Ride & Activity Calendar
(for details, click on a ride)
Important Ride Safety Information-
Group Ride Etiquette: Pass other riders on LEFT only, not the right; Do NOT overlap wheels; Passing on the left please announce "on your left"; NO "snot rockets please; Stopping in a pace line, please pull over to the right while using hand signals.
Helmets are required on all rides.
Please remember to bring spare tube, patch kit, pump, cell phone, route map, food and sufficient water. Always let club members know any time you decide to alter the route during the ride. Always ride with a club member, never alone.
Bicycling can be a hazardous activity because we ride on roads with cars.
Please be aware, be alert and always look twice before turning or passing. Communicate with other cyclists regarding road hazards. Only pass other cyclists on the left and only if there are no approaching vehicles.
For great information on urban cycling safety, see here. Be careful out there! And remember, cycling is always fun!
RULES FOR E-BIKES:
The Channel Islands Bicycle Club (CIBike) allows the use of electric bicycles that are pedal-assisted, i.e. Class 1 or Class 3 e-bikes,. Only Class 1 and Class 3 e-bike riders are covered by CIBike’s liability insurance. Pedal assisted e-bikes do NOT have a power-on-demand throttle.
Riders of Class 1 and Class 3 e-bikes must follow the rules within the California Vehicle Code. (See CVC 312.5 and CVC Article 4 (commencing with Section 21200) of Chapter 1 of Division 11.) This includes following the rules of the road that apply to both standard bicycles and ebikes.
E-bike riders must adhere to CIBike riding guidelines and safe practices; with particular attention during group or paceline riding, to riding at a speed consistent with other cyclists.
CIBike Ride Start Location-
Please note that all rides, unless listed as a "remote ride", start at the Ventura County Museum parking lot, located at 100 E Main St. The lot entrances are on Main or Santa Clara Streets in downtown Ventura. Parking is FREE. Close to all "Downtown Ventura" freeway exits.
Moorpark Bike Rides (Eastern County)-
The Moorpark Bike Rides group ventures into the eastern side of Ventura County. This group is meant to be social and slower in speed as we search out a destination to refuel in the middle of the rides. Rides depart every Saturday from Moorpark and two Sundays from Camarillo. Contact Mike Stewart for questions.
Fast & Far Rides-
On Sat. & Sun. there is a "Fast and Far" ride @ 8:00am that goes to various locations. Saturday the ride departs from the Museum Parking Lot in Ventura. While on Sunday from Holbert Park in Saticoy. You should be able to sustain 16 - 20+ mph in a group or pace line on level ground and climb. Our average ride is 40 - 60 miles and could be longer, with 2-4,000ft elevation gain.
Randonneuring is non-competitive, long distance cycling. Camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring. If you’re looking for more of a challenge than your local century or double century ride, please consider joining us. For most brevets, we do have a sweep vehicle. We believe we have some of the world's most scenic riding at our front wheels. We would like you to join us for a ride!
The Year-Rounder Program-
The Year Rounder is a great way for you to keep track of your mileage for the year and a great way to achieve a goal for the year. You can make it as competitive or non competitive as you want. It's simple to enter, you just send me your total mileage for the month and I will add it to a spreadsheet. You might want to set a mileage goal for yourself for the year or you might want to enter our consistency challenge. For the consistence challenge all you have to do is ride a metric ride (at least 62 miles) each month. If you miss a month you can make up that month by riding 2 metric rides either the month before or after the month you miss. At the end of the year if you have ridden all the rides you will receive a small prize compliments of the club! If you would like to enter just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your total mileage and whether you have ridden a metric ride for the month. I look forward to hearing from you. Happy riding, Sonia.