Join us for our 26th annual party again in 2016!
We will meet at the train station in Irvine @8, Park inside the parking garage for shade. (Look for us outside at the UHaul) Load gear on a the truck & leave together at 8:30 for the ride to Carlsbad. If the ride is a bit far, you can hop on a southbound Metrolink 857 at 8:42 or 660 @ 9:46 with your bike & skip the first bits - starting the ride at Mission Viejo or San Juan Capistrano or San Clemente - or even Oceanside; The Metrolink train is an easy way to travel with your bike & only costs $3 per stop; (1/2 priced for 65+ senior rate!)
The OC Line (600's) and IE-OC Line (800's) both roll along close to our route from Irvine to Oceanside.
Check in with the tour & load your bags on the truck, and wave us off at 8:30; then buy a ticket & catch the next south bound train at 8:42 or 9:46.
Get off and start riding at Laguna Niguel to skip the first 9 miles. ($3 / $1.50)
Start riding at San Juan Capistrano to skip the first 13. ($6 / $3)
Get off at North San Clemente to skip the first 20 miles. ($9 / $4.50)
Stay on all the way to Oceanside to skip the first 46 miles... ($10 day pass / $5.50) and ride through Oceanside to Carlsbad with VERY fresh legs!
You could also ride the first 20 miles & train from San Clemente to Oceanside... skipping Camp Pendleton & still get to lunch in Oceanside or Carlsbad before the rest of the tourists arrive!
Saturday the truck will be ready to receive your gear when you check in after 8am. It will be waiting, locked, at the Motel6 for you to unload when you arrive. Bring what you need but be reasonable! Everyone will be moving bags to find their own, so a few small duffels (labeled) are better than a big one. DO bring a folding chair for dinner or be ready to sit on the ground for dinner. You don't need an ice chest: you can visit the Ralph's market 2 blocks away for snacks or beverages.
SATURDAY EVENING we have a nice sunny lawn on the edge of the parking lot for our social time @ 4:30 and dinner @6 When you roll in, check in, enjoy the pool or take a nap, then join the group at 4:30 PM for some Cosmic WimpOut, social time and dinner delivery on Saturday evening. We can't eat in the pool area so we will hand out in the parking lot for social time and dinner at 6. For those with dietary concerns, we will have Pizza's delivered (veggie & meat) and salad and fruit and sodas - There is a market 2 blocks east if you need to find extra/other food or beer/wine... or want to grab some snacks to share during the social hour...
After dinner we usually take a short walk to the beach to watch the sunset @ 8:02 then head to sleep...
SUNDAY the truck will LOAD from 7 to 8, Ramona will get it to Irvine by NOON & it will be waiting for you until A): the last rider picks up their stuff at the earliest, or B): latest until 3:37 PM after the 858 train rolls in.
3 steps to register:
1: Register with the USMC so you can get through Camp Pendleton, or you may be turned away at the gate & will be left at the mercy of CalTrans (on call shuttle if freeway is still not ready to ride)... After you register - no news is good news; the Marines won't confirm your approval.
2: Book a room (you can easily cancel later!) We can always add a dinner but you may not have a bed & we are in full summer season this year... Vice President Penny Poorman booked a block of 15 discounted rooms for us - they were released May 25 - CALL the Group Reservation desk @ 800 544-4866 to try & add a rooms at a the BCI discount price. If you can't swing that deal, don't forget your AARP discount!
Confirm your own reservation deal at the Motel 6 - South Carlsbad "Beach" @ 750 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad CA (760) 431-0745 or on line at: http://motel6.com/reservations/click6.aspx Enter Motel# 471
Those with room mates ~ book room with names of both occupants for ease of check-in if you arrive separately. Ask for a ground floor / non-smoking room if you care.
3: Once you are sure & have a room - send a check payable to BCI (or hand cash) to Bill Sellin 405 E Wilson Ave, Orange 92867. The fee is $25 for member riders - $15 for Dinner only (non-riders) $45 for non-member riders including a $20 BCI membership, so send along a Membership Form for each new member.
You can check out past Summer Solstice info HERE
Saturday 53.7 mile Cue Slip Route southbound (full page)
Sunday 52.9 mile Cue Slip Route northbound (2 per page)
40 Registered: Penny Poorman*
Ramona Dalton Don Tillinghast
Bill Sellin Dev Sellin*
Mike Farrell* Joveth Farrell (dinner)
Jean Hetherington Ron Hetherington
William Quon Judy Quon
Rich McCarthy Linda McCarthy
Joe Sortais Julie Sortais
Karen Lewis Cook
Beth Sher* Aaron Sher
Lois Garland* Tom Garland (dinner) Brooke Collins (dinner)
Norm Moyer Michael Moyer
Bruce Wendel Karen Wendel*
Patty Hoskins John Hoskins
Jodie Kinney Angie Pena Joy Jocson
* Some riders plan to short cut by taking Metrolink to San Clemente @ 8:47 for $7.50 (1/2 for Seniors), saving their legs for the best part of the tour; let us know that is your plan & we will mark your name so you will know who else is cutting the ride short! -
Mike Brooks's has sold his truck & trailer - so BCI Member Ramona Dalton has agreed to handle renting & driving a U-Haul to sag our stuff!