Cool Breeze Century 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM (PDT)
A route for every rider! And don’t forget the popsicles – a Cool Breeze favorite!
· Mini-Metric – a flat 38 mile coastal up and back route.
· Metric - about 60 miles with just under 1500 feet of climb.
· Century - 102 miles with about 4000 feet of climb a moderately challenging route, excellent for first-time Century riders.
· Double-Metric a challenging 124 mile ride with about 5600 feet of climb.
RIDE START & FINISH
The ride starts and finishes at the Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center located at 255 W. Stanley Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001. Take HWY 101 to HWY 33 toward Ojai. Take the first exit, Stanley Ave., turning right onto Stanley and the first left into the VUSD facility. (Surface street route: Main Street north on Ventura Avenue, west on Stanley Ave. VUSD is on your right just before the freeway entrance.)
We ride - rain or shine, flood or fire. No refunds. Helmets are required. This ride is conducted on public roads, some of which experience heavy traffic. Riders must obey all traffic laws.
YOU ARE URGED TO BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL ON STATE HIGHWAYS WHICH ARE VIGILANTLY MONITORED DURING EVENTS.
About 900 spaces are available at VUSD. You may be directed to overflow parking areas as needed.
Carpooling and biking to the facility is encouraged. If biking, use Main Street to Ventura Avenue to Stanley. If using the Ojai bike path, VUSD is right on the bike path near Stanley, just a little over a mile from Main Street.
SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST
Lucchese Deli & Catering will have coffee and continental breakfast foods for sale from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Breakfast is not included with registration.
Registration will open on Friday evening from about 6:00 p.m. to about 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday Morning from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Check in at the same place after the ride for your patch and After-Ride Meal.
Double Metric riders will be given check-in priority between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, by being bumped to the head of the lines.
Substitute riders must have confirmation of original registration and check-in under the name of the original registered rider. Notify the registrar that you are a substitute rider.
MINORS must have parental consent to participate and the parent must sign the Waiver at check-in. Notify the registrar that you are a minor. If the parent is not riding with the minor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
DOUBLE METRIC RIDERS ONLY
If you do not arrive at the lunch stop at the school by 3:00 p.m., you are encouraged to use the Century route to complete your ride in order to make other rest stops and the after ride meal.
Each rest stop will have the usual, high quality fare, with lunch at the half-way point on the longer rides; all included in your registration. And water… plenty of water!
FIRST CENTURY RIDERS
We think those of you riding your first Century with us are special. When you check in for your patch, let us know you have completed your first century!
THE AFTER RIDE MEAL
The After-Ride Meal will be a full Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip/Chicken with all the trimmings. This meal will be catered by Lucchese Deli & Catering and is included in your registration. Additional meals for your family and friends are available at $20 per person. THIS IS A SCHOOL FACILITY. NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON THIS SITE.
AFTER-RIDE SHOWERS AVAILABLE!
Bring your own towels, soap, etc.
WHERE TO STAY & WHAT TO DO
Visit the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau website “Where to Stay” for hotel, motel and camp site information. Bringing non-riders along? Click on “What to Do.”
Net proceeds from the Cool Breeze Century benefit the foundation accounts of its non-profit organizers, the Channel Islands Bike Club and the Kiwanis Club of Ventura.
Kiwanis is a 501 (c) 3 and CIBC is a 501 (c) 4 organization. Proceeds from the Cool Breeze are split equally between the two organizations. Each organization spends its funds and donates to charitable causes in accordance with its respective mission. The value of this ride is the same as its price.
CIBC: The Channel Islands Bike Club annually donates $1 to the League of American Bicyclists and $1 to the California Bicycle Coalition for each Cool Breeze rider. Additionally, CIBC offers grants to non-profit endeavors which promote bicycling as a means of recreation, transportation, health or sport. Visit www.cibike.org for more information.
Kiwanis: Focusing service efforts to benefit youth and vulnerable adults, the Ventura Kiwanis Club returns thousands of dollars and volunteer hours to its community each year. Interested in joining a service club? This is the best in Ventura! Visit www.venturakiwanis.org to learn more.
The Channel Islands Bike Club and Ventura Kiwanis
thank you for supporting their youth and community programs!
For information about Ventura Kiwanis, visit www.venturakiwanis.org
The Channel Islands Bicycle Club (CIBC), is a non-profit, recreational organization for beginning and experienced road cyclist. CIBC provides enjoyable and safe recreational bicycle riding and related activities in and around Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties.
Each year, CIBC partners with Kiwanis Club of Ventura, a division of Kiwanis International, to host the Cool Breeze Century bike ride, the proceeds of which are donated to local organizations in Ventura County. Kiwanis Club of Ventura invites you to visit our website or connect with us on Facebook.
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