Hey CVC, The weather is supposed to be hot, hot, hot this weekend, so bring two bottles and consider some electrolytes (and maybe a bag of ice cubes in your pocket). Drink plenty and keep your bottles topped off. On Saturday, we have three routes, including the red ride doing Westlake, dropping to the beach and back up Latigo. The Orange ride is headed to the beach too, via Potrero and back up Mulholland. The Gold is headed for Grimes Canyon. Sunday the Red group is doing Carlisle Canyon and Dos Vientos, with the GO ride doing a Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park loop to Dos Vientos. Or you can do the Social ride up through Carlisle Canyon and Hidden Valley. Midweek rides are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, including the Rock Store race ride Tuesday night, cruise rides Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the Wednesday Pub Ride, and mountain biking on Thursday afternoon. We are planning a Newcomers Ride to begin soon. Tentative date is August 6th. Keep your eye out for more info and contact me if you have any input. Please be extra careful and wary of road debris. Look out for each other so we can avoid possible accidents. Call it out and keep your friends behind you safe! Let me know if I can help with anything bike or ride-related. I always have extra Clif bars, equipment and my toolbox, pump, etc. And let's ride!
Bart Ziegler Ride Director Conejo Valley Cyclists
UPCOMING EVENTS Club Members' Meeting, Monday, July 25th, 7:00 pm We will meet at Franco Bikes. They are located at 3533 Old Conejo Road, #110, Newbury Park, CA 91320. The evening will include a presentation on Pioneer Power Meters and Physio. Please bring a folding chair. Snacks, raffles and fun. Come join us.
SATURDAY All rides meet & depart from "The Landing" parking lot at the South End of Westlake Lake. Please park in the middle lanes away from the homes on the East side of the lot. 8:00am at The Landing (Summertime start time!)
Red Ride, Leader: Jerry Scott Westlake to Decker/Mulholland Descent/PCH/Latigo/Mulholland/Westlake Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12832749
Red/Orange Ride, Leader: Gary Silver Hidden Valley/Lynn/Potrero Descent/PCH/Mulholland Climb/Decker Descent Route Link: <https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6037350 >
Gold Ride, Leaders: Phil Callan and Sharon Campise Lakeview/Agoura Road/Old Conejo School Road/Erbes/Paderson/Olson/Norweigen/Tierra Rejada/Grimes/Reed Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13832110
SUNDAY REGULAR LOCAL 830am at The Landing (Summertime start time!)
Red Ride, Leader: Bart Ziegler Westlake/Carlisle Canyon/Hidden Valley/Treasure Hill/Borchard Back Side/Lynn/Wendy/TO Blvd. Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12413188
G.O. Ride, Leader: Paul Sterngold Agoura Road/Old Conejo/TO Blvd/Wendy/Reino/Lynn/Dos Vientos/Borchard/Rieno/TO Return Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12412736
Social Ride, Leader: Lisa Gutman or Kay Fields Agoura Road/Westlake/Carlisle Canyon/Hidden Valley/Hidden Valley/Agoura Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13084095
Tuesday: Morning Ride - Leader Sheila Levine-Sherwyn 8:30am at The Landing parking lot Route to be determined at the start, 25-40 miles There are very few cars out at this time. Come and join us. No rider gets left behind.
Evening Ride - Leader Jonathan Woodbury The fast paced Rock Store ride continues on Tuesday at 5:30 pm PDT sharp. A group also leaves at 5:15, at more of an orange pace. The faster group usually catches up at the regroup point at the Mullholland/Encinal Split on top. Both rides leave from the Landing's parking lot.
RWGPS route with Mulholland return (without Upper E) 26 + miles with 1,900' of climbing. RWGPS Mulholland return http://ridewithgps.com/routes/142021 RWGPS route for the entire route including Upper Encinal: 29 miles 2,400' of climbing RWGPS with Upper Encinal Extension http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4160220
Wednesday: Ride Leader - Sheri Leiken and Lisa Gutman Join us for the Hump Day Evening Pub ride during the Summer! All rides will roll out at 5:30. This is a Gold+ pace ride of approx. 20-25 miles. We will start at a different location each week, and end with a social gathering at one of the local dining establishments. Please watch for weekly announcements for start locations every week.
Thursday: Morning Ride - Leader Sheila Levine-Sherwyn 8:30am at The Landing parking lot *** NOTE NEW START TIME Route to be determined at the start, 25-40 miles
CVC Fun in the Dirt MTB ride. Location to be determined each week. Look for Kent's announcement on Tuesdays
SAFETY REMINDERS One by One, Two by Two! 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.