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Back Bay Road Closure

The scenic portion of Back Bay Drive, from Shellmaker Road to Eastbluff Drive will be closed to ALL users (pedestrians, cyclist, and motorists) weekdays beginning Tuesday, February 17 until Friday, February 27 while the road is resurfaced, striped and new signage is installed. The road will be open on the weekend.

Back Bay Drive will be closed again in early March for additional maintenance in order to complete the project. Notice will be sent as soon as the dates are determined.

Bear Training Rides Begin March 1

This year, BCI Will again be offering a training series to help riders prepare for the OC Wheelmen's Ride Around the Bear century. This year's RAB will be held on Saturday, 6 June. Even if you do not plan to do the Bear, this series will help prepare you for long rides and mastering long climbs.
The series will include at least 8 Sunday sessions and some remote rides as well. We will meet every other week for the next three months. Randy Profeta, endurance racer and Ride Coordinator for BCI, will be leading the group. Randy will share information about bike prep, nutrition, hydration, and electrolyte replenishment.
To sign up, please email Randy Profeta at


Welcome to the 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. We have been an active club for over thirty years, and our members are all ages, shapes and sizes. Our main goals are to have fun and make new friends along the way. 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. If you do choose to ride with us we do recommend that you follow a few common sense guidelines
  • Wear you helmet.
  • Insure your bicycle is road worthy.
  • Leave the ear buds at home.
  • Obey ALL traffic laws.
  • Have fun.
We look forward to seeing you at Deerfield Park on Irvine Center Rd between Yale and Culver. Check out our ride schedule and please join us.

This Week at BCI

Fri 02/27/2015 Friday Ride 9:00 AM
Fri 02/27/2015 Back Bay Road Closure headline
Sat 02/28/2015 Saturday ride 09:00 AM
Sun 03/01/2015 Sunday ride 09:00 AM
Sun 03/01/2015 Short Sunday Ride 09:00 AM
Sun 03/01/2015 Sunday Dinner Event World Tour Turkey 6:00 PM
Tue 03/03/2015 Tuesday Ride 9:30 AM
Wed 03/04/2015 General Meeting event 7:00 PM
Wed 03/04/2015 Wednesday Ride 09:00 AM

Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:00 PM - Sunday Dinner World Tour Turkey

We're back to our Sunday suppers ... there's so many places to go and so much to eat!! First stop will be Turkey, land of kebabs, and babaganoush!! Dinner will be on March 1st at 6 pm at Istanbul Grill in Fountain Valley. Address is 18010 Newhope St. Suite D across from Costco. This restaurant has had rave reviews in the Westways Auto Club magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. Please sign up today and let's savior some new and delicious food. If you have questions or get lost, please call me, Penny, at 949 697 0778.

Please note that this restaurant does not serve beer of wine.
Location: Istanbul Cafe
18010 Newhope St.
Fountain Valley

across from Costco

Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:00 PM - General Meeting

There will be a board of Directors meeting starting at 6 PM on the 4th. Members are invited to attend The general meeting will follow where Randy Profeta will be our speaker and his topic will be: The Science, Security, Etiquette, and Dynamics of Group Riding. Every weekend, BCI members ride as a group. During the meeting, we will discuss how riding in a group can increase your pedaling efficiency and safety. We will also talk about 'dos and don'ts'. The wrong partners can also put you at risk.

It has been said that we are judged by the company we keep. What do the riders in your group say about you? What is the message we send to the community? To motorists? To those we share trails with? Learn how to keep yourself and your group safe while riding in close quarters We look forward to seeing you all there.

Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Location: New Location
Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
one building east of our usual location - the same parking lot can be used.

Disclaimer required by IRWD: Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities or organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

Fri Mar 06, 2015 - Join Irvine Bicycles Team

Irvine Bicycles - a BCI supporter is repeating its Cannondale team program from last year. Once again, to join the team you need to make a $25 donation (or more, if you're feeling generous) to Anteater Cycling, UC Irvine's club cycling program.
No membership commitment, no jersey or kit to buy.
But you will receive the same treatment and service that comes with every bike Irvine Bicycles sells.
This is a limited order any Cannondale bike at 20% off Cannondale's MSRP and help our local Collegiate cyclists.
The order will be placed on March 6. 2015. Drop by to confirm model and size. They will require a 50% deposit, balance due when your bike arrives. Deposits are not refundable.
Call Irvine Bicycles at 949-453-9999 with any questions.

Irvine Bicycles
6616 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:00 PM - Full Moon Fun Ride

Causal no-drop ride around 25 miles in length, with a dinner stop. (Route and rest stop will be posted once finalized.) Sunset is 7:14pm and moon rise is at 7:41pm. Headlights and taillights required. Loaner lights can be arranged. Questions: email to
Location: Deerfield Park

Sat May 16, 2015 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

Sat Aug 15, 2015 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

Sun Sep 27, 2015 7 days - Biking Tour of Spokane Washington

What makes Spokane, WA the ideal location for our 2015 cycling, hiking and fun adventure?

Here's what Visit Spokane has to say, "A vibrant city, a roaring river, a gateway to the American west. Since its first days as a rail hub, Spokane has stood as a destination city immersed in natural beauty. Book a whitewater adventure, bike the beautiful Centennial Trail or hike through countless nature preserves. But it's not just about the outdoors! Taste Washington's renowned grapes and hops at any number of local wineries and craft breweries."

As a fellow cyclist, here's what I think will impress you... Spokane's natural beauty and the broad valley where it resides. The many dedicated bicycle and hiking trails adjacent to the hotel. A 2-state bicycle tour which includes beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho as one of our many destinations. Enough after-ride activities to make you do a happy dance. Plus, you can buy this terrific jersey to remember the trip by.

Follow the link below for more information.

We'd love to have you and your friends join us on this outstanding 7 day bicycling adventure funding the good works being done by Big Brothers Big Sisters OC.

Sat Nov 21, 2015 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

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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!


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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