Orange Coast Velo strives to keep riders of all levels of fitness involved in club rides. We are a recreational riding and social club not a race club. We promote safe riding in a cooperative atmosphere to build camaraderie and have fun. Please choose pace groups appropriate to your fitness level. We do our best to keep riders together, and it's the responsibility of each and every rider to pick the right group.

All rides begin at the Huntington Beach pier by the Visitor Information Kiosk in front of Dukes Restaurant and end at the Java Point coffee shop at Huntington Surf & Sport at PCH and Main.

Saturdays - 7:30am @ Huntington Beach Pier (40 to 70 miles). We offer three rides: A1, A2 and B. These rides start and ride together at a conversation friendly warm-up pace (17-20 mph in the flats) to our first rest stop, generally 12-15 miles. From there the A1 and A2 rides follow an identical route (55-70 miles total) with the A1 group riding at a higher pace. Riders falling off the A1 pace will be picked up by A2. A2 maintains a brisk pace but is a No Drop ride and will make regroup stops at left turns. The B ride is 40-55 miles with a little slower pace and fewer hills than the A rides. B is also a No Drop ride and will make regroup stops at left turns. Route slips are provided for both long and short ride options. There are at least two bathroom/rest stops per ride. The club rotates through approximately 30 different rides each Saturday. The rides will be posted a week in advance on the web site. The club will occasionally work on group riding skills such as rotating pace lines. At the end of the ride stay around for coffee and chatter downtown near the corner of PCH and Main Street. Good introduction to OCV for guests interested in joining a group ride.

Saturdays - 7:30am @ Huntington Beach Pier (35-50 miles). Ad-Hoc ride. Moderate paced ride in a small group; various routes, depending on the skill levels and interest of those that turn out for the day. This is a more informal, social ride, perfect for enjoying Southern California when you are in no hurry.

Sundays - 8:00am @ Huntington Beach Pier (32 miles). Team ride for all members and guests. Speed will vary depending on attendees and may form into two or more pace groups. Ride follows the same route each week and features a rest stop at Bonita Creek Park and regroup at Turtle Rock Park. This is an ideal ride for potential new members to ride along with OCV. Bring money for coffee on Main Street after the ride.

Monday - 9:00am @ Huntington Beach Pier (35 miles). Flat route at recovery ride pace to Long Beach Shoreline Village with stop for coffee and view of the Queen Mary.



Tuesday and Thursday - 9:00am @ Huntington Beach Pier (35-50 miles). These are moderate paced rides along various routes to be determined at the pier and usually return before noon.



Wednesday and Friday - 9:00am @ Huntington Beach Pier (35-50 miles). These are easy to moderate paced small group rides along various routes to be determined at the pier.



***** MORE DETAILS ON OUR SATURDAY RIDES AND RIDE CALENDAR *****

See Table below for a ride summaries. Don't be late as all rides leave on time! Dress in layers for the cool starts and typical So Cal warming. Rides are canceled if the streets are wet. Guests are asked to bring a signed Waiver and Release of Liability form to the ride. Ride safe or ride alone.

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Day Ride Name Start Time Start Location End Location Distance in Miles Climbing Feet Ride Avg MPH Flats Avg MPH "No Drop" Policy
Saturday A1 7:30am HB Pier Bruxie 5th & Walnut 55-70 2,000-3,500 20+ 23+ Wait for mechanicals only. Dropped riders will be picked up by A2 ride
Saturday A2 7:30am HB Pier Bruxie 5th & Walnut 55-70 2,000-3,500 17-19 20+ Regroup at left turns. Ride partner assigned to riders unable to maintain group pace
Saturday B 7:30am HB Pier Bruxie 5th & Walnut 40-55 <2,000 15-17 18+ Regroup at left turns. Ride partner assigned to riders unable to maintain group pace
Saturday Ad-Hoc 7:30am HB Pier Bruxie 5th & Walnut 35-50 <2,000 14-15 16+ Regroup at left turns. Good introductory ride if new to OCV
Sunday Team Ride 8:00am HB Pier Bruxie 5th & Walnut 32 1,000 variable variable All riders welcome; pace groups will form based on speed. Regroups at Bonita Creek Park and Turtle Rock Park
Monday Queen Mary 9:00am HB Pier Bruxie 5th & Walnut 35 400 14-15 16+ Regroup at left turns. Good introductory ride if new to OCV
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Thursday
Weekday 9:00am HB Pier Bruxie 5th & Walnut 35-50 <2,000 17-19 20+ Regroup at left turns
Wednesday
Friday
Weekday 9:00am HB Pier Bruxie 5th & Walnut 35-45 <2,000 15-17 18+ Regroup at left turns


Pace groups are intended to allow club members and guests to slot themselves into a compatible group and challenge themselves as their fitness improves. For example, when you first ride with OCV the Saturday C ride might feel like a struggle. Once you are comfortable with the C ride you will want to join the Saturday B ride. When you become a proficient B rider then the longer and slightly faster Saturday A2 ride will beckon; and then the A1.


This policy is intended to server a guideline only and can be modified by the agreement of all that show up for a particular ride.


Guest riders are asked to bring a signed Waiver and Release of Liability form to the ride. Release Form