Grizzly Peak Cyclists
The following tentative rides have been submitted by our members for planning purposes. Rides for July become official on June 22nd.

This schedule is also available in a format for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

SUN JUL 1 3/TM/45 Grizzlies Back Yard - Island to the Golf Course
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Tilden Park - Island Picnic Area

We'll roll along roads familiar to all Grizzlies -- Grizzly Peak, Skyline, Redwood to the golf course, and then back via Pinehurst, Skyline, Grizzly, etc.  Lots of hills as we all know, killer views, and good company.   Steady TM pace, with one rest stop at Sibley Park before continuing to the golf course.  No real lunch break, just bathrooms, water and at the golf course before retracing (mostly) our route home.  There may be snacks at the golf course, but don't count on it.  Back in time for at least a few late afternoon chores.  Rain?  Yes, it would cancel if we got that lucky.  But be prepared for warm temperatures once we drop down the other side of the hill.

SUN JUL 1 1/LT/28 First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:20 am start
GPC Route: Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

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 Blackhawk 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 JUL 3 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 JUL 3 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and Matt). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED JUL 4 4/TM/72 Mt Hamilton Out and Back BBQ
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Fremont BART

Looking for a 4th of July party?  Let's meet at Fremont BART for an out and back up Mt. Hamilton.  Then, let's head to my mom's house afterwards for a potluck BBQ and pool party celebration!  She lives less than 2 flat miles from Fremont BART.  Bring lunch and snacks for the ride, and bring potluck items along too for the after-party.  I'll have my mom meet us in the morning to take back any and all potluck items and party gear (including any swimsuits/towels/etc that you may want to change into, as well as obvious perishables and food/drink items). 

Because it's a holiday, BART doesn't start running until later, hence the 9AM meet time (earliest BART train arrival to Fremont from the Oakland area).  I know most people would prefer an early start to beat the heat, but that early in the month, it doesn't usually get above the mid-80s in the South Bay, so let's cross our fingers that global warming doesn't hit us too hard! 

Also, there may be some shorter/longer options depending on if other leaders want to jump on the party bus.  Contact me if interested in learning more about that or anything else really...

WED JUL 4 1/L/26 San Leandro Marina and Bay Farm Island
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 Jul 8
Start Location: Fruitvale BART

Ride along Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline, out and back to San Leandro Marina, then loop around Bay Farm Island. Most of the ride is next to water, and it's mostly on trails. Bring lunch or money to buy.

WED JUL 4 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 JUL 5 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.

THU JUL 5 4!/TM/26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

SAT JUL 7 2/T/33 Tandemonium (Emeryville Marina-Middle Harbour Park-Vista Point-Treasure Island)
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

We will ride to Emeryville Marina, Middle Harbour Park, Vista Point, then to Treasure Island. Lunch stop TBD . Bring water, snacks, and $ for lunch. Cyclists on single bikes are welcome. 

SAT JUL 7 LTMB/18.7 Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly)
Leader: William Schultz     (925) 876-4950
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Wildcat & SPDR

First rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. Rain cancels. The ITT is the only GPC ride where you have to be a member of the Club (insurance reasons), but you can join or renew right there at the start for $15/year. Pre-registration is appreciated.

SUN JUL 8 1/L/26 San Leandro Marina and Bay Farm Island [Rain Date]
See the listing for Wed Jul 4. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
TUE JUL 10 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 JUL 10 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and Matt). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED JUL 11 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 JUL 11 Regular Club Meeting and Potluck Dinner (repeats monthly)
Meet at 6:30 pm

Join us for a delicious potluck dinner, a program presentation, and the club's monthly business meeting. This month's details are in your Wheel Truth newsletter.

THU JUL 12 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.

THU JUL 12 4!/TM/26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

SAT JUL 14 4/LT/23, 4/T/50, 4/TM/34, 4/TM/65, 4/M/77-87 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 NW corner of parking lot

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. More information about this ride, excluding 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.

TUE JUL 17 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 JUL 17 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and Matt). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED JUL 18 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 JUL 19 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.

THU JUL 19 4!/TM/26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

FRI JUL 20 1/TM/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

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 option to bypass the tunnel. This is a no drop ride.

SAT JUL 21 5/T/66 Artichoke Bread Birthday Loop!
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Half Moon Bay - Gazos Creek - Tunitas Creek Variations
Start Location: Half Moon Bay - Fire Station

Join me for one of my favorite routes (which was put together by one of my favorite peeps), on one of my favorite days (my birthday!).  

Start off with the traditional and wonderfully scenic 20-mile roll down Hwy 1 for coastal views and a short visit to Pigeon Point Lighthouse, then a short sprint further south to Gazos Creek Road. Wax poetic on the gentle, lesser traveled spur up to South Fork Gazos Creek Road before rejoining Gazos Creek/Cloverdale Road to Pescadero to share a picnic lunch in the back yard of Norm's Market ("world famous" artichoke bread, sandwiches, pastries, coffees). Bucolic vistas meet nicely patched pavement along the pleasant but arduous climb up the old Stage Road with a (rolling) regroup in San Gregorio, continuing on Stage Road northward to Hwy 1. A quick and breezy descent along the highway to Tunitas Creek Road, regroup/refreshments at the Bike Hut and then up the flats and early climbs on Tunitas Creek Road until Lobitos Creek Road before cutting back toward the coast, sticking to back roads (Verde, Purisma Creek, and a final short, celebratory, leg-burning ascent up Higgins Canyon Road) with just enough rolling and flat miles on the home stretch back to Half Moon Bay to work out the lactic acid.

SAT JUL 21 2/T/28 3rd Saturday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Dan Tonelli     (510) 409-5145
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

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.

TUE JUL 24 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 JUL 24 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and Matt). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED JUL 25 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 JUL 26 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.

THU JUL 26 4!/TM/26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with re-groups for strong TM riders. We’ll ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, with the option of “shooting the moon” at the Chabot Observatory, before bombing Shepherd Canyon, then back through Temescal to NB Bart.

TUE JUL 31 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 JUL 31 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and Matt). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED AUG 1 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
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 AUG 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.

SAT AUG 4 LTMB/18.7 Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly)
Leader: William Schultz     (925) 876-4950
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Wildcat & SPDR

First rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. Rain cancels. The ITT is the only GPC ride where you have to be a member of the Club (insurance reasons), but you can join or renew right there at the start for $15/year. Pre-registration is appreciated.

TUE AUG 7 4/TM/50 Peloton of Elders (repeats weekly)
Leader: Bill Bagnell     (510) 504-5401
Meet at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am start

The PoE (Peloton of Elders) is TM for July while leader resolves some old-age health issues. However, the usual M-pace elders and youngers are quite welcome to come and ride at their pace. 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 AUG 7 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and Matt). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.