NOTE: Below is a description for our 2016 OCRA Century Route. We are in the process of finalizing the 2017 Route. While not exactly accurate for 2017, the following information will give you a good idea of what to expect.
The Orange County Ride for AIDS Century Ride route has been designed with the experienced rider in mind.
The OCRA Century Ride is a beautiful route created for those who love cycling and enjoy the beautiful areas we get to ride in.
This ride travels up through Tustin into the beautiful hills of the City of Orange. Head through Santiago and Live Oak Canyons and enjoy wonderful views of the back country of Orange County. Upon exiting the canyons, the 1984 Olympic route awaits you and you’ll ride a modified version of the course before stopping for lunch.
You’ll encounter the beautiful South Orange County cities of Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo, and San Juan Capistrano after lunch before reaching the Pacific Ocean.
Enjoy coastal views as you wind your way through the wonderful beach communities. You’ll soon reach the River trail where tail winds will carry you back toward your starting point.
Registration for the Century Ride opens at 7:00 am.
To view the pages of other available routes, select a link below.
NOTE: Below is a description for our 2016 OCRA Metric Route. We are in the process of finalizing the 2017 Route. While not exactly accurate for 2017, the following information will give you a good idea of what to expect.
Intermediate to experienced riders will find this ride to be a satisfying challenge. Not quite as gruelling as our Century Ride, the Metric Century Ride route will still offer riders a challenge that may not require as much preparation.
This year our 64.5 mile Metric Century Ride is better than ever! This ride will travel through Tustin into the beautiful hills of the City of Orange. As you head through Santiago and Live Oak Canyons, enjoy the wonderful views of the back country of Orange County. Upon exiting the canyons, the 1984 Olympic route awaits you and you’ll ride through the official start/finish line before stopping for lunch.
After lunch, you’ll encounter the rolling hills of Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo before heading to Laguna Beach for some wonderful coastal riding. As you near the finish and ride through the undulating hills of Newport Beach, you’ll pass UCI and descend down toward your starting point.
Registration for the Metric Century Ride opens at 7:00 am.
To view the pages of the other available routes, select a link below.
Returning for the 2017 Orange County Ride for AIDS, this “no-spandex-necessary” route is perfect for families and/or casual riders looking to get involved in healthy and easily accomplished activities that serve a cause, as well! This ride will give you a taste of what OCRA is about and we’re certain that next year you’ll want to taste even more!
The 30-mile Fun Ride is designed to give newer riders a taste of why Orange County is such a fantastic place to ride bikes. This year’s route will start out riding past UCI to the back bay before heading through the beautiful rolling hills of Bonita Canyon. As you ride you will pass by Mariner’s Church and UCI…take a moment to enjoy the beautiful area you are riding through. Continue through the area of Shady Canyon with panoramic views of rolling hills, golf courses, and the cities of Tustin and Irvine. Then wind your way through the tree lined streets of Irvine up to the Orchard Hills area before heading back toward your starting point. The Taste of OCRA route is both challenging and enjoyable for all levels of riders..
This ride can definitely be accomplished with very little advanced preparation though some pre-conditioning is recommended.
The Taste of OCRA Ride departs at 7:00 am.
To view the pages of other available routes, select a link below.
OCRA, a one day ride, takes place on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
The following is the day of the event schedule (subject to change):
7:00 am: Century, Metric Century and Taste of OCRA Ride Check-in opens
7:30 am: Opening ceremony
7:40 am: Commencement announcement
7:45 am: All routes (Century, Metric Century, and Taste of OCRA) open
11:30 am: Post-ride Festival opens
Five fully-supported pit stops will be in operation along the routes throughout the day.
Sports Massage Teams will be available at the Finish Line.
This year’s OC Ride for AIDS start and finish in Irvine, CA.
Each route, the Century Ride, Metric Century Ride, and Taste of OCRA Ride, has a devoted web page containing information on the ride, a picture of the route map, and a downloadable PDF of the route map.
Click the link below for the page you wish to visit. You will be able to link to the other route pages from each page.
The day of event routes are subject to change due to unforeseeable changes in road closures.
What is OCRA?
OCRA is a one day, weekend ride limited to 250 riders. A $50.00 registration fee will begin your fundraising requirements. Each rider is required to meet a minimum fundraising goal of $125. The 8th annual Orange County Ride for AIDS will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
OCRA offers Century (100 miles), Metric Century (62 miles) and “Taste of OCRA” (30 mile) rides. Starting in Irvine, the ride travels through some of the most scenic biking areas of Orange County before returning to the original starting point in Irvine.
OCRA riders will be required to raise a minimum of $125. Your registration fee can be included in that total.
TEAM OC will be conducting training rides throughout the year and beginning in July for beginners ready to ride for a reason. Before you begin logging too many miles, we recommend that your bike has been properly fitted for you. Many local bike shops will offer this service for a small fee.
Visit teamoccycling.org for more information about training rides.
All riders are required to be present at the Safety Presentation during the Opening Ceremonies on the day of the event.
It is a requirement of the OCRA ride to wear a helmet for the event and for all TEAM OC training rides.
The 2017 jersey is currently in the design phase.
Jerseys are $75 (of which $30 is tax deductible) and available for purchase through the registration process. They are available in sizes Small through XX-Large. Check back soon for offline order forms for those who wish to purchase the jersey without registering or for those who registered before the jersey was available online.
Jerseys will available for pick-up on the day of the event at the start of the ride.
2017 Riding Kit
Jerseys, Shorts/Bibs, and Cap can all be obtained by reaching various fundraising milestones. $250 will earn you a Cap. $500 will earn you a Jersey. $1,000 will earn you a full kit (Cap, Jersey & Shorts or Bibs).
If you would like to purchase these items on your own, Jerseys, Bibs & Shorts are $75 each (of which $40 is tax deductible). They are available in sizes X-Small through XXX-Large. Check back soon for online order forms for those who wish to reserve their items.
Caps can only be obtained by reaching the fundraising milestone.
Jerseys will available for pick-up on the day of the event at the start at Bill Barber Memorial Park.
Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and all funds raised go to AIDS Services Foundation to provide help to those in our community affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. Here are just a few examples of how your donations will be used:
- $25 provides one HIV test
- $50 provides a prevention seminar to homeless youth
- $75 provides a month’s supply of nutritional supplements
- $100 provides one month of food pantry for a client
- $500 provides six months of case management for a client
- $750 provides mental health counseling for one year
- $1,000 provides ten round-trip van rides to medical appointments
There are three ways to donate…
• Sponsor a Rider
Know someone participating in the ride? Click here to search for that person and your donation will be credited to her/his total!
• Make a Ride Team Donation
Want to support a favorite Ride Team? Click here for the current team list. Then just click on a team, click the “General Team Donation” tab at the top of the team page and enter your gift!
• General Event Donation
Just want to make a general donation to the cause? Click here and enter your gift!
Help Us Ride for a Reason!
Want to learn more about “Riding for a Reason?”
Are you an avid Cyclist? Or a Two-Wheel Weekend Warrior? Or perhaps you’re just looking to dip your toes into the big wide-world of bike riding! Regardless of your experience or level, the OC Ride for AIDS is for you! Support an important cause while being active in an amazing community!
Join us on June 17th, as we kick-off our 8th Annual OC Ride for AIDS with a short Training Ride (either 15 or 30 miles) & Lunch! Experience what you might see, do & EAT in October. And learn more about our exciting 30-mile, 62-mile & 100-mile Routes, training programs, registration and how 2017 will be our best ride yet!
Location: Irvine Bicycles | 6604 Irvine Center Dr | Irvine | 92618
Check-In Time: 8am
Lunch: Begins at 11am and is provided by Tacos & Company!
And yes, there will be prizes! Hope to see you there!
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