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Ojai Bike Trip and Camping November 14 and 15

Bike ride on the Ojai Valley Trail on Saturday, November 14 and camp at a group campground on November 14, and return to Santa Barbara on Sunday, November 15.

Logistics

Departing at 9 am on Saturday, November 14 from First United Methodist Church. We will drive to Foster Park in Ventura (address 438 Casitas Vista Road, off of Hwy 33, self-parking $4 per car). We will bike to Ojai along the Ojai Valley Trail and return by the same route (16 miles round trip).

BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH to eat on the ride.

After the ride from Foster Park, we will drive to the Holiday Group Campground (directions: From Vons in Ojai, drive north on Hwy 33. Go about 9 miles. Drive through three tunnels and pass Wheeler Gorge Campground. In 1 mile, Holiday Group Campground is on right side of Hwy 33 (turnout is not well marked)). An Adventure Pass is not required.

The Holiday Group Campground has a very large BBQ grill suitable for charcoal and a large wood serving table. There is an outhouse but NO WATER. There are several picnic tables spread through site, but we suggest bringing portable shade and folding chairs. There are ample tent sites. We will depart the morning of November 15.

Cost

$15 per person.

Preparation

Each scout and adult will need a helmet and a bicycle suitable for a long ride. Road bikes and mountain bikes are acceptable, but BMX and similar dirt bikes are not. All bikes should be in good condition and tires should be properly inflated. We will have a MANDATORY bike inspection at a meeting prior to the trip.

For the camp out, each scout should be prepared for hot and cold weather. Bring a hat and sunscreen, and bring warm clothes, a warm sleeping bag (20-40 degrees) and rain-gear. The troop will supply tents.

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