Grizzly Peak Cyclists
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.

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

 September 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 SEP 2 3/M/100-116 Marsh Creek, Los Vaqueros, Brentwood, Empire Mine, Deer Valley
Leader: Chris Bailey     (415) 725-5310
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:10 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
UPDATE:

or this shorter link.http://tinyurl.com/h4z3lx4

A local ride to visit the water levels at Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Several options to add miles and loop or out-and-back. Temperatures may be high, so bring ample water and appropriate heat shields. Lunch at Safeway in Brentwood at Balfour and Fairview. Route avoids area road closures (such as Morgan Territory Rd.) due to winter rains.http://ridewithgps.com/routes/14554729?privacy_code=Hc1aUVWnOkgQk2T0

RSVP appreciated for cue sheet count.

SUN SEP 3 3/L/34 Novice Ride #5: Franklin Canyon & Carquinez Shoreline
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Leader: Jim Clara
Leader: John Buenfil
Leader: Karen Street
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #5: Franklin Canyon & Carquinez Shoreline
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

Ride through Pleasant Hill and out Franklin Canyon with longer but gentle hills. A fabulous descent into Crockett, followed by great views of Carquinez Strait from a multi-use path on the return. One spot is frequently foggy/cold, so carry an extra layer (jacket). Bring lunch or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact a ride leader.

SUN SEP 3 1/LT/28 First Sunday Ride (repeats monthly)
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:20 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
UPDATE:


First Sunday Ride postponed to next Sunday, Sept 10th, due to extreme heat and unhealthy, smoky air.  See you at PH BART for 10:20am roll out NEXT SUNDAY.!

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 SEP 5 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:

Weather should be back to normal on Tuesday. PoE will start at Skyline and Redwood in Oakland (8:20 gather, 8:30 depart) and go to the closure at the foot of Palomares and back. ~50 miles, 4,400 feet. Those desiring more miles can start at the firehouse or wherever they please.

RSVP.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24913716

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 SEP 5 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 SEP 6 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 SEP 6 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 SEP 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.

THU SEP 7 4/0/25 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

This ride goes up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, (optionaly) out and back to the Chabot Space and Science Center, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  Our goal is to return before sunset but as the days are getting short please BRING LIGHTS in case of delays.

We will all ride at a ‘social’ T pace from BART till the steep part of Spruce.  Regroups at the top of Spruce, Grizzly at South Park, Sibley, the top of Shepherd Canyon and again at the bottom before the trip back to BART.

SAT SEP 9 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.

SUN SEP 10 3/L/24 or 44 Novice Ride #6: Central Marin Redwoods and Pastries
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: John Alexander
Leader: Jim Clara     (510) 527-6099
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Novice Ride #6: Central Marin Redwoods and Pastries
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

Tour the redwoods of central Marin county through Nicasio and have lunch at the Bovine Bakery on Highway 1. Return through Olema back to Nicasio and Lucas Valley. The 24-mile ride joins the 44 mile ride in Nicasio and loops back to Nicasio. There are hills, but we will ride them gently. Bring lunch or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact a ride leader.

— For the 44 mile ride, meet 10:00 a.m. across from the Marinwood Community Center: exit Hwy 101 at the Lucas Valley exit just north of San Rafael and head West on Lucas Valley Road. Make a right turn at Miller Creek Rd. and park on the street across from the community center. (Leaders: Brian, John, Jim)
— For the 24 mile ride, meet at 11:00 a.m. in Nicasio for an 11:15 departure. From Hwy 101, take the Lucas Valley Rd/Smith Ranch Rd Exit. Go 10 miles west to Nicasio Valley Road. Turn right and go 0.3 mile to a parking area with convenience store. You will pass the 44-mile bicycle riders on Lucas Valley, so please take extra care. (Leaders; David, Gary, Phil)

TUE SEP 12 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:

PoE cancelled for this date only - leader has family obligations.

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 SEP 12 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 SEP 13 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 SEP 13 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 SEP 13 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 SEP 14 2/TM/27 Walt's birthday ride and potluck
Leader: Walt Thomas     (925) 234-1773
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Fremont - Visitor Center, Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge

From Lori Sommer: Fremont Freewheelers

Walt Thomas is turning 86! Come join the celebration. Some things change and some things remain the same. 

Our start location, route and lunch stop will change again this year, the fun will remain the same. We will meet in the upper parking lot of Don Edwards, above the Visitor's Center. Please wear your club jersey. Vanessa and I will be there (with a cooler or two) to collect your yummy contribution to lunch. Grab your helmet decorations, suffer through a few pictures and go enjoy the ride.  Ken has created a nice, 27 mile route mostly along paths and of course the optional Nike Hill.  Optional for everyone except Walt, that is! 

Lunch will be at Coyote Hills Dairy Glen Picnic area if it isn't taken.  Otherwise, we will picnic at the Visitor's Center.  A route sheet will be provided and cake will be served along with lemonade and water. For those unable to join the ride, please feel free to join us at the picnic. Thanks so much to Ken and Vanessa for helping with organizing this event. 

This ride is co-listed with the Valley Spokesmen and Hikanbyke  Extreme temperatures or construction may modify the route. Rain cancels, check yahoo group, email or call Lori Sommer; lorimsommer@gmail.com;  (510) 693-8624.

https://ridewithgps.com/ routes/24008200

THU SEP 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.

THU SEP 14 4/0/25 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

This ride goes up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, (optionaly) out and back to the Chabot Space and Science Center, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  Our goal is to return before sunset but as the days are getting short please BRING LIGHTS in case of delays.

We will all ride at a ‘social’ T pace from BART till the steep part of Spruce.  Regroups at the top of Spruce, Grizzly at South Park, Sibley, the top of Shepherd Canyon and again at the bottom before the trip back to BART.

FRI SEP 15 2/T/28 Mid-Month Friday Ride
Leader: Lucy Glover     (970) 668-8535
Leader: Randy Glover     (970) 485-1914
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Rockridge BART

This is a no drop social ride for experienced riders with a designated sweep. We’ll pick up additional riders at the North Berkeley BART promptly at 10:00am. We'll keep this ride super friendly for a 28.5 mile ride with approximately 1500 feet of climbing. We ride on the Ohlone Greenway through Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito before joining the I-80 trail to El Sobrante. Continue riding through El Sobrante to Orinda on San Pablo Dam, then St. Stephens Trail to luinch in Lafayette. Rest stop at Starbucks in El Sobrante. Lunch in Lafayette at Rustic Tavern unless temps are high, then lunch at Geppetto’s in Orinda. RSVP requested for lunch but not required for ride only. Take Lafayette or Orinda BART back to start. Route Maps available and cue sheets available at ride. GPS route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24015599.

FRI SEP 15 1/TM/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
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 SEP 16 4/M/116 Santa Cruz loop from Woodside
Leader: David Brown     (510) 508-4215
Meet at 7:30 am for a 7:45 am start
Start Location: Woodside Town Hall

Even though some roads in the Santa Cruz mountains are still closed due to winter storm damage, it's still possible to make a full loop along some very scenic roads.  This clockwise loop puts most of the climbing in the first 50 miles, but coastal headwinds might still make the return a challenge.  Note there's a 2 mile packed gravel uphill trail section up to Lexington reservoir, so put on those wide tires!  We should finish before sunset at 19:13, but bring a light just in case.  Lunch will be in Davenport which has a bakery, restaurant and store, plus there are several food stops on the way.  Details are at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24455929  Carpool to the start recommended.  Please let me know if you're planning to come.

SAT SEP 16 3/T/28 3rd Saturday Ride (repeats monthly)
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start

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 SEP 17 5/T/50 King Ridge/Hauser Bridge
Leader: Lenore McDonald     (415) 300-6744
Leader: David Madson   (415) 722-5885
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Duncans Mills
UPDATE:

Update 9/16/17:  According to http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/TPW/Roads/Projects/Hauser-Bridge-Replacement/, it looks like there are no closures sched for Hauser Bridge this weekend but conditions may be dicey.  We'll leave it open to try it if riders are game for it. 

5/T/30 UPDATED KING'S RIDGE RIDE ROUTE - Hauser Bridge on King's Ridge Road across the Gualala River is closed for replacement and conditions are unsafe for cycling this weekend.  Please join us instead for this rugged, forested ride westward across Sonoma County on Fort Ross Road to Meyer's Grade followed by a scintillating descent to Highway 1 and back to Duncan Mills.  We will make an optional stop at Aquatica Cafe in Jenner (about 5 miles from the end of the ride) to refuel with hot chowder on the deck.  Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25176491

This is a gorgeous and challenging ride featuring 5,000 feet of climbing with a spectacular final descent into Jenner on Meyer’s Grade. The route is challenging along remote country roads but -and rewarding for strong T riders.Important: Bring plenty of liquid and food. One possible water stop just past the halfway point is sometimes unavailable and no real food options once we pass Cazadero about 5 miles in. There will be an optional stop Aquatica Café in Jenner (about five miles before the end of the ride) to refuel with some creamy hot chowder. We'll meet at Duncans Mills. Park on B street. 

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/57347

TUE SEP 19 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 Heather Farm Community Center in Walnut Creek at 8:30AM (gather at 8:20), go through Clayton to about a mile beyond the Morgan Territory turnoff - this is Leon Drive, the MT bypass road while work is being done. We may or may not be able to take this bypass to continue on MT to the top and then the usual route to Draeger's in Blackhawk for lunch and then back to HF.

Alternatively, if we can't take the bypass road, we'll continue on Marsh Creek to Byron and wherever our wanderlust takes us, but probably no more than 55-60 miles total.

As usual, please RSVP.

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 SEP 19 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 SEP 20 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 SEP 20 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 SEP 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.

THU SEP 21 4/0/25 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

This ride goes up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, (optionaly) out and back to the Chabot Space and Science Center, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  Our goal is to return before sunset but as the days are getting short please BRING LIGHTS in case of delays.

We will all ride at a ‘social’ T pace from BART till the steep part of Spruce.  Regroups at the top of Spruce, Grizzly at South Park, Sibley, the top of Shepherd Canyon and again at the bottom before the trip back to BART.

SAT SEP 23 4/T/56 (Web Only) --- Pending review by Ride Coordinator ---
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 10:30 am for a 10:45 am start
Title and description will display after approval by Ride Coordinator. Created by Jessica Jensen 2017-09-20 14:55:41.
TUE SEP 26 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 SEP 26 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride
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. This is the final Tuesday Evening ride for the season. See you next year!

WED SEP 27 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 SEP 27 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 SEP 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.

THU SEP 28 4/0/25 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

This ride goes up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, (optionaly) out and back to the Chabot Space and Science Center, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  Our goal is to return before sunset but as the days are getting short please BRING LIGHTS in case of delays.

We will all ride at a ‘social’ T pace from BART till the steep part of Spruce.  Regroups at the top of Spruce, Grizzly at South Park, Sibley, the top of Shepherd Canyon and again at the bottom before the trip back to BART.

SAT SEP 30 3/TM/80 Not So Rushin River Ride
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Alison Kuehner     (510) 219-3929
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Petaluma - Walnut Park

This long-time Grizzly Peak classic ride goes through Valley Ford, Occidental, Monte Rio, along Bohemian Highway and through Guernville to lunch at the Korbel Champaine Cellars. Return is through Forestville and Bloomfield, with a few hills to liven things up.