Saturday Rides

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Aug
21
11:59 PM23:59

BBQ Order Deadline

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Deadline to order a Burger for Saturday!
RSVP by August 21st to order burger(s) & be added to the guest list by clicking this button... Bill will collect the $6 from you eventually - but NOT at the BBQ !

If you use Yahoo, AOL, Google mail or Messenger as your email portal, this “mailto:” link button won’t work - just email in to BBQ@BikeirvIne.org your order with name(s), “B” or “T” & how many !)

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Aug
24
8:30 AM08:30

Bill Barber Park Remote Ride

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BCI will have Remote Rides from another park in Irvine right along the San Diego Creek bikeway and Harvard …. Los Olivos is the site of a soccer tournament and parking is limited and our BBQ is huge so we moved to a bigger park. NO RIDES AT DEERFIELD THIS SATURDAY - 1/2 hour delay to allow you to find Bill Barber Park

3 routes with regroup coffee stop; experience the new extension of the San Diego Creek bike path! Medium & Long both go down Laguna Canyon. Short stays in Irvine.
Slow down for a “Neutral Start” through the park and up San Diego Creek bike path for 1st 1/2 mile, then take off onto Barranca across town. Slow down again on bike path from Laguna Canyon Rd to Bake before resuming a street pace. Cool down on return back up the bike path to the park
( back to parking lot or to our gathering at or BBQ Picnic : Shelter #1)

Ride Start: Bill Barber Park @ NE parking lot - off Harvard @ San Juan

Short: 17.3 miles, 561’ climbing (enjoys all 7 miles of the San Diego Creek bikeway to Bake)
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Regroup for Short: Starbucks - Quail Hill Center, Quail Hill @ Passage
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Medium: 34.8 miles, 1,386’ Climb
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Long: 45.6 miles, 2,269’ Climb
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Regroup for Long & Medium: Starbucks - Newport Coast @ Crystal Cove

You can still sign up for a burger at our BBQ after the rides until August 21st…

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Aug
31
8:00 AM08:00

Community Ride with Councilmember Khan

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Join Councilmember Farrah Khan, Community Services Commissioner Branda Lin, members of the Bicycle Club of Irvine and Orange County Bicycle Coalition, as well as bicycle patrol officers of the Irvine Police Department for a fun bike ride!
The goal of this event is to help Irvine residents get comfortable with biking routes in the city and to promote active transportation.
All ages are welcome. Helmets required of all participants including adults.

You can choose to do the 4.5 miles or the 7.1 miles path. See below for the exact routes:
4.5 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30587453
7.1 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30774777

Email rakbari@cityofirvine.org if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

NOTICE: This ride is of interest to Members but is NOT sponsored by BCI
or covered by BCI Insurance

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Sep
14
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...
We meet at the picnic tables at DCP

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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Sep
21
8:30 AM08:30

Fall Flurry Down & Train Back

If you can't take the whole weekend - you can join BCI for the ride to Oceanside & train back!

Start at 8:42 with the 'tourists' from the tracks when the 857 train rolls in  - Ride all the way to Carlsbad or stop in Oceanside & catch the 665 train at 1:24 to be back in Irvine by 2:17 or the 858 @ 2:51 to be back by 3:48. All day costs $10 for a weekend day pass or one way is $5.50 for "1/2 price" seniors 65+.

Train Options

Register in advance with the USMC(or else you will have to ride the freeway shoulder between Las Pulgas Rd & Oceanside - Legal, safer and shorter, but not as scenic as Camp Pendleton) 

Saturday Route  44.3 miles to Oceanside
Map / Profile   (52.3 to the Motel6)

Sign Up available (free - buy your own train ticket home) 
If you don't sign up - we will not have a route sheet for you - so print your own!

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Sep
21
to Sep 22

Fall Flurry Tour

  • Metrolink Station: Irvine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The 2019 version of our Summer Solstice Tour to Carlsbad is being planned for the Fall… Details coming, but mark your calendars now!

Register in advance with the USMC(or else you will have to ride the freeway shoulder between Las Pulgas Rd & Oceanside - Legal, safer and shorter, but not as scenic as Camp Pendleton) 

Book your own room at Motel6 (AARP discounts available)

Saturday Route 
Map / Profile   (52.3 to the Motel6)

Sunday Route
Map / Profile  (52.1 from the Motel6 in Carlsbad)

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park
Food stop
: Starbucks- Tustin, Jamboree & El Camino Real

Route Slip:  SUN53

Medium: 28 miles, flat - Michelson, Tustin Ranch, Portola, Jeffrey Bike Trail 
Map/Profile
Long: 43 miles, 2,100’ Climb - Alton, Santiago Canyon, Portola, Jeffrey
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 Long Plus: 48 miles, 2,600’ Climb - Glenn Ranch, Saddleback Ranch, Santiago Canyon Map/Profile

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Jersey Day Ride

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Ride Start: Deerfield Park
Food stop:
Peet’s Coffee - Culver & Portola, Irvine

Route Slip: SAT23NE


Short: 13 miles - Peters Canyon Bike Trail, Hicks Canyon Bike Trail, Portola, Yale
Map/Profile
Medium: 33 miles - Tustin Ranch, Crawford Canyon, Chapman, Portola
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Long: 41 miles - Crawford Canyon, Cannon, Villa Park, Santago Canyon
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Show your colors: Wear a BCI Jersey if you have one! 

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

(Route Slip – SAT20 )

Food stop
: Starbucks/Juice It Up - Irvine, Shady Cyn & Quail Hill

Short: 14 miles
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Medium: 29 miles, Hilly – Skyline, Lemon Heights, Hicks Cyn, Jeffery
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Long: 38 miles, Hilly – Red Hill, Arroyo, Skyline, Pioneer, Newport Blvd, Santiago, Jeffery, Turtle Rock
Map / Profile

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Image now applies ONLY to Yellow. Blue will come up from the top left and make a right to go in the same direction as Yellow.

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Dec
14
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...
We meet at the picnic tables at DCP

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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Aug
3
8:00 AM08:00

Saturday Jersey Day Rides

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Ride Start: Deerfield Park
(Route Slip – SAT28)

Food stop:  
Greenleaf Gourmet - Hyland & Sunflower, Costa Mesa

Short: 18 miles Map / Profile
Medium: 26 miles, Flat – Tustin Ranch, Victoria, Sunflower Map / Profile
Long: 37 miles, Flat – Tustin Ranch, PCH, Seapoint, Sunflower Map / Profile

Show your colors: Wear a BCI Jersey if you have one! 

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Jul
27
8:00 AM08:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park
(Route Slip – SAT10)

Food stop: Starbucks/Mags Donut & 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!

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Jul
20
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...
We meet at the picnic tables at DCP

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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Jul
13
8:00 AM08:00

Saturday Rides + Special "Coastal Ride"

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

(Route Slip – SAT07)
Food stop: Knowlwoods - Irvine, Sand Canyon & Burt

Short: 17 miles
 (Map and Elevation)
Medium: 30 miles, flat – Irvine Bl, Turtle Rock
 (Map and Elevation)
Long: 41 miles, 1450’ Climb – Irvine Bl, Jeronimo, Turtle Rock
 (Map and Elevation)
Long Plus: 51 miles, - to Ocean side & back on MetroLink: see below!

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SPECIAL Coastal Ride: 50.9 miles
(also starts at 8:00 from Deerfield) -
Beat the Heat! Bike to Oceanside - lunch at Swami’s, then train back on MetroLink to the Tustin MetroLink Station then ride back to Deerfield…

(Route slip - Bike to Oceanside)

(Map and Elevation) to Swam'i’s for lunch: 49.2 miles
(Map and Elevation) to Oceanside Station: 0.4 mile
(Map and Elevation) Tustin Station back to start: 1.2 mile

Cheater option: Ride to Irvine Station, take 857 Train at 8:42 to San Juan Capistrano or San Clemente & get ahead of the pack for San Clemente, San Onofre & Camp Pendleton … your $10 all day pass will get you round trip back to Tustin…$3.88 to San Clemente + 5.75 back to Irvine if 65 or over…

Our route uses the FREEWAY SHOULDER from Las Pulgas to Oceanside - It’s legal, shorter, flatter & safer than the Base Route.
If you want to ride on base through Camp Pendleton you need to get a Bike Pass in advance.
Bring cash for lunch & $10 Day Pass or $5.75 Seniors 65+ for train ticket north) 

Return options:
Train 665 @ 1:24 gets to Tustin at 2:23
Train 858 @ 2:51 gets to Tustin at 3:55
Train 860 @ 4:28 gets to Tustin at 5:24
Train 667 @ 5:36 gets to Tustin at 6:35 <LAST TRAIN>

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Bonus Scenery: David Marino alerted us: THIS is the Saturday when bikers (the OTHER kind) ‘moon’ the train outside a bar just north of Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo station; look out the inland side windows as we pass! They “Moon the AmTrak” @ 3:10 but might be practicing on our MetroLink at about 2:00…

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Jun
29
7:30 AM07:30

Orange County Bicycle Rally

Ride Start/Finish: Turtlerock Park  NOT DEERFIELD!
NO REGULAR RIDES AT DEERFIELD TODAY!

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BCI in collaboration with OCW will be inviting riders and other OC cycling groups to join in on another special ride.
Register for a lunch, or just show up to ride & bring your own picnic.


ROUTE SLIPS 
Staggered Starts
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7:30;  50m Long Plus Map/Profile
8:00; 43m Long Map/Profile
8:30; 31m Medium Map/Profile  and  26m Medium-Flat Map/Profile
9:00; 18m Short Map/Profile
Registration deadline to get a lunch is end of day on June 26, 2019:
Sign up on-line or make sure your mail-in registration is RECEIVED
by June 26th !

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Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Full Moon Fun Ride

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

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Beat the summer heat and experience a new side of bicycling!  Join fellow club members for a Full Moon Fun Ride.  This is a no-drop ride at an easy pace. Meet at Deerfield park at 6:30pm and expect to roll out about 6:45.  We’ll watch the sun set as we ride the San Diego Creek and Back Bay trails to Starbuck’s on PCH.  We’ll return under the full moon by the same route.  Come and enjoy the unique sights, sound, and smells of the Back Bay at night.

The ride will be led by BCI club secretary Bob McHenry, an experienced commuter and tour leader.  Headlights and taillights are required to participate.  Eye protection with clear lenses is strongly recommended.  Moon rise is at 6:39pm and sunset is at 8:02.  Ride distance is 23 miles and we should return around 9:00pm.

If you want to learn more about lighting and night riding prior to the ride, plan on attending the general membership meeting on Wednesday June 12th, where Bob will give a presentation on options for bicycle lighting.  Questions about this ride:  bring them to the 6/12 meeting, or email to secretary@bikeirvine.org.

Route Slip    
Lights & reflectors are legally required - more are recommended including tail light & HiViz reflective vest or jacket…

Here is Bob’s hand out and OCBC’s graphic on lighting.

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Jun
8
6:00 AM06:00

UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge

Join Team BCI in this special fund raising ride !

BCI is joining the local support for cancer research by posting a team for the June 8th ride. All donations and fees go to help fund research at UCI. Secretary Bob McHenry has stepped up to be our Team Leader - contact him for more information at Secretary@BikeIrvine.org and see this link to our Team BCI page:

Flyer inviting Guests to BCI

Flyer inviting Guests to BCI

BCI is inviting all participants to the Anti-Cancer Challenge to get in some training with our club rides - Welcome guest riders as always, and be good role models for safe & legal cycling !

We will have a regular club ride at Deerfield this morning, but expect a small group as many of us will be having fun at the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge.

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Jersey Day Ride

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Ride Start: Deerfield Park

(Route Slip – SAT23NE)

Food stop: Peet’s Coffee - Culver & Portola, Irvine


Short: 13 miles - Peters Canyon Bike Trail, Hicks Canyon Bike Trail, Portola, Yale

Medium: 33 miles - Tustin Ranch, Crawford Canyon, Chapman, Portola
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Long: 41 miles - Crawford Canyon, Cannon, Villa Park, Santago Canyon
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Show your colors: Wear a BCI Jersey if you have one! 

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Jun
1
7:30 AM07:30

3rd Annual Onyx Challenge - Remote Ride (Registration Required)

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Climb from the Thurman Flats Picnic Area to (or toward) Onyx Summit (elevation 8,443')!

Plan to arrive by 7:45, we will roll at 8:00 am!  
Three routes to choose from:
Challenge I: Make it to Angelus Oaks - 17 miles, 2,300'  
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Challenge II: get to Greyback Amphitheater - 35 miles, 3,800'  
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Challenge III: To Onyx Summit - 55 miles, 6,400'  
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ROUTE SLIP HERE

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT BY May 28th! - CLICK HERE
VOLUNTEERS AND RIDERS PLEASE REGISTER!

Registered Rider List

Picnic lunch at the top of Onyx Summit!  Bring your lunch and we will drive it up to the top for you!

There WILL ALSO be a regular club rides at Deerfield at 9:00 am.

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May
18
7:00 AM07:00

UCI Anti-Cancer Rally

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Team BCI for the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge in June has a rally at Monarch Beach Resort: Learn more about the Anti-Cancer Challenge. Invite your friends or teammates to join in the fun. Participate in a training ride led by a bike shop partner. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and good company when you return.


Not a BCI ride and open to all who sign up - even if not doing the Anti-Cancer challenge in June.

There WILL be a regular club ride at Deerfield at 9.

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May
11
8:00 AM08:00

GMR Remote Ride: CANCELLED!! 85% chance of T-storms.

Ride start: Glendora High School, 1600 E Foothill Blvd, Glendora, CA 91741 

We have tentatively rescheduled this for Memorial Day weekend. Check back for details….

Route Slip
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New time!
We roll at 0800. 
Click below for details.  
OCW and others will be joining us…

See you there!

Come climb the famous GMR - The route will be up and back, so you can go as far as you want and then turn around and come back down.  

There WILL be a regular club ride at Deerfield at 9

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Jersey Day Ride

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Ride Start: Deerfield Park

(Route Slip – SAT06)

Food stop: Corner Bakery - Irvine, Main & Harvard


Short: 14 miles
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Medium: 24 miles, 700’ Climb - Harvard, Shady Canyon
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Long: 37 miles, 1200’ Climb – Laguna Cyn, Muirlands, Irvine Center Dr 
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Show your colors: Wear a BCI Jersey if you have one! 
Team BCI - show up early in your UCI Anti-Cancer Jerseys for a group photo @ 8:45!

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

(Route Slip – SAT31)

Food stop: Starbucks – University Park, Culver & Michelson

Short: 17 miles , Flat - Peter’s Canyon Trail (South), Harvard
Map/Profile
Medium: 27.5 miles, Rolly - Eastbluff/Ford/Bonita Canyon, Shady Canyon   
Map/Profile
Long: 35.4 miles, Hilly - Tustin Ranch/Von Karman, Bayside, Marguerite, San Joaquin Hills 
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Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Remote Ride - Tour de Five Cities

  • Trader Joes/Aaron Bros Parking Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, SJC, San Clemente

3 Routes:

25 miles   Map/Elevation
32 miles   Map/Elevation  
39 miles   Map/Elevation  

Route Slips

Click the map link to the left for our starting location.  Park in the middle of the lot between Trader Joe's and Wells Fargo, as far away from buildings as possible.  Carpooling recommended!

There WILL be a regular club ride at Deerfield at 9.

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Apr
13
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...
We meet at the picnic tables at DCP



(Route Slip – SAT05)
Food stop: Peet’s Coffee – UCI Marketplace
Short: 13 miles , Rolly - West Yale Loop, University Map/Profile -
Note- We we will do the Woodbridge Lakes (path) instead of West Yale Loop on the way to coffee & return the ‘back way’ into DCP on quieter Deerfield instead of busy ICD.

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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