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First Saturday Ride Visits the Newport Back Bay!

We begin assembling at 8:15 am and we start rolling at 8:30 SHARP!!

Route:

LINK to Ride with GPS map and cue sheet : http://ridewithgps.com/routes/841640

We start in the parking at Irvine City Hall (on the right)

North onto San Diego Creek Path

Left Turn toward the Ocean

Follow San Diego Creek Trail [under 405, under Michelson, under Campus, under MacArthur, under Jamboree] to the path parallel to Jamboree

Follow San Diego Creek trail to the hair-pin turn to the left, then right!

Up the path (parallel to Jamboree) to University and turn right (stay on sidewalk or go into the street as you prefer!)

At the top of the hill, before it veers left, is the entrance to the Back Bay, and we go down the hill into the Back Bay!!

Coming out of the the Back Bay, we pass through Newport Dunes and over the bridge ... and come out onto Bayside

Right at PCH onto the sidewalk or on PCH itself if you prefer

Right at Dover (and up onto the sidewalk if you've been in the street)

Right turn onto the path that takes us up to Castaways Park!  Great View and we take a bit of a rest

Continue along the Back Bay Bluffs to Santiago

People wanting a climb make an immediate right, down Polaris Drive and back up the other side of Polaris to Galaxy

People NOT wanting a climb stay on Santiago and then make a right onto Galaxy

Galaxy to the end and right on Santiago

Santiago to Irvine Boulevard and then right up onto the sidewalk

Right onto Brown Trail

Follow Brown Trail where it veers right and they stay on the trail until we reach Jamboree again!

Right onto the sidewalk at Jamboree, and then make the hairpin turn to the right under Jamboree and back to the San Diego Creek Trail

San Diego Creek Trail takes us back to Irvine City Hall!

See a good, zoom-able map of the "Back Bay Loop" here:  www.yelp.com/map/back-bay-loop-newport-beach

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Helmets required at all times!  Nobody gets dropped!  Bring water and sunscreen!


 


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  • Mike W.

    Great day, great ride, great people! A bit more wind than expected, but it didn't deter us. On the return leg Anna and I slipped up and through Mason Park to Jeffrey Road, then took the SDCT back down to the start, adding another 8 miles. Going up the ramp to the pedestrian bridge over the 405 at Jeffrey we stopped briefly to let a 3 foot rattlesnake get across the path! It was 3-4 years old judging from the rattles on it's tail. Met up with the other stragglers back at the Civic Center lot, Mike C., Cesar, and Dave, then all of us went to El Pollo Loco for a bite to eat.

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great easy ride. Sorry Fran and I lost everyone but ended up doing about 15 miles. This was her first long ride and she had fun. We are looking forward to other rides.

    May 4, 2013

  • Dave

    The Eliminators Surf band tonight at Bella Terra mall amphitheater
    6 - 9 pm. The amphitheater is by the move theater complex. Here is 1 of their performances.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V2PzFrpcWM

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Dave

    Mike Cesar & I stopped at the bay, by the mobile homes.
    There was a surfboard/paddleboard event going on, then we stopped an at estate sale on Galaxie.

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I woke up with a big leg cramp this morning. I will catch up with you next month.

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wanna go, but will be away until May 8. Hopefully next week.

    May 3, 2013

  • Dave

    reads like the same route to me.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to trying this new route!

    April 23, 2013

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