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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

(Route Slip – SAT16)

Food stop: Starbucks – Irvine, Research & Bunsen

Short: 14 miles , Flat - San Diego Creek Trail Map/Profile
Medium: 27 miles, Rolly - Irvine Bl/Trabuco, Aliso Creek Bike Trail   Map/Profile
Long: 36 miles, Hilly - Alton, Portola, Glen Ranch, Saddleback Ranch   Map/Profile

 

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Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Jersey Day Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

(Route Slip – SAT22)

Food stop: Starbucks/Panera Bread - Irvine, Irvine Bl & Sand Canyon

Short: 16 miles

Medium: 32.4 miles, rolly - Muirlands, Lake Forest, Bake, Portola  Map/Profile

Long: 43 miles, 1750’ Climb – Harvard, Muirlands, Lake Forest, Bake  Map/Profile

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

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Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

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

Route Slip – SAT17

Short: 17 miles  Map/Elevation

Medium: 32 miles, flat - Irvine Bl, Bake, Bryan, Portola, Jeffrey  Map/Elevation

Long: 40 miles, 1,500’ Climb - Foothill, Skyline, E. Lemon Heights, Santiago, Jamboree, Portola  Map/Elevation

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Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

Carlsbad / Rancho Santa Fe Remote

  • Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Center (map)
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We will enjoy the coast & hills of San Diego County: 23.5 miles to lunch in Rancho Santa Fe then return to Carlsbad with a total of 40.9 miles, or with the 58.9 mile option rolling through the Elfin Forest to Escondito & San Marcos.

Park and meet at the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation center at 799 Pine Avenue.
We will roll at 9:00 am.

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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Jersey Day Rides

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Ride Start: Deerfield Park
(Route Slip – SAT03)

Food stop: Coffee Bean/Food Court – Irvine, Jeffery & Alton

Short: 12 miles
Medium: 28 miles, flat - Irvine Bl, Muirlands, Alton   Map/Profile
Long: 36 miles, rolly - Irvine Bl, Trabuco, Marguerite, Muirlands, Alton   Map/Profile

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

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park

(Route Slip – SAT15)
COFFEE STOP: STARBUCKS/BRUEGGERS - Irvine Blvd and Culver

Short: 18 miles 
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Medium: 28 miles, Rolly – Ridge Vally/Portola U-Turn at 241  
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Long: 35.5 miles, Rolly - Red Hill/Barranca/Ridge Valley/Portola U-Turn
 Map/Elevation

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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
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Medium: 33 miles - Tustin Ranch, Crawford Canyon, Chapman, Portola
Map/Profile
Long: 41 miles - Crawford Canyon, Cannon, Villa Park, Santago Canyon
Map/Profile

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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park
Food stop:
 Starbucks, corner of Sand Canyon and Irvine Center Dr.

Route Slip: SAT19

Short: 13 miles
    Map/Elevation
Medium: 33 miles, 1,250' – Harvard, University, Shady Cyn, Ridgeline
   Map/Profile
Long: 40 miles, 2,000' – Harvard, Spyglass, San Joaquin, Ridgeline (to top)
 Map/Profile

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park
Food stop
: Peet’s/Juice It Up - Tustin, Newport near Irvine Bl.

Route Slip:  SAT13

Short: 14 miles
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Medium: 28 miles, rolly - Yale, Jamboree, Newport, Tustin Ranch
Map/Elevation
Long: 41 miles, 1200’ Climb - Jamboree, Santiago Cyn, Fairhaven, Taft, Cambridge, Portola
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Sep
21
to Sep 22

Fall Flurry Tour CANCELLED

  • Metrolink Station: Irvine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The 2019 version of our Summer Solstice Tour to Carlsbad was planned for the Fall… not enough sign ups so CANCELLED.

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) 
You can still ride down Saturday & train back, (44.3 miles)
and/or Train down Sunday & ride back… (44 miles)

Saturday Route 
Map / Profile   (52.3 to the Motel6) [-8 to Oceanside]

Sunday Route
Map / Profile  (52.1 from the Motel6 in Carlsbad) [-8 to Oceanside]

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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 (Same as Spring Fling in 2018)

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
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
7
8:00 AM08:00

Saturday Jersey Day Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park
(Route Slip – SAT01)

Food stop: Bruggers/Juice Stop - Santa Ana, Fairview & MacArthur

Short: 17 miles
Medium: 27 miles, flat - VonKarman, Birch, Sunflower  (Map and Elevation)
Long: 37 miles, flat – Wilson, PCH, Red Hill      (Map and Elevation)

Note, there is a 5K/Marathon event taking place in Woodbridge, there will be some road closures on ICD, Valley Oak, Walnut and San Diego Creek trails.  This should not affect our routes, but may impact your drive or ride to Deerfield for the start.

It’s Jersey Day! Wear one if you’ve got one …

Coffee stops are half the fun! Join us tomorrow and Sunday mornings for awesome rides starting at 8AM. Tap link to website for details. #cycling #cyclinglife #cyclingclub #coffeestop #roadbike #optoutside
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Aug
31
8:00 AM08:00

Saturday Rides

Ride Start: Deerfield Park
(Route Slip – SAT14)

Food stop: Starbucks- Tustin, Jamboree & El Camino Real

Short: 17 miles, flat - Harvard, Walnut, Tustin Ranch
Map/Profile
Medium: 28 miles, flat - Michelson, Tustin Ranch, Portola, Jeffrey Bike Trail 
Map/Profile
Long: 43 miles, 2,100’ Climb - Alton, Santiago Canyon, Portola, Jeffrey
Map/Profile

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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!


Bill put together a hand out on sidewalk cycling that Councilmember Khan is printing for Saturday to hand out. You can get a pdf version Here.

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

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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
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
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

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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
:
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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