Going To Newport Beach On Business, Car Free = Hell Yeah!

I have a two-day conference I’ll be attending for work in Newport Beach at the end of next week. You had to know I’d look at getting there and back car-free, and you had to figure I’d find a way to do so:

  • Bike to Union Station
  • Take Metrolink’s Orange County Line to Santa Ana station (one-way fare: $8.50)
  • Bike From Santa Ana station to Newport Beach Hyatt (roughly 18 miles utilizing the Santa Ana River Bikeway and PCH)
  • Or bike from Santa Ana station along surface streets and save about five miles… but maybe add them back in a detour that explores nearby Irvine’s purportedly plush pedaling pathway network.

Returning home Saturday evening would essentially be the reverse except the weekend return trip Metrolink fare is only $6.50.

PS. Having my bike so as to be able to get up early Friday and Saturday mornings and go for sunrise bike rides around Newport and its back bay? Priceless.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."