Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

Saturday Jersey Day Ride

(Route Slip – SAT16)

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

Food stop: Starbucks – Irvine, Research & Bunsen   

Short: 14 miles
Medium: 32 miles, rolly - Irvine Bl, Alsio Creek Bikeway, Bake
Long: 38 miles, 1400’ Climb - Irvine Bl, Bake, Los Alisos  

Show your colors: Wear a BCI Jersey if you have one! 
If you don't yet have a BCI jersey - see ordering info here!

 

*Being the 1st Saturday 'Jersey Day' we will have a no-drop sweep following the Medium group - Invite your friends to join us!  You won't have to worry about keeping up, getting lost or needing a flat repair, some one will be bringing up the rear - and we'll all go to lunch after the ride.  
If you want volunteer as the 1st Saturday Sweep for a month or two in 2017, contact Rides@BikeIrvine.org.

See more on the Lunch

    Apr
    2
    9:00 am09:00

    Sunday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park
    (Route Slip – SUN18)

     

    Food stop: Starbucks/Pavilions - Laguna Beach, Boat Canyon & PCH

    Medium: 33 miles, rolly - Harvard, Bayside, PCH, Laguna Canyon
    Long: 38 miles, hilly - Moulton, Crown Valley, PCH, Laguna Canyon
    Long Plus  45 miles, hilly - Moulton, Crown Valley, PCH, Dover

     

     

    Apr
    8
    8:30 am08:30

    Onyx Challenge (fka Bear) Training Ride #6

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park   

    NOTE 0830 START TIME!

    Route Slip BearTR17-6   

    Cowan Heights, Anaheim Hills - Nohl Ranch, Meats.
    Food stop: Starbucks Coffee, Weir Canyon & E. Monte Vista, Anaheim Hills

    Training for the BCI Onyx Challenge 2017 on June 10, 2017!

    Map and Elevation Profile

    Did you know?  If you click on the Map/Elevation link, you can export a map file that you can load onto many bike computer/GPS devices.  Follow the route via your GPS!

    Apr
    9
    9:00 am09:00

    Sunday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park
    (Route Slip – SUN30)   

    Food stop: Starbucks – Orange Plaza (aka The Circle), Chapman & Glassel

    Medium: 25 miles, rolly –Red Hill, Santa Clara, Fairhaven  (Map and Elevation)

    Long: 36 miles, hilly – Red Hill, Crawford Cyn, Noel Ranch, Fairhaven  (Map and Elevation)

    Second Sunday Sufferfest:  41 miles, ~3,000’ Climb - Red Hill, Crawford Cyn, Serrano, Nohl Ranch, Fairhaven(Map and Elevation

     

    Apr
    14
    6:30 pm18:30

    2nd Friday Dinner Get Together

    For years BCI members have gathered for dinner & socializing on the 2nd Friday of the month at a food court with several options and a common dining area where we can gather. 

    Meet under heater umbrellas in front of The Flame Broiler or Sagami at Crossroads Center:  More

    Apr
    15
    9:00 am09:00

    Saturday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park
    (Route Slip – SAT02)

    Food stop: Starbucks/Western Bagels - Tustin, Newport & Bryan

    Short: 14 miles
    Medium: 30 miles, 520’ climb - Harvard, Red Hill, Portola
    Long: 43 miles, hilly - Newport Coast, San Joaquin, Newport, Jamboree

     

    Apr
    16
    9:00 am09:00

    Sunday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park
     (Route Slip – SUN14)

    Food stop: Starbucks - Huntington Beach, Yorktown & Golden West
    Medium: 38 miles, 1040’ Climb - Back Bay, PCH, Yorktown
    Long: 48 miles, flat - Laguna Cyn, PCH, Yorktown

    Apr
    19
    6:30 pm18:30

    General Membership Meeting

    • IRWD Main Offices

    Public are welcome. 
    NOTICE 2017 LOCATION !  RETURN to RANCH WATER DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
    Not the Community Meeting Room at 15500 ! 

    6:30 Social time with refreshments -
    7:00 Presentation

    Guest Speaker / Program: RIDER DOWN! 

    The terror we feel when we fall is almost matched when we’re the ones watching. What can we do? What will help?  What will hurt?

    ALEXA PRATT, M.S,, an educator from the Orange County Fire Authority will be at our meeting at the Irvine Ranch Water District to discuss basic first aid and review CPR.  She is bringing plenty of materials, and a mannequin to practice CPR.  Come, get vital information, and bring your questions!

    YES - The date Changed
    We were bumped out of our reservation on the 12th... 

    Disclaimer: The 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.
    Apr
    22
    8:30 am08:30

    Onyx Challenge (fka Bear) Training Ride #7

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park   

    NOTE 0830 START TIME!

    Route Slip BearTR17-7   

    Food stop: Starbucks Coffee, Alicia & Pacific Park
    55 Miles, ~3,900' - Newport Coast, Laguna Canyon, Aliso Creek, La Paz, Melinda  Map and Elevation Profile

    Training for the BCI Onyx Challenge 2017 on June 10, 2017!

    Did you know?  If you click on the Map/Elevation link, you can export a map file that you can load onto many bike computer/GPS devices.  Follow the route via your GPS!

    Apr
    22
    9:00 am09:00

    Saturday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park
    Route Slip – SAT17

    Food stop: Corner Bakery/Coffee Bean - Irvine, Marketplace at Irvine

    Short: 15 miles
    Medium: 30 miles, flat - Irvine Bl, Bake, Bryan, Portola, Jeffery
    Long: 41 miles,1000’ Climb - Redhill, Cambridge, Santiago, Jamboree, Portola

     

    Apr
    23
    6:00 pm18:00

    Sunday Suppers World Tour

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    Back again by popular demand, BCI will enjoy monthly Sunday dinners at various ethnic restaurants from cultures around the world;

    Food profesional Penny Poorman will be selecting a great place with authentic food from somewhere in the world each month.

    Location & Cuisine TBA.
     
    RSVP for a seat at the table! SundaySuppers@BikeIrvine.org

    Apr
    27
    4:30 pm16:30

    EXCLUSIVE, FREE BCI Indoor Cycling Class

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    Ever wonder what it’s like in those indoor cycling classes?  Come and try one, shame free as you’ll be surrounded by other BCI riders.  A full body work out, on bikes, with music, lights, and an enthusiastic instructor is what we’re promised. 



    Chris Guaty, owner of Freedom Ride studio on Bristol near Jamboree, and our February speaker, is offering us this class without charge so we can explore options.  Come join the fun! See more at www.freedom-ride.com

    www.freedom-ride.com

    Space is limited so sign up here soon!
      (email FreeFreedomRide@BikeIrvine.org to ask questions) !

    Apr
    29
    9:00 am09:00

    Saturday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park

    (Route Slip – SAT05)

    Food stop: Peet’s Coffee - Irvine, UCI

    Short: 13 miles
    Medium: 32 miles, rolly – Yale, Tustin Ranch, Red Hill
    Long: 43 miles, 1980’ Climb - Yale, Jamboree, University, San Joaquin

     

    Apr
    30
    9:00 am09:00

    Sunday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park
    (Route Slip – SUN12)

    Food stop: Brueggers - Newport Beach, 17th & Irvine
    Medium: 32 miles, rolly - Harvard, MacArthur, PCH, Red Hill
    Long: 42 miles, 1660’climb - Laguna Cyn, PCH, Campus, Ridgeline, University

    May
    12
    6:30 pm18:30

    2nd Friday Get Together

    For years BCI members have gathered for dinner & socializing on the 2nd Friday of the month at a food court with several options and a common dining area where we can gather. 

    Meet under heater umbrellas in front of The Flame Broiler or Sagami at Crossroads Center:  More

    Jun
    14
    6:30 pm18:30

    General Membership Meeting

    • IRWD Main Offices

    Public are welcome. 
    NOTICE 2017 LOCATION ! RANCH WATER DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS -
    Not the Community Meeting Room at 15500 we used to use ! 

    6:30 Social time with refreshments -
    7:00 Presentation:

    Guest Speaker / Program: Trans-Am Retirement Ride

    KEVIN AND XIMENA ANSEL
    Come hear Kevin and Ximena Ansel talk about their self contained, unsupported bicycle tour along the Trans America Route from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia.

    Disclaimer: The 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.
    Jun
    17
    8:30 am08:30

    Summer Solstice Tour XXVII

    Summer Solstice is on Tuesday evening! - June 20 @ 9:24PM  PDT (GMT-7) 

    1: Register in advance with the USMC! (or else you may have to ride the freeway between Las Pulgas Rd & Oceanside) 

    2: Book a Room!  Call Group Sales at 800 544-4866 by May 17th
    $139.99 for 2 (1 Queen or 2 Full beds - $129.99 for 1 person)
    or Search Motel6 # 471- South Carlsbad for a better rate with AARP or AAA...

    3: Send in your $25 fee (+$20 & form to join BCI = $45) or $15 for just dinner / no tour.... to BCI c/o Bill Sellin, 405 E Wilson Ave Orange CA 92867
     

    Jun
    24
    8:00 am08:00

    NewB Class

    For adults - but re-experience the joy!

    For adults - but re-experience the joy!

    Our “NewB” rides are geared for new riders, riders with some experience, and riders who have never ridden in a club atmosphere. We will do a modified version of the scheduled Saturday short ride, (check bikeirvine.org for Saturday Ride schedule) adding as much off-street bike path as available...

    No registration & FREE – but do email Bill@BikeIrvine.org so he has an idea of how many are coming! BCI Members who are willing to coach & role model good bicycle driving are welcome to help out… Cycle of Safety members are especially welcome!

    Aug
    9
    6:30 pm18:30

    General Membership Meeting

    • IRWD Main Offices

    Public are welcome. Refreshments are served.
    NOTICE 2017 LOCATION ! RANCH WATER DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS -
    Not the Community Meeting Room at 15500 we used to use ! 

    6:30 social with refreshments -
    7:30 Presentation

    Guest Speaker / Program:
    TBA

    Disclaimer: The 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.
    Sep
    23
    8:00 am08:00

    NewB Class

    This class is for adults - but re-experience the joy!

    This class is for adults - but re-experience the joy!

    Our “NewB” rides are geared for new riders, riders with some experience, and riders who have never ridden in a club atmosphere. We will do a modified version of the scheduled Saturday short ride, (check bikeirvine.org for Saturday Ride schedule) adding as much off-street bike path as available...

    No registration & FREE – but do email Bill@BikeIrvine.org so he has an idea of how many are coming! BCI Members who are willing to coach & role model good bicycle driving are welcome to help out… Cycle of Safety members are especially welcome!

    Oct
    11
    6:30 pm18:30

    General Membership Meeting

    • IRWD Main Offices

    Public are welcome. Refreshments are served.
    NOTICE 2017 LOCATION ! RANCH WATER DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS -
    Not the Community Meeting Room at 15500 we used to use ! 

    6:30 Social time -
    7:30 Presentation

    Guest Speaker / Program:
    TBA

    Disclaimer: The 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.
    Dec
    9
    8:00 am08:00

    NewB Class

    For adults - but re-experience the joy!

    For adults - but re-experience the joy!

    Our “NewB” rides are geared for new riders, riders with some experience, and riders who have never ridden in a club atmosphere. We will do a modified version of the scheduled Saturday short ride, (check bikeirvine.org for Saturday Ride schedule) adding as much off-street bike path as available...

     

     

    No registration & FREE – but do email Bill@BikeIrvine.org so he has an idea of how many are coming! BCI Members who are willing to coach & role model good bicycle driving are welcome to help out… Cycle of Safety members are especially welcome!

    Dec
    13
    6:30 pm18:30

    General Membership Meeting

    • IRWD Main Offices

    Public are welcome. Refreshments are served.
    NOTICE 2017 LOCATION ! RANCH WATER DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS -
    Not the Community Meeting Room at 15500 we used to use ! 

    6:30 Social Time -
    7:30 Presentation

    Guest Speaker / Program:
    TBA

    Disclaimer: The 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.

    Mar
    26
    9:00 am09:00

    Fargo Street Hill Climb Remote Ride

    The Legendary Fargo Street Hill Climb! 
    The LA Wheelmen have held this celebration of steepness every March for years.
    http://www.lawheelmen.org/fargo-street-2017/

    You can get to LA & watch (or try it)

    The Metrolink 661 Train gets you to Union Station by 10:30 - ride 3.2 miles to Fargo Street & check it out...then return to Philippe with the Wheelmen for lunch ( bring your bike right inside!) wander Olvera Street back to Union Station for the 2pm south bound 664 train...   

    Route slip 
    8 Mile route map & profile 
    If you are going, please print this page to collect members signatures  
    and print a Guest Sign In waiver for any non-members who ride with you on our 8 mile route  


    or if you are riding or driving up - join the LA Wheelmen as a guest for their 24 mile group ride to Fargo Street and Philippe for lunch. see http://www.lawheelmen.org/overview-of-rides/ 
    They meet at 8:45 - bring signed waiver and ride at 9 to Fargo Street & lunch at Phillippe
    Ride Start: THE “CORNER”, Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills.  From the Santa Monica Frwy (10), off & north La Cienega 1 mile, L – Olympic 1 block to R- Le Doux.

    BCI members Steve Devore & Bill Sellin got a "moment of fame" when interviewed with others in 2003 when Huell Howser produced an episode of Visiting with Huell Howser. It will give you a sense of what this hill and event is like!

    Mar
    25
    8:30 am08:30

    Onyx Challenge (fka Bear) Training #5

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park   

    NOTE 0830 START TIME!

    Route Slip BearTR17-5    Santiago Cyn, Modjeska Grade, Live Oak Cyn, RSM
    Food stop: Starbucks Coffee, Santa Margarita and Antonio Parkways, RSM

    WHY?  Onyx Challenge 2017

    Map and Elevation Profile

    Did you know?  If you click on the Map/Elevation link, you can export a map file that you can load onto many bike computer/GPS devices.  Follow the route via your GPS!

    Mar
    21
    9:30 am09:30

    Bayside & PCH in Newport Beach

    Ride Start: University Park 
    Please park on surrounding streets.

    The official start is at 9:30, but riders do a 'trickle start' between 9:15 & 9:30.
    Each ride has a coffee stop regroup.
    Many enjoy lunch together after the ride at the nearby center at Culver & Michelson.

    29.7 or 23.9miles to the Starbucks @ PCH & Bayside

    Route TUES 6
    Map / Profile
    Map / Profile Short Cut (skip climb over Newport Coast)

    Mar
    12
    8:59 am08:59

    Sunday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park
    (Route Slip – SUN27)   NOTE - Start time is the regular 9:00 am.  The web site is confused due to the change to Daylight Savings Time this weekend.

    Food stop: Pacific Ranch Market/Cyrano’s Coffee - Orange, Newport & Chapman

    Medium: 36 miles, 1680’ Climb – Red Hill, Santiago Canyon, Jamboree  (Map and Elevation)

    Long: 47 miles, 2500’ Climb - Red Hill, Santiago Canyon, Silverado Canyon, Jamboree  (Map and Elevation)  Second Sunday Sufferfest

    Long Plus: 50 miles -  Red Hill, Santiago Canyon, Silverado Canyon, Jamboree(Map and Elevation)

    Mar
    11
    9:00 am09:00

    Saturday Ride

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park
    (Route Slip – SAT10)

    Food stop: Java Bakery - Irvine, Culver & Michelson

    Short: 15 miles (Map and Elevation)
    Medium: 30 miles, 900’ Climb - Yale, Eastbluff, Culver   (Map and Elevation)
    Long: 36 miles, 1530’ Climb - Eastbluff, Culver, Campus, TurtleRock   (Map and Elevation)

    Did you know?  If you click on the Map/Elevation link, you can export a map file that you can load onto many bike computer/GPS devices.  Follow the route via your GPS!

    Mar
    11
    8:30 am08:30

    Bear Training #4

    Ride Start: Deerfield Park   

    Note 0830 Start Time!

    Route Slip BearTR17-4    Vista del Lago, La Paz, Pacific Island Drive
    Food stop: Rosetta Coffee - Crown Valley Pkwy/Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel

    Map and Elevation Profile

    Did you know?  If you click on the Map/Elevation link, you can export a map file that you can load onto many bike computer/GPS devices.  Follow the route via your GPS!

    Mar
    11
    8:00 am08:00

    NewB Class

    For adults - but re-experience the joy!

    For adults - but re-experience the joy!

    Our “NewB” rides are geared for new riders, riders with some experience, and riders who have never ridden in a club atmosphere. We will do a modified version of the scheduled Saturday short ride, (check bikeirvine.org for Saturday Ride schedule) adding as much off-street bike path as available...

    No registration & FREE – but do email Bill@BikeIrvine.org so he has an idea of how many are coming! BCI Members who are willing to coach & role model good bicycle driving are welcome to help out… Cycle of Safety members are especially welcome!

      Mar
      10
      6:30 pm18:30

      2nd Friday Dinner get Together

      For years BCI members have gathered for dinner & socializing on the 2nd Friday of the month at a food court with several options and a common dining area where we can gather. 

      Meet under heater umbrellas in front of The Flame Broiler or Sagami at Crossroads Center:  More

      Mar
      7
      9:30 am09:30

      Crystal Cove

      Ride Start: University Park 
      Please park on surrounding streets.

      The official start is at 9:30, but riders do a 'trickle start' between 9:15 & 9:30.
      Each ride has a coffee stop regroup.
      Many enjoy lunch together after the ride at the nearby center at Culver & Michelson.

      30.4 or 24.7  miles to the Starbucks at PCH & Crystal Heights via Laguna Beach

      Route TUES 4
      Map / Profile
      Map / Profile  Short Cut (avoids Laguna Canyon/ Laguna Beach)

      Mar
      5
      9:00 am09:00

      Sunday Ride

      Ride Start: Deerfield Park
      (Route Slip – SUN15)

      Food stop: Starbucks Coffee - Fairview & Baker, Costa Mesa

      Medium: 30 miles, Flat - University, Irvine, Mesa Verde  Map/Elevation
      Long: 45 miles, 1300’ Climb - Newport Coast, Jamboree, PCH,  Map/Elevation 
      Long Plus 56 Miles, Newport Coast, Back Bay trail, PCH, Warner, Irvine Blvd. Jeffrey

      Did you know?  If you click on the Map/Elevation link, you can export a map file that you can load onto many bike computer/GPS devices.  Follow the route via your GPS!

       

      Mar
      4
      9:00 am09:00

      Saturday Jersey Day Ride

      Ride Start: Deerfield Park

      (Route Slip – SAT11)

      Food stop: Starbucks - Muirlands & Ridge Route, Lake Forest

      Short: 19 miles  (Map and Elevation)
      *Medium: 26 miles, Rolly No-Drop*– Irvine Bl, Marguerite, La Paz  (Map and Elevation)
      Long: 39 miles, Hilly – Irvine Bl, Marguerite, RSM, Antonio, La Paz  (Map and Elevation)

      Show your colors: Wear a BCI Jersey if you have one! 
      If you don't yet have a BCI jersey - see ordering info here!

      *Being the 1st Saturday 'Jersey Day' we will have a no-drop sweep following the Medium group - Invite your friends to join us!  You won't have to worry about keeping up, getting lost or needing a flat repair, some one will be bringing up the rear - and we'll all go to lunch after the ride.  
      If you want volunteer as the 1st Saturday Sweep for a month or two in 2017, contact Rides@BikeIrvine.org.

      See more on the Lunch

      Feb
      28
      9:30 am09:30

      Foothill Ranch

      Ride Start: University Park 
      Please park on surrounding streets.

      The official start is at 9:30, but riders do a 'trickle start' between 9:15 & 9:30.
      Each ride has a coffee stop regroup.
      Many enjoy lunch together after the ride at the nearby center at Culver & Michelson.

      24.8 miles to the new Dunkin' Donuts on Portola Parkway (Foothill Ranch) 

      Route TUES 3
      Map / Profile

      Feb
      26
      9:00 am09:00

      Sunday Ride

      Ride Start: Deerfield Park
      (Route Slip – SUN13)

      Food stop: Gelson's Market - Newport Beach, San Miguel & San Joaquin

      Medium: 33 miles, hilly - Laguna Canyon, PCH, San Miguel, Harvard
      Long: 44 miles, 1300’ Climb - Laguna Canyon, PCH, Newport Coast, Harvard

      Feb
      25
      9:00 am09:00

      Saturday ride

      Ride Start: Deerfield Park
      (Route Slip – SAT09)

      Food stop: Seattles Best Coffee - Irvine, Walnut & Franciscan

      Short: 13 miles
      Medium: 27 miles, hilly - Tustin Ranch, Turtle Rock
      Long: 36 miles, hilly - Skyline, Jamboree,Turtle Rock 

      Feb
      21
      9:30 am09:30

      Newport Beach

      Ride Start: University Park 
      Please park on surrounding streets.

      The official start is at 9:30, but riders do a 'trickle start' between 9:15 & 9:30.
      Each ride has a coffee stop regroup.
      Many enjoy lunch together after the ride at the nearby center at Culver & Michelson.

      29.7 or 23.1* miles to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf @ Bison & Macarthur

      Route TUES 2
      Map / Profile
      Map / Profile *Short Cut (skips  MacArthur, San Miguel & Back Bay Drive) 

      Feb
      19
      9:00 am09:00

      Sunday Ride

      Ride Start: Deerfield Park
      (Route Slip – SUN19)

      Food stop: Starbucks – Anaheim, State College & Katella

      Medium: 36 miles, flat - Red Hill, Santa Ana River Bike Trail, Santa Clara
      Long: 40 miles, hilly - Skyline, Cannon, Meats, Santa Ana River Bike Trail, Santa Clara