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1st General Meeting of 2015 view
2015-02-19
Great guest speaker last night! We need an occasional motivational speaker who c
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Lost bike rack keys found view
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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Are any of the ride routes available to download? view
2014-12-22
Not sure if anyone has routes in tcx, gpx, or gps files but I"m looking at
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How much incline is too much for a new rider? view
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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How much incline is too much for a new rider? view
2014-12-10
Another hill you can try is Orchard Hills on Culver and Portola.­ It's a
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Remote Rides

Sneak preview of upcoming remote rides:


2015

  • April 4 Whittier
  • May 2 Temecula
  • June 20-21 Summer Solstice overnight
  • July & August - Palos Verdes & Long Beach
  • September - Ventura overnight
  • September/October - Richard's Spokane ride - week long
  • October - Paso Robles overnight
  • November & December - San Diego


2016
  • 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

Wed 04/01/2015 General Meeting 7:00 PM
Wed 04/01/2015 Wednesday Ride 09:00 AM
Fri 04/03/2015 Friday Ride 9:00 AM
Sat 04/04/2015 Jersey Day 12:30 PM
Sat 04/04/2015 Full Moon Fun Ride Event 6:00 PM
Sat 04/04/2015 Remote Whittier Ride Event 9:00 AM
Sat 04/04/2015 Saturday ride 09:00 AM
Sun 04/05/2015 Short Sunday Ride 09:00 AM
Sun 04/05/2015 Sunday ride 09:00 AM
Tue 04/07/2015 Tuesday Ride 9:30 AM
Wed 04/08/2015 Wednesday Ride 09:00 AM

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

Causal no-drop ride totaling 26 miles, with a dinner stop. On this trip, we'll explore the San Diego Creek trail, a newly opened segment of the Freeway trail, and a little-known segment of the Sand Canyon Trail. Then we'll head to northeast Irvine to see the new Bicycle Center in Pavilion Park.

After dinner at Woodbury Town Center, we'll burn some calories riding around Orchard Hills and returning via the Peters Canyon trail. Come out and enjoy a full moon ride! Sunset is 7:14pm and moon rise is at 7:41pm. Headlights and taillights required. Loaner lights can be arranged. Questions: email to bob@bikeirvine.org.
Route Slip:Click (Note: Click on ride designator (e.g. LUNA13) at top of route slip for formatting options)
Location: Deerfield Park

Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:00 AM - Remote Whittier Ride

There will be 2 routes. One will be very hilly and one not so hilly. The ride is as beautiful and much like the Cool Breeze but it is only 30 minutes from Deerfield. The ride takes us through the Whittier Hills and the surrounding area. There are numerous panoramic views of the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and Santa Ana Mountains, downtown LA as well as views of the ocean and Catalina. It is a ride not to be missed!

Bring plenty of water as there are no stops along the way. We can meet up for lunch after the ride.

If it rains, the ride is cancelled and will be rescheduled.
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Location: Target at Brea Marketplace
855 E Birch St.
Brea, Ca 92871

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

Remote ride to Temecula
Please bring enough water and food to sustain yourself for the duration of the ride. We will meet for lunch after the ride.


Location: Meet at Starbucks at Temecula Pkwy and Meadows Pkwy.

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.
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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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