george Hincapie at Discovery Bike Camp

Bike Camp
Page Here

Bikefest at Ventura promenade

Bike Fest
Page Here

Bob Roll being himself

Bobke
Page Here

Garrett Lemire 2004-2008

The Garrett Lemire Memorial Grand Prix was run in Ojai from 2004 through 2008. It commenorated the death of an Ojai raised bike racer Garrett Lemire. He was killed in a bike race in the Tuscon Bike Classic on March 15, 2003 at the age of 22 years.

The race was run on a testing one mile circuit in downtown Ojai with the start and finish in front of the arcade. There is a testing hill and six corners. The race course included Libbey Park.

Funds raised from the event sponsored children education in bike riding. It included free helmets and school bicycle education. The Garrett Lemire was positioned on the race calender between the Redlands Stage Race in Redlands, California and Sea Otter Race Weekend in Monterey, California.

2005

The race was run April 2, 2005. The race was favorable rewarded by having Lance Armstrong race in 2005. Lance was looking for some race time before heading over to Europe to check out the Tour de France mountain stages. He brought an onterage of Sherly Crow and his three kids. Lance made the race hard and chased down several breaks. He finished in 15th place and had a good workout and peloton time. The race was won by Harm Jansen from the Nederlands representing Helen's RPM. Photos are Here.

2006

The race was run on April 2, 2006. I had acquired a DSLR camera by this time and took some reasonable pictures. This race was run the day after the County Classic in Newbury Park. Page and Photos Here.

2007

The race was run on April 1, 2007. The kids race was sponsored by the Bike Club that I belong to, the Channel Islands Bike Club. Web site is Here. They gave a $5,000 grant to sponsor the kids race and supplement the children's education program. They earn the grant money by hosting with the Ventura Kiwanis the Cool Breeze Century Rides. Page and Photos are Here.

2008

The race was run on April 13, 2008. The Channel Islands Bike Club continued to sponsor the Kid's Race and children's education program. Page and Photos Here.

2009+

The Lemire Family decided not to sponsor the race.

 

 

Photography

Lance prepares for the race, Alejandro Acton is the winner, Ivan Dominuez is victorious and Pink Girl wins a bike.

 

Lance Armstrong looking back Winner Alajandro Acton Jens Voigt dave Zabriskie with son

2005

2006

2007

2008

 

Karl Bordine wins the County Classic Race Lance at Garrett Lemire My son, Sam, corners Bike Racer
County Classic 2007 Here Garrett Lemire Photos Here San Luis Obispo 2008 Photos Here VC Stage Race
Photos Here