Grizzly Peak Cyclists
Century Prep Series

We have 9 rides in the Century Prep series. Starting on March 4 there are two warmup rides. The rides get progressively harder, culminating with a modified North Century loop on April 29. Riders who complete all the rides will be ready for North loop (aka - the longest metric century) the following Sunday, May 6.

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

 April 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.

SUN APR 1 4/T/35 Century Prep: Ride #5 East Bay Hills
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Bill Hofmann     (510) 387-0952
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: Drew Detsch     (510) 549-9332
Leader: Emory Fong     (925) 377-6920
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: East Bay Hills
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

From Orinda BART ride north on Camino Pablo, climb Wildcat Canyon, Grizzly Peak Blvd, Skyline Blvd, descend Redwood Road, then return via Pinehurst, Canyon, Moraga Way.  No drop.

SUN APR 1 1/LT/20 Bike and Bird: Bay Trail from Coyote Point Park to Foster City
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Coyote Point Park

This birding ride is co-listed with Golden Gate Audubon, with Cathy Bleier as co-leader. Join us for a ride from Coyote Point Park southward on the Bay Trail.  Meet at the parking lot described below (37.589634, -122.325663) at 9:30 AM.  We will bike up to 20 miles on a flat, paved trail along open water, marshes, sloughs, small sandy beaches and residential open spaces.  We'll look for ducks, shorebirds in breeding plumage (e.g. Avocets, Black-bellied Plover, and possibly Red Knots), Caspian Terns, nesting Osprey and a few passerines. Dress in layers, and bring snacks, lunch and water, since we won't pass places to buy.  Bicycle helmets required. Rain Cancels. If the weather is questionable, send your e-mail address to Pat the night before the ride to receive news on the status of the ride.

Directions to the start:  Coyote Point Park is off of Hwy101 in San Mateo County. When coming from the north, take the Poplar Avenue exit (417). Turn right onto Humboldt; turn right onto Peninsula Avenue. Go over the freeway, and then circle around and into the Park. When coming from the south, take the Peninsula Avenue exit. Turn right onto Airport Blvd. Turn left onto Coyote Point Drive to the park.

The park entrance, with staffed kiosk (charge $6), is on Coyote Point Drive about 600 ft after the intersection with Airport Blvd.  After you pay, take the second left (about 500 ft past the kiosk) and drive to the end of this road to the parking lot on the bay shore (37.589634, -122.325663).

SUN APR 1 1/LT/28 miles total First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Dan Tonelli     (510) 409-5145
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

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

MON APR 2 3/LT/9.5 Monday Casual Tunnel Lunch Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Robert Mcmanmon     (315) 314-3167
Meet at 10:45 am for a 11:00 am start
Start Location: Domingo Peet's

A chatty casual pace up Tunnel from Peet's Domingo before lunch.

Arrive at 10:45 if you want to have coffee before or chat in the courtyard. Ride leaves at 11am sharp and takes the "scenic route" AKA Uplands to Tunnel. Regroup at the top of Tunnel (Skyline & Grizzly 3 way intersection). Then ride over to Claremont via Grizzly to head back down.

Pace is whatever the group wants with the idea that we will all wait at the top of Tunnel for the last riders to make it up and ride the ridge more or less together before descending Claremont. If you need to leave early please let the leader know before heading off.

Steady rain or sub 45 degrees cancels. 

April 23rd I will not be in town, open to having another ride leader otherwise canceled.

TUE APR 3 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

We'll do what we tried to do last week: Depart firehouse (Skyline at Colton and Snake, Oakland) at 9:00, go to CV via Redwood (!!!), then Dublin Grade to San Ramon Valley Blvd, Peet's in Danville for coffee, back on the LM trail. 55ish miles with a few hills.

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. Start time changed from 08:30 to 09:00 for March. 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 APR 3 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
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 APR 4 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 APR 5 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 APR 5 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

FRI APR 6 4/T/30 / 38 (Web Only) The Ascent to Mt Diablo
Leader: Maria Teresa Garcia De La Noceda     (510) 725-8405
Leader: Thomas Ayres     (510) 295-8228
Meet at 8:50 am
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
UPDATE:

The weather forecast for Friday, April 6, according to NOAA, predicts 100% of rain, therefore THE RIDE IS CANCELLED

According to the Wikepedia, “Mount Diablo is sacred to many California Native American peoples; according to Miwok mythology, and Ohlone mythology, Mt Diable was the point of creation”. Its magnetism is still, felt today, specially among hikers, and cyclists; this may be explained also by looking into its volcanic origin, since the upper portion of the mountain is made up of volcanic and sedimentary deposits.

The climb is steep, 6 ½ miles up to the Junction, and 4 miles up to the Summit. You need to be in good shape, at ease with your bike, feeling comfortable about the descent, and of course, your bike needs to be in excellent condition. And follow the safety tips outlined by the Mt Diablo State Park.

Today, captivated for its majestic magnetism, we are going to initiate our bike ride to Mt Diablo from Pleasant Hill BART, and via some quiet, and flat residential streets we will get to North Gate Rd., where we will initiate our climb to the "Magic Mountain". At the Junction, we will REGROUP, and rest.

Some of us, will turn around, and descend, retracing our steps, and stopping at the Ygnacio Valley Shopping Center, at 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd., in Walnut Creek, to have some lunch … Precisely we will meet in front of High Tech Burrito, at 1815 Ygnacio Plaza, Suite B; at the corner, there are a variety of cuisines to choose from.

Some others, after the Junction, will continue the climb, up to Juniper Campground, or up to the Summmit. Then, they will stop, as well, as at the Ygnacio Valley Shopping Center, for lunch … where they will rejoin the rest of the group.

This ride is co-sponsored with the Sierra Club

FRI APR 6 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.

SAT APR 7 4/M/106 King Ridge from Cotati [Rain Date]
See the listing for Sat Mar 31. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SAT APR 7 2/TM/15 Solvang Time Trial Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004
Meet at 3:00 pm
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

If you are in Solvang and can be ready to roll by 3:00 PM, meet in the parking lot of the Royal Copenhagen Inn 1579 Mission Drive.  We will head out to Los Olivos and come back Ballard Canyon on the Tour of California Solvang Time Trial Loop. If you plan on joining us, please do let us know in advance.  30% PoP may cancel.

SUN APR 8 2/T/TM/46 or 60 Solvang Five Canyon Loop, Short or Long
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:05 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

Lunch will be Bell Street Farm in Los Alamos.  We have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.

SUN APR 8 3/T/41 Century Prep: Ride #6 Three Small Walls
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Jim Clara     (510) 527-6099
Leader: Ginny Paton     (510) 428-1905
Leader: Madeleine Loh     (510) 863-0315
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Three Small Walls
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART

From El Cerrito Del Norte BART ride to Pinole, Crockett, then the "walls" McEwen, Pig Farm, Hillcrest.  BRING LUNCH - there will not be a convenient place to get lunch, but lunch will be eaten at John Schwett school.  No drop.

MON APR 9 2/TM/28 or 52 or 78 Solvang, Santa Rosa Road, Jalama Beach out and back
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:05 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

We will ride out Santa Rosa Rd to Jalama Beach and back.  Many bailouts or starts closer to Jalama Beach are possible.  I personally like the ¾ Jalama, start at Jalama Beach Road, ride to Jalama Baech and return to Solvang.  We have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.

MON APR 9 3/LT/9.5 Monday Casual Tunnel Lunch Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Robert Mcmanmon     (315) 314-3167
Meet at 10:45 am for a 11:00 am start
Start Location: Domingo Peet's

A chatty casual pace up Tunnel from Peet's Domingo before lunch.

Arrive at 10:45 if you want to have coffee before or chat in the courtyard. Ride leaves at 11am sharp and takes the "scenic route" AKA Uplands to Tunnel. Regroup at the top of Tunnel (Skyline & Grizzly 3 way intersection). Then ride over to Claremont via Grizzly to head back down.

Pace is whatever the group wants with the idea that we will all wait at the top of Tunnel for the last riders to make it up and ride the ridge more or less together before descending Claremont. If you need to leave early please let the leader know before heading off.

Steady rain or sub 45 degrees cancels. 

April 23rd I will not be in town, open to having another ride leader otherwise canceled.

TUE APR 10 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

Update: Right now my weather app is showing possible rain at 1PM. Ride is on. We may do a quick turnaround in Pinole if weather is threatening.

There is a 20% probability of rain in the early afternoon on Tuesday. Unless this changes for the worse, PoE will depart the firehouse (Skyline at Snake and Colton, Oakland) at 09:00 and go to the Bear Claw Cafe in Pinole. Route is Skyline, Grizzly, Fish Ranch, Wilder, SPDR, Castro Ranch, Pinole Valley Blvd. Return on Appian Way, SPDR, Wildcat, Grizzly, Skyline.

Leader expects to be as slow as mud, having few miles on the bike recently. Good opportunity for the previously reluctant. 

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. Start time changed from 08:30 to 09:00 for March. 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 APR 10 5/T/49 Solvang, Mt Figueroa Loop Adventure, or Mt Fig Up and Back
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:05 am start

We will ride to the Summit of Mt. Figueroa via the west side, which is the one that passes the Neverland Ranch, and can be very steep in places.  The other option is the Mt Figueroa Adventure, which is very remote, is slightly less steep and has one mile of rough dirt and possible water crossings.  After the summit, we will descend down the West side to Los Olivos for lunch at Panino.    Return to Solvang via Alamo Pintado or Ballard Canyon.  We have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel, but since this is an adventure ride, temps above 90 and below 30, and hordes of locusts will still allow the ride to continue.

TUE APR 10 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
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 APR 11 3/TM/41 Pozo Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Santa Margarita Community Park

On the way north to Paso Robles we will stop in Santa Margarita and do this loop.  Meet at Santa Margarita Park at 10 AM for a prompt 10:15 departure.  This loop does leisurely rolling hills in the vicinity of Lake Santa Margarita and Pozo.  I have many cue sheets, routes  and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.

WED APR 11 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 APR 12 3/T-TM/27/35/4 Paso Robles: Peachy Canyon loop, Short, Long, or with Cypress Mt Road (Justin Winery)
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles

Meet at 9:00 am, for an early start so that you could check out by noon.  We will ride a beautiful loop around the wine country of Paso Robles. I have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.

THU APR 12 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 APR 12 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

FRI APR 13 2/TM/48 Hog Canyon Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:05 am start
Start Location: Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles

This ride is a favorite with BAC and other clubs.  I have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location.  This is the day that many people will return home, so there often are changes.  30% PoP may cancel.

SAT APR 14 1/T/19 (Web Only) Cycling along the Iron Horse Regional Trail, from Pleasant Hill BART to Danville
Leader: Maria Teresa Garcia De La Noceda     (510) 725-8405
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

Please join us on this cycling journey along the Iron Horse Regional Trail, and Danville Blvd to Peet's. From Pleasant Hill BART we will go to Danville, passing through the cities of Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, and Alamo.

The Iron Horse Regional Trail is a rail trail, a conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, horse riding and bicycling. And Danville Blvd. is a very pleasant street with a very wide shoulder.

The landscape changes as we cycle from one city to the next. We will have different regroups along the way, and a lunch stop in Danville, at Peet's, a nice location with chairs, benches, and some eateries close by. We will return via the Iron Horse Trail.

MEET: In front of the Pleasant Hill BART station, in front of the fountain, at 9:00am, leaving promptly at 9:15am; there is a San Francisco train arriving, at 8:57am.

This ride is co-sponsored with the Grizzly Peak Cyclists.


 

SAT APR 14 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 APR 15 2/T/56 Century Prep: Ride #7 Bovine Lasso
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (415) 935-3113
Leader: Jim Clara     (510) 527-6099
Leader: Drew Detsch     (510) 549-9332
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Bovine Lasso
Start Location: Mill Valley Safeway

From Mill Valley Safeway (Miller and Camino Alto) through Fairfax and Nicasio to Pt. Reyes Station. Return via Bear Valley, Samuel P. Taylor Park and Fairfax.  Bring lunch or money to buy.  No drop.

MON APR 16 3/LT/9.5 Monday Casual Tunnel Lunch Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Robert Mcmanmon     (315) 314-3167
Meet at 10:45 am for a 11:00 am start
Start Location: Domingo Peet's

A chatty casual pace up Tunnel from Peet's Domingo before lunch.

Arrive at 10:45 if you want to have coffee before or chat in the courtyard. Ride leaves at 11am sharp and takes the "scenic route" AKA Uplands to Tunnel. Regroup at the top of Tunnel (Skyline & Grizzly 3 way intersection). Then ride over to Claremont via Grizzly to head back down.

Pace is whatever the group wants with the idea that we will all wait at the top of Tunnel for the last riders to make it up and ride the ridge more or less together before descending Claremont. If you need to leave early please let the leader know before heading off.

Steady rain or sub 45 degrees cancels. 

April 23rd I will not be in town, open to having another ride leader otherwise canceled.

TUE APR 17 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

PoE will leave the firehouse (Skyline at Snake and Colton, Oakland) at 09:00 and take a somewhat different route to Pinole. Skyline, Pinehurst, Canyon, St Mary's, Reliez Station, Olympic, Pleasant Hill Rd, Reliez Valley, Alhambra Valley, Pinole Valley, Bear Claw Cafe. Back on Pinole Valley, Castro Ranch, SPDR, Wildcat, Grizzly. 53 miles, 4,200 feet.

Or you can look at the map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16524345

For the next month or so Russ Montello will lead PoE.

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. Start time changed from 08:30 to 09:00 for March. 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 APR 17 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
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 APR 18 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 APR 18 Regular Club Meeting and Potluck Dinner
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. (This month's meeting is on the third Wednesday of the month, not the second Wednesday as usual.)

THU APR 19 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 APR 19 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

FRI APR 20 2!/T/35 miles Happy Lamorinda
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Walnut Creek - Heather Farm

To Orinda via Happy Valley Road and Sundown Terrace. Lunch/Snack stop @ Orinda Theatre Square. Return via Moraga.

SAT APR 21 pending (Web Only) --- Pending review by Ride Coordinator ---
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Two Bridges
Start Location: North Concord/Martinez BART
Title, rating, and description will display after approval by Ride Coordinator. Created by Jessica Jensen 2018-04-19 15:41:58.
SAT APR 21 3/T/28 miles total 3rd Saturday Ride
Leader: Wendy Cosin     (510) 813-7061
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
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 APR 22 4/T/44 Century Prep: Ride #8 Century South Loop
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Jim Clara     (510) 527-6099
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Drew Detsch     (510) 549-9332
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Century, South Loop, from Orinda BART
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

From Orinda BART ride to Redwood Rd. and the Grizzly century South loop through the zoo, past Chabot Park and back.  Bring lunch or money to buy.  No drop.

MON APR 23 3/LT/9.5 Monday Casual Tunnel Lunch Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Robert Mcmanmon     (315) 314-3167
Meet at 10:45 am for a 11:00 am start
Start Location: Domingo Peet's

A chatty casual pace up Tunnel from Peet's Domingo before lunch.

Arrive at 10:45 if you want to have coffee before or chat in the courtyard. Ride leaves at 11am sharp and takes the "scenic route" AKA Uplands to Tunnel. Regroup at the top of Tunnel (Skyline & Grizzly 3 way intersection). Then ride over to Claremont via Grizzly to head back down.

Pace is whatever the group wants with the idea that we will all wait at the top of Tunnel for the last riders to make it up and ride the ridge more or less together before descending Claremont. If you need to leave early please let the leader know before heading off.

Steady rain or sub 45 degrees cancels. 

April 23rd I will not be in town, open to having another ride leader otherwise canceled.

TUE APR 24 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

Ride leader for this PoE will be Russ Montello - russmontello@gmail.com - 510.303.1815. Leave the firehouse (Skyline at Colton & Snake, Oakland) at 09:00. Route is decide and ride. 

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. Start time changed from 08:30 to 09:00 for March. 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 APR 24 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
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 APR 25 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 APR 26 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 APR 26 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

SAT APR 28 3/TM/80 Not So Rushin River Ride
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
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.

SUN APR 29 5/T/50 Century Prep: Ride #9 Century North Loop
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Jim Clara     (510) 527-6099
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Drew Detsch     (510) 549-9332
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

Ride the Century North loop from Orinda BART.  Camino Pablo to Castro Ranch through to Crockett, up McEwen to Franklin Canyon.  Over Pig Farm and the Bears and back to BART. Bring lunch for rest stop at the school, no convenient place to buy.  No drop.

SUN APR 29 4!/TM/53 Pine Flat (take two)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Optional pre-registration for members

Since the St. Patrick's Day ride was canceled, here's a reprise. We'll warm up with a ride up West Dry Creek, and continue to Jimtown. After that: Pine Flat. It starts with a steady but gradual climb for about 9 miles, and then gets steep for about two miles. But since it's out and back the bailout option is at your discretion. After a second regroup at the Jimtown store there's a fairly direct route back to the start. Like on many Sonoma County routes, there are otfen spectacular views. 20% PoP in Healdsburg or Jimtown cancels.  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7499718

SUN APR 29 1/L/24 Tour de Alameda
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: Fruitvale BART

This is the same route as Ride #2 in the Novice Series circling thru Alameda, the old Naval Air Station and Bay Farm Island. Bring lunch or money to buy. Rain cancels.

MON APR 30 3/LT/9.5 Monday Casual Tunnel Lunch Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Robert Mcmanmon     (315) 314-3167
Meet at 10:45 am for a 11:00 am start
Start Location: Domingo Peet's

A chatty casual pace up Tunnel from Peet's Domingo before lunch.

Arrive at 10:45 if you want to have coffee before or chat in the courtyard. Ride leaves at 11am sharp and takes the "scenic route" AKA Uplands to Tunnel. Regroup at the top of Tunnel (Skyline & Grizzly 3 way intersection). Then ride over to Claremont via Grizzly to head back down.

Pace is whatever the group wants with the idea that we will all wait at the top of Tunnel for the last riders to make it up and ride the ridge more or less together before descending Claremont. If you need to leave early please let the leader know before heading off.

Steady rain or sub 45 degrees cancels. 

April 23rd I will not be in town, open to having another ride leader otherwise canceled.