Biking in Ojai2018-05-01T01:51:02-07:00

Ojai Bikes & Bike Culture

Taken from The Ojai Century. To see the orignal post, click here.
the bike trail accommodates ojai bikesOjai is a Shangri-La nestled below the stunning mountain views of the Los Padres National Forest. We are fortunate to have the mix of flat, coastal, mountains, beautiful country, and usually good weather all in one place. From this emerges a profound bike culture. Ojai bike culture ranges from the practical lifestyle choice afforded by the Ojai Valley Bike Path to a 7,000 foot climb up to Nordoff Peak for the 100 mile Ojai Valley Century.

The Ojai Valley Bike Path

The Ojai Valley Bike Path routes its way down to Ventura Beaches & is known for being much easier on the way out of town, than it is on the way back. The Ojai Valley Trail is a 9 mile trail that parallels Highway 33 from Foster Park on the outskirts of West Ventura, to Fox Street in Ojai. One side of the trail is paved for bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and people exercising their pets.

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Annual Bike Tours

Peloton Gravel Mob

Annual party on bikes that concludes with beer and tacos at The Mob Shop. This year’s race takes place on November 18th, 2018 and spans between thirty (30) and fifty-eight (58) miles.

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Ojai Valley Century Bike Tour

The unique Ojai brand of bike culture reaches its apex at the annual Ojai Valley Century which supports the Boy Scouts of Troops 103, 128, and 179. This tour appreciates the mix of flat, coastal, mountains, beautiful country and usually good weather all in one place.

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Bike Rentals & Tours

THE MOB SHOP: They sell and service bicycles, rent bicycles, offer bicycle tours and host cycling events. All tours includes guide(s), bike, water bottle, citrus and helmet. Some include a lot more. Check them out.

For those who want to know Ojai, this team-building tour features agricultural, artistic, culinary, cultural and historical landmarks in Ojai. Riders are guided to eight stops where they answer questions about each place. The winning group gets bragging rights!

(Co-produced with our friends at Porch Gallery)

Minimum: $170 / 2 – 6 people: $85 per person / 7 and up: $75 per person
Electric Bike + $30 per person

Includes guide(s), bike, water bottle, glassware from Porch Gallery, citrus and helmet.

This tour can accommodate large groups.

This groomed, fire road descent on the ridge between the coast and Ojai drops nearly 2000 ft over 10 miles. The views are spectacular, the terrain is manageable for almost any rider and the ride is downright fun! We’ll get you to the top and gravity will do the work on the way down!

Minimum: $170 / 2 – 6 people: $85 per person / 7 and up: $75 per person

Includes guide(s), bike, water bottle, citrus, helmet and gloves.

Engage your senses on this 7.5 to 9 mile ride through Ojai’s rural East End where you’ll enjoy the smell of local citrus orchards and the beauty of Cheif’s Peak & the Topa Topa Bluffs. We’ll take a break to enjoy an orange, pixie or tangelo and learn a bit about the history of the Ojai Valley.

Minimum: $120 / 2 – 6 people: $60 per person / 7 and up: $50 per person
Electric Bike + $30 per person

Includes guide(s), bike, water bottle, citrus and helmet.

This tour can accommodate large groups.

Road cycling in Ojai is sensational! There’s a reason the Tour of CA has passed through our valley 5 out of the 10 times it’s been run and that reason will be evident as soon as you start pedaling out of town. Our favorite road is Highway 33 and we’d love to show it to you!

Rates vary according to number riders, length of ride and level of support.

The MTB trails around Ojai are one of the best kept secrets in SoCal! From Gridley to Pratt to the Ventura River Preserve, the variety is substantial. You can experience the ride from atop one of our full-suspension or hard tail mountain bikes, or…jump on a Fat Bike for a totally new experience!

Rates vary according to number of riders, length of ride + level of support.

What the heck is all-road riding? You might know it as gravel grinding or super cross or a variety of other names. We call it all-road because the point is to ride whatever road you encounter – paved or not. It also happens to be our favorite style of riding (we host an all-road style ride each year with peloton Magazine)! Let us show you what it’s all about!

Rates vary according to number of riders, length of ride + level of support.

Find Your Perfect Bike Tour with “Trails by Potter”

All Tours include: Guides, Hybrid 24 speed bikes, helmets, gloves, water, snacks, transportation back to/from hotel or meeting site and tasting fees. Lunch offered for additional cost.

Group Size: 1 – 9 guests. Can accommodate larger groups – call for details.
Ages: 11 years old and up. Must be at least 4’10” tall.
Availability: 7 days a week, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Weather: Trails by Potter reserve the sole right to cancel the ride due to inclement weather.
Bike Rental and Pickup: Call for availability.
Pickup Only: For those who want a pickup only, the cost is $50.00 per person, 2 people minimum.
Cancellation Policy: Changes to reservation or cancellation must be made 72 hours prior to activity.

16 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail, an easy ride down to Ventura State Beach, one way.

Approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.
Includes tour and transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$115.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person – $125.00.
Note: Recommended start time: 9:30 am.

Pottery Studio closed on Tuesdays.

16 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail, an easy ride down to Ventura State Beach, one way.
Approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.
Includes transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$80.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person – $100.00.
Note: Recommended start time: 9:30 am.

32 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail down to Ventura and back up to Ojai.
Approximately 3 – 3.5 hours.
Includes transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$130.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person – $140.00.

7 – 9 miles through the Orange Groves in the East End of Ojai.
Moderate ride, includes some minor elevation changes.
Approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.
Includes transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$75.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person – $90.00.

Guests will be taken on the Orchard ride and then transported to the Ojai Olive Oil Company  for a tour and tasting.
Approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.
Includes transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$95.00 per person,up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private, 1 person, $105.00.
Now open Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

18 miles total on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail down to Foster Park and back up to Ojai.
Approximately 2+ hours.
Includes transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$80.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person – $100.00

Ride & W(h)ine Ride #1

7 – 9 miles through the Orange Groves in the East End of Ojai and then be transported to either Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room * or Topa Mountain Winery **
Approximately 2 – 2.5 hours.
Includes tasting fee and transportation to hotel or meeting site.
$105.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private, 1 person- $110.00.

* Tasting room is open daily from 12-6pm

** Winery is open Thurs-Mon. 12-7pm. Sat & Sun open 12-8pm

Ride & W(h)ine Ride #2

16 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail to Ventura State Beach, one way and then be transported to either Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room or Topa Mountain Winery
Approximately 3.5 – 4 hours.
Includes tasting fee and transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$115.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private, 1 person- $120.00.

Ride & W(h)ine Ride #3

9 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail, an easy ride down to Foster Park and then be transported to either Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room or Topa Mountain Winery
Approximately 2 – 2.5 hours.
Includes tasting fee and transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$105.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private, 1 person- $110.00.

Ride & Hot Springs Soak #1

7 – 9 miles through the Orange Groves in the East End of Ojai and
then be transported to heaven as you soak in hidden sulphur hot springs, known to the Chumash Indians.
Approximately 4 – 4.5 hours.
Includes entrance fee to hot springs and roundtrip transportation.
$137.00 per person, 2 people minimum. up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Hot springs are open 8am-8pm. Closed Tuesdays. Hot Springs reservations can only be confirmed 2 weeks prior to activity.

Ride & Hot Springs Soak #2

16 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail to Ventura State Beach, one way and
then be transported to heaven as you soak in hidden sulphur hot springs, known to the Chumash Indians.
Approximately 5 hours.
Includes entrance fee to hot springs and roundtrip transportation.
$153.00 per person, 2 people minimum, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Hot springs are open 8am-8pm. Closed Tuesdays. Hot Springs reservations can only be confirmed 2 weeks prior to activity.

The Hills of Ojai and Meditation Mount #1 (For the very fit)

Ride through the magical Orange Groves of Ojai, then bike up Thacher Rd and over to Meditation Mount, a small slice of heaven with spectacular views of the Ojai Valley.
Approximately 2.5 hours, 10—12 miles.
Meditation Mount is open Wed-Sun from 8am-sunset.
Includes roundtrip transportation.
$90.00 per person, 2 or more, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person- $110.00.

The Hills of Ojai and Meditation Mount #2 (For the very fit)

Ride through the magical Orange Groves of Ojai, then bike up Thacher Rd and over to Meditation Mount, a small slice of heaven with spectacular views of the Ojai Valley.
Then bike to either Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room or Topa Mountain Winery
Approximately 3.5 hours, 10—12 miles.
Meditation Mount is open Wed-Sun from 8am-sunset.
Includes tasting fee and roundtrip transportation.
$120.00 per person, 2 or more, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person- $130.00.

The Hills of Ojai and Meditation Mount #3 (For the very fit)

Ride through the magical Orange Groves of Ojai, then bike up Thacher Rd and over to Meditation Mount, a small slice of heaven with spectacular views of the Ojai Valley.
Then be transported to the Ojai Olive Oil Company for a tour and tasting.
Approximately 3.5 hours, 10—12 miles.
Meditation Mount is open Wed-Sun from 8am-sunset.
Includes tasting fee and roundtrip transportation.
$115.00 per person, 2 or more, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person- $120.00.

Bike and Brew #1

16 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail to Ventura State Beach, one way, followed by a visit to one of our local favorite spots for a beer.  
Approximately 3 hours.
Includes tasting fee and transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$115.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private, 1 person- $125.00.

Bike and Brew #2

7-9 miles through the Orange Groves in the East End of Ojai, followed by a visit to one of our local favorite spots for a beer.  
Approximately 2-2.5 hours.
Includes tasting fee and transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$95.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private, 1 person- $105.00.

Bike and Brew #3

9 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail, an easy ride down to Foster Park, followed by a visit to one of our local favorite spots for a beer.  
Approximately 2 hours.
Includes tasting fee and transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$105.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private, 1 person- $115.00.

Ride & Visit to Local Pottery Studio #1

7 – 9 miles through the Orange Groves in the East End of Ojai.

Moderate ride, includes some minor elevation changes.
Approximately 2 hours.
Includes tour and transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$95.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private, 1 person- $110.00.

Pottery Studio closed on Tuesdays.

Ride & Visit to Local Pottery Studio #2

16 miles on the Ojai Valley Bike Trail, an easy ride down to Ventura State Beach, one way.

Approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.
Includes tour and transportation to/from hotel or meeting site.
$115.00 per person, up to 8 people. Call for larger groups.
Private ride, 1 person – $125.00.
Note: Recommended start time: 9:30 am.

Pottery Studio closed on Tuesdays.

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The Mob Shop

The Mob Shop is a full-service bike shop located in Ojai, CA. We believe in the transformative power of the bicycle and we think everyone is a cyclist. We also host bicycle tours so if you're interested in learing more about our available Ojai Seekers Tour, click the button below.