- Westlake Ride + Pedego Bikes -



     On the most beautiful fall day in California history our group headed to the hills of Westlake. We ventured from Moorpark into Thousand Oaks, North Ranch, Oak Park, Agoura, Westlake Village and on our way to the famous Stonehaus Winery of goodies. Afterwards we took a slight detour to the "Pedego 101 Electric Bike Shop" in Westlake Village. We were greeted by Linda, the owner, and showed us their newest and best ebikes they have to offer. We also noticed so very cool Blutooth communication helmets and the like. Fun was had by all as we hit the hills again into Moorpark with a cool fall breeze to make us happy. Join us any Saturday for a great ride into Eastern Ventura County.



- NEW team jerseys on the Santa Rosa Ride -


Here is a photo for our group during the "Santa Rosa 34 Miler" which departed from Tierra Rejada Park in Moorpark for the citrus groves of Somis and Moorpark. We were lucky to wear the new team jerseys that Edwin ordered. Nice aren't they? If you missed Edwin's first order you can email him your size. Please refer to the Primal Wear size charts for a correct fit. The ones shown are a "race cut" (tighter than normal). Primal does offer club cuts (looser) and women's sizes. Please be very specific and know that there are no returns if the jersey does not fit they way you want, sizing is in your hands. 

- NEW "Moorpark Bike Rides" Jersey -



     Thanks to our own Edwin Velarde the "Moorpark Bike Rides" now has a team jersey. For those that ordered and paid Edwin, you can pick your jersey up at his office in Oak Park right next to the Apollo's Coffee Shop. Give him a phone call or text first before arriving.


- Simi Hills x 2 Ride back on the schedule -


     The "Simi Hills x 2 Ride" is so popular that it has been added back onto the ride schedule on the third Saturday of the month beginning in September replacing the "Two Lakes Ride" into Westlake Village. The "Simi Hills x 2 Route" heads into Simi Valley from Moorpark's Tierra Rejada Park at 8:29am for the two climbs in the valley. If for any reason you need a shorter or easier ride there is an "escape route" where you can avoid one, either or both hills and still meet us at the Coffee Bean for refueling. See you then with a friend.


- 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 CafĂ© 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.