John Wells Golf Center's lighted driving range offers 60 spacious, canopy-covered hitting stalls that look out onto a range that stretches 260 yards into the distance. Yardage markers populate the field, letting players gauge the distance of each shot, and synthetic mats provide a smooth hitting surface so guests can leave their Persian rugs at home. The center offers lessons and clinics taught by a staff of five instructors anchored by Don Shauger, who trained two-time National Long Driving Champion John Marshall with methods he learned from Mike Austin, the golf renegade famous for hitting the game's longest drive ever—a 515-yard missile—at the age of 64. On select dates, the center offers free golf clinics for junior and adult beginners who purchase a bucket of range balls. Those looking to upgrade their golf gear or replace a wedge caught fraternizing with enemy irons can check into the discount pro shop, which offers name-brand apparel and equipment at as high as 50% off retail price.
Open seven days a week, the Beverly Hills Bike Shop is located just west of the Rancho Park Golf Course on Pico Boulevard, selling brand name bicycles to this sprawling West Los Angeles neighborhood. Though not a city known for its cycling, L.A. kids and adults alike have taken such a shine to the shop that they recently moved into their new, larger facility, which means plenty of room for their wide array of mountain, road, hybrid and beach cruiser bicycles. A friendly and well-versed staff can help to find the bike that suits your needs best, while providing service on the same ride for years from their service department in the back. And if you’re just looking for gear to get you prepped for your next ride, Beverly Hills Bike Shop’s got that, too.
The picturesque 18-hole course at DeBell Golf Club spreads over the basin and hillsides of Wildwood Canyon, a craggy depression carved into the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains. The hardscrabble physical surroundings challenge golfers on every swing, whether they're shaping shots around tree-lined doglegs or walking barefoot uphill both ways to get to their ball.
Rising above the green strips of fairway kikuyu grass is the course clubhouse, which offers views of the weathered beauty of Wildwood Canyon Park beyond the course while also serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Canyon Grille.
Bicycle John’s embodies serious cycling. Bicycle John’s is built on their namesake’s vast experience – quickly approaching half a century (not the 100-mile ride, mind you) – and commitment to knowledge and enthusiasm. Bicycle John’s staff is passionate about the world of cycling and this passion is made manifest in everything they do. Bicycle John’s offers a selection of brands –Bianchi, Calfee, Connondale, Dahon, De Rosa, Eddy Merck, and more – that are sure to satisfy your every biking needs. You can even take advantage of Bicycle John’s Demo Program that allows you to take a bike home and try it on your favorite road course or off-road trail before buying. Bicycle John’s has a fleet of bicycles for all your demo needs. So if you’re serious about cycling too, pedal your ride to Bicycle John’s for the best the bicycle world has to offer.
Fleet Feet helps promote an active, healthy community by outfitting people of all fitness levels with the proper apparel and footwear. At the Burbank location, owner Colin Klein and his staff maintain a one-on-one connection with customers, particularly during the Fit Process—an extensive, multistep fitting formula that incorporates multiple measurements and a gait analysis so shoes, socks, and inserts jive comfortably with every foot. To ensure clients are swift enough to compete in marathons or outrun even the fastest repo man, Fleet Feet also offers 5K and marathon training as well as resources and information about upcoming races, community events, and activities.
At Go Green Bicycle Co., cycling is not just a hobby, it’s a way of life. Owner Marc, who opened the shop in 2010, believes there are numerous reasons we should all get into biking. His reasons include getting outside and exercising regularly, using an alternative non-polluting form of transportation, and even sometimes providing a little healthy competition for those who enjoy it. The great selection of new and used bikes, parts, and accessories at Go Green Bicycle Company ensure that we all can get into biking no matter what level and intention. The staff here is very knowledgeable and will fix your bike right the first time around when necessary. Plus, they will be happy to go on a ride with you—join in on the weekly shop rides and go green!