- Valley Vista Neighbors Highlights the MPBC -


     One of our local magazines highlighted our Moorpark Bike Rides in their "Valley Vista Neighbors" in the August issue. The magazine serves the communites of Santa Rosa Valley, Lynn Ranch and the Somis area. Thanks to Lisa Kranz for all of her hard work in publishing the article.






- Moorpark Bike Rides STRAVA app now up -


     Want to share your rides, routes, segment times or just have a biking community with friends you know? Well then, Strava may just be for you.
     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.

- 4th of July Special Ride Addition -

     


    Join us WEDNESDAY, July 4th for a SPECIAL RIDE ADDITION from Camarillo's Mission Oaks Park at 8:29am on the flat "Hueneme Lighthouse 34 Miler." On our route through the Oxnard Plains we will regroup at the historic lighthouse and then refuel at Anacappuccino's Café in Port Hueneme. We will hope for the famous tailwind on our return to Camarillo, early enough for you to still enjoy the National Holiday.


- Two New Rides Added to the Schedule -



     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.


- CIBike Special "Piru Adventure Rides" -



     Join the Channel Islands Bike Club for their monthly "special ride" from either Hobert Park in Saticoy or Veteran's Park in Santa Paula on Sunday, May 20th. The route heads eastward towards Fillmore and Piru on rural country roads with little car traffic for a Sunday. You can start at Hobert Park for the 58 miler at 8:30am or at Veteran's Park around 9:10am for a 41 miler. You can view the "Route Map" and down load it to your iPhone or print out the route slip. If you are not a member of the CIBike then join, or fill out this easy online "Ride Waiver." Hope to see you then with a friend.


- Local Bike Shops in Transition -



     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.



- JRA Bikes & Brew has MOVED -




     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.

- Guest Biker Ride Waiver -



     If you are not a paid member of our mother club, the "Channel Islands Bike Club" and you intend to ride any of our schedules rides, please fill out this very simple ONLINE WAIVER FORM before you attend the ride or event. Thanks so much!


- Bike Work Station installed at Tierra Rejada Park -



     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.






- Two Rides substituted in January of 2018 -



     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.