Weekend Ride Route Summary SATURDAY 8:30am at The Landing 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.
Red Ride, Leader: Taylor Hodoose Westlake, Encinal and Corral Canyon: Triunfo/Westlake/Mulholland/Encinal Canyon/PCH/Corral Canyon/PCH Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17373748
Orange Ride, Leader: Alfonso Canella Old Topanga, Fernwood and Stunt: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27640204
Gold Ride, Leader: Tex Williams and Kent Kilgore Wildwood Park: Triunfo/Agoura Rd./Foothill/Old Conejo/Hillcrest/Erbes/Las Flores/Keats/Los Arboles/Wildwood Park/Big Sky/Lynn/Pederson/Erbes/Old Conejo Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16598995
SUNDAY 9:00am at The Landing.
Red Ride, Leader: Alfonso Canella Simi Long, Lost and Tapo Canyons: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27661145
G.O. Ride, Leader: Bart Ziegler Wood Ranch Loop: Triunfo/Townsgate/Lakeview/Westlake/Arboles/Pederson/Olsen/Royal/Sinaloa/Running Creek/Long Canyon/Wood Ranch/Country Club/Madera/Erbes/Old Conejo Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16887803
Social Ride, Leader: Kay Fields Lake Malibu Loop: Lindero/Agoura/Up Cornell/Lake Malibu/Up Mulholland/Waring/Mulholland/Cornell/Agoura/Lindero Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20084988
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT Hey CVC, The weather looks great this weekend, with sunshine both days and temps in the low 80s!
On Saturday and Sunday we've got 3 rides each day. See above for routes. We've also got a lot of members doing the Ojai Valley Century this Saturday. Meet up with your groups at the starting line. Just make sure you get there 15 minutes before the start so you are set to rollout with your group.
We've also got midweek rides Tuesday evening, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. This week also sees the return of our famous pub ride on Thursday night!
Always be more aware and anticipate dangers when riding with your groups. You are the eyes of everyone behind you and the voice to point out obstacles, vehicles and other hazards - even when you are tucked into the peloton. Keep your spacing generous and focus your efforts on the climbs.
Let me know if I can help with anything bike or ride-related. I usually have extra gear, supplies and my toolkit, pump, etc. And let's ride!
Bart Ziegler Ride Director Conejo Valley Cyclists
REGULAR MID-WEEK CLUB RIDES Please note, we are short of midweek ride leaders now. Please volunteer so the rides can be more consistent and reflect your preferences for route, pace and stops. Drop me an email or contact Sheri for more info.
Tuesday Evening Ride Many of our members join the legendary Tuesday Night Rock Store Race Ride. While not an official CVC ride, you can join fellow members, as well as local ride heroes, young racers and other riders from all over the world attracted to the famous Rock Store challenge. A number of different groups roll out from the Landing between 5 and 5:30pm, with more moderately paced groups rolling at 5 or 5:15. Shorter Route with Mulholland return: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18374660 Longer Route with Upper Encinal: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/289498
Wednesday Afternoon Ride - Leader: Sheri Leiken Rollout is 3:45pm 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 - Lance Soloway Rollout is 9:00am SHARP at The Landing parking lot. Grimes Canyon (with shortened option to Mountain Park on Mountain Trail in Moorpark) Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4689896
Evening Ride - Leaders: Sheri Leiken and Lisa Gutman The Pub Ride returns!! Meet up at a different establishment each week (watch for separate announcement) and we will ride then return for refreshments and dinner if you wish. Location for May 31 is the Stonehaus. Rollout from there at 5:30. Everyone is welcome to this social-paced ride. Join us for the ride or the get-together afterwards, or both! See you there.
Thursday, May 31st - Pub Nights Return! Every Thursday during the summer we will ride from a different Local Libation establishment in Conejo Valley, then return for dinner and fun. Leaders Sheri and Lisa will host our first ride from Stonehaus on Agoura Road. Come ride a social 19-25 miles and end with a meal, refreshments and your CVC family!
Thursday, June 21st Summer ride time change begins with the first day of summer. We will move Saturday ride times to 8:00am and Sunday ride times to 8:30am (first days will be Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th). Midweek morning rides will most likely change to 8:30 rollout time, as well. Don't be the one to wonder why the parking lot is empty when you arrive :)
Monday July 30th, 7:00pm Club Swap Meet and Meeting at the Westlake Library. Details to come. Stay tuned.
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.
Let's ride, Bart Ziegler CVC Ride Director firstname.lastname@example.org