Grizzly Peak Cyclists
Individual Time Individual Hill Climb

Alhambra Valley Road is closed for an unknown period of time. Until it reopens the Time Trial Course is not available. The next Hill Climb on the first Saturday in July, which is July 1

(The following was the normal state of things till Alhambra Valley Road failed) Repeating on the first Saturday of the month, except in the depths of winter, ride a fixed course — the hilly 18.7 mile loop known as The Bears — against the clock. To confirm, check the Ride Schedule or contact the Time Trial Czar

Alex's Second Saturday Ride

Our Second Saturday all-club ride happens monthly, except in May. For details see the ASSR page and the Schedule below.   Alhambra Valley Road is closed for an indefinite time. We have found alternative routes.

Larghetto Bear Claw Cafe in Pinole

Andante 45 mile route to Crockett and back

Adagio 50/ mile route to Martinez and back

Allegretto 59 mile route to Lake Herman Road, Benicia, Martinez

Presto 85 mile route to Rockville

Shorter Easier Rides

Iif you are looking for something shorter and gentler, try these two rides which repeat each month: the First Sunday ride is 28 miles total and nearly flat. The 3rd Saturday ride, also 28 miles, has some hills. Both rides have at least two leaders, one at the front, and a sweep riding at the back, so no one gets lost. Come join us on these friendly and supportive group rides.

 July 2017

Not finding the ride you are looking for? There is a simple solution for that. Any GPC member can lead a ride. See the Lead Rides section for all the information you need to get started. Our Ride Coordinator will be happy to help you choose a ride, create the listing, and prepare to lead.

This schedule is also available in a format for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

SAT JUL 1 4/TM/53 Web Only Castro Valley and Grizzly Peak from Piedmont
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:10 am start

Casual ride up Butters to Skyline then following the tradtional south GPC century loop, then back over Grizzly peak and home through Berkeley and Oakland urban roads.  Note this ride goes up Redwood road over the closed section, if you are worried about getting cited or lifting your bike over a concrete barrier do not come.  We'll stop for snacks at 'The Meadows' golf course in Castro Valley but there is no lunch stop.  Route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22642837

SAT JUL 1 2/TM/35 Tandemonium (Middle Harbour Park / Vista Point / Treasure Island)
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

We will ride to Middle Harbour Park, Snack @ Vista Point, then to Treasure Island. At ride's end, there will be an optional lunch @ Tomate Cafe. Bring snacks, and $$$ for lunch. Cyclists on single bikes are welcome. 

SAT JUL 1 4/TM/71 Twin Peaks and Mt Tam via Golden Gate
Leader: Khee-Gan Lee     (609) 356-8443
Meet at 9:30 am
UPDATE:

Leader is the Asian dude with the red bike, and will be waiting just outside the turnstiles. Will roll at 9:40am.

We will start at Glen Park BART in San Francisco and do a few warmup miles before heading up Twin Peaks, then cruise down west to Land's End. We then cross the Golden Gate Bridge and pass through Sausalito, Corte Madera, and Fairfax before heading up the Bolinas-Fairfax Road for our big climb of the day: Mt Tamalpais! We will head back down the other side and cross the Golden Gate again to finish at Embarcadero BART.

About 6500' of climbing is expected. 

SAT JUL 1 5/LTMB/3.1 Hill Climb - replaces Individual Time Trial
Leader: William Schultz     (925) 876-4950
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Wildcat & SPDR

Hill Climb. Starts at SPDR and Bear Creek. A 3.1 mile climb up Papa Bear. Rain Cancels, advance notice is appreciated. RSVP (phjone or email) to the leader is required.

First rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. The Hill Climb is the only GPC ride where you have to be a member of the Club (insurance reasons), but you can join or renew right there at the start for $15/year. Pre-registration is appreciated. 

SUN JUL 2 1/T/28 First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Nick Worthington
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:20 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

This is a good way to meet others in the club and for new riders to join in. No pressure to complete a long hilly ride. We'll keep this ride super friendly and on pace. Tandem and city bike friendly. Bring food or $ to buy and eat at the fabulous Draeger's Market or other great food spots in or around the plaza. All are welcome and anyone can join this ride. RSVP requested but not required to ride. Route Map and cue sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4189771. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook,  Join free.

TUE JUL 4 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start
UPDATE:

Our possibly last chance to do Morgan Territory for a while. Depart Heather Farms, Walnut Creek (park in front of the Community Center) at 8:30, take either Ygnacio or the bike trail to Clayton, do Mr Morgan, stop in BlackHawk for lunch, and return to Heather Farms. About 52 mile, 3,600 ft.

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

TUE JUL 4 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride - In the Morning!
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 8:30 am for a 8:35 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Independence Day! We will ride in the morning, not the evening, to allow you to get to BBQ's, fireworks, etc. in the evening — and to avoid all the siteseers who will congregate at all the Grizzly lookout points. Otherwise, the usual description appplies: Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. Today we'll have a formal leader for the M group only, as none of the regular B leaders are available. However B folks are welcome to show up and organize themselves. Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

TUE JUL 4 3/TM/38 Grizzly Peakin' on the Fourth of July
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 558-9614
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Tilden Park - Island Picnic Area

For those spending the holiday close to home, let's ride the road we're named after.  We'll beat the Tuesday Evening ride to the punch by following the same route (Grizzly Peak, Skyline, Redwood, Pinehurst and back), but the pace will be a more moderate TM (there's no way to change the 3100' of climbing we'll do).  One other change will be our start location at Island Rest Stop in Tilden Park (parking, bathrooms, water available).  No planned lunch stop, but we will re-group at Sibley on both the outbound and return legs.  Bring water and snacks.  Be home for a late lunch.    Leader rides a TM pace, but everyone who either knows the route or is comfortable following a cue sheet is welcome. 

TUE JUL 4 1!/L/27 Bay Trail to Pt. Richmond
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

Start on east side of Berkeley's Aquatic Park (come down Bancroft, take a left at Aquatic Park and go 'til you run out of road). This is a mostly flat ride on the Bay Trail with a few ugly hills in Pt. Richmond. There is an optional tunnel that will cut out the worst hills. Rain cancels. John leads over the hills, Karen through the tunnel

WED JUL 5 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU JUL 6 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

THU JUL 6 4/TM+M/20 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer     (510) 684-9904
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Meet at North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART, with optional extensions on Skyline usually to Chabot Planterium, depending on the available light, weather, and leaders discretion.

We will typically have separate M and and TM ride leaders and some separate regroups.  We will all ride at a ‘social’ TM pace from BART till the steep part of Spruce, and again from the top of Spruce to Centennial.  After Centennial the M and TM groups will have separate regroups, with a full regroup at the top of Shepherd Canyon before the trip back to BART.

FRI JUL 7 2/TM/30 Web Only --- Pending review by Ride Coordinator ---
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto     (415) 279-6248
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Walnut Creek - Heather Farm
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SAT JUL 8 3/LT/28, 3/T/50, 3/TM/45, 3/TM/59, 3/M/85 Alex's Second Saturday All-Club Ride (repeats monthly)
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART

The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. The pace groups are named after musical tempi. Click on the tempo for the exact Route.  Alhambra Valley Road is closed between Castro Ranch Road and Bear Creek Road. ASSR is offering alternative routes.

  • LT (Larghetto) 28 miles to Bear Claw Cafe in Pinole.
  • T (Adagio) 50 mile route to Martinez.
  • TM (Andante) 45 mile route to Crockett.
  • TM (Allegretto) 59 mile route to Lake Herman Road, Benicia, Martinez.
  • M (Presto) 85 mile route to Rockville.

None of the routes are flat, but they are not as hilly as the traditional routes. More information about this ride, excluding route details, is posted on-line at http://www.grizz.org/rides/assr.php Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, or for other questions, contact ASSR Coordinator John Buenfil. Leaders TBA.

TUE JUL 11 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start
UPDATE:

Start at the firehouse (Skyline at Colton, Oakland), go to Castro Valley via the Zoo route, take Dublin Grade to Dublin, Danville Blvd to Peet's in Danville for coffee. Return on the LM trail and either Canyon Rd (the bypass of course) or, for more miles, Wildcat and Grizzly, back to the firehouse.

58 miles, 3,600 ft if Canyon Rd, more if Wildcat.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17981766

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

TUE JUL 11 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Eric Chodoroff  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark for M; Matt and/or Eric for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED JUL 12 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

WED JUL 12 Meeting Club Meeting (repeats monthly)
Meet at 6:30 pm

Join us for a delicious pot luck dinner and program before the club's monthly business meeting.

THU JUL 13 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

THU JUL 13 4/TM+M/20 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer     (510) 684-9904
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Meet at North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART, with optional extensions on Skyline usually to Chabot Planterium, depending on the available light, weather, and leaders discretion.

We will typically have separate M and and TM ride leaders and some separate regroups.  We will all ride at a ‘social’ TM pace from BART till the steep part of Spruce, and again from the top of Spruce to Centennial.  After Centennial the M and TM groups will have separate regroups, with a full regroup at the top of Shepherd Canyon before the trip back to BART.

SAT JUL 15 3/M/126 Web Only Lucas Valley to Russian River
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 7:55 am for a 8:05 am start
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

A delightful tour of Marin and southern Sonoma counties. We'll ride via Chileno Valley, Valley Ford, and Occidental to the Russian River for lunch at Gold Coast Coffee and Bakery in Duncan's Mills. Out to the coast, Highway 1 south via Bodega Bay, and return via Pt Reyes-Petaluma Rd and Nicasio.

Be ready to ride at 8:05am — please arrive long enough in advance to get ready. Prompt 8:10am departure. Location: across the street from the Marinwood Community Center on Miller Creek Rd. Be fully prepared, bring a bomb-proof bike (or a racing exotic, but at your own risk), and carry plenty of on-bike calories. This should not be your first self-supported 100+ mile ride.

RSVP's are appreciated, for map count.

SAT JUL 15 3/T/28 3rd Saturday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Steve Foster
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start

Ride repeats on the Third Saturday of each month.

Ride out to Pinole, along San Pablo Dam Road and Pinole Valley Road.  Our goal is to get some riders who may cringe at riding the hilly 'bears route'; but who would like to do about 30 miles to maybe get back into riding again. Planned destination is the Bear Claw Cafe, a quaint, old-timey family bakery in downtown Pinole, with a visual historical treat in the alcove next to the building. Faster riders are welcome, too...just save me a Bear Claw! Bring a friend. Optional lunch at Orinda Square (Petra's Greek Cafe, Europa Hof-Brau, Nation's burgers, Subway, Peet's and Starbucks). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14580950 Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook. Join free.

SUN JUL 16 5/TM/66 Seascapes and Backroads of the Penninsula.
Leader: Andres Marin     (510) 944-2799
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Half Moon Bay - Gazos Creek - Tunitas Creek Variations
Start Location: Half Moon Bay - Fire Station

We will begin at the Fire Station in Half Moon Bay and head South along Hwy 1 for 20 miles  Stop at scenic Pigeon Point Lighthouse for restroom and selfies.  We head inland at Gazos Creek Road, rub shoulders with Butano State Park and proceed north to our lunch stop at Pescadero (mile 40). Deli and Mexican options, among others.  After lunch, the climbing begins. Snack stop at The Bike Hut. We follow Tunitas Creek Rd, turn at Lobitos Creek Road and climb Higgins Canyon.  The home stretch is mostly downhill.  4800' of climbing.  
Even in Summer, the route can have some cool sections.  We will try to be accomodating, pleasant and inclusive. No whining.

Full route details: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5123342

TUE JUL 18 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start
UPDATE:

To the Bearclaw and back, usual route: Start at the firehouse (Skyline at Colton in Oakland) at 8:30 and take Grizzly, Wildcat, SPDR, Castro Ranch, Pinole Valley to the Bearclaw Bakery and return. About 50 miles. 

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

TUE JUL 18 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Eric Chodoroff  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark for M; Matt and/or Eric for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED JUL 19 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU JUL 20 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

THU JUL 20 4/TM+M/20 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer     (510) 684-9904
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Meet at North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART, with optional extensions on Skyline usually to Chabot Planterium, depending on the available light, weather, and leaders discretion.

We will typically have separate M and and TM ride leaders and some separate regroups.  We will all ride at a ‘social’ TM pace from BART till the steep part of Spruce, and again from the top of Spruce to Centennial.  After Centennial the M and TM groups will have separate regroups, with a full regroup at the top of Shepherd Canyon before the trip back to BART.

FRI JUL 21 4/T/56 Jessica's 40th Birthday Ride
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Meet at 10:30 am
Start Location: Anna Jean Cummings Park, Sequel
UPDATE:

The start point will now be in Soquel at Anna Jean Cummings Park, 461 Soquel San Jose Rd, Soquel, CA 95073. Same time. 

Come kick off Jessica's birthday weekend with a celebratory ride in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains and along the coast.  The start time will be somewhat later to allow for Bay Area traffic on a Friday morning...but if you brave the traffic, you will be well awarded with a lovely route and a fun party on our bikes!  There will be a lunch stop, and water and bathroom stops, but bring snacks to sustain you as needed. There is a loop that you can skip to cut off about 8 miles if you so desire.  We will look for a good spot afterwards to grab drinks and cupcakes or ice cream to top off the day.

Note the new start location - Anna Jean Cummings park in Soquel.

 See: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9130057 for the elevation profile and other details. 

SAT JUL 22 5/M/102 Web Only Bears - Diablo - Zoo
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 8:00 am
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side

Meet, ready to ride, at Spruce/Grizz 8:00am sharp for prompt 08:05 departure. (Please arrive at 07:50 if driving to start.) Or join us, ready to ride, at Wildcat/SPDR at 8:30am (RSVP preferred if you plan to find us there).

A hilly East Bay ride. Outbound via the Bears and Pig Farm to Mt Diablo summit; climb Northgate and descend Southgate. Return via Blackhawk, Dublin, Castro Valley, Lake Chabot, Oakland Zoo, Skyline, and Grizzly -- that's plenty more climbing, especially at the end. Route is here: ridewithgps.com/routes/23366069. Let me know in advance if you need a paper cue sheet, because otherwise I don't plan to bring more than one or two.

The forecast is quite warm; be prepared accordingly.

TUE JUL 25 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

TUE JUL 25 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Eric Chodoroff  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark for M; Matt and/or Eric for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED JUL 26 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU JUL 27 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

THU JUL 27 4/TM+M/20 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer     (510) 684-9904
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Meet at North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART, with optional extensions on Skyline usually to Chabot Planterium, depending on the available light, weather, and leaders discretion.

We will typically have separate M and and TM ride leaders and some separate regroups.  We will all ride at a ‘social’ TM pace from BART till the steep part of Spruce, and again from the top of Spruce to Centennial.  After Centennial the M and TM groups will have separate regroups, with a full regroup at the top of Shepherd Canyon before the trip back to BART.

FRI JUL 28 1/TM/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel. 

SAT JUL 29 5/M/66 PoE Goes to the Peninsula
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:15 am for a 8:30 am start
Start Location: Cañada and Hwy 92

The Peloton of Elders, usually a Tuesday group, is going to the Peninsula for a Saturday in the west bay hills. We'll do the Woodside - Old La Honda - Pescadero - Stage Rd - Tunitas Creek loop but will start and end at the top of La Canada and SR92, where San Mateo Bicycle Sunday starts, which adds another 15 miles. Easy parking. Lunch will be in Pescadero where we will fill up on great food to help (or hinder) the long climbs on Stage Rd and Tunitas Creek. As usual for PoE, leader would like RSVPs prior to Saturday. Of course, that may be leader's wishful thinking. If you want, just show up and ride.

66 miles, 6,400 feet.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22337364

SUN JUL 30 3/T/83 BLG Sandwich (Bovine Bakery, Pt Reyes Lighthouse, Gestalt Haus)
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (415) 935-3113
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 8:30 am for a 8:45 am start
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

Let's check out the Point Reyes Lighthouse and enjoy a few tasty stops to and from! Meet at 8:30am for a 8:45am rollout. We'll pick up food at Bovine Bakery (Mile 20), enjoy the view and our packed lunches at Point Reyes Lighthouse (Mile 40), and then refuel at Gestalt Haus (Mile 77).

If we get into Fairfax after 6:00pm, and people need to get home, we may skip Gestalt Haus to ride the last 30 minutes back to our starting point. We can head back to Gestalt Haus (or somewhere else) for dinner afterward.

Even if it is a warm day, consider bringing an extra layer for the lighthouse stop.

Note that you will need to bring lunch to the lighthouse.