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June Cycle California!

Road Trips: Breezy Century

By Dan Shryock

Road Trips is an ongoing series featuring upcoming road cycling events around the region.

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Wind gusts buffet us as we roll from our downtown Ventura hotel to Main St. We’re here to take a reconnaissance ride for the upcoming Cool Breeze Century. Today’s April morning air is chilly, but riders likely will welcome some wind when the aptly named event starts on a warm August day.

River Trail

We head north on the Ventura River Trail following the Cool Breeze metric century route. This car-free path is a great way to escape the city and make our way toward Ojai. The metric century is an out-and-back route in two parts, starting with a 19-mile ride up to Ojai. It’s an easy effort with modest elevation gain before returning downhill.

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