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SAT. FUN - BIKE OCEAN TRAILS – BALBOA TO HUNTINGTON BEACH – LUNCH - BIKE RENTALS AVAILABLE Bike along the ocean on bike paths – No PCH riding. Meet new friends, like-minded people, exercise and open for all levels with basic fitness. Enjoy the beauty of where we live. Great for first timers, shy people and expert riders. Pack a lunch or be prepared to buy take-out from a variety of places for a picnic in Channel Park. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST – ALL THE DETAILS ARE HERE Cross Posted in a few Meet Ups and average group size is 25+. Easy bike rentals available – See end of this post for details on where to park for bike rentals. START 10:30am – Saturday 9/22/2018 - Ocean Bike Tour which mixes sightseeing and exercise on ocean trails and side roads. Leaving from 829 Harbor Island Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660. Have fun, be safe and exercise in the beauty of where we live. On this ride to Huntington Beach and back you will see Pirates, Cowboys & Indians, you will ride all the way across the USA, and go places you’ve never been. Really! Beach cruise, spin hard or both. Have fun, meet like-minded people, be safe and enjoy the splendor of where we live. No one gets left behind. BIKE RENTALS Available (see end of post) please rent a bike With Gears as you will have more fun. THE RIDE NOT a ‘pack ride’ on PCH but a group ride keeping to trails and side streets. Beach cruise, spin hard or both. Great for first timers. Plan for 3+/- hours and 17+/- miles. Leave from the Galley Café to Bayside Drive to Newport Heights – Hoag Ridge to the bike trail all the way to Huntington Beach. We return to Newport Beach and then across the on the ferry and back to the start. We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm. Bring money for lunch and the ferry which is $1.25 one way. LEAVING FROM Galley Cafe 829 Harbor Island Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660 – Tel (949)[masked] An unpretentious diner siting at the edge of the bay and has been a hidden gem to many over the years except for locals. Has an open parking lot and street parking also. Very low key and secure with no traffic on a dead-end street. LUNCH As we come back into Newport Beach we will pause for lunch at Channel Park on the water. Pack your lunch and/or there are several places to buy lunch. Carl’s Jr, a bakery, sandwich shop, pizza, Flame Broiler and a coffee shop with a few more. We break for lunch and complete the ride. There is no need for a bike lock. RAIN POLICY Text me directly if it looks like rain. Overcast days are great for riding. We don’t ride in the rain. DIRECTIONS Use your GPS for the Galley Café and make sure you are going towards the ocean if coming from the Jamboree exit on the 405. ð Check your mirror for motivation ð Come out and meet new people. ð Clear the mind and refresh the mind/body & soul for the week ahead. ð Helmets highly recommended. ð Bring snacks. ð Plan ahead. ð Check your tires for air pressure. ð Bring water and a jacket shell ð Haven’t ridden for a while? Don't wait until you are there to check out your bike. RELEASE OF LIABILITY Biking and running activities and all outdoor sports outings are rewarding and pleasant activities, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, impact or fall injuries, broken or dislocated bones. By signing up for this bike trip, you assume the risks of the outing and agree to release the organization, the trip organizer and other participants from claims for any and all injuries or other losses sustained during this trip. Please consult with your health-care professional to make sure you are able to participate in this activity without causing harm to yourself or others. The trip organizer’s willingness to include you in an activity should not be interpreted as a favorable assessment of your emotional and physical capabilities. Please know your limits and sign up only if you are able to keep up with the pace and activity level of this event. LEADER - Roz –[masked] - Text or email me with questions please. [masked] BEHAVIOR Please! – No creepy, negative types, anger issues or controlling behavior invited. This is always a supportive group of like-minded people and it is important that people feel safe. Some adventurous people are trying Meet Up and a bike ride for the first time and we plan with this in mind. THE No’s No boom boxes No politics No using your cell phone while riding. (dismount) BIKE RENTAL PARKING Park in the Bayside Center Shopping Plaza at the intersection of Jamboree and Bayside Drive. The bridge to Balboa Island is directly across from the shopping center. Walk across the bridge onto Balboa Island on the right hand sidewalk. First building on the right after the bridge is SportsRent, Liam's bike rental place. Call Liam at the bike rental shop to arrange for early morning pick up. Come early to rent a bike and peddle up Bayside Drive to the Galley Café to be ready for 10:30 start. Text me with questions please. SportsRent 333 Marine Ave Newport Beach, CA 92662 ( Owner is Liam - (714)[masked] – Tell him you are with Roz and rent a bike with gears. If you don’t know how to use gears, we will show you. Easy Peasy.

Galley Cafe

829 Harbor Island Dr · Newport Beach

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This is a group for anyone interested in casual bicycling, whether you have a road bike, mountain bike or any paddle cruiser, just bring it along..

Objective is to ride your bike for few hours every Saturday and explore OC bike trails, increase fitness and have fun conversations biking along. This group may not be ideal for professional bikers.

Vision of the Group is to eventually promote bike riding in each individuals daily commute.

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