Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Bikes: I don't own any bikes
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If she is really that timid about riding I suggest you just encourage her to continue riding all the wonderful bike paths running through Irvine and down into Newport Beach. She can check the City of Irvine website for a map of all the local trails.
BTW I just got back from JAX (an Irvine store) and helped a friend buy a beautiful bike - a Trek Domane 4.5 WSD (carbon/ultegra) for $2100. This is the time to buy - lots of deals out there.
Once she feels more comfortable on the bike and can go 10 miles, she should check out the Bicycle Club of Irvine (website: bikeirvine.com) and join one of their "newbie" rides - instruction on riding is offered and the ride is "docent" led. See the website for more details. Also she can try and meet up with other women through teamestrogen.com. I started a ride group many years ago through that website.
And this works for a friend of mine - she meets ride partners through meetup.com. Your Sister can post "new rider, needs to go slow need others just starting out" and see what happens.
Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org
and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.
Last edited by Pamestique; 08-08-13 at 02:52 PM.