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Jersey Order Deadline

There has been such a huge demand in getting a BCI jersey that I'm going to be putting an order in on Aug. 1 (firm deadline). The club will pay the shipping and it will come to me. I will sort the orders and have them at the park on both Sat. and Sun. when they arrive. You must send me a check, made out to BCI, with a detailed description of what you want (i.e. full zipper, 18" zipper, sex, size, etc.). When in doubt order a size larger or check with your friends that have our jersey to see the fit. I won't have a "fit kit" here on this order. Please make sure you have your phone number and email address also so I can let you know when they arrive. The jerseys will arrive before the Savvy Cycling trip to Spokane for those going. I believe that number is at 125 as of now! If you haven't signed up for that "Check it out!". My address, phone, etc. is on the web site under Club Merchandize.
Remember: We also have socks in stock, Share the Road car decals, as well as vests.

8:00 start for Sunday rides

For the months of July and August, Sunday Rides start at 8:00 to beat the heat


Welcome to the BCI's Website. The Bicycle Club of Irvine is a recreational and social cycling club for men and women of all ages and skill levels. We have been an active club for over thirty years, and our members are all ages, shapes and sizes. Our main goals are to have fun and make new friends along the way. You do not have to become a member before riding with us. Just come and see if the club is a good fit for you, and you can then become a member if you feel a connection. We are a very social club and think you will enjoy the friendliness and opportunity to spend time with new-made friends. If you do choose to ride with us we do recommend that you follow a few common sense guidelines
  • Wear you helmet.
  • Insure your bicycle is road worthy.
  • Leave the ear buds at home.
  • Obey ALL traffic laws.
  • Have fun.
We look forward to seeing you at Deerfield Park on Irvine Center Rd between Yale and Culver. Check out our ride schedule and please join us.

This Week at BCI

Thu 07/30/2015 Thursday Evening Ride 6:00 PM
Fri 07/31/2015 Friday Ride 9:00 AM
Sat 08/01/2015 Jersey Day 12:30 PM
Sat 08/01/2015 Tour de Five Cities Remote Ride Event 9:00 AM
Sat 08/01/2015 Saturday ride 09:00 AM
Sat 08/01/2015 Jersey Order Deadline Headline
Sun 08/02/2015 Sunday ride 08:00 AM
Sun 08/02/2015 Short Sunday Ride 09:00 AM
Tue 08/04/2015 Tuesday Ride 9:30 AM
Tue 08/04/2015 Tuesday Evening Ride 6:00 PM
Wed 08/05/2015 Wednesday Ride 09:00 AM
Thu 08/06/2015 Thursday Evening Ride 6:00 PM

Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:00 AM - Tour de Five Cities Remote Ride

One of our most popular remote rides. For those of you who haven't done this ride before, it is a 39 miler with a few small hills that I call 'Tour De 5 Cities', because it winds through Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Capo Beach, and San Clemente. The best part is the breakfaststop at the Dana Point Marina. The ride leaves from Ocean Ranch Shopping Center, next to Trader Joe's at Camino Del Avion and Golden Lantern. There's a shorter yellow ride 33 mile option also if 39 miles is a bit long for you. So mark your calendars for this totally enjoyable ride.

Before /After Eating options: Coffee shop, Z Pizza, Quiznos, Panda Express, and others, all available in the shopping center.
Route Slip:Click (Note: Click on ride designator (e.g. Tour de Five Cities Remote) at top of route slip for formatting options)
Location: I-5, or 405 South to Crown Valley Pkwy exit. Right - Crown Valley Pkwy, 1.7 miles Left - Moulton / Golden Lantern, 4.1 miles Right - Via Ladera, into Ocean Ranch parking area. Park to the right of Trader Joe's and near to Wells Fargo bank.

Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:00 AM - New/B Class

Newbie Ride: Orientation class begins at 8:00 a.m. The ride begins after 9:00 a.m. and returns around noon. Helmets are strongly recommended and should be worn by all. See the flyer for more details or the New to Riding Page for more details.
Location: Deerfield Park

Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:30 AM - Remote Ride with LA Wheelmen

(Long 40 - 3000 feet, Medium 26 -2400 feet, Short 19 - 900 feet) Today we hope to be hosting the Bicycle Club of Irvine. We want to show them some unique parts of Los Angeles they don't see riding in Orange County most of the time. What better place to go than some caves found right in the heart of LA - Bronson Caves. All routes go to the caves. The short goes directly there and back, passing through Hollywood (something else BCI riders probably don't often see.) The Med. gets to the caves, but first takes a trip around Lake Hollywood and up to the overlook - also something BCI riders might not be familiar with. This includes a couple of short but rather steep climbs. It then heads to Griffith Park for lunch before returning. The long is the same as the medium, but adds a climb up to Mulholland before heading to Lake Hollywood and after viewing the caves, it climbs up to the Observatory in Griffith Park for lunch. This adds two more classic LA locales for our guests to experience. But the caves are still the highlight of the day. Even if you have never been there I just about guarantee you have seen them. They are a very popular film location and have appeared in many TV shows and commercials. So be sure to join us. How often can you combine spelunking and cycling - "Cyclolunking."
Location: START: THE CORNER@, Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills. From the Santa Monica Frwy (10), off & north La Cienega 12 miles, L - Olympic 1 block to R - Le Doux.

Sun Sep 27, 2015 7 days - Biking Tour of Spokane Washington

What makes Spokane, WA the ideal location for our 2015 cycling, hiking and fun adventure?

Here's what Visit Spokane has to say, "A vibrant city, a roaring river, a gateway to the American west. Since its first days as a rail hub, Spokane has stood as a destination city immersed in natural beauty. Book a whitewater adventure, bike the beautiful Centennial Trail or hike through countless nature preserves. But it's not just about the outdoors! Taste Washington's renowned grapes and hops at any number of local wineries and craft breweries."

As a fellow cyclist, here's what I think will impress you... Spokane's natural beauty and the broad valley where it resides. The many dedicated bicycle and hiking trails adjacent to the hotel. A 2-state bicycle tour which includes beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho as one of our many destinations. Enough after-ride activities to make you do a happy dance. Plus, you can buy this terrific jersey to remember the trip by.

Follow the link below for more information.

We'd love to have you and your friends join us on this outstanding 7 day bicycling adventure funding the good works being done by Big Brothers Big Sisters OC.

Thu Oct 29, 2015 Weekend - Paso Robles Remote Ride

Paso Robles Remote Ride: There is a block of rooms reserved at Motel 6 , 1134 Black Oak Dr., Paso Robles. 805-541-6992 local number. To book a room call 800-466-8356 and give them the group number M137200308 for Bicycle Club of Irvine. Double occupancy rate Thursday with tax $78.39, Friday and Saturday $96.31 each night. We will have rides Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday night we are arranging wine tasting and a dinner. Saturday night, Ken Trotman and Lorrie Minkle have invited us to their home for drinks and dinner. Please click the link if you are interested in attending this weekend as we need a head count ASAP.
Location: Motel 6 , 1134 Black Oak Dr., Paso Robles. 805-541-6992

Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:00 AM - New/B Class

Newbie Ride: Orientation class begins at 8:00 a.m. The ride begins after 9:00 a.m. and returns around noon. Helmets are strongly recommended and should be worn by all. See the flyer for more details or the New to Riding Page for more details.
Location: Deerfield Park

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New to biking in Orange County?

New to group riding? Want to try out the BCI? Want to introduce the BCI to your friends? -- Check out the FREE Newbie ride and schedule of NewB classes/Meetings and other special rides.

Don't Forget the After-Ride Lunch

The first Saturday is Jersey Day and we will meet at Gelson's Market Shopping Center after the ride (about 12:30 pm) for lunch. There are a number of food outlets and plenty of shaded places to sit outside. Room for the bikes also. Come join us!


Speakers Wanted for Future General Meetings Do you have a contact who would make a good speaker for our general meetings? If so, please contact the club Vice President.


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