELLED* Movie Night "All for One"
Sat, April 04, 2020 **CANCELLED* Bike Skills 101 – Fundamental Bike Handling Skills
Wed, March 25, 2020 **CANCELLED* Yoga for Cyclists Class
Sun, March 22, 2020 **CANCELLED* Movie Night "Half the Road: The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women's Professional Cycling "
Thu, March 12, 2020 MOVED TO 3/6. Ride with GPS Training
Fri, March 06, 2020 Ride with GPS Training
Sun, March 01, 2020 Yoga for Cyclists Class
Sat, February 29, 2020 Road Skills Class
Fri, February 21, 2020 Movie Night "Breaking Away"
Sun, February 09, 2020 Ride with GPS Training
Mon, February 03, 2020 Ride with GPS Training
Wed, January 29, 2020 2020 WWBC BLOOD DRIVES
Sun, December 15, 2019 2019 Holiday Lights Ride, Walk, Potluck and Party
Sun, December 08, 2019 2019 Western Wheelers Holiday Party
Sun, November 17, 2019 Ride Across the Country & "Save the World"
Fri, November 15, 2019 2019 Bicycling Photo Contest
Wed, October 23, 2019 WWBC BLOOD DRIVE
Sun, October 20, 2019 Bicycle Law Presentation
Sun, September 29, 2019 Oktoberfest 2019
Sun, August 25, 2019 Ride Leaders' BBQ 2019
Sat, August 24, 2019 Tier 2A Climbing and Descending-It's all about the technique! (Women Only)
Thu, August 15, 2019 Tier 2B-Working Together and Having Fun-Group Riding Essentials!
Thu, August 08, 2019 Ride with GPS Training
Thu, August 08, 2019 Ride with GPS Training
Sun, August 04, 2019 2019 Ice Cream Social
Sat, August 03, 2019 Tier 2A Climbing and Descending-It's all about the technique!
Thu, August 01, 2019 Ride with GPS Training
Tue, July 30, 2019 Tier 1-Cycling Fundamentals (Fast and Fun) Women Only
Sat, July 27, 2019 Tier 1- Cycling Fundamentals (Safe and Fast!)
Thu, July 25, 2019 Tier 1-Cycling Fundamentals (Safe and Fast)
Wed, July 24, 2019 WWBC BLOOD DRIVE
Wed, June 19, 2019 Ride with GPS Training
Sat, June 08, 2019 2019 Sequoia Volunteers' Fiesta
Fri, June 07, 2019 Volunteer - Sequoia Fiesta
Mon, June 03, 2019 Volunteer - Monday - Pick Up & Removal
Sun, June 02, 2019 The Sequoia 2019 **44 Mile Route**
Sun, June 02, 2019 The Sequoia 2019 **59 Mile Route**
Sun, June 02, 2019 The Sequoia 2019 **100 Mile Route**
Sun, June 02, 2019 The Sequoia 2019 **72 Mile Route**
Sun, June 02, 2019 Volunteer - DAY of Ride - Rest Stops, Radio & Returns
Sun, June 02, 2019 Volunteer - BEFORE the Ride
Sun, June 02, 2019 Volunteer - DAY of Ride - Foothill College Location
Sun, June 02, 2019 Volunteer - DAY of Ride - SAG & Safety
Sun, April 28, 2019 Spring Picnic 2019
Wed, April 24, 2019 WWBC BLOOD DRIVE
Sun, March 24, 2019 Road Skills Cycling Class
Sun, February 10, 2019 Bill and John's Big Adventure
Wed, January 09, 2019 2019 Monthly Board Meeting
Wed, December 05, 2018 2018 Photo Contest Deadline
Sat, December 01, 2018 2018 Turning Wheels for Kids–Big Bike Build
Thu, November 15, 2018 WW BLOOD DRIVE
Sun, October 21, 2018 Megan Ryan - 8000 mile Cross Country Adventure
Sun, August 26, 2018 Ride Leaders' BBQ 2018
Sun, July 29, 2018 2018 Ice Cream Social
Thu, July 26, 2018 WW BLOOD DRIVE DATE
Sat, June 09, 2018 2018 Sequoia Volunteers' Fiesta
Sun, April 29, 2018 Spring Picnic 2018
Wed, March 28, 2018 March mailing party
Wed, February 28, 2018 February mailing party
Wed, February 21, 2018 Flat Tyre Deadline
Wed, February 07, 2018 Monthly Board Meeting
Sun, December 10, 2017 Western Wheelers Holiday Party
Sat, December 02, 2017 2017 Turning Wheels for Kids–Big Bike Build
Sun, August 06, 2017 2017 Ice Cream Social
Sun, June 11, 2017 2017 Sequoia Worker's Picnic
Sun, June 04, 2017 2017 The Sequoia
Sun, May 21, 2017 Special Event: Laura Brigham - Cycling the Great Divide
Sat, April 15, 2017 Wilderness First Aid 2017
Sat, December 03, 2016 2016 Turning Wheels for Kids–Big Bike Build
Sat, October 01, 2016 Wilderness First Aid
Sun, June 12, 2016 2016 Sequoia Workers' BBQ
Sat, June 11, 2016 2016 Sequoia Workers Ride
Sun, June 05, 2016 2016 Sequoia Century
Thu, March 24, 2016 100 COLS in 40 DAYS!
Sat, December 05, 2015 Turning Wheels for Kids–Big Bike Build
Tue, September 08, 2015 Eastern Sierra Escape
Sun, August 09, 2015 Ice Cream Social
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