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JULY 2 - IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT
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Amtrak Century Bike Ride
Come out and join your fellow cyclists in the most scenic biking event down the Southern California Coast! This is 100 miles of road riding from Irvine to San Diego over flat to rolling terrain with approximately 3200’ of elevation gain. You can also celebrate with your friends on the infamous Amtrak train ride back to Irvine.
The day begins in the cool early morning through the flat lands of Irvine before a short climb up to Portola and then heading south. You’ll pedal through the rolling hills of Lake Forest and Mission Viejo on your way to the first rest stop in San Juan Capistrano.
You’ll continue south to Capistrano Beach and along Pacific Coast Highway with the ocean on your right and a nice flat stretch into San Clemente. The route then takes you through San Clemente to the bike trail, Old Pacific Coast Highway and past the San Onofre State Park. Exiting the park you will ride on the historic runway, ending up at the Las Pulgas rest stop.
After topping off your water bottles and refueling with some light snacks, you’ll head inland through Camp Pendleton. (A picture ID is required and you will need to ride single file through the base.) After exiting on Harbor Drive into Oceanside, you’ll be stopping for a great lunch in Buccaneer Park. Enjoy your lunch, but don’t eat too much because you still have almost 40 miles to go, including a little rise in the road called the Torrey Pines Grade.
This next section is probably the most scenic riding with the cool breeze and views of the Pacific Ocean through the beach cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana and Del Mar. Leaving Del Mar you are approaching the last major climb up Torrey Pines Grade and the last rest stop. Enjoy the cold refreshments, including a popsicle in preparation for the remaining miles, mostly downhill.
The last section takes you past UC San Diego, to the bike trail and a view of Mission Bay. The last few miles along Harbor Dr. has beautiful views of San Diego Harbor, the high-rise buildings in downtown San Diego, and a great tail wind to push you to the finish.
Don’t Miss the Train!!
Remember to keep your bike rolling at a steady pace of 15 MPH to arrive in San Diego by 3:00 P.M. This pace is based on departing Irvine no later than 6:30 A.M., stopping 15 minutes at each rest stop and 30 minutes for lunch. If you fall behind schedule, request SAG support to the next rest stop or risk missing the train.
Ride-a-Longs Jeopardize the Amtrak Century
Please do not allow other riders to tag along without being registered for this event. Even if they don’t use our rest stops and porta-potties, they add to the congestion on the road and this puts our permits in jeopardy. (Our rider numbers are limited by police departments and cities we ride through.) Thank you for your cooperation.
Order OCW clothing now through July 27, 2015.
Click on the following link to go to the Voler/OCW catalog and place your order:
There is a large selection with styles and sizes for women and men. To get a good fit be sure to check your measurements in the Voler sizing charts.
The more we order the more we save! Prices will be reduced after reaching higher discount tiers. The first reduction begins at a quantity of 25 and further reductions in price take place at 50. You can't lose if you order early. Because, after the closing date you will get a credit if OCW sales have reached higher price reduction levels.
If the 15 minimum quantity is not reached on an item that you ordered you will be given a full refund after the closing date. Orders cannot be accepted after the closing date. After closing all orders are processed by Voler and shipped directly to you in about 8 weeks.
Online ordering, wide selection, direct delivery - It's time to Ride OCW!
If you are unable to register for Amtrak you can place your name on this wait list. We will pull names as registered riders reliquish their ride. The first name on the list will be the first to be given the opportunity to register for the ride.
If you receive the link to register for the ride, the link is good for 24 hours. After 24 hours you will not be able to register for the ride and we will send a link to the next rider on the list.
You must have an OCW website account it's free. Click below link to create account.
Don't expect changes and openings to start until mid July.
Bike Fit Clinic
Certified Professional Fitter
Why should you have a Professional Bike Fit?
Just to name a few reasons:
Debunking some myths about bike position:
Differences in Dynamic Fitting compared to Stationary Fitting
They're back, and will ship just in time for the 2015 Amtrak Century!
The ordering window for the OCW pink kit (jersey, shorts, and bibs) will close on Monday, July 6. This is a different link from the regular OCW clothing, so be sure you use this link for the OCW Pink kit.