The Conejo Valley Cyclists (CVC) will present their annual "Cruisin’ the Conejo" fun and fitness bicycle ride on Sat., May 8. This year marks the 19th anniversary of this cycling event sponsored by the CVC. It’s their annual fundraiser for the club and charities they support.
The ride features a choice of four road courses in and around the Conejo Valley, varying from what the CVC characterizes as "easy" 21- and 34-mile cruises around Thousand Oaks to a "demanding" 100-mile classic Century. A "relatively flat" 68-mile ride and a more challenging one with significant climbing will be available.
All circuits start from the Conexant parking lot at the corner of Hillcrest and Lawrence Drive in Newbury Park (exit north off the 101 Freeway at Rancho Conejo Boulevard and follow the signs). Registration will open at 6:30 a.m., with the first riders off at 7 a.m.
Cruisin’ the Conejo is a fully supported recreational road ride with food/water/aid and rest stops at reasonable intervals and cruising SAG support wagons out on the circuits. It’s intended as a "fun ride" and not a race. Each course will be clearly marked, and route slips will be given to all riders. A barbecue lunch is included and will be held at the start/finish area at the conclusion of the rides.
CVC was formed in 1984. They welcome cyclists of all interests and experience and offer a variety of weekly rides throughout the year, from scenic tours to strenuous challenges. The group typically tours Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Newbury Park areas. Longer rides reaching into the surrounding communities are available as well.
For more information on club membership or to participate in the Cruisin’ the Conejo event, please call the CVC hotline at (805) 961-2508 or visit the Website at www.cvcbike.org.