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August 06, 1992

Peppertree Park, Tustin

Whereabouts: Take the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway to the Fourth Street/Irvine Boulevard exit, go east to B Street and turn right. Go about a quarter-mile and park next to the softball diamond on the left.

Length: 59 miles.

Description: A long, rolling ride that takes in part of the Olympic course in Mission Viejo.

Direction Street Miles Total Miles L B Street (south) 0.2 0.2 L Main Street/Bryan Avenue 1.6 1.8 L Browning Avenue 0.5 2.3 R Irvine Boulevard/Trabuco Road 10.7 13.0 L El Toro Road 2.4 15.4 R Santa Margarita Parkway 0.7 16.1 R Marguerite Parkway 0.8 16.9 L Olympiad Road/Felipe Road 4.3 21.2 R Oso Parkway/Pacific Park Drive 3.7 24.9 R Moulton Parkway/Irvine Center Drive 9.2 34.1 L Jeffrey Road/University Drive 3.4 37.5 L Culver Drive/Bonita Canyon Drive 4.0 41.5 R MacArthur Boulevard 1.3 42.8 R Von Karman Avenue 3.2 46.0 R Barranca Parkway 1.3 47.3 L Harvard Avenue 2.1 49.4 L Walnut Avenue 1.0 50.4 R Tustin Ranch Road 2.0 52.4 L La Colina Drive 0.3 52.7 R Browning Avenue 0.5 53.2 L Beverly Glen Drive/Skyline 0.8 54.0 R Arroyo Avenue 0.8 54.8 L Foothill Boulevard 0.7 55.5 R Old Foothill Boulevard 0.3 55.8 L Fairhaven Avenue 1.1 56.9 L Prospect Avenue 0.9 57.8 R 17th Street 0.1 57.9 L Prospect Avenue 0.8 58.7 R First Street 0.3 59.0 L B Street 0.1 59.1

Food Park, Irvine

Whereabouts: Take the San Diego (405) Freeway to the MacArthur Boulevard exit, go north to Sky Park East and turn left. Park in Food Park lot.

Length: 33 miles.

Description: A rolling trip through Laguna Canyon, returning via Newport Back Bay.

Direction Street Miles Total Miles R Sky Park Circle Drive 0.4 0.4 R Sky Park North 0.1 0.5 R Red Hill Avenue 0.7 1.2 R Alton Parkway 5.6 6.8 R Laguna Canyon Road 8.8 15.6 R Pacific Coast Highway 8.5 24.1 R Jamboree Road 0.3 24.4 L Back Bay Drive (to end) 3.3 27.7 L Eastbluff Drive/University Drive 2.2 29.9 L Harvard Avenue 1.6 31.5 L Main Street 1.5 33.0 R MacArthur Boulevard 0.1 33.1 L Into Food Park

Length: 29 miles.

Description: Through Newport Beach over San Joaquin Hills Road to Newport Coast, returning through Turtle Rock.

Direction Street Miles Total Miles R MacArthur Boulevard 1.0 1.0 R Campus Drive/Irvine Boulevard 3.7 4.7 L Dover Drive 1.4 6.1 R Bayside Drive 2.3 8.4 L Marguerite Avenue 1.1 9.5 R San Joaquin Hills Road 1.9 11.4 L Newport Coast Drive 1.7 13.1 R Bonita Canyon Road 0.9 14.0 R Bonita Canyon Road 1.6 15.6 (road turns sharply right) L Sunnyhill 0.2 15.8 R Turtle Rock Drive 1.7 17.5 R Campus Drive 0.4 17.9 R Culver Drive 0.5 18.0 R University Drive/Jeffrey Road 4.3 22.2 L Walnut Avenue 2.6 24.8 L Jamboree Boulevard 3.2 28.0 R Main Street 0.9 28.9 L MacArthur Boulevard 0.1 29.0 L Into Food Park

El Toro High School

Whereabouts: Take the San Diego (405) Freeway or Interstate 5 to the Lake Forest exit. Go north on Lake Forest Drive almost two miles to Toledo Way; turn right and go half a mile to Ridge Route and turn left. The school parking lot will be on the right.

Length: 12 miles.

Description: Follows rolling hills through most of Lake Forest.

Direction Street Miles Total Miles L Ridge Route 0.8 0.8 R Overlake Drive 0.7 1.5 R Lake Forest Drive 1.2 2.7 L Serrano Road 0.8 3.5 R Toledo Way 0.3 3.8 R Bake Parkway 0.5 4.3 R Trabuco Road 1.9 6.2 L El Toro Road 1.0 7.2 R Raintree Lane/Aliso Creek Bike Trail 2.8 10.0 R Muirlands Boulevard (first signal) 1.1 11.1 R Ridge Route 1.2 12.3 R Parking lot

Length: 35 miles.

Description: A hilly tour through Santiago Canyon.

Direction Street Miles Total Miles R Ridge Route 0.3 0.3 R Trabuco Road 0.4 0.7 L El Toro Road/Santiago Canyon Road/ 18.1 18.8 Chapman Avenue *"Animals only" hill option (see below) L Newport Avenue 4.4 23.2 L Irvine Boulevard/Trabuco Road 11.2 34.4 R Ridge Route 0.3 34.7 L Into parking lot

* Option: After 6.3 miles on Santiago Canyon, turn

Direction Street Miles Total Miles R Modjeska Grade 1.1 L Modjeska Canyon 0.8 R Santiago Canyon Road (back on main route)

Tri-City Park, Placentia

Whereabouts: Take the Orange (57) Freeway to the Yorba Linda Boulevard exit and go east about one mile to Kraemer Boulevard. Turn left and go another mile to Golden Avenue and turn left into the park. Follow the park road to the left into the parking lot.

Length: 24 miles.

Description: A flat ride south through Yorba Linda and Santa Ana Canyon, returning through Placentia.

Direction Street Miles Total Miles R Kraemer Boulevard (south) 0.5 0.5 L Bastanchury Road 1.2 1.7 R Rose Drive 2.2 3.9 L Orangethorpe Avenue 2.8 6.7 R Imperial Highway 0.2 6.9 L La Palma Avenue 2.3 9.2 R Yorba Linda Boulevard/Weir Canyon Road 0.8 10.0 R Santa Ana Canyon Road/ 7.1 17.1 Santiago Canyon Road R Taft Avenue 0.2 17.3 L Tustin Street 0.1 17.4 R Taft Avenue 1.0 18.4 R Glassell Street/Kraemer Boulevard 5.8 24.2 (immediately veer left at Y, cross tracks) L Into parking lot

Source: Orange County Wheelman

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