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SAT JUN 1 2/LT/34 Croissant and Hot Cocoa: Rustic Bakery 
Leader: Siu Mak     (510) 229-0090    text
Leader: Kit Wong     (917) 660-0229
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join our 1st-Saturday cafe ride over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for croissant and hot cocoa at Marin Country Mart. New riders and beginners are welcome! This is a NO-DROP ride with plenty of stops.

Most of the route is on dedicated bike path. Watch out for train tracks in Richmond. We are also riding over the new Gilman bike and pedestrian bridge!

Updated route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355

SAT JUN 1 5!/TM/62 Diablo-Diablo 
Leader: Robert Ballard     (510) 461-3052    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration

Are we going nowhere? Not exactly. The plan is to ascend Diablo NG to peak, descend SG, runout to a spot for refreshments, then ascend SG to peak, and finally descend NG back to the start - Pleasant Hill BART.

1st of 3 Death Ride prep or just climb day. With so much climbing, which is hard to pace, I don't think this ride suits full regroup/no drop. Instead, I think the right approach is a buddy-up, small group, or even solo effort as riders find others with similar pace. This ride also suits modifiers like the junction versus peak, skip the SG, etc.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46058707

SAT JUN 1 2!/T/28 Orinda BART to Bear Claw Bakery in Pinole 
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 804-1855    text
Leader: Geoffrey Shannon     (925) 348-5067    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14580950

SUN JUN 2 3/T/58 Petaluma-Tomales Loop +/- Goats 
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Petaluma - Walnut Park
Pre-registration

Join me on this loop that starts off from Walnut Park in Petaluma and takes us to Tomales via Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road. Note on the route that we don't stop at Pt. Reyes Station per usual. There will be a brief rest stop at Marin French (ca. mile 8) and a slightly longer bathroom and snack stop at the area across (kinda) the Marshall post office (ca. mile 27). The big treat, should you choose to partake, is a visit to Toluma Farms, which has goats and sheep. Their tours run from 1-3pm every first Sunday with a sliding scale admission of $5-40, which includes a cheese tasting. Let's meet at 9:00 at Walnut Park (bathrooms avail.) in Petaluma and roll soon thereafter (no later than 9:15).

MON JUN 3 2/LT/20.1 Monday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Quan Huynh     (571) 251-4633
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

The spring edition of this ride has 2 start locations at different times. Start 1 meets at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley at 5:30 pm. Start 2 meets on the Bay Trail, directly across from Ikea at 5:55 pm. This is a social ride around Treasure Island and back, with fantastic views and one challenging hill.

Ikea Start Location

Ride with GPS Route

TUE JUN 4 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

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

TUE JUN 4 5/B/25 Tuesday 'Brisk' Group (repeats weekly (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Eli Alexander-Tanner     (510) 593-9843    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

The GPC Tuesday Brisk Ride is a fast paced group ride where we focus on safety, pack skills and high intensity hill climb efforts. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Chris if you have any questions.

TUE JUN 4 5/TM/24 Tuesday Evening TM (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Forecasted to be hot today, we may stop at Sibley for water.

Join us for a friendly TM paced paved ride. This is an out and back to Chabot Space and Science Center. We'll head out along Grizzly Peak Blvd. Then, take Skyline to the Science Center driveway. Brief regroups are tentatively at the top of South Park, Sibley Staging area and Chabot Science Center (same regroups on the way back). Please carry enough food and water for the entire ride. Preregistration is encouraged. No flashing lights please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-bikes okay. Come earlier if you'd like to mingle with the M and B riders.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45778398

WED JUN 5 4/T/24 Wed Ride - Marin Headlands 
Leader: Chris Witt     (415) 200-8193    text
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469    text
Leader: Debbie Miskell     (415) 488-7300    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Mill Valley - Public Safety Buildings
Pre-registration

This short ride is selected to beat the heat! But Conzelman Road, the heart of the ride, is one of the most beautiful in the Bay Area. We'll ride from Mill Valley through Sausalito, then enter Fort Baker where we'll start our climb up to Hawk Hill. After the exciting descent on Conzelman, we will head out toward Pt. Bonita, and then cross the valley and climb to Battery Townsley. A short descent takes us to Rodeo Beach where we will stop for regroup/lunch/snack (bring your own). On the way back, Driver's Market in Sausalito (on the cue sheet) has water buffalo soft serve ice cream, and a complete deli.

Chris and Pat will be riding from San Francisco to the ride start. If anyone wants to join us (braving the bridge east sidewalk with post memorial day bikes and peds) let us know.

Here's the RideWithGPS route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46964296

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

WED JUN 5 4!/T/18 Wednesday BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (415) 212-8451    text
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737    text
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration

We will be resuming with the classic route starting this month. Adjustments to the route may still need to be made in accordance with weather damage to trails, but as of May 1st everything was passable with a little walking. There may still be some mud in a few places but it was mostly dry on the 1st. At least 35mm tires recommended, bring lights for the ride back to BART.

THU JUN 6 4/TM,M/59 Duros West - Loop around Mt Tam 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Piper Park
Pre-registration

From Piper Park (water and rest rooms), we ride the bike route to Fairfax. Then over White Hill to Woodacre, Nicasio, and Pt Reyes Station (mile 25) for snacks. Then south to Stinson Beach for lunch (mile 42). Continue south on Hwy 1 to the climb through Muir Woods and the descent into Mill Valley. Final climb over Camino Alto and return to Piper Park via the bike path.

See the route on RideWithGPS. We may take the more complicated, but nicer bike route at the beginning to avoid San Anselmo.

This ride often has a faster group (more like M pace) and a regular TM group. The groups come back together at frequent regroups and lunch.

THU JUN 6 4/TM/26.5 Thursday evening, N. Berkeley to Chabot (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Leader: Abigail Cotton     (949) 929-3714    text
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for this friendly Thursday evening TM ride. We’ll meet at North Berkeley BART (by the main BART entrance) at 5:20 pm, and we’ll be ready to roll at 5:30 pm sharp. We'll go up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer, we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Bring lights and a jacket for the return trip. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471.

THU JUN 6 4!/T/22 Thursday Chill T-Pace Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Richard Zapien     (415) 260-2334    text
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join us for a chill T-pace version of the traditional Thursday evening road ride! We'll go up Spruce to Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then turn right to head down Shepherd's Canyon and ride back through Montclair and via the Lake Temescal bike path. For those unfamiliar with the route, the first 7 miles are climbing and then the rest of the ride is mostly flat or downhill. Lights and a light jacket/windbreaker are strongly recommended, especially since the ride finishes around sunset.

The route does include a steep (13%) 2-block stretch (Roanoke Rd.) toward the end, but riders can avoid it if needed.

RWGPS route here.

We will have multiple regroups and will stick to a T pace (10-12 mph). This ride is a no-drop ride and we welcome folks new to the club!

*Note that leaders rotate weekly, and we will try to always have two leaders at each ride.

THU JUN 6 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

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

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

SAT JUN 8 4/LT/23 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - LT pace 
Leader: Liz Kroboth     (703) 338-4897    text
Leader: Rahman Batin     (510) 502-3151    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - LT - Classic Larghetto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Liz will be the only ride leader.

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

SAT JUN 8 3/T/50 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - T pace 
Leader: Richard Zapien     (415) 260-2334    text
Leader: Geoffrey Fowler     (510) 593-4515    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - T - Classic Adagio
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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

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

SAT JUN 8 4/TM/34 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM pace (short) 
Leader: Abby Dawkins     (510) 816-3477
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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

SAT JUN 8 4/TM/63 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM pace (long) 
Leader: Thomas Dunscombe     (510) 385-5859    text
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (long) - Diablo Junction
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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

SAT JUN 8 4/M/74 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - M pace 
Leader: Steven Payne     (510) 995-6327    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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

This M ride will include a summit of Mt Diablo via the Northgate. We will do a refueling stop at the Safeway at the corner of Treat and Bancroft in Walnut Creek with a lunch stop at Draegers in Blackhawk. Since Redwood Road is still closed, we will take Danville Blvd north to Lafayette and the St. Stephens Trail back to Orinda. While we expect to be finished before sunset, it is recommended that you bring lights in order to be prepared for any contingencies.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44927897

SUN JUN 9 3/TM/38 Bear Valley to Drakes Beach -- A Fan Favorite! 
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Bear Valley to Drakes Beach
Start Location: Point Reyes Bear Valley Visitor Center
Pre-registration

This is a staple -- and fan favorite -- of the Wednesday ride group. Start at Pt Reyes Visitor Center (parking, bathrooms), ride out via Bear Valley Road and Sir Francis Drake and return via Pt Reyes Station. Optional out and back to enjoy views from North Beach on the return. Stop at Inverness for snacks or sandwiches, but it's better to just bring your own (the sandwich shop in Inverness Park is slow). Lunch down at the picnic tables at Drake's Beach (bathrooms and water available, as well as a small snack shop), where we may see elephant seals. Optional late-ride stop in Pt Reyes Station for drinks or soft serve ice cream depending on group wishes. Weather forecast for Sunday shows clear skies and moderate temperatures at the coast, so come out to beat the in-land heat. TM pace accommodates a wide range -- contact the leader if you'd like to help out as a sweep or lead a T-paced group -- but this is not a "no drop" ride. We'll keep track of each other, but please be prepared to navigate the route, and for at least 2 significant hills and lots of long lumps in between -- the climb back up from Drake's Beach is a "groaner," but the roll back to Pt Reyes Station flies by quickly. Let's ride.

MON JUN 10 2/LT/20.1 Monday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Quan Huynh     (571) 251-4633
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

The spring edition of this ride has 2 start locations at different times. Start 1 meets at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley at 5:30 pm. Start 2 meets on the Bay Trail, directly across from Ikea at 5:55 pm. This is a social ride around Treasure Island and back, with fantastic views and one challenging hill.

Ikea Start Location

Ride with GPS Route

TUE JUN 11 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

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

TUE JUN 11 5/B/25 Tuesday 'Brisk' Group (repeats weekly (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Eli Alexander-Tanner     (510) 593-9843    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

The GPC Tuesday Brisk Ride is a fast paced group ride where we focus on safety, pack skills and high intensity hill climb efforts. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Chris if you have any questions.

TUE JUN 11 5/TM/24 Tuesday Evening TM (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

Join us for a friendly TM paced paved ride. This is an out and back to Chabot Space and Science Center. We'll head out along Grizzly Peak Blvd. Then, take Skyline to the Science Center driveway. Brief regroups are tentatively at the top of South Park, Sibley Staging area and Chabot Science Center (same regroups on the way back). Please carry enough food and water for the entire ride. Preregistration is encouraged. No flashing lights please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-bikes okay. Come earlier if you'd like to mingle with the M and B riders.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45778398

WED JUN 12 3/T/47 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions - June Birthday Ride: 
Leader: Debbie Miskell     (415) 488-7300    text
Leader: Margie Kirk     (510) 910-3249    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Occidental Loop
Start Location: Valley Ford, School Rd.
Pre-registration

Help celebrate our June birthdays- Debbie, Margie, Sally, Jim, Tom W, Jackie, Pat R, David, Lucy (in absentia) ) with our annual ride from Valley Ford through Occidental to Duncan Mills for lunch and birthday treats with a return along Hwy 1. The basic ride is about 40 miles. . On return along Hwy 1, there is an optional steep climb up Bay Hill Rd. There will also be optional out and back to Jenner for seal overlook. Option also for shortcut to lunch via Moscow Road. There is usually an option to do a loop on Austin Creek from River Road but I have had mixed message on whether the road is closed. Riders wanting a longer ride can check it out.

Bring lunch or buy lunch in Duncans Mills. There are pizza and sweets at the Gold Coast Coffee and Bakery where we have lunch or you can buy a sandwich across the road at the general store.

Bring layers for the ride along the coast.

Questions - email or call Debbie.

WED JUN 12 4!/T/18 Wednesday BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (415) 212-8451    text
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737    text
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration

We with be continuing with the classic route the mud dry in all but a few spots, but there are still some damaged trail sections to watch out for which may require walking. 35mm tires or wider are recommended. Days are getting longer, but bring lights for the ride back to BART.

WED JUN 12 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly) 
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

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

THU JUN 13 3/TM,M/78 Duros West - Tomales the long way 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Miller Creek to Tomales (long version)
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration

From Marinwood to Tomales via Nicasio and Chileno Valley, return via Hwy 1. This longer version of the ride comes into Tomales from the back side using Alexander, Fallon Two Rock, and Middle Roads.

There are some shorter options. You can start your ride in Nicasio to save 20 miles for the day. We should pass through there around 10:15. Also, you can skip the turn onto Alexander and ride straight into Tomales for the lunch stop. That saves about 4 miles. Please review the map ahead of time and be prepared to navigate this change on your own if you think you might want to do it.

There is sometimes a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. We'll 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 at our regroup in Nicasio.

THU JUN 13 4/TM/26.5 Thursday evening, N. Berkeley to Chabot (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Leader: Abigail Cotton     (949) 929-3714    text
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for this friendly Thursday evening TM ride. We’ll meet at North Berkeley BART (by the main BART entrance) at 5:20 pm, and we’ll be ready to roll at 5:30 pm sharp. We'll go up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer, we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Bring lights and a jacket for the return trip. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471.

THU JUN 13 4!/T/22 Thursday Chill T-Pace Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737    text
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join us for a chill T-pace version of the traditional Thursday evening road ride! We'll go up Spruce to Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then turn right to head down Shepherd's Canyon and ride back through Montclair and via the Lake Temescal bike path. For those unfamiliar with the route, the first 7 miles are climbing and then the rest of the ride is mostly flat or downhill. Lights and a light jacket/windbreaker are strongly recommended, especially since the ride finishes around sunset.

The route does include a steep (13%) 2-block stretch (Roanoke Rd.) toward the end, but riders can avoid it if needed.

RWGPS route here.

We will have multiple regroups and will stick to a T pace (10-12 mph average over the course of the ride). This ride is a no-drop ride and we welcome folks new to the club!

*Note that leaders rotate weekly, and we will try to always have two leaders at each ride.

THU JUN 13 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

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

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

FRI JUN 14 1/T/34 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond 
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Leader: Geoffrey Shannon     (925) 348-5067    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, bypass the Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to ride thru the tunnel.

SAT JUN 15 4/TM/65 - 93 - 114 Cotati to Stewart's Point Loop 
Leader: Arnim Polster     (415) 271-3440    text
Meet at 7:45 am for a 8:00 am start
Mandatory pre-registration

Meet at 7:45 am, depart 8:00am

93-mile route: meet 8:45am, roll at 8:55am
65-mile route: meet 9:55am, roll at 10:10am

For 114-mile route, start/end at my home near Cotati: 5523 Henning Road (short distance from Hwy 116, plenty of parking), meet @7:45 roll @8:00am. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47070582

For 93-mile version, start/end in Freestone. We'll be regrouping in Freestone ca. 8:45am, roll at 8:55am. If you are starting from Freestone, please be ready to ride at 8:55am.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47070498

For 65-mile version, start/end in Duncans Mills, We'll regroup in Duncans Mills ca. 9:55am, roll at 10:10am.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47070599

For those riding either of the longer options, refreshments at Duncans Mills. We'll be there at least as long as it takes me to eat a pint of ice cream (typically 12 - 15 minutes). For all options, lunch stop at Twofish Bakery in Stewart's Point.; there are decent food options at this store, which will be our longest stop (ca 30 minutes). Bathrooms: Freestone, Duncans Mills, Cazadero, Stewart's Point, Fort Ross, Jenner, Valley Ford

114 mile route: We should certainly be able to finish by sunset but you may want to bring a headlight just in case of extended/multiple mechanicals.

Please pre-register, and let me know where you'll be starting from, so I'll know to look for you at the starting points for the 2 shorter options.

SAT JUN 15 5!/TM/85 Hamilton-Hamilton 
Leader: Robert Ballard     (510) 461-3052    text
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Berryessa BART
Pre-registration

Are we going to the play? Not today. This ride will ascend Hamilton from west, descend into the wilds of the east side, then turn around and ascend Hamilton from the east. Finally drop Hamilton back to start. Turnaround at Junction Cafe - known for unreliable hours, so reccommend to pack eats. 2 large bottles, suggest to fill up at Mt. Hamilton peak in case none available at Junction. Be conservative, turnaround spot is desolate and remote.

2nd of 3 Death Ride prep or just climb day. With so much climbing, which is hard to pace, I don't think this ride suits full regroup/no drop. Instead, I think the right approach is a buddy-up, small group, or even solo effort as riders find others with similar pace. This ride also suits modifiers like summit and return to start.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46060299

SAT JUN 15 5/0/19 Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly) 
Leader: Marie Noel Appel     (415) 254-4469
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Bears Loop
Start Location: Orinda - San Pablo Dam Rd and Bear Creek Rd
Pre-registration

Come test and develop your cycling skills. Test your fitness level and get in a great workout by riding the Bears Loop as a time trial. Or, for new club members (or any GPC member), this is a good ride to find your pace as measured by GPC (see link https://www.grizz.org/rides/ratings.php).

Rider finishing times are usually shared in the ride report email to the club. While it is nice to see what times folks ride, reporting of rider times is optional, just let the ride leader know.

The first rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. 20% chance of rain cancels. Please arrive between 9:40 and 9:50 so that we can be ready to start on time. We will have refreshments at the finish, and gels/chews and bars at the start.

The ITT is open to both members and non-members; no need to join as in the past. Pre-registration is optional, but strongly preferred.

SUN JUN 16 5!/T/13 Crockett Hills Trails 
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (415) 212-8451    text
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:05 am start
Start Location: Crockett Hills Trailhead
Pre-registration

Planned Route. Now is a good time to check out Crockett hills before it gets too hot or dry. There is no water in the park, so make sure you bring enough to drink for multiple hours of riding in hot weather. This route can be done on a gravel bike but a mountain bike is preferred. We aren't riding anything technical, but you should be comfortable riding narrower trails with some tight turns and occasional steep sections both up and down.

SUN JUN 16 3/T/48 TSR: Calaveras Out and Back from Dublin-Pleasanton BART 
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 9:45 am
Start Location: Dublin-Pleasanton BART South (Pleasanton) Side
Pre-registration

RWGPS route here

This out and back to the Calaveras Wall is a little longer than the usual TSR profile. We'll take Foothill going out to Sunol and Pleasanton-Sunol on the return. Please pack enough provisions and water to last up until mile 39, which is the Corner Store. The store has a porta-potty, which we can visit on the way up and back. If you haven't done Calaveras before, note that this route is on the lower end of 3; the hills are gentle unless you want to go down to Felter and climb back up!

Please arrive at 9:45 to do basic introductions. We will leave around 9:55. There is a train arriving at 9:18 and another at 9:38. There are bathrooms at this station and it would be best to arrive early to use them.

MON JUN 17 2/LT/20.1 Monday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Quan Huynh     (571) 251-4633
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

The spring edition of this ride has 2 start locations at different times. Start 1 meets at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley at 5:30 pm. Start 2 meets on the Bay Trail, directly across from Ikea at 5:55 pm. This is a social ride around Treasure Island and back, with fantastic views and one challenging hill.

Ikea Start Location

Ride with GPS Route

TUE JUN 18 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

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

TUE JUN 18 5/B/25 Tuesday 'Brisk' Group (repeats weekly (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Eli Alexander-Tanner     (510) 593-9843    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

The GPC Tuesday Brisk Ride is a fast paced group ride where we focus on safety, pack skills and high intensity hill climb efforts. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Chris if you have any questions.

TUE JUN 18 5/TM/24 Tuesday Evening TM (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

Join us for a friendly TM paced paved ride. This is an out and back to Chabot Space and Science Center. We'll head out along Grizzly Peak Blvd. Then, take Skyline to the Science Center driveway. Brief regroups are tentatively at the top of South Park, Sibley Staging area and Chabot Science Center (same regroups on the way back). Please carry enough food and water for the entire ride. Preregistration is encouraged. No flashing lights please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-bikes okay. Come earlier if you'd like to mingle with the M and B riders.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45778398

WED JUN 19 3/T/40 Wed Ride: Nicasio-Marshall-Pt Reyes Station 
Leader: Jim Clara     (510) 387-1255    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Nicasio to Marshall
Start Location: Nicasio
Pre-registration

This is our most frequently listed Wednesday ride by nearly a factor of two. Let's do it again! We'll stop for lunch at the Marshall Store along Tomales Bay, open 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Ride start has porta-potties but no water. Point Reyes Station popular shops include the Bovine Bakery, Palace Market, and Toby's Coffee Bar.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29637906

As of Sunday the forecast is 61-67 degrees, afternoon wind 9 mph from the west

Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

WED JUN 19 4!/T/18 Wednesday BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (415) 212-8451    text
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737    text
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Summer Solstice Eve Edition! ☀️🌮 If you're free, join us for post-ride tamales and tacos at Masa (menu) on San Pablo Avenue, just 0.6 miles north of El Cerrito Plaza BART. Bring lights and layers.

We with be continuing with the classic route the mud dry in all but a few spots, but there are still some damaged trail sections to watch out for which may require walking. 35mm tires or wider are recommended. Days are getting longer, but bring lights for the ride back to BART.

THU JUN 20 3/TM,M/68 Duros West - Marinwood to Petaluma Lasso CCW 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Marinwood to Petaluma CCW
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration

From Miller Creek we'll ride through Nicasio, the Cheese Factory, and over Red Hill to Petaluma for lunch at Ray's Deli & Tavern. Lunch is early, about mile 25. Return via Spring Hill and Chileno Valley.

Shorten the ride to 48 miles by meeting us in Nicasio, probably about 10:20.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready to go. If you arrive after the meeting time, you can probably chase us down in Nicasio. Please pre-register if you can.

THU JUN 20 4/TM/26.5 Thursday evening, N. Berkeley to Chabot (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Leader: Abigail Cotton     (949) 929-3714    text
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for this friendly Thursday evening TM ride. We’ll meet at North Berkeley BART (by the main BART entrance) at 5:20 pm, and we’ll be ready to roll at 5:30 pm sharp. We'll go up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer, we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Bring lights and a jacket for the return trip. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471.

THU JUN 20 4!/T/22 Thursday Chill T-Pace Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Cheney Hu     (832) 341-9157    text
Leader: Richard Zapien     (415) 260-2334    text
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join us for a chill T-pace version of the traditional Thursday evening road ride! We'll go up Spruce to Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then turn right to head down Shepherd's Canyon and ride back through Montclair and via the Lake Temescal bike path. For those unfamiliar with the route, the first 7 miles are climbing and then the rest of the ride is mostly flat or downhill. Lights and a light jacket/windbreaker are strongly recommended, especially since the ride finishes around sunset.

The route does include a steep (13%) 2-block stretch (Roanoke Rd.) toward the end, but riders can avoid it if needed.

RWGPS route here.

We will have multiple regroups and will stick to a T pace (10-12 mph average over the course of the ride). This ride is a no-drop ride and we welcome folks new to the club!

*Note that leaders rotate weekly, and we will try to always have two leaders at each ride.

THU JUN 20 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

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

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

SAT JUN 22 5!/M/79 Double Tam 
Leader: Ted Ognibene     (510) 914-1065    text
Meet at 8:15 am
Start Location: Behind Little Louie's on Railroad
Pre-registration

Now that BoFax Road is open, it is time to repost this ride. Cross off two of the 2024 Epic Climbs with this most excellent double ascent up Mt. Tam. Meet in Pt. Richmond at 8:15 for a 8:30 rollout. We will go over the RSRB and head over to Corte Madera and Mill Valley to follow the Mt Tam Epic Climb segment up the Molina Wall and the Panoramic Highway for our first ascent. then down the quick way to Stinson for a lunch break. After lunch, we will ride north and take BoFax up to Ridgecrest onto our second ascent. We will then turn around, come down and take BoFax past Alpine Dam to Fairfax. Then it is a relatively flat jaunt to San Rafael and the RSRB back to Pt. Richmond. The route is listed here: Double Tam Epic Climb. Note that the ride leader will be rolling out from his house in South Berkeley to be in Pt. Richmond by 8:15. This is listed as M pace but will probably be at the lower end given the amount of climbing. Check back here on Friday night for final update in case MPW decides to close the road to bikes or the wind shifts and there is projected to be bad AQI.

MON JUN 24 2/LT/20.1 Monday TI Lap (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Leader: David Gould     (206) 471-3272    text
Leader: Quan Huynh     (571) 251-4633
Meet at 5:30 pm
Start Location: Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

The spring edition of this ride has 2 start locations at different times. Start 1 meets at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley at 5:30 pm. Start 2 meets on the Bay Trail, directly across from Ikea at 5:55 pm. This is a social ride around Treasure Island and back, with fantastic views and one challenging hill.

Ikea Start Location

Ride with GPS Route

TUE JUN 25 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

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

TUE JUN 25 5/B/25 Tuesday 'Brisk' Group (repeats weekly (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Eli Alexander-Tanner     (510) 593-9843    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

The GPC Tuesday Brisk Ride is a fast paced group ride where we focus on safety, pack skills and high intensity hill climb efforts. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Chris if you have any questions.

TUE JUN 25 5/TM/24 Tuesday Evening TM (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

Join us for a friendly TM paced paved ride. This is an out and back to Chabot Space and Science Center. We'll head out along Grizzly Peak Blvd. Then, take Skyline to the Science Center driveway. Brief regroups are tentatively at the top of South Park, Sibley Staging area and Chabot Science Center (same regroups on the way back). Please carry enough food and water for the entire ride. Preregistration is encouraged. No flashing lights please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-bikes okay. Come earlier if you'd like to mingle with the M and B riders.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45778398

WED JUN 26 2/TM/45 China Camp and Paradise Loops 
Leader: Melissa Jacobson     (925) 788-6825
Leader: Frank Valentini     (415) 902-6840    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Good evening,
Here is the new and updated route (Tuesday, 25 June, 7:43 p.m.)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47292530

China Camp and Paradise Loops

This 45-mile route combines two popular loops close to home. Begin at McNear’s Beach in San Rafael where there are bathrooms and free parking. From here, we will begin a counterclockwise loop around China Camp State Park, cut through the city of San Rafael and make our way towards Paradise Drive. Lunch will be at mile 27 in Tiburon’s shoreline-park- with- a- view next to the Angel Island Ferry Terminal and Café Acri. After lunch we will complete the Paradise loop and head back to McNear’s Beach via Point San Pedro road. A special bonus for the contemplative and the loquacious is breathtaking outdoor seating at Andy’s Market near the end of our journey (mile 43). Consider stopping for a cool beverage and end-of-the-ride conversation with your Grizzly bike buddies.

Bring water, snacks and lunch. Café Acri has some assorted foodstuffs.

Rain, fire/smoke and extreme weather cancels: check here for updates

Meet at McNear’s Beach at 10 a.m. Roll at 10:15 a.m.

We’ll provide the miles you bring the happy smiles.

McNear’s Beach: https://www.parks.marincounty.org/parkspreserves/parks/mcnears-beach
Route:https://ridewithgps.com/trips/60884845

WED JUN 26 4!/T/18 Wednesday BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (415) 212-8451    text
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737    text
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration

We with be continuing with the classic route the mud dry in all but a few spots, but there are still some damaged trail sections to watch out for which may require walking. 35mm tires or wider are recommended. Days are getting longer, but bring lights for the ride back to BART.

THU JUN 27 4!/TM,M/62 Duros West - Limantour 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration

We'll ride through San Geronimo, Sam P Taylor, and Olema to Bear Valley Road and Limantour Beach. Bring a snack to eat at Limantour or pick something up in Olema. On the return, we will stop in Pt Reyes Station for a proper lunch, but that is after about 42 miles. There is quite a steep climb on the return from Limantour, hence the ! in the rating.

Here is the route on RideWithGPS.

Pre-registration is appreciated. There is sometimes a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Be at the start by the meeting time, or you may have to chase.

THU JUN 27 4/TM/26.5 Thursday evening, N. Berkeley to Chabot (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Leader: Abigail Cotton     (949) 929-3714    text
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for this friendly Thursday evening TM ride. We’ll meet at North Berkeley BART (by the main BART entrance) at 5:20 pm, and we’ll be ready to roll at 5:30 pm sharp. We'll go up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer, we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Bring lights and a jacket for the return trip. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471.

THU JUN 27 4!/T/22 Thursday Chill T-Pace Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Liz Kroboth     (703) 338-4897    text
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join us for a chill T-pace version of the traditional Thursday evening road ride! We'll go up Spruce to Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then turn right to head down Shepherd's Canyon and ride back through Montclair and via the Lake Temescal bike path. For those unfamiliar with the route, the first 7 miles are climbing and then the rest of the ride is mostly flat or downhill. Lights and a light jacket/windbreaker are strongly recommended, especially since the ride finishes around sunset.

The route does include a steep (13%) 2-block stretch (Roanoke Rd.) toward the end, but riders can avoid it if needed.

RWGPS route here.

We will have multiple regroups and will stick to a T pace (10-12 mph average over the course of the ride). This ride is a no-drop ride and we welcome folks new to the club!

*Note that leaders rotate weekly.

THU JUN 27 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

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

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

SAT JUN 29 5!/TM/62 Diablo-Diablo 
Leader: Robert Ballard     (510) 461-3052    text
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:15 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration

REVISED START TIME

Are we going nowhere? Not exactly. The plan is to ascend Diablo NG to peak, descend SG, runout to a spot for refreshments, then ascend SG to peak, and finally descend NG back to the start - Pleasant Hill BART.

3rd of 3 Death Ride prep or just climb day. With so much climbing, which is hard to pace, I don't think this ride suits full regroup/no drop. Instead, I think the right approach is a buddy-up, small group, or even solo effort as riders find others with similar pace. This ride also suits modifiers like the junction versus peak, skip the SG, etc.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46058707

SAT JUN 29 4!/TM/105 Bartable Mount Umunhum and Dunne 
Leader: Ted Ognibene     (510) 914-1065    text
Meet at 8:00 am
Pre-registration

Come cross off a couple from the Epic Climbs 2024 list by going up Mt. Umunhum from the (easier) south side then crossing the spectacular Coyote Valley before ascending the equally spectacular Dunne Ave up to the entrance of Henry Coe. From there it is 30 miles of mostly downhill back to the start. Meet at 8:15 near the bathrooms at Parma Park - San Jose; (37.22148355873762, -121.8709145085709) for an 8:30 rollout. There is no parking at Parma Park but there is street parking. I listed this as an M ride but it will probably be at the low end of M. Also, we will roll a fair number of miles on the Coyote Creek Trail which is a paved but a multi-use roadway (no cars!) so we should keep our speed in check while on that. Extreme temperatures or bad AQI will force a reschedule and check here the night before for any last minute changes. The route can be found here: Mt. Um from the South and Dunne

Note:

I have changed the route somewhat to make it Bartable. Meet at the North San Jose/Berryessa Bart Station for a rollout at 8:15. I will be on the BART train that is scheduled to arrive at 8:06. The additional miles are pretty flat and the new route can be found here: Mt. Um from the South and Dunne Bartable

SAT JUN 29 4/TM/35 Pinole to Martinez via Alhambra and the George Miller Trail 
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start
GPC Route: Pinole to Carquinez and Martinez
Start Location: Pinole Valley Park
Pre-registration

Consider this a kinder, gentler climb-fest, closer to home and with some great views thrown in. We'll ride a lollipop 35-mile route from Pinole Valley Park over Pig Farm Hill to Martinez via up Franklin Canyon, DOWN McEwen and through the Carquinez Scenic Drive. Food & drink at the Starbucks plaza in downtown Martinez at mile 22. Return via Alhambra Valley and the return climb on Pig Farm. Those wishing more miles are free to start in Orinda, Berkeley, or elsewhere and meet the group in Pinole or at the intersection of Castro Ranch Road and Alhambra (let the leader know you're coming!), or tack on a few more miles by doing a loop around the Bears before returning to Pinole at the end. Current forecast lists a high of 80* in Martinez, but we should be done with the bulk of the ride before the heat really kicks in. Bring water and the basic tools needed in the event of flats or a mechanical (tubes, levers, a multi-tool). Leader rides a TM pace, which allows for a range of actual paces -- please be prepared with whatever navigation method you use in the event you find yourself off the front or the back. Plenty of parking and restrooms at Pinole Valley Park. Let's ride.

SUN JUN 30 2/LT/26 GPC Bike Maintenance Workshop (Brickyard Cove) 
Leader: Wendell Doman     (415) 515-6761    text
Leader: Mark A. Seedall     (510) 388-5282
Leader: Geoffrey Fowler     (510) 593-4515    text
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786    text
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Brickyard Cove - Pt. Richmond
Start Location: Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

Time: 9:00am to 10:30am

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

We'll go for a ride around Pt. Richmond loop at 10:30am with lunch at Little Louies.

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

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

We'll have coffee and bagels!

Leader: Siu Mak
   mobile    text
Leader: Kit Wong
   phone
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join our 1st-Saturday cafe ride over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for croissant and hot cocoa at Marin Country Mart. New riders and beginners are welcome! This is a NO-DROP ride with plenty of stops.

Most of the route is on dedicated bike path. Watch out for train tracks in Richmond. We are also riding over the new Gilman bike and pedestrian bridge!

Updated route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355

Leader: Robert Ballard
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration

Are we going nowhere? Not exactly. The plan is to ascend Diablo NG to peak, descend SG, runout to a spot for refreshments, then ascend SG to peak, and finally descend NG back to the start - Pleasant Hill BART.

1st of 3 Death Ride prep or just climb day. With so much climbing, which is hard to pace, I don't think this ride suits full regroup/no drop. Instead, I think the right approach is a buddy-up, small group, or even solo effort as riders find others with similar pace. This ride also suits modifiers like the junction versus peak, skip the SG, etc.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46058707

Leader: Adele Madelo
   phone
Start Location:
Petaluma - Walnut Park
Pre-registration

Join me on this loop that starts off from Walnut Park in Petaluma and takes us to Tomales via Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road. Note on the route that we don't stop at Pt. Reyes Station per usual. There will be a brief rest stop at Marin French (ca. mile 8) and a slightly longer bathroom and snack stop at the area across (kinda) the Marshall post office (ca. mile 27). The big treat, should you choose to partake, is a visit to Toluma Farms, which has goats and sheep. Their tours run from 1-3pm every first Sunday with a sliding scale admission of $5-40, which includes a cheese tasting. Let's meet at 9:00 at Walnut Park (bathrooms avail.) in Petaluma and roll soon thereafter (no later than 9:15).

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
   mobile    text
Leader: Quan Huynh
   phone
Start Location:
Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

The spring edition of this ride has 2 start locations at different times. Start 1 meets at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley at 5:30 pm. Start 2 meets on the Bay Trail, directly across from Ikea at 5:55 pm. This is a social ride around Treasure Island and back, with fantastic views and one challenging hill.

Ikea Start Location

Ride with GPS Route

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

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

Leader: Christopher Lee
   phone
Leader: Eli Alexander-Tanner
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

The GPC Tuesday Brisk Ride is a fast paced group ride where we focus on safety, pack skills and high intensity hill climb efforts. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Chris if you have any questions.

Leader: Nick Umemoto

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Forecasted to be hot today, we may stop at Sibley for water.

Join us for a friendly TM paced paved ride. This is an out and back to Chabot Space and Science Center. We'll head out along Grizzly Peak Blvd. Then, take Skyline to the Science Center driveway. Brief regroups are tentatively at the top of South Park, Sibley Staging area and Chabot Science Center (same regroups on the way back). Please carry enough food and water for the entire ride. Preregistration is encouraged. No flashing lights please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-bikes okay. Come earlier if you'd like to mingle with the M and B riders.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45778398

Leader: Chris Witt
   mobile    text
Leader: Pat Greene
   mobile    text
Leader: Debbie Miskell
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Mill Valley - Public Safety Buildings
Pre-registration

This short ride is selected to beat the heat! But Conzelman Road, the heart of the ride, is one of the most beautiful in the Bay Area. We'll ride from Mill Valley through Sausalito, then enter Fort Baker where we'll start our climb up to Hawk Hill. After the exciting descent on Conzelman, we will head out toward Pt. Bonita, and then cross the valley and climb to Battery Townsley. A short descent takes us to Rodeo Beach where we will stop for regroup/lunch/snack (bring your own). On the way back, Driver's Market in Sausalito (on the cue sheet) has water buffalo soft serve ice cream, and a complete deli.

Chris and Pat will be riding from San Francisco to the ride start. If anyone wants to join us (braving the bridge east sidewalk with post memorial day bikes and peds) let us know.

Here's the RideWithGPS route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46964296

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
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Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration

We will be resuming with the classic route starting this month. Adjustments to the route may still need to be made in accordance with weather damage to trails, but as of May 1st everything was passable with a little walking. There may still be some mud in a few places but it was mostly dry on the 1st. At least 35mm tires recommended, bring lights for the ride back to BART.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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Start Location:
Piper Park
Pre-registration

From Piper Park (water and rest rooms), we ride the bike route to Fairfax. Then over White Hill to Woodacre, Nicasio, and Pt Reyes Station (mile 25) for snacks. Then south to Stinson Beach for lunch (mile 42). Continue south on Hwy 1 to the climb through Muir Woods and the descent into Mill Valley. Final climb over Camino Alto and return to Piper Park via the bike path.

See the route on RideWithGPS. We may take the more complicated, but nicer bike route at the beginning to avoid San Anselmo.

This ride often has a faster group (more like M pace) and a regular TM group. The groups come back together at frequent regroups and lunch.

Leader: Joel Ager
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Leader: Abigail Cotton
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Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for this friendly Thursday evening TM ride. We’ll meet at North Berkeley BART (by the main BART entrance) at 5:20 pm, and we’ll be ready to roll at 5:30 pm sharp. We'll go up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer, we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Bring lights and a jacket for the return trip. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471.

Leader: Richard Zapien
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join us for a chill T-pace version of the traditional Thursday evening road ride! We'll go up Spruce to Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then turn right to head down Shepherd's Canyon and ride back through Montclair and via the Lake Temescal bike path. For those unfamiliar with the route, the first 7 miles are climbing and then the rest of the ride is mostly flat or downhill. Lights and a light jacket/windbreaker are strongly recommended, especially since the ride finishes around sunset.

The route does include a steep (13%) 2-block stretch (Roanoke Rd.) toward the end, but riders can avoid it if needed.

RWGPS route here.

We will have multiple regroups and will stick to a T pace (10-12 mph). This ride is a no-drop ride and we welcome folks new to the club!

*Note that leaders rotate weekly, and we will try to always have two leaders at each ride.

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

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

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

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

Leader: Liz Kroboth
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Leader: Rahman Batin
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GPC Route:
ASSR - LT - Classic Larghetto
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Liz will be the only ride leader.

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

Leader: Richard Zapien
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Leader: Geoffrey Fowler
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GPC Route:
ASSR - T - Classic Adagio
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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

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

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

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

Leader: Thomas Dunscombe
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Leader: David Madson
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GPC Route:
ASSR - TM (long) - Diablo Junction
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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

Leader: Steven Payne
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Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration

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

This M ride will include a summit of Mt Diablo via the Northgate. We will do a refueling stop at the Safeway at the corner of Treat and Bancroft in Walnut Creek with a lunch stop at Draegers in Blackhawk. Since Redwood Road is still closed, we will take Danville Blvd north to Lafayette and the St. Stephens Trail back to Orinda. While we expect to be finished before sunset, it is recommended that you bring lights in order to be prepared for any contingencies.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44927897

Leader: Stephanie Clarke
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GPC Route:
Bear Valley to Drakes Beach
Start Location:
Point Reyes Bear Valley Visitor Center
Pre-registration

This is a staple -- and fan favorite -- of the Wednesday ride group. Start at Pt Reyes Visitor Center (parking, bathrooms), ride out via Bear Valley Road and Sir Francis Drake and return via Pt Reyes Station. Optional out and back to enjoy views from North Beach on the return. Stop at Inverness for snacks or sandwiches, but it's better to just bring your own (the sandwich shop in Inverness Park is slow). Lunch down at the picnic tables at Drake's Beach (bathrooms and water available, as well as a small snack shop), where we may see elephant seals. Optional late-ride stop in Pt Reyes Station for drinks or soft serve ice cream depending on group wishes. Weather forecast for Sunday shows clear skies and moderate temperatures at the coast, so come out to beat the in-land heat. TM pace accommodates a wide range -- contact the leader if you'd like to help out as a sweep or lead a T-paced group -- but this is not a "no drop" ride. We'll keep track of each other, but please be prepared to navigate the route, and for at least 2 significant hills and lots of long lumps in between -- the climb back up from Drake's Beach is a "groaner," but the roll back to Pt Reyes Station flies by quickly. Let's ride.

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Quan Huynh
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Start Location:
Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

The spring edition of this ride has 2 start locations at different times. Start 1 meets at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley at 5:30 pm. Start 2 meets on the Bay Trail, directly across from Ikea at 5:55 pm. This is a social ride around Treasure Island and back, with fantastic views and one challenging hill.

Ikea Start Location

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

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

Leader: Christopher Lee
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Leader: Eli Alexander-Tanner
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

The GPC Tuesday Brisk Ride is a fast paced group ride where we focus on safety, pack skills and high intensity hill climb efforts. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Chris if you have any questions.

Leader: Nick Umemoto

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

Join us for a friendly TM paced paved ride. This is an out and back to Chabot Space and Science Center. We'll head out along Grizzly Peak Blvd. Then, take Skyline to the Science Center driveway. Brief regroups are tentatively at the top of South Park, Sibley Staging area and Chabot Science Center (same regroups on the way back). Please carry enough food and water for the entire ride. Preregistration is encouraged. No flashing lights please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-bikes okay. Come earlier if you'd like to mingle with the M and B riders.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45778398

Leader: Debbie Miskell
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Leader: Margie Kirk
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GPC Route:
Occidental Loop
Start Location:
Valley Ford, School Rd.
Pre-registration

Help celebrate our June birthdays- Debbie, Margie, Sally, Jim, Tom W, Jackie, Pat R, David, Lucy (in absentia) ) with our annual ride from Valley Ford through Occidental to Duncan Mills for lunch and birthday treats with a return along Hwy 1. The basic ride is about 40 miles. . On return along Hwy 1, there is an optional steep climb up Bay Hill Rd. There will also be optional out and back to Jenner for seal overlook. Option also for shortcut to lunch via Moscow Road. There is usually an option to do a loop on Austin Creek from River Road but I have had mixed message on whether the road is closed. Riders wanting a longer ride can check it out.

Bring lunch or buy lunch in Duncans Mills. There are pizza and sweets at the Gold Coast Coffee and Bakery where we have lunch or you can buy a sandwich across the road at the general store.

Bring layers for the ride along the coast.

Questions - email or call Debbie.

Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
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Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration

We with be continuing with the classic route the mud dry in all but a few spots, but there are still some damaged trail sections to watch out for which may require walking. 35mm tires or wider are recommended. Days are getting longer, but bring lights for the ride back to BART.

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

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
Miller Creek to Tomales (long version)
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration

From Marinwood to Tomales via Nicasio and Chileno Valley, return via Hwy 1. This longer version of the ride comes into Tomales from the back side using Alexander, Fallon Two Rock, and Middle Roads.

There are some shorter options. You can start your ride in Nicasio to save 20 miles for the day. We should pass through there around 10:15. Also, you can skip the turn onto Alexander and ride straight into Tomales for the lunch stop. That saves about 4 miles. Please review the map ahead of time and be prepared to navigate this change on your own if you think you might want to do it.

There is sometimes a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. We'll 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 at our regroup in Nicasio.

Leader: Joel Ager
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Leader: Abigail Cotton
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Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for this friendly Thursday evening TM ride. We’ll meet at North Berkeley BART (by the main BART entrance) at 5:20 pm, and we’ll be ready to roll at 5:30 pm sharp. We'll go up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer, we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Bring lights and a jacket for the return trip. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471.

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join us for a chill T-pace version of the traditional Thursday evening road ride! We'll go up Spruce to Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then turn right to head down Shepherd's Canyon and ride back through Montclair and via the Lake Temescal bike path. For those unfamiliar with the route, the first 7 miles are climbing and then the rest of the ride is mostly flat or downhill. Lights and a light jacket/windbreaker are strongly recommended, especially since the ride finishes around sunset.

The route does include a steep (13%) 2-block stretch (Roanoke Rd.) toward the end, but riders can avoid it if needed.

RWGPS route here.

We will have multiple regroups and will stick to a T pace (10-12 mph average over the course of the ride). This ride is a no-drop ride and we welcome folks new to the club!

*Note that leaders rotate weekly, and we will try to always have two leaders at each ride.

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

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

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

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

Leader: Kenneth Karda
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Leader: Geoffrey Shannon
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Start Location:
Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, bypass the Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to ride thru the tunnel.

Leader: Arnim Polster
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Mandatory pre-registration

Meet at 7:45 am, depart 8:00am

93-mile route: meet 8:45am, roll at 8:55am
65-mile route: meet 9:55am, roll at 10:10am

For 114-mile route, start/end at my home near Cotati: 5523 Henning Road (short distance from Hwy 116, plenty of parking), meet @7:45 roll @8:00am. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47070582

For 93-mile version, start/end in Freestone. We'll be regrouping in Freestone ca. 8:45am, roll at 8:55am. If you are starting from Freestone, please be ready to ride at 8:55am.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47070498

For 65-mile version, start/end in Duncans Mills, We'll regroup in Duncans Mills ca. 9:55am, roll at 10:10am.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47070599

For those riding either of the longer options, refreshments at Duncans Mills. We'll be there at least as long as it takes me to eat a pint of ice cream (typically 12 - 15 minutes). For all options, lunch stop at Twofish Bakery in Stewart's Point.; there are decent food options at this store, which will be our longest stop (ca 30 minutes). Bathrooms: Freestone, Duncans Mills, Cazadero, Stewart's Point, Fort Ross, Jenner, Valley Ford

114 mile route: We should certainly be able to finish by sunset but you may want to bring a headlight just in case of extended/multiple mechanicals.

Please pre-register, and let me know where you'll be starting from, so I'll know to look for you at the starting points for the 2 shorter options.

Leader: Robert Ballard
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Start Location:
Berryessa BART
Pre-registration

Are we going to the play? Not today. This ride will ascend Hamilton from west, descend into the wilds of the east side, then turn around and ascend Hamilton from the east. Finally drop Hamilton back to start. Turnaround at Junction Cafe - known for unreliable hours, so reccommend to pack eats. 2 large bottles, suggest to fill up at Mt. Hamilton peak in case none available at Junction. Be conservative, turnaround spot is desolate and remote.

2nd of 3 Death Ride prep or just climb day. With so much climbing, which is hard to pace, I don't think this ride suits full regroup/no drop. Instead, I think the right approach is a buddy-up, small group, or even solo effort as riders find others with similar pace. This ride also suits modifiers like summit and return to start.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46060299

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

Come test and develop your cycling skills. Test your fitness level and get in a great workout by riding the Bears Loop as a time trial. Or, for new club members (or any GPC member), this is a good ride to find your pace as measured by GPC (see link https://www.grizz.org/rides/ratings.php).

Rider finishing times are usually shared in the ride report email to the club. While it is nice to see what times folks ride, reporting of rider times is optional, just let the ride leader know.

The first rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. 20% chance of rain cancels. Please arrive between 9:40 and 9:50 so that we can be ready to start on time. We will have refreshments at the finish, and gels/chews and bars at the start.

The ITT is open to both members and non-members; no need to join as in the past. Pre-registration is optional, but strongly preferred.

Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
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Start Location:
Crockett Hills Trailhead
Pre-registration

Planned Route. Now is a good time to check out Crockett hills before it gets too hot or dry. There is no water in the park, so make sure you bring enough to drink for multiple hours of riding in hot weather. This route can be done on a gravel bike but a mountain bike is preferred. We aren't riding anything technical, but you should be comfortable riding narrower trails with some tight turns and occasional steep sections both up and down.

Leader: Adele Madelo
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Start Location:
Dublin-Pleasanton BART South (Pleasanton) Side
Pre-registration

RWGPS route here

This out and back to the Calaveras Wall is a little longer than the usual TSR profile. We'll take Foothill going out to Sunol and Pleasanton-Sunol on the return. Please pack enough provisions and water to last up until mile 39, which is the Corner Store. The store has a porta-potty, which we can visit on the way up and back. If you haven't done Calaveras before, note that this route is on the lower end of 3; the hills are gentle unless you want to go down to Felter and climb back up!

Please arrive at 9:45 to do basic introductions. We will leave around 9:55. There is a train arriving at 9:18 and another at 9:38. There are bathrooms at this station and it would be best to arrive early to use them.

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Quan Huynh
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Start Location:
Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

The spring edition of this ride has 2 start locations at different times. Start 1 meets at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley at 5:30 pm. Start 2 meets on the Bay Trail, directly across from Ikea at 5:55 pm. This is a social ride around Treasure Island and back, with fantastic views and one challenging hill.

Ikea Start Location

Ride with GPS Route

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

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

Leader: Christopher Lee
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Leader: Eli Alexander-Tanner
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

The GPC Tuesday Brisk Ride is a fast paced group ride where we focus on safety, pack skills and high intensity hill climb efforts. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Chris if you have any questions.

Leader: Nick Umemoto

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

Join us for a friendly TM paced paved ride. This is an out and back to Chabot Space and Science Center. We'll head out along Grizzly Peak Blvd. Then, take Skyline to the Science Center driveway. Brief regroups are tentatively at the top of South Park, Sibley Staging area and Chabot Science Center (same regroups on the way back). Please carry enough food and water for the entire ride. Preregistration is encouraged. No flashing lights please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-bikes okay. Come earlier if you'd like to mingle with the M and B riders.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45778398

Leader: Jim Clara
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GPC Route:
Nicasio to Marshall
Start Location:
Nicasio
Pre-registration

This is our most frequently listed Wednesday ride by nearly a factor of two. Let's do it again! We'll stop for lunch at the Marshall Store along Tomales Bay, open 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Ride start has porta-potties but no water. Point Reyes Station popular shops include the Bovine Bakery, Palace Market, and Toby's Coffee Bar.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29637906

As of Sunday the forecast is 61-67 degrees, afternoon wind 9 mph from the west

Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
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Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration
UPDATE:

Summer Solstice Eve Edition! ☀️🌮 If you're free, join us for post-ride tamales and tacos at Masa (menu) on San Pablo Avenue, just 0.6 miles north of El Cerrito Plaza BART. Bring lights and layers.

We with be continuing with the classic route the mud dry in all but a few spots, but there are still some damaged trail sections to watch out for which may require walking. 35mm tires or wider are recommended. Days are getting longer, but bring lights for the ride back to BART.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
Marinwood to Petaluma CCW
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration

From Miller Creek we'll ride through Nicasio, the Cheese Factory, and over Red Hill to Petaluma for lunch at Ray's Deli & Tavern. Lunch is early, about mile 25. Return via Spring Hill and Chileno Valley.

Shorten the ride to 48 miles by meeting us in Nicasio, probably about 10:20.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready to go. If you arrive after the meeting time, you can probably chase us down in Nicasio. Please pre-register if you can.

Leader: Joel Ager
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Leader: Abigail Cotton
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Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Please join us for this friendly Thursday evening TM ride. We’ll meet at North Berkeley BART (by the main BART entrance) at 5:20 pm, and we’ll be ready to roll at 5:30 pm sharp. We'll go up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer, we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Bring lights and a jacket for the return trip. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471.

Leader: Cheney Hu
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Leader: Richard Zapien
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration

Join us for a chill T-pace version of the traditional Thursday evening road ride! We'll go up Spruce to Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then turn right to head down Shepherd's Canyon and ride back through Montclair and via the Lake Temescal bike path. For those unfamiliar with the route, the first 7 miles are climbing and then the rest of the ride is mostly flat or downhill. Lights and a light jacket/windbreaker are strongly recommended, especially since the ride finishes around sunset.

The route does include a steep (13%) 2-block stretch (Roanoke Rd.) toward the end, but riders can avoid it if needed.

RWGPS route here.

We will have multiple regroups and will stick to a T pace (10-12 mph average over the course of the ride). This ride is a no-drop ride and we welcome folks new to the club!

*Note that leaders rotate weekly, and we will try to always have two leaders at each ride.

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

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

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

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

Leader: Ted Ognibene
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Start Location:
Behind Little Louie's on Railroad
Pre-registration

Now that BoFax Road is open, it is time to repost this ride. Cross off two of the 2024 Epic Climbs with this most excellent double ascent up Mt. Tam. Meet in Pt. Richmond at 8:15 for a 8:30 rollout. We will go over the RSRB and head over to Corte Madera and Mill Valley to follow the Mt Tam Epic Climb segment up the Molina Wall and the Panoramic Highway for our first ascent. then down the quick way to Stinson for a lunch break. After lunch, we will ride north and take BoFax up to Ridgecrest onto our second ascent. We will then turn around, come down and take BoFax past Alpine Dam to Fairfax. Then it is a relatively flat jaunt to San Rafael and the RSRB back to Pt. Richmond. The route is listed here: Double Tam Epic Climb. Note that the ride leader will be rolling out from his house in South Berkeley to be in Pt. Richmond by 8:15. This is listed as M pace but will probably be at the lower end given the amount of climbing. Check back here on Friday night for final update in case MPW decides to close the road to bikes or the wind shifts and there is projected to be bad AQI.

Leader: Anne Gulley
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Leader: David Gould
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Leader: Quan Huynh
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Start Location:
Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
Pre-registration

The spring edition of this ride has 2 start locations at different times. Start 1 meets at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley at 5:30 pm. Start 2 meets on the Bay Trail, directly across from Ikea at 5:55 pm. This is a social ride around Treasure Island and back, with fantastic views and one challenging hill.

Ikea Start Location

Ride with GPS Route

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

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

Leader: Christopher Lee
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Leader: Eli Alexander-Tanner
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration

The GPC Tuesday Brisk Ride is a fast paced group ride where we focus on safety, pack skills and high intensity hill climb efforts. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Chris if you have any questions.

Leader: Nick Umemoto

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
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Join us for a friendly TM paced paved ride. This is an out and back to Chabot Space and Science Center. We'll head out along Grizzly Peak Blvd. Then, take Skyline to the Science Center driveway. Brief regroups are tentatively at the top of South Park, Sibley Staging area and Chabot Science Center (same regroups on the way back). Please carry enough food and water for the entire ride. Preregistration is encouraged. No flashing lights please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-bikes okay. Come earlier if you'd like to mingle with the M and B riders.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45778398

Leader: Melissa Jacobson
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Leader: Frank Valentini
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UPDATE:

Good evening,
Here is the new and updated route (Tuesday, 25 June, 7:43 p.m.)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47292530

China Camp and Paradise Loops

This 45-mile route combines two popular loops close to home. Begin at McNear’s Beach in San Rafael where there are bathrooms and free parking. From here, we will begin a counterclockwise loop around China Camp State Park, cut through the city of San Rafael and make our way towards Paradise Drive. Lunch will be at mile 27 in Tiburon’s shoreline-park- with- a- view next to the Angel Island Ferry Terminal and Café Acri. After lunch we will complete the Paradise loop and head back to McNear’s Beach via Point San Pedro road. A special bonus for the contemplative and the loquacious is breathtaking outdoor seating at Andy’s Market near the end of our journey (mile 43). Consider stopping for a cool beverage and end-of-the-ride conversation with your Grizzly bike buddies.

Bring water, snacks and lunch. Café Acri has some assorted foodstuffs.

Rain, fire/smoke and extreme weather cancels: check here for updates

Meet at McNear’s Beach at 10 a.m. Roll at 10:15 a.m.

We’ll provide the miles you bring the happy smiles.

McNear’s Beach: https://www.parks.marincounty.org/parkspreserves/parks/mcnears-beach
Route:https://ridewithgps.com/trips/60884845

Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
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Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
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We with be continuing with the classic route the mud dry in all but a few spots, but there are still some damaged trail sections to watch out for which may require walking. 35mm tires or wider are recommended. Days are getting longer, but bring lights for the ride back to BART.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
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We'll ride through San Geronimo, Sam P Taylor, and Olema to Bear Valley Road and Limantour Beach. Bring a snack to eat at Limantour or pick something up in Olema. On the return, we will stop in Pt Reyes Station for a proper lunch, but that is after about 42 miles. There is quite a steep climb on the return from Limantour, hence the ! in the rating.

Here is the route on RideWithGPS.

Pre-registration is appreciated. There is sometimes a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Be at the start by the meeting time, or you may have to chase.

Leader: Joel Ager
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Leader: Abigail Cotton
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Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
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Please join us for this friendly Thursday evening TM ride. We’ll meet at North Berkeley BART (by the main BART entrance) at 5:20 pm, and we’ll be ready to roll at 5:30 pm sharp. We'll go up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer, we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Bring lights and a jacket for the return trip. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471.

Leader: Liz Kroboth
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
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Join us for a chill T-pace version of the traditional Thursday evening road ride! We'll go up Spruce to Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then turn right to head down Shepherd's Canyon and ride back through Montclair and via the Lake Temescal bike path. For those unfamiliar with the route, the first 7 miles are climbing and then the rest of the ride is mostly flat or downhill. Lights and a light jacket/windbreaker are strongly recommended, especially since the ride finishes around sunset.

The route does include a steep (13%) 2-block stretch (Roanoke Rd.) toward the end, but riders can avoid it if needed.

RWGPS route here.

We will have multiple regroups and will stick to a T pace (10-12 mph average over the course of the ride). This ride is a no-drop ride and we welcome folks new to the club!

*Note that leaders rotate weekly.

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
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Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

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

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

Leader: Robert Ballard
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Start Location:
Pleasant Hill BART
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REVISED START TIME

Are we going nowhere? Not exactly. The plan is to ascend Diablo NG to peak, descend SG, runout to a spot for refreshments, then ascend SG to peak, and finally descend NG back to the start - Pleasant Hill BART.

3rd of 3 Death Ride prep or just climb day. With so much climbing, which is hard to pace, I don't think this ride suits full regroup/no drop. Instead, I think the right approach is a buddy-up, small group, or even solo effort as riders find others with similar pace. This ride also suits modifiers like the junction versus peak, skip the SG, etc.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46058707

Leader: Ted Ognibene
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Come cross off a couple from the Epic Climbs 2024 list by going up Mt. Umunhum from the (easier) south side then crossing the spectacular Coyote Valley before ascending the equally spectacular Dunne Ave up to the entrance of Henry Coe. From there it is 30 miles of mostly downhill back to the start. Meet at 8:15 near the bathrooms at Parma Park - San Jose; (37.22148355873762, -121.8709145085709) for an 8:30 rollout. There is no parking at Parma Park but there is street parking. I listed this as an M ride but it will probably be at the low end of M. Also, we will roll a fair number of miles on the Coyote Creek Trail which is a paved but a multi-use roadway (no cars!) so we should keep our speed in check while on that. Extreme temperatures or bad AQI will force a reschedule and check here the night before for any last minute changes. The route can be found here: Mt. Um from the South and Dunne

Note:

I have changed the route somewhat to make it Bartable. Meet at the North San Jose/Berryessa Bart Station for a rollout at 8:15. I will be on the BART train that is scheduled to arrive at 8:06. The additional miles are pretty flat and the new route can be found here: Mt. Um from the South and Dunne Bartable

Leader: Stephanie Clarke
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GPC Route:
Pinole to Carquinez and Martinez
Start Location:
Pinole Valley Park
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Consider this a kinder, gentler climb-fest, closer to home and with some great views thrown in. We'll ride a lollipop 35-mile route from Pinole Valley Park over Pig Farm Hill to Martinez via up Franklin Canyon, DOWN McEwen and through the Carquinez Scenic Drive. Food & drink at the Starbucks plaza in downtown Martinez at mile 22. Return via Alhambra Valley and the return climb on Pig Farm. Those wishing more miles are free to start in Orinda, Berkeley, or elsewhere and meet the group in Pinole or at the intersection of Castro Ranch Road and Alhambra (let the leader know you're coming!), or tack on a few more miles by doing a loop around the Bears before returning to Pinole at the end. Current forecast lists a high of 80* in Martinez, but we should be done with the bulk of the ride before the heat really kicks in. Bring water and the basic tools needed in the event of flats or a mechanical (tubes, levers, a multi-tool). Leader rides a TM pace, which allows for a range of actual paces -- please be prepared with whatever navigation method you use in the event you find yourself off the front or the back. Plenty of parking and restrooms at Pinole Valley Park. Let's ride.

Leader: Wendell Doman
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Leader: Mark A. Seedall
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Leader: Geoffrey Fowler
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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GPC Route:
Brickyard Cove - Pt. Richmond
Start Location:
Brickyard Cove, Berkeley
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Time: 9:00am to 10:30am

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

We'll go for a ride around Pt. Richmond loop at 10:30am with lunch at Little Louies.

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

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

We'll have coffee and bagels!

June 2024 Ride Statistics
Weekday Weekend Total
41 20 61