OTH Training Rides at Our Local Bike Shops

Looking to up your game this year for Over the Hump?  Here are some awesome training rides going on right now at local bike shops, right in your back yard!


The Path: Locations in Tustin and Trabuco Canyon

The Path Bike Shop does hill repeat training rides every Tuesday. Some members of their race team attend, and everyone is welcome! They ride on on pavement, but road or mountain bikes are both welcome.

Meet at 6pm roll 6:15pm every Tuesday

Meet at santiago hills park

Training Time: 1 hour


Pure Ride Cycles: Located in Lake Forest

Thursday weekly road ride:

28-32 miles, 2100ft, 14-16mph average, with regroups. 
8am roll time. Usually back around 10:30am. The Thursday group is generally a little less planned – they ride toward the beach if it’s hotter, towards the hills if cooler, or if the group wants a more challening ride.


Saturday weekly road ride:


RIding from Lake Forest Sport Park. Meet up by 8:15am, roll by 8:30am. 40 miles, 2500ft, 14-16mph average. +/-
Moderate pace with regroups.

Participants should be pretty comfortable with at least 30 mile distances, at a moderate pace. The ride will consist of regular road riding, so you should be at least fairly comfortable with cars/traffic.

2 bottles of water, nutrition and a spare tube are suggested.

Saturday weekly MTB ride, which changes location on trails every week:


Intermediate: Distance and times change week to week

You have been biking regularly for at least one year. You have reasonable bike handling skills, and are confident riding in a variety of terrains and conditions including: singletrack, double track, muddy, wet, dry, loose. You are competent at riding undulating trails with moderate climbs and descents, some of which may be slightly technical in nature, but may get off and walk some sections.

2nd Tue of every month, Free flat repair/basic maintenance clinic:


Go on into the store and they will provide instruction on how to fix a flat while out on your bike. It’s a good way to get comfortable with changing a flat, in a relaxed situation. Bringing your front wheel is encouraged.

Here is a link to their meetup.com event page as well.




Jax Cycling Center: Locations in Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Yorba Linda, Claremont, Long Beach, and Murrieta. 

Jax has rides for all types of riders. Rides require: an appropriate bike in good working condition, water and a helmet are required. They also suggest a spare tube, nutrition, cash in case they stop and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It’s a good idea to confirm dates, times and any specific requirements by calling the shop leading the ride. See you out there — and have fun!

Jax’s Full Calendar



Bike Religion: Located in Dana Point


Every Saturday morning they have 2 fun group rides that start and end in their Dana Point Location. Both Rides are the same route except the 7:30am start time is for those who are looking to challenge themselves and push their fitness, while the 8am departure is more about getting outside and going on an awesome saturday morning loop with some friends! And what better place to finish a ride than our shop which features Crank and Grind, a coffee bar with excellent craft coffee and delicious protein shakes.

Saturdays AM – Departs Dana Point Shop Parking Lot

Time: 7:30am AM

Distance: 40 miles

Pace: Fast (17~19 MPH average) speed varies week to week

Start: Bike Religion, Dana Point

About the Ride

Leaving at 7:30 am sharp from Bike Religion Dana Point for a round trip. This ride is at a fast pace down to Las Pulgas Marine Base gate for the turnaround. All are welcome!

Saturdays AM – Departs Dana Point Shop Parking Lot

Time: 8:00 AM

Distance: 40 miles

Pace: Medium – Fast (No Drop), some intervals and regroup

Start: Bike Religion, Dana Point

About the Ride

A nice out & back ride leaving at 8am sharp from Bike Religion Dana Point at mostly a medium, with some pace line intervals at a faster pace, down to Las Pulgas Marine Base gate for the turnaround. All are welcome!

Mountain Rides

Sundays PM – Starts at Trailhead

Time: 4:30 PM

Distance: 10-15 miles

Pace: Casual Pace, some riders may prefer to go ahead on certain segments but we always group up and make sure everyone is included!

Start: The trailhead we are meeting at will be posted weekly on our website and FaceBook page, some riders prefer to meet up at the shop at 4PM, to fill up their tires and get the details on the ride for the evening.

About The Ride

Our Sunday mountain bike ride is a fun trail ride which caters to Enduro riders, but is suitable for anyone looking to meet a new group of people, or progress their skills on a mountain bike ride. We change locations each week between Las Ramblas, the San Clemente Dog Park Singletracks, and the Canyon Vistas parking area for Aliso Woods wilderness park. The group as a whole keeps a relaxed pace while some may want to test their skill on the descents we always group up after every trail up or down to make sure everyone is included. Members of the BikeReligion staff will be on hand as well to give advice for riding skills and bike setup helping you be the best you can on your mountain bike.


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