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The Most Diverse Bicycle Club in Orange County
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How many peaks can you bag?

June-Dec 2020

Choose your own challenge and enjoy the climbs!

                        Road bike, MTB, ebike? Just do it!!

100 = Queen / King of the Mountain
75 = Polka - Dot Jersey
50 = Mountain Goat
30 = Platinum, 20 = Gold, 15 = Silver, 10 = Bronze, 5 = Tin


Here are a variety of peaks that you may be familiar with, or will be soon!  There are thousands of worthy climbs, so we can't name them all, but Strava can help you see which category your peaks have earned.

Alton/Paloma, Bake/Rue De Fortuna, Black Star, Calle del Cerro, Cannon, Carbon Cyn, Casino Ridge, Cove Rd. Crest, Crystal Lake, East Fork, Fernleaf, Glenn Ranch, GMR, GRR, Hidden Hills, Highland, Kodiak Mtn, La Pata, Live Oak, Marguerite, Meats, Modjeska Grade, Newport Coast, Nyes, Oak Glen, Onyx Summit, Pacific Island Dr, Palomar, Park, Pelican Hill, Portola/241, Ridgeline, Ridge Park, Robinson Ranch, Saddleback Ranch, San Joaquin, Santiago Peak, Santiago Canyon, Sea Island Dr, Signal Hill, Silverado Cyn, Skyline, Spyglass, Star Crest, Tahquitz Peak, Temple Hills,  Top of the World, Turnball Cyn, Vista del Lago, Vista Ridge, …

Disclaimer: Not all of these are peaks, but they might feel like it to you! Anything 6% or more with a steady, steep or long climb (for you) may count as a peak!!  We have included some easier climbs to encourage everyone to get involved and be able to succeed. 

Email Gloria or Terry to get a  list of climbs as an editable spreadsheet.  Yet, there is no need to submit your peaks. You're on the honor system.

Seasoned riders may want to climb as many different peaks as possible to explore new areas and challenge themselves. Others may want to repeat climbs with the intent to beat their previous time. There is no way to cheat, as this is your own personal challenge! Have fun and do what works for you!

You may record your peaks in a variety of ways:
• Post on the Friends of OCW Facebook Page (with a picture if possible) when you reach a new level.
• Title your OCW Club Strava Ride: My OCW Peak Challenge #4-6

• Message/Email Gloria - or Terry -

• Keep your own record of peaks/dates any way that works for you!

There are no prizes for this challenge at this time, but we will virtually reward your achievements on FB or Strava  (if you post/email us).  At the end of the year, all participants will be recognized. We expect that the satisfaction of personal achievement and the enrichment while sharing the challenge with your club peers will be the best reward!


Black Star W/Goat Hill 2020

DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; bike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Please print out a route sheet or download the GPX files prior to club rides as route slips may not be handed out.

Goat Hill MTB & Gravel

Looking for Moutain Bike rides? Use the link below to check out our Goat Hill MTB & Gravel FAQ Page

Event Jerseys
Looking for Jersey from past OCW rides? Use the link below to check out our print on demand jersey options. (these are for past rides rides not current OCW club kits)