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Women's Ride: PAA WoW Monthly Ride - Ventura to Ojai

When:
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Where:
Park on San Pedro Street
(Between San Buenaventura State Beach and Marriott Hotel)
700 San Pedro Street
Ventura, CA  93001
Additional Info:
Category:
WoW
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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Join us for our women's-only April WoW (Women on Wheels) ride from Ventura to Ojai on Sunday, April 24. This ride starts in the beach town of Ventura and heads inland along parts of the original Southern Pacific Railroad path to the quaint town of Ojai, where we will enjoy a yummy coffee and a snack.


Our adventure begins with an easy drive to Ventura. We will park along San Pedro street next to San Buenaventura State Beach and suit up for a 9 a.m. roll time. The first three miles take us North along the ocean’s edge on the Coastal Bikeway. The next few miles of trail lead inland and connect with the Ojai-Ventura Bike Path. We follow this flat and meandering bike path (never over 2% grade) until we reach Foster park (approx. 9 miles from the beginning). At Foster Park, we ditch the bike path and head North to Santa Ana Road for some nice rolling hills. After 9 more miles, we’ll ride into the town of Ojai for a terrific meal at Ojai Coffee Roasters. Our descent to Ventura will be on the Ojai Ventura Bike Trail. 


After returning to Ventura, if you are not in a big hurry to get back to Pasadena, there are plenty of fun things to do…browsing on Main Street, chilling on the beach/boardwalk, biking further up the coast for some very scenic views, etc.  


ROUTE LENGTH, ELEVATION AND STRAVA LINK:
The route starts and ends at the San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura. https://www.strava.com/routes/2933888138189648832 36.9 miles and 997 ft. Thank you to Debbie Mitchell for the route.


PARKING WITH GOOGLE MAP LINK:

There's free parking on San Pedro Street (Do not park in the Marriott Hotel Parking Lot). https://goo.gl/maps/KKQYV5wDCrLFbVrUA


PRE-RIDE MEETING:

We will be having a quick pre-ride meeting at 9 a.m. at San Buenaventura State Beach Sign (corner of San Pedro & E Harbor Blvd). The drive from Pasadena to Ventura is about 1.5 hours, plan accordingly for parking and getting ready.
We will discuss rules of the road, hand signals, the route and hopefully get a group photo. We ask that everyone registered please attend.

GROUPS:

We will be splitting into two groups: Group A (Fast) 15-16 mph average and Group B (Less fast) 12-13 mph. 
Please RSVP with which group you'd like to join

This is a No-Drop ride - we will have ride sweeps for each group.


RIDE LEADERS:

Group A (Fast): TBD

Group B (Less Fast): TBD


Things to remember…

- Women's Only Ride

- You must RSVP for the ride

- Wear your PAA kit (not required)

- Make sure to leave plenty of time to find parking and get yourself ready 

- Bring food, water, flat kit and a spare tube

- Feel free to bring a guest (they must register prior to the ride). You are responsible for the safety of your guest


**Please remember: ride leaders, sweeps and all our women who help, are all volunteers who have spent time and energy creating and pre-riding each specific route to ensure safety and fun for the whole group.  Our average speeds are determined prior to each ride to make sure each group stays together -- this isn't a race, it's a social ride.  If you feel the pace is too slow for you, feel free to ride ahead.  We ask you to be mindful of the whole group and respect the leader's decision on the pre-determined route and speed.