nnnaidni 2 Reviews 4th Ojai Valley Century, this time Full Century but have also done Hammerhead. I am a mountain biker living in Ojai but dust off my old road bike once a year for the Ojai Century because its such a great local event. I’ve ridden the Century with different friends but this year on my own…but that’s just it….you’re never alone on the Ojai Century. It is a really well run event with great support all round and for a good cause. The food at the rest stops is great – especially the popsicles in Santa Paula but it was too cold for these this year! I rode the Century on my own but was able to pickup on several groups of riders throughout the day and chat. Everyone’s having a great time and there’s a real sense of accomplishment because there’s climbs, flat roads and several different scenery changes throughout. There are just the right amount of food rest stops and the sandwich lunch at Patagonia is just at the right point of the ride. Not a criticism but you have to be on your game watching out for some of the road signs. Some of the signs into Montecito and out of Ventura were easy to miss – I pretty well know the route by now but saw riders ahead of me sail by some of the signs more than once. The website was better this year than in the past, food not quite as good as I remember it but way better than you should expect for a ride! I also preferred the Mob Shop in Ojai esplanade as the start/finish line but the space at the Winery is great. Cost Very Low Registration convenience Very Easy Accommodation Convenience Very Easy to understand Website Information Very Convenient Parking Convenience Very Convenient Ride options Rides for every ability Route Sheets & markings Easy to follow without route sheets Food at rest stops & finish Gourmet food and drinks SAG Support Ham Radio, very helpful and friendly Road Quality & Scenery Spectacular roads and scenery Course Safety Safe, wide bike lanes, country roads Staff Friendliness VIP treatment – Wow! Overall Enjoyment Exceptional, this is a must ride Perks No Schwags, or perks 8 months ago Log in to Reply Reply to this review.