March 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday, March 1, 2020, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 PM, Jacam Manricks/Giulio Cetto/Mike Quigg/Justin Rock
Saturday, March 7, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Yountville-Nichelini Loop, 34 miles/level B/pace 2/hills C
This is a beautiful ride in the hills above the Silverado Trail. We will take a break at Nichelini Winery. Bring a snack—no food is sold at the winery. 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
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Saturday, March 14, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Nicasio-Marshall Wall Loop, 40 miles/pace 2/level B/hills D, 2400 ft.
We’ll ride from Nicasio, past the Cheese Factory and up the Marshall Wall. Regroup at the Marshall Store on Tomales Bay and then return to Nicasio for lunch at Rancho Nicasio.
Start: ¼ mile beyond Nicasio. From Hwy 101, take Lucas Valley Road west for 10 miles. Go through Nicasio and park on the right shoulder of the road. Judy Schiller, (415) 298-0825
Sunday, March 15, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Orinda 3 Bears, 25 miles/level B/pace 2/hills C-D
Meet at the west end of Orinda BART parking lot. We will ride down San Pablo Dam Rd. then back around Briones and the 3 Bears. Lunch in Orinda Square after the ride at The Fourth Bore Tap Room & Grill.
Start: Orinda BART West Parking Lot. Take Orinda exit off Hwy 24. From West, left at end of ramp and immediate right into Bart entrance, drive left over freeway and park to the far right. From East, take 2nd exit road and right into BART entrance. Claudia Collins (925) 788-6383
Sunday, March 15, 2020, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 PM, Allan Chase Quartet
Saturday, March 21, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Vacaville-Wooden Valley Loop, 41 miles/pace 2/level B/hills C Canceled
We’ll start at Lagoon Valley Park and make our way over to the rural side of Hwy 80, then we’re in wine country and the lovely Wooden Valley. Snack stop in Rockville about half way in the ride. Lunch at BJ’s Grill after ride. Route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20385460.
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 of $5.00, now payable with a credit card at kiosk. Jeanne Bush Home (707) 939-2912, Cell (707) 529-8550.
Saturday, March 28, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Cotati-Occidental-Freestone Loop, 37 or 45 miles/pace 2/level B/hills C-D Canceled
Meet at 9:45 and roll at 10:00. There is some new pavement on our route as we head out of Cotati, wander around the outskirts of Sebastopol, thru Occidental and then zip down to Freestone for a stop at the Wild Flour Bakery. The shorter ride option does not go to Occidental but does hit the bakery. Lunch after the ride will be at the Redwood Café in downtown Cotati. This link is for the 45-mile loop:
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 2nd lot on your left. There is a porta-potty in this lot. Carol Feagles 510-834-7575 email@example.com
Sunday, March 29, 2020, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 PM, The Trio: Denny Berthiaume, Chuck Bennett and Curt Moore