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Joy in the Purest Sense: Ventura’s Cycling Superfan, Lorelle Dawes

by Visit Ventura The biggest professional cycling race in America is coming to town on May 16th, and when it does, one of the biggest cycling fans in Ventura will absorb every colorful, lung-searing second. “I love that teams come from all around the world,” says Lorelle Dawes, who, along with being an unabashed cycling […]

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A Wheel Fun P.E. Class

by Visit Ventura The Amgen Tour of California is coming to Ventura (May 16th), a nearly 800-mile testament to human perseverance. But perseverance takes many forms. Eight years in the making, a sixth-grade bicycle education program (entirely grant funded) in the Ventura Unified School District kicked off in April. The aim is as important as […]

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Best Places in Ventura to Watch the Amgen Tour of California on May 16th

by Visit Ventura Image provided by Felix Cortez America’s biggest professional cycling race is coming to Ventura on May 16th; a rare chance to see world-class cycling live. The women will ride a looped course that starts (12:10 pm) and finishes (roughly 2:50 pm) at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The men will race down from […]

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Why You Should Spoil your Mom with a Ventura Mother’s Day

by Visit Ventura Mothers are the ones who never stop caring. Mothers give to others. Forget the list; it’s ridiculous. There is something in their heart, some glorious alchemy that sees them offer Kleenex to a stranger, and makes them want to hold a crying child. Actually, the child doesn’t even have to be crying. […]

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Everything 2019 Amgen Tour of California at Your Fingertips

by Visit Ventura Featured image provided by Felix Cortez What is the Amgen Tour of California? The Amgen Tour of California is America’s largest road cycling race; many of the world’s top professional cycling teams compete along a demanding course that traverses the state. The course changes from year to year. It’s now in its […]

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How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Ventura

by Visit Ventura On Cinco de Mayo we will celebrate one small facet of Mexico’s rich heritage, and that heritage is alive and well in Ventura, as it should be. Reminders are everywhere in Ventura. In the stately Olivas Adobe, the expansive adobe home and courtyard built between 1847 and 1849 by wealthy Raymundo Olivas […]

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Majestic Channel Islands

by Ken McAlpine Serves as an unimaginable escape from the reality of daily life. The five islands that comprise Channel Islands National Park — Santa Rosa, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Anacapa — have been described as the Galapagos of North America, but definitions are boxes, and boxes are restrictive. How can you […]

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What is Ventura’s Chinese Fire Company?

by Visit Ventura (and thank you, all first responders) Ventura takes pride in its diversity. Our residents represent myriad cultures, and they’re deeply proud of their heritage. Many have been here for generations, building our town into the rich kaleidoscope we know and love. Now and again we’ll highlight a piece of Ventura’s multicultural story. […]

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5 Ways to Vacay Seaside

by Ventura Harbor Village Images provided by Ventura Harbor Village Hop on the road for a Spring Break seaside in Ventura Harbor Village that’ll make your travel easy and fun. Find refreshing vacay activities for a variety of ages and interests. Ventura Harbor will capture your heart with delicious dining, classic seafood dishes, spectacular views, […]

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