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    Night riding in South OC

    With the Luge closed due to the fires. Where is legal to ride at night in the South OC area? I'm goeing through withdrawls only riding on the weekend.

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    I think that some people are riding San Juan. But I don't know for sure.

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    It's not really OC...

    But how about Chino Hills... do they allow night riding there?

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    Off the top of my head,
    San Juan
    Holy Jim
    Trabuco
    Fullerton Loop
    San Clemente
    Arroyo Trabuco
    Black Star (to Beeks only)

    Here's a couple group rides.
    Black Star: http://www.socaltrailriders.org/foru...r-tuesday.html

    Fullerton Loop: http://www.socaltrailriders.org/foru...tea-party.html

    Geoladders has rides as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munkyspank
    But how about Chino Hills... do they allow night riding there?


    No, park is open from 7am - Sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munkyspank
    But how about Chino Hills... do they allow night riding there?

    maybe not, but we're still going, so power up your light! i'm sure we can get voltes and tony danza to join us.

    flame on!

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    does anybody have a spare night setup? I'd love to join you guys (im in fullerton btw) but i dont have a bright enough light for riding. If anyone feels like sharing, hit me up, i'd love to come along

    also, if anybody is up for riding during the daytime (on weekends most likely) let me know. I'd like to hit up some of the real trails around the OC (namely, not the fullerton loop)

    cheers,
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    chino night rides

    Beware in chino, if you ride at night keep a low profile, you can get a sizable fine$$$ I have not been fined only warned a couple times.

    A few years ago, I was arrested and released with citation by the orange county sheriff for riding whiting at night. The sheriff was actually in the park on an mtb waiting at the bottom of the climb to 4 corners. He escorted us out and a cruiser was waiting. Of course whiting is closed, but the sheriff patrols regional parks...Santiago, Peter's, etc.


    I think Blackstar and Fullerton are about the most accessible from the city at night. However, I heard Art Tuttle is setting up traps for mountain bikes on Blackstar. Maybe just a rumor, but still be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickemDown
    maybe not, but we're still going, so power up your light! i'm sure we can get voltes and tony danza to join us.

    flame on!
    Fine for night riding in a State Park - $263
    Posting it on a public forum - Priceless


    BTW - they also have the option of impounding the bike. Does any of this make Blackstar sound any better?

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    Chiquita Ridge
    Tijeras Creek
    Ladera Ranch
    Coto Loop

    All open at night. Chiquita in particular has a lot of hidden single track that can make riding at night a blast.
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    Night riding villains

    How hard can it be to outrun a park ranger. they are usually out of shape and unwilling to pursue. What are they gonna do write your bikes brand name down and put out an APB. Cops have better things to do! I ride any where i want at night and i even bring a cross-bow and hunt endangered animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBigglesworth69
    How hard can it be to outrun a park ranger. they are usually out of shape and unwilling to pursue. What are they gonna do write your bikes brand name down and put out an APB. Cops have better things to do! I ride any where i want at night and i even bring a cross-bow and hunt endangered animals.
    Wow, what a mature attitude. I guess laws only exist for others eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBigglesworth69
    How hard can it be to outrun a park ranger. they are usually out of shape and unwilling to pursue. What are they gonna do write your bikes brand name down and put out an APB. Cops have better things to do! I ride any where i want at night and i even bring a cross-bow and hunt endangered animals.

    Mr. Big,

    You can out ride the radio.... You are my hero. BTW we were very close to where a lion killed one rider and seriously injured another. I only wish you were there with your wishbow to intervene.

    Flame on!

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    dfioc,

    where can I get info on those trails? Are they the ones off Antonio?

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    Fullerton's not South OC but their Thursday night rides have a very good turn out. Usually guys start around 6pm. If you haven't been there before, its a great way to learn the route. It's pretty confusing at first. It's an XC type trail so you can leave your full face helmets at home. Although my friend brings his dual crown 6.6 out and rides it single speed to "work out."

    There are some muddy areas where just after it rains, you'll wanna walk it so bring a light and becareful of those pesky ruts.

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