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Performance Bicycle OCW VIP Night

Josh Boehm, store manager of Performance Bicycle in Fountain Valley, has arranged a second special VIP night for OCW members. The event will take place on Thursday, November 9th, from 7 to 9PM. There will be an advanced bicycle clinic presented at 7:30 followed by a raffle for a bicycle maintenance kit. An additional 10% will be taken off on all purchases made during the event in addition to any current promotions happening in the store! Other promotional items to be given out are some swag, water bottles, and pint glasses. Chips and drink will be provided.

Our last turnout was a great success and our members scored with some excellent sale bargains.

November General Meeting

Tim Peiffer

Owner, Two Wheeler Dealer

All of us have experienced some form of discomfort from riding our favorite bicycle. Tim is an expert on bike fit and will explain the benefits of proper fit and how that can go a long way in dealing with neck, back, and knee issues. He will demonstrate  the process of getting the right fit by using a volunteer from our club while sitting on a bike trainer. A representative from Cannondale will also be present and anyone committing to purchasing a new 2018 model that night will receive a 20% discount and a free new helmet. Tim will offer great prizes as well with the grand prize in our raffle being a Fabric Pro Carbon saddle ($300 value!!) If you are serious about purchasing a new Cannondale in the near future, Tim suggests you go to his website: info@twdcycling.com , select bicycles from the home page header and click "Cannondale" to review all of the 2018 models.

Fall Metric October 21, 2017

Date: October 21, 2017
Location: Sylvan Park, Redlands, CA
Check-in 8:00 am

The Orange County Wheelmen's

Description: Metric century that takes you from the foothills up into the heart of the apple country. This ride will be very hilly on the way up into Oak Glen at the top of the hill.  Enjoy this rest stop at the top, where you will have the opportunity to take a break and enjoy some fresh apples and snacks.  After this stop, you will have a nice long downhill back into the park, via San Timoteo Canyon and the scenic older section of Redlands. This year we will again be offering a full metric and a 42 mile option for the ride.
 
Make sure to get the member discount code as this ride is free for club members.  Go to the Events/Fall Metric area to identify the discount code
 
Location:
  • Take the 10 Fwy east to Redlands, exit at University and turn Left.
  • Go over the Railroad tracks.
  • Turn left on the first street (E. Park Ave.) and proceed about 1/4 mile to the Lot C area.
  • Parking lot on the right
  • Overflow parking is located surrounding the park on University.
  • Be sure your vehicle is parked legally







Order OCW Club Clothing Now Through

November 19, 2017

Order @: https://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/19669

Support OCW and ride in the Club kit.  A large selection of items (jerseys, bibs, shorts, and accessories) are available with styles and sizes for women and men.  For a good fit be sure to check your measurements in the Voler sizing charts located at: http://www.voler.com/help/#HelpSizingCharts.  There are also a number options available with many items.  These options include garment cut, zippers, fabrics, and chamois.  Be sure to read the garment description completely.  If you have any questions, concerns, or warranty issues

If you do not have a Voler account you will need to set one up when ordering.  If a category minimum is not reached on items that you ordered, you will be given a full refund after the closing date.  Orders cannot be accepted after the closing date.  The price you see during ordering includes applicable sale taxes.  After the closing date orders are processed by Voler and shipped directly to you.

OC Wheelmen Board of Directors Position on the SART

The Board of Directors of the Orange County Wheelmen fully support all efforts by the county, city and law enforcement to take immediate steps to make the Santa Ana River Trail safe for bicyclists. The route is the county's premier non-stop bicycle path linking North Orange County with the beach community. The current situation allowing the homeless to encroach on the flanks of the trail have led cyclists to exit the trail and ride on city streets to skirt around the tent city that has developed. Our club members do not feel safe riding on the parts of the trail where the homeless have taken up residence.

Our position does not offer a solution to finding a safe, sanitary alternative location for the hundreds of people now lining the bike path. That is up to the county and city to work with mental health and social professionals  to find some means to help these people from having to live beside a dry river bed with no sanitary facilities. We do support allocating the necessary resources to opening homeless shelters that can offer these people dignity, respect,  and safety with the ultimate goal of making them self sufficient.

The current situation is intolerable and we need to give the Santa Ana River Trail back to bicyclists.


There have been several inquiries from members about what can be done about the state of the Santa Ana river trail. We have a list of the OC supervisors and a generic letter that you can use to contact them and voice your concerns.