"The year was 1945. World War II ended and eclipsed every news event of the year, except one: The Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club was re-invented! Join the Los Angeles Wheelmen to commemorate 65 years of bicycling Los Angeles and Southern California in the club's Anniversary Century and Half-Century Celebration Rides."
Information about the ride, which will take place on Sunday, September 19, is here.
Usually, centuries have a few thousand participants, with colorful pageantry and the sense of camaraderie.
One of the more interesting features of this ride: it's limited to 250 riders, and so there will be a far more intimate flavor to the event than, for example, the late, lamented Los Angeles Bike Marathon, which had perhaps 15,000 participants.
I'm signed up as one of the participants of the Wheelman ride. Also u
nlike most of the centuries I've ridden, this one will take us through city, rather than rural, streets. On a Sunday though, traffic should be relatively light.