Sunday May 15, 2022
1301 Soule Park Drive, Ojai CA
Soule Park (Group Site #1),
Please join us for the First Annual...
FOOD FROM NOON ON!
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:
OG! Laurence came up
with the "bunny hop"
in cycle cross in Germany during a race in 1977
Bring your favorite Malone stories to share!
Morning coffee by Handlebar Coffee
Riders Please RSVP for either route at:
sign the waiver (required) and email back to email@example.com
Two different rides (click on Strava links below):
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: https://www.plumfund.com/community-crowdfunding/Ikal-Malone-Fundraiser
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.”