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.  All the road closures that affected our routes as a result of the 2017 storms have been reopened. 

New to group rides? Try our Novice Series

The Novice Series runs on 6 consecutive Sundays, starting on August 5. It's a chance to see what makes us happy to be outside and riding with our friends. We start with some almost flat rides, and work our way up to a 40+ mile ride in West Marin. There is a team of experienced ride leaders to help you with the course, and teach about basic safety and the well-being of your bike. Check out the Novice Series page and the ride schedule for details.

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.

 August 2018

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.

WED AUG 1 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 AUG 2 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 AUG 2 4!/TM/26 (Web Only) Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

SAT AUG 4 4/TM/48 North Century Loop to the George Miller Trail
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
Start Location: Tilden Park - Island Picnic Area

Possibly the leader's favorite ride, this will be a modified North Century loop, starting from Island Rest Area. We’ll go out Wildcat and head north, but then turn and go over Pig Farm to avoid the refineries by going directly into downtown Martinez for a snack/coffee break before heading up the George Miller Trail.  Then it's back on the traditional route for the climb up McEwen and beyond.  Killer views, killer hills, and killer company if all you Grizzlies show up.  No true lunch stop, so bring snacks, money for coffee or treats in downtown Martinez, water, flat repair tubes and tools, and clothing appropriate for the weather.  Faster and slower riders comfortable at following a cue sheet are welcome, but leader generally rides at a fast TM pace.  We'll start a bit early so as to avoid the late-afternoon heat.   Optional meeting point at the corner of Wildcat and San Pablo Dam Road at 9:15-ish for those coming from Orinda BART. 

SAT AUG 4 LTMB/18.7 Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly)
Leader: William Schultz     (925) 876-4950
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Wildcat & SPDR

First rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. Rain cancels. The ITT 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 AUG 5 1!/LT/20 Novice Ride #1 - Alameda Creek Trail
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Leader: Maria Teresa Garcia De La Noceda     (510) 725-8405
Leader: Thomas Ayres     (510) 295-8228
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #1: Alameda Creek Trail
Start Location: Union City BART

New to biking, or haven't ridden for a while?  Join us for the first ride in our annual Novice Ride Series! We will build up progressively each week on miles and hilliness.

Meet 10:00 a.m. at Union City BART, west side station entrance near bike storage boxes. The ride will be easy paced and completely flat. We'll ride the Alameda Creek Trail to Coyote Hills and back. Finish with optional lunch in Union City - bring your own or $ to buy. No water on route; bring a water bottle and energy bar. No drop. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact a ride leader.

SUN AUG 5 1/T/28 miles total First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Dan Tonelli     (510) 409-5145
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:20 am start
GPC Route: Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
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 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 AUG 7 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

Due to leader's injury (not bike related), PoE is cancelled for August and September.

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 AUG 7 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew McHugh  
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 and Matt). 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 AUG 8 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 AUG 8 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 AUG 9 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 AUG 9 4!/TM/26 (Web Only) Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

THU AUG 9 Clinic Tires and Tubes - Novice Hands-On Repair Clinic
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 653-1771
Leader: Melarie Johnson  
Meet at 6:30 pm
UPDATE:

Oops!  The "location' address is 15000 Broadway Ter, Oakland.

Since the invention of the inflatable bicycle tire 140 years ago (John Dunlop, Scotland), we cyclists have lived in fear of getting a flat.  Conquer that fear!  Jeff and Melarie will demonstrate several ways to quickly remedy a flat tire.  You will get to fix one (or two) yourself!  We’ll go through the various tools available and ways to keep your rubber-side always reliable.  If you want, bring your own front wheel (not as messy as the rear), the tire-irons you use, and the pump you carry on your bike (if any).  
    Secure bike parking available, but I’m way up a hill, and the sun will be down by the time we end.  6 cars can park in the driveway; more parking on Gwin Rd ½ block up Broadway Ter. We’ll be sitting on comfy chairs in Jeff’s garage, so dress well if cold.

FRI AUG 10 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 option to bypass the tunnel. This is a no drop ride.

SAT AUG 11 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

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. 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 AUG 12 1/LT/25 Novice Ride #2 - Alameda and Bay Farm Island
Leader: Maria Teresa Garcia De La Noceda     (510) 725-8405
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #2: Tour de Alameda (including Bay Farm Island)
Start Location: Fruitvale BART

Meet 10:00 a.m. at Fruitvale BART. Meet near the bike racks. The ride will be easy paced and flat, with great bay views. Bring lunch or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact a ride leader.

TUE AUG 14 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

Due to leader's injury (not bike related), PoE is cancelled for August and September.

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 AUG 14 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew McHugh  
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 and Matt). 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 AUG 15 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 AUG 16 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 AUG 16 4!/TM/26 (Web Only) Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

THU AUG 16 1/L/0 Chains and Grease - Novice Hands-On Repair Clinic
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 653-1771
Leader: Melarie Johnson  
Meet at 6:30 pm
UPDATE:

Location: 15000 Broadway Ter; Oakland

In 1885, John Starley invented the “Safety Bicycle.”  Avoiding the “header” risk that plagued PennyFarthings, Starley’s bicycle required a chain to drive the wheel.  And ever since, cyclists have had to know something about keeping that chain in working order. 
    Your chain has to be (relatively) clean, and well lubricated.  We’ll discuss several ways to clean your chain, several ways to lubricate it, and when to replace your chain, turning the old one into jewelry.  We’ll even show you how to wax a chain.
    Secure bike parking available, but I’m way up a hill, and the sun will be down by the time we end.  6 cars can park in the driveway; more parking on Gwin Rd ½ block up Broadway Ter.
We’ll be sitting on comfy chairs in Jeff’s garage, so dress well if cold.

SAT AUG 18 4/TM/44 South Century loop
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

Head east to Canyon, Pinehurst, Redwood, the Zoo, etc. on the South Century loop.  Brief stop in San Leandro at the Starbucks, then it's on to the golf course for water, snacks or a quick lunch (burgers and good looking turkey sandwiches available!), and back via Pinehurst, Canyon, etc to Orinda. Bring water, snacks, etc.

SAT AUG 18 3/T/28 3rd Saturday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Dawn Tso     (510) 798-5975
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

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 AUG 19 1/LT/23 Novice Ride #3 - Roundhill Loop
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Dan Tonelli     (510) 409-5145
Leader: Maria Teresa Garcia De La Noceda     (510) 725-8405
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #3: Roundhill Loop
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

Meet 10:00 a.m. at East side of the Pleasant Hill BART entrance. We'll ride through Walnut Creek and down Danville Blvd, circling back through the neighborhoods of Danville, Alamo & Walnut Creek. Bring lunch or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact a ride leader.

TUE AUG 21 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

Due to leader's injury (not bike related), PoE is cancelled for August and September.

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 AUG 21 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew McHugh  
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 and Matt). 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 AUG 22 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 AUG 23 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 AUG 23 4!/TM/26 (Web Only) Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

THU AUG 23 1/L/0 Darned Shiftless Cyclists! - Novice Hands-On Repair Clinic
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 653-1771
Leader: Melarie Johnson  
Meet at 6:30 pm
UPDATE:

Location: 15000 Broadway Ter; Oakland

For the first time in 1937, you could ride the Tour De France with a derailleur equipped bicycle.  Today, gear shifting is pretty popular on bicycles (just don’t tell the SF bike messengers!) With 30 or more speeds, shifting can be complex.  We'll go over how to test your bike for proper shifting, how to adjust it to perfection, and repair tips for when that no longer works. Brakes are powered by the same cable-system, so we’ll discuss maintenance and use of brakes too.
    Secure bike parking available, but I’m way up a hill, and the sun will be down by the time we end.  6 cars can park in the driveway; more parking on Gwin Rd 1/2 block up Broadway Ter.
We’ll be sitting on comfy chairs in Jeff’s garage, so dress well if cold.

SAT AUG 25 5/TM/60 Fairfax to the Top of Tam, Stinson, then Bo-Fax
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Fairfax Coffee Roastery

More killer climbing as the leader prepares for the hills of Spain.  We’ll start in Fairfax, climb up to Alpine Dam, then up the Seven Sisters to Ridgecrest, followed by the descent of Panoramic Highway directly to Stinson Beach for lunch in the park.  A quick roll along the lagoon will bring us to Bolinas-Fairfax Road and our return trip up and back to Fairfax.  Post-ride recovery stop to be determined (the Scoop or the Café?).  Meet at the Coffee Roastery in downtown Fairfax. Parking can be difficult, try the neighborhood up the road a bit near the fire and police station.  Bring what you need, but especially a windbreaker in case the fog is in at the coast.  

SUN AUG 26 2/LT/22 Novice Ride #4 - OrLaMar
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Dan Tonelli     (510) 409-5145
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #4: OrLaMor
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

Meet 10:00 a.m. at Orinda BART. The ride will be easy paced and cover some gentle hills. We will ride from downtown Orinda to downtown Lafayette to downtown Moraga and return, using the St. Stephens bike trail, the Lafayette-Moraga bike trail, and also regular roads. Finish at Orinda Theatre Square for optional lunch -- bring your own or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact a ride leader.

TUE AUG 28 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

Due to leader's injury (not bike related), PoE is cancelled for August and September.

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 AUG 28 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew McHugh  
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 and Matt). 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 AUG 29 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 AUG 30 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 AUG 30 4!/TM/26 (Web Only) Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

FRI AUG 31 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 option to bypass the tunnel. This is a no drop ride.