Join us for a canyon and mountain ride through South Orange County featuring Santiago Canyon, Cook’s Corner, Ortega Highway, and Lake Elsinore. We did this last April and it turned out well so it’s worth repeating.
Starting point: 9:30 am
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
330 The City Dr S, Orange CA 92868 (northeast edge of Outlets of Orange parking lot between El Torito and TGI Fridays)
From I-5, exit The City Dr/State College Bl and head South 3 blocks. OR
From CA-22, exit The City Dr and head North 2 blocks. OR
From CA-57, exit Chapman Ave in the City of Orange, go West to The City Dr S, then South 2 blocks.
Kickstands Up: 10:00 am
Please be fueled and ready to go (closest gas near start point is Chevron, 4105 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868, at Lewis St)
Full Route Map: https://goo.gl/maps/
We will take CA-22 East to CA-55 North to Chapman Ave East to Santiago Canyon Rd (S18) Southeast to Cook’s Corner.
Pit Stop: Cook’s Corner, about 11:00am
Then we will take Live Oak Canyon Rd (S19) East to Trabuco Canyon Rd (S19) East to Plano Trabuco Rd South to Santa Margarita Pkwy West to Antonio Pkwy South to Ortega Hwy East (CA-74) to Lookout Roadhouse.
Lunch: 1:00 pm approximate
Lookout Roadhouse, 32107 Ortega Highway, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. (951) 678-9010
We will likely split up after lunch but there are 3 main options to return to the LA area.
1. All Freeway: Ortega Hwy (CA-74) East to I-15 North to CA-91 West or CA-60 West or I-10 West or CA-210 West
2. Ortega Hwy (CA-74) East to Grand Ave to Lake St to Temescal Canyon Rd to Corona then join I-15 North as above
3. To Long Beach/South OC: Ortega Hwy (CA-74) West to I-5 North to CA-73 North or I-405 North
Oedipus has a long and proud tradition of encouraging guests to join us on our rides. We don’t want to decline any rider who chooses to attend, but we have certain minimum expectations that we insist on – basically, a fully legal rider on a road-ready bike.
If you would like to ride with us, our requirements are the same as the state of California’s: 1) valid Class CM1 license; 2) current registration on your bike; 3) at least the legal minimum of insurance.
We also request that your bike be in good mechanical condition (good tires, no leaks, lights working, etc.). If you or your bike have an issue that would be noticed by a police officer in a traffic stop, we’ll probably notice it, too.
While we have no formal requirements on the subjective issue of gear, we strongly encourage both members and guests to dress appropriately. Full leathers might not be your thing, but road rash probably isn’t, either. If you have any questions or would like a recommendation on attire, please ask any member – several of us are enthusiastic experts on the topic of gear.
If you are a guest who has not ridden with us before, please review this 10-minute MSF Riding Safety Video . The first five minutes are the basics on bike maintenance and ride preparation, but please be sure to view from 4:55 to the end for information on group ride procedure and etiquette. We generally follow these principles, to ensure a safe and entertaining ride for everybody.
Our rides are neither a parade nor a sprint, all riders should proceed at their own pace. We tend to split into two or three organically pace-based groups, so there is no reason or need to race to keep up, please do not do so. The ride leader will stop at all direction decision points to allow the group to re-form. Please show the same courtesy and respect to other members on the ride – and other users of the road – that you would like to receive yourself.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact me before or during the ride, or ask any Oedipus member!
Oedipus Regent 2017