Know Any Good Rides in Huntington Beach, CA?

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  1. mikesaif

    mikesaif New Member

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    I will be staying near Huntington Beach, CA, late Feb. Does anyone know of any good routes out there? I would like some climbs if possible. Thanks in advance.
     
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    South on PCH go past Carona Del Mar and hang a left up Newport coast. Its a nice climb.
     
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    Thanks Rich. Is that by Turtle Creek?
     
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    Turtle Creek? Hmmm There is a Turtle Ridge housing community above the 405 in Irvine.

    If you're leaving HB head south on PCH which will take you through Newport beach, past fashion Island on your left then through Carona Del Mar (Which I think is still the city of NB) then about 3 miles past Carona Del Mar is the entrance to Newport Coast. Newport coast is a pretty high end area with expensive homes. At the top of Newport coast hang a left past the shopping center and it will take you back down the hill to Fashion Island and PCH. If you do two rides you will want to go past Newport coast and head down to Laguna Beach.
     
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    Actually it's called Turtle Rock. Here is a link http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/27066018

    Also, anyone know of any clubs or group rides I could check out? Thanks.
     
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    Depending on the speed and difficulty you are looking for, there are some great group rides nearby. There the OC riders. There's Bicycle Club of Irvine (http://www.bikeirvine.org/). And for a fast group, Team Velocity in Fullerton (www.teamvelocity.org). They have great hills on every ride. I promise you will not be disappointed.
     
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