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Alex's Second Saturday Ride

Our Second Saturday all-club ride happens monthly, except in May. For details see the ASSR page.  All the road closures that affected our routes as a result of the 2017 storms have been reopened. 

Shorter Easier Rides

If 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.

 Ride Schedule for February 2019

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 and other mobile devices.

SAT FEB 2 5!/0/23 Tunnel Loop
Leader: Drew Detsch     (510) 549-9332
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Oakland - Lake Temescal

Nice morning ride for riders of varying abilities, with frequent regroups. No drop.

Tunnel Road, to Skyline, to Redwood, to Pinehurst and back via Skyline and Tunnel. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29221121

SUN FEB 3 4!/TM/65 Pigeon Skulls ride - Warm Springs to Oakland via Calaveras Wall
Leader: David Cone     (510) 684-3874
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Warm Springs BART
UPDATE:

Ride is CANCELLED due to likelihood of inclement weather. Please consider the very similar ride scheduled for March 2 with M & M (Madson and Morton).

  • Meet at Warm Springs BART (Sched. arrivals 9:44, 10:04)
  • Calaveras Wall, lunch in Sunol 
  • Return via Niles Canyon, Palomares, Redwood, Pinehurst

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29178293

SUN FEB 3 2/T/43 South SF to Union City BART
Leader: Glenn Kirby     (510) 882-6808
Leader: Kent Lewandowski     (510) 759-6646
Meet at 10:00 am   Rain Date: Mon Feb 18
Start Location: South San Francisco BART
UPDATE:

This ride is cancelled due to rain in the forecast. It will be held on February 18, President's Day.

This ride is a picturesque ride from South San Francisco BART to Union City BART. The BART Schedule for Sundays begins late in the morning. Please check the schedule to arrive by 9:45 for a 10:00 am start.  You may need to change trains at Balboa Park for a train that stops at South San Francisco,

We will ride the Centennial Trail to San Bruno and then go up Sneath to Skyline. Then we will ride the San Andreas and the Sawyer Camp Trails along the reservoirs. We will then enjoy Bicycle Sunday on the closed Canada Road. After a lunch stop in Woodside we will ride through Woodside, Menlo Park and across the Dumbarton Bridge. There are a couple challenging climbs. This is not a beginner ride.  The total distance is 45 miles.  You need to be self sufficient and able to ride this distance as this is a point-to-point ride with no bail-out options.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29098781

SUN FEB 3 1/T/28 miles total * First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:20 am start
GPC Route: Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
UPDATE:

Sunday, Feb 3rd, will be rainy!  Ride is CANCELLED.  Do that bike maintenance you had no time to do.  Clean those chains!  LOL

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 Blackhawk 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 FEB 5 3/TM/30-60 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 9:20 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Oakland Firehouse at Colton and Snake
UPDATE:

START TIME CHANGED: gather at 8:50, leave at 9:00.

PoE cancelled - possible snow down to 1,000 feet overnight. Cold, wet, and maybe slippery in the morning on Skyline, Grizzly, etc.

PoE returns, now that your fearless leader is recovering from several health issues. For January PoE will be TM but M riders are free to join us and charge on ahead. 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 FEB 5 5/M/18 Tuesday Evening Papa Bear (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side

Out and back to the top of Papa Bear.  We’ll head out on Wildcat Canyon Road, cross San Pablo Dam and climb Bear Creek Road to the top of Papa Bear. Please bring lights for this ride and prepare for cold weather. Please set your rear tail light to steady and not blinking. 20% chance of rain on weather. gov (5-8PM) cancels ride. Regroup at Inspiration Point, San Pablo Dam Rd (east side) and top of Papa Bear.  To contact me, please email.  Rain date will be listed in the "update" highlighted in blue (check back for an update to see if the ride has been postponed or cancelled).  https://ridewithgps.com/trips/18304258

WED FEB 6 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 FEB 7 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.

FRI FEB 8 1/TM/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond [Rain Date]
See the listing for Fri Jan 25. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SAT FEB 9 4/LT/23, 4/T/50, 4/TM/34, 4/TM/65, 4/M/77-87 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 NW corner of parking lot
UPDATE:

CANCELLED.

The February ASSR is canceled due to rain.

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: Largo, Adagio, Andante, Allegretto, and Presto. Click on the tempo for the exact route. 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.

SUN FEB 10 4!/T/23 * Tunnel Loop
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Leader: Drew Detsch     (510) 549-9332
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Oakland - Lake Temescal
UPDATE:

Changing the start time to 1PM instead of 9AM in the hopes that the rain clears up for an afternoon ride! Ride will be cancelled if there is still rain, but for now, it's just postponed a few hours. 

Nice morning ride for riders of varying abilities, with frequent regroups. No drop.

Tunnel Road, to Skyline, to Redwood, to Pinehurst and back via Skyline and Tunnel. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29221121

SUN FEB 10 1/LT/20 Birding the Bay Trail by Bicycle
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Berkeley - Bolivar & Bancroft

Meet at 9:30 AM at the south end of Bolivar Drive in Aquatic Park in Berkeley near the playground and restrooms. (This is a 10 minute ride from North Berkeley or Downtown Berkeley BART; there is also parking along Bolivar). We'll ride ~15 flat miles--over the multiuser bridge to the Bay Trail, possibly head partway to Emeryville, then north past Pt. Isabel to Meeker Slough.  Helmets required. Bring binoculars and snacks; wear layers. Call or email Pat if you want to borrow binoculars. Rain Cancels. If the weather is questionable, watch the gpc list for the status of the ride. This birding ride is co-listed with Golden Gate Audubon.

SUN FEB 10 5/TM/38 Mt. Tamalpais - Fairfax to Ridgecrest, Stinson Beach,and back.
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am
Start Location: Fairfax Park Rd

We'll meet in Fairfax, and start climbing right from the get-go:  up the Bolinas-Fairfax (BoFax) Road, continuing past the dam to Ridgecrest. After Pantoll drop down Panoramic to Stinson Beach. Head north up Hwy 1, to return on BoFax). Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29183813

TUE FEB 12 3/TM/30-60 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 9:20 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Oakland Firehouse at Colton and Snake
UPDATE:

START TIME CHANGED: gather at 8:50, leave at 9:00.

Weather for Tuesday looks to be cold, cloudy, and rain-free until evening. What we didn't do last Tuesday we can do tomorrow. Depart firehouse at 9:00, Canyon to Moraga to SPDR and Pinole Peet's. Return either the same way or those wanting a bit more can take in the Bears or return on Wildcat.

I'm TM, will do the shorter route. Longer route will be M pace.

PoE returns, now that your fearless leader is recovering from several health issues. For January PoE will be TM but M riders are free to join us and charge on ahead. 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 FEB 12 5/M/18 Tuesday Evening Papa Bear (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
UPDATE:

Final Update:  Ride is Cancelled.  Weather forecast predicts 60% chance of rain after 5pm.  Hope to see you next week.

Out and back to the top of Papa Bear.  We’ll head out on Wildcat Canyon Road, cross San Pablo Dam and climb Bear Creek Road to the top of Papa Bear. Please bring lights for this ride and prepare for cold weather. Please set your rear tail light to steady and not blinking. 20% chance of rain on weather. gov (5-8PM) cancels ride. Regroup at Inspiration Point, San Pablo Dam Rd (east side) and top of Papa Bear.  To contact me, please email.  Rain date will be listed in the "update" highlighted in blue (check back for an update to see if the ride has been postponed or cancelled).  https://ridewithgps.com/trips/18304258

WED FEB 13 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 FEB 13 Regular Club Meeting and Potluck Dinner (repeats monthly)
Meet at 6:30 pm

Join us for a delicious potluck dinner, a program presentation, and the club's monthly business meeting. This month's details are in your Wheel Truth newsletter.

THU FEB 14 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.

SAT FEB 16 3/T/28 * 3rd Saturday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Orinda to Bear Claw Cafe
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
UPDATE:

The ride is CANCELLED for February 16th, Saturday, from Orinda BART.  Perform some bike maintenance, like chain cleaning and lubing.

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 FEB 17 4/TM/60 * Ground Hog Day? Another Marin One Bakery
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Leader: David Cone     (510) 527-6102
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

No, President's Weekend is not Ground Hog Day.  But let's have a Bill Murray-like experience nonetheless.  The last time we rode the Marin One Bakery route, 7 Grizzlies had an awesome day.  Sleep, get up, repeat!  You know the routine:  meet on Miller Creek across from the Community Center, ride up Lucas Valley Road to Nicasio, head out to Cheese Factory and then head west to the Marshall Wall before turning south and enjoying the tailwind to the Bovine Bakery.  From there it's another 20 back to San Rafael.  Bring what you need to be happy, and look forward to lunch on the sidewalk outside of the bakery.  Leaders generally ride at a strong TM pace, but all those comfortable following a cue sheet are welcome (there will not be a sweep).  Optional start in Nicasio for those wishing to reduce the mileage to 40.  20% or greater threat of rain cancels; call the leaders by 8:30 that morning if in doubt.  Let's put in some miles over the holiday weekend.

SUN FEB 17 1!/L/26 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   Rain Date: Mon Feb 18
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. After lunch at Little Louie’s, there is an optional tunnel that will cut out a few hills. John leads over those hills, Karen through the tunnel. 

MON FEB 18 2/T/43 * South SF to Union City BART [Rain Date]
See the listing for Sun Feb 3. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
MON FEB 18 1!/L/26 Bay Trail to Pt. Richmond [Rain Date]
See the listing for Sun Feb 17. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
TUE FEB 19 3/TM/30-60 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 9:20 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Oakland Firehouse at Colton and Snake
UPDATE:

START TIME CHANGED: gather at 8:50, leave at 9:00.

PoE returns, now that your fearless leader is recovering from several health issues. For January PoE will be TM but M riders are free to join us and charge on ahead. 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 FEB 19 5/M/18 Tuesday Evening Papa Bear (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side

Out and back to the top of Papa Bear.  We’ll head out on Wildcat Canyon Road, cross San Pablo Dam and climb Bear Creek Road to the top of Papa Bear. Please bring lights for this ride and prepare for cold weather. Please set your rear tail light to steady and not blinking. 20% chance of rain on weather. gov (5-8PM) cancels ride. Regroup at Inspiration Point, San Pablo Dam Rd (east side) and top of Papa Bear.  To contact me, please email.  Rain date will be listed in the "update" highlighted in blue (check back for an update to see if the ride has been postponed or cancelled).  https://ridewithgps.com/trips/18304258

WED FEB 20 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 FEB 21 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.

FRI FEB 22 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 option to bypass the tunnel. This is a no drop ride.

SAT FEB 23 4/TM/51 * Year of the Pig -- Orinda to Martinez via Pig Farm and the Carquinez Scenic Trail
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

It's the Year of the Pig, so let's do a lollipop route from Orinda, out Castro Valley Road, up and over Pig Farm to Alhambra Valley, and then heading out Franklin Canyon to McEwen (the easier way) and the Carquinez Scenic Trail to Martinez.  Return will be via Alhambra and the Bears.  Lots of climbing, and hopefully some nice sunshine on the water as we roll along the Scenic Trail.  Lunch stop in downtown Martinez at the Starbuck's plaza.  Bring lunch or $$ to buy, and clothing suitable to the weather.  30% or more chance of rain will cancel; call leader if in doubt.  Ride will be at a TM pace, but all those familiar with the route or comfortable following a cue sheet are welcome.  Meet at Orinda BART at 9:30, roll by 9:45.  Ridewithgps route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29159609

TUE FEB 26 3/TM/30-60 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 9:20 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Oakland Firehouse at Colton and Snake
UPDATE:

START TIME CHANGED: gather at 8:50, leave at 9:00.

PoE returns, now that your fearless leader is recovering from several health issues. For January PoE will be TM but M riders are free to join us and charge on ahead. 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.

WED FEB 27 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 FEB 28 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.

* Rides shown with an asterisk were added after publication of the Wheel Truth newsletter.

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February 2019 Statistics
WeekdayWeekend
Rides Published in WT167
Rides Added after WT05
Total Rides1612