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WED DEC 1 3/T/40 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Leader: Debbie Miskell      (415) 488-7300    text
Leader: Jill Neiman     (415) 283-7028
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Nicasio to Marshall
Start Location: Nicasio
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

We will do the standard counter-clockwise Marshall loop. We will meet at 10am in Nicasio and ride past the Cheese Factory and then up and over the Marshall Wall to Marshall for lunch. The Marshall store is not open on Wednesdays so bring your lunch to enjoy by Tomales Bay. Return via Highway 1 to Pt Reyes Station for coffee and treats before returning to Nicasio. Please pre-register.

Call leaders if questions.

THU DEC 2 3/TM/74 Duros West - Drakes Beach 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

We'll ride through Nicasio and Olema on our way to Drakes beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. Pick up lunch in Inverness Park on the way and take it with us to the beach. Return through Pt. Reyes Station.

See the route on RideWithGPS. Pre-registration is appreciated.

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

THU DEC 2 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

SAT DEC 4 2/LT/35 Croissant and Hot Cocoa [N Berkeley BART to Marin Country Mart] 
Leader: Siu Mak      (510) 229-0090    text
Leader: Hong-Kit Wong     (917) 660-0229
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start   Rain Date: Sat Dec 18
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

There is a popular farmers' market at Marin Country Mart every Saturday morning, so let's ride our bikes over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and enjoy a warm croissant and a cup of hot cocoa. Bring cash or credit card and a good working bike. New riders welcome.

A large portion of the route is on dedicated bike path, but please be cautious going over train tracks in Richmond. We will have a bathroom and water stop at Richmond Marina Park about 6 miles in.

We will meet in front of the North Berkeley BART entrance at 8:45am. Leaving at 9am and arriving Larkspur at around 10:30am. Then we will begin our return trip at 11am and should be back at North Berkeley BART before 1pm.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355
The elevation is a bit off as the climb over the bridge is not captured. Add about 500 feet of elevation.

SAT DEC 4 5/TM/25+ Dirty Adventure Series (repeats monthly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Due to Bill's trail being closed as of yesterday we had to re-route this ride to this route, inspired by the Funnest Known Time event organized by Peter Stetina. We'll meet at the Coffee Roastery in Fairfax at 9am. Route is ~30 miles with 4K of elevation.

A new monthly Mixed Terrain adventure ride during the winter months with a rotating, rider driven, suite of routes in East Bay, Marin and the Peninsula. Anyone who is a regular participant can offer route suggestions. A few of our favorites may prime the pump for the first few months (e.g...Dirty Zoo [East Bay], Planet of the Apes [Peninsula], and Coastal [Marin]).

This ride will respect the trails and execute only when they are dry enough for riding without damage.

Plan will be to offer MTB and Gravel pace groups and no rider will be left behind.

Participants should be willing and prepared to do >5K climbing and 3-4 hours of ride time.

SAT DEC 4 4/TM/58 Morgan Territory + Mt Diablo loop 
Leader: David Brown      (510) 508-4215    text
Leader: Alison Kuehner     (510) 219-3929
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Walnut Creek - Heather Farm
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

The official GPC version of this route is available at:

https://www.grizz.org/routes/detail.php?id=174

Clockwise loop around Morgan Territory, returning over Mt Diablo saddle. We'll stop for water/bathrooms at Clayton, at the top of Morgan Territory, lunch at Draegers, and a water stop at Mt Diablo junction. Route details at:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38108582

SUN DEC 5 5!/TM/72 Two Epic Climbs - Mt Umunhum & Metcalf Road 
Leader: Thomas Dunscombe      (510) 385-5859    text
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:15 am start
Start Location: Evergreen Walmart Neighborhood Market
Optional pre-registration for members

Come ride with us to Mt Umunhum. We'll take the Coyote Creek Trail out and and return via Metcalf Road and the Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve. The Lunch stop is at Mile 46 in Almaden so be sure to bring some energy bars for the ride up to Mt Um and back to lunch. Here is the link to the Ride with GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38123212

SUN DEC 5 1/LT/28 First Sunday Ride to Draeger's Market at Blackhawk Plaza 
Leader: Jim O'Melia      (925) 262-3882    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
Optional pre-registration for members

This is a good way to meet others in the club and for new riders to join in. No pressure to complete a long hilly ride. We'll keep this ride super friendly and on pace. Tandem and city bike friendly. Bring food or $ to buy and eat at the fabulous Draeger's Market or other great food spots in or around the plaza. All are welcome and anyone can join this ride. Pre-registration requested but not required to ride. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook. Join free.

TUE DEC 7 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield  
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

WED DEC 8 3/T/40 Wed Ride Nicasio-Hearts Desire 
Leader: Jim Clara     (510) 387-1255
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Nicasio to Hearts Desire
Start Location: Nicasio
Optional pre-registration for members

Wednesday looks to have very heavy cloud cover, 50° to 54° chilly temperature, AKA a perfect northern California beach day! While there is food available at Inverness Park and Inverness, I am packing my lunch. There are porta potties at the ride start, restrooms and picnic tables at Hearts Desire, two hills or maybe three if you count the ride out/up from the beach. Hope you can make the ride! Please pre-register.

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 DEC 8 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly) 
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

THU DEC 9 3/TM/69 Duros West - Petaluma 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Marinwood to Petaluma
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

From Miller Creek we'll ride through Nicasio, the Cheese Factory, Hicks Valley, and Wilson Hill to Petaluma for lunch at Ray's Deli & Tavern. Return via Western, Bodega Ave, Middle Two Rock, and Chileno Valley.

Shorten the ride to 49 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 or at the Cheese Factory. Please pre-register if you can.

THU DEC 9 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

SAT DEC 11 5/TM/38 GPC Holiday Party Ride - Donald Drive 
Leader: Kevin Powell      (510) 542-0440    text
Leader: Patty Monahan      (510) 290-8911    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:10 am start
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley
Optional pre-registration for members

Sports Basement->Tunnel Rd->Donald Drive->Wildcat Canyon -> Sports Basement

Ride to Eat! Earn your extra slice of pizza by joining us for this challenging 38 mile loop.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38144648

SAT DEC 11 5/T/30 Skyline-Redwood-Pinehurst Loop 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Liz Kroboth     (703) 338-4897
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley
Optional pre-registration for members

[RWGPS link] Let's eat some hills for breakfast and then pizza for lunch! A standard Redwood Pinehurst loop, where we go up Tunnel and then down Claremont, before our holiday party at Sports Basement. Restroom/water at Sibley, Mile 7 and 24.

SAT DEC 11 - SUN DEC 12 5/LT/7 Overnight bike campout in Tilden 
Leader: Stephen Chan  
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Rockridge BART
Mandatory pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Please keep an eye on the weekend forecast! There is rain entering the picture for Sunday. This event will proceed regardless but prepare for some rain. As always, contact me with questions.

Come join a merry group of bike tourers for an overnight bike camping trip to Tilden Regional Park.

I have reserved a large group camping site for Saturday Dec 11 in Tilden. This trip should be beginner friendly (low mileage, close to home/transit, familiar roads) and offer many opportunities for bike tourers to exchange stories, gear tips, and ride experiences. If you are new to bike touring and have questions, please reach out via email.

You are welcome to take your own route but my co-organizers and I will offer a paved and unpaved options to the campsite. We will start from Rockridge BART. Routes are linked below.

Days will be short and the night will be long so I'm going to have a bunch of firewood hauled up to camp. Please bring $5-10 cash to cover the cost of the camp reservation and firewood (exact amount will depend on number of attendees).

FYI - This event is cross-listed with the NorCal Bike Touring meetup.com group. That group will be hosting it's annual holiday gathering Saturday afternoon at the campsite. A potluck style feast and a white elephant gift exchange will be optional but very open to all. Please just RSVP once, if you are a member of both.


Paved Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38021377
Mixed Terrain Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38021303

SAT DEC 11 1/XL/0 GPC Holiday Party 
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 1:00 pm
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley

Come join the GPC holiday party potluck! We'll provide pizzas, drinks, and games and prizes! You bring yourself and a dish to share, and enjoy the festivities!

Please RSVP here so I know how much pizza to buy! https://bit.ly/30LVqhO

TUE DEC 14 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield  
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

WED DEC 15 3/TM/31 short and dry 30 mile ride from corner of Spruce/Grizzly peak to Sisi's in Moraga 
Leader: Steve Tracy      (510) 881-6042    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:10 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet 9am, roll 910 via Wildcat, SPDR, Moraga Way 15 miles Berkeley to Moraga. Drink hot beverage and easy return by noon to beat 50% rain by 1pm.

Route back negotiable tbd by those who show up. Maybe Glorietta to upper Happy Valley and down Sundowner / Miner to SPDR, Wildcat.

WED DEC 15 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Meet at 10:00 am

There is no scheduled ride this week, as rain is likely.

THU DEC 16 4/TM/58 Duros West - Berkeley to Martinez 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

We'll ride out to Martinez for lunch (mile 35) via SPDR, Alhambra, and pig farm. Snack stop at Nancy Boyd park (mile 23), then Franklin Canyon to McEwen (the easy way) and the George Miller Trail. Return via Bear Creek.

If coming from the East side, you can meet the group at the foot of Wildcat at approximately 10:00. Let me know if that is your plan.

Map and cue at RideWithGPS. Faster riders are welcome if they don't mind waiting at regroups. Faster riders should also feel free to push on after lunch if they do mind waiting. Let the ride leader know, in that case.

THU DEC 16 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

FRI DEC 17 1/T/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond 
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Optional pre-registration for members

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

SAT DEC 18 2/LT/35 [Rain Date] Croissant and Hot Cocoa [N Berkeley BART to Marin Country Mart] 
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
UPDATE:

No ride on 12/18!

See the listing for Sat Dec 4. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SAT DEC 18 3!/TM/70 San Rafael-Lucas Valley-Marshall Wall-Point Reyes Station 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
Start Location: San Rafael - Starbucks (Irwin Street, San Rafael)
Optional pre-registration for members

[RWGPS link] As we approach the shortest day of the year, we're squeezing in a long ride. Join us for a tour of classic Marin roads. Snacks, water, and restrooms at Mile 22. Grocery store and restrooms at Mile 47. There is street parking around Starbucks.

Note that we WILL go at a solid TM pace! M riders and faster are welcome, but we ask that they respect the advertised pace and wait at regroups. T riders will be dropped; we want to finish before dark. That said, bring lights just in case, and check your bike beforehand to reduce the likelihood of mechanicals (and related delays).

This is public transit-friendly. Take Golden Gate Transit Bus 580 from the East Bay, arriving at 8:55am. Or make it a century when you ride to and from the East Bay!

SAT DEC 18 2/T/28 Orinda BART NW lot to Pinole's BEAR CLAW BAKERY 
Leader: Jim O'Melia      (925) 262-3882    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Orinda to Bear Claw Cafe
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Orinda BART (R) to Camino Pablo Rd (R) to Castro Ranch Rd (L) to Pinole Valley Rd (S) to Tennent Ave across San Pablo Ave (R) into BEAR CLAW BAKERY lot. Then, back to start.

SUN DEC 19 3/T/36 Lunch in Vallejo, Bay Trail, Hillcrest 
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 9:45 am for a 9:50 am start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Switching it up this month. Meet at El Cerrito del Norte for a ride out to Vallejo. We'll check out the SF Bay Trail from Pinole to Rodeo, ride past the refineries en route to Carquinez Bridge. Lunch and beverage at Panama Bay Coffee at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. Back via the usual: San Pablo, Appian, and Hillcrest. Check out the RWGPS route here.

TUE DEC 21 3/TM/31 short and dry 30 mile ride from corner of Spruce/Grizzly peak to Sisi's in Moraga 
Leader: Steve Tracy      (510) 881-6042    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:10 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet 9am, roll 910 via Wildcat, SPDR, Moraga Way 15 miles Berkeley to Moraga. Drink hot beverage and enjoy fire pit. Easy return by noon to beat 31% chance of rain by 1pm.

Route back negotiable tbd by those who show up. last week enjoyed Glorietta to upper Happy Valley and down Sundown / Miner to SPDR, Wildcat. RSVP for start option to meet us at about 925 on SPDR at bottom Wildcat

TUE DEC 21 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield  
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

The ride on Dec. 21 is cancelled due to 80% change of rain at 5 pm. Please join us next week on Dec. 28.

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

WED DEC 22 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Meet at 10:00 am

No scheduled ride this week. Looks like RAIN!

THU DEC 23 3!/TM/61 Duros West - Marshall Wall 
Leader: Michael Kahn      (510) 207-4302    text
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
GPC Route: Miller Creek to Marshall
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Ride canceled. Doesn’t look like the weather is going to cooperate. Enjoy the day, hopefully staying dry.

Its almost Christmas, and rain seems likely but if not let’s do this classic.

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

Shorten the ride to about 42 miles by starting in Nicasio. We should pass through there about 9:50 or so.

Please pre-register if you can. Faster riders are welcome if they are willing to wait at regroups. We will start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at Nicasio, or at the Cheese Factory.

THU DEC 23 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

FRI DEC 24 2/LT/35 Croissant and Hot Cocoa [N Berkeley BART to Marin Country Mart] 
Leader: Siu Mak      (510) 229-0090    text
Leader: Hong-Kit Wong     (917) 660-0229
Meet at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Ride is still on! Forecast is that rain will stop around 7am. Expect wet roads, and please bring rain gear just in case.

Since cafes and farmers market are not available on 1/1/2022, I moved the January ride to Christmas Eve. Let's ride our bikes over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and enjoy a warm croissant and a cup of hot cocoa. Bring cash or credit card and a good working bike. New riders welcome.

A large portion of the route is on dedicated bike path, but please be cautious going over train tracks in Richmond. We will have a bathroom and water stop at Richmond Marina Park about 6 miles in.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355

Ride cancels if chance of rain > 30%.

SUN DEC 26 3!/TM/83.7 Cotati - Sweetwater Springs Loop 
Leader: Arnim Polster      (415) 271-3440    text
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:15 am start   Rain Date: Sun Jan 2
Start Location: Cotati Mall, just west of Hwy 101 on Gravenstein Hwy
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Pushing this ride to the rain date January 2 (chance of rain for 12/26 currently 75%)

Sweetwater Springs is a lovely road with practically no traffic, but a rather arduous stretch in the last mile of the climb. Lunch in Duncans Mills at mile 48 (a number of options within a short distance of one another). Optional stop in Valley Ford at mile 70, and post-ride libations at Grav South Brewery, walking distance from our starting point.
Plan is to finish well before dark, but please bring adequate lights just in case.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38179673

TUE DEC 28 5!/TM/10 Tuesday evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield  
Leader: Elizabeth Crocker  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Due to 50% chance of rain at 5 pm today, this ride is cancelled. Please join us next week on Jan. 4!

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

WED DEC 29 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Meet at 10:00 am

No scheduled ride this Wednesday as rain is likely.

THU DEC 30 3!/TM/61 Duros West - Marshall Wall 
Leader: Michael Kahn      (510) 207-4302    text
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
GPC Route: Miller Creek to Marshall
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

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

Shorten the ride to about 42 miles by starting in Nicasio. We should pass through there about 10:10 or so.

Please pre-register if you can. Faster riders are welcome if they are willing to wait at regroups. We will start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at Nicasio, or at the Cheese Factory.

THU DEC 30 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Debbie Miskell
   mobile    text
Leader: Jill Neiman
   phone
GPC Route:
Nicasio to Marshall
Start Location:
Nicasio
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

We will do the standard counter-clockwise Marshall loop. We will meet at 10am in Nicasio and ride past the Cheese Factory and then up and over the Marshall Wall to Marshall for lunch. The Marshall store is not open on Wednesdays so bring your lunch to enjoy by Tomales Bay. Return via Highway 1 to Pt Reyes Station for coffee and treats before returning to Nicasio. Please pre-register.

Call leaders if questions.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
   mobile    text
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

We'll ride through Nicasio and Olema on our way to Drakes beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. Pick up lunch in Inverness Park on the way and take it with us to the beach. Return through Pt. Reyes Station.

See the route on RideWithGPS. Pre-registration is appreciated.

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

Leader: Mike Wood
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

Rain Date: Sat Dec 18
Leader: Siu Mak
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Leader: Hong-Kit Wong
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

There is a popular farmers' market at Marin Country Mart every Saturday morning, so let's ride our bikes over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and enjoy a warm croissant and a cup of hot cocoa. Bring cash or credit card and a good working bike. New riders welcome.

A large portion of the route is on dedicated bike path, but please be cautious going over train tracks in Richmond. We will have a bathroom and water stop at Richmond Marina Park about 6 miles in.

We will meet in front of the North Berkeley BART entrance at 8:45am. Leaving at 9am and arriving Larkspur at around 10:30am. Then we will begin our return trip at 11am and should be back at North Berkeley BART before 1pm.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355
The elevation is a bit off as the climb over the bridge is not captured. Add about 500 feet of elevation.

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew Ulricksen
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Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Due to Bill's trail being closed as of yesterday we had to re-route this ride to this route, inspired by the Funnest Known Time event organized by Peter Stetina. We'll meet at the Coffee Roastery in Fairfax at 9am. Route is ~30 miles with 4K of elevation.

A new monthly Mixed Terrain adventure ride during the winter months with a rotating, rider driven, suite of routes in East Bay, Marin and the Peninsula. Anyone who is a regular participant can offer route suggestions. A few of our favorites may prime the pump for the first few months (e.g...Dirty Zoo [East Bay], Planet of the Apes [Peninsula], and Coastal [Marin]).

This ride will respect the trails and execute only when they are dry enough for riding without damage.

Plan will be to offer MTB and Gravel pace groups and no rider will be left behind.

Participants should be willing and prepared to do >5K climbing and 3-4 hours of ride time.

Leader: David Brown
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Leader: Alison Kuehner
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Start Location:
Walnut Creek - Heather Farm
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

The official GPC version of this route is available at:

https://www.grizz.org/routes/detail.php?id=174

Clockwise loop around Morgan Territory, returning over Mt Diablo saddle. We'll stop for water/bathrooms at Clayton, at the top of Morgan Territory, lunch at Draegers, and a water stop at Mt Diablo junction. Route details at:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38108582

Leader: Thomas Dunscombe
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Start Location:
Evergreen Walmart Neighborhood Market
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Come ride with us to Mt Umunhum. We'll take the Coyote Creek Trail out and and return via Metcalf Road and the Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve. The Lunch stop is at Mile 46 in Almaden so be sure to bring some energy bars for the ride up to Mt Um and back to lunch. Here is the link to the Ride with GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38123212

Leader: Jim O'Melia
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GPC Route:
Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Start Location:
Pleasant Hill BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

This is a good way to meet others in the club and for new riders to join in. No pressure to complete a long hilly ride. We'll keep this ride super friendly and on pace. Tandem and city bike friendly. Bring food or $ to buy and eat at the fabulous Draeger's Market or other great food spots in or around the plaza. All are welcome and anyone can join this ride. Pre-registration requested but not required to ride. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook. Join free.

Leader: Anne Schonfield

Leader: Elizabeth Crocker

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

Leader: Jim Clara
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GPC Route:
Nicasio to Hearts Desire
Start Location:
Nicasio
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Wednesday looks to have very heavy cloud cover, 50° to 54° chilly temperature, AKA a perfect northern California beach day! While there is food available at Inverness Park and Inverness, I am packing my lunch. There are porta potties at the ride start, restrooms and picnic tables at Hearts Desire, two hills or maybe three if you count the ride out/up from the beach. Hope you can make the ride! Please pre-register.

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.

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
Marinwood to Petaluma
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

From Miller Creek we'll ride through Nicasio, the Cheese Factory, Hicks Valley, and Wilson Hill to Petaluma for lunch at Ray's Deli & Tavern. Return via Western, Bodega Ave, Middle Two Rock, and Chileno Valley.

Shorten the ride to 49 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 or at the Cheese Factory. Please pre-register if you can.

Leader: Mike Wood
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Kevin Powell
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Leader: Patty Monahan
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Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Sports Basement->Tunnel Rd->Donald Drive->Wildcat Canyon -> Sports Basement

Ride to Eat! Earn your extra slice of pizza by joining us for this challenging 38 mile loop.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38144648

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Leader: Liz Kroboth
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Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

[RWGPS link] Let's eat some hills for breakfast and then pizza for lunch! A standard Redwood Pinehurst loop, where we go up Tunnel and then down Claremont, before our holiday party at Sports Basement. Restroom/water at Sibley, Mile 7 and 24.

Leader: Stephen Chan

Start Location:
Rockridge BART
Pre-registration:
Mandatory pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Please keep an eye on the weekend forecast! There is rain entering the picture for Sunday. This event will proceed regardless but prepare for some rain. As always, contact me with questions.

Come join a merry group of bike tourers for an overnight bike camping trip to Tilden Regional Park.

I have reserved a large group camping site for Saturday Dec 11 in Tilden. This trip should be beginner friendly (low mileage, close to home/transit, familiar roads) and offer many opportunities for bike tourers to exchange stories, gear tips, and ride experiences. If you are new to bike touring and have questions, please reach out via email.

You are welcome to take your own route but my co-organizers and I will offer a paved and unpaved options to the campsite. We will start from Rockridge BART. Routes are linked below.

Days will be short and the night will be long so I'm going to have a bunch of firewood hauled up to camp. Please bring $5-10 cash to cover the cost of the camp reservation and firewood (exact amount will depend on number of attendees).

FYI - This event is cross-listed with the NorCal Bike Touring meetup.com group. That group will be hosting it's annual holiday gathering Saturday afternoon at the campsite. A potluck style feast and a white elephant gift exchange will be optional but very open to all. Please just RSVP once, if you are a member of both.


Paved Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38021377
Mixed Terrain Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38021303

Leader: Jessica Jensen
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Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley

Come join the GPC holiday party potluck! We'll provide pizzas, drinks, and games and prizes! You bring yourself and a dish to share, and enjoy the festivities!

Please RSVP here so I know how much pizza to buy! https://bit.ly/30LVqhO

Leader: Anne Schonfield

Leader: Elizabeth Crocker

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

Leader: Steve Tracy
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet 9am, roll 910 via Wildcat, SPDR, Moraga Way 15 miles Berkeley to Moraga. Drink hot beverage and easy return by noon to beat 50% rain by 1pm.

Route back negotiable tbd by those who show up. Maybe Glorietta to upper Happy Valley and down Sundowner / Miner to SPDR, Wildcat.

There is no scheduled ride this week, as rain is likely.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

We'll ride out to Martinez for lunch (mile 35) via SPDR, Alhambra, and pig farm. Snack stop at Nancy Boyd park (mile 23), then Franklin Canyon to McEwen (the easy way) and the George Miller Trail. Return via Bear Creek.

If coming from the East side, you can meet the group at the foot of Wildcat at approximately 10:00. Let me know if that is your plan.

Map and cue at RideWithGPS. Faster riders are welcome if they don't mind waiting at regroups. Faster riders should also feel free to push on after lunch if they do mind waiting. Let the ride leader know, in that case.

Leader: Mike Wood
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Arleen Sakamoto

Leader: Kenneth Karda
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

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

UPDATE:

No ride on 12/18!

See the listing for Sat Dec 4. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Leader: Jessica Jensen
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Start Location:
San Rafael - Starbucks (Irwin Street, San Rafael)
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

[RWGPS link] As we approach the shortest day of the year, we're squeezing in a long ride. Join us for a tour of classic Marin roads. Snacks, water, and restrooms at Mile 22. Grocery store and restrooms at Mile 47. There is street parking around Starbucks.

Note that we WILL go at a solid TM pace! M riders and faster are welcome, but we ask that they respect the advertised pace and wait at regroups. T riders will be dropped; we want to finish before dark. That said, bring lights just in case, and check your bike beforehand to reduce the likelihood of mechanicals (and related delays).

This is public transit-friendly. Take Golden Gate Transit Bus 580 from the East Bay, arriving at 8:55am. Or make it a century when you ride to and from the East Bay!

Leader: Jim O'Melia
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GPC Route:
Orinda to Bear Claw Cafe
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Orinda BART (R) to Camino Pablo Rd (R) to Castro Ranch Rd (L) to Pinole Valley Rd (S) to Tennent Ave across San Pablo Ave (R) into BEAR CLAW BAKERY lot. Then, back to start.

Leader: Adele Madelo
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Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Switching it up this month. Meet at El Cerrito del Norte for a ride out to Vallejo. We'll check out the SF Bay Trail from Pinole to Rodeo, ride past the refineries en route to Carquinez Bridge. Lunch and beverage at Panama Bay Coffee at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. Back via the usual: San Pablo, Appian, and Hillcrest. Check out the RWGPS route here.

Leader: Steve Tracy
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Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet 9am, roll 910 via Wildcat, SPDR, Moraga Way 15 miles Berkeley to Moraga. Drink hot beverage and enjoy fire pit. Easy return by noon to beat 31% chance of rain by 1pm.

Route back negotiable tbd by those who show up. last week enjoyed Glorietta to upper Happy Valley and down Sundown / Miner to SPDR, Wildcat. RSVP for start option to meet us at about 925 on SPDR at bottom Wildcat

Leader: Anne Schonfield

Leader: Elizabeth Crocker

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

The ride on Dec. 21 is cancelled due to 80% change of rain at 5 pm. Please join us next week on Dec. 28.

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

No scheduled ride this week. Looks like RAIN!

Leader: Michael Kahn
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GPC Route:
Miller Creek to Marshall
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Ride canceled. Doesn’t look like the weather is going to cooperate. Enjoy the day, hopefully staying dry.

Its almost Christmas, and rain seems likely but if not let’s do this classic.

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

Shorten the ride to about 42 miles by starting in Nicasio. We should pass through there about 9:50 or so.

Please pre-register if you can. Faster riders are welcome if they are willing to wait at regroups. We will start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at Nicasio, or at the Cheese Factory.

Leader: Mike Wood
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Siu Mak
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Leader: Hong-Kit Wong
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Ride is still on! Forecast is that rain will stop around 7am. Expect wet roads, and please bring rain gear just in case.

Since cafes and farmers market are not available on 1/1/2022, I moved the January ride to Christmas Eve. Let's ride our bikes over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and enjoy a warm croissant and a cup of hot cocoa. Bring cash or credit card and a good working bike. New riders welcome.

A large portion of the route is on dedicated bike path, but please be cautious going over train tracks in Richmond. We will have a bathroom and water stop at Richmond Marina Park about 6 miles in.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38019355

Ride cancels if chance of rain > 30%.

Rain Date: Sun Jan 2
Leader: Arnim Polster
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Start Location:
Cotati Mall, just west of Hwy 101 on Gravenstein Hwy
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Pushing this ride to the rain date January 2 (chance of rain for 12/26 currently 75%)

Sweetwater Springs is a lovely road with practically no traffic, but a rather arduous stretch in the last mile of the climb. Lunch in Duncans Mills at mile 48 (a number of options within a short distance of one another). Optional stop in Valley Ford at mile 70, and post-ride libations at Grav South Brewery, walking distance from our starting point.
Plan is to finish well before dark, but please bring adequate lights just in case.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38179673

Leader: Anne Schonfield

Leader: Elizabeth Crocker

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - north side
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Due to 50% chance of rain at 5 pm today, this ride is cancelled. Please join us next week on Jan. 4!

Please join us for a weekly Tuesday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! Meet at the water fountain at Spruce/Grizzly Peak. We'll head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park, expect ~10 miles and about 1,800 feet of elevation gain. This is a great workout!
NOTE: it will be dark by 5:30 in mid Nov, so this ride is mostly in dark. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2742955390 (this route shows 3 ascents up South Park, we’ll only do 1-2 ascents. Thanks to Nick Umemoto for the route and inspiration!)

No scheduled ride this Wednesday as rain is likely.

Leader: Michael Kahn
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GPC Route:
Miller Creek to Marshall
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

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

Shorten the ride to about 42 miles by starting in Nicasio. We should pass through there about 10:10 or so.

Please pre-register if you can. Faster riders are welcome if they are willing to wait at regroups. We will start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at Nicasio, or at the Cheese Factory.

Leader: Mike Wood
   phone
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Lights Required as it's dark at the start since daylight savings. 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) > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Moraga Way > CCB

December 2021 Ride Statistics
WeekdayWeekendTotal
23 13 36