Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

General Membership Meeting

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 -  7:00 Presentation

Guest Speaker / Program:
Chris Reynolds, the Managing Director of BICYCLIST magazine & newsletter will talk about upcoming events in 2018

See https://bicyclist.xyz/

 

 

This will also be a chance to introduce & draft nominees for the 2018 BCI Officers...

Also Randy Profeta will bring the bulk order of our new BCI Jerseys to hand out!
Can't attend ? see HERE  to get your kit.

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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.

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Dec
14
to Dec 23

JERSEY PICK UP

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17145 Von Karman, 108, Irvine           (949) 863-1982

17145 Von Karman, 108, Irvine
          (949) 863-1982

Our bulk order of new Jerseys & Kits was scheduled to be delivered to Trails End Cycling Center on December 11th. It wasn't...
We HOPE to have them to distribute at the meeting on Wednesday the 13th.
Director at Large Randy Profeta will hand out your order at his shop from 10-6 M-F or 10-4 Saturdays starting December 14th.
It will be a great way to check out our long standing sponsor's shop !
 

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Dec
17
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park
(Route Slip – SUN22)

Food stop: Starbucks- Lake Forest, Portola & Glenn Ranch

Medium: 29 miles, 1100’ climb - Portola, Irvine Bl., El Toro, Alton   Map/Profile
Long: 36 miles, 2000’ Climb - Jamboree, Santiago Canyon, Glenn Ranch, Alton  Map/Profile
Long Plus: 36 miles, 2000’ Climb - Jamboree, Santiago Canyon, Glenn Ranch, Marguerite

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Dec
19
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 cue slip TUES 2

Map / Profile
Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skips  MacArthur, San Miguel & Back Bay Drive) 

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Dec
21
12:01 AM00:01

2018 Officer Nominations CLOSE

Last day to add Nominations.
The Nominating Committee is now required to finalize the list of officer candidates and their statements of qualifications on the web site and prepare a ballot by January 31st.
see more

Relevant ByLaws:
ARTICLE VIII: ELECTION OF OFFICERS
SECTION 1: Nominations
    a. ...The Nominating Committee shall submit the slate of nominees of Active Members to be posted or announced by whatever communication methods the club uses.
   b. Nomination from the membership shall be accepted until December 21st 
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Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park
(Route Slip – SUN05)

Food stop: Starbucks Coffee - Laguna Niguel, Alicia & Pacific Park

Medium: 31 miles, 1230’ Climb – Irvine Bl, Moulton, Muirlands, Alton   Map/Profile
Long: 47 miles, hilly - Ridgeline, Moulton, Glenwood, El Toro, Alton  Map/Profile
Long Plus: 59 miles, Hilly - Portola, Maguerite, Crown Valley, Alicia, PCH, Newport Coast

 

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Dec
26
9:30 AM09:30

Foothill Ranch

HAPPY BOXING DAY ! 

HAPPY BOXING DAY ! 

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.



30.8 or 24.8* miles including the Borrego Trail to the Dunkin' Donuts on Portola

Route cue slip TUES 3

Map / Profile
Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skips Culver, Portola, Modjeska, Irvine Blvd )

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    Jan
    2
    9:30 AM09:30

    Newport Coast via Laguna 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.

    30.3 or 24.7* miles to the Starbucks @ Crystal Cove on Newport Coast

    Route cue slip TUES 4

    Map / Profile
    Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skips  Laguna Canyon & Laguna Beach) 

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    Jan
    6
    11:00 AM11:00

    Jersey Day Lunch

    The first Saturday is BCI's Jersey Day  Lets do lunch after the ride! 
    If you don't yet have a BCI Jersey - see our Jersey Page to get one ordered!

    And if you are ready to join or renew - Board Members will be on hand on 1st Saturday 'Jersey Days' to take your dues & have you fill out & sign a membership form in person -
    so if you have avoided using the BCI's TidyHQ system,  bring $20 & renew or join in person!

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    Jan
    9
    9:30 AM09:30

    Lake Forest: Starbucks @ Glen 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.

    29.6 or 25.4* miles to the Starbucks @ Portola & Glen Ranch

    Route cue slip TUES 5

    Map / Profile  New 30 mile route
    Map / Profile Short Cut* Old 25 mile route now the 'Short Cut'
    (
    skip Yale, Hicks Canyon, Portola, Portola Springs, Modjeska, Irvine Blvd) 

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    Jan
    16
    9:30 AM09:30

    Corona del Mar

    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 24.6* miles to the Starbucks or Brueggers @ PCH & Goldenrod

    Route cue slip TUES 6

    Map / Profile
    Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skips climb over Newport Coast

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    Jan
    23
    9:30 AM09:30

    Lake Forest: Bagels & Brew

    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.

    30.7 or 25.7* miles to the Bagels & Brew @ Lake Forest & Serrano

    Route cue slip TUES 7

    Map / Profile
    Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skips upper Bake, Glenn Ranch & Aliso Creek Trail)

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    Jan
    30
    9:30 AM09:30

    Woodbury

    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.

    26.2 miles to Starbucks' & Panara Bread @ Sand Canyon & Irvine Blvd

    Route Cue Slip TUES 8

    Map / Profile
     

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    Feb
    3
    11:00 AM11:00

    Jersey Day Lunch

    The first Saturday is BCI's Jersey Day  Lets do lunch after the ride! 
    If you don't yet have a BCI Jersey - see our Jersey Page to get one ordered!

    And if you are ready to join or renew - Board Members will be on hand on 1st Saturday 'Jersey Days' to take your dues & have you fill out & sign a membership form in person -
    so if you have avoided using the BCI's TidyHQ system,  bring $20 & renew or join in person!

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    Feb
    6
    9:30 AM09:30

    Fashion Island

    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.

    28.8 or 25.4* miles to Pain du Mond @ Fashion Island

    Route Cue Slip TUES 9

    Map / Profile
    Map / Profile Short Cut*  (Skips Quail Hill & Laguna Canyon)

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    Feb
    20
    9:15 AM09:15

    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 & 25.9* miles to Ruby's Date Shake Shack on PCH @ Crystal Cove

    Route cue slip TUES 11

    Map / Profile
    Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skips Campus, Von Karmen, Newport, Dove, Quail, Birch, Mesa,  Bayview Trail)

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      Feb
      27
      9:15 AM09:15

      Orchard Park

      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.

      30.7 or 26.7* miles to Peet's @ Orchard Park@ Portola & Culver

      Route cue slip TUES 12

      Map / Profile
      Map / Profile Short Cut(Skips Tustin Ranch / Von Karman to Campus) 

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        Mar
        6
        9:15 AM09:15

        Los Olivos

        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 24.9* miles to Starbucks Research & ICD
        NEW LONGER OPTIONS!

        Route cue slip TUES 13

        Map / Profile
        Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skip climbs up Ridgeline & Santa Vittoria)

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          Mar
          13
          9:15 AM09:15

          Tustin & Santa Ana

          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.

          29.8 or 25.9* miles to Starbucks & overflow to Friends Cafe @ 17th & Carroll

          Route cue slip TUES 14

          Map / Profile
          Map / Profile Short Cut* (skips Cowan Heights / North Tustin segment)

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          Mar
          20
          9:30 AM09:30

          Lake Forest: Starbucks @ Bake

          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 26.1* miles to the Starbucks @ Irvine / Trabuco & Bake

          Route cue slip TUES 1

          Map / Profile
          Map / Profile Short Cut*  (Skips Tustin Ranch, Orchard Hills & Portola) 

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          Dec
          12
          9:30 AM09:30

          Lake Forest: Starbucks @ Bake

          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 or 25.9* miles to the Starbucks @ Irvine / Trabuco & Bake

          Route cue slip TUES 1

          Map / Profile
          Map / Profile Short Cut*  (Skips Tustin Ranch, Orchard Hills & Portola) 

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          Dec
          10
          9:00 AM09:00

          Sunday Rides

          Ride Start: Deerfield Park
          (Route Slip – SUN51)   

          Food stop: Starbucks – Marina Hills Dr. & Street of the Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel

          Medium: 34 miles, 1,700' – Barrranca, Alicia, Crown Valley  (Map and Elevation)

          Long: 37 miles, 2,100' – Alton, Trabuco, Marguerite, Alicia  (Map and Elevation)

          Second Sunday Sufferfest 41 miles, ~3,100’ Climb - Laguna Canyon, Aliso Creek, Glenwood, Highland, PID, Alicia  (Map and Elevation

           

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          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!

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          Dec
          8
          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.  
           
          This is a no-host gathering so no guarantee who will be there !   More


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          Dec
          5
          9:15 AM09:15

          Tustin & Santa Ana

          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.

          29.8 or 25.9* miles to Starbucks & overflow to Friends Cafe @ 17th & Carroll

          Route cue slip TUES 14

          Map / Profile
          Map / Profile Short Cut(Skips Cowan Heights & returns through Tustin)

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          Dec
          2
          3:30 PM15:30

          Cygolite® Nite Riding Demo & Raffle

          Have you ever wanted to try riding at night, but are reluctant to invest in lighting? Come to this special event and learn what you need to know to safely ride your bike during cool evenings & nights, instead of the heat of the day. 

          Club Secretary Bob McHenry will present a short talk about bicycle lighting and night time riding safety.  Cygolite, an Orange County bicycle lighting systems manufacturer and a BCI club sponsor, will present an overview of their product line & provide loaners to demonstrate their products. Then we’ll mount lighting on members’ bikes, and we will do a no-drop fun ride of about 20 miles at an easy pace with a dinner stop.  

          Cygolite has generously offered to raffle some lighting at the end of this ride!  
          (You need to be a current BCI member to participate in the raffle.)

          Route Slip

          Cygolite can outfit 20 riders with lights to try out night riding.  No sales pitch or direct sales at this event, just good information and night time riding fun.  If you already have lighting for your bicycle, you are welcome & encouraged to participate in these events too.  A light jacket will help when we stop for dinner & if the evening is cool. Questions about this ride:  email Bob at secretary@bikeirvine.org

          Note:  If your bicycle does not have pedal and spoke reflectors, BCI recommends purchasing an inexpensive set of reflective ankle straps for the event.  They can be purchased at most bicycle shops for $5-10 per pair.  California Vehicle Code requirements, and other recommendations and suggestions for riding safely at night will be discussed at the event.

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          Dec
          2
          11:00 AM11:00

          Jersey Day Lunch

          The first Saturday is BCI's Jersey Day  Lets do lunch after the ride! 
          If you don't yet have a BCI Jersey - see our Jersey Page to get one ordered!

          And if you are ready to join or renew - Board Members will be on hand on 1st Saturday 'Jersey Days' to take your dues & have you fill out & sign a membership form in person -
          so if you have avoided using the BCI's TidyHQ system,  bring $20 & renew or join in person!

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          Dec
          2
          9:00 AM09:00

          Saturday Rides

          The first Saturday is Jersey Day and the one day we all wear BCI jerseys if you have them. After the ride we meet for lunch. 

          Ride Start: Deerfield Park
          Route Slip:  SAT08

          Food stop: Starbucks Coffee/Brueggers Bagels - Irvine, Alton near Ada

          Short: 15 miles
          Medium: 28 miles, flat - Red Hill, Alton, Portola, Yale   Map/Profile
          Long: 36 miles, 1250’ Climb – Alton, Monarch, Irvine/Trabuco, Jeffrey  Map/Profile

           

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          Dec
          1
          12:00 AM00:00

          2018 Officer Nominations

          Nominations are open for Active Members to volunteer themselves for any of the 9 offices, to serve next year. By December 1st the Nominating Committee shall post a list of those candidates accepted to date and their statements of qualifications if any were submitted. Additional candidates may still submit a Statement of Qualifications to the Nominating Committee until December 21st to be added as a candidate & included on the Ballot to be posted December 31st. - see the "slate" & more details  
           

          Relevant ByLaws:
          ARTICLE VIII: ELECTION OF OFFICERS
          SECTION 1: Nominations
             b. Nomination from the membership shall be accepted until December 21st .
             c. Candidates are encouraged to present their qualifications in a statement published with their names posted or announced by whatever communication methods the club uses, by December 1st .
             d. Nominees must have attained legal majority and be an Active Member. Nominees are eligible to hold office regardless of their tenure as an Active Member. 
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          Nov
          28
          9:15 AM09:15

          Los Olivos

          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.

          26.9 or 22.9* miles to Starbucks Research & ICD

          Route cue slip TUES 13

          Map / Profile
          Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skip climbs up Ridgeline & Santa Vittoria)

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            Nov
            26
            6:00 PM18:00

            Sunday Suppers World Tour

            BCI enjoys monthly Sunday dinners at various ethnic restaurants from cultures around the world; Food connoisseur Penny Poorman selects a great place with authentic food from somewhere in the world each month.

            This Month's destination is Vietnam... This is one of Bill Clark's favorite restaurants and I can understand why. 
            A large menu is offered including soups (pho) as well as typical Vietnamese dishes. Please join us for a definite tasty dining experience.
            If you are joining us in this fun and interesting dining experience, please sign up.   

            RSVP for a seat at the table! EMAIL your RSVP to SundaySuppers@BikeIrvine.org 

            or Copy SundaySuppers@BikeIrvine.org & paste it into your email application...

            See Guest Lists Here
            Penny can be contacted at 949 697 0778 if you have any questions.

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            Nov
            26
            8:00 AM08:00

            JERSEY DELIVERY

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            Our order of new Jerseys WERE scheduled to be delivered on the 24th to be brought to the rides for pick up on the 25th & 26th. They will not be ready until December 11th - You will be able to pick up your jerseys locally at the General Membership Meeting on December 13 or during business hours at Trails End Cycling Center
             

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            Nov
            25
            8:00 AM08:00

            JERSEY DELIVERY

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            Our order of new Jerseys WERE scheduled to be delivered on the 24th to be brought to the rides for pick up on the 25th & 26th. They will not be ready until December 11th - You will be able to pick up your jerseys locally at the General Membership Meeting on December 13 or during business hours at Trails End Cycling Center
             

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            Nov
            25
            8:00 AM08:00

            Bicycle Tree Donation Drive

            photo by Bicycle Tree volunteer Heather, aka @ocisok

            photo by Bicycle Tree volunteer Heather, aka @ocisok

            Do you want to do a good deed, and also clean out your closet or garage? 

            The Bicycle Tree is a non-profit center in Santa Ana focusing on low-income kids and young adults.

            BCI will have a collection bin before the ride at Deerfield – donate cycling clothes that you no longer wear, accessories, and any parts or tools that you no longer need. Even an old bicycle will get a new life through the Bicycle Tree! 

            Make a difference for those less fortunate.

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            Nov
            24
            9:00 AM09:00

            Day after Thanksgiving "Turkey Burner" Ride

            ... the best way to enjoy
            Black Friday!
            Let's ride to San Juan Capistrano!

            Ride Start: Deerfield Park

            Regroup stop: Starbucks –
            San Juan Capistrano; 
            Del Obispo & Camino Capistrano

            Medium: 38 miles, hilly – Barranca, Camino Capistrano, Marguerite
            Profile / Map MEDIUM

            Long: 44 miles, hilly - Barranca, Camino Capistrano, Alicia, Crown Valley, Dana Point, San Juan Creek trail, Marguerite
            Profile / Map LONG

            Both Route Slips: TurkeyBurner
             

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            Nov
            21
            9:15 AM09:15

            Orchard Park

            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.

            30.7 or 26.7* miles to Peet's @ Orchard Park@ Portola & Culver
            NEW OPTION!

            Route cue slip TUES 12

            Map / Profile
            Map / Profile Short Cut(Skips Tustin Ranch / Von Karman to Campus) 

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              Nov
              14
              9:15 AM09:15

              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 & 25.9* miles to Ruby's on PCH @ Crystal Cove
              NEW OPTION!

              Route cue slip TUES 11

              Map / Profile
              Map / Profile Short Cut* (Skips Campus, Von Karmen, Newport, Dove, Quail, Birch, Mesa,  Bayview Trail)

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                Nov
                12
                9:00 AM09:00

                Sunday Rides

                Ride Start: Deerfield Park
                (Route Slip – SUN27)  

                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)

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