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Grizzly Peak Cyclists club rides during SIP

  • In-person group rides are offered in accordance with our GPC COVID-19 Protocol.
    • Members only - no guests.
    • Pre-registration is mandatory.
    • Not a member? Join now!
  • Online virtual rides (Zwift, Sufferfest, RGT Cycling, Zoom, etc) are permitted for everyone.

* Rides shown with an asterisk were added too late for publication in the Wheel Truth newsletter.

FRI NOV 27, 2020 Today
SUN NOV 1 - MON NOV 30 Varies * GPC Challenge Rides - Bay Area Summit Series
Leader: Thomas Fraser   (954) 290-3903
Meet at 8:00 am
Mandatory pre-registration

Bay Area Summit Series: Complete riding to the summit of 3 of the 4 area summits.

Grizzlies we’ve created a series of fun rides you can complete over a calendar month, at your convenience, with your family or friends pod or on your own. These are non-competitive with the intention to simply achieve the completion of the series in which you choose to participate on your own schedule within a calendar month. The series has something for everyone at every level of cycling. When you complete the series you will be entered into a raffle for any prizes. Please see "How It Works" at the bottom of the descriptions of the rides.

Mt. Diablo:

South Entrance from Athenian School, about 24 miles, Ride rating 3-4

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34447954

North Entrance: from Walnut Creek Bart Station, about 37 miles, Ride rating 4

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34470866

Mt. Tamalpais:

Fairfax loop thru Mill Valley: start at Larkspur Ferry Terminal about 40 miles, Ride rating 4.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34444647

Fairfax, CA via Bolinas Rd: start at El Cerrito del Norte Bart, Pt. Richmond, Larkspur Ferry Terminal or Fairfax, CA from about 35 & up to 78 miles if starting from Bart, Ride rating 4.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34471360

Panoramic Hwy: begin at El Cerrito del Norte Bart, Pt Richmond, Larkspur Ferry Terminal or Mill Valley along route; from about 32 & up to 67 miles if starting from Bart, Ride rating 4

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34471113

Mt. Hamilton:

Berryessa Bart station: start at Berryessa Bart station or Alum Rock Rd near Mt. Hamilton Rd from about 40 miles & up to 50 miles if starting at the Bart station, Ride rating 3.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34471519

Mt. Umunhum:

Berryessa Bart station: start at Berryessa Bart station or along Hicks Rd prior turning up Mt Umunhum Rd about 60 miles from Bart, Ride rating 4-5.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34472188

Berryessa Bart station: start at Berryessa Bart station or along Hicks Rd prior turning up Mt Umunhum Rd about 84 miles from Bart, Ride rating 4-5.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34472038

How Does It Work?

  • Exclusively for GPC members (for insurance and any raffle prizes)
  • Signup & accept the electronic waiver on the GPC Ride webpage
  • Record your ride for insurance* and verification of achievement (use free versions of Ride with GPS or Strava)
  • Share your ride (via email ChallengeRides@grizz.org & share on the GPC Strava Club page)
    • If not a member of the GPC Strava Club please request to join on the GPC Strava Club page
  • Upon achievement of the minimum rides in a challenge series your entry will be included into a raffle for any prizes

* Please note your club can provide the same medical coverage for the ride routes in the series as if you were on a standard club group ride. Recording of the ride assures verification of riding the mapped route. When riding off the predetermined route coverage is not included just like a club ride (e.g., like riding from home to the meeting location).

SUN NOV 1 - MON NOV 30 3/0/29 * GPC Challenge Ride - Parks & Recreation
Leader: Thomas Fraser   (954) 290-3903
Meet at 8:00 am
Mandatory pre-registration

GPC Challenge Ride: Parks & Recreation Single Ride with three clues to solve (see details below)

Grizzlies we’ve created a series of fun rides you can complete over a calendar month, at your convenience, with your family or friends pod or on your own. These are non-competitive with the intention to simply achieve the completion of the series in which you choose to participate on your own schedule within a calendar month. The series has something for everyone at every level of cycling. When you complete the series you will be entered into a raffle for any prizes. Please see "How It Works" at the bottom of the descriptions of the rides.

GPC Parks & Recreation challenge is a scenic but hilly ride with three clues to solve along the 29 mile route. You have to sign up to make it official but take the rest of November to complete it alone or with a few close friends. This ride is routed to and from the Rockridge BART station but feel free to start and end wherever you like, as long as all three clues are solved. The three clues are embedded in the Ride-with-GPS map but they are also listed on a google document at the link below if you’d prefer to print out and take them with you.

Be sure to join the GPC Strava club, and record the ride on your phone or bike computer. After you complete the ride and post it to Strava, rename it to “GPC Parks & Rec Challenge” and attach your selfies. Those that sign up, complete the route and solve the clues, as proven by the posted Strava ride with selfies, will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a newly designed club buff. The raffle winner will be announced sometime in December.

Link to the Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34353573

Clue #1 - Welcome to where Tunnel Road Meets Skyline Drive. Long before Hwy 24 was built I was the pathway through the hills as memorialized on this plaque. Look for an island on the left with a beautiful Oak tree. I’ll be sitting just below. Take a selfie with me.

Clue #2 – Welcome to Roberts Park. Look for the entrance at “10570” Skyline Drive. You’re not going for a swim but nearby you’ll find a “rocky” chair, fill up your water bottle before taking a selfie with the plaque commemorating "Tommy" Roberts.

Clue #3 – Dr. Gibbons welcomes you to Redwood Regional Park. You can find me world wide but long ago was native to just this area. Find the plaque paying homage to me “Salmo Iridia” near the fishway parking lot. Take a selfie with me.

How Does It Work?

  • Exclusively for GPC members (for insurance and any raffle prizes)
  • Signup & accept the electronic waiver on the GPC Ride webpage
  • Record your ride for insurance* and verification of achievement (use free versions of Ride with GPS or Strava)
  • Share your ride (via email ChallengeRides@grizz.org & share on the GPC Strava Club page)
    • If not a member of the GPC Strava Club please request to join on the GPC Strava Club page
  • Upon achievement of the ride and solving any clues in a challenge your entry will be included into a raffle for any prizes

* Please note your club can provide the same medical coverage for the ride routes in the series as if you were on a standard club group ride. Recording of the ride assures verification of riding the mapped route. When riding off the predetermined route coverage is not included just like a club ride (e.g., like riding from home to the meeting location).

FRI NOV 27 5/TM/57 * Mountain Charlie
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (415) 935-3113
Meet at 9:20 am for a 9:30 am start
GPC Route: Mountain Charlie
Start Location: Lexington Reservoir
Mandatory pre-registration

We're taking advantage of the long weekend with a change of scenery. Come ride the Santa Cruz Mountains! Starting from Lexington Reservoir, down the classic Soquel San Jose Road, jaunt to Camp Evans, and then end with a climb up Mountain Charlie back to the reservoir. Lunch is at Erik's Deli (Mile 39).

We'll have many regroups to keep everyone together, but please note the pace; we need to keep moving to end before sunset. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced! Don't forget your buff or mask. If you need to contact the leader on the day of the ride, please call or text (not email).

This route is a copy of Western Wheelers' Mountain Charlie D route, from their Long Distance Training series.

SUN NOV 29 0/TM/0 * Zwift Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 12:45 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the Watopia Waistband route, which is mostly flat. For the best ride experience, please stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon.

Sign up on the Zwift Companion app.

MON NOV 30 0/TM/0 Zwift Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

TUE DEC 1 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). Cyclists of different paces are very welcome to join. South Park is closed to car traffic, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels ride. Please contact ride leaders if there's unfavorable weather.

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

Ride will follow GPC Covid-19 protocol, including mandatory pre-registration for members. Please wear face coverings at the start/end and during all regroups.

WED DEC 2 2/M/21 Zwift Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU DEC 3 0/M/0 Zwift Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SAT DEC 5 1/L/10 * Bike and Bird The Bay Trail
Leader: Jeffrey D. Black     (510) 526-7068
Meet at 10:00 am
Start Location: Berkeley - Pedestrian Bridge on Addison/Bolivar Dr
Mandatory pre-registration

Bring binoculars, water, snack; wear warm clothes. We shall head north on the Bay Trail to Richmond stopping along the way to view wintering ducks and shorebirds. Rain cancels. Limited to 10 cyclists.

SUN DEC 6 0/TM/0 Zwift Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 12:45 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the Watopia Waistband route, which is mostly flat. For the best ride experience, please stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon.

Sign up on the Zwift Companion app.

MON DEC 7 0/TM/0 Zwift Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

MON DEC 7 Speaker Series Bike East Bay Speaker Presentation
Leader: Robert Vogel     (925) 788-4116
Meet at 7:00 pm

Do you want to help make East Bay cycling safe, fun and accessible? Find out how when Bike East Bay presents opportunities to improve our cycling experience by influencing quick build projects, reimagining public safety by removing police from traffic enforcement and the vision zero planning projects currently ramping up in Contra Costa County.

Our featured speaker is Dave Campbell, Advocacy Director at Bike East Bay. With COVID-19 affecting all aspects of our lives, including transportation planning, and widespread movement to address systemic racism in America, much has changed with advocacy work around active transportation.

To make the session most responsive to your interests, please send Robert Vogel specific questions and/or interests you would like to see addressed in Dave's presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.

Here is the Zoom and dial-in information:

Zoom app: Meeting link

Phone +1 669 900 6833: Press *6 to toggle mute/unmute. Press *9 to raise your hand.
Meeting ID: 667 2907 4067; passcode: 551451

TUE DEC 8 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). Cyclists of different paces are very welcome to join. South Park is closed to car traffic, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels ride. Please contact ride leaders if there's unfavorable weather.

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

Ride will follow GPC Covid-19 protocol, including mandatory pre-registration for members. Please wear face coverings at the start/end and during all regroups.

WED DEC 9 2/M/21 Zwift Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

WED DEC 9 Holiday Party * Virtual Club Meeting
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

We can’t take the party to Z Cafe like last year, so we’re taking the party to your homes! The GPC holiday party is going virtual. Join us for merriment, games, and prizes. End 2020 on a high note with your fellow Grizzlies. We’ll meet over Zoom; you’re welcome to join by phone, but you’ll have more fun with video. Dress up in festive clothing and BYOB! ;)

See your Wheel Truth newsletter for videoconference details and a dial-in (audio-only) alternative.

THU DEC 10 0/M/0 Zwift Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN DEC 13 0/TM/0 Zwift Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 12:45 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the Watopia Waistband route, which is mostly flat. For the best ride experience, please stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon.

Sign up on the Zwift Companion app.

MON DEC 14 0/TM/0 Zwift Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

TUE DEC 15 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). Cyclists of different paces are very welcome to join. South Park is closed to car traffic, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels ride. Please contact ride leaders if there's unfavorable weather.

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

Ride will follow GPC Covid-19 protocol, including mandatory pre-registration for members. Please wear face coverings at the start/end and during all regroups.

WED DEC 16 2/M/21 Zwift Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU DEC 17 0/M/0 Zwift Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

THU DEC 17 Speaker Series Biomechanics and Bike Fit
Leader: Michael Koved     (510) 428-0763
Meet at 7:00 pm

BioMechanics and Bike Fit

Club member Dara Richman (DaraSports PT) and Tempo Endurance Coaching 's John Cheetham will share insights on bike set up, bike fit and biomechanics. Thursday December 17th at 7p. The event is free and open to the public. Questions? Email us at SpeakerSeries@grizz.org

  • Zoom app: Meeting link
  • Phone +1 669 900 6833: Press *6 to toggle mute/unmute. Press *9 to raise your hand.
    • Meeting ID: 667 2907 4067; passcode: 551451
SUN DEC 20 0/TM/0 Zwift Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 12:45 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the Watopia Waistband route, which is mostly flat. For the best ride experience, please stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon.

Sign up on the Zwift Companion app.

MON DEC 21 0/TM/0 Zwift Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

TUE DEC 22 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). Cyclists of different paces are very welcome to join. South Park is closed to car traffic, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels ride. Please contact ride leaders if there's unfavorable weather.

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

Ride will follow GPC Covid-19 protocol, including mandatory pre-registration for members. Please wear face coverings at the start/end and during all regroups.

WED DEC 23 2/M/21 Zwift Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU DEC 24 0/M/0 Zwift Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN DEC 27 0/TM/0 Zwift Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 12:45 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the Watopia Waistband route, which is mostly flat. For the best ride experience, please stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon.

Sign up on the Zwift Companion app.

MON DEC 28 0/TM/0 Zwift Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

TUE DEC 29 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). Cyclists of different paces are very welcome to join. South Park is closed to car traffic, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels ride. Please contact ride leaders if there's unfavorable weather.

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

Ride will follow GPC Covid-19 protocol, including mandatory pre-registration for members. Please wear face coverings at the start/end and during all regroups.

WED DEC 30 2/M/21 Zwift Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU DEC 31 0/M/0 Zwift Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN JAN 3 0/TM/0 Zwift Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 12:45 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the Watopia Waistband route, which is mostly flat. For the best ride experience, please stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon.

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MON JAN 4 0/TM/0 Zwift Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

TUE JAN 5 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker     (510) 484-1060
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). Cyclists of different paces are very welcome to join. South Park is closed to car traffic, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels ride. Please contact ride leaders if there's unfavorable weather.

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

Ride will follow GPC Covid-19 protocol, including mandatory pre-registration for members. Please wear face coverings at the start/end and during all regroups.

WED JAN 6 2/M/21 Zwift Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU JAN 7 0/M/0 Zwift Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170