Your Orange County Bicycle Organization


The Orange County Bicycle Coalition encourages safe bicycling through advocacy, education and recommended infrastructure improvements to streets and paths by state and local governments. Unlike bicycle clubs, we don’t organize weekly rides. However, we do love to ride, and we work for all Orange County bicyclists by providing feedback and suggestions to government agencies seeking funds for bicycle projects. We also offer letters of endorsement for projects that meet our standards.

The Orange County Bicycle Coalition, also known as OCBC and OC Bike, was founded in 1991 and has worked tirelessly since then to improve bicycle safety in Orange County, California. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your donations are 100% tax deductible.

Camp Pendleton Alert

The USMC has posted information that leads to more questions than answers. See: and click on the “Recreational Bicycling” button.

“Due to military operations, the bike path from Las Pulgas Gate to the southern edge of San Onofre State Park will be closed for use by the public on 6 and 7 May 2024 from 5 AM to 6 PM”, and “…cyclists may be temporary blocked or halted from access of the bike path north of the 41 area to ensure public safety May 8–10, 13–17, 20–24, 28–31; June 3–07, 10–14, 17–21, and 24–25 from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.”

The bicycle route is on the road – not a bike path, and what do they mean by “…temporary blocked or halted”? Until a vehicle rolls by? Until live ordinance is exploded? Until the weekend? What is “the 41 area”?

No one has a current Bicycle Access Pass as no renewals have been issued for well over a year now, so who are they stopping?  There’s also no word on if or when passes will be issued again to allow civilians to use the “Bike Access Route”.

For now, be aware that it may be more difficult than usual to ride through the base. We’ve asked for more information, and we’ll post an update if and when we get it.

Camp Pendleton Holiday Gate Closures

Camp Pendleton gates will be closed for several days around the upcoming holidays. Here is a schedule of those closures.

Del Mar Gate: Closed from 8:00 pm Friday, December 22 Dec through 6:00 am Wednesday, December 27.

Pulgas Gate: Closed 8:00 pm Friday, December 22 through 5:30 am Tuesday, December 26.

Del Mar Gate: Closed 8:00 pm Friday, December 29 through 6:00 Wednesday January 3

Pulgas Gate: Closed 8:00 pm Friday, December 29 through 5:30 am Tuesday, January 2

City of Fullerton Survey

The City of Fullerton is proposing road safety improvements along Harbor Blvd, between Bastanchury and Brea Rd/Valley View – approximately between St. Jude Hospital and Hillcrest Park. This area, which has a 50 mpg speed limit, currently has narrow bike lanes and missing sidewalks. The City’s survey seeks input on bike lanes, sidewalks, street lighting, and traffic calming measures. This is an exciting proposal that could lead to some much-needed changes on Harbor Blvd!

Please consider providing your input by completing the Survey