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City of IRVINE, Orange County, California       

To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD


 Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

   Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Ride at 7 pm)
Irvine Civic Center
In IRVINE - Orange County - California
 Route: Flat 9.7 mile loop around Irvine; on-street bike lanes and off street bike way:
Repeat of the 2006 & 2007 route run East on Alton with several regroups then return on the
San Diego Creek bikeway so we can fully regroup by the time we get back to the start.

Route Map & Route Sheet pdf  & 

At 7 pm Local Time we will join other communities across the planet in having

a unique ride which will bring increased awareness to the streets of our home towns -
focusing on the numbers of cyclists who are killed and injured
by motorists who do not safely share the road.
Riders will assemble about 6:30 at Irvine's Civic Center
at the flag poles in front of the Police Department
then cue up for a 7 pm slow paced, single file, silent commemoration
to the riders who are no longer with us,
especially those who were disabled or killed on the road.
Come over after work - there are facilities to change clothes for he ride.
A pack of single file - silent riders - pacing out for almost 10 miles...
we hope to share this hour with each other, 
and know thousands across the planet will also have marked the hour;
but also raise awareness among the many local motorists
who will be witnesses of our parade.
It will be a dusk ride, Sun set is at 7:53; so wear your reflective & HiVis day glow,
& have plenty of reflectors & lights...
In case you don't know, California law changed in January
and lights & reflectors are required on bikeways and sidewalks now,

so we are starting early to get everyone back by sunset .

Please wear an arm band; Black in solidarity - or Red if you have been injured by a motorist.
(Inexpensive head / wrist band sets or cut up tube socks work well...)

 BCI welcomed our fellow riders including the members of the
Orange County Wheelmen
OC Rebel Riders
Trail Angels, Team In Training
SHARE Mountain Bike Club
3F Bike Club, Sand Canyon Cyclery Riders
UCI, Santiago, VeloSport Cycling Teams
and all other area groups

Please join us in this event for Irvine and all of Orange County...
Other groups or unaffiliated riders are welcome.
*Make this an 'official' ride for your club, team or group and become a co-sponsor.

Irvine Police Department was asked to participate
and provide support in escorting again for this year's ride.
Their response was HUGE, including having the Chief of Police, David Maggard, lead out the ride of over 100 riders.


Updated May 21, 2009