Grizzly Peak Cyclists
The following tentative rides have been submitted by our members for planning purposes. Rides for March become official on February 20th.

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WED MAR 1 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU MAR 2 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

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. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

SUN MAR 5 2/L/26 SPDR and Wildcat - Century Prep Warm Up Ride #1
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Madeleine Loh     (510) 863-0315
Leader: Frank Castro     (510) 209-1163
Leader: Ginny Paton     (510) 428-1905
Leader: Andres Marin     (510) 944-2799
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: SPDR and Wildcat
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

Wipe off the winter dust and join us for the first of two Warm Up Rides that will help get you ready for the Century Prep Ride Series. Ride to San Pablo Dam Rd and climb Wildcat Canyon to Spruce; then return to BART. Optional post ride stop @ Peet's before returning to NB BART. No drop. Helmets strongly encouraged. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact ride leader.

SUN MAR 5 1/T/28 First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Dan Tonelli     (510) 409-5145
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:20 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The creator needs to update it with more information before it is accepted.

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. RSVP requested but not required to ride. Route Map and cue sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4189771. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook,  Join free.

TUE MAR 7 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

WED MAR 8 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

WED MAR 8 Meeting Club Meeting (repeats monthly)
Meet at 6:30 pm

Join us for a delicious pot luck dinner and program before the club's monthly business meeting.

THU MAR 9 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

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. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

SAT MAR 11 3/T/28, 3/T/41, 3/TM/51-56, 3/TM/59-65, 3/M/85 Alex's Second Saturday All-Club Ride (repeats monthly)
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART

The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. The pace groups are named after musical tempi. Click on the tempo for the exact Route.  Alhambra Valley Road is closed between Castro Ranch Road and Bear Creek Road. ASSR is offering alternative routes.

All routes are pretty hilly. More information about this ride, including route details, is posted on-line at http://www.grizz.org/rides/assr.php Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, or for other questions, contact ASSR Coordinator John Buenfil. Leaders TBA.

SUN MAR 12 3/0/25 Tunnel Rd and Pinehurst - Century Prep Warm Up Ride #2
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Leader: Madeleine Loh     (510) 863-0315
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Janet M. Monks     (510) 534-7621
Leader: Ginny Paton     (510) 428-1905
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Tunnel Road and Pinehurst from Rockridge BART
Start Location: Rockridge BART

Climb Tunnel Rd to Skyline, continue to Redwood, then climb back to Skyline via Pinehurst, which is the first big challenge of the Grizzly Peak Century! Descend Shepherd Canyon back to Montclair Village.

SUN MAR 12 1/T/17 March Full Moon Ride
Leader: Maria Teresa Garcia De La Noceda     (510) 725-8405
Leader: Steve Mendelson     (510) 506-3162
Leader: Arthur Bloch     (510) 501-5864
Meet at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Addison and Bolivar

Join us on our March Full Moon Ride along the coast of the Berkeley, and Richmond Marinas. According to ancient beliefs “the highest energy occurs at the Full Moon, and this is the most powerful time for magical workings”; we would like to use this energy, as we ride our bicycles along the coast, as a tool to materialize our most secret desires. A fresh, savory meal will be awaiting for us at Luca Cucina Italiana, 2057 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, 510.649.9718, where we will immerse ourselves in a rich tapestry of aromas, and flavors; with a glass of red wine, will have an oblation for Selene, the Moon Goddess to show her our gratitude, and a toast for all the Full Moon Lovers; with this in mind some of the riders may bring wine to share. Please, let us know if you will be dining with us, thus we can let the restaurant know. Bring the bike that it is going to make you feel more at ease. Dress warm, wear bright colors, and bring good lights … We will meet at Aquatic Park, in Berkeley, at the feet of the pedestrian bridge, intersection of Bolvar Dr. and Addison St. We will ride as a Group.. If the weather is dubious please check the listing for a weather update the night before or call the leaders. We are looking forward to seeing you!

TUE MAR 14 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

WED MAR 15 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU MAR 16 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

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. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

SAT MAR 18 2/T/28 Orinda BART to Pinole Bear Claw Bakery
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Rebecca Freed     (510) 541-6014
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Orinda to Bear Claw Cafe
Start Location: Orinda BART

Ride repeats on the Third Saturday of each month.

Ride out to Pinole, along San Pablo Dam Road and Pinole Valley Road.  Our goal is to get some riders who may cringe at riding the hilly 'bears route'; but who would like to do about 30 miles to maybe get back into riding again. Planned destination is the Bear Claw Cafe, a quaint, old-timey family bakery in downtown Pinole, with a visual historical treat in the alcove next to the building. Faster riders are welcome, too...just save me a Bear Claw! Bring a friend. Optional lunch at Orinda Square (Petra's Greek Cafe, Europa Hof-Brau, Nation's burgers, Subway, Peet's and Starbucks). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14580950 Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook. Join free.

SAT MAR 18 2/TM/48 Castro Valley to Sunol loop
Leader: Steve Tracy     (510) 881-6042
Meet at 10:00 am   Rain Date: Sun Mar 19
GPC Route: Castro Valley to Sunol
Start Location: Castro Valley BART

Options from 36 to 50 miles. Elevation gain is just over 2000 feet. From Castro Valley BART - Traverse the Dublin Grade to Foothill and temporary end of Calaveras. Optional 4 mile and out and back to parking lot of Sunol Regional Park. Lunch is NOT following route 147 cue sheet, but will be in Sunol at Railroad Cafe (mile 31) with picnic optional. Optional return via Niles Canyon and Palomares depending on interest of riders will add a few miles and maybe 900 feet up. Leaderless bailout option at Dublin BART could give 36 miles. Lots of beautiful scenery on this route. Print your own cue sheet from route 147.

SUN MAR 19 2/TM/48 Castro Valley to Sunol loop [Rain Date]
See the listing for Sat Mar 18. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SUN MAR 19 3/0/26 Century Prep Ride #1 - The Bears and a Bit
Leader: Frank Castro     (510) 209-1163
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Andres Marin     (510) 944-2799
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: The Bears and a Bit
Start Location: Orinda BART
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The creator needs to update it with more information before it is accepted.

From Orinda BART ride north on Camino Pablo/San Pablo Dam Rd, then clockwise around the hills known as The Three Bears, then counterclockwise on the little-traveled El Toyonal loop. Alhambra Valley Road is closed. A different route will be offered. 

SUN MAR 19 1/L/27 --- Pending review by Ride Coordinator ---
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start   Rain Date: Sun Mar 26
Title and description will display after approval by Ride Coordinator. Created by Karen Street 2017-02-16 20:43:44.
TUE MAR 21 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

WED MAR 22 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU MAR 23 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

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. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

SAT MAR 25 3!/M/120 (or 100) Del Puerto Canyon Loop from Pleasanton
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 7:30 am   Rain Date: Sun Mar 26
Start Location: Pleasanton - Neal & Railroad Ave

This is the classic GPC Del Puerto loop from Pleasanton. A fabulous variety of terrain for riding, sightseeing, climbing (including one 1.5 mile steep pitch, hence the "!" in the listing), descending, pacelining (optional), and a bit of craft beer drinking too (also optional).

In 120 miles we'll traverse the Livermore Valley; ride out to the Central Valley; skirt around Tracy and Patterson; climb Del Puerto Canyon to San Antonio Junction; climb away from the Junction and zoom down Mines Road; and finally re-traverse the Livermore Valley back to Pleasanton. (Side note for those who have ridden that "other" bike club's route recently: We follow a classic, different, and IMHO better route through both valleys — including the historic Hwy 33 through Vernalis and Westley.) The route includes 3 rest stops. It has no shortcuts or bailouts. A shorter (100 mile) option is available, starting in Livermore, but for this you must RSVP to the ride leader. RSVP's are appreciated, in any case, for map count.

Be ready to ride at 7:35am — please arrive long enough in advance to get ready. Prompt 7:40am departure. Location: Pleasanton at Railroad Ave just north of W. Neal (between First and Main Sts). Nice public restrooms are nearby, one block south. Be prepared for chilly morning weather. Bring lights in case of a later than planned return. Sunset is earlier than you expect.

NWS PoPs 20% or more will likely postpone to Sunday. If weather is doubtful, contact ride leader by 9:00pm the night before or check the online listings for an update — don't assume anything.

SUN MAR 26 3!/M/120 (or 100) Del Puerto Canyon Loop from Pleasanton [Rain Date]
See the listing for Sat Mar 25. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SUN MAR 26 3/0/30 Century Prep Ride #2 - Pinehurst, Grizzly Peak Loop
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Frank Castro     (510) 209-1163
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Bill Hofmann     (510) 387-0952
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Pinehurst, Grizzly Peak Loop
Start Location: Orinda BART

From Orinda BART ride Pinehurst, Skyline then Grizzly Peak, following the route of the GPC century. Then drop down Wildcat and return to Orinda BART.

TUE MAR 28 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

WED MAR 29 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU MAR 30 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

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. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

SAT APR 1 2/TM/15 Solvang Time Trial Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich   (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 4:30 pm
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

If you are in Solvang and can be ready to roll by 4:30 PM, meet in the parking lot of the Royal Copenhagen Inn 1579 Mission Drive.  We will head out to Los Olivos and come back Ballard Canyon on the Tour of California Solvang Time Trial Loop.  I will be riding for a time not more than double the winning dopers times (their times about 28 minutes).  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance.  30% PoP may cancel.

SUN APR 2 4/0/35 Century Prep Ride #3 - East Bay Hills
Leader: Frank Castro     (510) 209-1163
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Bill Hofmann     (510) 387-0952
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: East Bay Hills
Start Location: Orinda BART

From Orinda BART ride north on Camino Pablo, climb Wildcat Canyon, Grizzly Peak Blvd, Skyline Blvd, descend Redwood Road, then return via Pinehurst, Canyon, Moraga Way.

SUN APR 2 2/T/TM/46 Solvang Four or Five Canyon Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich   (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

We will start with the ride above and do a slightly shorter and easier loop that includes Ballard Canyon, part of Foxen Canyon, Aliso Canyon, and Drum Canyon. Lunch will be Bell Street Farm in Los Alamos.  We have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.
 

MON APR 3 5/T/49 Solvang, Mt Figueroa Loop Adventure
Leader: Brian Aldrich   (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

We will ride to the Summit of Mt. Figueroa via the east side, which is very remote with one mile of rough dirt and water crossings.  It is less steep then the West side, but has more climbing. After the summit, we will descend down the West side to Los Olivos for lunch at Panino.    Return to Solvang via Alamo Pintado or Ballard Canyon.  We have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel, but since this is an adventure ride, temps above 90 and below 30, and hordes of locusts will still allow the ride to continue.

TUE APR 4 4/M/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:20 am for a 8:30 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) ride now changes start location and route weekly. M-pace but depending on demand there may also be a TM option. Check the online ride calendar Monday evening for the week's start location, route and rain updates. Despite the name, cyclists of all ages are welcome. Email leader with name, mobile, emergency #, and bike make/color in advance. This speeds up the signin process.

TUE APR 4 2/TM/78 Solvang, Santa Rosa Road, Jalama Beach out and back
Leader: Brian Aldrich   (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

Many bailouts or starts closer to Jalama Beach are possible.  We have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.
 

WED APR 5  3/TM/41 Pozo Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich   (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Santa Margarita Community Park

On the way north to Paso Robles we will stop in Santa Margarita and do this loop.  This loop does leisurely rolling hills in the vicinity of Lake Santa Margarita and Pozo.  I have many cue sheets, routes  and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.

WED APR 5 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU APR 6 2/TM/48 Hog Canyon Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich   (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Paso Robles Inn

Meet in front of the coffee shop at the Paso Robles Inn.   This should be a nice ride, but I have not ridden it before.  It is a favorite with BAC and other clubs.  I have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.
 

THU APR 6 3/TM/60-80 Duros West (repeats weekly)
Meet at 9:00 am

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. For this week's leader and route see our online calendar. The ride is usually posted in the calendar by Monday evening. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

FRI APR 7 3/T-TM/27/35 Paso Robles: Peachy Canyon loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich   (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 8:45 am
Start Location: Paso Robles Inn

Meet in front of the coffee shop at the Paso Robles Inn,  1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, for an early start so that you could check out by noon.  We will ride a beautiful loop around the wine country of Paso Robles. I have many cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride.  If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, you must attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.
 

SUN APR 9 3/0/41 Century Prep Ride #4 - Three Small Walls
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Ginny Paton     (510) 428-1905
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Three Small Walls
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The creator needs to update it with more information before it is accepted.

Ride San Pablo Dam Rd to Appian Way, through Pinole and Crockett, climb McEwen (small wall #1). Return via Martinez, Alhambra Valley, Pig Farm Hill (s.w. #2), El Sobrante, and Hillcrest (s.w. #3). Picnic lunch on the lawn at Swett School in Martinez - bring or buy something you can carry there. No drop. Helmets strongly encouraged. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact ride leader.

SUN APR 16 2/0/56 Century Prep Ride #5 - Bovine Lasso
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Andres Marin     (510) 944-2799
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Janet M. Monks     (510) 534-7621
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Bovine Lasso
Start Location: Mill Valley Safeway

Do not park in the Safeway parking lot. There is some street parking on the south side of Miller Ave. There is also parking on Sycamore Ave either side of Camino Alto or by Mill Valley Police/Fire department buildings on Hamilton Drive. We will ride through Fairfax and Nicasio to Pt. Reyes Station. Return via Bear Valley, Samuel P. Taylor and Fairfax. Bring lunch or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets strongly encouraged. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact ride leader.

SUN APR 23 4/0/44 Century Prep Ride #6 - Century, South Loop, from Orinda BART
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (661) 343-5737
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Andres Marin     (510) 944-2799
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Century, South Loop, from Orinda BART
Start Location: Orinda BART

From Orinda BART ride to Redwood Rd. and the Grizzly century South loop through the zoo, past Chabot Park and back.

SUN APR 30 4/T/48 Century Prep Ride #7 - Grizzly Peak Century North Loop
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Andres Marin     (510) 944-2799
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Orinda BART

We will ride the Grizzly Peak North Loop starting with San Pablo Dam Road, Castro Ranch Road, scenic San Pablo Blvd, Carquinez Scenic Drive, McEwen, Alhambra Valley followed by the 3 Bears. Don't let this ride's low mileage fool you: it is hard! Bring lunch or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets strongly encouraged. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact ride leader.

WED MAY 10 - SAT MAY 13 4/TM/40-80 "Tahoe" Spring Training
Leader: Brenda Giese     (925) 998-8013
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 9:00 am

Join Brenda and Phil as we explore some remote and scenic corners of Sonoma and other counties north of the Bay Area.  Details to follow.