We'll take a scenic ride around the Newport Back Bay after we ride up the SDCT from Bill Barber Park to Laguna Canyon Road, up and over the freeway to Quail Hills Parkway, and our first stop at the Quail Hills Trail Head. After a short break we continue along the Quail Hills and Sand Canyon trails, through William Mason Park, then back onto the SDCT at Harvard and University. From there it's down to the Bay, heading clockwise, to the parking area at Newport Dunes where we'll cross the bridge to Bayside Drive and continue to PCH. A right turn onto PCH to Dover, and then a right on Dover to Castaways Lane (16th St). Turn right and go through the church parking lot to Castaways park and on to the USMC statue that overlooks the bay. We'll pause for a bit, then continue along the trail to Santiago Drive, and along to Galaxy Drive where we turn right. Stay on Galaxy until it ends at Santiago, then turn right to Irvine Ave. A right turn on Irvine then it's onto the Bayview Trail and back to the SDCT, and then up to Bill Barber Park.
This is a 28 mile, mostly flat ride. There are a couple of short uphills that we've done a number of times before.
• We will start at 8:30 sharp, so be there and ready to go -- or plan to catch up!
• Don't forget your helmet, water, snacks, and a spare tube.
• As always YOU are responsible for knowing the route.
Route Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3254789