CANCELLED- Sun 03/29/20: OMC Monthly Ride – Ojai to Carpinteria

Join us for a scenic ride up to historic Ojai and on to refreshing Carpinteria.

Starting point: 9:30 am

RIDE LENGTH: ~62 miles for ~1 hour and 40 minutes

Starting point will be at the Moorpark Starbucks (561 New Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark 93021). Take the 5 (N) to the 118 (W), exiting Los Angeles Avenue. Starbucks will be in a small shopping mall on the right, just toward the end of the slight sweep in the road before Spring Street. About a mile after exiting the freeway. There’s a Chevron on the corner of Los Angeles Avenue and Spring Road for anyone needing to fill up and ready for the ride.


From there we’ll head back onto Los Angeles Avenue (R) to Spring Road (R) to Walnut Canyon Road/23 (R) through some nice twisties and scenery to the 126 (L) in Fillmore. From there we’ll continue heading west on the 126, exiting at 10th Street/Santa Paula 150 (R). Staying on 10th Street for about 2 miles, then staying to the right at the Y for the 150 toward Santa Paula. We’ll stop in Ojai at the Chevron Station (360 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai) for gas and nature calls.

RIDE LENGTH: ~37 miles, ~57 minutes

We’ll continue heading on the 150 (W) past Lake Casitas to the 101 (N) to Carpinteria. Taking Exit 88 at Padaro Lane (L), over the freeway to Santa Clause lane (L) for lunch at Padaro Beach Grill (3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013) on the right.

RIDE LENGTH: ~25 miles, ~36 minutes

Oedipus has a long and proud tradition of encouraging guests to join us on our rides. We don’t want to decline any rider who chooses to attend, but we have certain minimum expectations that we insist on – basically, a fully legal rider on a road-ready bike.

If you would like to ride with us, our requirements are the same as the state of California’s: 1) valid Class CM1 license; 2) current registration on your bike; 3) at least the legal minimum of insurance.

We also request that your bike be in good mechanical condition (good tires, no leaks, lights working, etc.). If you or your bike have an issue that would be noticed by a police officer in a traffic stop, we’ll probably notice it, too.
While we have no formal requirements on the subjective issue of gear, we strongly encourage both members and guests to dress appropriately. Full leathers might not be your thing, but road rash probably isn’t, either. If you have any questions or would like a recommendation on attire, please ask any member – several of us are enthusiastic experts on the topic of gear.
If you are a guest who has not ridden with us before, please review this 10-minute MSF Riding Safety Video . The first five minutes are the basics on bike maintenance and ride preparation, but please be sure to view from 4:55 to the end for information on group ride procedure and etiquette. We generally follow these principles, to ensure a safe and entertaining ride for everybody.

Our rides are neither a parade nor a sprint, all riders should proceed at their own pace. We tend to split into two or three organically pace-based groups, so there is no reason or need to race to keep up, please do not do so. The ride leader will stop at all direction decision points to allow the group to re-form. Please show the same courtesy and respect to other members on the ride – and other users of the road – that you would like to receive yourself.

Eric Gilfand

Oedipus Regent 2020

Oedipus Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles is a riding club that caters to Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender bikers, although everyone is welcome on our rides. We host monthly rides which are free to guests.

Membership in the Oedipus Meetup Group is separate and apart from membership in the Oedipus Motorcycle Club itself. If you are interested in joining the Club, please speak to any club member.

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