It's that time of the year where I remind everyone that our reaction
time needs to
be at 110% during our rides. So for the safety of the entire
group we don't allow
alcoholic drinks and other kinds of DUI substances during our ride.
I want all of
you to be able to go home after our ride. Thank you.
May is a busy and fun month for us as we have 3 rides planned but
important ride to me is the annual Ride For Kids because WE HELP KIDS
~PLEASE JOIN ME ON THIS RIDE~
On May 5th we have
a very important ride to Torrance for the annual
Ride For Kids.
It's a fundraiser ride that helps kids with brain tumors
so I hope you can make this ride.
This is such an
important ride that whatever funds we raise and donate,
Motorsports owner Craig Adams will MATCH OUR AMOUNT
up to $5,000 so
please let me know by April 29th how much you are donating.
your friends donate too and write out a check please have them make
the check to RIDE FOR KIDS. If you can't make the ride but still want
donate I will make arrangements to meet up with you.
I hope you are able to make this ride and help me help these kids live
The organization will provide pastries and coffee for us
in the morning and when
we come back from the police-escorted ride
through the beach towns they will
have a sandwich lunch ready for us.
It is best to pre-register online at Ride 4 Kids
and for the CLUB name please put Cal Coast Riders
and for the DEALER
name please put Cal Coast
I've been going to this life-saving fundraiser ride for 3 decades and
every time I go I hope to see all the kids there from the previous
Sometimes I don't see them ever again. I remember in 2006 a
darling little 6 year old girl named Marisa made
her debut on stage and got to
ride in a sidecar for her first time.
And just last year she
graduated from Junior High.
Sadly she passed away in March 2013
and we won't see her anymore.
But because of riders like us
raising money she was able to live a couple of extra years.
Visit her memorial
The meet-up info for this
ride can be found on our Ride Calendar.
~2006- Marisa during her first Ride For Kids sidecar ride~
~2012-Marisa at graduation~
CLUB VICE PRESIDENT Our
Vice President Rick Bell retired in April and is moving to Oregon
and we wish him the best. So we have an opening for VP and like
position as President it is on a volunteer basis and I do it for the
motorcycling. The VP would make sure that everyone will sign the
waiver form, a glance at the bikes for anything unsafe (balding tires,
frayed cables, etc.) take my place if I am unable to make a ride
of sickness, and other little but important duties. If this is
sounds interesting to you please contact me.
10 YEAR CELEBRATION On Sunday May 19th we will celebrate 10 years
Riders Club with our active Members.
There will be a short
rice and then arrive at Ron Dumont's
house in Porter Ranch at 1 for a
The Club will provide the food and drinks but if you
like bringing a side dish or dessert feel free but you don't have to.
But desserts would make us happier! So if you've been an
Member by going on at least one ride with us please
join us on this day. Check back on our Ride Calendar when the
final details will be posted.
IF YOU ARE GOING please contact me so we will know how much food to
MAY RIDE In addition to our annual Ride For Kids in May
we also have a ride planned to Pozo Saloon in SLO County. May 11 SATURDAY-
Pozo Saloon and Hwy 58.
Starting point- Ojai at Full of Beans Ventura Ave. Meet at
8 and depart at 9.
Counterclockwise route consisting of 330
in 8.5 hours including all planned stops.
Ride the woopty doos
across the San Andreas Fault Plains on hwy 58!!!
Make sure to bring some water, either
bottles or in a Camelback type of device.
PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU'RE GOING ON THIS RIDE or post it on
route. Download Zumo route.
APRIL RIDE This
ride was postponed 1 week because of wet weather and we had a great
turnout on both days.
The poppies weren't out yet because of the lack of rain but we still
had a good time and a good lunch
at Scramblez in Leona Valley. Jeff Goldstein did a very good job
of leading us that day.
Here is Jeff Rotter's video.
Here is a photo of us meeting up at Full Of Beans in Ojai.
Please check out the 2013 Ride Calendar
and stop by ourClassifiedspage, send me any
you would like listed.
XL T-SHIRT ORDER We
have sold out of our $15 XL shirts again so I will put in a new order
later this year just for
XLs since we still have the other
sizes. If you want an XL shirt email
me know how
many you want
and what color. The Lightening Ridge in Ventura does our shirts
order is 24 shirts so I need requests for at least 12
shirts. So far I have an order for 4 shirts.
Shirts are $15 and come in blue or black with our logo on the back. Please let me know
which size you would like so I can bring it on our
AN AFFORDABLE GPS
our 49 ride we found out that Richard Gomes
had a non-Zumo Garmin GPS that he downloaded our 3 day routes to and it
was less than $200. So if you are looking for an alternative to
the $600 + Zumos you might want to get the Garmin
nuvi 755T (765T has Bluetooth). You can make your own routes
using Mapsource and download it to the nuvi. You can also
download our routes to it so you can see where we are going as your
ride with us. It is has the speed limit signs for most roads so
you will know what the speed limit is and why I am doing the speed that
I am doing. You can use this in any car as well. Click
here for the nuvi 755T and here is the cradle
to mount on your bike. If you run across a better price on the
nuvi please let me know so I can pass it on. These items will not
be around forever so don't hesitate.
Check out our Zumo page that has
some routes made by Cal Coast Riders.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Looking
for the best price on MC gear? Get it at Cal Coast Motorsports!
Owner Craig Adams wants you to know "our
everyday pricing on Shoei helmets is
better than most online
sites. Also, we will match any online prices on equal terms
current merchandise. Simply print out the offer or bring it in on
We ask that everyone keep their business local and
support the Cal Coast as we support them."
I have mentioned many times before how important it is to support Cal
Coast Motorsports because
you will keep your money local, keep local
employees employed and have Cal Coast Motorsports
here when you need
them. So this personal message from Craig should answer any
have about price matching.
Did you know that some of our members have their own web site?
Just go to our main page, navigate to
the left column and look under "Members'
you will never
need to call a tow truck for your bike but if you do we have some
options to add to your cell phone. The following info can
be found on our Towing
Cycle Rescue in
Ventura County. Paul has
a trailer made for MCs and he knows what he's doing.
A member suggested that if you break down far from
home it might be cheaper to rent a u-haul truck
with a trailer and tow
your bike to wherever you need to go instead of paying a towing company
per mile rate. I think this is a great suggestion and I
hope I remember this if I am ever in that situation.