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The Most Diverse Bicycle Club in Orange County
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OUR VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD

A big step in regaining our Santa Ana River Trail has been achieved.

 

Thanks to you, our members, and others in Orange County who have written and spoken to members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, action to regain our bicycle path has begun.   As a first step, the County will begin enforcing public access hours to a 10-mile stretch of the Santa Ana River Trail from Fountain Valley to Anaheim, according to an article in the Orange County Register, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.    Also the west side of the flood control channel where the bike trail traversed from Adams Avenue in Fountain Valley to 17th Street in Santa Ana will be closed permanently starting November 10.  And the bike trail from Adams to Imperial will be closed to public access from 6 pm to 7 am through February 28, and then from 9 pm to 7 am from March 1, to October 31.  

According to The Register, whether locking gates and issuing a citation will be enough to discourage homeless people from settling along the river trail remains to be seen.   And meanwhile, cyclists who wish to ride the trail during the closed hours won’t be able to do so.  So the OC Supervisors plan is a mixed bag for us.   We must maintain our vigilance and continue to try to get our trail back. 

Success will depend on the County and the affected cities working together to get housing for the homeless.   As an example the Homeless Policy Working Group of Anaheim, which has the largest concentration of homeless, agreed on November 3 to recommend to the City Council to support a temporary emergency shelter, develop a sustained funding stream to fund housing, and support other incentives to try to address the problem.





Orange County Wheelmen's

Holiday Dinner Party 2017

Sunday Night,  December 10th, 2017

Come and join the fun on Sunday night, December 10, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Huntington Harbor Yacht Club.  Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.

The yacht club is  on the water (imagine that) and there should be lots of decorated boats passing by, for our entertainment. The boat parade starts around 5:15 pm.

There will be a $10.00 per person fee that will include a catered dinner with vegeterian dishes and lots of desserts.  There will be a no-host bar available. 

Please make your reservation on the OCW web site by Monday, December 4th.

The club is located at 3821 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Phone 562-592-2186.

The club is next to the Fire Station, just east of PCH.

Please bring an unwrapped toy for a foster child.  The toys will be taken to Hannah's House in Orange.

They are extremely grateful for our donations.

If you have any questions please email Irene Walker at  teamwalker@ocwheelmen.org


It is with heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of club member Marv Orem. Details of his memorial service are below please RSVP to John Renowden at the link below if you plan on attending.

jsrenowden@mac.com

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

From 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Norman P Murray Center

24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692