Registration Packet Pick-up
Can pick up Registration Packets at Orange Cycle:
12pm to 6pm, Day Before Event (10/11/19)
7am to 1 hour before start, on Day of Event
Bring Photo ID
All Registered Riders will be asked to re-sign an Accident Waiver and Release of Liability
All Registered Riders will be asked to sign a Safe Rider Pledge
Day of Event Schedule – Saturday, October 12, 2019
7:00 AM Registration Opens, Orange Cycle
8:00 AM 61 Mile Metric Century Start
8:30 AM 25-Mile Rolling Hills Challenge Start
9:00 AM 14-Mile Local Express Start
10:30-2:30PM Music, Vendor Tent Expo
10:30-6:00PM Bike Corral Open/Secured
5:00 PM All Courses Swept for Last Riders
All Registered Riders are invited to use their $10 Dining Voucher at one of the many participating Old Town Restaurants, Bars and Cafés after the ride!
This event will be held, rain or shine.
Parking Passes for the Event Day will be emailed to Registered Riders on Thursday, October 9th. They will be good for parking in the rear of City Hall at the corner of S. Center Street and Almond Ave.
Points of Interest
#1 First Baptist Church |192 South Orange
Oldest and only remaining Victorian church building in downtown Orange. Stained glass windows are originals. (Now Avila’s El Ranchito, Tour d’Orange Dining Partner.)
#2 St. John’s Lutheran Church |185 South Center
This impressive Gothic style building whose stained-glass windows are made of glass from Germany cost $52,000 to build. The church and school were established in 1882.
#3 Culver House |205 East Palmyra
Victorian home built by C.Z. Culver to house the overflow from his Palmyra Hotel which stood a short distance away.
#4 Porter-French House |248 South Batavia
Partially hidden behind a tastefully landscaped frame, the Porter French is an exquisite example of the Mission/Spanish Revival style. Now a popular inn and event venue, The French Estate appears on the National Register of Historic Places.
#5 Parker House |163 South Cypress
One of the few true Victorian homes in Orange, the date and size of its construction suggest that the original owner had made some successful deals in the real estate “boom” of 1885-1888. Those flush days had passed by 1889, however, and the home soon passed to a new owner, I.H. Parker, who acquired it when the first owner failed to pay his annual property tax of $1.25. Named for Ida Parker, the first female doctor to practice in Orange. The home features 11-foot high ceilings and a wrap-around Victoria stick porch and used hundreds of thousands of handmade iron nails.
#6 Santa Fe Depot |184-186 North Atchinson
When the Santa Fe Railroad first reached Orange in August of 1887, their station was located in a box car. Soon afterwards, a wooden depot was built that was used until replaced by this concrete building in 1938. In front of the building along Chapman Avenue is the small railroad park created in 1891 by local residents. (Ruby’s Orange Depot restaurant is a Tour d’Orange Dining Partner.)
#7 Santiago Orange Growers Association |350 North Cypress
Organized in 1893, the SOGA was one of the earliest cooperative packing houses. The packing house on Cypress Street was built over a period of time beginning just after WWI. At its peak, the facility packed some 60,000,000 pounds of oranges each season – reportedly more than any other in the world. Today the facility – with its old equipment intact – is operated by the Villa Park Orchards Assoc (founded 1912).
#8 Eichler Neighborhood |North of Fairhaven/Oakwood/Woodland
Orange has 350 of the iconic homes, more than any community outside of the SF Bay Area, split across three neighborhoods, all developed by real estate icon Joseph Eichler. Midcentury modern, Eichler homes have flat and low-slowing A-framed roofs complementing strong geometric shapes. The homes are known for their post-and-beam style, their openness – the liberal use of glass inside means you can see most of the property from the living room – and their use of simple materials, down to vertical plywood siding. A key idea of Eichler’s was to bring the outside “in.”
#9 Heritage Hill Park |25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest
Heritage Hill Historical Park's 4.1 acres includes four fully restored and furnished historic buildings that span the early history of the Saddleback Valley and El Toro area from the Mexican Rancho era (Serrano Adobe, circa 1863), to the founding of the town of El Toro (El Toro Grammar School, 1890; St. George's Episcopal Mission, 1891), through the citrus farming days of the early twentieth century (Harvey Bennett Ranch House, 1908).
Safety & Attire
Helmets are mandatory. You do not have to show helmets at registration. Orange Cycle will have helmets available for purchase on the day of the event. It is recommended that each rider bring two water bottles, a tube, patch kit, tire levers and frame pump. Warm clothing in layers than can be shed as the day warms up is recommended.
This is not a race. Please be courteous of local drivers and traffic. PLEASE OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS! Be sure to come to a complete stop at all traffic signals and stop signs not controlled by law enforcement staff.
Ride Single File PLEASE. Riders who violate code laws, ride unsafely, are discourteous, rude or dangerous to other riders (or law enforcement staff) will not be allowed to enter future Kiwanis Tour d’Historic Orange events and will receive tickets for vehicle code violations.
If you ride in a paceline, please announce “on your left” when passing other riders. Please understand that you assume all liabilities and risks for riding in a paceline. Please pass riders with at least two feet of clearance between you and the rider you pass on the left.
No personal support vehicles, PLEASE!
Headphones are prohibited BY LAW!
Clothing drops will be available at SAG/Rest Stops #1 and #2. Clothing dropped at the SAG/Rest Stop areas will be available at the Registration/Information area after 12:00PM.