The annual Orange County California New Years Day Critical Mass ride starts on Jan 1st at 8AM in Long Beach.  It is approx 100 Miles heading south on PCH to Dana Point, then inland through south Orange County.  It heads through Irvine and Newport Beach before hitting PCH for the last 20 miles.  This ride is attended by racing cyclists. Inexperienced and timid riders should not attend this ride.

In past years the group has swelled to over 1000 riders. 


Photo from the 2003 Ride

Route Info

2003 Ride

2005 Ride

2006 Ride

2007 Ride -

2008 New Years Day Ride


New Years Day Ride Cycling Orange County California Long Beach Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach Newport Laguna Bicycle Velo Ristretto Allegro Cyclingcynics Paramount Racing Bike lane