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Laurence Malone

Memorial Ride

9:00 AM

Sunday May 15, 2022

1301 Soule Park Drive, Ojai CA

Soule Park (Group Site #1),

!Free Event!

Please join us for the First Annual...





Fully Catered afterparty! 

Local Micro-brew Beer Topa Topa 

Local Wine / Carnitas! 

Handlebar Coffee Roaster

Limited overnight camping will be available for

those traveling from out of town on Saturday night at Laurence’s treehouse property (first come basis) email Chris for camping reservations details to:

or 805-886-4613


OG! Laurence came up
with the "bunny hop"
in cycle cross in Germany during a race in 1977

!Free Event!

Bring your favorite Malone stories to share!

Morning coffee by Handlebar Coffee


Riders Please RSVP for either route at: and
sign the waiver (required) and email back to 

Two different rides (click on Strava links below):

Sulpher loop - 30.27 miles / 2,951 ft 

Sulpher + Sisar loop - 50.53 miles / 7,145 ft

Gravel bike recommended for Sulpher loop

Gravel or Mnt bike recommended for Sisar loop

Both routes are Malone favorites!

Aid station at the start of Sisar


Malone won his first cyclocross national title in Berkeley, CA 1975.



Donations to help support Laurence's son are greatly appreciated and can be made here:

Laurence's son Ikal will lead out the event ride in honor of his dad

As many of you know by now, on May 17, 2021 Laurence Malone was killed in a tragic car accident while travelling home from Ojai to New Mexico. He left behind his beautiful 9-year-old son, Ikal, who lives with his mother Diana in Toluca Mexico. This sudden tragedy has been immense and overwhelming for both Diana and Ikal, and made even more difficult by the loss of Laurence's financial support. The annual Malone Memorial Ride is intended to both honor Laurence's brilliant and passionate cycling career and to generate financial support for Ikal as he matures into a young man. Our hope is that we can all contribute to Ikal's future through this annual fundraising effort. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the memorial ride on May 15th in Ojai. 


- Tim Rutledge, the creator of one of the earliest

mass-produced cyclocross bikes

“An American original, the Jack Kerouac of Cycling. A rebel who could think outside of the European mindset and revolutionize the sport. From bunny-hopping to fat tires, to bicycle design he was never afraid to be different in his approach to the sport. Laurence was able to see technology changes in the sport back in the 80s. He was way ahead, by 20 years, of what staid European cyclo-cross designers and racers thought. I learned so much from him in just the short time our lives interacted.”

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