What we're about
Welcome to RIDE ORANGE COUNTY
• All ROC organized group rides are No Drop. We regroup at all route turns. We leave/come back together and ride as a group.
• All ROC rides are posted with a RidewithGPS map.
• ROC hosts Intermediate rides on the weekends and weekday training rides for those who are looking for a more intense workout.
• At this time we do not post mountain bike rides.
HELP FIGHT MS
We also participate in charity rides to fight MS. Please go to the "Chip In" button on the lower left side of the home page. If you are financially able to do so, I would ask for a one-time $10 donation or any amount that you are able. This is not mandatory, but appreciated. All monies go to the clubs operation costs and to help cover team entry fees to charity rides to fight Multiple Sclerosis. All additional monies will be donated to the National MS Society.
What is the difference between Easy, Intermediate and Training rides?
Rides are classified as the following:
Easy Rides - Great for everyone from beginners on up. It is a ride, not a race, so there are no worries about keeping up. We travel at a fun social pace of approx. 13 mph which is a normal bike riding speed and have little to no hills. These rides have several breaks, regrouping points and usually a coffee stop at the half way point depending on the route. Social rides take approximately 3 hrs. with breaks included.
For some great riding tips click ----> HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lRSoJWUp40&list=PLUdAMlZtaV101mRAD3qI7l4PhoFUA9Mqi&index=3&feature=iv&src_vid=zFZ0aYz71Tw&annotation_id=annotation_3113240315)
Fun Intermediate Rides - Typically 30 to 45 miles. One of the many things I love about cycling is to go out and explore new routes each week. ROC rides are scenically diverse and go to great destinations like, Dana Point, Solano Beach, SJC, San Diego HB or the Queen Mary. No matter the destination these rides are always a good time! The rides do have some hills because the world is not flat, but are still doable even if you are not a climber. Everyone climbs at their own pace so we always regroup at the top of hills. The pace is approx. 15+ - 18+ mph on flats and rides take approximately 3-4 hrs. depending on route.
For some great riding tips click ----> HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFZ0aYz71Tw)
Training Rides - are typically 30 to 50 miles and around 2000 ft. of climbing. These are faster paced with riding speeds of 18 -24 mph. depending on terrain. Rides take approximately 2-3 hrs. These rides are usually during the week on Wednesday or Thursday. We keep it moving for the most part, but do pause for bathroom and water on as needed basis.
For some great riding tips click ----> HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x5YPfAweic)
RIDE AT YOUR QWN RISK
Cycling, as with other sports, is a potentially hazardous activity and that serious injuries or death can occur from accidents, negligence or carelessness. You must be 18 years of age to ride. You should not participate if you are not in good health and in proper physical condition. By your RSVP 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 and death. All such risks must be known and appreciated by you even if you are riding as a guest or participating in any form. By joining you release and hold harmless ROC and all Organizers, Assistant Organizers, Ride hosts, Ride Leaders, other participants, or anyone else associated in any way with ROC from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of participation of these cycling events, even liability arising out of negligence. You understand and agree that maps and routes are provided for your convenience only and do not guarantee a safe route. I hereby grant permission to ROC to use any photographs, motion pictures, any type of videos, recordings or other record of these events for any legitimate purpose.