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  • Ride of Silence – join us in Irvine and San Clemente
    March 4, 2014 | 3:23 am

    Ride of Silence

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm City of Irvine City Hall in Irvine, California = or =  San Clemente to Dana Point Wednesday at 6:30pm Join bicyclists across America who take time to remember fellow riders killed or injured on the nation’s highways. A slow easy ride in silence with opportunity to [...]

  • OC Tour de Cure 2012
    September 24, 2012 | 9:31 am

    As one of 83 cycling events in 43 states for diabetes, join over 250 riders as the OC Tour de Cure takes place this Saturday 9/29/12 in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel. The fundraiser supports nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes through the American Diabetes Association.

    There are 3 road and mountain routes to choose [...]

  • 2012 OC Gran Fondo
    September 23, 2012 | 8:51 am

    If you missed riding in The Tour, the Olympics, or even if you rode both, stretch your legs at a fundraiser on one of the 4 routes offered at the 2012 OC Gran Fondo. While primarily a fundraiser for  “Be A Hero Become A Donor” foundation (BAHBAD) and St. John Neumann Youth Ministry, there’s [...]

  • Road and Trail Closures in South County on 9/23/12
    September 21, 2012 | 5:40 am

    As a public safety message reminder from yesterday’s OC Register regarding road closures in the south county:

    The following roads and trails will be closed to the public between the hours of 06:00 thru 13:00:

    San Juan Creek Bike Trail  – closed between Doheny State Beach and Calle Arroyo La Novia Avenue  – closed between [...]

  • Bike Blvds in Anaheim?
    September 14, 2012 | 9:42 am

    The City of Anaheim is proposing Bicycle Boulevards on Lemon and Santa Ana Streets and want your feedback at an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 22, 2012  from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre Patio 401 Lemon Street, Anaheim, CA 92805.

    The proposal includes removing the north bound traffic lane on Lemon St. [...]

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Bike Paths in Orange County

There are many bike paths and trails throughout Orange County.  Some last less than a mile, while others go on and on…

General Notes:

  • Right of Way = Horses, Hikers, Bikers
  • Wooden bridges can be very slippery with morning dew, or rain.
  • Use a bell or your voice (ie: “passing”) to let people know you are there
  • Areas wet from sprinklers are probably slippery
  • Underpasses and low lying areas may have storm debris, mud, sand
  • Assume every blind curve has someone coming at you
  • Maintain control – don’t go wild on an unknown trail and loose control
  • Take nothing but great pictures and good memories
  • Leave nothing but tire tracks

This page will list the various bike paths and trails for your exploration and adventure.

Bike Trails and Paths are maintained by various agencies so if you spot something that needs attention, you can contact the city’s public works department using our Street Repair resource page, or Blow the Whistle on It!

 

Santa Ana River Trail (SART)

Aliso Creek Trail

Dana Point PCH Cycle Route

San Juan Creek

stay tuned…tell us which trail you would like to read about next!

Note: Beware of “moving sticks”. Sometimes it’s wiser to let nature take the right of way. If you come around a corner and see a “stick” in the middle of the path, slow down and make sure it’s not moving! While always a good idea to avoid sticks from damaging your bike or your balance, moving ones can be tricky. If you have enough time to stop, do so and warn others on the trail around you until it is safe to proceed. Otherwise your two choices are to steer around it, or hop over it. The former requires knowing which direction it is moving and having sufficient clearance to maneuver, while the latter skills gained through practice.

Moving Stick on the TrailMoving Stick off the Trail

 

 

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