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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. 

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 June 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.

SAT JUN 1 5/M/106 * Mount Hamilton loop from Pleasanton, clockwise
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 8:00 am
Start Location: Pleasanton - Neal & Railroad Ave

Meet 08:00 ready to ride.  Ready to ride means your bike is set up, you already went to the restroom, you're clicked in, and you're ready to pay attention and listen to ride announcements :-) The route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30136416 and it is fabulous but very challenging. Refreshment stops at: 1. Junction Cafe.  2. Mt Hamilton Visitor Center.  3. San Jose.  But, bring food or other fuel.  Junction Cafe is fun but slow.  Mt Hamilton summit visitor center has only vending machines. This should not be your first self-supported century.

SAT JUN 1 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.

SAT JUN 1 4/T/51 * Ragle Ranch to Coleman Valley
Leader: Cree T. Cobb     (209) 202-9846
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Ragle Ranch to Coleman Valley
Start Location: Sebastopol - Ragle Ranch Park

On street parking is available on Covert Lane or Ragle Ranch Road.  If you want to park in Ragle Ranch Park there is a $7 fee. This is my first try at leading a ride. I have been on some but not all roads. Goes through Occidental, Monte Rio, Duncan Mills and up Coleman Valley road. Suggested to get snack in Duncan Mills and lunch at Wild Flour bakery in Freestone. Carpooling recommended.

Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30130270

SUN JUN 2 2/T/45 * Hennessey Berryessa loop
Leader: Cree T. Cobb     (209) 202-9846
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
GPC Route: Hennessey - Berryessa Loop
Start Location: St Helena - Lake Hennessey boat launch

Please do not park at the boat launch. There should be parking in spots just off the road. I will be at the boat launch with sign in sheet. We will stop at Spanish Flat store for sandwiches and eat lunch at Oaks Shores Picnic Area along Lake Berryessa. Stop at Pope Valley Store. Route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30133386

SUN JUN 2 2/LT/28 miles * First Sunday Ride
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
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.

TUE JUN 4 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
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 JUN 5 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 JUN 6 3/TM/59 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Piper Park

We will ride the standard bike route to Fairfax, then over White's Hill and through Woodacre to Nicasio Valley Rd and a snack in Pt. Reyes Station. Then Bear Valley to Hwy 1 South with lunch in Stinson Beach. Then more Hwy 1 to the climb through Muir Woods and finally Sequoia down to Mill Valley. The ride is a bit flatter than our usual routes.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27808517

The Lucky Drive / Doherty Drive exit off 101 South is probably the easiest way to get to Piper Park. Or you can come Sir Francis Drake to Bon Air, etc. There are rest rooms and water at the start.

THU JUN 6 4/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.  If you need to contact the ride leader, please email.   20% chance of rain cancels, see below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU JUN 6 4!/TM/23 * Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
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. 

SAT JUN 8 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.

TUE JUN 11 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
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 JUN 12 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 JUN 12 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 JUN 13 3!/TM/61 Duros West - Marshall Wall
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Miller Creek to Marshall
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

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

THU JUN 13 3/T/40 * Marshall Wall Loop t- pace
Leader: Jaz Zaitlin     (510) 393-6602
Meet at 9:45 am
GPC Route: Nicasio to Marshall
Start Location: Nicasio

From Nicasio, ride past the Cheese Factory and over the Marshall Wall. Return via the Bovine Bakery in Pt. Reyes Station. Lunch either at the Marshall Store or Pt. Reyes Station.  We may or may not see some of the Duros West riders en route.  jaz zaitlin, jaz.zaitlin@gmail.com, 510 393-6602.

THU JUN 13 4/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.  If you need to contact the ride leader, please email.   20% chance of rain cancels, see below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU JUN 13 4!/TM/23 * Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
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. 

SAT JUN 15 4/M/124 * King Ridge Loop from Cotati
Leader: Arnim Polster     (415) 271-3440
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:15 am start   Rain Date: Sun Jun 16
Start Location: Cotati - Gravenstein Hwy Park-&-Ride (Westside)

Stops in Cazadero (ca. mile 36) and Stewart's Point (ca. mile 62) for refueling. Possible 3rd stop either in Jenner (mile 89), or Valley Ford (mile 107) depending on need - aka thirst :) 
The Route:
https://www.strava.com/routes/19510528
Please RSVP.

SAT JUN 15 3/T/28 3rd 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

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 JUN 16 4/M/124 * King Ridge Loop from Cotati [Rain Date]
See the listing for Sat Jun 15. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
TUE JUN 18 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
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 JUN 19 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 JUN 20 3/TM/74 Duros West Drake's Beach
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

NOTE - 9:30 meet time! We'll ride through Nicasio and Olema on our way to Drake's beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. Pick up lunch in Inverness Park on the way and take it with us to the beach. Return through Pt. Reyes Station. The ride is about 74 miles.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20785530

We will start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time, you may have to chase. You can probably catch us in Nicasio or Inverness Park.

THU JUN 20 4/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
UPDATE:

The pace of the 3 bears loop may be as quick as an MB pace (completing 3 bears loop in a time of 1:02 to 1:10).  

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.  If you need to contact the ride leader, please email.   20% chance of rain cancels, see below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU JUN 20 4!/TM/23 * Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
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. 

FRI JUN 21 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.

SUN JUN 23 1!/L/26 Contra Costa & Ygnacio Canals Trail Ride
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

Meet by the fountain. A leisurely ride on mostly paved trails through Pleasant Hill, Concord and Walnut Creek. There are a couple of steep little hills on this course but if you have to walk them we’ll wait for you.

TUE JUN 25 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
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 JUN 26 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 JUN 27 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 JUN 27 4/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
UPDATE:

The pace of the 3 bears loop may be as quick as an MB pace (completing 3 bears loop in a time of 1:02 to 1:10)

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.  If you need to contact the ride leader, please email.   20% chance of rain cancels, see below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU JUN 27 4!/TM/23 * Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
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. 

SAT JUN 29 5!/TM/50 King Ridge/Hauser Bridge
Leader: Lenore McDonald     (415) 300-6744
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Duncans Mills

This is a gorgeous and challenging ride featuring 5,000 feet of climbing and finishing with a spectacular descent down Meyer's Grade to Route 1 into Jenner. Important: Bring plenty of liquid and food. One possible water stop just past the half way point may or may not be available and no real food options once we pass Cazadero about 5 miles in. There will be an optional stop at Aquatica Cafe in Jenner (about five miles before the end of the ride) to refuel. Park on B Street in Duncan's Mills. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30059612

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

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June 2019 Statistics
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Rides Published in WT165
Rides Added after WT *55
Total Rides2110