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SUN AUG 1 1!/L/20 * Novice Series Ride #1 - Alameda Creek Trail
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Donna Ko     (510) 610-9859
Leader: Rahman Batin     (510) 502-3151
Leader: Jess Garcia     (510) 220-5435
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Novice Ride #1: Alameda Creek Trail
Start Location: Union City BART
Optional pre-registration for members

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER ONLINE TO HELP US SAVE TIME! Meet at the west side station entrance near the bike storage boxes. The ride will be easy paced and completely flat. We'll ride the Alameda Creek Trail to Coyote Hills and back. Finish with optional lunch in Union City - bring your own or $ to buy. No water on route; bring a water bottle and energy bar. No drop. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact a ride leader or check this listing for a status update. If you're interested in carpooling, please contact Mary Ann (mj@mjawili.com), and she'll help coordinate rides.

MON AUG 2 Speaker Event NEW Date>> Rails-to-Trails: A 2,700 mile regional trail network- Who Knew?
Leader: Thomas Ayres     (510) 295-8228
Meet at 7:00 pm

What fabulous trails in the Bay Area and nearby are converted railroad right-of-ways? How can you find these routes online? Are there more old unused rail lines waiting to become routes for walking and riding?

Find out more on August 2nd at 7p when we welcome Ben Kaufman, the Rails to Trails Conservancy trail development manager for the western region. His talk will focus on the Bay Area Trails Collaborative - a project involving dozens of groups who are cooperating to create a 2,700 mile regional trail network.

Join the GPC Peloton via Zoom:

Link: https://tinyurl.com/wt7f8uh5

Meeting ID: 647 437 0527 Passcode: mvtD0t

One tap mobile +16699006833,,6474370527#,,,,*841441# US (San Jose)

The event is free. Bring a friend or two. Questions? SpeakerSeries@Grizz.org

TUE AUG 3 5/T/20 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. RideWithGPS route. Up to Mile 7.7, the trail is doable with 25mm tires, but you might prefer something wider for the rest of the dirt. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. Bring lights just in case. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2]

TUE AUG 3 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (Pandemic Edition) (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration for members

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 encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

WED AUG 4 3/T/45 Bear Valley Visitor's Center to Lighthouse
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Pt. Reyes Visitor Center
Optional pre-registration for members

On Wednesday, August 4, we will ride from Bear Valley Visitor's Center at Pt Reyes to the Lighthouse and back. The ride is about 45 miles round trip. There are several short, steep climbs on this ride. One just past Inverness (about 350 ft gain in .7 miles) and a few more out towards the lighthouse (longest about 300 ft in 1 mile). The climbs are easier on the way back. Optional detour to Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery.

We will eat lunch at the lighthouse. Either bring your lunch or plan to buy it in Inverness along the way. Ride leader plans to stop off at Pt Reyes Station before returning to the visitor’s center (because it is there).

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37002473

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.

THU AUG 5 3/TM/60-80 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. Check back here on the ride schedule for an update with this week's leader and route, which is usually posted by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule. Faster riders are welcome if they don't mind waiting for regroups.

THU AUG 5 3/M/18 Thursday Mixty from Canyon Brewery (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Mixed terrain ride through Redwood and Sibley returning through Wilder to Moraga. We can adjust the route over time based on group preferences. This initial route is ~2200ft of climbing and we'll pick regroups to make sure we stay together.

Thursday weekly ride with optional pints post ride!

THU AUG 5 5!/M/12 * Midweek Mixty (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Mandatory pre-registration

Join us for a 1 - 1.5 hour mixed terrain bike ride. Please bring a bicycle capable of dirt and uneven terrain such as a gravel, cyclo-cross or mountain bike. There may be technical sections of the ride where walking may be more comfortable. This ride may require intermediate off road bike handling skills. It shouldn't be your first time riding dirt.

Pace: M-pace, similar to Cat C, CAT 5, FTP around 3 watts/kg

Distance: 10-15 miles

Elevation: 1,000 - 1,500 feet elevation gain

Grade: Over 20% grade at sections

Route: Varies, here are examples:

This is a weekly Thursday ride. Please bring water for the entire ride, no water stops are planned for this 1-1.5 hour ride.

Mandatory pre-registration is required. Please sign up online by 3PM of the same day to ride. Registration may close without notice. Thank you

THU AUG 5 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: David Brown     (510) 508-4215
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. 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. Please bring lights for the return trip. See the route on RideWithGPS.

SAT AUG 7 3/TM/47 * West Dublin BART/Stoneridge Mall to Calaveras O/B
Leader: Steve Tracy     (510) 881-6042
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:35 am start
Start Location: Stoneridge Mall parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Out and back with 2.6k climbing, route or cues see club RideWithGPS.
South on Foothill to town of Sunol, brief regroup, market, railroad & porta potty mile 9 (and 39 on return). Up Calaveras road, regroup, snack, and turn around at mile 24.
Meet in parking lot at North end of mall near BART exit. Easy leaderless options for + or - miles include ride to start or drop into Milpitas.

SUN AUG 8 1/L/25 * Novice Series Ride #2 - Alameda and Bay Farm Island
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Novice Ride #2: Tour de Alameda (including Bay Farm Island)
Start Location: Fruitvale BART
Optional pre-registration for members

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

TUE AUG 10 5/T/20 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. RideWithGPS route. Up to Mile 7.7, the trail is doable with 25mm tires, but you might prefer something wider for the rest of the dirt. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. Bring lights just in case. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2]

TUE AUG 10 5/B/24,32 GPC Tuesday B-Group (repeats weekly)
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene     (510) 914-1065
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration for members

GPC Tuesday evening B-group. Fast and hilly, the B-group is a challenging ride for both intermediate and advanced cyclists looking to improve speed and bike handling skills. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is required and closes at 4:30pm. Email Chris with Questions.

TUE AUG 10 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (Pandemic Edition) (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

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 encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

WED AUG 11 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. 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 AUG 11 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 AUG 12 3/TM/60-80 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. Check back here on the ride schedule for an update with this week's leader and route, which is usually posted by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule. Faster riders are welcome if they don't mind waiting for regroups.

THU AUG 12 3/M/18 Thursday Mixty from Canyon Brewery (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Mixed terrain ride through Redwood and Sibley returning through Wilder to Moraga. We can adjust the route over time based on group preferences. This initial route is ~2200ft of climbing and we'll pick regroups to make sure we stay together.

Thursday weekly ride with optional pints post ride!

THU AUG 12 5!/M/12 * Midweek Mixty (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Mandatory pre-registration

Join us for a 1 - 1.5 hour mixed terrain bike ride. Please bring a bicycle capable of dirt and uneven terrain such as a gravel, cyclo-cross or mountain bike. There may be technical sections of the ride where walking may be more comfortable. This ride may require intermediate off road bike handling skills. It shouldn't be your first time riding dirt.

Pace: M-pace, similar to Cat C, CAT 5, FTP around 3 watts/kg

Distance: 10-15 miles

Elevation: 1,000 - 1,500 feet elevation gain

Grade: Over 20% grade at sections

Route: Varies, here are examples:

This is a weekly Thursday ride. Please bring water for the entire ride, no water stops are planned for this 1-1.5 hour ride.

Mandatory pre-registration is required. Please sign up online by 3PM of the same day to ride. Registration may close without notice. Thank you

THU AUG 12 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: David Brown     (510) 508-4215
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. 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. Please bring lights for the return trip. See the route on RideWithGPS.

FRI AUG 13 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

Welcome to the restart of the monthly Friday ride.
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 AUG 14 4/LT/23 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Larghetto
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Larghetto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Meet at 9:00 for introductions. The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Larghetto pace group.

SAT AUG 14 4/T/50 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Adagio
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Adagio
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Meet at 9:00 for introductions. The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Adagio pace group.

SAT AUG 14 4/TM/34 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Andante
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Meet at 9:00 for introductions. The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Andante pace group.

SAT AUG 14 4/TM/65 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Allegretto
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Allegretto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Meet at 9:00 for introductions. The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Allegretto pace group.

SAT AUG 14 4/M/77-85 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - Presto
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Meet at 9:00 for introductions. The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the Presto pace group.

SUN AUG 15 3/T/39 * Around Richmond Hills, Over Oakland Hills, v2.1
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 9:45 am
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

MJ routed the earlier iteration of this ride. This is mine, version 2.1. We will start from North Berkeley BART this month to give us a little variety. (So far, we've started from Orinda and Rockridge.) Parking is available. If taking BART, note that this station is served by the Richmond-bound train and the latest you can arrive on this particular train is 9:28 (which will probably be the train I will be on, if I don't ride to the ride). From this BART station, we head north towards San Pablo and then southwards on SPDR and Camino Pablo. We'll stop for coffee at Peet's in Orinda (mile 19.1). We continue on Moraga Way before wending through the neighborhood to get on to Canyon and Pinehurst. After we drop down into Montclair and make our way to Rockridge, you have the option of going home or getting back on BART; I noticed some of the third-Sunday regulars live around there or come from SF. The rest of us will ride back to N. Berkeley BART and any points north. Please check the RidewithGPS route here.

SUN AUG 15 1/L/23 * Novice Ride #3 - Roundhill Loop
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Leader: Madeleine Loh     (510) 863-0315
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Novice Ride #3: Roundhill Loop
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
Optional pre-registration for members

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

TUE AUG 17 5/T/20 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. RideWithGPS route. Up to Mile 7.7, the trail is doable with 25mm tires, but you might prefer something wider for the rest of the dirt. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. Bring lights just in case. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2]

TUE AUG 17 5/B/24,32 GPC Tuesday B-Group (repeats weekly)
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene     (510) 914-1065
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration for members

GPC Tuesday evening B-group. Fast and hilly, the B-group is a challenging ride for both intermediate and advanced cyclists looking to improve speed and bike handling skills. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is required and closes at 4:30pm. Email Chris with Questions.

TUE AUG 17 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (Pandemic Edition) (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

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 encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

WED AUG 18 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. 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.

THU AUG 19 3/TM/60-80 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. Check back here on the ride schedule for an update with this week's leader and route, which is usually posted by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule. Faster riders are welcome if they don't mind waiting for regroups.

THU AUG 19 3/M/18 Thursday Mixty from Canyon Brewery (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Mixed terrain ride through Redwood and Sibley returning through Wilder to Moraga. We can adjust the route over time based on group preferences. This initial route is ~2200ft of climbing and we'll pick regroups to make sure we stay together.

Thursday weekly ride with optional pints post ride!

THU AUG 19 5!/M/12 * Midweek Mixty (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Mandatory pre-registration

Join us for a 1 - 1.5 hour mixed terrain bike ride. Please bring a bicycle capable of dirt and uneven terrain such as a gravel, cyclo-cross or mountain bike. There may be technical sections of the ride where walking may be more comfortable. This ride may require intermediate off road bike handling skills. It shouldn't be your first time riding dirt.

Pace: M-pace, similar to Cat C, CAT 5, FTP around 3 watts/kg

Distance: 10-15 miles

Elevation: 1,000 - 1,500 feet elevation gain

Grade: Over 20% grade at sections

Route: Varies, here are examples:

This is a weekly Thursday ride. Please bring water for the entire ride, no water stops are planned for this 1-1.5 hour ride.

Mandatory pre-registration is required. Please sign up online by 3PM of the same day to ride. Registration may close without notice. Thank you

THU AUG 19 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: David Brown     (510) 508-4215
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. 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. Please bring lights for the return trip. See the route on RideWithGPS.

FRI AUG 20 1/LT/15 Bike and Bird the SF Bay Trail, Berkeley to El Cerrito
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

Migrant Shorebirds are on their way back to California! Come ride with us to look for returning and resident shorebirds and waders, plus raptors and passerines. This birding ride is co-listed with the Golden Gate Audubon Society. Cathy Bleier (csbleier@sbcglobal.net) from GGAS is co-leading. The Berkeley Bay Trail is crowded even on a Friday, therefore we are restricting participation to 10 (that means 12 bikes on the trail). Mandatory registration is on the GGAS website (https://goldengateaudubon.org/event/bike-august2021/). Click this link for the GGAS listing. Click the registration link there, and close the login page if you are not a member; registering means you agree to both GGAS and GPC waivers.

Aquatic Park is a 10-minute ride from either North Berkeley or Downtown Berkeley BART; there is also parking along Bolivar near where we meet. We’ll ride about 15 mostly flat, paved miles on the Bay Trail, with one short climb over the racetrack and one short stretch on gravel. The route goes over the multi-user bridge, heads a short way south toward Point Emery, and then north past The Meadow (Eastshore State Park), the Race Track, and Pt. Isabel to Meeker Slough.

You will need to be VERY mindful of your stops and pulloffs on these busier-than-ever trails to prevent collisions with pedestrians, dogs and other bikers. Helmets required. Bring binoculars, water and lunch. Weather should mostly be fine with maybe some wind and fog, so wear layers if needed.

SUN AUG 22 2/L/22 * Novice Ride #4 - Lamorinda
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Donna Ko     (510) 610-9859
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Novice Ride #4: Lamorinda
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

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

TUE AUG 24 5/T/20 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. RideWithGPS route. Up to Mile 7.7, the trail is doable with 25mm tires, but you might prefer something wider for the rest of the dirt. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. Bring lights just in case. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2]

TUE AUG 24 5/B/24,32 GPC Tuesday B-Group (repeats weekly)
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene     (510) 914-1065
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration for members

GPC Tuesday evening B-group. Fast and hilly, the B-group is a challenging ride for both intermediate and advanced cyclists looking to improve speed and bike handling skills. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is required and closes at 4:30pm. Email Chris with Questions.

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

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 encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

WED AUG 25 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. 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.

THU AUG 26 3/TM/60-80 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. Check back here on the ride schedule for an update with this week's leader and route, which is usually posted by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule. Faster riders are welcome if they don't mind waiting for regroups.

THU AUG 26 3/M/18 Thursday Mixty from Canyon Brewery (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Mixed terrain ride through Redwood and Sibley returning through Wilder to Moraga. We can adjust the route over time based on group preferences. This initial route is ~2200ft of climbing and we'll pick regroups to make sure we stay together.

Thursday weekly ride with optional pints post ride!

THU AUG 26 5!/M/12 * Midweek Mixty (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Mandatory pre-registration

Join us for a 1 - 1.5 hour mixed terrain bike ride. Please bring a bicycle capable of dirt and uneven terrain such as a gravel, cyclo-cross or mountain bike. There may be technical sections of the ride where walking may be more comfortable. This ride may require intermediate off road bike handling skills. It shouldn't be your first time riding dirt.

Pace: M-pace, similar to Cat C, CAT 5, FTP around 3 watts/kg

Distance: 10-15 miles

Elevation: 1,000 - 1,500 feet elevation gain

Grade: Over 20% grade at sections

Route: Varies, here are examples:

This is a weekly Thursday ride. Please bring water for the entire ride, no water stops are planned for this 1-1.5 hour ride.

Mandatory pre-registration is required. Please sign up online by 3PM of the same day to ride. Registration may close without notice. Thank you

THU AUG 26 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: David Brown     (510) 508-4215
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. 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. Please bring lights for the return trip. See the route on RideWithGPS.

SUN AUG 29 3/L/34 * Novice Ride #5 - Franklin Canyon and Carquinez Shoreline
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Donna Ko     (510) 610-9859
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Novice Ride #5: Franklin Canyon & Carquinez Shoreline
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

Meet at east side of BART station. Ride through Pleasant Hill and out Franklin Canyon with longer but gentle hills. A fabulous descent into Crockett, followed by great views of Carquinez Strait from a multi-use path on the return. One spot is frequently foggy/cold, so carry an extra layer (jacket). Bring lunch or $ to buy.

TUE AUG 31 5/T/20 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. RideWithGPS route. Up to Mile 7.7, the trail is doable with 25mm tires, but you might prefer something wider for the rest of the dirt. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. Bring lights just in case. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2]

TUE AUG 31 5/B/24,32 GPC Tuesday B-Group (repeats weekly)
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene     (510) 914-1065
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration for members

GPC Tuesday evening B-group. Fast and hilly, the B-group is a challenging ride for both intermediate and advanced cyclists looking to improve speed and bike handling skills. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is required and closes at 4:30pm. Email Chris with Questions.

TUE AUG 31 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (Pandemic Edition) (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

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 encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

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

August 2021 Statistics
WeekdayWeekendTotals
Rides Published in WT 26 0 26
Rides Added after WT * 4 7 11
Totals 30 7 37