Southern California - John Wayne Airport to Anaheim Conv Center?
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07-13-12, 02:31 PM
Top this thread because I am looking at riding from John Wayne to the Anaheim Conv Center in March 2013. Google Maps has me going on the SART from Warner to the golf course, so I think I'd rather just ride on the street considering the 'hood. I'm comfortable riding in traffic, so just MacArthur Blvd to Harbor Blvd and be done with it? I figure I will do this ride on a Sunday late morning, if the flights allow.
07-13-12, 03:41 PM
If you plan to ride on the weekend when there is a lot of bike traffic, there is no need to avoid SART. Crooks are basically cowards, and there is safety in numbers. Riding the streets in that part of OC is something I avoid.
AFAIK, there have been no further reports of cyclists being bikejacked since they caught this crew. I would feel safer on SART than Harbor Blvd. I also do not recommend going out the front of SNA and making a left onto MacArthur. The exit has 3 left turn lanes and MacArthur is like 8 lanes wide through there with no bike lane and multiple lanes getting on the freeway.
I would exit SNA to the south by making a right onto Campus Dr. Then, right on Bristol, right on Red Hill, left on Main, then left on MacArthur. It's the long way around the airport, but safer. From MacArthur (assuming you don't use SART), I would go past Harbor and head up Newhope, then a right on Garden Grove and a left on West Rd. takes to the Conv. Ctr. Newhope has a bike lane north of Slater and it has much less traffic than Harbor.
If you take SART, stay on it until Memory Lane/Garden Grove Blvd. Go west when you exit SART (go under Memory Lane, make a u-turn and then a right onto Memory Lane), and then a right on Lewis, left on Lampson and a right on West up to the convention center.
Late Sunday morning there will be lots of other cyclists and walkers around so you'll be fine on SART.
07-13-12, 06:50 PM
There's no need to go around the airport like that. Exit the front but go straight on Michelson, left Von Karman, left Main, and then I would take Sunflower to the SART but Main will take you to MacArthur too. There will be very few cars on that route around the airport on a Sunday morning.
07-28-12, 01:03 PM
Awesome guys, thanks for the ideas! This thread re-entered my thinking with the recent shooting. I feel for you folks and wish you luck and peace; and soon...
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