Amgen Tour of California Cycling Stage Race May 12-18, 2019, Including Ventura on May 16

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The Amgen Tour of California organizers today announced the 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.

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The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 16-18, covering upwards of 180 miles over three stages. Owned and presented by AEG, both races conclude with same-day finishes in Pasadena, a veteran overall finish city.

The annual Amgen Tour of California carries the distinction of being the only U.S. men’s and women’s races on the UCI WorldTour calendar. With seven new courses between them, the event’s legacy as an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing will hold special significance this year as Olympic hopefuls gear up for Tokyo 2020.

2019 RACE SCHEDULE

DATE | MEN

Sun., May 12  -  Stage 1: Sacramento
Mon., May 13  -  Stage 2: Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe
Tues., May 14  -  Stage 3: Stockton to Morgan Hill
Wed., May 15  -  Stage 4: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Morro Bay
Thurs., May 16  -  Stage: 5 Pismo Beach to Ventura
Fri., May 17  -  Stage 6: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18  -  Stage 7: Santa Clarita to Pasadena

DATE | WOMEN

Thurs., May 16  -  Stage 1: Ventura
Fri., May 17  -  Stage 2: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18  -  Stage 3: Santa Clarita to Pasadena

**Courses subject to change

The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Women's Race empowered with SRAM are Tour de France-style cycling road races created and presented by AEG. Running concurrently, the races challenge the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverse hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. For more information visit the Amgen Tour of California on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

The final nine miles of Men’s Stage 5 in Ventura

Men’s Stage 5 on Thursday, May 16th Details

  • Starts in Pismo Beach at 10 am on Pomeroy Ave

  • Total distance 136.4 miles

  • Finishes in Ventura at anticipated time of 3:43 pm on Shoreline Drive

  • The final approximately 9 miles are as follows:

    • From Casitas Vista Road, the course turns right onto Ventura Ave

    • Left onto Kellogg St

    • Right onto Cedar St

    • Left onto Ferro Dr

    • Right onto Brakey Rd

    • Right onto Summit Dr

    • Left onto Poli St

    • Right onto Hemlock St

    • Left onto Thompson Blvd

    • Right onto San Jon Rd

    • Right onto Harbor Blvd

    • Left onto Figueroa St to the finish on Shoreline Dr

Women’s Stage 1 on Thursday, May 16th Details

  • Starts in Ventura at 12:10 pm

  • Distance 60 miles

  • Ends in Ventura at anticipated time of 2:56 pm.

  • The women’s race will follow the men’s race finish in reverse and will finish in the same order as the men’s race.

2019 Ojai Valley Century Bike Ride on Saturday, June 1st

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The 2019 Ojai Valley Century bike ride on Saturday, June 1st has five scenic routes: metric century (63 miles), full century (101 miles), double metric century (134 miles), hammerhead century (102 miles) and half metric century (31 miles).

All routes include tours out of Ojai, past Casitas Lake and up over the double Casitas Pass, a fast ride down the other side into Carpinteria and back down the coast to Ventura. Post race BBQ included! More information at www.ojaivalleycentury.org.

2018 805 Thousand Oaks Grand Prix Bicycle Race on July 7 & 8, 2018

On July 7 & 8, 2018, the 805 Criterium Series will bring back the high-speed excitement of road bicycle racing to the streets of Thousand Oaks. The racing will be particularly exciting as it is two days this year, with a Circuit Race on Saturday and a Criterium on Sunday, looking to draw the best racers from all over California and beyond.

There are the showcase Pro Men and Women races, four amateur category races, four Master’s races with some of the best racers in the United States and in the criterium, five separate Juniors categories. We also have free Kids Races on Sunday at 12:25 p.m., so if you have children, please have them participate! Spectating for all events is entirely free! The 805 Thousand Oaks Grand Prix is fundraising for local charity the Michael P. Nosco Foundation, so please help support this worthy charity.

The 805 Thousand Oaks Grand Prix Circuit Race with a purse of $4,000 is on a two-mile course with a nice uphill grind on Conejo Center to the finish line and also features a false flat section on Rancho Conejo up to Lawrence Drive. The Criterium is held on a challenging 1.2 mile, three-turn course certain to be prized by racers and spectators alike for excitement and thrills as racers go all out in the uphill finish to claim their share of the $6,000 purse or one of the many exciting primes. The Race offers equal prize money for men and women in the Elite Championship races. The race flyer is here: http://bit.ly/805ThousandOaksGP-Flyer

The start-finish line is near the corner of Conejo Spectrum and Conejo Center Drive. There is parking at the Anthem lot at the corner of Lawrence Drive and Conejo Center and on Saturday parking will be available along Conejo Spectrum. Saturday the racing starts at 9:00 a.m. with the Women’s Pro Race at 3 p.m. and the Men’s Pro Race at 4 p.m. On Sunday the racing starts at 7:00 a.m. with the premier events, the Women’s and Men’s Elite races starting at 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., respectively. See the race flyer for full details and times. Registration is available online and on race day up to 15 minutes before each race. The Kids’ Race starts at 12:25 p.m. but get there by 11:30 a.m. to sign up and get ready. You can sign up for the Kids Race here: http://bit.ly/KidsRaceThousandOaksGP-2018

In addition to the racing action, there is an Expo with fun activities and vendors, such as booths by cycling-related and other local companies, and a beer and wine garden provided by sponsors Sierra Nevada and the Stonehaus from which all proceeds will benefit the Nosco Foundation. A great day for the whole family! A race like this cannot happen without volunteers, so please volunteer TODAY to help at http://bit.ly/805ToGP_Volunteer_SignUp

We thank our many sponsors for making the event possible: Bonk Breaker, The Halpern Law Firm, RLH Equity Partners, Serious Cycling, Apex Law APC, Domaine LA, Win’s Wheels, Silver Star Mercedes-Benz, Velo Fix, Atom Composites, Isagenix, SG Productions, Topical Edge, Sierra Nevada and the Stonehaus. The City of Thousand Oaks is a great partner in promoting cycling and we thank them for their support.

More information about the race can be found at www.805toGP.bike and www.805CritSeries.bike or you can contact Co-Race Director Tom FitzGibbon at tfitz1@me.com.

SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk in Newbury Park on July 21, 2018

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The inaugural SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk is a one-day cycling event designed to appeal to every level of cyclist and supporter of The ALS Association. We offer a 40-mile Challenge route, a 25-mile route, and a 5 or 10-mile family fun route. We also have a short walk/run around Dos Vientos Park for any non-cyclists! Date of event is July 21, 2018.

Every participant can count on support from start to finish with rest stops, SAG (support and gear) vehicles, and route monitors. Upon completing the tour, riders are welcomed back by cheering crowds and finish line festivities that include live entertainment, a delicious BBQ lunch, and more! Registration is now open at www.socalride.org

Location: Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320 USA

2nd Annual Camarillo Rotary "Biking, Brews & BBQ" on Saturday, September 12th

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Join the fun at the 2nd annual Camarillo Rotary “Biking, Brews & BBQ“ on September 12.  There are courses for all levels: 20, 56 and 100 miles.  Starting at Freedom Park near Camarillo Airport, the event is open to individuals, families and teams with rest stops and full SAG support.  The post-event celebration dinner will feature local micro-brews a nd a BBQ.  Proceeds support local charities through the Camarillo Rotary Foundation.  For more information and to register, visit www.active.com or www.camarillorotaryridingforserviceaboveself.com.

Rotary International is a volunteer service organization of business and professional leaders.  Rotarians volunteer locally and internationally to alleviate hunger, improve health, provide education, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self”.  Camarillo has two Rotary clubs that meet Wednesday noon 

2015 Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride in Westlake Village on Saturday, March 28th

Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge, a 501(c)3 in partnership with the Military and VA Volunteer Service Office to benefit mental and physical rehabilitation programs for our country’s wounded veterans and healing heroes that features cycling as the core activity.

In its 4th year for Ride 2 Recovery, the Honor Ride on Saturday, March 28, 2015. This year there will be two separate rides running concurrently from 2815 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village:

Nicknamed the Circle of Death, the 1st Annual Bear Claw (7 Canyon Climb) will see the riders travel up and down 103 miles clockwise through the beautiful, scenic Santa Monica Mountains. By the time the riders finish, they will have ascended 12,000 ft. over some of the toughest, steepest, and most infamous climbs. The 7 devils include the Decker PCH, Little Sycamore, Deer Creek, Potrero, Hidden Valley, Westlake Decker and Latigo. 

Formerly the Honor Ride Agoura Hills, The Honor Ride Los Angeles will be a beautiful ride through Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks with rest stops and lunch post-race.  Bring family and friends out for this 25 mile ride on bike-friendly streets. There will also be an intermediate 55 mile route.

Learn more and register at www.ride2recovery.com/honorRide.php.