Grizzly Peak Cyclists
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.

Individual Time Trial

Alhambra Valley Road is closed for an unknown period of time. Until it reopens the Time Trial Course is not available. There may be a Hill Climb in May or June. Watch this space for updates.

(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

 May 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.

TUE MAY 2 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:

8:30 start is at the fire memorial at the foot of Tunnel Road. We'll take Tunnel to Skyline, go past the zoo, through San Leandro to Lake Chabot Road, across Sommerset and Heyer, then Crow and Norris canyons to Danville Blvd, stop for coffee at Peet's, return on the LM trail to Moraga, then through the Wilder development, Fish Ranch and Grizzly back to Tunnel. Couldn't map it (ridewithgps won't map Wilder or the shoulder of 24) but about 56-58 miles and a good amount of climbing.

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 MAY 2 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 MAY 3 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 MAY 3 4/TM/14-22 Weds Midday Berkeley Hills Climb (repeats weekly)
Leader: Doug Smith     (510) 915-5437
Meet at 12:15 pm for a 12:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A short hilly TM paced ride from North Berkeley BART up side routes past Indian Rock Park, to the Reservoir, Wildcat Canyon to Golf course road, Grizzly Peak  with various optional return routes back to the start

Possible pickup stop on the UC campus at 12:45 pm RSVP ride leader.

THU MAY 4 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 MAY 4 4/TM+M/20 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer     (510) 684-9904
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART, with optional extensions on Skyline depending on the available light, weather, and leaders discretion.  Please bring lights for the return trip just in case.

Starting April we will 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.

SUN MAY 7 1/T/0 First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:20 am start

THE FIRST SUNDAY RIDE WILL NOT BE HAPPENING MAY 7TH BECAUSE THIS IS THE CLUB'S 2017 CENTURY RIDE! Most Club members are involved in putting on  this event!  The next First Sunay Ride will\ be JUNE 4th.  See you then.

TUE MAY 9 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:

Gather at Fire Memorial at the foot of Tunnel Road, take Tunnel to Skyline to Redwood to Heyer (Castro Valley), then out and back on Cull Canyon, stop at Peet's in CV and return via the same route. About 56 miles, 4,500 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 MAY 9 - FRI MAY 12 4/TM/40-80 CANCELED "Tahoe" Spring Training
Leader: Brenda Giese     (925) 998-8013
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 9:00 am

The ride series has been canceled Join Brenda and Phil as we explore some remote and scenic corners of Sonoma and other counties north of the Bay Area.  

TUE MAY 9 3!/TM/45 CANCELED Sweetwater Springs
Leader: Brenda Giese     (925) 998-8013
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 9:00 am

The ride has been canceled. We head towards Rio Nido and Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve, before climbing up Sweetwater Springs Road, and take Westside Road into Healdsburg, before heading back towards River Road. Sweetwater Springs is a signiifcant climb, with very little traffic. RSVP appreciated but not required. 

TUE MAY 9 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.

TUE MAY 9 1/T/17 May Full Moon Ride
Leader: Arthur Bloch     (510) 501-5864
Leader: Cynthia Morin     (443) 286-2425
Meet at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

Join us on our May Full Moon Ride along the coast of the Berkeley, and Richmond Marinas. According to ancient beliefs “the highest energy occurs at the Full Moon, and this is the most powerful time for magical workings” … we would like to use this energy, as we ride our bicycles along the coast, as a tool to materialize our most secret desires. The moonrise will be at 5:35pm, and if it is a clear day we will be to see the moon slowly emerging on the horizon. A fresh, savory meal will be awaiting for us at Luca Cucina Italiana, 2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, 510.649.9718, where we will immerse ourselves in a rich tapestry of aromas, and flavors; with a glass of red wine, will have an oblation for Selene, the Moon Goddess to show her our gratitude, and a toast for all the Full Moon Lovers; with this in mind some of the riders may bring wine to share. Please, let us know if you will be dining with us, thus we can let the restaurant know. Bring the bike that it is going to make you feel more at ease. Dress warm, wear bright colors, and BRING GOOD LIGHTS … We will meet at Aquatic Park, in Berkeley, at the feet of the pedestrian bridge, intersection of Bolivar Dr. and Addison St. We will ride as a Group.. If the weather is dubious please check the listing for a weather update the night before or call the leaders. We are looking forward to seeing you!

WED MAY 10 4!/TM/51 CANCELED The Geysers
Leader: Brenda Giese     (925) 998-8013
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 9:00 am

The Ride has been canceled. Start at Jimtown, and do the big climb first. Lunch in Cloverdale and amble back to Jimtown via Dutcher Creek and Asti Roads.  The Geysers Road is closed on the Cloverdale side of the mountain

WED MAY 10 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 MAY 10 4/TM/14-22 Weds Midday Berkeley Hills Climb (repeats weekly)
Leader: Doug Smith     (510) 915-5437
Meet at 12:15 pm for a 12:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A short hilly TM paced ride from North Berkeley BART up side routes past Indian Rock Park, to the Reservoir, Wildcat Canyon to Golf course road, Grizzly Peak  with various optional return routes back to the start

Possible pickup stop on the UC campus at 12:45 pm RSVP ride leader.

WED MAY 10 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 MAY 11 5!/TM/65 CANCELED: King Ridge
Leader: Brenda Giese     (925) 998-8013
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 9:00 am

THe ride has been canceled. After rolling through Cazadero we climb King Ridge. Take Tin Barn and Stewart's Point Roads. Return via Hwy 1through Jenner. 

THU MAY 11 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 MAY 11 4/TM+M/20 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer     (510) 684-9904
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART, with optional extensions on Skyline depending on the available light, weather, and leaders discretion.  Please bring lights for the return trip just in case.

Starting April we will 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 MAY 12 5!/TM/53 CANCELED: Pine Flat
Leader: Brenda Giese     (925) 998-8013
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 9:00 am

The ride has been canceled. Warm up your legs in the valley before tackling one of Levi Leipheimer's' favorite training rides. Pine Flat is not flat. The first 9 miles or so are reasonable. The last mile or so is wicked steep. 

SAT MAY 13 3-4/LTMB/25-65 Post Century Workers' Ride
Leader: Roxanna Hoover     (925) 878-9422
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Tilden Park - Island Picnic Area

You've been working hard to make the century go well. Now you can relax with some of your favorite Grizzlies. Meet at Island picnic area for some riding, before indulging in the Grizzlies second most favorite activity -eating. Food will be provided.

RSVP will be helpful to let us know how many people to expect. There will be food at the end of the ride. People who did not volunteer are welcome to join us, but are asked to cover their costs

SAT MAY 13 4/TM/45 Post Century Workers' Ride 2017
Leader: Jean-Marie Enjuto     (510) 495-5754
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Tilden Park - Island Picnic Area
UPDATE:

The route has changed  due to closure of Canyon Rd.

New route availble here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21027689

Wildcat, SPDR, Papa Bear, Alhambra Valley, Reliez, Deer Park, Moraga, St Mary's, Pinehurst, Skyline, Grizzly Peak.

TUE MAY 16 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:

We will start at the firehouse (Skyline at Colton, Oakland) and take Grizzly, Fish Ranch, Wilder, SPDR, Castro Ranch, Pinole Valley to the Bear Claw in Pinole, return on Appian, Valley View, SPDR, Wildcat, Grizzly.

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 MAY 16 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 MAY 17 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 MAY 17 4/TM/14-22 Weds Midday Berkeley Hills Climb (repeats weekly)
Leader: Doug Smith     (510) 915-5437
Meet at 12:15 pm for a 12:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A short hilly TM paced ride from North Berkeley BART up side routes past Indian Rock Park, to the Reservoir, Wildcat Canyon to Golf course road, Grizzly Peak  with various optional return routes back to the start

Possible pickup stop on the UC campus at 12:45 pm RSVP ride leader.

THU MAY 18 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 MAY 18 4/TM+M/20 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer     (510) 684-9904
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART, with optional extensions on Skyline depending on the available light, weather, and leaders discretion.  Please bring lights for the return trip just in case.

Starting April we will 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 MAY 19 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 - Bolivar & Bancroft

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 MAY 20 3/T/28 3rd Saturday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Steve Foster     (925) 256-9452
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 MAY 21 3/T/58 Marin Bakeries
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469
Leader: Chris Witt     (415) 200-8193
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: West Marin Bakeries
Start Location: Nicasio

We will ride past the Cheese Factory, up Wilson Hill, through the Chileno Valley to Petaluma-Tomales Road and Hwy 1 north to the Tomales Bakery. Then we ride south on Hwy 1, enjoying the rollers to the Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station. After treats, we ride back aside the reservoir on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road and Nicasio Valley Road to Nicasio.  Looking forward to west Marin in it's springtime glory. Leaders ride at T pace but welcome anyone who is comfortable following a cue sheet.  Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21046225. Please look for any parking restriction before you park in Nicasio. Contact Pat or Chris for more info.

TUE MAY 23 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:

By popular demand PoE will do Morgan Territory on Tuesday, starting at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek. We'll stop briefly in Clayton and have lunch at Draeger's in Blackhawk. Something like 52 miles and 3,700 ft, depending on the exact route, which we'll discuss at the 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 MAY 23 4/TM/25 Web Only Tunnel Tuesdays: Midweek climbing for common folk (repeats weekly)
Leader: Andres Marin     (510) 944-2799
Meet at 5:15 pm for a 5:30 pm start
UPDATE:

Unfortunately this ride will be CANCELLED for today 5/23.  Stay tuned regarding next week.

This midweek ride targeted for us mortal riders that simply want to ride during the week. 

Route:  Tunnel-Skyline-Redwood-Pinehurst-Tunnel.

Many regroups.

TUE MAY 23 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 MAY 24 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 MAY 24 4/TM/14-22 Weds Midday Berkeley Hills Climb (repeats weekly)
Leader: Doug Smith     (510) 915-5437
Meet at 12:15 pm for a 12:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A short hilly TM paced ride from North Berkeley BART up side routes past Indian Rock Park, to the Reservoir, Wildcat Canyon to Golf course road, Grizzly Peak  with various optional return routes back to the start

Possible pickup stop on the UC campus at 12:45 pm RSVP ride leader.

THU MAY 25 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 MAY 25 4/TM+M/20 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer     (510) 684-9904
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART, with optional extensions on Skyline depending on the available light, weather, and leaders discretion.  Please bring lights for the return trip just in case.

Starting April we will 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 MAY 27 4/M/106 King Ridge from Cotati
Leader: Arnim Polster     (415) 271-3440
Meet at 7:45 am for a 8:00 am start   Rain Date: Sat Jun 3
Start Location: Cotati - Gravenstein Hwy Park-&-Ride
Pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

Variation of Levi's Gran Fondo route, starting in Cotati rather than Santa Rosa. Here's the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17288801 There is no convenient lunch stop near the mid-point, so we will have a snack at Cazadero, 36 miles in, and a longer stop at the "C" store in Jenner (73 miles in). Chance of rain of 30% will likely postpone to following Saturday rain date - please check for ride update. 
RSVP appreciated for express check-in / map count.

SAT MAY 27 3!/TM/75 Web Only Half Moon Bay BART-to-BART (65, 75, or 88 mile a la carte)
Leader: Khee-Gan Lee     (609) 356-8443
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Daly City BART
Pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

We will begin at Daly City BART, and gently climb up Skyline Dr before descending to Pacifica. We will then climb up Devil's Slide to get to Half-Moon Bay where we will stop for an early lunch. We will then head to our big climb of our day, Tunitas Creek Rd, which cuts across the Peninsula. Then, we will head back up the Peninsula and Hillside Blvd to finish at Daly City BART.  

The 'main' option above is a 75 mile ride, with a total elevation gain of about 5600', with the ! in the ride rating referring to the climb to get across the Peninsula. Option (b) is that we will also pass by Millbrae BART at mile 65 where riders can choose to finish. Option (c) is that depending on finish time, the leader might then decide to take a jaunt up Twin Peaks then wander over to Pacific Heights before descending to Embarcadero BART (88 miles, 7400').

Meet at Daly City BART at 9:00am, and pre-registration is encouraged. RSVP is appreciated so I know how many cue sheets to print. 20% POP cancels.

SUN MAY 28 3/M/46 Web Only To Marciel Rd (Anthony Chabot Regional Park) and back - 46 miles.
Leader: Jean-Marie Enjuto     (510) 495-5754
Meet at 9:00 am
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

RIDE CANCELLED.Sorry but the ride is cancelled. I'm still recovering from a cold.

Ride starting from Reservoir at the top of Spruce in Berkeley to Marciel Rd (Chabot Park).

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21162018

MON MAY 29 1/L/26 Contra Costa & Ygnacio Canals Trails
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: Pleasant Hill BART

A Leisurely ride on mostly paved trails through Pleasant Hill, Concord and Walnut Creek. There are a couple of steep little hills on this ride but if you have to walk them we’ll wait for you.

TUE MAY 30 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 MAY 30 4/TM/25 Web Only Tunnel Tuesdays: Midweek climbing for common folk (repeats weekly)
Leader: Andres Marin     (510) 944-2799
Meet at 5:15 pm for a 5:30 pm start

This midweek ride targeted for us mortal riders that simply want to ride during the week. 

Route:  Tunnel-Skyline-Redwood-Pinehurst-Tunnel.

Many regroups.

TUE MAY 30 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 MAY 31 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 MAY 31 4/TM/14-22 Weds Midday Berkeley Hills Climb (repeats weekly)
Leader: Doug Smith     (510) 915-5437
Meet at 12:15 pm for a 12:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A short hilly TM paced ride from North Berkeley BART up side routes past Indian Rock Park, to the Reservoir, Wildcat Canyon to Golf course road, Grizzly Peak  with various optional return routes back to the start

Possible pickup stop on the UC campus at 12:45 pm RSVP ride leader.