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

- Wood Ranch Starbucks on the Move-




     Well, guess what? Our own Starbucks in the Wood Ranch Plaza is moving. Yes moving. But, moving just 100 yards away into a brand new building with a drive thru window. Hopefully we will have more outdoor space with umbrellas to shade us. The grand opening is predicted to be late September. So get ready.

- Carrara's Bakery on the Move -






      One of our favorite places to refuel either at the end or during a ride is at Carrara's Bakery here in Moorpark. Lucky for us they plan on staying in our fine city while moving just a short distance east on Los Angeles Avenue. The bakery is near our own Wingspan Cyclery and Jersey Mikes behind the Rabobank at 144 W. Los Angeles Avenue. The move is expected to take about 2 months to complete, so stay toned for more updates.

- Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer -



     So it is too hot for you to ride your bike? Well think again. Here are a few ways to feel cooler on a bike and still get those miles in this summer. Try a DeBrim hat, sleeveless jersey, biking sandals and even a biking hat or visor. But, it is always recommended to hydrate and rest when necessary. Hope to see you on a ride soon.

- July 4th ride with the Channel Islands Bike Club -


     July 4th falls on Tuesday of this year. And with that on a scheduled Channel Islands Bike Club ride up the coast from Ventura to Summerland during the "Summerland 44 Miler." We leave from the Mission Parking Lot in downtown Ventura at 8:30am with our destination being Cantwells Market in Summerland to refuel with food and drink. See you then with a friend! Also, wear your USA colored bike jersey for fun.


- Wednesday Nite Rides begins on June 21st -


 
     In our fourth year, the "Wednesday Nite Rides" will now take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm from the Tierra Rejada Park in Moorpark. Plan to join us on June 21st, July 19th, August 16th and finally September 20th. The "Wood Ranch 23 Miler" is very moderate and has lots of bike lanes for our safety. Plan to have with you a 1- red rear light, 2- white head light, 3- reflective safety clothing, 4- cell phone, 5- spare tubes. Hope to see you then with a friend.

- Ride Schedule Changes for June thru December -


    Well, it is time to change out some of our rides for different or newer ones. So we have rotated out the "Old Agoura 40 Miler" and the "Los Robles 32 Miler" for some other routes. The 1st Saturday will now have the "Santa Rosa 34 Miler", while on the 4th Saturday we will have the new "Stonehaus 34 Miler", and the 5th Saturday the former "Westlake 40 Miler." Check the ride details list on the right for more details. See you on a ride soon.


- Bike Work Station installed in Moorpark -




      The City of Moorpark was a lucky recipient of a "Bike Work Station" this month at the Fire Station on High Street. The Ventura County Fire Department has installed many work stations throughout the county. Thanks to all of their hard work and good thinking. Word has it that more bike work stations may be installed at Tierra Rejada Park and Arroyo Vista Park by the Moorpark Parks and Rec Department. More information will be posted as we find out.

- Edwin's EPiC Journey into the Diabetes Belt -




     Read this great news article about our own Edwin Velarde on this EPiC Bike Adventure from Chicago to Atlanta in late May. He is biking 1,300K to make people in the south aware of the dangers of diabetes. Read more about Edwin's bike adventure on "Uplifted."  and on "Facebook."

- Santa Rosa Road NEW Pavement -




     Yes, finally! Santa Rosa Road has been newly paved from Yucca Road on the east end to the Camarillo City limits on the west end. The pavement project is complete except for the last minute stripping of lane lines and bike lanes. This is a welcomed sight as in July our "Santa Rosa 34 Miler" will be rotated into the ride schedule on the first Saturday of the month. Hurray for Ventura County Public Works again.

- Non-Member Online Guest Waiver Form -




     As most of you already know the Moorpark Bike Rides is an affiliate of the Channel Islands Bike Club based in Ventura. We have been designated to arrange group rides in the eastern part of Ventura County.
     To insure that the ride leaders are covered legally, as well as yourself, please register as a member of the Channel Islands Bike Club. It is so easy to do. Just head over to the "CIBC Webpage" and click on "Join" and then follow the easy steps. Your $25 club fee can be paid online. You then will receive weekly newsletters, receive a club card, bike in all club rides, join the fun yearly activities as well as joining a very bike friendly club.
     If you chose not to join, you must fill out the "Non-Member Guest Waiver Form" for each and every ride. Hope to see you on a bike ride soon.