HUNTINGTON BEACH OCEAN BIKE RIDE
Saturday 3/06 – 10:00 Morning Bike Tour on ocean trails to Huntington Beach. Great for first timers, shy people, and expert riders. This is casual exercise and riders must have a basic level of fitness and come with a bike that is ready to ride. Balboa Island to Huntington Beach, the Wedge and back on the ferry to the start. We stay on paved trails and side streets – No PCH. Bring a mask for vendors and the ferry.
HISTORY OF OCEAN BIKE TOURS – SELF-REGULATED RIDES
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. Casual biking with great exercise, socializing on the move with well-organized rides. Meet new friends, like-minded people, practice social distancing, exercise and enjoy the beauty of where we live.
This is a SELF REGULATED ride: Meaning YOU are responsible for yourself. We ride as a supportive group. We have scheduled stops along the way to ‘Group Up’, hydrate and just be present in the beauty.
Roz – Text / email with questions –[masked] – [masked]
10:00 sharp!– Saturday December 19th. Leaving from the Galley Cafe – 829 Harbor Island Dr in Newport Beach 92660. Come early and relax.
2:30+/- Route is designed to be individually shortened as needed.
SOCIAL DISTANCING & MASKS
Social Distancing is a rigorous commitment by each rider as well as staying home if any signs of any illness or feeling uncomfortable.
BIKE RENTALS – WHERE TO PARK
Yes – If you do not have a bike see end of this post.
Plan for 4+/- hours and 20+/- miles. Leave from the Galley Café to Bayside Drive to Castaway Park – Newport Heights – Hoag Ridge to the bike trail all the way to Huntington Beach and Dog Beach beyond the pier. We return to Newport Beach have a picnic on the water and then go to The Wedge if there is time. Then across the on the ferry and back to the start. On this ride you will see Pirates, Cowboys & Indians and go places you’ve never been. Really! Bring money for lunch and the ferry which is $1.50 one way. We plan the ride you bring the enthusiasm.
Back into Newport Beach, we will pause for a picnic at Channel Park. Please pack your lunch and/or there are several places to buy food. We break for lunch and complete the ride. There is 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 –
Sports Rents –[masked]
333 Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662