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.
Hurray to Jeremy Laurenkowski from the City of Moorpark Parks and Rec Dept for heading the way for the installation of a new "Bike Work Station." The plans are to have it installed soon at Tierra Rejada Park near the playground area off the west parking lot. Can't wait, thank you City of Moorpark for heading towards a more bike friendly town.
Well it seems that Moorpark was recently in the news. An article was written in the Moorpark Acorn Newspaper concerning the Ventura County's effort to start up "bike friendly businesses." What a great idea to have local businesses actually want cyclists to arrive at their location whether it be for food, services or business. Read the article by clicking on "Moorpark Acorn Article" to get the full story.
Guess who this is....
Well, here is a vintage photo from the past. Can you guess who is riding this bike in the black and white photo. Nice helmet too, right? He is continuing his life long fitness trend, biking!
We were very lucky to have two visitors from Victoria, BC ride with our group during the "Malibu 44 Mile Ride" on Sunday. Alana and Craig were visiting the Mandalay Bay area of Oxnard and during their week long stay decided to pick our route to get a taste of our beautiful Ventura County. The weather was wonderful and they enjoyed the route so much.