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Bike from Long Beach to Balboa Island on the beach bike trail (35 miles)

Bike from Long Beach to Balboa Island on the beach bike trail

This bike ride goes south on the beach bicycle trail from Long Beach to Balboa Island. After reaching Balboa Island we will stop for a quick lunch in Balboa Island and return on the same route to Long Beach.


All bike riders who are comfortable and experienced riding their bikes at least 35 miles round trip at 12 miles per hour are invited to join us.

MEETING PLACE AND TIME:

We will meet at the parking lot at Joe's Crab Shack in Long Beach at 8:30AM for introductions and a safety talk. We will depart promptly at 9:00AM


BIKE ROUTE MAPS:

Long Beach to Balboa Island http://goo.gl/maps/V8fH5 (18 miles - 2 hours)

Total estimated time: 5 1/2 hours

LUNCH:

Cote d'Azure Restaurant 
711 E Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92661

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PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:


RSVP: If your plans changed and you're not coming please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not expecting you.

HELMET: Please be advised that you are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group.  

SPARE TIRE TUBES: Please bring two spare tire tubes in case you get flat tires, and make sure your tires are properly inflated.  


MONEY: A taxi charges plenty of money if you need one to pick you up and drive you back to your car if you have a flat tire and you don't have tubes to replace your flat tire or a patch kit.  Also please bring sufficient CASH to cover your lunch.


BIKE LOCK: Do not leave your bicycle unlocked at any time. Please bring your own bicycle lock.


WATER and FOOD: Make sure you bring water to drink so you don't get dehydrated and a power bar or other food to eat in case you get hungry. 


DISCLAIMER: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible in any way for your safety. We are all just participants, nothing more.

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This event is crossposted in other Meetup groups.

You'll also have the chance to meet:

1 ACTIVE - Adventurists from "Southern California Outdoor Adventurers on Meetup.com"

2 Creative Explorers... from "A Downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles Metro Meetup"

1 Adventurers from "Adventure-Us"

2 Intrepid Explorers from "Exploring LA like we don't live here"

1 Foodies from "Foodie Connection"

2 Foodies from "L.A. Foodies"

1 outdoor enthusiasts from "LA Outdoors"

1 people enjoying the good life from "OC Good Life"

3 Cyclists from "Southern California Cycling Group (and other fun events)"

6 Adventure People from "Adventure People"

9 Cyclists from "Team Long Beach - Cycling Group"

A total of 20 people are expected to attend!

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  • Louis

    I had a great time on the ride. With 18 people showing up of different bike riding skill levels it was difficult to keep the group together so we split up into 4 groups. 7 people that rode down to the Newport peninsula together with me and had lunch. Then 5 of the 7 people with me continued our ride to Corona del Mar after crossing with the ferry to Balboa Island. Riding back was very windy. Thanks for coming on the ride today. You'll find all my rides on the Southern California Cycling Group at http://meetup.com/cyclegroup Please join our Meetup group too so you can join us on other rides again!

    August 24, 2014

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