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Amtrak 44th Annual 2018 Registration News


44 Amtrak

Registration for the 2018 edition of the Amtrak Century will be delayed due to ride issues.  We hope this will be a 1 week delay, but may be 2 weeks.  Watch for new announcements and information here and on the Amtrak web section.

Mike Lee
mike.lee@ocwheelmen.org

 

OCW/BCI Bicycle Rally

 

Bicycle Club of Irvine & Orange County Wheelmen

invite the OC cycling community to a special event. A selection of group rides will be followed by a Togos® sandwich picnic to share our love of cycling.

Rides are FREE Staggered starts with 4 ride options:
51 miles @730
44 miles @800
32 miles @830
19 miles @900

Saturday, July 14th 2018  at Turtlerock Community Park
1651 Turtle Rock Drive , Irvine

Optional Lunch is available with pre-register on-line by July 11;


 https://ocwheelmen.sportngin.com/register/form/653142439

Arrive early to sign in for route slip before ride starts from North lot on Turtlerock Drive. The North lot is small, and there is nostreet parking; The main lot on Sunnyhill is bigger, but farther from the start & picnic area – ride through the park, across the creek to the starting location. Wear your club jersey & show your club spirit! We have reserved the picnic area with tables, but if you like, bring a chair or blanket to sit in the sun.
Note: post ride ‘rehydration’ with Alcohol is not permitted in city parks.

See updated details, route info & park map at bikeirvine.org/oc-bike-rally-2018

*Disclaimer: This event is a private reservation at a public park, and is not endorsed or sponsored by the City of Irvine.



Save Those Old Tires

Next time you change out a old tire due to wear, if it is still safe to ride for one more ride, hang on to it and bring it to an upcoming OCW General Meeting. We are collecting useable tires from our members to be used by our SAG drivers at our major events, Amtrak and Breathless Agony. Rather than purchasing a new tire to help out a stranded rider with a cut tire, we would prefer to save  money and use one of these donated tires to help get them  to the finish line. They can then replace the worn tire with a fresh one at their own expense rather the Clubs.  

Spectacular Discount Available on Knight Wheels

Our speaker for the 2019 Awards Banquet is world famous retired bike racer, Chris Horner, who is a partner in Knight Composites. Chris has graciously arranged for OCW club members to save 35% when they order a wheelset directly from the company.  Knight Wheels has been in existence for 3 years and is quickly becoming recognized as the manufacturer of some of the finest carbon wheels on the market. Before purchasing a wheelset anywhere else, check out the Knight website (www.knightcomposites.com) to see their ever expanding line of high performance affordable carbon wheels. The discount code is CHOCW2018, and the telephone number of the office is (541)  241-8250. We hope to have a representative from Knight make a future presentation at a OCW general meeting to make us more familiar with their products. In the meantime, look over their wheels and check out the great reviews.

July 12th General Meeting

PRESENTER

Daniel de Vise'

Renowned Author

"The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France."

Dan is on a nationwide book signing tour and we are fortunate that he has made OCW his Southern California stop. This will be a night to remember with great stories regarding cycling legend, Greg LeMond as well as  Andy Hampsten, Lance Armstrong and many other notable cyclists.

The following link to Velo News has an excellent excerpt from the book that you will enjoy reading regarding the stormy relationship between Greg and Lance Armstrong:

   http://www.velonews.com/2018/06/news/book-excerpt-lance-met-lemond_469591

You may want to purchase his book in advance to have it autographed by the author. The book is currently available for purchase on Amazon and makes excellent reading. We expect a full house so don't be late to the meeting.