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