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ity 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 18, 2011

I had 6:30 in my head and no one let me know I was leading out early!
We had a great turn out by 6:30 ~ but many came for the 7pm start as announced.
I hate missing a start - so I am really sorry we were rolling out
or gone when those of you arrived. Sincerely, Bill Sellin

Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Gather at 6 - 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 2006~2009 route run East on Alton with regroup then return on the
San Diego Creek bike way so we can be fully regrouped 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 gather at 6 & 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 7:48; so wear your reflective & HiVis day glow,
& have plenty of reflectors & lights...
In case you don't know, California law changed 
and lights & reflectors are required on bike ways and sidewalks now.

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...)

 We invite our fellow riders including the members of the
Bicycle Club of Irvine
Orange County Wheelmen
OC Rebel Riders
Trail Angels, Team In Training
SHARE Mountain Bike Club
3F Bike Club, Paramount, UCI, Santiago,
VeloSport Cycling Teams
and all other area groups and riders welcome

Please join us in this event for all of Orange County...

Irvine Police Department did a superb job
providing support in escorting again for the ride.


Updated May 21, 2011