WELCOME to the Channel Islands Bicycle Club (CIBC), a recreational bike club founded in 1990 by Ed & Udas Young to bring together smart, safe, good-looking and passionate cycling buddies.
We have great, year-round riding out of Ventura, Moorpark, and Ojai with varying terrain and scenery along the coast and in the nearby hills. With over three hundred & thirty members of all abilities, this club is a great place to learn about cycling from some of the most experienced riders in Ventura County. You can be our guest on any ride; please check out our Club Ride Calendar. You may also attend our monthly meeting (date/time on ride calendar) where experts on various topics share their knowledge. More information on our Activities page.
We host the Cool Breeze Century each August. Since 1993, this event has grown to over 1800 riders and with 150 volunteers helping it allows us to promote safe cycling in Ventura County and beyond.
Ride with us and see what a great experience it can be! You’ll have fun, reduce your carbon footprint, your car expenses, your stress and your waistline by riding your bike. So, dust it off, pump the tires, lube the chain, and get yourself off the couch for some heart-healthy Fun. See us in action in our Gallery and on Facebook!
President Edwin's EPIC Diabetes 1,300K Ride-
Watch our Club President during his "EPIC Challenge Ride" through the diabetes belt from May 30 thru June 8. He will travel from Chicago to Atlanta to bring awareness about diabetes during his 1,300 K ride into the south. For more information head our to his webpage at "EPIC Challenge."
Ventura County Cycling Support-
Once again, CIBC rallied to the defense of cycling in Ventura County. And it worked!
Twenty-some CIBC members came to support two important improvements for cycling in our area on May 23, 2017.
1. We got a unanimous vote in favor of Cycle Cal Coast, a joint Santa Barbara - Ventura effort to improving cycling infrastructure both for tourists and for locals.
2. We got a commitment from Public Works to pave shoulders wherever possible.
Plus we got a surprise third:
3. We got a agreement from the board to do their best to fund ALL the prioritized bike improvement projects. This vote was unanimous and is a clear commitment by the Board of Supervisors to make Ventura County bike friendly and significantly improve the availability of paved bike lanes connecting our cities.
Good job, guys!
CIBC Government Liaison
The Channel Islands Bicycle Club is now accepting grant applications. The grants are available to non-profit and governmental organizations that promote bicycling as a means of recreation, transportation, health, or sport. See our Grants Page.
CIBC is primarily a road cycling club where people meet to ride their bikes and make friends with like-minded people. We encourage you to use the "JOIN" tab at the top to sign up for our club. Single-rider memberships, as well as family memberships are accepted, and you can pay dues by credit card or by PayPal. Benefits of membership include access to club forums, signups for club activities, subscription to the club newsletter, and subscription to Bicycling magazine.
Street Smarts Bicycle Safety Classes-
Sign up for the City of Ventura's "Street Smart Classes", this fun and informative 3-part series of bicycle safety classes. All level riders & non-riders are encouraged to come learn bicycle street skills and bicycle maintenance from the League of American Bicyclists. The class will help you get your bike ready, become a confident rider, practice bike handling skills and take a group ride. An adult must accompany registrants 13-15. Upon completion of all 3 parts, participants will receive either a bike light or bike lock. You must have working bicycle and helmet for the Saturday class. More info 805.654.7849.
The Year Rounder challenge for 2016 will be changed. This year we are asking all club members to reset their odometers on January 1. We'd then like you to send your mileages in and we will tabulate your monthly total. Regardless of how many miles you ride we ask you to send in your odometer reading. We will then pull a name on a monthly basis from those who do and you will receive a small prize. If you do a ride of 62 miles or more in the month you will be added to our group of consistency riders who get a prize at the end of the year. Let's see how many miles we as a club can ride! Happy riding! (More details on our Rides page.) Send your mileages to Linda at email@example.com