What we're about

I would like to invite other cyclists to join us for some great Cycling Adventures. We really enjoy the outdoors and the adventure of riding on the open road and exploring new areas and enjoying the changing scenery while getting some good cardio, and meeting all the nice people that ride.

This is a Road Bike Club and we mainly ride on the open road and paved Bike Paths. However any non-motorized bike is welcome, that includes Hybrids, Mountain Bikes, Beach Cruisers, Old Bikes, New Bikes, Trikes, etc. More important than the bike is the human motor. If you have the power to maintain a computer average of 12.5 to 14+ mph, and can do anywhere from 15 to 18 mph on the flats, bring it and lets ride!

We are a casual group. I'm a mountain bike shorts and t-shirt kinda guy. I don't wear any fancy uniforms and I don't have any fancy rules. So come as you are and let your 'common sense' prevail. We have a positive "can do" attitude, and always looking for new adventures in various areas. This is a 'fun group' that just likes to get out on the road and ride. It is 'free' to join. So just go ahead and sign up today and start your new adventures now. This is a very public site so I suggest you just use your First Name and Last Initial, and we do need your last initial, or nickname, because there are already to many of the same or similar first names. Do that and let's ride and have some fun. Remember...Life is short. Extend it a little by cycling more. It works. Thanks. Robert

This group is designed for intermediate riders who can maintain a computer average speed of 12.5 to 14 MPH and with speeds on the flats anywhere from 15 to 18 mph and ride 30 to 40 miles mostly on the open road and sometimes with hills. Hills 'are' your friends you know. On occasion we ride out of town, for example Oceanside, San Diego, Santa Monica. Palos Verdes, Tour de Palm Springs in Feb., Santa Barbara, and other great spots, and so then we might go 50 to 60 miles or more. There are usually shortcuts if you want to do less. We are explorers and like the adventure of riding into new territory. I will try to find new rides every week. So come on out and explore and have some great fun riding with us. It will do your heart good. Literally! So let's Rock the Road! Wahooo!!!

Quest for Hills:

One of our quests is to climb every major hill in Orange County as listed in the OCTA Orange County Bikeways Guide. There are 28 hills listed with inclines from 5% for Jeronimo Road and up to 10.7% for Ridge Park Road. Join me in conquering every one of those 'little hills', and more. One, two, or more hills at a time. Are you ready? Come on over!!! Woohooo!!!

"Robert's Cycling Adventures"

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Waiver and Release

Bicycling, as with other sports, is a potentially hazardous activity and that serious injuries or death can occur from accidents, negligence, or carelessness. You should understand that you should not participate nor allow any minor for whom you are responsible, nor allow any friend, relative, or anyone else, to participate if you or they are not in good health and in proper physical condition. You are voluntarily participating in these cycling events and agree to assume all risks associated with participating in these events, including, but not limited to, illness, injury, falls, contact with other participants, effects of the weather, traffic and conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by you.

In consideration of your membership into this Club, Robert's Cycling Adventures, or even riding as a guest or participating in any form, you release and "hold harmless" Robert's Cycling Adventures and all Organizers, Assistant Organizers, Ride hosts, Ride Leaders, other participants, or anyone else associated in any way with Robert's Cycling Adventures, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of participation of these cycling events, even liability arising out of negligence or carelessness on the part of of the event organizers and other people or organizations supporting these events.

Robert's Cycling Adventures reserves the right at any time at its absolute discretion and without notice to revoke membership in Robert's Cycling Adventures.

Also by joining or even riding as a guest of Robert's Cycling Adventures, you understand and have read all of our 'Safety Pages' under the heading "Pages" towards the top of our front page, and listed under "Table of Contents" at the bottom of the first "Page".

Furthermore, by attending, or even visiting any of our events or functions, including coffee break stops, lunches, restroom stops or any other locations that we may be in, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Roberts Cycling Adventures, or anyone else connected with our group, not liable for any illness or injury that may occur while attending any of our events or functions.

You understand and agree that maps and routes that are shown on the website are provided for your convenience only and do not guarantee a safe route. You will need to download your own route slips/ cue-sheets & map from the "Ride with GPS" ap for each ride, or just follow the ride leader and that you understand that we do not have any designated 'sweepers' or SAG support.

I hereby grant permission to Robert's Cycling Adventures to use any photographs, motion pictures, any type of videos, recordings, or other records of these events for any legitimate purpose.

You agree to wear a bicycle helmet and exercise bicycle safety while riding with Robert's Cycling Adventures.

Thanks for understanding the above and now let's go have a great fun ride!!

Upcoming events (3)

Santa Barbara Prep Ride 60 Mile Mostly Flat

Bill Barber Community Park

Brand new route with some of our Favorite Trails and the Best Streets to ride on in the Irvine-Huntington Beach areas. Awesome route. I like it already! Also, a great prep and a "must practice ride" for our upcoming cruise Santa Barbara to Ventura and back. Starting at Bill Barber Park, Alton Pkwy, Irvine Center Drive, Mouton Pkwy, thru Laguna Woods up and down El Toro Rd to Laguna Canyon Rd and up to Quail Hill Pkwy and "Shady Canyon Trail" and over to the Mountains to the Sea Trail and around "Back Bay" to PCH and going thru Newport and Huntington Beaches and over to our final destination Sunset Beach. Coffee stop depends on if you would like an earlier coffee in Quail Hill at mile 18 or a little later about halfway in Newport around mile 31 at another Starbucks just before Riverside drive on PCH. But keep in mind our optional food stop is at mile 43. I am recommending the earlier coffee stop as the one on PCH may get busy. Lunch at Harry's Grill or the "The Pocket Burger Shack" at mile 43 and 5 hours into our ride. We will be hungry! We can get a sandwich somewhere and eat it, picnic-style, on the grass of the center divider of Pacific Ave in the backside of Sunset Beach. Then finish with a super flat easy 17-mile cool down cruise straight thru Huntington and Fountain Valley on Slater which runs into Dyer then Barranca and were back. 60 Miles of beautiful Trails and awesome streets. Only 1500 ft up and that elevation is all in the first 20 miles when we are fresh and enjoying the cool temps, after that, it's all flat and easy cruising. Woohoo!! See the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27202039 You are going to love the Ocean views and a nice variety of Trails and smooth wide roads on this route. I guarantee it or Lunch on me :) So come on over and let's have a fun ride. The cool breeze from the Ocean is included. Yeaa!!

Santa Barbara Loop

Amtrak-Sba

$10.00

The Saturday's route will be the shorter one starting at the Amtrak Station near Santa Barbara Beach to Mountain Dr. Loop with awesome views overlooking Santa Barbara and then riding down by the Beach on Cliff Dr and Shoreline Dr stopping for a look at the Harbor and Stearns Wharf. We are starting at a later time in order to give us time to drive up from Orange County on Saturday morning and check-in at the Motel first and then eat lunch. Should be a lot less traffic and saving us a Motel fee for Friday night and missing the crazy Friday traffic. We should meet up at 11:30 on Sat. at the Amtrak Station and eat at 12:00 noon and then ride out around 1:00 PM. It looks like about a 3+ hour ride so we should be back in plenty of time for an early dinner around 5 PM. I would like to eat around 5:00 PM in order to beat the Saturday Night rush and to give us a chance to look around State Street (the main drag in town) in the cool of the evening or to just go back to our Hotels and rest up and get ready for the main event for Sunday, the ride to Ventura. Yeaa!! Only 27 miles with 1650 ft of elevation gain. See the Santa Barbara Loop route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4710797 This is a 2-day event with 2 different rides, which are each posted separately. "Please RSVP for each one separately", because some riders may only do a one day ride. Also as the organizer/tour guide and in an effort to cover part of my costs, I will be asking for a nominal donation of 10$ for each day or a total of 20$ for both days, which would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. See the Sunday ride to Ventura for more details. Please RSVP for Sunday's ride at https://www.meetup.com/Roberts-Cycling-Adventures/events/272458688/ See photos from last year's ride: http://www.meetup.com/Roberts-Cycling-Adventures/photos/21967902/ ----------------------------------------------------- Food Place: Santa Barbara FisHouse or The Brewhouse or? http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33045-d492439-Reviews-FisHouse-Santa_Barbara_California.html Santa Barbara: The Brewhouse: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33045-d780001-Reviews-The_Brewhouse-Santa_Barbara_California.html

Santa Barbara to Ventura via the Coastal Bike Route

Amtrak-Sba

$10.00

Beautiful Coastal Route, nearly all flat, starting near the Pier in Santa Barbara and heading South thru Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, passing many beaches and parks, stopping at Rincon Beach Park for a break, continuing South right on the Coastline for the next 15 miles of awesome beach fronts and a cool ocean breeze. The turn around point in Ventura will be the San Buenaventura State Beach where we will take a break and stop for a snack. Then heading back along the same beautiful route to Santa Barbara. This is a 2-day event with 2 different rides, which are each posted separately. "Please RSVP for each one separately", because some riders may only do a one day ride. Also as the organizer/tour guide and in an effort to cover part of my costs, I will be asking for a nominal donation of 10$ for each day or a total of 20$ for both days, which would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. The "General Plan" is to drive up on Saturday AM on and meet up at 11:30 to 12:00 for a light lunch and then do a shorter ride around downtown Santa Barbara and along the beach, then up to Mountain Drive which is a beautiful view overlooking the coast and across and back down to the beach, which will be the "Santa Barbara Loop". Then we can get ready for an awesome Dinner. It's Saturday night so let's "meetup up a little earlier" about 5:00 PM to eat and beat the rush. Then back to the hotel and rest up for the main ride the next AM to Ventura. You will need to make your Hotel reservations soon as you can as Santa Barbara fills up fast. Motel 6 in Carpenteria is only in the 90$ range. Although I posted the shorter Santa Barbara Loop for Saturday, the Ventura ride will be the 'main ride', and some may wish to drive up the morning of since it's only a little over a 2-hour drive from the O.C. Tustin area, if there is no traffic ( Please arrive at least by 8:30 AM) in order to "be ready to ride out at 9:00 AM", Thanks. Suggest you eat something on the way up, and in the car, maybe go to a drive-thru and pick up a sandwich or something so you will be ready to ride upon arrival. So there are many options as you can see but the main plan as stated above is to drive up Sat. AM, ride the S. B. loop at noon, and ride Sunday to Ventura and back and return home Sunday PM. This will be an awesome ride so I hope you all can make it. The round trip to Ventura is all along the coast and almost all flat and is 58 miles. See the route to Ventura: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4495680 See photos from last year's ride: http://www.meetup.com/Roberts-Cycling-Adventures/photos/21967902/ ---------------------------------------------------- Meetup Place: We will meet up on the far side, the West side, of the Amtrak Station next to the giant Moreton Fig Tree at the corner of W. Yanonali St. and Chapala St. I have not been there yet so we will have to check the parking signs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moreton_Bay_Fig_Tree_(Santa_Barbara,_California -------------------------------------------------------- The Saturday Ride The Saturday's route will be the Santa Barbara Beach to Mountain Dr. Loop with awesome views overlooking Santa Barbara and then riding down by the Beach on Cliff Dr and Shoreline Dr stopping for a look at the Harbor and Stearns Wharf. We should meet up at 11:30 on Sat. at the Amtrak Station and eat at 12:00 noon and then ride out around 1:00 PM. It looks like about a 3+ hour ride so we should be back in plenty of time for an early dinner at 5 PM I would like to eat around 5:00 PM in order to beat the Saturday Night rush and to give us a chance to look around State Street (the main drag in town) in the cool of the evening or to just go back to our Hotels and rest up and get ready for the main event for Sunday, the ride to Ventura. Yeaa!! Only 27 miles with 1650 ft of elevation gain. See the Santa Barbara Loop route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4710797 ----------------------------------------------------- Food Place: Santa Barbara FisHouse http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33045-d492439-Reviews-FisHouse-Santa_Barbara_California.html Santa Barbara: The Brewhouse: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33045-d780001-Reviews-The_Brewhouse-Santa_Barbara_California.html ----------------------------------------------------- Eating in Ventura: We are doing a fairly quick stop, 20 to 30 minutes, in Ventura, to refuel for the trip back up the coast, at about the 29-mile mark. So bring a couple of power bars OR let's stop at one of two food spots, or even split up: The "Jolly Oyster" or In-N-out Burger, both near the turn around point by San Buenaventura State Park. "The Jolly Oyster". was very good last time and right of the beach trail. Ranked #18 of 378 Restaurants in Ventura. Right next to our trail near the turn around point. The freshest clams and mussels I have ever tried. Basically farm-fresh sold from a concession truck at the beach. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60769-d2356701-Reviews-The_Jolly_Oyster-Ventura_California.html

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ARTIC to Inspiration Point in CDM

ARTIC, Anaheim, CA

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