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Welcome to the Orange County Wheelmen

The Most Diverse Bicycle Club in Orange County
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Orange County Wheelmen Members,

Hello to our bicycling family and friends! We miss you! It has been a challenging couple of months, but OCW is gearing up and working toward a better bicycling season soon! We have a progressive plan to be able to do this, with your support.

We hope that you are getting out there to ride, even though it might be mostly by yourself or with a riding partner. As soon as we are able, OCW will post calendar group rides again with all the appropriate precautions.

 

Although we can’t ride as a group yet, we can stay connected on our Friends of OCW Facebook page. This interactive club forum is a positive site for motivation, connections and other important bicycling news or humor. (This is not political forum!)

Friends of OCW Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/253156728156693/

Log in today and contribute to the page. Here are a couple of ideas:

Post a picture of you, your bike or your route where ever you have been getting out and away on the Friends of OCW FB page! This is  to remind us all that there are many options to stay safe (aka social distancing) and sane (aka riding).

Whether you are riding one mile or 100, Saturdays are the new OCW Jersey Days!  It can be a club jersey or a club event jersey (or any day of the week). Post a picture on the Friends of OCW page to show that we are “Riding alone, together in Solodarity!”
 

Stay healthy, positive and patient! OCW will have some very exciting events again as soon as possible. Some of these are:

  • themed rides
  • peak challenges
  • special events for vintage bikes, touring bikes, ebikes, and more
  • brewery rides with new and exciting routes
  • …and more!

Questions and ideas? Not on Facebook, but have a picture/topic to share?

Email Terry Kessler at tkessler@rocketmail.com

Other links:

 

If anyone is looking for a local ride here is one out of Yorba Regional park. https://www.strava.com/routes/2708156933930297188

RidewithGPS map with queue sheet

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

Black Star W/Goat Hill 2020

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

OCW Peak Challenge 2020!!
How many peaks can you bag?


Choose your own challenge and enjoy the climbs!
Road bike, MTB, ebike? Just do it!!
Platinum – 30 peaks
Gold – 20 peaks
Silver – 15 peaks
Bronze – 10 peaks
Tin – 5 peaks

You may record your peaks in a variety of ways:

  • Post on the Friends of OCW Facebook Page (with a picture if possible)

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

  • Keep your own record of peaks/dates to be submitted later

      Other

This challenge starts June 2020. Here are a variety of peaks (road and off road) that you may be familiar with, or will be soon! As you bag (and post) other peaks, we will add them to our list.


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, Keller Peak, Kodiak Mtn, La Pata, Live Oak, Marguerite, Meats, Modjeska Grade, Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts, 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, Suicide Rock, Tahquitz Peak, Temple Hills, Thomas Mountain, 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!!

PC 100 Postponed until 2021

After considering the health and safety of our riders, volunteers and the number of unknowns related to COVID-19, the Orange County Wheelmen has chosen to cancel the 2020 Pacific Coast Century with the hope of returning in 2021.

Staying Connected!!

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.