ADVENTURE WITH A POSITIVE MISSION
The OJAI MOTORCYCLE CLUB is an AMA (American Motorcycle Association) Chartered Recreational Riding Club – #3386475
The OJAI MC is part of OJAI ADVENTURE CLUB, and operates as a “dba” under the umbrella of a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization.
We are supported by membership dues, donations, sponsorships and other socially-conscious fundraising events.
We provide Guided Adventure Motorcycle Excursions that benefit the surrounding human population, wildlife conservation & habitat preservation.
What Do We Believe In?
Our Goal is to Improve the Health & Wellbeing of the Surrounding Population
of Humans, Animals and Plants
Our Purpose is to Enhance the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
by providing opportunities for:
– Adventure (Excitement)
– Service (Satisfaction)
– Education (Enlightenment)
To promote, protect and maintain access into the backcountry through the safe,
responsible and respectful use of existing roads & trails on public lands, as well as on privately owned property.
BACKCOUNTRY ACCESS, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, HABITAT PRESERVATION
Without the picturesque wildlife and terrain found along the backcountry trails, the Ojai Motorcycle Club (MC) would have to stick to riding along the highway roads. While spending hours conquering the wide roads in California is still plenty enjoyable, highway riding simply does not boast the same views and excitement as immersion into the natural environment.
Through collaboration with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Ojai MC helps repair and maintain the backcountry roads and trails that belong to more than just two or four-wheel drivers.
The fragile Ojai backcountry is home to California black bears, badgers, coyotes, cougars, bobcats, and raccoons. Preserving their natural habitat is top-of-mind for members of the Ojai MC. While we may look tough, we deeply appreciate the wildlife that calls the backcountry and surrounding forest areas “home”.
By following the guidelines for the safe and appropriate mechanized access to the backcountry, the Ojai MC preserves the natural areas that its members visit. Specifically, the Los Padres and Sequoia National Forests and the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
When it comes to reaching the destination, we follow the rule, “leave the place better than you found it”. This means taking the time to collect some trash that was left behind by others, resisting any activities that could damage the area and staying on the trails designated for recreation.
Through member orientation, for riders and drivers, and ongoing education, we seek to increase overall awareness of the environment. All members of the Ojai MC grasp the importance of respecting our environment. This respect toward the environment greatly improves the quality of experience for members while gaining the respect of those who are not in a motorcycle club.
Upon applying to become a member of the Ojai MC, applicants must acknowledge their responsibility toward maintaining and improving the Wildland Urban Interface.
JOIN US FOR A MONTHLY “ADOPT-A -HIGHWAY” CLEAN UP DAY
2021 DATES: August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8
We meet at 9:30am in Ojai at the Shell Gas Station on Hwy 33, across from VONS. There is an orientation and safety briefing, before we proceed together to our designated stretch of Route 33, where the Ojai Motorcycle Club is responsible for trash pick-up along both sides of the road from Post Mile Marker 13.35 to 15.44. It’s always quite a jolly affair and really quite satisfying to know that we are making an effective contribution to the upkeep of the Club’s most favorite road that takes us towards the Los Padres National Forest, the Cuyama Valley, Carrizo Plain and the Mt.Pinos Forest Ranger District around Frazier Peak. Depending on how many of us show up, we are usually done and ready for some riding by lunch-time. Hi-Viz vests, gloves and trash grabbers are available to anyone who wants to participate.
Next time you’re on that road, pay attention to the road signs and you will see our Caltrans sign with the Ojai MC logo that even reflects in the dark. Not only does this effort contribute to good Public Relations but it also provides our Club Members with a valuable sense of pride and satisfaction that comes from taking care of the highway, so close to our home base of Ojai in Ventura County.
If you are interested in joining us on one of the monthly Saturday morning Clean-up Days, please click on the link below and RSVP,
so we know what to expect and how much equipment to make available.