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

- Bike Work Station coming to Tierra Rejada Park -

     Hurray to Jeremy Laurenkowski from the City of Moorpark Parks and Rec Dept for heading the way for the installation of a new "Bike Work Station." The plans are to have it installed soon at Tierra Rejada Park near the playground area off the west parking lot. Can't wait, thank you City of Moorpark for heading towards a more bike friendly town.

- Moorpark Biking in the News -

     Well it seems that Moorpark was recently in the news. An article was written in the Moorpark Acorn Newspaper concerning the Ventura County's effort to start up "bike friendly businesses." What a great idea to have local businesses actually want cyclists to arrive at their location whether it be for food, services or business. Read the article by clicking on "Moorpark Acorn Article" to get the full story. 

- A Ghost Rider from the Past -

Guess who this is....

Well, here is a vintage photo from the past. Can you guess who is riding this bike in the black and white photo. Nice helmet too, right? He is continuing his life long fitness trend, biking!

- Visitors from British Colombia -

     We were very lucky to have two visitors from Victoria, BC ride with our group during the "Malibu 44 Mile Ride" on Sunday. Alana and Craig were visiting the Mandalay Bay area of Oxnard and during their week long stay decided to pick our route to get a taste of our beautiful Ventura County. The weather was wonderful and they enjoyed the route so much.

- Ride CHANGE for Saturday, Sept 2nd -

     Saturday, September 2nd our monthly ride is CHANGED to leave a cooler Camarillo's Mission Oaks Park on the "Hueneme Lighthouse 40 Miler." Due to continuing inland heat, the ride is safer and more fun in cooler temps. So join us on our flat ride from Camarillo to the Port Hueneme Lighthouse and return to CSUCI's Market Deli for some drinks and food. This ride departs at our usual 8:29am start time. See you in Camarillo with a friend this SATURDAY!

- 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.