The Moorpark Bike Rides now has a club listing in the STRAVA program. You can sign up for FREE on this link: Strava Moorpark Bike Rides. You can also get more from the program by putting the Strava app on your phone to monitor you during your next bike adventure. See how you compare with other club members or the general public on certain "segments" of your route. You can also obtain or make your own route maps. This is a cool program, give it a try.
During the hotter summer months a few of our rides get rotated out of the schedule for cooler ones. So beginning in July two rides have been modified. The 4th Saturday of the month is our new "Sunset Hills 30 Miler" which leaves Moorpark for the Coffee Bean in Thousand Oaks. This is an older route that has been modified. While on our 4th Sunday of the month is the "Somis Groves 35 Miler." Basically this same as the former route, but with extensions to lengthen the ride due to our newer Starbucks refueling stop. See you then with a friend.
Well the world of local bike shops is now in transition. The well established "JRA Bike & Brew" has moved to a Thousand Oaks location from their Agoura spot. Much better for our Moorpark bikers. While on the sad side, the "Simi Valley Cyclery" is closing its doors after over 40 years of service. What a shame, they will not relocate, so one less bike shop. A year ago the Westlake Cyclery went out of business due to the owner raising the rental rate. Now after some time later a new bike shop will open in the same shopping center...."Trek of Westlake Village."
Just a thought....to keep our local bike shops around we must purchase from them, get repairs from them. Yes, online prices may be better, but in the long run it is important to keep our local businesses up and running. Please consider going to your local bike shop before buying online. See you on the road soon.
Looks like an established bicycle shop has moved closer to Moorpark. JRA Bikes & Brew is now in Thousand Oaks, just east of Moorpark Road on Thousand Oaks Blvd at 215. Head over there for some socializing and coffee drinking while checking out their new shop. Here is there Webpage Link.
Wow does the Moorpark City Parks and Rec work fast. In less than a month of finding out about them ordering a "Bike Work Station", here it is already installed at Tierra Rejada Park. You can find it as you head from the west parking lot to the restrooms just before the playground. Thanks again to our wonderful city in making Moorpark a more Bike Friendly City.
Beginning in January of 2018 two of our rides will be substituted with two different routes. The third Saturday of the month the "Simi Hills x 2 Ride" is retiring for the "Two Lakes 40 Miler" which heads to Lake Sherwood and Westlake in Thousand Oaks and feeding at the Coffee Bean or Eastern Bagel in the Westlake Plaza. While on the forth Saturday of the month the "Stonehaus 34 Miler" will be replaced with the "Old Santa Susana 35 Miler" that heads east along the Arroyo Simi Bike Path to the Santa Susana Pass for brunch at the Old Susana Café. Check own ride calendar weekly for updates. See you then with a friend.