Are you on the hunt for invigorating new cycling routes or have a desire to mingle with like-minded bike enthusiasts? Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just beginning your two-wheeled journey, this guide introduces you to the crème de la crème of cycling clubs in Ventura County. Dive in to discover where your next ride will take you!
Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks
Conejo Valley Cyclists (CVC) offers something for everyone, from beginners to advanced rides. They are known as the “friendliest cycling club in California.” Most of their rides start from The Landing in Westlake Village. More info is available at http://www.cvcbike.org/.
The Channel Islands Bicycle Club offers numerous rides from beginner to advanced, starting in downtown Ventura. The club is best known as the organizer of the Cool Breeze Century, a great 100-mile bike ride along the coast from Ventura to Santa Barbara and back. Additionally, they are active voices for the improvement of infrastructure and safety for bicyclists in Ventura County. More info is available at https://www.cibike.org/.
Moorpark Bike Riders is a social bike-riding club that schedules rides that start in Moorpark and Camarillo and primarily ride through eastern Ventura County to less-visited cities like Somis. More info is available at http://moorparkbikeclub.blogspot.com/.
If you’re a confident, experienced bike rider, consider riding with Serious Cycling. Their rides start at the Serious Cycling bike shop in Agoura Hills and go through the canyons of the Santa Monica mountains. These rides are generally fast, with lots of climbing and meetup spots if you get dropped by the group.
More info available at https://www.seriouscycling.com/articles/the-rideclub-pg185.htm.
John Swanstrom is an amateur mountain bike racer from Oak Park and the founder of Cyclists Authority.