Next Meetup

Average attendance is about 25 to 30 people as it is cross-posted on a few Meet Ups. A Glorious Fun Bike Ride Day and crowd favorite. Meet new people, exercise, discover more about where we live, outdoor fun and a lunch mingle. Please read all of this posting for details and bike rental information. All inclusive and great for first timers, shy people and expert riders. Balboa Island to Crystal Cove and the State Park - Whale watching along the way. We stay on paved trails and side streets – No PCH. A minimum level of fitness is recommended. 10:30 ride leaving from the Galley Cafe 829 Harbor Island Dr in Newport Beach. Cruise, spin hard or both. Have fun, meet new like-minded people, be safe and enjoy the beauty of where we live. Open for all levels but must have a basic level of fitness and bikes with gears are recommended. The mandate is Be Safe and Have Fun. No one gets left behind. We start and finish at the Galley Café. Lunch will be on the way back at the outdoor oasis at Crystal Cove Shopping Center. BIKE RENTALS Available (see end of post) please rent a bike with gears as you will have more fun. THE RIDE NOT a ‘pack ride’ on PCH but keeping to trails and side streets. Beach cruise, spin hard or both. A couple of short hills that are a positive challenge for single speed bikes. Plan for 2+ hours and 15 miles. Leave from the Galley Café to Bayside Drive to Corona del Mar beaches – then to the Crystal Cove bike paths. A long stretch overlooking the ocean that is perfect for whale spotting. On to the Crystal Cove State Park camping area that overlooks a wide ocean panorama. Back to Crystal Cove beach and return. We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm. LUNCH We will stop at the oasis at Crystal Cove shopping center for a picnic lunch in a shaded veranda to nosh and socialize on the way back. We have someone to watch our bikes so no bike lock needed. Park our bikes and go get food and return to eat together. Trader Joe’s – Starbucks – Pizza – other healthy carryout places to choose from or pack your lunch. LEAVING FROM Galley Cafe 829 Harbor Island Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660 – Tel (949)[masked] DIRECTIONS Use your GPS for the Galley Café and make sure you are going towards the ocean if coming from the Jamboree exit on the 405. RELEASE OF LIABILITY Biking and running 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. 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. THE NO’s No boom boxes No politics No using your phone while riding. (Dismount and prevent an ‘accident’) BIKE RENTALS Call Liam at the bike rental shop to arrange for early morning 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. Come early to rent a bike and peddle up Bayside Drive to the Galley Café to be ready for 10:30 start.

Galley Cafe

829 Harbor Island Dr · Newport Beach