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Bill Barber Park to Irvine Reginal Park & Via Escola

Nice cruise up Jamboree Rd. to Irvine Reginal Park and ride by the Orange County Zoo. Then down to Cannon and up to Via Escola for that nice view shown below. Then an awesome downhill down Meats to Santiago and over to Bagel Me for a snack break. Hope they still have their delicious Blueberry Muffins. Yummy!!

We then head over to the Santa Ana River Trail and head towards the Ocean and over to Riverside and Cliff Dr's. Up irvine Dr and around Back Bay and up the Creek to our cars.

There is a shortcut available if someone runs out of time or energy at about 35 miles. That would be heading back to Jamboree from Bagel Me.

This ride is 48 miles and we are going to be ramping up the miles in preparation fo the Palm Springs Event.

See the Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3791085

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  • Robert R.

    Awesome Ride!! Nice day. Thanks to Jim for the suggestion. I felt pretty good and I think I'm almost back to par at about 90%+ . Still the long straight-aways are hard on my knee so we, 4 of us, took a shortcut on the way back thru Fairview Park which shaved about 5 miles off the route but still ended up with 43 miles and a 14.3 mph average which is my best yet since I've been back. Wahooo!!

    Thanks to everyone for riding with RCA today and making it an awesome fun day!!

    2 · December 22, 2013

    • Garry

      Nice job there, Robert. It's great to see you getting back to your best.

      December 22, 2013

  • Azizan

    Great to meet everyone for a shorter ride. Actually earlier in the day, I was hiking with some friends in Santiago Oaks Park. Trying to persuade them to get a mountain bike if they're too afraid to ride on the road.

    2 · December 22, 2013

  • Mark D

    another great ride.

    2 · December 22, 2013

  • Jacqueline

    Thank you for taking and posting pictures.

    December 21, 2013

  • duane

    thanks Mark for taking the time to research the 3 postings ... and to Robert for hosting just the right amount of hills ...

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good ride

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Robert, I'll meet you guys near Walnut and the River trail in Irvine. If I miss you please don't wait.

    December 20, 2013

  • melissa w.

    Ive been a bit frazzled lately but id love to get on my bike this saturday. SO i may or may not make it. I have my gear ready.

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I currently ride horses and would like to see if cycling is for me.Would it be possible for me to meet up with u all at your first Bagel Me stop just for a little advice?
    Bobbie

    December 20, 2013

    • Garry

      Make sure to bring the horse

      December 20, 2013

    • Robert R.

      Sure Garry, as soon as you bring your 300 horses in that car of yours. LOL. BTW when can we see you on your bike in your profile picture. After all this is a bike club not a car club. Wahooo!!!

      December 20, 2013

  • jim v.

    yes for sat.

    December 19, 2013

  • jim v.

    I will

    December 19, 2013

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