- Ride Type: ACP 300k
- Date: May 12
- Fee: Write a check to Channel Islands Bicycle Club (CIBC) for $35. RUSA members, deduct $5. CIBC members deduct another $5. Click here to become CIBC member. Be sure to make out a separate check for CIBC membership.
- Start Time: 6:00
- Registration: 5:30 (but please pre-register online- it makes things much easier)
- Time Limit: 20 Hours
- Ride Ends: 02:00
- Route Map (Subject to Revision): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26728870
- Cue sheet (Subject to Revision): (XLS)
- Start: Starbucks, 6128 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
- Finish Location: Home of Linda and Larry Bott.. 6274 Fremont St, Ventura, CA. This is 0.3 miles from start.
- Parking: It is suggested that you park on the street near the finish location, then ride to the start.
- Waiver and Registration
Description: This is a challenging ride for those of you who like to climb in the remote mountains. It has over 14,000 ft of climbing, so it is perfect to help get you in shape for your big summer events.
The ride will start in Ventura, and head up to Ojai along the bike trail. Then you will follow highway 33 north of Ojai through Wheeler and Sespe Gorge, all the way to the Pine Mountain Summit where there will be a manned control. You will drop down off the summit to Lockwood Valley Road and climb up to the Lake of the Woods, Lebec area. You will now work your way to Castaic using Pine Mountain Rd and Lake Hughes Road. A flat trip west through the Heritage Valley will bring you to the finish at the Bott home in Ventura. Here you can enjoy some hot food and celebrate your accomplishment.
There will be a 400k brevet running at the same time- both rides start at the same time and share the same course for 300k. This will allow more riders the chance to ride together.
Notice: Several of the roads on this course, including Highway 33, were damaged in the mudslides following the Thomas Fire. I am hopeful that the roads will be rideable by May, but there is a possibility that a major re-route will have to be done.
SAG: The control at Pine Mountain Summit and the control at the Bott’s house will be manned. There are stretches of 25-33 miles with no services and significant climbing. Be prepared to carry enough water with a Camelback or an extra bottle. There will be no SAG vehicle, but if you have a major mechanical you can call me and I will try to get to you eventually. In the spirit of randonneuring, plan on being self-sufficient. You may have no cell phone service along the remote sections of the route.
Ride Organizer: Kerin Huber (firstname.lastname@example.org)