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ORANGE COUNTY ON THE GO

Calendar Of Events

May 25, 2000

RUNNING

Monday

* Flo-Jo Memorial Half Marathon and 5K starts at Saddleback Memorial Hospital near Laguna Hills Mall. Registration is at 6 a.m. Half marathon starts at 7:15. Details: (949) 452-3466 or http://www.flojorun.ocnow.com

BICYCLING

Saturdays

* Orange Coast Velo cycling club meets at Worthy Park, at 17th and Main Street in Huntington Beach. Rides vary from 25 to 50+ miles and begin at 7:30 a.m. with periodic regrouping and rest stops. After-ride socializing at Noah's Bagels on Main Street. For further information call Jerry, (714) 960-4214 or Peter (714) 848-7618.

* Orange County Wheelmen training, 8 a.m., Food Park, MacArthur and Main, Irvine. Beginner and intermediate training group will ride and stay as a group. Informal lectures will cover stretching, nutrition and hill climbing. Led by Fred and Peg Bauer, (714) 997-0892.

* Bicycle Club of Irvine rides, 9 a.m., meet at Deerfield Park, Irvine. Three routes, 10-15, 15-25 and 25-35 miles, each with a stop midway for breakfast. Rides finish at about 11:30 a.m. Ride leaders Scott and Sandy Angle, (714) 960-4068.

* Velo Allegro Cycling Club meets at 8 a.m. at Long Beach Marina off Second Street for 24-mile ride at 14-18 mph pace. Those with paceline experience meet at 7:30 a.m. for warmup and speed training of up to 50 miles. Details: Julio, (562) 988-8117.

June 10

* Orange County Wheelmen's Ride Around the Bear 100-miler starts in Sylvan Park in Redlands and climbs up into the San Bernardino Mountains for lunch at Big Bear Lake. Cyclist magazine once named it one of the top 10 most difficult centuries in the country. No day-of-race entries. Details: (714) 956-BIKE or http://www.ocw.org.

ADVENTURE

June 11

* Tour de Choc, 25- and 50-mile rides to raise funds for the Children's Hospital of Orange County. Start/finish at Irvine Spectrum. Entry fee is $20, riders also raise money from sponsors. Details: (714) 532-8690.

Today

* REI's Santa Ana store presents "A Planning Guide to Trekking Overseas" at 7 p.m. Two REI employees, Lisa Chavez and Michael Mineni, who traveled to Nepal last August, and travel consultant Richard Hamel will discuss how best to visit the world's tough-to-reach places. Topics will include trip planning and preparation, visas and vaccinations and gear selection and packing. Lisa and Michael will show slides of their trip to the Khumbu Region and Katmandu. Details: (714) 543-4142.

TARGET SHOOTING

June 7

* Hoag Hospital Foundation's 552 Club Benefit Shoot at the Prado Olympic Shooting Park in Chino is billed as the Southland's oldest clay-target shooting event. Entry fee is $275 per shooter and includes continental breakfast, lunch and awards dinner. Proceeds benefit programs at the hospital. Details: (949) 574-7208.

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