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THU OCT 1 0/M/0 * Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am
UPDATE:

Note new start time: 11:00 am!

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN OCT 4 0/TM/0 * Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm
UPDATE:

Note changes: 60 minute duration and 21mph pace!

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON OCT 5 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

MON OCT 5 Speaker Series Gravel Bikes, Gravel Rides: The Basics and Beyond
Leader: Michael Koved     (510) 508-4193
Meet at 7:00 pm

Curious about the Gravel ride craze? Want to learn about gear and potential places to ride? Join the GPC Speaker Series on Monday October 5th at 7pm.

Our featured speaker is Cyndi Wong who is a local endurance adventure rider. She started on a road bike in her 40s and expanded to mountain biking soon after. Cyndi now also enjoys mixed terrain rides on her gravel bike.

Cyndi will be sharing her journey to gravel bike riding from choosing the right bike to exploring our local trails.

Join the peloton via online or phone:

  • Online: meet.google.com/orx-xmgg-wgd
  • Phone: (US) +1 405-362-7610‬ PIN: ‪262 074 606‬#

The event is free. Bring a friend or two. Questions? Contact Michael Koved (michaelkoved@gmail.com).

THU OCT 8 0/M/0 * Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SUN OCT 11 3/T/35 * Grizzly Peak-Pinehurst-Orinda-Tilden morning loop
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (415) 935-3113
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
GPC Route: Grizzly Peak
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

This ride is capped at 5 riders (not counting the 1 ride leader). Join us for a hilly morning loop through the East Bay hills. While there will be quick regroups, the only stop planned is for water (no restrooms) at Orinda Oaks Park at Mile 20. The only restroom open on the route is at Sibley Park (mile 11). Bring snacks, as there's no lunch stop. And of course, bring a mask and practice social distancing.

SUN OCT 11 0/TM/0 * Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON OCT 12 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

WED OCT 14 2/M/21 * Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

WED OCT 14 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 OCT 15 0/M/0 * Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SAT OCT 17 3/TM/40 * Let's Go Find that Bird -- Nicasio - Marshall Wall - Pt Reyes Station
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Nicasio to Marshall
Start Location: Nicasio

Red Tail, Harrier, Tweety Bird? Let's go see if that bird that has been keeping tabs on and even going after some heads is still around. This is a hilly loop, with two big hills (Cheese Factory, Marshall Wall) and lots of ups and downs from Nicasio, past the Cheese Factory, over the Marshall Wall, and back down along Tomales Bay. Return via Pt. Reyes Station where we will stop for cold drinks before the short ride left to the start. Yes, it will be hot in Marin on Saturday, so bring plenty of water and whatever snacks you need to see you through to Pt Reyes Station. Leader rides a fast TM pace, but promises to wait at the top of the Marshall Wall in order to ride down the back side in a group and hopefully dissuade any resident flying friends from coming too close. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced! Don't forget your buff or mask. Advance sign-in required and ride is limited to 10. Call the leader by 9:00 on Saturday morning if any new fire or smoke dangers indicate a postponement might be warranted.

SUN OCT 18 1/T/28 * Chill Sunday Trails
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (415) 935-3113
Meet at 9:50 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Ohlone & Richmond Greenway, Point San Pablo, Miller Knox, Bay Trail
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Join us on a T-paced Sunday stroll (or a recovery ride?) through our local network of trails! Ohlone Greenway, Richmond Greenway, Bay Trail. Some scenic spots along the way: Point San Pablo, Miller Knox, Point Isabelle (dog park), Golden Gate Fields, and the Berkeley Marina. Planned stops, if people want them: snacks/view at Point San Pablo (Mile 11); restrooms at Miller Knox (Mile 15).

COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced! Don't forget your buff or mask. If you need to contact the leader on the day of the ride, please call or text (not email).

SUN OCT 18 0/TM/0 * Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON OCT 19 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

WED OCT 21 4/TM/47 * Loop Ride Half Moon Bay to Pescadero
Leader: Steve Tracy     (510) 881-6042
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Half Moon Bay - Fire Station

HMB-Pescadero loop, REAL RIDE on my birthday. Climb Stage Rd south, lunch in Pescadero (Birthday person buys bread or coffee) then SR 1 North.

Up lower Tunitas Creek & find Lobitos north; proceed on Verde and Purisma Creek to Higgins Canyon finale. Two options to shorten to as few as 33 miles else 47.4 mi 3,868 ft. See the GPC RideWithGPS route for detail. You can print that or download to your phone RideWithGPS app.

WED OCT 21 2/M/21 * Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU OCT 22 0/M/0 * Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

SAT OCT 24 3!/M/106 * Del Puerto Canyon
Leader: Ernesto Montenero     (510) 504-2853
Meet at 7:45 am for a 8:00 am start
GPC Route: Del Puerto Canyon - Option 4
Start Location: Livermore - Civic Center
Pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

This is the Classic Del Puerto Canyon ride. This is Bruce Berg's ride. He used to list it in the Fall and in the Spring. It was a very popular ride. I enjoyed riding with Bruce very much. I am listing this ride in his memory and honor. We will have 4 stops. 1st stop at mile 37 corner store outside of Tracy. 2nd Stop at the Patterson Freeway oasis, mile 51. 3rd stop at the water Spring on Del Puerto Canyon mile ~~72( in case there is no water at the Junction). 4th stop at the Junction cafe (open for one last weekend maybe) mile 76.5.

This is not a hard ride but most of the climbing comes after the first half. Come prepared as we will ride in remote areas. Bring food as it takes too long to get food at the Junction or it may be closed. Food can be purchased at the restaurants in Patterson stop. Please check your tires and equipment as there is no service for the last half of the ride. Bring a mask as we will follow the Covid protocols.

SUN OCT 25 4/T/34 * Sunday Andante
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (415) 935-3113
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

We're changing things up and doing the ASSR Andante on a Sunday and at a T pace. There are no water or restrooms along this route, so bring everything you need.

There's no lunch stop, but afterwards, if people are interested, we can enjoy a socially-distanced lunch in the public space around the fountain next to the Orinda Theater. Nearby options include Cafe Europa, Peet's, Loard's, etc.

COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced! Don't forget your face covering. If you need to contact the leader on the day of the ride, please call or text (not email).

SUN OCT 25 0/TM/0 * Sunday Funday p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 1:15 pm

60 minutes, D pace, 21mph (2.0 w/kg). This ride presented by The Big Ring (TBR) encourages those who want to push their pace a little higher than the standard sub 2.0 w/kg social rides on Zwift. We roll together on the beautiful Sand and Sequoias route, which includes one sprint and one KOM climb. For the best ride experience, please always stay by the leader's Yellow Beacon as it is easy to get ahead especially on the climb and descent.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/957817

MON OCT 26 0/TM/0 Ascenders Team Social Monday (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, D pace, average 21mpg (1.9 w/kg). This social event is currently on the Watopia Flat course, with 3 sprints during the hour. We run a monthly sprint league with prizes awarded to the top man and woman by points. Top sprints awarded 10 points, down to 1 point for 10th fastest sprint. Fastest sprint time of the month is awarded 5 bonus points. Course changes monthly. Vibe is friendly and supportive, with strong sweepers at the back to help anyone who falls out of the group draft.

Sign up on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/959878

WED OCT 28 2/M/21 * Knights of Suburbia Happy Hour p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams  
Meet at 10:45 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 22mph (2.2 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together with strong sweep support to help those at the back stay in the group. Knights of Suburbia is an Australia-based group that mostly rides outdoors and focuses on promoting mental wellbeing. In our Zwift rides, we work hard to create a positive atmosphere and foster support for mental wellness so everyone enjoys a "happy hour" on the bike.

THU OCT 29 0/M/0 * Poursuite de la Lanterne Rouge p/b TBR (repeats weekly)
Leader: Holly Brown-Williams     (707) 827-6148
Meet at 11:00 am

60 minutes, C pace, average 23mph (2.3 w/kg). In this fun social event, everyone stays together for most of the ride, but then given the chance to chase our Red Beacon sweeper (Lanterne Rouge) at 47 minutes and try to catch him before the finish. Our Lanterne Rouge is released at 45 minutes in and given a 2 minute head start. The Yellow Beacon ride leader maintains the listed pace for the full hour for those who do not wish to chase.

Register on Zwift Companion app: https://www.zwift.com/events/view/953170

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

October 2020 Statistics
WeekdayWeekendTotals
Rides Published in WT 6 0 6
Rides Added after WT * 9 9 18
Totals 15 9 24