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2015-04-21
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Barranca between the train station & Alton 4/15-8/1/15 view
2015-04-16
Barranca Pkwy between the train station & Alton Pkwy has been reduced to one
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2015-02-19
Great guest speaker last night! We need an occasional motivational speaker who c
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2015-02-01
On today's yellow ride return I found a pair of bike rack keys in the road at th
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2014-12-22
Not sure if anyone has routes in tcx, gpx, or gps files but I"m looking at
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2014-12-22
Randy, thanks for the tips, but I picked up a new to me tarmac SL3 with a lot lo
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Remote Rides

Sneak preview of upcoming remote rides:


2015

  • June 20-21 Summer Solstice overnight
  • July & August & September - Palos Verdes & Long Beach & South County
  • September/October - Richard's Spokane ride - week long
  • October - Paso Robles overnight
  • November & December - San Diego


2016
  • February - Ventura Overnite
  • April Solvang
This will be kept updated as dates and details are firmed up and additional rides will be added - so stay tuned .
Please contact Monica McCarthy monica.mccarthy@cox.net if you have a great remote route or an idea for the club.

Welcome

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

Sun 04/26/2015 Sunday ride 09:00 AM
Sun 04/26/2015 Short Sunday Ride 09:00 AM
Tue 04/28/2015 Tuesday Ride 9:30 AM
Wed 04/29/2015 Wednesday Ride 09:00 AM
Fri 05/01/2015 Friday Ride 9:00 AM
Sat 05/02/2015 Jersey Day 12:30 PM
Sat 05/02/2015 Remote Ride to Temecula event 8:00 AM
Sat 05/02/2015 Saturday ride 09:00 AM
Sun 05/03/2015 Short Sunday Ride 09:00 AM
Sun 05/03/2015 Sunday ride 09:00 AM

Sat May 02, 2015 8:00 AM - Remote Ride to Temecula

Remote ride to Temecula
We are to park at Walmart directly across from this Starbuck's. But, we will meet at Starbuck's before 8 am and be ready to roll at 8 am. Velo Temecula moved their ride start up an hour to accommodate us.

We have 3 possible rides but are hoping we can all agree to ride the 52 mile ride as this is what Temecula Velo agreed to ride with us. Please bring enough water and food to sustain yourself for the duration of the ride. We will meet for lunch after the ride.


Location: Starbuck's
32240 Highway 79 S #109, Temecula, CA (Temecula Pkwy and Meadows Pkwy)
951-303-6884

Wed May 06, 2015 7:00 PM - General Meeting at Pedego

The BCI General Meeting is going to be held on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm. It is NOT going to be held at the water company. Instead, the meeting will be held at:

Pedego Irvine
4624 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 9260
The store is located in the Woodbridge Village Center right next to the movie theater.

Pedego makes electric power-assisted bicycles and the owner of this store, Bob, is going to explain the many positive points of owning one and will allow us to test ride some of the bikes.

There wil be limited seating, So, if you plan on attending, please click here to register.

It should be a fun and enlightening evening.
See you there.
Location: Pedego Irvine
4624 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 9260

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 Jun 20, 2015 All Day - Summer Solstice Remote Ride

Summer Solstice Overnight 2 day remote ride. Registrations are open for the Summer Solstice XXV on June 20/21 - see sellin.com/solstice/XXV

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.
Link

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

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!

Announcements

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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