Our CVC Charity Event
Register Now!!! Register Now!!! Register Now!!!
Because this is a "members only" event, we need you to sign up as soon as possible, so we can create the best ride and celebration for each CVC Member! 
We are less than 4 Weeks away from the 2nd Edition of our annual fundraiser, the CVC's Picnic Ride & Benefit, And, you need to...

CVC's inaugural event SO successful, WE are going to do it again, and continue to support our community. Because of your participation in the 2017 event, CVC and its members made donations to 2 local organizations; Conejo Open Space Foundation and The Mike Nosco Foundation. This year CVC and its members will be making a donation to the Sapwi Bike Park project. The Sapwi Bike Park will be free to the public, featuring jumps, drops, pump tracks, trails, and as much stoke factor as you can have on a bike. Imagine a free community bike park in Thousand Oaks. 

You can help make a bigger impact on the cycling community this year by embracing our new motto, "GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE". It's easy--register now, ride with your CVC friends, have fun on the roads we love, and enjoy the picnic and silent auction. And, feel good about giving back to the Conejo Valley and the sport we love. Be sure to read below to find out more about the event. SEE YOU THERE!!!
EVENT REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.bikereg.com/cvc-benefit-picnic-ride
PLEASE USE EVENT PASSWORD: Benefit (case sensitive)

Weekend Ride Route Summary
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
Deer Creek, Yerba and Encinal: <https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21407422>

Orange Ride, Leader: Susan Ashby
Rock Store, Encinal and Mulholland: <https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27305525>

Gold Ride, Leaders: Sharon Campise and Lisa Gutman
Dos Vientos and Hidden Valley: <https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19169421>

Purple Ride, Leader: Kristin Blanton
Hidden Valley Out-n-Back: <https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5456542>

9:00am at The Landing. 

G.O. Ride, Leader: David Stumpf
CSU, Spanish Hills, Somis and Grimes Canyon (with Dos Vientos Out-n-Back option)

Social Ride, Leader: Kay Fields
Hey CVC,
The weather looks great this weekend. Sunny both days. Just be aware that the winds are supposed to come up strong, so anticipate what's coming at you and keep both hands on the bars. 

On Saturday we've got four rides, including the return of the purple ride! On Sunday, we've got two rides, with the GO ride having a couple return options depending on your schedule. 

We've also got midweek rides Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the Wednesday afternoon ride with Sheri, and the Tuesday Night Rock Store Race Ride (with less racy options). 

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


Morning Ride - Leader: David Stumpf
Rollout is 9:00am SHARP at The Landing parking lot. 
Simi Loop Counter-Clockwise (with Lake Chatsworth Out-n-Back option)
Route link: <https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26765059>

Evening Ride - Leader: Jonathan Woodbury
The fast paced Rock Store ride
Also for those who would like to get out and ride these routes at more of an orange pace, 
a group leaves at 5:15 PM. 
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.  
Shorter Route with Mulholland return: <https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18374660>
Longer Route with Upper Encinal: <https://ridewithgps.com/routes/289498>

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.

Morning Ride - Leader: David Stumpf
Rollout is 9:00am SHARP at The Landing parking lot. 
Rockstore, Latigo and Encinal (with shorter option over Mulholland and down Westlake from RS)

Cinco de Mayo marks the date of our club's Annual Picnic and Benefit Ride. 
Don't miss this spectacular day! Sign up now!
Food truck, coffee truck, 3 spectacular routes, fully stocked rest stops, auctions and much more!!!!

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

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.

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