JUST FIVE MORE DAYS to register for the CVC Annual Picnic and Benefit Ride - Saturday, May 6th! Tuesday is the LAST DAY to sign up. All riders must be pre-registered as there will be no on-site registration! Come join your club and let's go ride and support our local Conejo Valley Charities that you all voted to support. Your lunch from a very cool Los Angeles food truck is included, along with fun, a silent auction, and our own Beer Garden! Don't miss it! Register at https://www.bikereg.com/cvc-benefit-picnic-ride Password: Benefit
Weekend Ride Route Summary 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. 8:30am at The Landing.
Red Ride, Leader: Taylor Hodoose Piuma and Old Topanga: Lindero/Agoura/Cornell/Mulholland/Cold Canyon/Piuma/Fernwood/Old Topanga/Calabasas/Moreau/Agoura Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12222693
Orange Ride, Leader: Bart Ziegler Mulholland and Stunt: Lindero/Agoura/Cornell/Mulholland/King Gilett/Stunt/Mulholland/Cornell/Agoura/Lindero Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5392723
Gold Ride, Leaders: Petros Vasiliou and Sharon Campise Moorpark and Oak Park: Triunfo/Triunfo/Agoura/Foothill/Hillcrest/Lynn/Norwegian Grade/Tierra Rejada/Sunset Valley/Read/Olsen/Erbes/Westlake/Kanan/Lindero Route Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12428928
SUNDAY 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. 9:00am at The Landing.
Red Ride, Leader: Doug Castell Grimes Canyon and Bardsdale: Triunfo/Agoura/Foothill/Conejo School/HIllcrest/Erbes/Las Flores/Moorpark/Norwegian Grade/Spring/Grimes/Spring/Sunset Valley/Read/Pederson Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20653175
G.O. Ride, Leader: Paul Sterngold Rock Store, Lil Sycamore and Carlisle Canyon: Triunfo/Westlake/Agoura/Cornell/Lake Malibu/Rock Store/Encinal/Mulholland/Lil Sycamore/Mulholland/Decker/Carlisle/Westlake/Triunfo Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20653829
Social Ride, Leader: Kay Fields Kanan and Oak Park: Triunfo/Westlake/Agoura/Reyes Adobe/Lindero/Valley Spring/Westlake/Kanan/Fountainwood/Thousand Oaks/Lakeview Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13777567
Hey CVC, We have a nice weekend for riding, with some winds on Saturday. Watch for gusts in canyons and descents. It's hot summer now, so remember sunscreen, extra water and electrolytes.
On Saturday we have three rides. The Red Ride is heading over Mulholland and up Piuma, with a return down Fernwood and Old Topanga. The Orange Ride is doing a loop over Mulholland with an up-n-back on Stunt. And the Gold ride will going out toward Moorpark, then looping back through Oak Park.
On Sunday the Red Ride is going up over Grimes Canyon to the Bardsdale Golf Course and back. The G.O. Ride is heading for the Rock Store, Lil Sycamore and Carlisle Canyon. And the social ride is doing a nice loop up Reyes Adobe, Kanan and Foutainwood in Oak Park.
We've also got midweek rides Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, including the our famous Rock Store Race Ride (with moderat-paced options), a Wednesday afternoon spin with Sheri and destination rides Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
When riding with your groups, please be very verbal and watch for debris in the bike lanes. Always warn riders behind you of everything approaching! You are their eyes when you are on the front.
Our Purple and Newcomer rides are getting a good turn-out. Please help spread the word and bring friends! Our next Purple ride is scheduled for May 6th. We can also put together a Purple ride anytime. Contact me or Sheri. Come join us and bring family and friends.
Let me know if I can help with anything bike or ride-related. I always have extra gear, nutrition, supplies and my toolbox, pump, etc. And let's ride!
Bart Ziegler Ride Director Conejo Valley Cyclists
Saturday, May 6
Annual CVC Members Spring Charity Club Ride and Picnic! Register at https://www.bikereg.com/cvc-benefit-picnic-ride Password: Benefit
Wednesday, May 17th The Ride of Silence (ROS) will be held at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks (2200 e. Thousand oaks Blvd). We encourage everyone to participate and to bring one or two people. The ride is an easy, slow paced 10 miles. The Thousand Oaks Motor Officers “hold” all the intersections so there is no stopping for any red lights. The ride starts at 5:45pm and is over at 7:30. The Ride of Silence is a yearly international bicycle ride to commemorate cyclists killed or injured while riding on public roads. It helps to raise awareness among motorists of the dangers they pose to cyclists.
REGULAR WEEKLY CLUB RIDES
Tuesday: Morning Ride - Leaders Susan Ashby and Sherrie Felton 9:00am rollout from The Landing parking lot. 7-Minute and Old Topanga route. Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18271226 Come and join us. There is little traffic at this time.
Evening Ride - Rock Store Loop, Leader - Jonathan Woodbury. Moderate-paced group leaves at 5:15 and race-pace group leaves at 5:30pm from the Landings parking lot. The route is the Rock Store loop with or without Upper Encinal. Warm-up pace along Agoura and fast after the turn onto Cornell. Re-group at the Encinal Y for a few minutes. Sunset is about 7:45 pm so we have about 55 minutes from the Encinal Y to sunset.
Wednesday: Ride Leader - Sheri Leiken 3:45pm at The Landing parking lot. Please join us for a mid-week ride Wednesday afternoon. Route to be determined at start. This is a Gold+ pace ride of approx. 20-25 miles.
Thursday: Morning Ride - Leader Kurt Heisser 9:00am rollout from The Landing parking lot. Hidden Valley and Carlisle route. Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13084095 Come and join us. There is little traffic at this time.
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.