Orange Coast Tour.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
I don’t know why exactly but I have always enjoyed these routes, so it was a surprise to me when I discovered we haven’t ridden them since 2016. Usually we ride these routes every summer, so I don’t know how I forgot to schedule them last year. Well, they are back now. Certainly one of the reasons I like these routes is the trip to Balboa Island and the ride on the ferry. It’s the only boat ride I ever get anymore. I also enjoy lunch in Old Town Irvine, which is only on the long route. The routes are also fairly flat. So what’s not to like? The routes (long and medium) start off with a sort of crazy trip through an exclusive neighborhood on the backside of Sunset Beach. Then we head on down to Newport and our ride on the Ferry. The long then heads over to Old Town Irvine for lunch before a return across Irvine to the start. The medium tours the Back Bay and then heads back more directly to the start. The short also makes a trip to Balboa, but in the opposite direction from the long and medium. It’s possible you will pass them going the opposite direction as you ride the ferry. These are really pleasant rides, and should be good even in the heat of summer, so I hope to see a lot of you out. START: LAKE PARK in Huntington Beach. From the San Diego Frwy (405), off and south on Beach Blvd. R on Main (Ellis is on left), L on 12th Street to Park. (Long 63 mi and 1200 ft, Medium 44 mi and 800 ft, Short 32 mi and 800 ft)
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Type: Road Where: Southern CA