Hurray, the final stages of the existing "Arroyo Simi Greenway/Bike Path" are in the works. Yes, newly funded projects to improve the bike path can now be seen. The south side of the path is now being paved from Erringer to Madera Roads. The same south side trail is being constructed from Madera to Stargraze behind the old Simi Drive In Theatre. Also being installed are new stop lights to accommodate the south side paths. Trailhead entrances will also be upgraded soon with new signage. The south side paths are smooth pavement which are wider for both bikers and joggers. Check out the improvements during our routes into Simi Valley soon. Read about the improvements in the Acorn Newspaper.
Beginning this November, 2016 two former rides will be reintroduced back into our ride schedule. On the 3rd Saturday of the month the Lost Canyons Ride will be retired for the "Simi Hills x Two Ride." This route will add a hilly loop to the old ride with refueling still at the Coffee Bean in Simi Valley. While on the 4th Saturday the Sunset Hills Ride will be replaced with the "Los Robles Ride" which stops at the Los Robles Golf Course Grill for food. Hope to see you and your friends on these two new rides.
Yes, finally! More light to bike in this coming Saturday evening of November the 5th as Daylight Savings Time ENDS! Biking will be dark sooner in the evenings, but now our morning rides will be a little brighter and warmer. Hope to see you any Saturday for one of our fun and social rides out of Moorpark.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.