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05/30 Monday Memorial Day and Ocean Trails Bike Tour - 10:00 Start
A Special Ride in recognition of Memorial Day and more American Flags you may have ever seen in one day! This will include 1,776 flags at the Field of Honor at Castaway Park. https://exchangeclubofnewportharbor.com/field-of-honor/
And then Memorial Park in Corona del Mar. Great for first timers, shy people, and expert riders. Are you ready for a beautiful fun day? We have scheduled stops along the way to ‘Group Up’ and hydrate. Any kind of bike or rent one.
If this seems too challenging or uncertain – just come and do the first part. This is how the ride is designed. The point is to get out and show up for very social exercise in the beauty of where we live. (Bike Rentals – see end of post – very easy – Liam is open memorial Day!)
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. Social exercise
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.
If you have your own bike there is free, safe and easy parking at the start. It is a dead-end street.
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 bike. You are responsible for You. Helmets recommended.
Roz[masked] – [masked]:
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If you feel moved to support these rides the Zelle is the cell number.
10:00 sharp! – Monday - Leaving from the Galley Cafe - 829 Harbor Island Dr in Newport Beach 92660. Come early and relax.
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 end of this post.
Plan for 4+/- hours and 23+/- miles. Leave from the Galley Café to Bayside Drive to Castaway Park and the Field of Honor – then to The Dunes and Bayside Drive to Corona del Mar. Then a gentle climb up to CDM Heights through an outdoor Sculpture Garden to Memorial Park and a Marine Honor guard. Climbing Memorial Hill is optional. After lunch we will drop down onto CDM to the ocean and on to the Crystal Cove registration center where we turn around for a return. Bring money for lunch and the ferry which is $1.50 one way. We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm.
After Memorial Park, we will pause for a lunch in a shady picnic area in Harbor View Shopping Center. Pack your lunch or there are several places to buy food. We break for lunch and complete the ride. 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.
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 using a phone while riding
Shoes – Protect your feet
Pump your tires before you come.
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.
Call Liam to schedule a bike rental – Liam is open Memorial Day!
Sports Rents –[masked] Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662