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Memorial Day Rememberence Events in Ventura County

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Memorial Day Weekend is here! This unofficial start of summer means plenty of opportunities to spend time with family and friends, grill up some delicious food, enjoy outdoor recreation, and attend fun community events. At the same time, it is important to remember the real reason why we celebrate Memorial Day….to honor those brave men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces. We need to remember and celebrate our veterans who sacrificed so much to protect the freedoms that we hold dear in the United States.  



Memorial Day Celebration

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Port Hueneme City Hall (250 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme)

Join the City of Port Hueneme and the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum for their 2017 Memorial Day Celebration. The ceremony will feature many great guest speakers. The keynote speaker is Captain Chris D. Janke (Commanding Officer Naval Base Ventura County). Other speakers include retired US Navy combat aviator Captain Bill Hodge, Ventura County Supervisor Kelly Long, and Oxnard Harbor District Board Secretary Jess Herrera.  


Memorial Day Hike

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Ventura River Preserve (370 Baldwin Road, Ojai)

Cost: $25 per adult | $20 per senior | $15 per student (ages 13-18) | Free children 12 and under

Learn more about the plant habitats native to our area during this 5 mile hike around the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ventura River Preserve. In honor of the holiday, lunch will be spend as a time to discuss and reflect on the importance of Memorial Day. Please meet at the Maricopa Plaza parking lot at 9:00 am to carpool.



The Blake Mashburn Group extends a sincere THANK YOU to all veterans and active service members! We wish everyone a Happy & Safe Memorial Day!  

Get Ready for the City of Ventura Bike to Work Week 2017!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

May is Bike to Work Month! Biking as a means of transportation helps promote healthy living and protects the environment that we hold so dear here in Ventura. The city of Ventura is dedicated to providing its citizens with excellent bike routes throughout town and encourages all in the community to get their bikes (and helmets!) ready to ride to work every day this month!



Do not miss out on all the activities planned for the City of Ventura Bike to Work Week 2017 taking place May 15th through May 19th! Fill out the Pledge to bike to work or school during this week and be entered to win some great prizes from the Ventura County Transportation Commission.


Monday, May 15th | Bike ‘n’ Ride with Ventura County Fire Department

Take a fun 10-mile recreational Monday morning bike ride with the VCFD. The ride will kick off at 9:00 am from Giant Bicycle (3587 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park) and end at the VCFD Lake Sherwood Fire Station (33 Lake Sherwood Drive). Stick around for the unveiling of Ventura County’s first public bicycle repair stand at 10:00 am. This repair station is the first of 16 planned for around the county. Register for this fun, FREE event HERE!


Tuesday, May 16th | Bike Train

Join the Bike Train from Ventura’s East End to Downtown. Click HERE for a map of the route.


Wednesday, May 17th | Bike Maintenance Luncheon Class

Head down to City Hall to learn more from BikeVentura about how to properly maintain your bicycle. The class begins at noon in the Santa Cruz Conference Room.


Thursday, May 18th | City of Ventura Bicycle “Pit Stop”

On your way to work, swing by the corner of California and Santa Clara Streets for a morning of bike fun. Enjoy refreshments, bicycle information and tune ups, and a raffle between 6:00 am and 9:00 am.


Friday, May 19th | Celebratory Bike Ride

Join BikeVentura as we end a successful 2017 Bike to Work Week as a community.

Have fun exploring Ventura on two wheels and getting active during the beautiful month of May!

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