May Rides & Events
Helmet & gloves required on all rides.
Rain cancels unless otherwise noted
LEVEL: A = casual B = moderate C = strong moderate D = strenuous
HILLS: A = Flat B = Rolling hills C = Moderate hills D = Moderate hills, 1 or 2 steep
E = Steep hills
East Bay Wednesday Ride, 10:00 am, 30-40 miles
This is a moderate social ride that usually starts in Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Watch for email announcements on:
GoldenGateCyclists@yahoogroups.com listserve. For more information contact:
Joan Friedman (email@example.com)
Saturday, May 4, Road Ride, 10:00 am. Sonoma-Carneros Multi-Loop, 31 or 37 miles/level B/pace 2/hills C
We'll start from the parking lot just north of Spain Street (behind the old mission buildings). We'll cross Napa Rd. and Rt. 121, connecting with Ramal Rd. and Duhig Rd. The shorter version loops around to rejoin Duhig Rd. and back to the starting point. The longer version crosses Rt. 121 again and makes a small loop around to Old Sonoma Rd, continuing along Rt. 121 to Los Carneros Avenue, then to Duhig and Ramal Rd. back to the town of Sonoma. Bring a snack for the ride, and we will have lunch afterward at Hopmonk Tavern, 691 Broadway.
Start: Town of Sonoma parking lot on 1st Street East just north of Spain St. When approaching the Sonoma Plaza coming north on Hwy. 12 (Broadway), turn right at stop sign at Napa St, go 1 block, turn left on 1st St. East, go 1 ½ blocks, left into parking lot. Joan Friedman 925-216-7833
Sunday, May 5, Road Ride, 9:45 am PROMPT, (we leave at 10:00 - no waiting), Castro Valley to Sunol, 38 or 48 miles/4-5 hours/level B/pace 2/hills B
We'll start the ride at the Castro Valley BART station, bike over the Dublin Grade, and on to Sunol for lunch. Return against headwinds on the Dublin Grade will make you work. Picnic lunch in Sunol – limited cafe options. Those that want more of a workout can continue to Sunol Regional Park (about 55 miles total) and return from there. There’s always the BART option from West Dublin station too.
Start: We'll meet at the Castro Valley BART station. Take 580 East, exit at Redwood Road, turn left onto Redwood Road, then a few blocks more, and turn left into the BART parking lot.
Helen Herzberg 510-537-9109 home/510-909-1863 cell or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 11, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Vacaville-Winters Loop, 42 miles/4 hours/pace 2/level B/hills C
Let's enjoy a lovely relaxing day in the country. This is a great ride that goes through walnut orchards, passes a lake, and includes a lunch stop in the cute little town of Winters. Bring lunch to eat in the park there, or buy lunch at Steady Eddie's. There are no killer hills. Here is link to ride https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19462974.
Start: Lagoon Valley Park, Vacaville. Take Hwy 80 east. Exit at Pena Adobe Rd. At the stop sign, go straight thru the intersection and into the park and circle to the right to the parking lot by the lake. The good news is that there are restrooms here at the park. Be ready to support our parks with a small entry fee ($5.00). Jane Maxwell 510-548-2286 (home), 510-335-5810 (cell).
Sunday, May 12, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 pm, Mintz/Malaby/Monder
Saturday, May 18, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Yountville-Calistoga, 43 miles/level B/pace 2/hills C
Let’s ride the Silverado Trail to Calistoga, stop at the Palisades Deli for a snack/rest break, and return. There are some variations in the route so it is not just up and back the same way. Lunch after the ride at R&D Kitchens, just a short walk (or drive) from the park.
Start: Meet alongside the park at the end of Washington St., Yountville. Take Madison Ave. Yountville exit from Rt. 29, right at exit, then left on Washington St. Claudia Collins 925) 788-6383
Sunday, May 19, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Petaluma-Tomales, 42 miles/level B/pace 2/hills C
Starting at Walnut Park, we’ll ride out Chileno Valley Rd to Tomales for a snack/rest break. The return is the reverse route. Longer options available.
Start: Walnut Park, 4th & E Streets. From 101 take E. Washington Street west towards town. Turn left on Lakeville Street, then turn right on D Street. Look for Walnut Park at 4th Street. Carol Feagles 510-834-7575 email@example.com
Saturday, May 25, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Cotati-Chileno Valley-Petaluma Loop, 39 miles/level A-B/pace 2/hills C 1800 feet
Another beautiful Chileno Valley ride, this time heading in the easterly direction from Cotati. We will stop at the Petaluma Creamery at mile 29 for a rest stop - ice cream perhaps? I will bring cue sheets, but here is the gps link https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25455336. Libations/lunch at Redwood Cafe in Cotati after.
Start: Veterans Building Lot, 8505 Park Ave, Cotati, CA 94931. Hwy 101 to West Sierra exit, then right/south on Valpariso, continue straight onto Myrtle and immediate left onto Park Ave. Go to the 1st lot on your left. There is a porta-potty in lot. Jane Maxwell 510-548-2286 (home), 510-335-5810 (cell, day of ride only)
Sunday, May 26, Road Ride, Meet at 9:45 ready to ride at 10:00 am, Walnut Creek to Dublin & return, 40 miles/level B/pace 2/hills D
A nice loop ride staring at Heather Farms Park,via bike trails and quiet roads to Danville and return. Social pace – you can speed – but Helen needs to care for those knees. Bring or buy lunch. Snacks too !
Start: Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek. From Walnut Creek BART, take Ygnacio Valley Road 2 miles and turn left onto San Carlos Drive, then a right into the parking area. Meet at the end, near the dog park. Helen Herzberg (510) 909-1863 cell or firstname.lastname@example.org