Fifty days are left to register for the third Orange County Ride for AIDS, which is set to push off on Saturday, October 13, from the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach.
The three different ride routes of varying lengths will also end at FOA.
*Watch video shot at the 2011 OC Ride for AIDS by clicking the YouTube box on the right. You can also view maps of all three routes by clicking the PDF files.-->
In only its third year, the ride has quickly turned into one of the biggest fundraisers for the Orange County AIDS Services Foundation, according to info gleaned from the org's website. In its inaugural year, nearly $100,000 was raised, and last year's ride topped that figure by 20 percent.
Each of the three routes will take you through some of the most picturesque points of South OC (yes, Irvine is picturesque, really, it is). There's the 100-mile Century route loop, which traverses the mean streets of Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, Tustin, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Dana Point and Laguna Niguel. The 62-mile Metric Century route is another option, as is the new Taste of OCRA, a 30-mile loop which is the only route of the three that follows Laguna Canyon Road.
The ride isn't a race—slow down there, oh Spandex-clad one!—but instead, it's a chance to gather with around 100 of your fellow big-hearted pedal-pumpers to help prevent the spread of HIV, as well as improve the lives of people in Orange County who've been affected by the disease.
Want more details, and info on how to register? Then click up the OCRA website right here.