The Moorpark Bike Rides is an affiliate of the Channel Islands Bike Club with bike rides based in Moorpark of Eastern Ventura County, California

- Happy 6th Birthday to the Moorpark Bike Rides -

 
 
 
     Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us...... Yes, August marks our 6th Birthday since our inception of August 2010. So far over 339 different riders have participated in our rides. We offer 5 Saturday rides and 2 Sunday rides each month. Also, rides may be rotated in and out after 6-9 months for variety. So come and enjoy the social atmosphere of group bike riding. Hope to see you on one of our rides soon. 


- Santa Rosa 34 Miler returns on the 5th Saturday -

 
 
     Every once and a while the 5th Saturday of the month occurs on the calendar. Hope to see you on the 30th for our rural ride on the "Santa Rosa 36 Miler" as we head into the orchards of Somis and Moorpark. Afterwards we will head over the world famous Carrara's Bakery for some lunch or brunch goodies. Hope to see you then with a friend. 


- Old Agoura Ride to replace Westlake Ride -



     Beginning on the Saturday, June 4th our traditional "Westlake 40 Miler" will be replaced with the former "Old Agoura 40 Miler." The Westlake Ride has been on the books for some time now, so it is time for a change. Starting on the 1st Saturday of the month we will bike this more moderate and fun ride to the Bean Scene in Oak Park. For those needing less miles an "escape route" is available to make the route 34 miles. Hope to see you on the first Saturday of the month for this fun ride.



- 16th Annual Lure of the Grapes Biking Weekend -

 
     Want to have fun? Want to have fun on a bike? Want to have fun with other bikers? Well, then you need to join us at our 16th Annual Lure of the Grapes Biking Weekend. Based at Flying Flags RV Resort in beautiful Buellton the weekend of October 21st for three days.
     You can come up for the entire weekend festivities or even arrive for one day or even the morning of the ride. All is good and fun. You first need to be a member of the Channel Islands Bike Club. It is very easy, just head over to their webpage and click on "Join" in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. You can join online now and pay your yearly dues by debit, credit or Paypal. Then head over to the activities and register for the Lure of the Grapes. Let us know how many are attending. It is that easy and FREE!
     All details are located at the "Lure of the Grapes Webpage." Hope to see you soon on a bike. 


- BONUS ride added on Sunday, April 3rd ONLY -



     Join Edwin Velarde and his small group on their one way adventure from Moorpark to LA's Union Station on Sunday, April 3rd. We depart from Tierra Rejada Park in Moorpark at 8:59am sharp along with Edwin's group. But we will stop at the Old Susana Café at the bottom of the Santa Susana Pass for a much needed brunch. Edwin's group will continue over the pass as we turn around and head back to Moorpark on this very moderately easy ride. Hope to See you on the "Old Susana 32 Miler" on the 3rd.



- Combined Club Bike Ride -

 

     Join the fun on Sunday, March 20th for our 2nd Annual Combined Club Ride out of the Mission Parking Lot in downtown Ventura. We plan to depart at 8:00am with the members of the Channel Islands Bike Club and join up with the riders from the Ojai Cyclists during our "Ojai CCW Route." Don't just come for the ride in beautiful Ojai, but also for the great FREE food offered by the Channel Islands Bike Club at Foster Park on our return home. Hope to see you then, and remember to carpool.


- Arroyo Simi Bike Path Master Plan -



     We have often use the Arroyo Simi Bike Path during our routes into Simi Valley. Routes such as the Lost Canyons Ride, Simi Hills Ride, Santa Susana Ride have used sections of the old and new bike path. The path is in the process of renovation for a better and safer path. Check out the "Arroyo Simi Bike Path Master Plan" that Simi Valley has in the works. Fun and easy reading with great graphics!



- NEW Away Ride added on the 3rd Sunday -





     Beginning in January of 2016 a NEW "away ride" is being added to our schedule that replaces the older Moorpark Social Ride. Plan to join us and members of our parent organization, the Channel Islands Bike Club, for a beautiful ride from Ventura into Ojai with our destination being the yummy Emporium Café. Edwin Velarde has volunteered his services as "Ride Coordinator" and thus has added a new Sunday ride to the CIBC Ride Schedule. This is a wonderful way to explore new territory while meeting up with future biking friends. Hope to see you on the third Sunday of the month for the "Ojai CCW 34 or 42 Miler" that departs from the Mission Parking Lot in Ventura at 8:30am.

- NEW Bike Shop opening end of December -




     Finally, someone that is willing to take a chance and open a much needed bike shop in Moorpark. Welcome to "WINGSPAN CYCLERY" to our fine city. The new shop plans to open December, just in time for the holidays and all of your biking gifts. See progress on their very new "Wingspan Cyclery Webpage"  or on their "Facebook Wingspan Page."  The shop is located in the Tuscany Square at 144 W. Los Angeles Avenue, Suite 111, Moorpark, 93021 at 818-274-7205. Check with the owner Chris Rubin for details.

- 2016 Rides Calendar NOW Available -




     Changes and updates to the Moorpark Bike Rides Calendar happens about every 6-9 months during the year. The goal is to create some variety and drop the less popular rides and add the more desired routes. So it is with the up coming 2016 season. Click on the link "Moorpark Rides 2016 Calendar" for the upcoming calendar. Dropped will be the less attended "Moorpark Social Ride", "Major Holiday Ride" and the "Old Agoura Ride."  Added is the "Somis Citrus Groves CW Ride" for the fifth Saturday of the month. Hope to see you on a ride soon.