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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.)

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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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May
3
5:15 PM17:15

Bike Trail Summer Social Ride

13 mile ride around Irvine - 95% on paved off street bike paths !

Many people enjoy riding, but prefer to stay off the roads as much as possible.  This ride is for you!  We will ride the Walnut, Peters Canyon, Hicks Canyon, Jeffrey Open Space and Cypress Village trails.

Invite friends, neighbors, significant others, meet new friends.  This is a NO DROP ride, we will regroup along the way so no one is left behind.  Almost any type of bike is suitable. Helmets are strongly recommended and required by law for minors. 

We roll at 5:30 pm.  Sunset is at 7:36 pm, so there is plenty of time to get back before dark.

We will schedule more of these rides over the summer if there is enough interest.

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

Route Slip: SUMEVESOCIAL 
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Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

NewB Ride

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 especially welcome!

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Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Jersey Day Lunch; Celebrate Dick Bird

The first Saturday is Jersey Day and the one day we all wear BCI jerseys if you have them.
Current and past versions of the BCI jerseys are on display! 
After the ride we meet for lunch. There are a number of food outlets and plenty of shaded places to sit outside.  

This month we will dedicate the ride and gathering to the memories and stories of our departed friend, Dick Bird. Bring your favorite pictures, wear your favorite Beer View Mirror...

Dick Bird - BCI#1474
June 29 1932 ~ July 25 2016

 

 


If you're wearing your BCI jersey, take advantage of these discounts:

  • 15% off at New York Upper Crust Pizza   
  • 15% off at Daphne's
  • 10% off at Mustard Café
  • 10% off at Pollo Loco

Come join us!

If you don't yet have a BCI jersey - see ordering info here!

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Jul
2
12:00 PM12:00

Jersey Day & Lunch

The first Saturday is Jersey Day and the one day we all wear BCI jerseys if you have them. Current and past versions of the BCI jerseys are on display! 


After the ride we meet for lunch. There are a number of food outlets and plenty of shaded places to sit outside.  

If you're wearing your BCI jersey, take advantage of these discounts:

  • 15% off at New York Upper Crust Pizza   
  • 15% off at Daphne's
  • 10% off at Mustard Café
  • 10% off at Pollo Loco

Come join us!

If you don't yet have a BCI jersey - see ordering info here!

 

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    Jun
    1
    10:00 AM10:00

    Fashion Island Meetup

    PainduNMonde

    Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc);
          ride from homes all over...

      -Huntington Beach; a few ride from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley;
          ride from Mile Square Park at 9am; 

      -Orange/Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail, between
          Chapman & Orangewood at 7am

      -Costa Mesa; Ride from Talbert Park (between Fairview Park
           & the Santa Ana River Trail) at 9am

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    Apr
    27
    10:00 AM10:00

    Fashion Island Meetup

    Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc);
          ride from homes all over...

      -Huntington Beach; a few ride from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley;
          ride from Mile Square Park at 9am; 

      -Orange/Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail, between
          Chapman & Orangewood at 7am

      -Costa Mesa; Ride from Talbert Park (between Fairview Park
           & the Santa Ana River Trail) at 9am

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    Apr
    20
    10:00 AM10:00

    Fashion Island Meetup

    Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc);
          ride from homes all over...

      -Huntington Beach; a few ride from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley;
          ride from Mile Square Park at 9am; 

      -Orange/Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail, between
          Chapman & Orangewood at 7am

      -Costa Mesa; Ride from Talbert Park (between Fairview Park
           & the Santa Ana River Trail) at 9am

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    Apr
    13
    10:00 AM10:00

    Fashion Island Meetup

    Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc);
          ride from homes all over...

      -Huntington Beach; a few ride from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley;
          ride from Mile Square Park at 9am; 

      -Orange/Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail, between
          Chapman & Orangewood at 7am

      -Costa Mesa; Ride from Talbert Park (between Fairview Park
           & the Santa Ana River Trail) at 9am

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    Apr
    12
    7:00 PM19:00

    General Membership Meeting

    Public are welcome

    Guest Speaker / Program:

    Do It Yourself Bicycle Touring

    See the United States or the World from the seat of your bike.

    Richard Sheff will talk about the joy’s of ‘credit card camping’ with clean beds & meals served. He is experienced in pulling together small group tours, lodging, and ‘sagging’ you luggage to keep your road bike light.

    Richard entertained us with tales of the things he has learned from his mistakes

    Richard entertained us with tales of the things he has learned from his mistakes

    Clean indoors & beds - light bikes 

    Clean indoors & beds - light bikes 

    Sharing a rental SAG van...

    Sharing a rental SAG van...


    Ride Coordinator Norm Moyer, along with Doug Peterson will share the adventure and preparation of taking everything with you on a fully loaded self contained tour.

    Norm challenged us to expand our comfort zone - He and BCI Club members Patty & John Hoskins & Richard Vallens plan to pull out on a train to Fontana latter this week to start riding east on HWY 66 for several weeks!

     

    Everything on bikes; tents, beds, kitchen

    Everything on bikes; tents, beds, kitchen

    Sharing good times & cooking outdoors!

    Sharing good times & cooking outdoors!

    Norm challenged us to expand our comfort zone - He and BCI Club members Patty & John Hoskins & Richard Vallens plan to pull out on a train to Fontana latter this week to start riding east on HWY 66 ... for several weeks!

    Norm challenged us to expand our comfort zone - He and BCI Club members Patty & John Hoskins & Richard Vallens plan to pull out on a train to Fontana latter this week to start riding east on HWY 66 ... for several weeks!

    Slide Show: Doug Peterson had a brief slide show -
    1: Expect to carry a load - photo of 8 jugs loaded on a bike - after delivery the bike is ridden back for more...
    2: More conventional bike loading
    3: Camping does not have to be uncomfortable - if a truck is hauling some of your gear, chairs are nice!
    4: As a "Minimalist" you can forgo the poles...
    5: Enjoy the local culture -
    6: Laundry can be done in camp...
    7: Be prepared to do emergency repairs
    8: Do enjoy the world as no one in a vehicle can. 


    Secretary Bob McHenry  showed some of his economical modifications to an old hard tale ATB that is now his touring bike.

    Secretary Bob McHenry showed some of his economical modifications to an old hard tale ATB that is now his touring bike.


    Here are a few pictures to get you thinking about touring...


    We hope you JOINED US FOR GREAT STORIES AND EXPERIENCED ADVICE.  Next Meeting is June 28th!

    Refreshments were served.
    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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      Apr
      8
      6:30 PM18:30

      Friday Dinner / Get Together

      Please join us at the food court below Barnes & Noble – Members may bring a bottle of wine to share or perhaps some cheese and crackers. We always find good things to chat and laugh about. There are also several choices where we can pick up a little dinner. Everyone is welcome to drop by - no bicycles required.

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      Apr
      6
      10:00 AM10:00

      Fashion Island Meetup

      Fashion-Island-Pain-Du-Monde.jpg

      Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
        -Irvine (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc);
            ride from homes all over...

        -Huntington Beach; a few ride from the Pier  
        -Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley;
            ride from Mile Square Park at 9am; 

        -Orange/Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail, between
            Chapman & Orangewood at 7am

        -Costa Mesa; Ride from Talbert Park (between Fairview Park
             & the Santa Ana River Trail) at 9am

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      Apr
      2
      12:00 PM12:00

      Jersey Day & Lunch

      Oak Creek Shopping Center Food Court

      The first Saturday is Jersey Day and the one day we all wear BCI jerseys if you have them. Current and past versions of the BCI jerseys are on display! 
      After the ride we meet for lunch. There are a number of food outlets and plenty of shaded places to sit outside.  If you're wearing your BCI jersey, take advantage of these discounts:

      • 20% off at Baja Fresh
      • 15% off at New York Upper Crust Pizza   
      • 15% off at Daphne's
      • 10% off at Mustard Café

      Come join us!

      If you don't yet have a BCI jersey - see ordering info here!

      Slide show - click to see more photos!

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      Mar
      30
      10:00 AM10:00

      Fashion Island Meetup

      Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides
      from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine; From homes all over
         (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc)

      -Huntington Beach; a few meet & ride together from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach / Fountain Valley; meet at Mile Square Park at 9am; 
      -Orange / Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail near entrance from Rampart St between Chapman & Orangewood at 7am
      -Costa Mesa; Meet in Talbert Park (below the bluff on the west side of Fairview Park) near the Santa Ana River Trail at 9am

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      Mar
      23
      10:00 AM10:00

      Fashion Island Meetup

      Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides
      from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine; From homes all over
         (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc)

      -Huntington Beach; a few meet & ride together from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach / Fountain Valley; meet at Mile Square Park at 9am; 
      -Orange / Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail near entrance from Rampart St between Chapman & Orangewood at 7am
      -Costa Mesa; Meet in Talbert Park (below the bluff on the west side of Fairview Park) near the Santa Ana River Trail at 9am

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      Mar
      19
      8:00 AM08:00

      NewB Ride

      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 start with a quick instructional class where we discuss safety, equipment, driving your bike like an adult, riding in a group, safety checking your bike before rides, and review rules of the road. We will see how the regular Saturday BCI ride rolls out, and then we will do our ABC Quick Check & roll out in our own group.

      It's a “no drop” ride, which means that we will stay together and will periodically regroup all riders back together, so no one is left behind.  Our slowest rider will set our group average speed. About half way into the ride we will enjoy the rest stop with all of the long ride, medium ride and short ride BCI riders for a snack and a chance to socialize. If the distance scares you, think of it this way: we really are doing two very short rides, to and from a break, and that’s easy! 

      BCI is a recreational, social, non-racing club. An important aspect of our NewB Ride is the new friends you will meet; other NewBs, as well as some experienced members who help out as coaches. Riding with a friend is much more enjoyable! 

      4 NewB Rides are scheduled for 2016 on Third Saturdays of every 3rd month:

      March 19,  June 18, September 17& December 17  

      Class begins at 8:00 a.m. The ride begins a bit after 9:30 a.m. and returns around 12:30.
      Guests are welcome and encouraged! Non-members are required to sign a BCI Guest Waiver.
      Helmets are strongly recommended and usually worn by all.  Most riders wear gloves and some eye protection. Cycling shorts are more comfortable & bright colored shirts/jackets make you more visible to others on the road; For hydration, carry water… and a little cash for a well-earned snack & cup of coffee at the regroup stop! Any bike in riding condition will do - but most ride thin  tires because it’s a lot more work with big tires!

      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 especially welcome!

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      Mar
      16
      10:00 AM10:00

      Fashion Island Meetup

      Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides
      from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine; From homes all over
         (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc)

      -Huntington Beach; a few meet & ride together from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach / Fountain Valley; meet at Mile Square Park at 9am; 
      -Orange / Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail near entrance from Rampart St between Chapman & Orangewood at 7am
      -Costa Mesa; Meet in Talbert Park (below the bluff on the west side of Fairview Park) near the Santa Ana River Trail at 9am

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      Mar
      12
      4:30 PM16:30

      Cygolite® Nite Riding Demo Event

      What a great ride! Beautiful weather & chance for 13 participants to meet & ride & share dinner. Cygolite reps Andrew & Eric even had a raffle - 2 Hot Shot Micro tail lights were won by Dev Sellin & Rick Collins; A Dart 200 headlamp was won by Rob Tinkham; 2 Dash 320 head lamps were won by April Alverez & Nancy Collins, and the very cool & much coveted Hot Rod tail light was won by Karen Wendel.

      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 have a no-drop fun ride of about 17 miles at an easy pace with a dinner stop.  
      Route Slip  
      Ride With GPS map

      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

      Reminder: The California Vehicle Code requires every bicycle ridden after dusk to have a white head lamp, red rear reflector or tail light, pedal/ankle or shoe reflectors & side reflectors (typically each wheel or reflective side wall tires). Inexpensive reflective ankle straps will cover the required side & pedal movement.  Requirements, recommendations, and other suggestions for riding safely at night will be discussed at the event. 

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      Mar
      11
      6:30 PM18:30

      Friday Dinner / Get Together

      • Atrium Shops and Cafes’ in Fashion Island (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Please join us at the food court below Barnes & Noble – Members may bring a bottle of wine to share or perhaps some cheese and crackers. We always find good things to chat and laugh about. There are also several choices where we can pick up a little dinner. Everyone is welcome to drop by - no bicycles required.

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      Mar
      9
      10:00 AM10:00

      Fashion Island Meetup

      Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides
      from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine; From homes all over (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc)
      -Huntington Beach; a few meet & ride together from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach / Fountain Valley; meet at Mile Square Park at 9am; 
      -Orange / Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail near entrance @ Rampart St between Chapman & Orangewood at 7am
      -Costa Mesa; Meet in Talbert Park (below the bluff on the west side of Fairview Park) near the Santa Ana River Trail at 9am

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      Mar
      5
      12:00 PM12:00

      Jersey Day & Lunch

      A selection of BCI jerseys on display!

      A selection of BCI jerseys on display!

      The first Saturday is Jersey Day and the one day we all wear BCI jerseys if you have them. Current and past versions of the BCI jerseys are on display! 
      After the ride we meet for lunch. There are a number of food outlets and plenty of shaded places to sit outside.  If you're wearing your BCI jersey, take advantage of these discounts:

      • 20% off at Baja Fresh
      • 15% off at New York Upper Crust Pizza   
      • 15% off at Daphne's
      • 10% off at Mustard Café

      Come join us!

      If you don't yet have a BCI jersey - see ordering info here!

      Slide Show - click to see photos taken at lunch!

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      Mar
      2
      10:00 AM10:00

      Fashion Island

      Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides
      from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine; From homes all over (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc)
      -Huntington Beach; a few meet & ride together from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach / Fountain Valley; meet at Mile Square Park at 9am; 
      -Orange / Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail near entrance @ Rampart St between Chapman & Orangewood at 7am
      -Costa Mesa; Meet in Talbert Park (below the bluff on the west side of Fairview Park) near the Santa Ana River Trail at 9am

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      Feb
      29
      7:00 PM19:00

      General Membership Meeting

      Public are welcome

      Guest Speaker / Program: TWO! 

      Website Review

       A live, on-line demonstration by Director @ Large Jim Norman
      on how to navigate our website, update your profile in TidyHQ
      and access the BCI Roster.

      - plus -

      Maintenance of your Bicycle

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      This is a hands-on class so bring your bikes. 

      Kristen Lawrence from Pure Rides Cycles will lead us in a bike clinic featuring general care and feeding of your bike.  This will also cover basic road side repair issues such as chains falling off, brakes rubbing and derailleur adjustments. 

      Special Discount to all BCI Members!:


      Light refreshments will be served,
      thanks to our outgoing 2015 Director of Hospitality Beth Sher and newly appointed Director of Hospitality Suzanne McCord.

      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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      Feb
      25
      6:30 PM18:30

      Board of Directors Meeting

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      The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Thursday every month to handle the business of the club.
      Members are welcome to attend; and if you have any business or suggestions, please please let our President - or all Directors @ bod@bikeirvine.org know so it can be placed on the agenda!

      The Board has appointed Suzanne McCord to Director of Hospitality, so now the team is complete. Quorum of 9 of 11 Directors were present. 
      Absent: Director @ Large Profetta and Ride Coordinator Moyer.  
      1 Member; Rick Levin attended.

      Minutes 

       

       

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      Feb
      24
      10:00 AM10:00

      Fashion Island

      Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides
      from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine; From homes all over
         (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc)

      -Huntington Beach; a few meet & ride together from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach / Fountain Valley; meet at Mile Square Park at 9am; 
      -Orange / Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail near entrance from Rampart St between Chapman & Orangewood at 7am
      -Costa Mesa; Meet in Talbert Park (below the bluff on the west side of Fairview Park) near the Santa Ana River Trail at 9am

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      Feb
      17
      10:00 AM10:00

      Fashion Island

      Each Wednesday BCI members start unofficial independent & group rides
      from all over OC to gather at Fashion Island in Newport Beach: 
      -Irvine; From homes all over
         (and Newport, Tustin & Mission Viejo etc)

      -Huntington Beach; a few meet & ride together from the Pier  
      -Huntington Beach / Fountain Valley; meet at Mile Square Park at 9am; 
      -Orange / Anaheim; Meet on Santa Ana River Trail near entrance from Rampart St between Chapman & Orangewood at 7am
      -Costa Mesa; Meet in Talbert Park (below the bluff on the west side of Fairview Park) near the Santa Ana River Trail at 9am

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      Feb
      12
      6:30 PM18:30

      Friday Dinner / Get Together

      • Atrium Shops and Cafes’ in Fashion Island (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Please join us at the food court below Barnes & Noble – Members may bring a bottle of wine to share or perhaps some cheese and crackers. We always find good things to chat and laugh about. There are also several choices where we can pick up a little dinner. Everyone is welcome to drop by - no bicycles required.

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