OK for any of you who would like to try trail riding, here's a good ride for you. It's by no means, only for beginner's - there are some climbs with one that has a 6 - 8% pitch for .8 miles. But it is going to be slow paced, on good trails. The trail is behind Irvine Park, on private IRLR land. Here's the information. If you are interested - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up.
Note the ride start is in Irvine Park (Lot 3) parking is $5. To save the parking fee park up in the Albertson's parking lot at Jamboree and Chapman and ride in. Lot 3 is around the left or west side, near the trails.
Bike: Slow-paced Ride in Weir Canyon - Saturday, January 20th; 9:00 a.m.
Ride through historic Weir Canyon, home to rolling hills, extensive oak woodlands, and perennial grasslands. The trail is part of the historic trail route that oxen teams traveled in the 1800's taking cow hides to market in San Juan Capistrano. Weir Canyon is also where duckbilled dinosaur fossils and Native American bedrock mortars were found. This is a slow-paced out-and-back ride over moderate terrain through a lovely riparian area. 7 miles, 16 yrs+, Docent-led.