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2014-08-11
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It is generally not a good idea to mix different brands of brakes and brake leve
2014-08-11
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I got these for my used bike, but decided to just keep the ultegra ones on it al
2014-07-28
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Price reduced to $550.­00.­
2014-07-26
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Frame size: captain (46cm), stoker (40cm) Frame material: Aluminum Upgra
2014-07-26
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19 inch frame, burgundy color, ridden less than 10 miles.­ Sale price is $59

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2014-08-26
Something else you can try is working on your cardio.­ Do you have gym member
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2014-08-26
Ok thanks for all the tips.­ I don't know much about bikes just yet and I'm
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2014-08-22
Check your gearing.­.­.­on my single I have a 28 tooth cog and admit I
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2014-08-19
Ok I tried the ride again yesterday and I got past one of the 2 last hills, but
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2014-08-16
Abel: Jamboree is about 4-5% in most spots and occasionally reaches 6%.­
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Get Involved with our Club and Join the Board of Directors

Did you know that each year BCI solicits new volunteers to serve as officers/directors on the governing board? Fresh officers each year bring new dynamics to the club. Additionally, two members at large are selected by the elected officers and other committees are needed for special events and tasks. If you are willing to volunteer for a position, we would love to nominate you. Contact the Board of Directors at bod@bikeirvine.org and we'll put your name on the ballot to be circulated to the membership in December. The election is held at BCI's annual meeting in January and the term is for one year. For a full description of the duties of our officers, please see the club bylaws at http://bikeirvine.org/assets/forms/bcibylaws.pdf

Welcome

Welcome to BCI's Website. The Bicycle Club of Irvine is a recreational and social cycling club for men and women of all ages and skill levels. Please come and check out our rides and events, read about our history, becoming a member, and find out what's new at BCI.
You do not have to become a member before riding with us. Just come and see if the club is a good fit for you, and you can then become a member if you feel a connection. We are a very social club and think you will enjoy the friendliness and opportunity to spend time with new-made friends. We ask you to wear a helmet and when you arrive at the park, sign in on the guest sign-in sheet. Route information is available to the left side of this page.

This Week at BCI

Fri 10/31/2014 Friday Ride 9:00 AM
Sat 11/01/2014 Jersey Day 12:30 PM
Sat 11/01/2014 Saturday ride 09:00 AM
Sun 11/02/2014 Sunday ride 09:00 AM
Sun 11/02/2014 Short Sunday Ride 09:00 AM
Tue 11/04/2014 Tuesday Ride 9:30 AM
Wed 11/05/2014 Wednesday Ride 09:00 AM
Fri 11/07/2014 Friday Ride 9:00 AM

Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:00 PM - SPECIAL LUNATIC : CYGOLITE DEMO NIGHT

Back by popular demand: Cygolite demo night and raffle!
Cygolite is a bicycle lighting systems manufacturer based in Orange County, and a BCI club sponsor. (Check out www.cygolite.com.) They can outfit 20 riders with lights to try out night riding. They have also once again generously offered to raffle some lighting at the end of the ride! The ride will be 22 miles and will be a no-drop fun ride at an easy pace.
  • 4:00 Bicycle lighting tech talk by Bob McHenry.
  • 4:20 Overview of current product line by Cygolite.
  • 4:45 Mounting of demo lighting on the bikes.
  • 5:00 Depart Deerfield Park.
  • 6:00 Dinner break at Westcliff Plaza: chose from Pandor Cafe, Z Pizza, Chronic Tacos, Pick Up Stix, and The Counter (burgers).
  • 7:00 Return to Deerfield Park.
  • 8:15 Raffle.
We are asking everyone who wants to use Cygolite demo lighting on this ride to sign-up here so we have a head count for the demo lighting. If you already have lighting for your bicycle, you are welcome to participate in these events too. You need to be a BCI member to participate in the raffle. The Board of Directors respectfully requests that pastCygolite raffle winners refrain from enterin
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Location: Deerfield Park

Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:00 PM - Holiday Party Pot Luck Dinner

We will be utilizing the Community Room at Working Wardrobes for the BCI Holiday Party this year. Working Wardrobes is a nonprofit organization that assists unemployed and underemployed clients with the transition back into the workforce providing career development and wardrobe services. They serve over 500 veterans transitioning from Iraq and Afghanistan each year. Mary Ann Profeta, the wife of our Ride Coordinator, is an employee at Working Wardrobes, and has graciously offered to make the space available to BCI.

Members, please bring:
  • A hearty appetizer to share. Please, NO CHIPS/DIPS
  • Serving utensils as needed for your appetizer
  • Your favorite beverage (coffee will be provided)
  • At least one clothing item to donate. The item should be something in good condition for a man or woman that ideally can be used in a business interview/working situation, but they will accept all clothing donations.
Additional donations are also welcome if you'd like to clean out your closet. We ask that all clothing donations be clean, in good condition, and placed on hangers. Working Wardrobes will accept both new and gently used shoes, belts, scarves, jewelry, purses, and all clothing, including casual, business, and dressy/formal.

Also, if you have a bicycle in working order that is taking up space in your garage, Working Wardrobes will take it! Working Wardrobes has partnered with BCI sponsor shop, Trail's End Cycling Center, to recondition used bikes and provide them to veterans in need of transportation. Donation receipts are available.

Please sign up online so everyone can see who is bringing what and what people need to fill in with.

Thanks again for giving Working Wardrobes this opportunity to host. We are looking forward to it!
Mary Ann Profeta
VP Career Success Institute/etNet
Working Wardrobes

Join us for a one-hour Inside Working Wardrobes tour to see how we make a positive impact in our community, in the lives of our clients and their families.

Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:00 AM - New/B Class

Newbie Ride: Orientation class begins at 8:00 a.m. The ride begins after 9:00 a.m. and returns around noon. Helmets are strongly recommended and should be worn by all. See the flyer for more details or the New to Riding Page for more details.
Location: Deerfield Park

Street Maintenance

Irvine's public works department has an online Maintenance request form for submitting work requests. http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/pw/streetmaintain/default.asp

Also see the links page for other agencies

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New to biking in Orange County?

New to group riding? Want to try out the BCI? Want to introduce the BCI to your friends? -- Check out the FREE Newbie ride and schedule of NewB classes/Meetings and other special rides.




Don't Forget the After-Ride Lunch

The first Saturday is Jersey Day and we will meet at Gelson's Market Shopping Center after the ride (about 12:30 pm) for lunch. There are a number of food outlets and plenty of shaded places to sit outside. Room for the bikes also. Come join us!

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Speakers Wanted for Future General Meetings Do you have a contact who would make a good speaker for our general meetings? If so, please contact the club Vice President.

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