What is a hydrobike? It's a contraption unlike any other: a bicycle sits atop two ski-like rafts, allowing riders to pedal across the surface of the water. Hydrobikes places riders on hydrobikes of their own, renting out the vehicles for two-hour stretches. It's not your typical mode of transportation, and that's what makes it so fun, letting riders experience a unique take on water sports as they explore the ocean, lake, or river from a new point of view.
The stately grounds at River Ridge Golf Club are split between two distinct 18-hole courses: The Vineyard Course and The Victoria Lakes Course. Though there is a diverse arrangement of hole layouts littered throughout these sibling courses, a few design features are constants. Well-kept fairways and smooth greens of poa annua grass are always underfoot, one of the 14 water hazards is never far, and a light breeze constantly blows over the club from the Pacific, located just a few miles away.
In fact, the ocean is visible from a handful of high elevation points on the Vineyard Course. Holes three through six are "on top of the world" because they showcase panoramic ocean views and are at the highest elevation in Oxnard. Golfers also encounter water in closer proximity, as five lakes span the back nine on the Vineyard course, including the signature island green on the par-3 18th hole that usually plays into the wind or the occasional golf-ball hail storm. True to its name, the Victoria Lakes course harbors eight acres of water, as well as a stretch of difficult layouts on hole 12, 13, and 14.
In addition to adhering to golf's storied traditions, River Ridge also embraces new developments in the world of sport. Take footgolf, for instance. Started in the Netherlands in 2009, the hybrid sport combines soccer's precision kicks with golf's scoring system and challenging courses. River Ridge embraced the sport early, opening the first footgolf course in California alongside its traditional courses. In addition to attracting curious athletes, the course also earned the attention of the sport's governing body; River Ridge is an official partner of the American FootGolf League, and will host one of the league's inaugural pro-am tournaments in September 2014.
Vineyard Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 6,761 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 72 from the back tees
Course slope of 121 from the back tees
Four sets of tees per hole
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Victoria Lakes Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 7,170 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 74.6 from the back tees
Course slope of 136 from the back tees
Five sets of tees per hole
Make it a marinara night at Italian eatery Olive Garden.
Eat healthy and feel better with Olive Garden's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Olive Garden caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
The dress code at Olive Garden is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Olive Garden.
At Olive Garden, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
A typical meal at Olive Garden will set you back less than $30.
With a trip to Olive Garden, you'll get everything and more you expect out of a fantastic Italian place!
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum brings the area's rich seafaring history to life with original paintings, ship models, and intricately decorated scrimshaw. After 21 years in one spot, the museum relocated in 2012, hauling along its 2,000-strong catalogue of artifacts—including historic documents, records, and art—to its current location on Channel Islands Harbor.
Museum collections inside the new digs highlight periods and industries important to the development of the local maritime culture, reaching as far back as the Chinese Treasure Fleets that sailed the high seas in the 15th century. More modern attractions include the collection that explores whaling industry of the 18th an 19th centuries, the curious case of the La Jenelle, a ship that sunk right in the harbor in 1970 thanks to a nasty northwester.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Capoeira is truly a complete workout, you will exercise your mind, body, and soul.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
This offer only applies to our kids and teen/adult capoeira classes.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We enjoy capoeira and sharing this art form is inspiration enough.
So many people have no idea what capoeira is, we would like to change that.
What do you love most about your job?
I like the expression on a students face when they learn to do something they once thought was impossible.
Q-Club boasts a full pool hall for you and your friends (even your rivals!) to enjoy a great game in Oxnard.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this hall for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
Q-Club also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Q-Club's al fresco patio seating.
Q-Club offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
If sitting still is not your style, feel free to take the dance floor and hop to the beat of the hall's live DJ.
The hall's popularity is at an all-time high during the week.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Travel by bike to Q-Club and store your bike at a nearby rack.