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Registration For the 43rd Annual Amtrak Century


This year the official route will be on the 5 Freeway from Las Pulgas Rd to Harbor Dr. exit.  This is an official bike route riding the 8 foot wide shoulder.  If you wish to ride thru Camp Pendleton as an optional unsupported route you must be registered to traverse the Base. To gain access you must register at least 2 weeks prior to the event which is only valid for 365 days.  See the link below and follow the instructions:

Camp Pendleton Registration

Amtrak Transfer or Refund

Please see the transfer - refund page for all details Click here


Amtrak Training Rides

Not sure you are ready for the Amtrak Century or simply want to improve your fitness while having fun in the summer sun. Randy Profeta has begun his annual Amtrak Training Series and it is open to riders of all abilities. The only thing you need to do is to email Randy at and let him know you want on his list. You will receive advance notification of each ride along with valuable training tips on nutrition and hydration. Get on the list today so you don't miss out on this great free training.

Wanted Amtrak Team Members 2017

We are always on the lookout for volunteers for Amtrak.  It takes about 125 volunteers to guarantee a successful support crew for the Amtrak Riders.  If you can spare a few hours please add yourself to my crew of happy and energetic team members.  Everyone receives the commemorative T-Shirt 

Welcome to the Amtrak Volunteer Team for 2017

Welcome to the new Amtrak Volunteer Team Registration!  When filling out this Registration you can select up to 6 locations:

  • Friday Packing requires you to be available from 9:30am to 2:00 pm
  • If you can drive one of the Delivery Trucks you will need to pick the truck up from the Painters Home after 2:00pm work the Rest Stop and return the truck by 9:30am Sunday.
  • If you want to ride our chartered Train back on Saturday along with all the riders you must select the Finish and ride the First  train out of Irvine metro-link  (562 Pacific Surfliner) down to San Diego.   OCW will compensate you for the "Value" train ticket ($24.00).  Maximum Volunteers 35 !  I will need 5 Team members who will drive to San Diego, Carpooling is encouraged.


Save the Date
for the annual OCW Picnic.
Huntington Central Park.
The Sunday club rides will start
from there that day.
11 AM,  August 13, 2017
Don’t forget to save the date for this year’s picnic, August 13th.  The park is located in Huntington Beach at 6622 Lakeview Dr.  Enter the area off of Edwards on Central Park Drive.  We have reserved the Gazebo.   There is no cost to you if you are a OCW member, or you are a spouse of the member. Please RSVP (1) week prior.  Everyone is welcome to bring a dish.  Be sure to mention to Irene what that may be.  (No alcohol allowed). 
The Sunday rides will start at the park location.
Please Register Below:
Deadline is August 7, 2017

Oceanside Century Saturday July 22nd

How about a nice and easy Oceanside Century on Saturday?  It’s hard to beat this route in the summer since it stays close to the ocean. at Lake Forest at is forecasting 65 – 84 on Saturday so it should be a great day for a ride down to Oceanside.


Let me know if you are coming to this century by replying to this e-mail. If there isn't enough interest in this ride, I may cancel it by announcing the cancellation on this e-mail list on Friday. 


The Route Slip for the Oceanside Century for this coming Saturday is at


and printed copies will be available at the start of the ride.


My Strava Report from 9/10/16 on this route is at   


DON'T FORGET to bring your I.D. with you so you can get through the Guard Gate at Las Pulgas Road in Camp Pendleton.


This route has one official distance of 105 miles. It is an out and back course so it can be cut short if necessary by turning around at the first Water Stop at mile 33 for example turning it into about 66 miles. Or you name it ... you can turn around whenever you need so come join us whether you want to ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles ... or anything in between.


The route sheet reflects the following changes:

- Uses the bike route through San Clemente instead of PCH. This is a good idea since it avoids all of the traffic on PCH.

- First Water Stop is the Carl’s Jr. at the end of town in San Clemente which is a good idea since Carl’s has good Ice, Water and Restrooms.

- The lunch stop is the new(er) McDonalds near the big PX complex just before the main guard gate in Oceanside.


This ride will start at “The Square” (formerly Foodpark) in Irvine at Main and MacArthur (TBM 859-G4/28-C3) at 7:30 A.M. sharp so you should arrive by 7:15 A.M. Main and MacArthur is near the intersection of the San Diego Freeway (405) and the Newport (55) Freeway. Take the MacArthur Blvd. exit from the San Diego (405) Freeway and turn North ... Main Street is the first street Northeast of the 405 Freeway. Meet in the Parking Lot behind the Starbucks.


Ride safe,


Chuck Bramwell