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Labor Day Ride (Big A to Newport - 37 miles)

This route will have us travel down the SART towards Newport Beach. We will travel on a portion of PCH and portions of the upper Back Bay trail with a stop at Kean Coffee (Mile 19) or C'est Si Bon (Mile 20.5) for some refreshments.

Meetup at 7:45 am and Ready to roll by 8:00 am

Approximately 37 miles - Rating: B-, Terrain: 1 - Mostly flat terrain

Route Description:
• We will start at the OC Sheriff shooting range (park in the lot near the trail)
• Travel south on the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) towards Huntington Beach
• Continue south on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) towards Newport Beach (Restroom/water break at PCH/Orange – Mile 14)
• Continue south on PCH to Dover and Castaways Park.
• We will enter the Upper Back Bay trail and onto West Cliff Drive and travel to Irvine Ave (Kean Coffee, Mile 19)
• We will travel south on Irvine Ave to Cliff Drive/Riverside Drive (C'est Si Bon, Mile 20.5)
• Continue north on PCH and back up the SART to the finish

If you'd like to upload the route on to your GPS unit:

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 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.

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.)

If there is FOG, DRIZZLE or MIST (OR any other extreme weather!) Unless otherwise noted PLEASE check back on this site 60 to 90 minutes prior to our scheduled roll out time. I will strive to text all the people I have cell phone numbers for if any ride will be canceled.

Please be a bit early as the posted MeetUp time is Clipped in roll out time.

Be sure to have Sun Screen for HOT or SUNNY days.

If you are unsure call or text me 1 hour before the roll out time. My number is listed in the RSVP section when you signed up for this ride.

If this causes you to cancel 1 hour or LESS before the scheduled MeetUp
time PLEASE CALL or TEXT (my contact info is in the RSVP question section below) me to avoid frustration and delays!

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.


As always this is a no drop ride. Everybody gets a good workout. The quicker riders may just get more rest time than the developing riders.

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  • Janet B.

    Great photos of your ride today everyone!

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to meet several BOBies (new to me) Linda, Colen, Barry and Alvin. Weather was great made even better by the company, great conversation at C'est Si Bon and a spirited ride back to the Big A stadium. Thanks, Rick for Hosting. I give this ride 5 1/2 stars. LOL!

    4 · September 2, 2013

  • Alvin E.

    Great ride guys, I needed that! Thanks Rick. And great to see you again Keith, Riley, Mike, Ish - its been a while.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Ric G.

    nice to see you guy on the sart!!!

    2 · September 2, 2013

  • Leo

    Fun ride. Thanks for hosting Rick.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Rick D.

    Wow! Thanks everyone for joining me on this Monday morning ride to the beach. I was excited to see such a big turn out. We had a dozen Bobies take on a fast paced ride from the Big A to Newport Beach.

    Weather was great, although we hit a fog bank when we got to Huntington Beach (is it actually summer or did winter roll in this morning?). Luckily our route had us go north on Dover as the NB Police closed down the south bound PCH at Dover (Not sure what the issue was).

    Kean Coffee will have to wait for another trip as the line was out the door. We did get to stop for some chocolate croissants at C'est Si Bon before heading back for a hammerfest up the SART back to Anaheim.

    Great to meet some new folks (Barry, Colen, Linda). Great to ride with my hammerfest crew as well! Riley, hope you got some cups on the ride! I was spit out like a left over rocket booster on the side of the road when you zipped by me...LOL!

    2 · September 2, 2013

    • Riley

      Nice ride. I did get 3! 1 cup from the rocket booster. I'm sorry! I didn't see you friend!

      September 2, 2013

  • Lin

    Marine layer & slight detour, SART, PCH, & Castaways Oh MY. Great views, great drafts, great company. Who could ask for more? See you next ride BOBies!

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Barry

    Great group of riders. Perfect route for me.

    September 2, 2013

  • Barry

    Where is everyone

    September 2, 2013

  • Rebecca T.

    Getting up early to do a hike...

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Lin

    Kean's!! Happy happy joy joy

    September 1, 2013

  • Keith B.

    Chocolate euclaires, yum.

    1 · September 1, 2013

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