2014 Events

January 1stCalifornia Riviera200kregistered rider list
January 11thOrange County Pendleton200kregistered rider list
February 8thOC Circle Santiago Peak300kregistered rider list
February 16thSan Luis Obispo300kregistered rider list
March 8thOrange County IE 2012400kregistered rider list
April 5thOrange Triple Loop400k/600k400k riders/600k riders
April 12thVegas to OC600kregistered rider list
April 19thPoppy Fields200kregistered rider list
April 26thSimi to Solana400kregistered rider list
May 3rdCayucos200kregistered rider list
May 3rdCayucos Coastal600kregistered rider list
May 10thFoothill Ranch100k/200kregistered rider list
May 10thACP Fleche360kregistered rider list
June 7thTour of OC Bike Paths200kregistered rider list
July 12thAntelope Valley200kregistered rider list
August 9thSART 200k Reversal200kregistered rider list
August 23rdCool Breeze300kregistered rider list
September 6thBig Dipper200kregistered rider list
October 4thTrans Sierra Triple Pass200kregistered rider list
October 11thBig Sur and Carmel Valley600kregistered rider list
October 26thLittle Tujunga200kregistered rider list

California Riviera 200km

Description: Ride goes into Santa Barbara and along East Mountain Road before dropping into town for lunch and a ride down the coast to the finish. A quick course with great food shops at the controls (Pierre la Fond, Cantwell's Market). Lights and reflective gear are required for this ride.

SAG / Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Ride Organizer: Matthew O'Neill (oneillwls@gmail.com)

Orange County 200k

The route starts in Foothill Ranch in Orange County, goes through Santiago Canyon, straight to the coast most on paths, then along the PCH to the South end of Camp Pendleton and returns. It has about 4500 feet of climbing, but nothing is huge and it spread out enough making it relatively easy. Most riders will go through Laguna Beach early enough in the morning when the traffic is generally light. It's a good "newbie" route, but it's not as easy as the Malibu Coastal Cruise.

It is suggested that riders park near the finish and ride to the start. There is plenty of parking near the finish. The ride to the start will be 0.7 miles of downhill, along this route.

Orange County 300k

Starting in Foothill Ranch, this route follows Santiago Canyon Road to Orange, to Newport Beach on bike paths and the Back Bay, north on the PCH to the SART (Santa Ana River Trail), onto Corona, south on the I-15 corridor, around Lake Ellsinore, through the avocado orchards of De Luz, to Fallbrook, toward the coast to Oceanside, then north on the PCH to Dana Point and inland back to Foothill Ranch. Total climbing is approximately 9,000 feet with longer climbs mostly 6%, but a few short climbs over 10%. There will be food and beverages at the finish, even at 2AM!

It is suggested that riders park near the finish and ride to the start. There is plenty of parking near the finish. The ride to the start will be 0.7 miles of downhill, along this route.

San Luis Obispo 300k

The route was revised this year to incorporate rider comments and it will cross the brand new Santa Maria River Bridge on a dedicated, separated bike lane on Hwy 101.

On February 16, Sunrise is 6:48am, Sunset is 17:46. Front & rear lights, reflective leg bands & vest/sash are required for all riders, per RUSA rules. Assume it will be quite cool in the early morning and at night: bring gloves, arm warmers and a jacket or be prepared to be cold!

Route Information: Begin at Vickie's house on the south side of San Luis Obispo, and circles north past Cal Poly and through Cuesta College immediately. Then you will head to the coast at lovely Shell Beach. A pleasant new routing over the Arroyo Grande mesa will take you over rolling lightly travelled roads, until you rejoin Hwy 1 as it drops down towards Guadalupe. For the next 25 miles, the route quickly follows Hwy 1 through Guadalupe and past Orcutt, before swinging over to Hwy 135 to Los Alamos.

Drum Canyon Rd is a memorable climb south of Los Alamos, this picturesque crossing has almost no traffic, but the pavement is terrible in spots. Most people think it's worth the ride, though. On the other side of the hills, the route heads to Lompoc with a likely headwind for lunch, and then loop back to Buellton and Solvang via beautiful Santa Rosa Road through vineyard country. From Solvang, the route returns via Foxen Canyon Road, a local favorite with a couple of climbs early on. There is often a headwind in this section.

The route enters Santa Maria on Donovan Rd, and for the first time ever a brevet will cross the Santa Maria River on the new dedicated bike lane across the Hwy 101 bridge. No Bull Canyon! Riders get an entire lane to themselves, divided from the traffic by a permanent concrete barrier. The route climbs up on the mesa to Nipomo, where riders can eat at a variety of establishments, then returns to San Luis Obispo via Los Berros Rd and Corbett Canyon Rd. About 9,000 feet of vertical in 190 miles (306km).

Food & drinks: Coffee and donuts at the start, dinner at finish. Dinner will be lasagna and a baked potato bar. Control at Sisquoc will be manned with snacks and drinks.

Start/Finish Location: Vickie Backman's house: 1108 Poppy Ln, San Luis Obispo

To register for this event please complete the registration form and waiver and make sure to add yourself to the registered rider list so we can make sure to have food/drinks for everyone. Bring your completed registration form and a check made out to Channel Islands Bicycle Club or cash for the appropriate fee so we can get you on your way quickly.

SAG / Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Ride Organizer: Vickie Backman vbackman@charter.net

Orange County 400k

Starting in Foothill Ranch, this route goes to Newport Beach via some trials and the Back Bay drive, PCH to the SART (Santa Ana River Trail) for the full 25 mile length, Corona, Norco, upper SART to the end, Redlands, south to Lake Perris, Hemet, the hill and wine country east of Temecula, south to Rainbow and through avocado country, west to Bonsall, back to Oceanside via San Luis Rey trail, north to San Clemente (old PCH and bike paths), Dana Point, and back to Foothill Ranch. Total climbing is approximately 10,000 feet with longer climbs mostly 6%, but a few short climbs over 10%. There will be food and beverages at the finish all night and even when the Sun comes up the next morning!

Orange County 400k/600k

Route Slip: (XLS)

Maps:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1136130
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1136195
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1136261

Loop one starts at the Motel 6 in Anaheim and heads down to Huntington Beach, up to Seal Beach, and then inland on the San Gabriel Bike trail to Montebello. From there it returns to the coast on the Rio Hondo bike path to Long Beach and back to the Motel 6. This loop is 100 miles long with about 1500' of climbing - 80% bike paths. I reversed the loop from last year so the route is easier to follow. The flat route and lack of stop signs should give you a huge time buffer by the end of the loop. Plus I took out the info control.

Loop two starts at the Motel 6 and heads inland to Corona, Riverside, and San Bernardino. From there we have a long, mainly gentle climb up to Beaumont at the top of the ride at 3000'. There's a long, fast return down Oak Valley to Riverside and your first overnight stop option at 200 miles. Continuing along Victoria you will return to Corona and Anaheim for your second sleep option at mile 250. This loop is 150 miles long with about 6000' of climbing. Most of the climbing is in this loop.

Loop three (600k riders only) heads back to the coast again but this time heads South mainly on PCH to Dana Point and San Clemente. Between San Clemente and Oceanside riders can chose between I5 and Camp Pendleton. You can only use Camp Pendleton during daylight hours and if you have photo id. It adds about 1.5 miles and 170' of climbing. On the return we turn inland at Dana Point and follow the old route through Lake Forest. In Irvine the route improves from last year by avoiding some those annoying stop lights. Then it's straight back to the Motel 6. Total distance is 125 miles with about 4000' of climbing.

If you don't like the Motel 6 you can also stay at the Quality Suites very close by. I suggest you book the motel room for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night because you'll be returning three more times during the ride.

Ride Organizer: Terry Hutt (terryhutt1959@hotmail.com)

Vegas to OC 600k

Route Slip: (XLS)

Based on our first running of the Vegas to LA 600Km through Death Valley National Park, this epic 600Km heads south out of Las Vegas, past the Ivanpah Solar Plant, and follows some of the Furnace Creek 508 route through Mojave National Preserve to 29 Palms, and continues through the loop in Joshua Tree National Park to overnight control in Yucca Valley. From there, the route heads west toward Banning through the windy notch between Mt San Jacinto and San Gorgonio Mountain, both summits reaching almost 10,000 feet above the pass. Then, it's a fun run downhill on Sam Timeteo Canyon to the Upper Santa Ana River Trial (SART), Norco, Corona, the Lower SART all the way to Huntington Beach (actually on the beach), south on the PCH to Newport Beach Back Bay, inland along San Diego Creek bike path, up Jamboree, through Santiago Canyon, and finish at my home in Foothill Ranch. There are some big climbs out in the Mojave, but overall the climbing is roughly 16,000 feet, making this 600Km relatively easy compared to the original version at over 20,000 feet. The 140 mile stretch between Primm NV, and 29 Palms, CA will be supported by 2 roving SAG's, because there really is a whole lot of nothing out there, except the restrooms at Kelso Depot. There is 22 miles of freeway shoulder riding from Jean, NV to the Nipton Rd on the I-15, but early on Saturday morning this should be pleasant, and there are a couple short stretches on the I-10 getting to Banning. Otherwise, the route takes roads and paths that are amazing quiet.

The signup fee includes all support in route and food at the finish, but not getting to Las Vegas or a private room at the Monroe motel overnight control. I can provide transport for several riders, and many bikes and luggage in my truck for an additional $60 rider, bike and luggage, $40 bike and luggage only, or $20 for a bike only. If you have a group of friends, you may want to consider renting a van one-way from the LA area to Las Vegas. And if you drop off your bike at my home (Foothill Ranch) or office (I-405 and Euclid in Fountain Valley), you can fly to Vegas easily without the hassle of boxing your bike.

If you are up for an EPIC adventure from the desert of Vegas to the beach on the Pacific Ocean, this is your 600Km!

Poppy Fields 200k

Route Slip: (XLS)

Location: The Harris home at 6332 Giovanni Way, Quartz Hill, CA 93551.
Finish Location: Finish and start are at the same location, there is ample parking on the street.

Fee: $25, CIBC members deduct $5. Click here to become CIBC member. Be sure to make out a separate check for CIBC membership.

Registration: To register for this event please complete the registration form and waiver (link) and make sure to add yourself to the registered rider list so we can make sure to have food/drinks for everyone. Bring your completed registration form and a check made out to Channel Islands Bicycle Club or cash for the appropriate fee so we can get you on your way quickly.

Information: This ride includes spectacular views of the California Poppy Reserve in full bloom and explores the northern borders of the Angeles Forest along the foothills of the Antelope Valley. You are in for about 6,000 ft of total climbing. Starting from my home in Quartz Hill we will tour the Poppy Reserve and western Antelope Valley before climbing into the Sierra Pelona foothills. Following a cross-town trip through Palmdale we will then head out towards the Big Rock Creek at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. Our return will visit the town of Littlerock before a final climb over Godde Hill. There will be manned water stops at Three Points and Sycamore Campground at opposite ends of the route, plus checkpoints at convenient locations in Palmdale and Littlerock. Back at the Harris home we will rustle up something good on the grill.

SAG / Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Ride Organizer: Jim Harris (cobrapatrol@verizon.net)

Simi Solana 400k

This route makes extensive use of bike paths and provides the rider with some of the best riding Southern California has available. It is truly a cultural experience where you can observe the variations in the beach communities from Ventura to Solana Beach. You will pass by the Bel Air Bay Club as well as the gritty areas of San Pedro, one of the largest ports in the world, and one of a kind Venice Beach. For those of you not getting enough exercise on this ride, you can stop off at Muscle Beach and check if Arnold is pumping iron in disguise. You might even rub elbows with someone famous at the control in Malibu. Who knows...

This is a point to point route. The route starts at the Simi Valley Train Station and finishes at a hotel as close as possible to the Solana Beach Train Station. The Pacific SurfLiner has spots for six (6) bikes that must be reserved in advance. So some might take the train to Simi for the start and others might take the train back from the finish. Others might want to drive to Solana Beach on Friday and drop your car at the parking lot at the train station and then take the train to the start. That way you can finish the ride, sleep in the hotel, and then drive home. You can check the Amtrak website for information regarding taking bicycles on the train as well as timetables, etc. Metrolink is available on Friday but does not run on the weekends in Ventura County.

While you may look at the route profile, noticing the 7,590 feet of climbing and 8,510 feet of descent, and anticipate a personal best time for a 400k - put that out of your mind. Some of the bike paths have barriers (I can only guess to keep bikes from actually using the paths??) that will cause some tandem/recumbent/velo riders to dismount and carry their bikes over/through them and others will have sections so full of beach going walkers you will be forced to get off your bike and walk too. You might also have to avoid people juggling flaming chainsaws or something equally ridiculous. Oh, did I mention that in some sections the bike paths have a speed limit enforced by bicycle riding cops (with flashing red lights and the whole bit...) that will give you a ticket for exceeding the speed limit? These are real tickets that will cost you real money. Represent your fellow Randonneurs well by following the law and obeying the speed limits.

On April 26 Sunrise will be at 06:13 and Sunset at 19:37. Front & rear lights, reflective leg bands & the new higher RUSA standard reflective vests are required for all riders. Please check out the new RUSA rules on reflective gear. Assume it will be quite cool in the early morning and at night. Fog is always a potential so bring gloves, arm warmers and a jacket or be prepared to be cold and damp!

Route finding will be a challenge with all the bike paths that are not necessarily well marked. I strongly encourage you to review the route in advance on Ride with GPS in the Satellite view to help you familiarize yourself with the route. Pay particular attention to the sections from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach with special attention to where you exit the path when nearing the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The other area to study is where you will be traveling through Long Beach / Shoreline Village. Some of you will be going through here as it is getting or has gotten dark. Getting lost here will waste a lot of time and getting on the adjoining roads is not an option due to the high traffic, narrow roads and belligerent drivers. Do your homework and be safe..

Food & drinks: Coffee and donuts at the start and a mix of microwaveable or whatever we can make/keep in a hotel room at finish. We will try and feed you well but we can’t bring the Pizza Oven to the Holiday Inn Express, Solana Beach where we will finish.

Start Location: Simi Valley Amtrak/Metrolink Station, 5050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Finish Location: Holiday Inn Express, 621 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA (888.897.0084)

To register for this event please complete the registration form and waiver and make sure to add yourself to the registered rider list so we can make sure to have food/drinks for everyone. Bring your completed registration form and a check made out to Channel Islands Bicycle Club or cash for the appropriate fee so we can get you on your way quickly.

SAG / Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Ride Organizer: Greg Jones (gsjco@pacbell.net)

Cayucos 200km

Route Slip: (PDF)

Route Information: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Memorial-Day-200km-SLO

Start Location: Hardie Park in Cayucos, CA (Parking lot at Birch Avenue and B Street)

Fee: $25, CIBC members deduct $5. Click here to become CIBC member. Be sure to make out a separate check for CIBC membership.

Pre-Registration is required. Forms, fees, and waivers must be received by the organizer by 26 April 2014. Late registration by approval only. There will be no day-of-ride registration.

Registration: To register for this event please complete the registration form and waiver and make sure to add yourself to the registered rider list so we can make sure to have food/drinks for everyone. Bring your completed registration form and a check made out to Channel Islands Bicycle Club or cash for the appropriate fee so we can get you on your way quickly.

SAG / Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Description: A classic route that was previously used by the Cayucos Cycling Club's brevet series. This route begins in the sleepy seaside town of Cayucos and heads south to loop around SLO's airport before heading north. Aside from rollers, the only hill that riders will encounter in the first half is Turri Road. From that point on the winds will begin to pick up and riders may likely feel like slugs migrating north for summer, but have no fear because upon hitting the turn around at Ragged Point you'll have that awesome wind at your back and the return journey can sometimes take less than half the time it took to head north.

Beautiful route along the coast with a little bit of everything. Climbing is approximately 1600m over the entire 200km. There are only a few turns on this route, so riders should be able to look at the surroundings more than their route sheet.

Ride Organizer: Matthew O'Neill (oneillwls@gmail.com)

Cayucos Coastal 600km

4/22 New details added regarding the changed course and overnight stop.

Start Location: Hardie Park in Cayucos, CA (Parking lot at Birch Avenue and B Street)
Overnight Control: Best Western San Benito Inn, 660 San Felipe Rd, Hollister, CA 95023, (831) 637-9248.

Fee: $75, CIBC members deduct $5. Click here to become CIBC member. Be sure to make out a separate check for CIBC membership.

Pre-Registration is required. Forms, fees, and waivers must be received by the organizer by 26 April 2014. Late registration by approval only. There will be no day-of-ride registration.

Registration: To register for this event please complete the registration form and waiver and make sure to add yourself to the registered rider list so we can make sure to have food/drinks for everyone.

Special Information: Suggested overnight stay in Hollister due to lack of open services beyond that control. Should CA-1 be closed to thru traffic (a perpetual problem even in late Spring), the Bolsa Road 600km route (used for the last two years) will be used instead. Same start time and location either way, although the overnight control would then be in King City. Check the Google Group for route status.

SAG / Support: This is a typical randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911. Be prepared as there are potentially large portions of this route with no mobile phone coverage.

Description: The same route than was used last year, but with a small control change. A classic route that was previously used by the Cayucos Cycling Club's brevet series. This route begins in the sleepy seaside town of Cayucos and heads north along CA-1 through Big Sur until riders reach Carmel where they will turn inland and climb over Carmel Valley Road into the Salinas Valley. Although riders may have avoided headwinds up to this point, they will encounter a bit of a struggle to cross the valley in the fading sunlight. Sleep control will be in Best Western San Benito Inn. Riders will leave early in the morning to ride CA-25, the Airline Highway (old Bolsa Road), south towards Paso Robles. Then over the coastal ridge and onwards to the finish. This is a challenging 600km with a considerable amount of climbing, but the previous RBA has often said that if you can do this route then you are more than ready for anything else that you are pondering attempting (e.g. PBP). It is a difficult 600, but it is also an interesting route with varied challenges. Overall it is a beautiful route which either travels along the coast or through mountain valleys with a little bit of everything. Climbing is approximately 6000m over the 600km course. There are a tiny number of turns on this route, so riders should be able to look at the surroundings more than their route sheet.

Ride Organizer: Matthew O'Neill (oneillwls@gmail.com)

Foothill Ranch Mixed Terrian 200k

The first loop will be run as a 100km populaire for those riders who don't want to do the second loop. All of the off-road portions are in the second loop.

This 200Km route combines mixed road and mountain biking. The first road loop is relatively easy to pad time for the second loop that’s rather brutal with serious steep and long climbing and technical downhill riding requiring a MTB and a skilled rider. Each loop starts and stops at the same place, so you can switch from road bike to MTB. You can stash your road or MTB at my house where it will be secure between loops. It combines the best of both worlds available “in my back yard” of Orange County with modern wide roads with bike lanes, nice bike paths, PCH, Newport Beach Back Bay, and classic MTB riding in Whiting Ranch, Black Star Canyon, Indian Truck Trail, Holy Jim Trail, and Trabuco Canyon.

2014 Fleche

  • Start time: 0800 Saturday May 10, 2014
  • Finish time: 0800 Sunday May 11, 2014
  • Finish location: Carpinteria Library 5141 Carpinteria Ave. Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Minimum distance: 360K
  • Fleche route review and cards to be issued by coordinators: Linda Bott (bebotts@hotmail.com,) Foster Nagaoka (ftnagaoka@gmail.com)
  • RUSA Fleche rules: http://www.rusa.org/flecherules.html(Fleche/flechesusa-042011.pdf)
  • Breakfast will be catered by Crush Cakes in Carpinteria. Breakfast serving time: 0800 to 1000
  • Each fleche team member must fill out an online entry form and sign the waiver: PCH Randos 2014 Fleche registration and waiver

The Fleche, a team event, is considered by many, one of the funnest randonneuring events on the calendar. It is an ACP approved event and is necessary to complete the coveted R-5000 award. It can also be applied towards other RUSA mileage challenges. Fleche in French means arrow and refers to a team riding 360K to a target or finish. All teams start at 8:00am on Saturday morning, and finish at the same location at 8:00am Sunday morning, where we will host a breakfast for the riders. Teams with a minimum of 3 front wheels and maximum of 5 front wheels can be formed. Members of a team are to work toward finishing the route together with in the prescribed times limits of 24 hours. All courses must be submitted for approval, prior to riding, to the Fleche coordinators, Linda Bott and Foster Nagaoka. So read up on the Fleche rules, find some friends, pick a team name and get rolling.

From south from Ventura: 27.4K Starbucks 607 E Main St, Ventura Main St & Chestnut St.
From east from Ojai over Hwy 150: 30.5K Full of BeansFull of Beans Coffee House 11534 N Ventura Ave, Ojai
From west from Goleta: 26.4K Java Station at 4447 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara

Tour of OC Bikepaths 200k

Description: This 200k takes advantage of as many class A bike paths in Orange County as possible. It's the same as last year's Tour of OC Bikepaths. The ride starts SW of Corona at the dirt parking area at the West end of Green River Road and heads along the SART and PCH to Sunset Beach where we turn around. Then riders follow PCH almost all the way down to San Clemente using several beach bike trails. The official control at San Clemente is a seedy little Arco gas station. Feel free to ride instead the extra 1.5 miles to San Clemente proper where there is a coffee shop, 7/11 etc. Any receipt from San Clemente can be used instead of the Arco. From San Clemente we turn back North to Dana Point where we head inland on more bike paths, eating at Cook's Corner biker bar and then climbing to the top of Santiago Canyon. After a fast descent we use wide roads with bike lanes to get to the Villa Park control and then return to the SART to finish the ride. There will be no support on this brevet because I plan on riding it with you. Total distance is 126.3 miles (80 miles of class A bike paths) with 5,200' of climbing.

Parking is limited and fills up quickly so plan on arriving by 6:30am. The ride starts at 7:00am.

Antelope Valley 200k

Route Slip: (XLS)

Location: The Harris home at 6332 Giovanni Way, Quartz Hill, CA 93551.
Finish Location: Finish and start are at the same location, there is ample parking on the street.

Fee: $25, CIBC members deduct $5. Click here to become CIBC member. Be sure to make out a separate check for CIBC membership.

Registration: To register for this event please complete the registration form and waiver (link) and make sure to add yourself to the registered rider list so we can make sure to have food/drinks for everyone. Bring your completed registration form and a check made out to Channel Islands Bicycle Club or cash for the appropriate fee so we can get you on your way quickly.

Information: Put the desert heat to good use and ride it from sunset to sunrise! The Antelope Valley 200k takes full advantage of the Full Moon July 12 2014 with many spectacular panoramas. Route takes riders through two moderate climbs for an easy 5,500 ft total climbing and many miles of open road with no street lights. Starts and ends at the Harris home in Quartz Hill. Manned controls with water and snacks. All night food stops. This is a nighttime ride, make sure your lights and reflective gear are in good order. Back at the Harris home we will have a breakfast buffet for the finish.

SAG / Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Ride Organizer: Jim Harris (cobrapatrol@verizon.net)

SART 200k

This 200k will be ridden as a night audax style ride starting in Huntington Beach at 7pm. We will ride as a group to San Bernardino and back, finishing at 5am. If there is enough demand, we will also consider a faster group. For those of you who are not familiar with audax style riding, the group stays together even if a member flats or has a mechanical. The average moving speed for this group will be 14-15 mph with stronger riders taking longer pulls. As this a fairly flat route (3,500' of climbing), all our riders should be able to hang with the pack. Anyone who wants to organize a faster group should post on our Google Group.

The route is an out-and back with about 90 miles of bike path. It starts at Lebark Park (parking is along Cynthia Dr) in Huntington Beach. We will stop at a Chevron at mile 30, eat at In-n-Out burger in San Bernardino at mile 62, stop at an Arco at mile 94, and finish back at Huntington Beach. As this is a night ride you will need good lights and reflective gear. Please be sure to run your taillights on solid mode as we are riding in a group. You might want to think about your sleep strategy too.

Ride Organizer: Terry Hutt (terryhutt1959@hotmail.com)

Cool Breeze 300k

This route pays homage to the Cool Breeze Century and if typical weather patterns hold, it should be a relatively cool ride for the middle of summer. After the start in Moorpark you will climb over the Moorpark Ridge via Grimes Canyon and then make it out to the coast in Ventura. Once there it should be relatively temps cool all the way up to El Capitan and back. You will spend some time in the hills above Santa Barbara which is a favorite route for many for its beautiful views. On the return from El Capitan you should expect, but no guarantees, a tailwind that will follow you most of the way back to Moorpark.

Route finding can be a challenge in the hills above Santa Barbara and I recommend that you review the route in advance on Ride with GPS in the Satellite view to help you familiarize yourself with it, paying particular attention to the location where you descend from Mountain Drive. Descending too early on a route with secret controls can be a real problem. With that in mind, always stick to the route sheet. ;-)

Food & drinks: Java Kai, our standard start location has since closed down. Vons and Starbucks will be open at the start (Vons has an open bathroom). The pizza oven will be in operation at the finish and we will be making pizzas to order. Don't bonk, but try to arrive hungry.

Start Location: Vons Tierra Rejada Center, 4241 Tierra Rejada Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021

Finish Location: The Jones', 4465 Cedarglen Court, Moorpark, CA

To register for this event please complete the registration form and waiver and make sure to add yourself to the registered rider list so we can make sure to have food/drinks for everyone. Bring your completed registration form and a check made out to Channel Islands Bicycle Club or cash for the appropriate fee so we can get you on your way quickly. SAG / Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Big Dipper 200k

This route starts and finishes at the home of Linda and Larry Bott in Ventura. This is a popular route in the summer, as the temperature is quite moderate along the coast and it has a very low elevation gain of about 2500 ft. The first 50 miles of the route, comprises the "ladle" of the Big Dipper and circumnavigates the Oxnard Plains in a counter clockwise direction with the first receipt control at Somis Market. From here, the route enters the quiet orchards of Somis before returning to Ventura. The last 70 miles is the "handle" of the Big Dipper and follows the coastline to Lazy Acres Market in Santa Barbara, then returns to Ventura, usually with a tailwind. September can be one of our clearer months, but don't be surprised if it's foggy along the coastline, especially if its hot inland.

SAG / Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Special Information: This route does go along a section of the 101 freeway that is currently under construction. Caltrans is maintaining a bicycle lane in both the north and southbound directions. For more information regarding the construction go to: http://us101-info.com/project-overview/

Trans Sierra Triple Pass 200k

Maps: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2155597

If you love climbing, breathtaking scenery, and nearly zero cars, this is YOUR 200Km! But be warned, this could be the most climbing ever for a RUSA 200Km Brevet. RideWithGPS says 17,247 feet; my Garmin 800 last year gave 15,632; regardless it's a boat load. The climbs are sustained, but steady. A low gear and good pacing will get you through them. It was 100F at the Kern River and 63F at Sherman Pass last year, thus be ready for a wide range of temperatures. The highest point is Sherman Pass at 9200 feet above sea level, so bring lungs too! :)

This is a FULL service shuttle ride. I'll pick everyone up somewhere in OC and another stop in LA. I transport everyone to the start at Ducor, CA. The shuttle vehicle will leap frog and back track as needed to make sure everyone is supplied and no one if left on the course with a problem. The SAG will have water, food, drink mixes, etc and provide these at many locations. Still, plan on carrying plenty of water as it's a long way from anything out there and it can be quite hot at times. Most of the area has no cell reception, thus the shuttle vehicle will SAG sweep the course too. This also means you can bail at any point, and or get a ride to the top of the climbs, just wait for the SAG to pick you up. At the highway 395 finish at the Shell Station in Pearsonville everyone gets back in the shuttle vehicle and we travel back to the LA and OC drop off points.

The ride has limit of 9 riders, because that's all I can provide shuttle. Pickup times for car pool locations (to be determined bases on riders signing up) will be 4:00AM in Orange County and 5:00AM in LA County. If you have interest, sign up early online, because I need to plan for the logistics of pickup and dropoff.

Fee $75 to cover shuttle transport costs, SAG support and food

Note: the ride does NOT start in Earlimart this year!

Big Sur 600k

The Big Sur Coast and Carmel Valley 600K (Route #1334) will be the same as 2012. This is a one-way route, beginning in Salinas at the Howard Johnson on John St, and ending in Oxnard. The 600K will head south to River Road in the Salinas Valley. The route follows River Road to the Greenfield area, and then turns toward the coast, crossing the Santa Lucia Mountains on G16/Carmel Valley Rd. The crossing is beautiful, and mostly lightly travelled until it gets near Carmel. At Carmel, the route turns south on Highway 1, following one of the most beautiful roads in the world down 100 miles of wild California coast. The rest of the route proceeds south, passing through the overnight control in San Luis Obispo at a local hotel, through Lompoc via Harris Grade, then rolling on down Hwy 1 to Oxnard. The Oxnard Station is a manned baggage station, and services both the Surfliner and Coast Starlight trains. The Best Western Oxnard Inn will be the finish control so that riders can shower, eat, and then head home. The Oxnard Amtrak station is only about 1 mile away, and standard bikes can be taken onto the cars of Surfliner trains. Recumbents require boxing, the Amtrak boxes should be large enough for most recumbents (70 x 40 x 8.5 inches).

Ride cost: $75; covers ride support, food at summit of G16, San Luis Obispo and at finish in Oxnard. Also, transport of one small bag from start to San Luis Obispo, and then to the finish. Does NOT cover hotel rooms for sleeping. The Saturday night manned control will be at a hotel in San Luis Obispo near Los Osos and US-101 (will likely be Motel 6). There will be hot food, drinks, showers, beds/air mattresses/pads for rest or sleep. If you want to push on further before resting, you might try the Lompoc Motel 6 at (805) 735-7631 (NOT a control). Finish location: Best Western Plus Oxnard Inn at 805-483-9581.

Overnight control in San Luis Obispo is at Motel 6 (Los Osos - SOUTH), 1625 Calle Joaquin, SLO, CA 93401. There are two Motel 6 locations in this part of town, we will be at the south one. Any hotel near the Los Osos exit of US-101 should be fine though. We will have one room for control services and food, and another for shared sleeping. If you are a lite sleeper, then arranging for private accommodations may be prudent.

Little Tujunga 200k

(Note: This course will be modified a little from past versions because of construction on the 126). The ride will start with a loop of some nice San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods including Monrovia, San Marino, and South Pasadena. You will then head northwest toward Sunland/Tujunga where you will turn onto Little Tujunga Canyon Road. This road will take you by the Wildlife Way Station, where you might get lucky and hear some roaring lions. Little T climbs up over two summits of about 2600 feet in elevation. The second summit, Bear Divide, will be a manned control with food and drinks, plus a fabulous view of the Santa Clarita Valley.

The course descends and takes you on a loop of Santa Clarita using Placerita Canyon and many of the bike trails in the area. Then you will climb back over Little Tujunga and head back toward Pasadena using Kerin's FAP route (Foothill Avoidance Plan) which goes through some of the artsy, funky neighborhoods of Sunland, as well as the usual bike route through Montrose and La Canada. The finish will be at Kerin's house (which is only a few blocks from the starting location) where you can enjoy some food and drinks.

This ride is a challenging ride with about 8000 feet of climbing. But as long as the weather is not too hot, the Little Tujunga climb is pleasant and scenic. Unless you are a very fast rider, you should plan on bringing lights and reflective gear in case you get caught out after dark.

If you are going to ride, please pre-register or just send me an email so that I can plan for food and support.

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