A Journey across Orange County

Tyler Martins is a chemistry student at Cal State Fullerton with a passion for Orange County. When he decided he wanted to see his native area in a new way, Tyler and a friend took a 66-mile, four-day hike across Orange County. At the end of his... read more

Share Your Thoughts about Biking & Walking in OC

With abundant year-round sunshine, natural beauty and plenty of cool destinations, Orange County is an awesome place to go for a walk or bike ride. Over the past few years, OCTA has encouraged active transportation through projects such as the... read more

Many Ways to Share the Ride All Year

In June, commuters all over Orange County and the country left their cars home and chose public and alternative forms of transportation as part National Dump the Pump Week. Though the celebration is over, there are still plenty of reasons to... read more

Ease into Summer on the Santiago Creek Bike Trail

If you’re searching for a way to ease into summer, consider the Santiago Creek Bike Trail. Cyclists, joggers and nature lovers enjoy views of the creek's native vegetation and natural habitat along this 7.6-mile paved trail beside Santiago Creek from... read more

OCTA Leads Transportation Show and Tell for Business Coordinators

OCTA Leads Transportation Show and Tell for Business Coordinators Throughout the year, OCTA works with employee transportation coordinators (ETCs) from Orange County businesses to promote activities that help take cars off the road to reduce traffic... read more

OCTA Bike Rally Promotes Commuting Alternative

About 40 riders joined OCTA on May 18 for a bike ride from the Orange Metrolink Station to OCTA headquarters. Conducted during Bike to Work Week, the annual event is open to all and provides a pleasant early morning ride through Old Town Orange and... read more

Roll with OCTA at Our Bike Rally

On May 18, everyone is invited to roll with OCTA during our annual bike rally. This easygoing, fun event takes place each year as part of Bike to Work Week to encourage people to make bike riding part of their everyday commute throughout Orange... read more

Ride, Win, and Try Something New during Bike Month

Around the country, Bike Month is celebrated in May to showcase the many benefits of bicycling. OCTA is providing extra encouragement with a sweepstakes and great events for experienced and new bikers. Pledge to ride herefor a chance to win a Trek FX... read more

Get Ready for Fun, Excitement and Prizes at the OCTA Bike Festival

Each year, the annual OCTA Bike Festival features fun in the sun, safety tips, and giveaways for the whole family. Traditionally, the event occurred in Huntington Beach. This year, it moves to Dana Point on April 30 as part of the Dana Point... read more

Informative Bike Webinars Offered

OCTA hosts and promotes events for those interested in biking and walking topics to learn best practices and discuss experiences. Two upcoming webinars do just that. Both are free but require registration. On April 13, join the Alliance for a... read more

Walk & Bike Garden Grove with No Car Traffic

Explore Garden Grove car-free on Saturday, April 1 at the Re:Imagine Garden Grove Open Streets event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. An after-party will continue on Historic Main Street from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The route will take bicyclists,... read more

More Daylight Means More Biking to Work

The clocks spring ahead on March 12, ushering in daylight savings time and an extra hour of visibility. It’s a great time to think about adding a bike ride to your daily commute. OC Bus is very bike-friendly. Each bus has a bike rack on the front... read more

Bike the Santa Ana River Trail from Hills to Beach

In an Orange County Register article, bike riders can discover a great way to go from Yorba Linda to the ocean on the Santa Ana River Trail “without having to deal with that pesky traffic.” The article includes a map and slideshow of some of the... read more

Redesigned Website Simplifies Rideshare Options

A revamped website is making it faster and easier to find a way to share the ride and take advantage of regional incentives while doing so. RideMatch, a free ridesharing service offered by OCTA, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation... read more

North Jersey Publication Calls OC “a Cyclist’s Mecca”

Winter is not a good time to ride a bicycle on the east coast. Even the most dedicated cyclist would grow tired quickly of the cold, ice, and snow. So it’s not surprising that a few members of the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey headed to Irvine... read more

The Next 10 Plan Keeps the Promise of Measure M

In November, the OCTA Board of Directors approved the Measure M Next 10 Delivery Plan (Next 10 Plan). This comprehensive plan ensures the Measure M2 Investment Plan in its entirety can be delivered as promised to the voters despite changing economic... read more

Join or Start a Vanpool in 2017

If saving money and time appeals to you, perhaps a vanpool is in your future. A vanpool is a group of people who save money (often $250 or more per person per month), time, and stress on their commute by combining resources to lease a vehicle and... read more

Five Reasons to Commute by Bike

Here in temperate Orange County, we can commute by bike year round. Here are some thoughts from the League of American Bicyclists that may encourage you to start riding to work. Commuting by bike can help you: Fight pollution: Bikes don’t produce... read more

Walk, Bike and Explore the OC Loop

Staying in OC for Thanksgiving? Shake off some of that post-feast lethargy with a walk or bike ride along the OC Loop, a planned 66-mile route that provides access to 17 OC cities. About 70 percent of the OC Loop has been completed; when finished, it... read more

Calling All Photographers

American Trails, a nonprofit that champions hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, and other trail-related activities, is sponsoring a contest for photographs of designated National Recreation Trails (NRT). The... read more
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