What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (1)

BIKE OCEAN TRAILS – BALBOA TO SEAL BEACH - SUN AND FUN – PICNIC - BIKE RENTALS

OCEAN TRAILS BIKE RIDE SOCIALIZING FUN and OUTDOOR FUN
Saturday 10/16 - 10:00 Morning Bike Tour on ocean trails to Seal Beach. Are you ready for a beautiful fun day? Great for first timers, shy people and expert riders. Balboa Island to Seal Beach Pier and back on mostly flat trails along the ocean. We stay on paved trails and side streets – only a short ½ mile segment on PCH.

A MICRODOSING LIFE RIDE.
If you are in a hurry to get somewhere – this is not the ride for you because the journey IS the destination.
We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm.
- Socialize
- Exercise
- Meet New People
- Sightsee
- Be outdoors and by the ocean.
- Rent an eBike

HISTORY OF OCEAN BIKE TOURS
We have led over 250 bike tours over recent years on bike paths, side roads and paved trails (No PCH) along the ocean from Laguna Beach to the Queen Mary. Meet new friends, like-minded people, exercise and enjoy the beauty of where we live. Please read the entire post.

SELF REGULATED FUN
We ride as a safe, supportive group for casual exercise in well-organized rides and everyone is Self-Responsible. You should have a basic level of fitness and show up with a bike in good working order or rent a regular bike or eBike. (see end pf post)

START
10:00 Leaving from the Galley Cafe - 829 Harbor Island Dr in Newport Beach 92660. Come early to eat, relax and meditate.

RETURN BY
3:00+/- Route is designed to be individually shortened as needed.

BIKE RENTALS – WHERE TO PARK
Yes – If you do not have a bike - SEE THE END OF THIS POST FOR ALL DETAILS AND WHERE TO PARK.

THE RIDE
Plan for 4+/- hours and 28+/- miles. Leave from the Galley Café to Bayside Drive to Castaway Park - Newport Heights – Hoag Ridge to the bike trail all the way to Seal Beach for a picnic. We return to Newport Beach then across the on the ferry and back to the start. We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm. On this ride you will see Pirates, Cowboys & Indians, you will ride all the way across the USA, and go places you’ve never been. Really! Bring money for lunch and the ferry which is $1.50 one way. We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm.

PICNIC LUNCH
We will have a picnic at the Seal Beach pier. Please pack your lunch and/or there are several places across from the pier to buy food. We break for lunch and complete the ride. There is no need for a bike lock.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Bike outings are rewarding and pleasant activities, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of including Covid 19. 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. Helmets highly recommended.

LEADER
Roz –[masked]
Text or email w/ questions
[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 a phone while riding.

THE YES’s
Helmets
Shoes – Protect your feet
Pump your tires before you come.
Positive Attitude

BIKE RENTAL PARKING
Park in the Bayside Center Shopping Plaza at Jamboree and Bayside Drive. Walk across the bridge onto Balboa Island on the right-hand sidewalk. First building on the right is Sports Rent.

Come early to rent a bike and peddle up Bayside Drive to the Galley Café to be ready for the 10:00 start. As you leave the rental place stay on the left-hand sidewalk over the bridge and all the way to a left on Harbor Island Drive.

BIKE RENTALS
Call Liam to schedule a bike rental - regular or eBike
Sports Rents –[masked] Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
www.sportsrentsonline.com

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