We begin assembling at 8:15 am and we start rolling at 8:30 SHARP!!
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
Helmets required at all times! Nobody gets dropped! Bring water and sunscreen!