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Whats your favorite ride in Orange County, CA(6 posts)

Whats your favorite ride in Orange County, CAsurf
Feb 26, 2002 8:02 AM
I'm still relativly new to cycling and just thought i would see If I was near any good rides. Currently I'm riding the Santa Ana river, Rancho Santiago road and surrounding areas and some rides near Newport and Laguna. Any nearby rides im missing out on?
thanks
San Clemente to Oceanside and back (through Pendleton) . . .morrison
Feb 26, 2002 9:22 AM
Great ride! I do it the other way b/c I live in SD county. Lots of riders on weekends so if you want, plenty of opportunity for informal paceline.

Also, I've done some foothill rides up in Tustin, but I can't remember exactly where. I think there's a group in OC called the Wheelmen; you may want to contact them to see if they can give you some advice.

Geoff
re: Whats your favorite ride in Orange County, CAMCCL
Feb 26, 2002 10:08 AM
This Saturday the Orange County Wheelmen will have their annual Spring Metric. This is a come out and get to know us ride. Don't quote me but I believe if you want to become a member then it is a free ride. It will usually have just over 100 riders but it is a decent ride. Then in June comes the big one, Ride the Bear and later in the year the Amtrak. We have all levels of riders. I have been a member for three years and find this club filling all my need's. Check us out a Http://www.ocw.org/ hope to see you there on SAT. MCCL
re: Whats your favorite ride in Orange County, CAJrm
Feb 26, 2002 1:58 PM
yeah, SA river trail to PCH. head south on PCH to Laguna Canyon Rd. head out towards irvine. make a left on main and follow it back to SA River trail.
John Wayne Airport, one-way ticket in hand.nm
Feb 26, 2002 2:22 PM
re: Whats your favorite ride in Orange County, CAmickey-mac
Feb 26, 2002 2:39 PM
Any ride that shoots off from Santiago Canyon Road will be a nice ride with some decent climbs. Santiago itself is a nice road to ride, as are Silverado Canyon, Modjeska Canyon, and Live Oak Canyon. If you're near the beach, you might want to work your way to the south end of Santiago, work your way up to Silverado, and do a turnaround at the top of Silverado. Also, many of the main roads that go through the Lagnuna Niguel area provide some good climbs with nice roads and bike lanes. You'll also find some good climbing in and around Mission Viejo, home of the '84 men's and women's Olympic road race.