What we're about

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WELCOME!

The BOBie (Bah-bee) Cycling Club is a multi-level, recreational road cycling club based in Chino/Chino Hills (Southern California) since January 2011. Our no-drop rides, strong leadership, and welcoming spirit has helped us to grow into one of Inland Empire’s favorite cycling clubs.

We have many enthusiastic Ride Leaders offering weekday/night and weekend rides at many skill levels throughout the Inland Empire, including the foothills of San Gabriel Mountains, to the coastal communities between San Diego to Santa Barbara.

WHO WE ARE NOT:

We are NOT a club that rides as one huge pelaton NOR are we a racing club. Instead, our unique multi-level rides keep our attendance at a manageable 8-25. Exceptions: Our annual picnic slow ride through town held in October, and our Tues/Thur night training rides – however the night rides do still roll out at ride levels.

MEETUP CLUB MEMBERSHIP:

Our general membership is FREE through our Meetup Site here. Club t-shirts, socks, and hats are available for purchase to our general membership at our website store here: www.bobie.org. You must "Join Us" here as a BOBie member to continue riding with our club after your first ride as a guest. Rider Insurance is not available at this basic membership level.

PREMIUM CLUB MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM:

We offer a voluntary annual membership for a small cost which is packed with perks and benefits including special purchasing programs, rider insurance, raffle programs, a premium club-level ride routing site, complimentary catered lunch at our annual club picnic, and the ability to purchase our club jersey or entire kit. Visit https://bobie.org/membership/premium-membership-benefits/ review or purchase an annual Premium Club Membership.

SOME HELPFUL LINKS TO GET YOU STARTED:

· Members are invited to stay connected by visiting our website at BOBie.org (http://www.bobie.org)

· Check our CALENDAR http://www.meetup.com/BOBie_Cycling_Club/events/calendar/ (http://www.meetup.com/ButtsOnBikes-InlandEmpire/events/calendar/) for your next riding adventure (plan ahead easily with our full month calendars). Download the Meetup App on your smartphone for easy RSVP.

* For More Club Information, Contact Us at bobiecycling@gmail.com

SOCIAL MEDIA – Our club members are invited to join our Members-only Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/133347896734011/ and BOBieCyclingClub on Instagram. Also, our active members may request to join our BOBie Cycling Club on STRAVA.

SPONSORS AND PERKS - Our club members are encouraged to support our generous Sponsors and Friends of the BOBies. http://www.meetup.com/BOBie_Cycling_Club/sponsors/ (http://www.meetup.com/ButtsOnBikes-InlandEmpire/sponsors/)

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RIDE LEVELS / POSTINGS

Each of our rides are posted to the calendar with a clear description to meet ride expectancy, as well as ride level, distance, terrain, and pace. Members are encouraged to choose rides that best describes their current riding abilities. Most of our club rides, regardless of distance, are usually offered at the 3 or 4 levels. If you don't see a ride for you, please contact us for a ride suggestion at bobiecycling@gmail.com.

Here is a brief overview of our ride levels / expectancies. For a more detailed list, click on this link: https://www.meetup.com/BOBie_Cycling_Club/messages/boards/thread/49677732 (https://www.meetup.com/BOBie_Cycling_Club/messages/boards/thread/49677732#129032008)

1 Level 10-12 mph pace - Usually listed as JOY RIDES

2 Level 12-13 mph pace - Usually considered BEGINNERS

3 Level 14-16 mph pace - Usually considered MODERATE

4 Level 17-19 mph pace - Usually considered INTERMEDIATE

5 Level 20+ mph pace - Usually considered ADVANCED

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Our BOBie Cycling Club is led with a passion for cycling and the enjoyment of sharing it with others. We encourage our members to not only participate in the rides, but take an interest in helping us build our club by hosting or leading rides. Let us know if you are interested in joining our Leadership Team.

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Upcoming events (5)

Laguna Canyon OC Loop Lvl 4- (55 miles w/ 2000 ft. of climbing)

OC Sheriffs Shooting Range

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16400922 First stop at mile 20 at Starbucks. Second stop at C'est Si Bon for a bite to eat. Bring some money. http://www.meetup.com/ButtsOnBikes-InlandEmpire/messages/boards/thread/48734647 My cell # is[masked] if you have any questions. Helmets are mandatory on all BOBIE rides. Bring hydration, spare tube, nutrition and appropriate clothing to be comfortable during the entire ride. (The weather can and will change during the ride.) Be sure to have Sun Screen for HOT or SUNNY days. Please be sure to bring a "Road ID" or similar up to date IN CASE OF EMERGENCY INFO list with you on all BOBIE rides to allow others to help you if you are unable to help yourself. Bringing $$ or a credit card to pay for any unexpected expenses such as bike repairs or transportation home is highly recommended. By not having any way to cover unplanned expenses when something goes wrong YOU shift that financial burden to those that are riding with you or create a situation where you are left stranded, which can lead to awkward feelings. As with all BOBie rides this is a no drop ride. We will stop to regroup or rest, restroom and refuel as needed. Please read the description carefully to asses if your are well suited for this ride. DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group or signing up for OR attending any BOBIE RIDE, EVENT OR Function you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Level 3 Irvine Newport Loop (32 miles)

La Sirena Grill

Roll by 8:45am Level 3 - Social Pace. Expect 15mph cruising on the trails. Pretty 32-mile route from Orchard Hills Center in North Irvine taking the bike trails to the Newport Back Bay, stop at Castaways Park overlooking beautiful Newport Bay and loop back. Hoping we can lunch at La Sirena Grill after the ride, but not sure if they are allowing yet. Cool Weather: Partly Cloudy, 70-75 degrees Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29220646 Contact: Janet[masked] for any questions. *2020 COVID-19 Recovery Disclaimer: (Updated[masked]) By participating on this ride with us during the COVID-19 Crisis, you accept the risk of contracting this virus. All Club Members are encouraged to practice social distancing while on our rides which includes avoiding drafting. Face Masks are OPTIONAL when riding, but RECOMMENDED when assisting with mechanical repairs (i.e., when social distancing is difficult). RIDER LIMIT: Ride Leaders/Hosts MAY limit attendance to 8 to allow for a smoother ride experience that encourages the 6’ or more Social Distancing. Use caution when riding Side-by-Side to allow Social Distancing Riders must be in good health – if you are sick, stay home! **************************** BOBIE CLUB RIDER ACCIDENT INSURANCE, InCycle Bicycles Discounts, Club Kit Purchases: Contact Us For More Information: [masked] **************************** GOOD TO KNOW: As with all BOBie rides are always a "NO DROP" ride. Safety and riding in groups will be our main goal to give us greater visibility when in traffic. Helmets are mandatory on all BOBIE rides. Bring hydration, spare tube, nutrition and appropriate clothing to be comfortable during the entire ride. (The weather can and will change during the ride). ***************** IMPORTANT ******************** BE PREPARED! * All Riders MUST bring their own supplies for flat tire repair. * Bring Cash or a Credit Card to pay for any unexpected expenses such as bike repairs or transportation home is highly recommended. By not having any way to cover unplanned expenses when something goes wrong YOU shift that financial burden to those who are riding with you or create a situation where you are left stranded, which can lead to awkward feelings. * Helmets are mandatory on all BOBIE rides. * Bring hydration, spare tube, nutrition and appropriate clothing to be comfortable during the entire ride. (The weather can and will change during the ride). * Please be sure to bring a "Road ID" or similar up to date IN CASE OF EMERGENCY INFO list with you on all BOBIE rides to allow others to help you if you are unable to help yourself. BASIC DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group or signing up for OR attending any BOBIE RIDE, EVENT OR Function you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Level 3 Chino to Bagelry (33 mi)

Ruben S. Ayala Park

ROLLOUT by 7:30 AM Distance: 33 miles Pace: 13 mph Social pace up to La Verne. Flats, false flats and some easy climbs. The Bagelry is open for drinks, snacks and most important bathrooms. We have false flats going up San Antonio ride from Chino to La Verne. The Bagelry is a perfect stop for water refill and bathroom break. This route is a kinder and gentler route up over Baseline. After a few rides we can gradually increase miles. Route Link : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32735050 REMEMBER...As always, we never leave or abandon our riders! Helmets are mandatory on all BOBie rides. Remember your water bottles! If you have any questions you can call Teri @(909)[masked]. ********** 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Disclaimer: (Updated[masked]) By participating on this ride with us during the COVID-19 Crisis, you accept the risk of contracting this virus. All Club Members are encouraged to practice social distancing while on our rides which includes avoiding drafting. Face Masks are OPTIONAL when riding, but RECOMMENDED when assisting with mechanical repairs (i.e., when social distancing is difficult). RIDER LIMIT: Ride Leaders/Hosts MAY limit attendance to 8 to allow for a smoother ride experience that encourages the 6’ or more Social Distancing. Use caution when riding Side-by-Side to allow Social Distancing Riders must be in good health – if you are sick, stay home! ************* BOBIE CLUB RIDER ACCIDENT INSURANCE, InCycle Bicycles Discounts, Club Kit Purchases: Contact Us For More Information: [masked] ************* DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your! basis.

Level 4/5: BNR (BOBies Night Ride). 26 miles.

YumYum Donuts/Starbucks

Please be courteous to your fellow riders and be ready to roll at 6:45PM sharp. The terrain is VERY FLAT but there may be wind and the ride distance is nearly 26.5 miles. *******Temporary COVID19 Disclaimer: By participating on this ride with us during the COVID-19 Crisis, you accept the risk of contacting this virus. All Club Members are encouraged to practice social distancing while on our rides which includes avoiding drafting. Face Masks are OPTIONAL when riding, but RECOMMENDED when assisting with mechanical repairs (i.e., when social distancing is difficult). RIDER LIMIT: Ride Leaders/Hosts MAY limit attendance to 8 to allow for a smoother ride experience that encourages the 6’ or more Social Distancing. Use caution when riding Side-by-Side to allow Social Distancing. The BOBie Cycling Club invites everyone to join our rides. Ride with us as often and as long as you want, but we ask that if you feel cycling is a fun sport and our group/club is a good fit for you, consider joining the BOBie Cycling Club. Premium Membership Benefits include: Club Rider insurance, Discounts at Incycle Bicycles, Annual Picnic lunch ticket and MORE!! https://bobie.org/membership/premium-membership-benefits/ RAIN CANCELS RIDE ************************************ As with all BOBie rides this is a "NO DROP" ride. We will stop as needed to regroup, in addition to one scheduled at Hero's Park Safety and riding in groups will be our main goal to give us greater visibility when in traffic. ***************** IMPORTANT ******************** Front and Rear lights are mandatory... minimum of 500 lumens recommended for the front and substantial rear lights. Additional ankle, side and rear helmet lights are HIGHLY encouraged!!!! All Riders MUST bring their own supplies for flat tire repair. No worries, we will lend a hand if needed. Bringing $$ or a credit card to pay for any unexpected expenses such as bike repairs or transportation home is highly recommended. By not having any way to cover unplanned expenses when something goes wrong YOU shift that financial burden to those that are riding with you or create a situation where you are left stranded, which can lead to awkward feelings. Helmets are mandatory on all BOBIE rides. Bring hydration, spare tube, nutrition and appropriate clothing to be comfortable during the entire ride. (The weather can and will change during the ride). Please be sure to bring a "Road ID" or similar up to date IN CASE OF EMERGENCY INFO list with you on all BOBIE rides to allow others to help you if you are unable to help yourself. Note: Rain will cancel this ride. DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group or signing up for OR attending any BOBIE RIDE, EVENT OR Function you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis. IMPORTANT: If you are running a couple of minutes late I suggest you CALL the ride leader to see if they can wait for you. (Texting or MeetUp Messaging notifications are sometimes slow or hard to hear in the Pre Ride environment.) Please acquire the ride leaders phone number well ahead of time and keep it in your phone for this and other urgent matters!

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Level 4/5: BNR (BOBies Night Ride). 26 miles.

YumYum Donuts/Starbucks

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