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    Ride of Silence to honor those who died in O.C.

    Wednesday May 21, 2014

    Ride of Silence: ORANGE COUNTY

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    We joined the ride two years ago, and it was very impressive. Here's a report on that ride with some pictures.

    We are planning to ride this year, too.
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    Lightning Velo and Velo Allegro are doing one in Long Beach. I participated in that last year--it's a good cause.

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    If anyone knows about the LV or VA rides, let me know the deets.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKV11000 View Post
    If anyone knows about the LV or VA rides, let me know the deets.

    Thanks.

    Meeting at 6:45 pm this Wednesday at the Long Beach Marina (near Joe's Crab Shack, north end of the parking lot). Helmets require, and lights on the bike, of course. Roll out at 7:00 pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIRview View Post
    Meeting at 6:45 pm this Wednesday at the Long Beach Marina (near Joe's Crab Shack, north end of the parking lot)...
    Just to double-check... is this where the ride will start? 6550 Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA

    Will you please give me a rough idea of what the route will be?

    Thanks!
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    Senior Member RIRview's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwandaw View Post
    Just to double-check... is this where the ride will start? 6550 Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA

    Will you please give me a rough idea of what the route will be?

    Thanks!
    A) Correct.

    B) Through Belmont Shore via 2nd Street to Broadway to downtown Long Beach and working our way back to the marina. I believe it's about a 12 mile ride, very slow and easy pace.

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    My wife and I rode our tandem (+dog) in the Long Beach Ride of Silence last night. Just like our ride in Irvine two years ago, we were impressed with the event, and we're sure that those who saw us were too.

    Irvine has many more riders and a police escort, but our ride this year seemed more personal. Several riders introduced themselves to us (and our dog) and made us feel welcome. We learned a little about the Velo Allegro and Lightning Velo clubs. Before we started the ride several riders spoke of those to whom the ride was dedicated.

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    The ride through busy Long Beach was much different than our previous ride through the relatively wide-open spaces of Irvine. The shared lane along 2nd Street was a new experience, and the quiet neighborhoods were very pleasant. The dedicated bike lanes and bike stop lights in the downtown area were very impressive!

    Here's a link to more full-size photos: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Ek&usp=sharing

    Thanks to everyone who made us feel welcome!
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    It was a pleasure having you and your wife accompany us last night! Thanks for posting the photos.

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