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01 PVBC 1st Anniversary  2014-0913
02 LA River Ride  2013-0610
03 Rubber Ducky  2014-0821
04 PVBC Group  2015-0912
05 Disney Concert Hall  2015-0704
05 PVBC Anniversary Cake  2016-0902
05 Ritchy Rich  2015-0923
06 Christmas Tree HB  2015-1224
06 KimTrimpert 2012-0529
07 Early Birds  2016-0412
07 Group Domes  2016-1102
08 Chicks  2015-0614
08 PVBC M n M  2015-0718
09 Ballona Creek 2010-0420
10 Bike Palace Class  2013-0324
11 FB_Coates 2015-0322
12 Guest star Kim Trimpert  2015-mmdd
13 Mandeville Conquered  2015-0717
14 Newport Ferry  2013-0417
15 PVBC Group MB Pier  2015-0711
16 Holiday Social  2015-1210
17 RP  2015-0816
17 Safety Cycle  2016-0510
18 Cool Breeze  2015-0820
19 Cool Breeze Here comes the bride  2016-0820
20 Domes  2013-0523
21 Mt. Baldy Villate  2016-0531
22 FB GroupRide SantaMonica 2013-0601
23 Group  2012-1018
23 Urth Cafe Venice  2015-1031
24 Julie Terri E Conquer Domes  2015-mmdd
25 PVBC trio  2015-mmdd
25 Sprocket  2015-0815
25 Tour De Cure  2013-0428
26 PVBC Del Cerro Park  2015-mmdd
27 PVBC Anniversary Ride  2015-mmdd
28 PVBC Anniversary Ride  2016-0910
29 Pt Magu Rock  2016-0428
30 PVBC Group White Kits  2015-0616
31 PVBC Group  2015-0131
32 Switchbacks Marymount College  2016-0414
33 PVBC Social 2013-0912
34 PVBC Social  2015-07dd
35 PVBC Cool Breeze  2015-mmdd
36 PVBC Beach 2011-0422
37 USS Iowa  2015-0929
38 PVBC Group  2015-0919
39 Senorita Century  013-03-03
40 Tour de Big Bear  013-08-03
41 Velodrome  2013-0827


We are the PV Bike Chicks!
A group of women of all ages, abilities, and bikes, who enjoy the sport of cycling.

A Little History
In the spring of 2010, Kim Trimpert was working at the PV Bicycle Center in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, and began meeting women coming into the shop buying bike gear for their husbands. When asked if they ride, the ladies said that they often took spinning classes at the gym and occasionally rode with their husbands, but that they did not ride as often as they might because they did not want to venture out alone. Many were concerned that they would not know what to do if they got a flat tire or experienced another problem with their bike. After several weeks of meeting women that sounded "JUST LIKE ME," Kim started collecting names and email addresses to put together a roster of women to ride together. Since that first meeting of about a dozen women in March, 2010, the group has grown to over 260 women, ages 18-77, living in and around the Palos Verdes Peninsula as well as the surrounding cities of the South Bay area near Los Angeles, California. In June, 2012, Kim and her family transitioned to their next Coast Guard assignment but her amazing legacy and work continue with the group of wonderful women she brought together.



And Now . . .
Some of us are brand new to cycling and are interested in riding with women who are learning about shifting, riding in groups, and just basically building their confidence on a bike. Others desire to meet like-minded women who want to ride their bikes along on the strand a few miles or around the peninsula or the Los Angeles area. We often finish our rides at a local coffee cafe, enjoying friendships, making new friends and planning future fun. Some of us are stay at home moms, some work full time, and others are retired. Some in the group are triathletes, hikers, runners, and/or swimmers. Many in the group participate in charity rides or other destination type rides, such as European tours, weekend get-away rides or other organized rides in the Southern California area and beyond. These rides can vary in distance from 15 miles all the way up to 100 miles. It is a VERY fun and diverse group. We use the roster (accessible only by members) to coordinate rides at different times during the week - morning, afternoons and evenings.

In addition to riding, free bike maintenance clinics are scheduled regularly where we have an opportunity to learn how to change a flat tire, what to carry on our bikes while we ride, and what basic maintenance we should do to our bikes. Not only is it a great time to learn more about cycling, it is also a fun social opportunity to meet women with similar interests and passions. We try to meet once a quarter just for "socials" to get to know each other off of the bike and talk about where or when we might want to ride. Our Facebook page, PV Bike Chicks, is where we post pictures and coordinate rides. It is only viewable by members of our group, but if you follow the link you can request to be added, provided you have a Facebook account.

A group of mentors lead rides on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 9 am. The routes vary based on the desires of the group and the participants. Sometimes we do beginner rides in Lunada Bay or on the strand, sometimes we circle around parts of the hill and sometimes many members even climb the PV East switchbacks to the domes at the top of Crest Rd!

There is someone in this group that is just your speed and ability,
so come join us, find that friend and enjoy the fun!