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Wanted ! Amtrak Volunteer Team Members

Amtrak 2018

Amtrak 2018

The OCW Amtrak Ride is in search of able bodied men and women to assist riders in their search for the San Diego Train Depot.

The Date: September 15, 2018
Location: Specific locations from Irvine to San Diego
Time: Depends but will be between 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Duration: 4-6 hours

If you can spare a few hours or more on Saturday, September 15 and assist fellow cyclists in their quest to find the B- ST Pier in San Diego, contact Raffaele Spennato at events@ocwheelmen.org or Mike Lee at mike.lee@ocwheelmen.org.  All volunteers will receive the commemorative T-Shirt.  Your Family and/or Friends are welcome to.

T-Shirt size: ?
Cell Phone: ?
There are many opportunities awaiting you.  To register use the below link:

Click here to volunteer

Thank you,

Mike Lee, Events
mike.lee@ocwheelmen.org

Bus Return $110.00 Non Member (Membership Not Required)

Bus Return OCW members $104.00
See Member discount code in Amtrak Section, must be logged in

No Bus Return $90.00 Non Member (Membership Not Required)

No Bus Return OCW Members $84.00
See Member discount code in Amtrak Section, must be logged in

Jersey orders must be received by July 25, 2018- After the close they can be ordered direct from Voler.

Jersey $75.00 close 7/25/18

Sun Sleeves $35.00 close 7/25/18

T-Shirt $18.00


Amtrak Train Update 7/18/2018

The OCW Amtrak Century has been the premier cycling event in Southern California for over 40 years. We strive to continue this tradition, but encountered a few unforeseen challenges.

As many of you know we had to delay the release of Amtrak Registration to July 8, due to the many challenges getting this ride to fruition; Some of the issues are stated below: 

The private Amtrak Charter Train was not available this year, so we started negotiations with North County Transportation District (NCTD) using Coaster Equipment.  Before the final negotiations, we were informed of some legal issues and that the Coaster did not allow food and drinks on their trains! What would a party train be without food and drinks?! 

Therefore, another decision has been made. 2018 Amtrak Century riders will ride in style from San Diego to Irvine on deluxe private Party Buses!  Each bus holds 56 passengers, Onboard restroom, Sound system via CD input, (no MP3 or wireless), Large reclining seats, Cold air conditioning, and you will be allowed to bring your snacks and liquid refreshments.


Signed up for Amtrak 2018? If you are not registered on the Camp Pendleton base and wish to take that route during the Amtrak event, you MUST register online by July 22, 2018  https://mccscp.wufoo.com/forms/camp-pendleton-bike-route-access-form/

No matter when you registered under the old online system, that form of access to the base will end on September 30th (which is after Amtrak 2018).

New cyclists that do not register online before July 22nd and cyclists whose old registration expires will be required to register for a DBIDS bicycle pass.

To get a DBIDs bicycle pass, Individuals will need to go to the Main/Vandegrift Boulevard Visitors Center (South entrance) and are required to show a valid government issued photo ID or passport, as well as having their photograph and fingerprints taken. The visitor's center hours are Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Amtrak Century's primary route continues to include a few miles of the Southbound 5 Fwy shoulder between Las Pulgas and Harbor exits. The wide shoulder is a legal bike route, maintained by Cal Trans and is the most efficient route choice. You decide what route works for you!

For questions regarding base access, please call 760-763-8435.


OCW PICNIC

 
 
Sunday, August 26th 2018  at Turtlerock Community Park
1651 Turtle Rock Drive , Irvine
 
 There is no cost to you if you are a OCW member, or you are a significant other of the member. Please RSVP (1) week prior.   (The park officials encourage us to use the lot off Turtle Rock Drive as much as possible.)

Everyone is welcome to bring a dish.  If bringing a dish please fill out the information on the registration form. (No alcohol allowed). 
The Sunday rides will start at the park location.
Please Register Below:
Deadline is August 21, 2018

Amber Neben Womens Camp News

Fresh off her 2018 National Championship Time Trial performance, Amber Neben has reached out to our female members to tell us about an exciting camp she is hosting. Here are the details:

Velocious Cycling Adventures is hosting a 4 day women's camp (retreat) in Solvang in October.  They want to keep it small and hands on with a max of 15 riders.  The education will be top notch and will be catered to the interests of the people there, anything from the day to day to planning a season to nutrition to climbing to time trialing to gravel/mtb riding.  The idea is to create a really fun four days for women to learn, hang out, ride bikes, and escape.  Serena Gordon and I will be the pro women.

I wanted to share with your OCW ladies.  We are trying to get some early commitments.  

They can email me or kathy@velociouscyclingadventures.com.

The weblink is here:  https://www.velociouscyclingadventures.com/solvang-womens-cycling-camp

This is a great opportunity to learn from the best. Amber is 43 and has won the past two USA National Time Trial championship so she clearly knows what she is doing when it comes to training and nutrition.

 


Jensie Gran Fondo September 29, 2018

OCW members are offered a 20% discount off entry for Jensie Gran Fondo September 29, 2018.  Spectacular location in Marin County.  See: https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/the-jensie-gran-fondo-of-marin-2018-novato-september-736271

Please contact John Renowden (President) to receive your 20% discount code




OCTA Sponsoring Bicycle Safety Classes

RSVP to Attend a Free Bike Skills Class

Take your bicycle skills to the next level by attending a free skills class. These OCTA-hosted classes offer a wide range of bicycle knowledge you won’t want to miss. You will learn about rules of the road and learn to fix those pesky flat tires. Additionally, participants practice bike maneuvers to up your skills to dodge that next pine cone or handle real-life challenges. Classes are offered throughout Orange County and offered every Saturday between August 4th and September 15th.

See www.octa.net/bike to find a location near you and RSVP today.

 

Thank You, Paul Martin, PE, TE, LCI

Active Transportation Coordinator

Orange County Transportation Authority
Phone: 714 560-5386

 

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