August 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, 9:30 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)
Sunday, August 4, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Cotati-Tomales, 35 miles/level B/pace 2/hills C, 1400 feet
We’ll head out on some newly paved roads (and some not so newly paved) to Tomales where we’ll have a rest/snack break at the bakery. After return to Cotati, lunch at Redwood Café. Here’s route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18698500
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. Jeanne Bush, home 707-939-2912, cell 707-529-8550
Sunday, August 4, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Greenbrae Around China Camp, 22 miles/level B/pace 2/hills B
We'll meet in Greenbrae for a very scenic ride through China Camp State Park. This is the perfect ride for strong beginners featuring two (not too long) hills and a bunch of rollers. And remember the H&B motto: “We’ve never met a hill we couldn’t walk.” Since this is a very popular Marin County route, drivers are well trained in driving with cyclists. Perhaps we’ll retreat after the ride for some refreshments at the Marin Brewing Company or other oasis known for their refreshments. Co-listed with Hikanbyke.
DIRECTIONS: Cross Richmond San Rafael Bridge; take Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit. Cross under Hwy 101, take the first left and park along the park (on the left). Restrooms in the shopping center. Niels Povlsen 510-375-1521; Diane Savard 925-864-7141
August 4, 2019, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00PM, Peter Zak Trio
Sunday, August 11, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Healdsburg Multi-Level 30 & 40 miles/pace 2/level A/hills C
One of our favorite rides. We will start in downtown Healdsburg, ride up West Dry Creek Rd. to either Canyon or Dutcher Creek. Return with a brief stop at the Jimtown Store. Lunch afterwards at the Bear Republic Brewery.
Start: Matheson parking lot. Take Hwy 101 North to the Central Healdsburg exit. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto Vine St. Right on Matheson and left into parking lot. Monica Lange 415-847-1809
Saturday, August 17, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Cuttings Wharf/Napa Loop, 38 miles/pace 2/level A-B/hills C
From Cuttings Wharf on the Napa River we’ll head over to the eastern boundary of Napa. This is a lovely ride with no real big hills. There is a Deli mid-ride where we can stop for a snack. We’ll ride the counter-clockwise loop - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4538950.
Start: Cuttings Wharf, Napa River. From Marin: Take Hwy 37 to Hwy 121. Follow Hwy 121/12 east toward Napa. Turn right at Cuttings Wharf Rd. Follow Cuttings Wharf Rd. to where it ends at the Napa River. From the East Bay take Hwy. 29. Turn west onto Hwy 121/12. Turn left at Cuttings Wharf Rd. Follow Cuttings Wharf Rd. to where it ends at the Napa River. Park in the parking lot along the back fence. Jane Maxwell 510-548-2286 (home), 510-335-5810 (cell).
Saturday, August 24, 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 rwgps 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, August 25, Road Ride, 9:30 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. Here is a link to the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13520233.
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, Francine Prophet (415) 902-4104
August 25, 2019, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 3:00PM, NOTE EARLY START, San - São Trio, Brazilian chamber jazz
Saturday, August 31, Road Ride, Petaluma-Cotati Loop, 35 miles/level B/pace 2/hills D
Here’s a new route for us to try. Starting at Walnut Park, we’ll head out Spring Hill Rd, which has some new pavement, and make our way to Cotati for a rest/snack break at the Red Bird Café. Return to Petaluma and have lunch at McNears. Here’s rwgps link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30671383.
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. Left on Petaluma Blvd and right on E St. Look for Walnut Park at 4th & E Streets. Jeanne Bush, home 707-939-2912, cell 707-529-8550