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Alex's Second Saturday Ride

Our Second Saturday all-club ride happens monthly, except in May. For details see the ASSR page.  All the road closures that affected our routes as a result of the 2017 storms have been reopened. 

New to group rides? Try our Novice Series

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

Shorter Easier Rides

If you are looking for something shorter and gentler, try these two rides which repeat each month: the First Sunday ride is 28 miles total and nearly flat. The 3rd Saturday ride, also 28 miles, has some hills. Both rides have at least two leaders, one at the front, and a sweep riding at the back, so no one gets lost. Come join us on these friendly and supportive group rides.

 Ride Schedule for August 2019
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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.

THU AUG 1 3/TM/65 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Two Rock Valley Presbyterian Church

Meet in the parking lot of the Two Rock Valley Presbyterian Church, west of Petaluma. We'll ride through Valley Ford, Freestone, Occidental and Monte Rio. Lunch in Duncans Mills. Then on to Jenner and up to the Russian River overlook. Return down Highway 1 to Valley Ford. A bit flatter than our usual rides.

THU AUG 1 4/MB,M/31 Thursday 3 Bears (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Let's practice our drafting and climbing skills on this fun ride around the 3 Bears.  We'll head out along Wildcat past Inspiration Point to San Pablo Dam Rd.  The ride will continue with a clockwise loop around the 3 Bears and then back up Wildcat to return to Spruce and Grizzly.  The front of the group may average 16-18mph around the 3 Bears loop, 62 - 70 minute loop time (from approximately mile 6 to 24.7 at the route below).  If you'd like to contact the ride leader, please email.    See below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

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

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon and back to NB BART.

SAT AUG 3 1/L/20 Bike and Bird the San Leandro Shoreline
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469
Meet at 9:10 am
Start Location: San Leandro BART

Meet outside the pay area on the west side of the BART station. Leaders plan to be on trains scheduled to arrive at 9:10 and 9:16 from SF and El Cerrito, respectively. If you drive to the start, be at the station early enough to be at the station to meet the 9:10 train for sign in. We will ride up to 20 flat miles of paved or packed dirt trails and city streets. Shortcuts are possible. Bring binoculars and wear layers to stay comfortable during multiple stops. Bring snacks, lunch and water; we won't pass places to buy. Bicycle helmets required. We will cycle urban streets from BART stations to the Bay Trail and then proceed to bike and bird the shoreline to view returning shorebirds and the waterbirds that remained for breeding, as well as raptors and passerines. The Bay Trail south of Grant Ave is unpaved. If you are uncomfortable on hard-packed dirt, join us to Grant Ave (where you can retrace to San Leandro BART or escape to Bay Fair BART). We will plan to bird down to Winton Ave, or time permitting, all the way to the Hayward Interpretive Center. This birding ride is co-listed with Golden Gate Audubon Society with Cathy Bleier of GGAS co-leading.  If you have questions, call or email Pat.

SAT AUG 3 5/LTMB/19 Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly)
Leader: William Schultz     (925) 876-4950
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Wildcat & SPDR

First rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. Rain cancels. The ITT is the only GPC ride where you have to be a member of the Club (insurance reasons), but you can join or renew right there at the start for $15/year. Pre-registration is appreciated.

SUN AUG 4 2/LT/28 miles First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Denise Kelly     (510) 499-1736
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

This ride is a leisurely paced (12mph) social ride on flat terrain and is an out and back route.  If you are new to group riding or haven't been on your bike in a while, this may be just the ride you are looking for.  Join us on this ride through Danville and on up Camino Tassajara to Blackhawk Plaza and Draeger's Market for a patio lunch and then return the same way.

SUN AUG 4 1!/LT/20 Novice Ride #1 - Alameda Creek Trail
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: Donna Ko     (510) 610-9859
Leader: Marlene Wong     (415) 632-9905
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #1: Alameda Creek Trail
Start Location: Union City BART

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

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

TUE AUG 6 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew McHugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED AUG 7 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU AUG 8 3/TM/74 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

We will ride from Marinwood to Tomales for lunch via Nicasio, the Cheese Factory, Wilson Hill, and Chileno Valley. Then down the coast to Pt. Reyes Station to complete the loop.

THU AUG 8 4/MB,M/31 Thursday 3 Bears (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Let's practice our drafting and climbing skills on this fun ride around the 3 Bears.  We'll head out along Wildcat past Inspiration Point to San Pablo Dam Rd.  The ride will continue with a clockwise loop around the 3 Bears and then back up Wildcat to return to Spruce and Grizzly.  The front of the group may average 16-18mph around the 3 Bears loop, 62 - 70 minute loop time (from approximately mile 6 to 24.7 at the route below).  If you'd like to contact the ride leader, please email.    See below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU AUG 8 4!/TM/26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon and back to NB BART.

FRI AUG 9 1/TM/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel & lunch @ Little Louie's.  There will be option to bypass the tunnel. This is a no drop ride.

SAT AUG 10 4/LT/23, 4/T/50, 4/TM/34, 4/TM/65, 4/M/77-87 Alex's Second Saturday All-Club Ride (repeats monthly)
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. The pace groups are named after musical tempi: Largo, Adagio, Andante, Allegretto, and Presto. Click on the tempo for the exact route. More information about this ride, excluding route details, is posted on-line at http://www.grizz.org/rides/assr.php. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, or for other questions, contact ASSR Coordinator John Buenfil. Leaders TBA.

SUN AUG 11 4/TM/36 * Tilden Lafayette Moraga Grizzly Peak
Leader: Steve Tracy     (510) 881-6042
Meet at 9:50 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Tilden - Lafayette - Moraga
Start Location: Tilden Park - Island Picnic Area

From Island Picnic Area in Tilden park, ride down Wildcat Canyon, over Papa Bear and Happy Valley, through Lafayette to lunch in Moraga. Return via Pinehurst, Skyline, Grizzly Peak and Wildcat. Leader returns home down Euclid, other riders go solo the last two miles on Wildcat.

SUN AUG 11 1/LT/25 Novice Ride #2 - Alameda and Bay Farm Island
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Leader: Marlene Wong     (415) 632-9905
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #2: Tour de Alameda (including Bay Farm Island)
Start Location: Fruitvale BART

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

TUE AUG 13 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew McHugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED AUG 14 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

WED AUG 14 Regular Club Meeting and Potluck Dinner (repeats monthly)
Meet at 6:30 pm

Join us for a delicious potluck dinner, a program presentation, and the club's monthly business meeting. This month's details are in your Wheel Truth newsletter.

THU AUG 15 3/TM/66 Duros West - Chimney Rock
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Nicasio

The area around Point Reyes lighthouse is still closed for renovation, so we will look for cool weather on the other side of the peninsula at Chimney Rock. Starting in Nicasio we'll ride to San Geronimo and then Sir Francis Drake to Olema and Bear Valley. Pick up lunch in Inverness Park and carry it out to the Historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock.

See the route on RideWithGPS.

THU AUG 15 4/MB,M/31 Thursday 3 Bears (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Let's practice our drafting and climbing skills on this fun ride around the 3 Bears.  We'll head out along Wildcat past Inspiration Point to San Pablo Dam Rd.  The ride will continue with a clockwise loop around the 3 Bears and then back up Wildcat to return to Spruce and Grizzly.  The front of the group may average 16-18mph around the 3 Bears loop, 62 - 70 minute loop time (from approximately mile 6 to 24.7 at the route below).  If you'd like to contact the ride leader, please email.    See below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU AUG 15 4!/TM/26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon and back to NB BART.

THU AUG 15 1/L/0 Tires and Tubes - Novice Hands-On Repair Clinic
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 653-1771
Leader: Melarie Johnson
Meet at 6:30 pm

Location: Jeff’s garage, 15000 Broadway Ter; Oakland

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

SAT AUG 17 3/TM/74 * Elk Burgers
Leader: lisa susan mcphate  
Meet at 8:30 am for a 8:45 am start
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

Start across the street from the Marinwood community center near the corner of Miller creek and Lucas Valley rd.  Ride out Lucas Valley, Nicasio, Olema, Bear Valley, Sir Francis Drake to Pierce point to look for elk.  Return via Pt Reyes Station.  Lunch in Inverness park. 

SAT AUG 17 3/T/28 Third Saturday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Orinda to Bear Claw Cafe
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
UPDATE:

Dean Lobovitz will be co-leading the ride. 510-527-4569.

Ride out to Pinole, along San Pablo Dam Road and Pinole Valley Road.  Our goal is to get some riders who may cringe at riding the hilly 'bears route'; but who would like to do about 30 miles to maybe get back into riding again. Planned destination is the Bear Claw Cafe, a quaint, old-timey family bakery in downtown Pinole, with a visual historical treat in the alcove next to the building. Faster riders are welcome, too...just save me a Bear Claw! Bring a friend. Optional lunch at Orinda Square (Petra's Greek Cafe, Europa Hof-Brau, Nation's burgers, Subway, Peet's and Starbucks). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14580950. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook. Join free.

SUN AUG 18 1/LT/23 Novice Ride #3 - Roundhill Loop
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: Marlene Wong     (415) 632-9905
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #3: Roundhill Loop
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
UPDATE:

BART track construction this weekend between Orinda and Walnut Creek stations; we are anticipating major delays. Allow extra time to get to Pleasant Hill BART and consider driving. We plan to leave at the advertised time. See this link for more info: 

https://www.BART.gov/news/articles/2019/news20190725-1 

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

TUE AUG 20 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew McHugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED AUG 21 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU AUG 22 3!/TM/62 Duros West - Marshall Wall
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

From our Marinwood start, we will ride to Nicasio, then the Cheese Factory, Hicks Valley, and over the Marshall Wall to Hwy 1. Lunch in Pt. Reyes Station before completing the loop.

THU AUG 22 4/MB,M/31 Thursday 3 Bears (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Let's practice our drafting and climbing skills on this fun ride around the 3 Bears.  We'll head out along Wildcat past Inspiration Point to San Pablo Dam Rd.  The ride will continue with a clockwise loop around the 3 Bears and then back up Wildcat to return to Spruce and Grizzly.  The front of the group may average 16-18mph around the 3 Bears loop, 62 - 70 minute loop time (from approximately mile 6 to 24.7 at the route below).  If you'd like to contact the ride leader, please email.    See below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU AUG 22 4!/TM/26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon and back to NB BART.

THU AUG 22 1/L/0 Chains and Grease - Novice Hands-On Repair Clinic
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 653-1771
Leader: Melarie Johnson
Meet at 6:30 pm

Location: Jeff’s garage, 15000 Broadway Ter; Oakland

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

SAT AUG 24 4/T/30 / 34 * Mt Diablo in the Early Hours
Leader: Maria Teresa Garcia De La Noceda     (510) 725-8405
Meet at 7:36 am
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

Let's experience the pleasure of climbing Mt Diablo early in the morning, watching the awakening of the little creatures who live in the Mountain. We will meet at Pleasant Hill BART at 7:36am, or at Heather Farm, at 7:50am (we'll meet at the parking lot, next to the restrooms). We may climb to the Junction, or Juniper ... but whatever the case may be we'll regroup for lunch in Walnut Creek. Bring water, snacks, light clothes for the climb, and warmer clothes for the potential cooler weather on our way back.

Any ??? please call Estella, 510.725.8405

SAT AUG 24 - TUE AUG 27 3/L/44-Aug 24, 28 Aug 25, 53 Aug 26, 15-20 Aug 27 Daly City to Monterey
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Daly City BART
UPDATE:

Tell me by August 14 if you want to go. After that, you can still go, let me know, but you are responsible for hostel reservations.

August 24—3L44+ Daly City BART to Pigeon Point Hostel

August 25—2L30 to Santa Cruz hostel, and hanging around

August 26—2L53 to Monterey hostel

August 27—1L15-20 along 17 Mile Drive, visiting Monterey and return to Bay Area

We'll stay at Pigeon Point, Santa Cruz, and Monterey hostels. Reservations work better earlier rather than later. Let me know of your interest ASAP so I can change reservations. We may tweak departure time according to needs, and BART schedules.

We’ll enjoy the coast (day 3 is inland), and stop for pictures, not set speed records.

The first day is the most difficult. You can cut miles and hills off by taking the bus to Montara hostel, or Half Moon Bay.

SUN AUG 25 3!/TM/83 Not So Rushin River Ride
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Petaluma - Walnut Park

This long-time Grizzly Peak classic ride goes through Valley Ford, Occidental, Rio Nido,  along Bohemian Highway and through Guernville to lunch at the Korbel Champaine Cellars. Return is through Forestville and Bloomfield, with a few hills to liven things up. Please note that the GPS version of the route (which I didn't create) differs slightly from the route that I follow. Cue sheets will be available.

SUN AUG 25 2/LT/22 Novice Ride #4 - Lamorinda
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto     (415) 279-6248
Leader: Kenneth Karda     (510) 530-8389
Leader: Donna Ko     (510) 610-9859
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Novice Ride #4: Lamorinda
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

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

TUE AUG 27 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew McHugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED AUG 28 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU AUG 29 3/TM/60-80 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
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.  If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

THU AUG 29 4/MB,M/31 Thursday 3 Bears (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Let's practice our drafting and climbing skills on this fun ride around the 3 Bears.  We'll head out along Wildcat past Inspiration Point to San Pablo Dam Rd.  The ride will continue with a clockwise loop around the 3 Bears and then back up Wildcat to return to Spruce and Grizzly.  The front of the group may average 16-18mph around the 3 Bears loop, 62 - 70 minute loop time (from approximately mile 6 to 24.7 at the route below).  If you'd like to contact the ride leader, please email.    See below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU AUG 29 4!/TM/26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon and back to NB BART.

THU AUG 29 1/L/0 Darned Shiftless Cyclists! - Novice Hands-On Repair Clinic
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 653-1771
Leader: Melarie Johnson
Meet at 6:30 pm

Location: Jeff’s garage, 15000 Broadway Ter; Oakland

For the first time in 1937, you could ride the Tour De France with a derailleur equipped bicycle.  Today, gear shifting is pretty popular on bicycles (just don’t tell the SF bike messengers!) With 30 or more speeds, shifting can be complex.  We’ll go over how to test your bike for proper shifting, how to adjust it to perfection, and repair tips for when that no longer works. Brakes are powered by the same cable-system, so we’ll discuss maintenance and use of brakes too.
    Secure bike parking available, but I’m way up a hill, and the sun will be down by the time we end.  6 cars can park in the driveway; more parking on Gwin Rd ½ block up Broadway Ter.
We’ll be sitting on comfy chairs in Jeff’s garage, so dress well if cold.

SAT AUG 31 3/TM/60-ish Decide and ride Revival
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 9:45 am
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

 We'll decide where to go depending on weather and who shows up and what shape they're in. 

Possibilities include: Two Bridges, Mt Diablo, Donald Drive, Castro Valley, Palomares (with Bart return - bring Clipper Card or $), and others. 

* Rides shown with an asterisk were added after publication of the Wheel Truth newsletter.

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August 2019 Statistics
WeekdayWeekendTotals
Rides Published in WT 26 12 38
Rides Added after WT * 0 3 3
Totals 26 15 41