Tierra Rejada Golf Club - Moorpark

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Tierra Rejada Golf Club is a public golf facility located at 15187 Tierra Rejada Road in Moorpark.  Opened in December 1999, it is nestled in the foothills of eastern Ventura County.  Nationally renowned architect Robert E. Cupp created this par 72 masterpiece of playability and scenic beauty.

Tierra Rejada may be played from four sets of tees, (5,148 yards from the forward tees to over 7,000 from the back tees), each catering to a golfer's own ability. In preparation for your golf experience, you can hone your skills on our grass practice range, pitching green, surrounded by sand bunkers, chipping green and putting green.

More information at www.tierrarejadagolf.com or 805.531.9300.

Harley's Valley Bowl in Simi Valley

Harley's Valley Bowl

Harley's Valley Bowl is located at 5255 Cochran Street, Simi Valley.  You will quickly forget web surfing once you see this 40-lane facility. Try the Cosmic Bowling at night for some fun or perhaps a birthday party celebration. Open until midnight or later every night for you night owls. Call 805.584.BOWL (2695) or visit www.harleysbowl.com/ValleyBowl for more information.

On a related note, why do they call 3 strikes in a row a "turkey" in bowling? According to www.bowl.com, the term "turkey" dates back to before the turn of the 20th century, when it was much more challenging bowling strikes. During Thanksgiving or Christmas week, bowling alley owners would often award a live turkey to the first person on a team to score 3 strikes in a row.

Moorpark Bike Rides Social Road Biking Group

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Moorpark Bike Rides is a social road biking group open to local cycling enthusiast. The goal of the group is to introduce road cyclists to great rides in eastern Ventura County while becoming more fit. Riders regroup often during rides and have refueling breaks halfway into each route. Purely social offshoot group of the Channel Islands Bicycle Club. Visit moorparkbikeclub.blogspot.com for more information.

Rancho Simi Trailblazers

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The Rancho Simi Trail Blazers is a volunteer organization of outdoor enthusiasts consisting of bikers, equestrians, hikers, and naturalists. The group is committed to the care and protection of our natural environment for the enjoyment of all.

Regularly scheduled activities include:

  • Tuesday evening beginners' hike
  • Thursday evening hike
  • Saturday morning hike
  • Sunday evening hike
  • Trail maintenance usually every 3rd Saturday of the month
  • Monthly meeting every 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • Monthly newsletter sent to all members, which includes scheduled activities

Visit www.simitrailblazers.com for more information.

The group invites the public to the following hikes this Fall 2015:

  • Mt McCoy Trail Hike on Tuesdays at 6pm (meet at parking lot on north side of Royal Avenue, eat of Madera Road). 3.75 mile round trip with 600 foot elevation gain. Moderately difficult.
  • Chumash Trail Hike on Thursdays at 6pm (meet at northern ed of Flanagan Drive). 5.2 miles, 1,300 foot elevation gain to the Rocky Peak Fire Road.  Hike considered strenuous.
  • Rocky Peak Trail Hike on Sundays at 5pm (4pm starting 11/1) (meet at northern side of Rocky Peak Interchange with the 118 freeway). 4.8 miles, 1,200 ft elevation gain. Strenuous.

Bring 2 small flashlights, water, clothing for all weather, and solid shoes with good tread.

Anytime Fitness Locations In Ventura County

Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness is a health and fitness club that has over 2,400 locations worldwide. All locations are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. After 30 days of membership at your "home" Anytime Fitness location, you will have access to other locations. More information at www.anytimefitness.com.

Local area locations include:

Ventura: 2950 Johnson Drive, Suite 107 805.658.1348

Oxnard: 702 N. Ventura Road 805.983.7770

Newbury Park: Conejo Gateway Plaza at corner of N. Wendy Drive and Old Conejo Road 805.467.6402

Moorpark: 144 West Los Angeles Avenue 805.552.0050

Camarillo: 5221 Mission Oaks Boulevard 805.445.8899

Simi Valley: 2941 Cochran Street 805.522.5175

Jazzercise Classes in Ventura County

Jazzercise is a 60-minute group fitness class combining cardio, strength, and stretch moves for a total body workout. We’ve taken moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training and bundled them into one hour.

Jazzercise is taught in various venues around Ventura County, including a number of community recreation centers and dance studios.  There were a dozen class locations in Agoura, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oak Park, Newbury Park and Camarillo when I last checked at www.jazzercise.com.

Island Health & Fitness in Simi Valley

Island Health & Fitness is a newly renovated resort style family oriented gym located at 5750 E. Los Angeles Ave. in East Simi Valley in the Stone Gate Plaza on the corner of Yosemite Ave. & E. Los Angeles Ave.

The fitness center includes all brand new top-of-the-line strength training equipment and every single piece of cardio equipment has embedded TV screens. Additional amenities include a private personal training studio for clients that feel more comfortable in a more secluded environment, small group training, group fitness classes, kids club, spin classes, dance classes, dry saunas, and luxurious locker rooms.

For more information, visit islandhf.com.