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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 JAN 22, 2021 Today
FRI JAN 1 - SUN JAN 31 Varies * January GPC Ride Challenges - A Few Epic Climbs Series
Leader: Thomas Fraser     (954) 290-3903
Leader: Thomas Dunscombe     (510) 385-5859
Leader: Patrick Gordis     (510) 524-4318
Meet at 8:00 am
Mandatory pre-registration

A Few Epic Climbs Series: Complete riding 3 of the 4 rides

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.

East Bay: Palomares (via Niles Canyon Rd) from Fremont BART

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34925169

Marin: Hawk Hill from Pt. Richmond

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34925220

Peninsula: Old La Honda (OLH) + bonus Tunitas from Woodside

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34925273

SF Area: San Bruno Mountain + Scenic Tour of West SF to GG Bridge Plaza overlook

- Start from S. San Francisco BART

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34925393

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).

SAT JAN 23 3!/TM/47 * Hawk Hill from Point Richmond
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start   Rain Date: Sun Jan 24
GPC Route: Hawk Hill from Point Richmond
Start Location: Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline
Mandatory pre-registration

Inspired by our Few Epic Climbs Series*, we're riding up Hawk Hill for an epic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Thanks to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, we'll do it without having to pay the bridge toll. 😄 Stop in Sausalito for restrooms and water (Mile 31) before continuing via Camino Alto.

Average moving speed will likely be solidly 12-14 mph. We'll have many regroups to stick together. 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).

*If you have not yet registered for the challenge, do it today!

SUN JAN 24 3!/TM/47 * Hawk Hill from Point Richmond [Rain Date]
See the listing for Sat Jan 23. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SUN JAN 24 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 JAN 25 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 26 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
Mandatory pre-registration

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 27 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 28 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 JAN 28 Speaker Event * Bright Ideas For Bicycle Safety: A Guide to Night Riding
Leader: Michael Koved     (510) 508-4193
Meet at 7:00 pm

Speaker Series: Bright Ideas For Bicycle Safety: A Guide to Night Riding

Whether you are new to the sport or have thousands of hours of saddle time, all cyclists want to ride safely and reduce the risk of injury. The questions are what are best practices and how can I learn?

Our members voted to kick off the Safety Series with a webinar to share best practices about Riding After Dark. Biking after dark can be fun, but is important to plan ahead and make sure you always have the right equipment and techniques to be visible every time you get on your bike. Bike East Bay’s award winning education program is being extended to GPC on Thursday, January 28 at 7pm.

Zoom app 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

The event is free. Bring a friend or two. Questions or comments? Email SpeakerSeries@grizz.org.

SUN JAN 31 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 FEB 1 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 FEB 1 Speaker Event World Class Scenery in our Backyard
Leader: Michael Koved     (510) 508-4193
Meet at 7:00 pm

World Class Scenery in our Backyard

WIth Covid-19 what are your summer tour plans? How about a mini tour in our proverbial backyard? Join the GPC Speaker Series on Monday February 1 at 7pm.

Worldly tourer Michael Kahn often augments his 4-6 week tours with 3-4 day jaunts to Big Sur. How does he do it? Join Michael as he describes the various ways one can tackle an epic ride with minimal planning.

Join the peloton via online or phone:

Zoom app: Meeting link

Phone: +1 669 900 6833: Press *6 to toggle mute/unmute. Press *9 to raise your hand.

Meeting ID: 629 9370 4814; passcode: 390004

TUE FEB 2 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 FEB 3 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 FEB 4 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 FEB 7 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 FEB 8 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 FEB 9 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 FEB 10 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 FEB 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 details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

THU FEB 11 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 FEB 14 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 FEB 15 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 FEB 16 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 FEB 17 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 FEB 18 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 FEB 18 Speaker Event Jen Orr UltraCyclist & Record Holder
Leader: Michael Koved     (510) 508-4193
Leader: Thomas Fraser     (954) 290-3903
Meet at 7:00 pm

Join Jen Orr to hear about her UltraCycling sport where she has won the 24 hour World Time Trial Championships, The Race Across the West and holds records in the World UltraCycling Association female solo 200 mile category.

Curious? Want to learn more? Join the GPC Speaker Series.

Our featured speaker Jen Orr will share her story in the UltraCycling sport and her qualification for the solo Race Across America (RAAM) the World’s Toughest Bicycle Race.

Join the peloton via online or phone:

Zoom app: Meeting link

Phone: +1 669 900 6833: Press *6 to toggle mute/unmute. Press *9 to raise your hand.

Meeting ID: 629 9370 4814; passcode: 390004

The event is free. Bring a friend or two. Questions or comments? Email: SpeakerSeries@grizz.org.

SUN FEB 21 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 FEB 22 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 FEB 23 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 FEB 24 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 FEB 25 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 FEB 28 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 MAR 1 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 MAR 2 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 MAR 3 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 MAR 4 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