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SAT. FUN - TWILIGHT OCEAN BIKE RIDE – BIKE RENTALS AVAIL – DINNER & LIVE MUSIC A CALIFORNIA EVENING 5:00pm Start (Its why we live here folks!) Come for all or parts of the evening. Bike ride along the ocean - exercise – socialize – mingle on the move – share a meal – live music – meet new people. This is a beautiful time of day to ride and then meet at the outdoor tables in the Bayside Shopping center for pizza and tailgating. All inclusive and great for first timers, shy people and expert riders. Bayside shopping center has a Pavilions, a pizza shop and outdoor tables available as we enjoy the day turning to dusk after the ride. We will enjoy ‘The Gloaming’ when colors become vibrant, beauty unfolds, and nuances are revealed. Meet new people, discover more about where we live and have outdoor fun. Cross-posted on a few Meet Ups. Average attendance is about 25 to 30 people. We ride & eat and for those inclined we can end the day with live music in Balboa Island and the Matt Koelsch Duo. ( WHERE WE MEET Bayside Shopping Center 1090 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Intersection of Jamboree and Bayside Drive across from the bridge to Balboa Island. Park you car once for the entire evening. BIKE RENTALS Available (see end of post) please rent a bike with gears as you will have more fun. THE RIDE (All Flat! – Casual and no hills 2hours+/-) On this ride you will see Pirates, Cowboys & Indians, you will ride all the way across the USA, find out why ‘The Wedge’ turned John Wayne to acting and go places you’ve never been. Really! We tour Balboa Island alleyways, across the bay ferry, left to ‘The Wedge’ and then the boardwalk both ways on the ocean. - 2 hours. Great for cruising, mindful appreciation by the ocean with stretches for hard intervals if you so choose. NOT a ‘pack ride’ on PCH but keeping on bike trails and side streets. Have fun, meet like-minded people, be safe and enjoy the beauty of where we live. No one gets left behind. Open for all levels. The ride stays away from cars and on paths as much as possible. The Ferry is $1.25 each way – Cash Only. We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm. TAILGATE – PIZZA & SALAD We should return to the start at about 7:00 +/-. After the ride let’s nosh and mingle! Bayside shopping center has a Pavilions, a pizza shop and outdoor tables available as we enjoy the day turning to dusk. BYOB and bring food or potluck. We will enjoy the evening until home beckons or for those still inclined we will walk over the bridge to Balboa Island and listen to live music at the Village Inn. LIVE MUSIC An option at the end of the day is to walk over to the Village Inn and catch the Matt Koelsch Duo. ( DETAILS ð Check your mirror for motivation. The lucky ones are those that show up! ð Come out and meet new people. ð Clear the mind and refresh the body & soul. ð Helmets highly recommended for bikers. ð Bring snacks. ð Plan ahead. ð Check your tires for air pressure. ð Bring water and a jacket shell if the temperature drops with the onset of evening and sunset. ð Haven’t ridden for a while? Don't wait until you are there to check out your bike and air. RELEASE OF LIABILITY Biking, Hiking and SUP 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 with questions please. 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. No boom boxes No politics No using your phone while riding. (Dismount and prevent an ‘accident’) Thank you BIKE RENTALS Call Liam at the bike rental shop to arrange for pick up. He uses the honor system. Sports Rent 333 Marine Ave Newport Beach, CA 92662 ( Owner is Liam - (714)[masked] PARKING FOR BIKE RENTALS 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 Sports Rent bike rental place.

1090 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Bayside Shopping Center · 92660, CA


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Safety Code of Conduct.

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, officers, 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 will be worn on all bike riding activities (no exceptions).

Children and pets are only allowed when the organizer approves or states that in a Meetup write up. All guests (no exceptions) are your responsibility and are subject to the agreement of this Safety Code of Conduct.

You understand that the activities are not "guided" in the sense that a "leader" might be responsible for the safety and welfare of the participants.

As a member you ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which you or a guest(s) of yours will be participating, whether or not those risks are described in the Meetup writep and whether they are inherent or otherwise.

Travel may be part of an activity. You assume all responsibility for any accident whether you are driving or whether you are traveling with another member.

Horseplay and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated and may be cause for your removal from the group.

You are responsible for your own safety and making sure you are appropriately equipped and have the physical ability to participate in our events.

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