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SAT MAR 2 2/LT/34 Croissant and Hot Cocoa: Rustic Bakery 
Leader: Liz Kroboth     (703) 338-4897    text
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786    text
Leader: Rahman Batin     (510) 502-3151    text
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Unfortunately ride is canceled due to stormy weather.

Join our 1st-Saturday cafe ride over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for croissant and hot cocoa at Marin Country Mart. New riders and beginners are welcome! This is a NO-DROP ride with plenty of stops. This will also be a true LT pace, as most of your leaders are currently maxing at LT or L speed.

Most of the route is on dedicated bike path. Watch out for train tracks in Richmond. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355

SAT MAR 2 1/T/28 Draeger's Market Ride at Blackhawk Plaza 
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 804-1855    text
Leader: Geoffrey Shannon     (925) 348-5067    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Weather.com says 84% chance of rain on Saturday.

RIDE IS CANCELLED.

From Pleasant Hill BART follow the Iron Horse Trail to Danville. Take Sycamore to Blackhawk Plaza. Return the same way.

SUN MAR 3 4/T/34 "Third" Sunday Ride: Hills and Neighbors (Rain Date from 2/18) 
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 9:45 am
Start Location: Rockridge BART
Pre-registration

We'll do the usual Tunnel, go through Moraga and Orinda, and return to our neck of the woods via Wildcat. The only twists are the neighborhoods we wend through along the way. We will approach Tunnel from Berkeley instead of from Keith and Broadway in Oakland. Returning, we will, from Spruce, turn well before Los Angeles to go through quieter streets before getting on more well traveled roads like California and Russell. Please check out this route and pin it if you come on this ride. Meet at 9:45. Roll at 9:55.

SUN MAR 3 2/T/26 Century Prep Ride #1 - SPDR and Wildcat 
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948    text
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Ilan Eyman     (510) 388-9764    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: SPDR and Wildcat
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

From North Berkeley BART ride the flats north to San Pablo Dam Road. Return via Wildcat and Spruce. Wildcat still has a short stretch damaged by rain, but it is easily passable. Riders should walk bikes over this section. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

WED MAR 6 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversion 
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU MAR 7 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

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. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU MAR 7 5!/TM/16.5 Thursday Evening South Park Repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we’ll climb South Park, descend, and climb it again as many times as the mood strikes us (usually two or three times is enough, but individual riders can shorten or lengthen the ride as desired). South Park is closed to cars starting November 1st, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete two round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

THU MAR 7 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU MAR 7 2/T/13.6 Thursday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786    text
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Emeryville - Opposite IKEA
Pre-registration

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

Route Link

SAT MAR 9 3/LT/18 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - LT pace 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - LT - Lamorinda CCW
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with LT pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This is a NO DROP ride. There will be a cafe stop at Philz in downtown Lafayette.

SAT MAR 9 4/T/49 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - T pace 
Leader: Jose Sabas     (510) 390-4837    text
Leader: David Cone     (510) 684-3874
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - T - Martinez
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

Ride with T pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This is a NO DROP ride. Lunch stop will be at Starbucks in Martinez.

SAT MAR 9 4/TM/34 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM pace (short) 
Leader: Steve Tracy     (510) 881-6042    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

Ride with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT MAR 9 4/TM/58 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM pace (long) 
Leader: Ilan Eyman     (510) 388-9764    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (long) - Two Bridges
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

Ride with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT MAR 9 3/M/87 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - M pace 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - M - Sunol
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with M pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SUN MAR 10 3/T/25 Century Prep Ride #2 Tunnel Rd and Pinehurst 
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948    text
Leader: Ilan Eyman     (510) 388-9764    text
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Corwin Zechar     (510) 734-2254    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Tunnel Road and Pinehurst from Rockridge BART
Start Location: Rockridge BART
Pre-registration

Climb Tunnel Rd to Skyline, continue to Redwood, then climb back to Skyline via Pinehurst, which is the first big challenge of the Grizzly Peak Century! Descend Shepherd Canyon back to Montclair Village. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

TUE MAR 12 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

WED MAR 13 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversion 
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

WED MAR 13 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly) 
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with the agenda and details of how to join the meeting.

THU MAR 14 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

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. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU MAR 14 5!/TM/16.5 Thursday Evening South Park Repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we’ll climb South Park, descend, and climb it again as many times as the mood strikes us (usually two or three times is enough, but individual riders can shorten or lengthen the ride as desired). South Park is closed to cars starting November 1st, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete two round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

THU MAR 14 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU MAR 14 2/T/13.6 Thursday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786    text
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

Route Link

FRI MAR 15 1/T/34 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond 
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto     (415) 279-6248
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

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, bypass the Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to ride thru the tunnel.

SAT MAR 16 5/0/19 Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly) 
Leader: Marie Noel Appel     (415) 254-4469
Meet at 9:50 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Bears Loop
Start Location: Orinda - San Pablo Dam Rd and Bear Creek Rd
Pre-registration

Come test and develop your cycling skills. Test your fitness level and get in a great workout by riding the Bears Loop as a time trial. Or, for new club members (or any GPC member), this is a good ride to find your pace as measured by GPC (see link https://www.grizz.org/rides/ratings.php).
The first rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. 20% chance of 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 $20/year. Pre-registration is optional, but strongly preferred.

SUN MAR 17 3/T/35 Third Sunday Ride: TBD 
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 9:45 am
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Join us on rides that take us through parts of our backyard and beyond. We usually start from an East Bay BART station where there is parking available. A mid-way coffee and snack stop is de rigueur. Stay tuned for this month's route.

SUN MAR 17 3/T/26 Century Prep Ride #3 - The Bears and a Bit 
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948    text
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Corwin Zechar     (510) 734-2254    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: The Bears and a Bit
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

From Orinda BART ride north on Camino Pablo/San Pablo Dam Rd, then clockwise around the hills known as The Three Bears, then counterclockwise on the little-traveled El Toyonal loop. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

TUE MAR 19 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

WED MAR 20 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversion 
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU MAR 21 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

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. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU MAR 21 5!/TM/16.5 Thursday Evening South Park Repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we’ll climb South Park, descend, and climb it again as many times as the mood strikes us (usually two or three times is enough, but individual riders can shorten or lengthen the ride as desired). South Park is closed to cars starting November 1st, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete two round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

THU MAR 21 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU MAR 21 2/T/13.6 Thursday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786    text
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

Route Link

SUN MAR 24 2/LT/25 GPC Bike Maintenance Workshop 
Leader: Wendell Doman     (415) 515-6761    text
Leader: Mark A. Seedall     (510) 388-5282
Leader: Geoffrey Fowler     (510) 593-4515    text
Meet at 9:00 am
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Time: 9am to 10am

Come join fellow Grizzlies who will help you learn how to maintain your bike and keep it in top running condition. We'll check out the condition of your bikes (i.e., tires, chain, brakes, wheels, cables, etc.), give you some advice and show you the tools you'd need.

We'll go for a short/medium ride at 10:45am.

What to bring to the clinic: Please bring your bike and any questions regarding bike maintenance. We will do our best to take a look at everyone’s bike and give maintenance tips.

Non-members are very welcome to pre-register and join us. Bring a friend.

We'll have coffee and bagels!

SUN MAR 24 3/T/30 Century Prep Ride #4 
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948    text
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Pinehurst, Grizzly Peak Loop
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

From Orinda BART ride Pinehurst, Skyline then Grizzly Peak, following the route of the GPC century. Then drop down Wildcat and return to Orinda BART. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

TUE MAR 26 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

WED MAR 27 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversion 
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU MAR 28 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

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. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU MAR 28 5!/TM/16.5 Thursday Evening South Park Repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we’ll climb South Park, descend, and climb it again as many times as the mood strikes us (usually two or three times is enough, but individual riders can shorten or lengthen the ride as desired). South Park is closed to cars starting November 1st, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete two round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

THU MAR 28 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU MAR 28 2/T/13.6 Thursday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786    text
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

Route Link

SAT MAR 30 4/TM/59 Palomares Calaveras Loop from Fremont BART 
Leader: Kent Lewandowski     (510) 759-6646
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Palomares Calaveras Clockwise from Fremont BART
Start Location: Fremont BART

Join us for a scenic loop on some of the East Bay's finest and remotest roads! Much of this route is included in the Primavera Century taking place 4/21, so if you're signed up for that, this will be good training. Highlights: Palomares the steep way (northbound), then Calaveras. Snacks, chicharrones, fresh coconuts and restrooms at the Sunol Corners (?) (Mile 29) and restrooms at Ed R Levin County Park (Mile 44). Meet at the west (bayside) entrance of Fremont BART station. ETD 9:15. Expect a 6.5 hour day (total elapsed time), so finishing at BART around 3:30 PM.

SUN MAR 31 3!/T,TM/60 Solvang Five Canyons Loop 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Solvang Five Canyons
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn
Pre-registration

See nearly all that Solvang has to offer in one big loop. See Longhorns, Llamas, Buffalo and Davey Crockett! This route has lots of slightly downhill stretches, before tackling Cat Canyon before lunch. We will have an elegant lunch in Los Alamos, before tackling the horribly rough Drum Canyon Road, then taking relatively smooth roads back to the start.

Current membership in GPC is expected. A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. The route is listed above. Load it to your navigation device or print your own cue sheet. There will not be a paper handout. Please pre-register if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there will not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition make good sense. There will not be the extra water stop this year. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

SUN MAR 31 3/T/46 Solvang Four Canyons Loop 
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603    text
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Solvang Four Canyons Loop
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

See the best of Solvang and get to lunch quicker. Miss the roughest climb that I have ever done, Cat Canyon. After lunch, we tackle the second roughest road in the area. The even shorter ride possibility is to turn around at Fess Parker Winery, and return nearly the same way (26 miles).

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Print your own cue sheet if needed. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there may not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition make good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

SUN MAR 31 4/T/35 Century Prep Ride #5 - East Bay Hills 
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948    text
Leader: Andre Maltais     (510) 684-8281
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: East Bay Hills
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

MON APR 1 2/T/32 Santa Rosa Road 
Leader: Brian Aldrich   (510) 693-0603    text
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn
Pre-registration

This is the sane ride sandwiched between two very hard days. Don't drive anywhere, leave from the hotel, and head out to see the best parts of Santa Rosa Road. You can see three of the major sites depicted in the movie "Sideways". Please sign in electronically. RWGPS route will be provided. PoP may cancel.

MON APR 1 4/T/28 Just Jalama 
Leader: Jaz Zaitlin     (510) 393-6602    text
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start
GPC Route: 3/4 Jalama
Start Location: Jalama Road pullout
Pre-registration

A remote road to the Coast. By remote I mean a full sized mountain lion slowly crossed the road right in front of me on a recent trip. This route follows the first 28 miles of the 3/4 Jalama route linked above, starting and ending at the pullout on Jalama Beach Road.

This is a beautiful route with just one hill, each way. Lunch is at Jalama Beach where you can get a famous Jalama Beach Burger. Or you can get something healthier and make it back. The crux of this route is learning to say Halama, not Jalama.

Current membership in GPC is expected. A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. The route is listed above. Load it to your navigation device or print your own cue sheet. There will not be a paper handout. Please pre-register if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there will not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition make good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Water is available at the campgrounds at Jalama Beach.

MON APR 1 4/TM/53 3/4 Jalama Beach 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start
GPC Route: 3/4 Jalama
Start Location: Jalama Road pullout
Pre-registration

Join us for this classic route to Jalama Beach. This 53 mile version requires a car shuttle, which we arrange at Happy Hour the night before. We drive out to the start on Jalama Road, then ride to the beach. After lunch we ride all the way back to Solvang. There are several other options which can be discussed at Happy Hour. A full out-and-back from Solvang would be about 77 miles. The shortest version (see listing for Just Jalama) is an out and back to Jalama Beach from Highway 1, and it still has plenty of climbing.

Current membership in GPC is expected. A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. The route is listed above. Load it to your navigation device or print your own cue sheet. There will not be a paper handout. Please pre-register if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there will not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition make good sense. There will not be the extra water stop this year. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

TUE APR 2 5/T/50 Mt Figueroa Adventure Loop (CCW Loop) 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Mt. Figueroa Adventure Loop
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn
Pre-registration

This is the big one, Mt Diablo on steroids, maybe similar to Mt Ventoux, except with much steeper pitches! But this is your lucky day, it's not so steep from the East Side, just far more rustic. Be ready for a mile of dirt, some slippery stream crossings, lots of broken rock on the road, and continuous steep grades. Once you reach the summit, you then descend down the Westside, pass the Neverland Ranch, and have lunch at Panino in Los Olivos. Then you can take Ballard Canyon or flatter roads back to Solvang.

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Print your own cue sheet if needed. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there may not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition makes good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Bring extra water and food on this ride!

TUE APR 2 3/T/46 Four Canyons Loop Clockwise 
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603    text
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn
Pre-registration

Got nothing to prove with big climbs? Already got the t-shirt? Enjoy the great ride from the first day in the other direction. It is still a stunning ride, and puts lunch at a more convenient time, at Panino's, Los Olivos. Finish on Ballard Canyon. Please sign in online. GPS route available on our club schedule.

TUE APR 2 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

WED APR 3 3/TM/40 Pozo Loop 
Leader: Daniel Fritz     (510) 735-7123    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Pozo Loop
Start Location: Santa Margarita Community Park
Pre-registration

Note the later start time since we will be driving to get to the start. Accessed on our travel day between Solvang and Paso Robles, Pozo Loop offers up stunning scenery! There is good parking at the Community Park. Bring two full water bottles, as the water at the Ranger Station still says non potable. We will watch the temperatures, we just did this ride and it was too hot (80 in town, 96 on bike). We generally eat at "The Porch" restaurant in town after the ride.

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there will not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition makes good sense.

THU APR 4 4/TM/42 Tour of Paso, Medium Version 
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603    text
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Tour de Paso via Adelaida
Start Location: Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles
Pre-registration

I have reworked this route to be a 42 miler and start with the delightfull rolling flats east of town, get well warmed up, skip the busy highway that we used in the past, then finish on silky smooth Willow creek, Vineyard, then a climb up and over Adelaida Road. This is a great tour of most all of the local roads. which offer a lot of rolling hills, farms, and great scenery. Lunch could be had back in Paso around the Town Square, although on this route that would be a detour. I'd recommend Pappy McGregor's.

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there may not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition makes good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

THU APR 4 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU APR 4 2/T/13.6 Thursday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786    text
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

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FRI APR 5 3/TM/28 Peachy Canyon Loop 
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603    text
Leader: Janet Noble     (510) 205-9004    text
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:00 am start
GPC Route: Peachy Canyon Loop
Start Location: Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles
Pre-registration

Meet at 8:00 AM in front of the pool at the Adelaide Inn, 1215 Ysabel Street, Paso Robles, for an early start with a prompt departure so that if you hurry, you could check out by 11 AM. We will ride a beautiful loop around the wine country of Paso Robles. I am leading the shorter version, bu if you have time, you can extend the standard loop with an additional loop out to Cypress Mountain for a 40 mile ride. If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you should 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. Bomb cyclones or atmospheric rivers may cancel.

SAT APR 6 2/LT/34 Croissant and Hot Cocoa: Rustic Bakery 
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Join our 1st-Saturday cafe ride over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for croissant and hot cocoa at Marin Country Mart. New riders and beginners are welcome! This is a NO-DROP ride with plenty of stops. Most of the route is on dedicated bike path. Watch out for train tracks in Richmond. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355

SUN APR 7 3!/0/41 Century Prep Ride #6 - Three Small Walls 
Leader: Abigail Cotton     (949) 929-3714    text
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start
GPC Route: Three Small Walls
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration

From El Cerrito Del Norte BART ride to Pinole, Crockett, then the "walls" McEwen, Pig Farm, and Hillcrest. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

TUE APR 9 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

WED APR 10 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly) 
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with the agenda and details of how to join the meeting.

THU APR 11 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU APR 11 2/T/13.6 Thursday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786    text
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

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SAT APR 13 4/LT/23 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - LT pace 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - LT - Classic Larghetto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with LT pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This is a NO DROP ride.

SAT APR 13 3/T/50 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - T pace 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - T - Classic Adagio
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with T pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

This is a NO DROP ride with a Peets lunch stop at downtown Danville.

SAT APR 13 4/TM/34 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM pace (short) 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT APR 13 4/TM/63 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM pace (long) 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (long) - Diablo Junction
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT APR 13 3/M/84 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - M pace 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - M - Morgan Territory (finish via Miner Rd)
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with M pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SUN APR 14 4/T/54 Century Prep Ride #7 - Morgan Territory 
Leader: Abigail Cotton     (949) 929-3714    text
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start
GPC Route: Morgan Territory from Pleasant Hill BART w/ Round Hill return
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration

Canal Trail, Turtle Creek Park to Clayton. Morgan Territory, Return via Blackhawk and Round Hill. This route isn't part of the century, but Morgan Territory is an excellent training climb. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

SUN APR 21 5/TM/40 Century Prep Ride #8 - South Loop 
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: New Century South Loop
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

The ride will cover the new (since 2023) century South loop - new because Redwood Road is not open. Route goes from Orinda to South Pinehurst, up to Skyline and South to Grass Valley. After the Grass Valley descent, we ride north parallel to 580, eventually getting to the foot of Joaquin Miller. From there the familiar BBR route will take us up back to Redwood Road and back over South Pinehurst and then back to Orinda. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

SUN APR 28 4!/T/47 Century Prep Ride #9 - Century North Loop 
Leader: Abigail Cotton     (949) 929-3714    text
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Century North Loop
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

The north loop of the century, from Orinda BART and using the Bay Trail through Pinole and Rodeo. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Leader: Liz Kroboth
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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Leader: Rahman Batin
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Unfortunately ride is canceled due to stormy weather.

Join our 1st-Saturday cafe ride over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for croissant and hot cocoa at Marin Country Mart. New riders and beginners are welcome! This is a NO-DROP ride with plenty of stops. This will also be a true LT pace, as most of your leaders are currently maxing at LT or L speed.

Most of the route is on dedicated bike path. Watch out for train tracks in Richmond. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355

Leader: Jim O'Melia
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Leader: Geoffrey Shannon
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GPC Route:
Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Start Location:
Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Weather.com says 84% chance of rain on Saturday.

RIDE IS CANCELLED.

From Pleasant Hill BART follow the Iron Horse Trail to Danville. Take Sycamore to Blackhawk Plaza. Return the same way.

Leader: Adele Madelo
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Start Location:
Rockridge BART
Pre-registration

We'll do the usual Tunnel, go through Moraga and Orinda, and return to our neck of the woods via Wildcat. The only twists are the neighborhoods we wend through along the way. We will approach Tunnel from Berkeley instead of from Keith and Broadway in Oakland. Returning, we will, from Spruce, turn well before Los Angeles to go through quieter streets before getting on more well traveled roads like California and Russell. Please check out this route and pin it if you come on this ride. Meet at 9:45. Roll at 9:55.

Leader: James Scott
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Leader: John Alexander
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Leader: Ilan Eyman
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GPC Route:
SPDR and Wildcat
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

From North Berkeley BART ride the flats north to San Pablo Dam Road. Return via Wildcat and Spruce. Wildcat still has a short stretch damaged by rain, but it is easily passable. Riders should walk bikes over this section. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

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. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we’ll climb South Park, descend, and climb it again as many times as the mood strikes us (usually two or three times is enough, but individual riders can shorten or lengthen the ride as desired). South Park is closed to cars starting November 1st, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete two round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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Start Location:
Emeryville - Opposite IKEA
Pre-registration

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

Route Link

GPC Route:
ASSR - LT - Lamorinda CCW
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with LT pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This is a NO DROP ride. There will be a cafe stop at Philz in downtown Lafayette.

Leader: Jose Sabas
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Leader: David Cone
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GPC Route:
ASSR - T - Martinez
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

Ride with T pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This is a NO DROP ride. Lunch stop will be at Starbucks in Martinez.

Leader: Steve Tracy
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GPC Route:
ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

Ride with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

Leader: Ilan Eyman
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GPC Route:
ASSR - TM (long) - Two Bridges
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

Ride with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

GPC Route:
ASSR - M - Sunol
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with M pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

Leader: James Scott
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Leader: Ilan Eyman
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Leader: John Alexander
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Leader: Corwin Zechar
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GPC Route:
Tunnel Road and Pinehurst from Rockridge BART
Start Location:
Rockridge BART
Pre-registration

Climb Tunnel Rd to Skyline, continue to Redwood, then climb back to Skyline via Pinehurst, which is the first big challenge of the Grizzly Peak Century! Descend Shepherd Canyon back to Montclair Village. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with the agenda and details of how to join the meeting.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

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. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART

Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we’ll climb South Park, descend, and climb it again as many times as the mood strikes us (usually two or three times is enough, but individual riders can shorten or lengthen the ride as desired). South Park is closed to cars starting November 1st, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete two round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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Start Location:
Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

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Leader: Arleen Sakamoto
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Leader: Kenneth Karda
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Start Location:
Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

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, bypass the Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to ride thru the tunnel.

Leader: Marie Noel Appel
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GPC Route:
Bears Loop
Start Location:
Orinda - San Pablo Dam Rd and Bear Creek Rd
Pre-registration

Come test and develop your cycling skills. Test your fitness level and get in a great workout by riding the Bears Loop as a time trial. Or, for new club members (or any GPC member), this is a good ride to find your pace as measured by GPC (see link https://www.grizz.org/rides/ratings.php).
The first rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. 20% chance of 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 $20/year. Pre-registration is optional, but strongly preferred.

Leader: Adele Madelo
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Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Join us on rides that take us through parts of our backyard and beyond. We usually start from an East Bay BART station where there is parking available. A mid-way coffee and snack stop is de rigueur. Stay tuned for this month's route.

Leader: James Scott
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Leader: John Alexander
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Leader: Corwin Zechar
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GPC Route:
The Bears and a Bit
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

From Orinda BART ride north on Camino Pablo/San Pablo Dam Rd, then clockwise around the hills known as The Three Bears, then counterclockwise on the little-traveled El Toyonal loop. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

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. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART

Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we’ll climb South Park, descend, and climb it again as many times as the mood strikes us (usually two or three times is enough, but individual riders can shorten or lengthen the ride as desired). South Park is closed to cars starting November 1st, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete two round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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Start Location:
Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

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Leader: Wendell Doman
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Leader: Mark A. Seedall
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Leader: Geoffrey Fowler
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Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Time: 9am to 10am

Come join fellow Grizzlies who will help you learn how to maintain your bike and keep it in top running condition. We'll check out the condition of your bikes (i.e., tires, chain, brakes, wheels, cables, etc.), give you some advice and show you the tools you'd need.

We'll go for a short/medium ride at 10:45am.

What to bring to the clinic: Please bring your bike and any questions regarding bike maintenance. We will do our best to take a look at everyone’s bike and give maintenance tips.

Non-members are very welcome to pre-register and join us. Bring a friend.

We'll have coffee and bagels!

Leader: James Scott
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Leader: Stephanie Clarke
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GPC Route:
Pinehurst, Grizzly Peak Loop
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

From Orinda BART ride Pinehurst, Skyline then Grizzly Peak, following the route of the GPC century. Then drop down Wildcat and return to Orinda BART. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

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. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART

Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we’ll climb South Park, descend, and climb it again as many times as the mood strikes us (usually two or three times is enough, but individual riders can shorten or lengthen the ride as desired). South Park is closed to cars starting November 1st, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete two round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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Start Location:
Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

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Leader: Kent Lewandowski
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Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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GPC Route:
Palomares Calaveras Clockwise from Fremont BART
Start Location:
Fremont BART

Join us for a scenic loop on some of the East Bay's finest and remotest roads! Much of this route is included in the Primavera Century taking place 4/21, so if you're signed up for that, this will be good training. Highlights: Palomares the steep way (northbound), then Calaveras. Snacks, chicharrones, fresh coconuts and restrooms at the Sunol Corners (?) (Mile 29) and restrooms at Ed R Levin County Park (Mile 44). Meet at the west (bayside) entrance of Fremont BART station. ETD 9:15. Expect a 6.5 hour day (total elapsed time), so finishing at BART around 3:30 PM.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
Solvang Five Canyons
Start Location:
Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn
Pre-registration

See nearly all that Solvang has to offer in one big loop. See Longhorns, Llamas, Buffalo and Davey Crockett! This route has lots of slightly downhill stretches, before tackling Cat Canyon before lunch. We will have an elegant lunch in Los Alamos, before tackling the horribly rough Drum Canyon Road, then taking relatively smooth roads back to the start.

Current membership in GPC is expected. A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. The route is listed above. Load it to your navigation device or print your own cue sheet. There will not be a paper handout. Please pre-register if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there will not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition make good sense. There will not be the extra water stop this year. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Leader: Brian Aldrich
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Leader: Janet Noble
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GPC Route:
Solvang Four Canyons Loop
Start Location:
Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

See the best of Solvang and get to lunch quicker. Miss the roughest climb that I have ever done, Cat Canyon. After lunch, we tackle the second roughest road in the area. The even shorter ride possibility is to turn around at Fess Parker Winery, and return nearly the same way (26 miles).

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Print your own cue sheet if needed. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there may not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition make good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Leader: James Scott
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Leader: Andre Maltais
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GPC Route:
East Bay Hills
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Leader: Brian Aldrich
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Leader: Janet Noble
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Start Location:
Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn
Pre-registration

This is the sane ride sandwiched between two very hard days. Don't drive anywhere, leave from the hotel, and head out to see the best parts of Santa Rosa Road. You can see three of the major sites depicted in the movie "Sideways". Please sign in electronically. RWGPS route will be provided. PoP may cancel.

Leader: Jaz Zaitlin
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GPC Route:
3/4 Jalama
Start Location:
Jalama Road pullout
Pre-registration

A remote road to the Coast. By remote I mean a full sized mountain lion slowly crossed the road right in front of me on a recent trip. This route follows the first 28 miles of the 3/4 Jalama route linked above, starting and ending at the pullout on Jalama Beach Road.

This is a beautiful route with just one hill, each way. Lunch is at Jalama Beach where you can get a famous Jalama Beach Burger. Or you can get something healthier and make it back. The crux of this route is learning to say Halama, not Jalama.

Current membership in GPC is expected. A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. The route is listed above. Load it to your navigation device or print your own cue sheet. There will not be a paper handout. Please pre-register if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there will not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition make good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Water is available at the campgrounds at Jalama Beach.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
3/4 Jalama
Start Location:
Jalama Road pullout
Pre-registration

Join us for this classic route to Jalama Beach. This 53 mile version requires a car shuttle, which we arrange at Happy Hour the night before. We drive out to the start on Jalama Road, then ride to the beach. After lunch we ride all the way back to Solvang. There are several other options which can be discussed at Happy Hour. A full out-and-back from Solvang would be about 77 miles. The shortest version (see listing for Just Jalama) is an out and back to Jalama Beach from Highway 1, and it still has plenty of climbing.

Current membership in GPC is expected. A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. The route is listed above. Load it to your navigation device or print your own cue sheet. There will not be a paper handout. Please pre-register if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there will not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition make good sense. There will not be the extra water stop this year. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
Mt. Figueroa Adventure Loop
Start Location:
Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn
Pre-registration

This is the big one, Mt Diablo on steroids, maybe similar to Mt Ventoux, except with much steeper pitches! But this is your lucky day, it's not so steep from the East Side, just far more rustic. Be ready for a mile of dirt, some slippery stream crossings, lots of broken rock on the road, and continuous steep grades. Once you reach the summit, you then descend down the Westside, pass the Neverland Ranch, and have lunch at Panino in Los Olivos. Then you can take Ballard Canyon or flatter roads back to Solvang.

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Print your own cue sheet if needed. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there may not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition makes good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Bring extra water and food on this ride!

Leader: Brian Aldrich
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Leader: Janet Noble
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Start Location:
Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn
Pre-registration

Got nothing to prove with big climbs? Already got the t-shirt? Enjoy the great ride from the first day in the other direction. It is still a stunning ride, and puts lunch at a more convenient time, at Panino's, Los Olivos. Finish on Ballard Canyon. Please sign in online. GPS route available on our club schedule.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

Leader: Daniel Fritz
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GPC Route:
Pozo Loop
Start Location:
Santa Margarita Community Park
Pre-registration

Note the later start time since we will be driving to get to the start. Accessed on our travel day between Solvang and Paso Robles, Pozo Loop offers up stunning scenery! There is good parking at the Community Park. Bring two full water bottles, as the water at the Ranger Station still says non potable. We will watch the temperatures, we just did this ride and it was too hot (80 in town, 96 on bike). We generally eat at "The Porch" restaurant in town after the ride.

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there will not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition makes good sense.

Leader: Brian Aldrich
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Leader: Janet Noble
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GPC Route:
Tour de Paso via Adelaida
Start Location:
Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles
Pre-registration

I have reworked this route to be a 42 miler and start with the delightfull rolling flats east of town, get well warmed up, skip the busy highway that we used in the past, then finish on silky smooth Willow creek, Vineyard, then a climb up and over Adelaida Road. This is a great tour of most all of the local roads. which offer a lot of rolling hills, farms, and great scenery. Lunch could be had back in Paso around the Town Square, although on this route that would be a detour. I'd recommend Pappy McGregor's.

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there may not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition makes good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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Start Location:
Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

Route Link

Leader: Brian Aldrich
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Leader: Janet Noble
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GPC Route:
Peachy Canyon Loop
Start Location:
Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles
Pre-registration

Meet at 8:00 AM in front of the pool at the Adelaide Inn, 1215 Ysabel Street, Paso Robles, for an early start with a prompt departure so that if you hurry, you could check out by 11 AM. We will ride a beautiful loop around the wine country of Paso Robles. I am leading the shorter version, bu if you have time, you can extend the standard loop with an additional loop out to Cypress Mountain for a 40 mile ride. If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you should 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. Bomb cyclones or atmospheric rivers may cancel.

Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Join our 1st-Saturday cafe ride over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for croissant and hot cocoa at Marin Country Mart. New riders and beginners are welcome! This is a NO-DROP ride with plenty of stops. Most of the route is on dedicated bike path. Watch out for train tracks in Richmond. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355

Leader: Abigail Cotton
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Leader: John Alexander
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GPC Route:
Three Small Walls
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration

From El Cerrito Del Norte BART ride to Pinole, Crockett, then the "walls" McEwen, Pig Farm, and Hillcrest. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is highly encouraged. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark if any questions.

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with the agenda and details of how to join the meeting.

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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Start Location:
Emeryville - Opposite IKEA

We won't call it a hot lap unless you want to time yourself. Short and sweaty ride to ward off winter apathy.

Route Link

GPC Route:
ASSR - LT - Classic Larghetto
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with LT pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This is a NO DROP ride.

GPC Route:
ASSR - T - Classic Adagio
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with T pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

This is a NO DROP ride with a Peets lunch stop at downtown Danville.

GPC Route:
ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

GPC Route:
ASSR - TM (long) - Diablo Junction
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

GPC Route:
ASSR - M - Morgan Territory (finish via Miner Rd)
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride with M pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

Leader: Abigail Cotton
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Leader: John Alexander
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GPC Route:
Morgan Territory from Pleasant Hill BART w/ Round Hill return
Start Location:
Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration

Canal Trail, Turtle Creek Park to Clayton. Morgan Territory, Return via Blackhawk and Round Hill. This route isn't part of the century, but Morgan Territory is an excellent training climb. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Leader: John Alexander
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GPC Route:
New Century South Loop
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

The ride will cover the new (since 2023) century South loop - new because Redwood Road is not open. Route goes from Orinda to South Pinehurst, up to Skyline and South to Grass Valley. After the Grass Valley descent, we ride north parallel to 580, eventually getting to the foot of Joaquin Miller. From there the familiar BBR route will take us up back to Redwood Road and back over South Pinehurst and then back to Orinda. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

Leader: Abigail Cotton
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Leader: John Alexander
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Leader: Stephanie Clarke
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GPC Route:
Century North Loop
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

The north loop of the century, from Orinda BART and using the Bay Trail through Pinole and Rodeo. Members and nonmembers can all pre-register using the link above to save us time at the start. For more details see our Century Prep Series webpage.

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.