Bike to the San Buenaventura State Beach

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Join the HDC! Ride to the Beach for a Bar-B-Q

The High Desert Cyclists and Friends are riding to San Buenaventura Beach on July 21st, 2012. There will be SAG support to help riders. Bring supplies to fix a flat, and food/money for the ride. Each rider is responsible for their own arrangements to return themselves and their bikes back to the Antelope Valley. Work with your fellow riders, club members or family to get a ride, preposition a car or get picked-up. Expect the ride to break into groups of similarly paced riders. Riders will not be left alone. There are three possible rides, based on your preference.

Beach Ride Photo 1

Getting ready to ride to the beach

Three Possible Rides

  • Start at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale (30th Street West and Rancho Vista). Ride leaves at 6:30 AM – about 80 miles. This group will ride to the Wal-Mart in Santa Clarita to meet up with the second group, then on to Ventura. There will be someone to deliver your clothes bag or chair to the beach.
  • Ride 45 miles from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Santa Clarita (located at Copperhill and Newhall Ranch Road). Ride will leave at 8:00 AM. Will not wait for the Palmdale riders. There will be someone to deliver items/chair to the beach.
  • Third choice is ride from San Buenaventura State Park Beach to Ojai and return on the bike path. This ride is approximately 35 miles and leaves the parking lot at 8:30 AM. This scenic ride should return to SanBuenaventura about 11:00 AM. No SAG for this ride.
  • Another alternative ride is an easy, flat ride along the beach bike paths.
Beach Ride Photo 2

Riding the Ojai Bike Trail

The groups from Palmdale and Santa Clarita should arrive at the State Beach around 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

Parking fee per car is $10. The address for San Buenaventura State Beach Park is 1200 Harbor Blvd., Ventura CA 93001. Drive to the far end of the parking lot and look for the Macdonald’s motor home. Ojai ride leaves from here.

“To arrange transportation back to the Antelope Valley from Ventura, in the week before the ride make sure to post a ride request on our High Desert Cyclists Facebook page at


Bar-B-Que Lunch

The after ride B-B-Q is free to all members. We encourage riders to become members. For $20 single or $25 family the B-B-Q and refreshments are included with the membership. Sign-up for membership after the ride. Friends picking up riders or extra family members can bring a side dish or dessert or pay $5 for the lunch. Lunch will be served at noon and includes; hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausages, potato salad and baked beans and refreshments. Bring a folding chair.

RSVP Please let us know what route your planning to ride and how many for lunch by Tuesday July 17th.

RSVP rides to Kevin Walsh

RSVP for lunch to Elaine Macdonald or 661-946-1976


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