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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.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/253156728156693/
• Title your OCW Club Strava Ride: My OCW Peak Challenge #4-6
https://www.strava.com/clubs/orange-county-wheelmen

• Message/Email Gloria - velotraveler@msn.com or Terry - tkessler@rocketmail.com

• 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!

  

The County is developing an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) that will establish a vision and a roadmap for implementing pedestrian and bicyclist facilities 

within the County’s unincorporated communities. With that said, we want to hear your input! 
By planning a safe and convenient network of these pedestrian and bicyclist facilities, our goal is to connect more people with jobs, goods, services and public transit networks without the use of a car, thereby improving public health, and reducing environmental impacts from vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions.

To support these efforts, OC Public Works will be hosting a series of online “virtual walk audits” in various unincorporated communities in order to assess walking and biking conditions.
This will consist of several online meetings with OC Public Works staff to view maps of your community and assess opportunities for pedestrian and bicyclist facilities.

How you can help:
We invite you as a CYCLIST to participate in the virtual walk audit in your area and provide input on what types of improvements you would like to see.
Each virtual walk audit will include “stops” at various locations in which participants can discuss barriers to mobility, and help our team understand preferred improvements. 
As a CYCLIST you have a unique perspective of how these details will impact cycling in your area and will be able to call out improvements for OUR safety. 
Share with others: We encourage you to share this opportunity to provide input with other residents in your community. 

When:
All virtual walk audits will be hosted from 6-7pm beginning

 
Virtual Locations & Schedule:
Monday November 16th - Rossmoor Island 
 (near Los Alamitos and Seal Beach)
Tuesday November 17th - North Tustin 
 (Near Santa Ana Heights, Tustin and Orange)
Wednesday November 18th - Ladera Ranch / Las Flores / Rancho Mission Viejo 
  (Near Mission Viejo and Santa Margarita)
Thursday November 19th - Orange Park Acres 
  (Near Orange, Cowan Heights and Villa Park)

Monday November 30th - El Modena 
  (Near Orange and North Tustin)
Tuesday December 1st - Canyon Communities 
  (Santiago Canyon, Silverado Canyon, Modjeska Canyon, Trabuco Canyon)
Wednesday December 2nd - Olive Heights   
  (Near Orange and Anaheim)
Thursday December 3rd - Fairlyn Island 
  (Near Yorba Linda and Anaheim)

Monday December 7th - Hamer Island 
  (Near Placentia and Brea)
Tuesday December 8th - Anaheim Island 
  (Near Anaheim)
Wednesday December 9th - Midway City 
  (Near Westminster and Garden Grove)

 
How to RSVP and attend the online meeting
(Zoom meeting):
Please e-mail the County at info@walkbikeocpw.com to confirm which virtual walk audit events you would like to attend. 
To join meeting, use the access information sent to you after you RSVP.

 
We encourage you to share this information through your local channels to other residents in your community.  
You and other attendees are not required to review any information prior to the audits.

If you are unable to attend, but still would like to provide feedback, 
please visit the interactive public input map on the project website at www.WalkBikeOCPW.com. 
They have a interactive map where you can point out details on all 11 "Islands" 
as well as a survey to add your experience cycling in Orange County.
I have selected you because you live in or near one of these “islands" 
that are having live virtual audits this week. 

Ariana and Tim are leads on the project and can be reached for details or concerns.

Stay well - and if you have not kept up, please check in 
on our calendar of events & other information posted at BCI's web site.
www.BikeIrvine.org

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

https://www.ocwheelmen.org/page/show/419728-mountain-bike-rides

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)

https://www.ocwheelmen.org/page/show/5520565-event-jerseys