Weekend Ride Route Summary SATURDAY Away Ride - epic Ojai, Lake Casitas, Ventura Harbor and Santa Paula Start at the Rotary Community Park, Ojai (at the junction of the 150 and 33 in downtown Ojai). Rollout at 9am. There is ample parking there, on the streets or at the Vons parking lot across the street.
Red Ride, Leader: Taylor Hodoose Ojai, Lake Casitas, Ventura and Santa Paula: Ojai/Hermosa/Creek/Creek Lane/33/Santa Ana/Casitas Pass/192/Nideve/Via Real/Santa Ynez/Carpinteria/Bike Path/Seaward/Harbor/Olivas Park/Telephone/Victoria/Foothill/Peck/Santa Paula/150 Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26823853
Orange Ride, Leader: Bart Ziegler Lake Casitas, Coastal Bike Path and River Trail: 33/El Roblar/La Luna/Baldwin 150/Casitas Park/150/Bike Path/Main Street/Olive/Rex/Ventura River Trail/33/Creek Road/150/Summit/150 Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26823792
Gold Ride, Leader: Cliff Scott Ojai and Lake Casitas: 33/El Roblar/La Luna/Baldwin 150/Casitas Park/150/Santa Ana/Casitas Vista/Ojai Valley Trail/33/Creek Road/150/Summit/150/Reeves/McAndrew/Grand/Gorham/150 Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26823755
Local Westlake Landing Ride, 8:30am: Gold Ride, Leaders: Lisa Gutman and Susan Ashby Hidden Valley and Satwiwa Park: Triunfo/Westlake/Lake Sherwood/HIdden Valley/Lynn/Satwiwa/Lynn/Wendy/Potrero/Hidden Valley/Lake Sherwood/Westlake/Agoura/Lakeview Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26835175 Extended route option (to PCH and up Mulholland): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17359627
SUNDAY 9:00am at The Landing.
G.O. Ride, Leader: Paul Sterngold Dos Vientos Counter-Clockwise: Triunfo/Agoura/Foothill/Old Conejo/Hillcrest/Rancho/Haaland/Moorpark/Green Meadow/Lynn/Dos Vientos/Borchard/Via Las Brisas/Lynn/Rieno/Potrero/Lake Sherwood/Westlake/Agoura/Lindero Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24728193
Social Ride, Leader: Kay Fields Wildwood Park: Triunfo/Agoura/Foothill/Old Conejo/Hillcrest/Erbes/Las Flores/Keats/Arboles/Big Sky/Wildwood/Olson/Pederson/Rikkard/Northpark/Erbes/Hillcrest/Deusenberg/TO/Lakeview Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16598995
Gravel/Mountain Bike Ride, Leader: Alfonso Canella Meet at the trailhead at Potrero Road and Wendy Drive in Newbury Park. Trails: Point Mugu area
MID-WEEK CLUB RIDES TUESDAY Morning Ride - Leader: David Stumpf Rollout is 9:00am SHARP at The Landing parking lot. Topanga, Old Topanga and Mulholland (with shorter option for 7-Minute Hill). Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23046768
Wednesday Afternoon Ride - Leader: Sheri Leiken Rollout is 3:30pm at The Landing parking lot. Routes change for each week. Please look for the separate announcement. Rides usually gold pace, 15-22 miles.
THURSDAY Morning Ride - Leader: David Stumpf Rollout is 9:00am SHARP at The Landing parking lot. Rock Store, Encinal and Mulholland (with shorter option for Rock Store and Mulholland) Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/396974
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT Hey CVC, The weather should be perfect for riding on Saturday, with temps in the 70s - and low winds. Sunday the winds will pick up locally, though, so ride with caution and anticipate gusts and changing conditions.
On Saturday, we have three routes spinning around the Ojai area including Lake Casitas, The Coastal and River Trails, and Santa Paula. The Red Ride will be doing a full loop north to the SB Polo Fields, south to Ventura Harbor and east to Santa Paula before climbing back to Ojai. The Orange will head directly north around Lake Casitas to Carpinteria, take the Coastal bike path to the Ventura River Trail up into Ojai and finish with the summit climb over the valley. And the Gold ride will loop around the south side of Lake Casitas, then back up the River Trail and the summit climb. We've also got a local Gold ride (with an extension option) going out of the Landing at the usual 8:30am.
On Sunday, we've got three rides. The G.O. Ride will roll up through Thousand Oaks and through Newbury to Dos Vientos, then back around Wendy Drive and home though Hidden Valley. The Social ride is cruising up through TO as well, but cutting north to Wildwood Park before completing their loop over Pederson. And the mountain bike ride is meeting up at the trailhead at Wendy and Potrero and riding some of the favorite trails around Point Mugu Park.
We've also got midweek rides Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.
Keep in mind while riding with a group that you must warn riders behind you of dangers coming at them! You are their eyes when you are on the front - as well as in the pack. Keep your spacing generous and use your efforts on the climbs.
Let me know if I can help with anything bike or ride-related. I always have extra gear, supplies and my toolbox, pump, etc. And let's ride!
Bart Ziegler Ride Director Conejo Valley Cyclists
Saturday, Feb 10th, Ojai Valley Away Ride Come join us for our spectacular local away ride in Ojai, Lake Casitas, Carpinteria, Ventura and Santa Paula. We have a number of routes ranging from 40 to 100 miles (see above). Also great lunch stops and picturesque mountain and coastal views. See you there!
Monday, Feb 26th, 7pm CVC Club Meeting, Chiropractic Sports Institute Presentation, information and consultation from our fabulous Dr. Heather White. Details to come... Address: 2277 Townsgate Rd #101, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 Cinco de Mayo marks the date of our club's Annual Picnic and Benefit Ride. Don't miss this spectacular day! Sign up beginning next week! Food truck, coffee truck, 3 spectacular routes, fully stocked rest stops!!!!
SAFETY REMINDERS If there is a marked bike lane, cyclists may ride shoulder-to-shoulder. Single-file otherwise. There is no three or four abreast at any time while moving. If you are wearing a CVC kit, you represent the club, so please be sure to follow the rules of the road.
When riding with CVC, you agree to: * Wear a helmet and ensure my bike is in good working order. * Ride to the right, pass on the left. * Ride in the bike lane (where available) and signal when moving into another lane. * Ride no more than two abreast in the bike lane, single-file on narrow roads, and avoid "swarming" (bunching up and multiplying the chance of accidents) * Call out and point if I see a traffic hazard * Respect ALL traffic laws and the rights of all autos, bicycles, and pedestrians * Ride predictably and remind other to be safe * Be a bicycling ambassador
PARKING Please remember when parking at The Landing for any weekend morning rides to park and congregate towards the far end of the lot away from the street and use the middle row. Do not park next to the homes.
ADDITIONAL NOTES The Purple ride is considered a no drop. Having said that, please note that if you are falling behind or slower than the average pace, you may be dropped. All rides not asterisked are considered a "drop ride" so please understand the route before you start (and how to get back). If you get to a regrouping spot and no one is there, consider yourself dropped. As always, we will try to stick together and have a fun, safe ride. We will regroup regularly to allow everyone a chance to ride together.
If for any reason you leave a group ride, please pass along the information to the ride leader.
Inclement weather policy: In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is our club policy to cancel a club ride. Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride.