July 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)
Saturday, July 7, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Nicasio-Inverness Loop, 32 miles/level A-B/pace 2/hills C
Please join us for this Nicasio Loop ride with an out and back to Inverness and a rest stop at Chicken Ranch Beach in Inverness – bring your own snack. We will enjoy a late lunch and libations afterwards at Rancho Nicasio.
Start: Take Hwy 101, Lucas Valley Rd exit and head west for about 10 miles. Park ¼ mile past town of Nicasio along the side of road. Judy Schiller, (415) 298-0825
Sunday, July 8, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Pt. Richmond to Bay Bridge/Treasure Island, ~70K/level A/pace2/hills B
Let’s ride from Point Richmond to & up the Bay Bridge & then down to Treasure Island. We’ll stop for lunch on the Island at Aracely, a small restaurant on Treasure Island with a nice outdoor dining area. Coming back up to the bridge is a little bit of a grind - but walking is allowed. This will be our chance to see the before on TI before the redevelopment on the Island. This is a really nice, scenic ride worth exploring.
Start: Hwy. 580 towards the San Rafael Bridge. Exit at Canal St. Left at bottom of exit to Cutting. Right at light. Left at Garrard. Go through the tunnel. Turn left at Brickyard Cove Road. Left at Brickyard Way. Park in the lot immediately to the right by the tennis courts. Questions? Call Niels. Niels Povlsen (510) 375-1521
Saturday, July 14, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Cotati-Occidental-Freestone Loop, 45 miles/pace 2/level AB/hills C-D
We’ll head out of Cotati, thru Sebastopol, Graton, and Occidental and then zip down to Freestone for a stop at the Wild Flour Bakery. Lunch after the ride will be at the Redwood Café in downtown Cotati.
Start: Veterans Building Lot, 8505 Park Ave, Cotati, CA 94931. Hwy 101 to West Sierra exit, then right/south on Valparaiso, 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 (707) 939-2912, Cell (707) 529-8550.
Sunday, July 15, Road Ride, 9:30 am meet, we leave promptly at 9:45, Orinda/Danville Ramble, 35 miles/4 hours/pace 1.5 - 10-12/level A/hills AB
We'll mostly follow bike trails, and have a snack stop in Danville before returning so bring $, or pack your lunch. This is an ideal ride for newcomers, beginners, and those who need to take it easy. Excessive heat will cancel or shorten ride.
Start: Meet at the EAST side of the Orinda BART station. Take Hwy 24 east through the Caldecott Tunnel. Take the Orinda/Moraga exit. At the exit, turn left, then make a quick right into the BART station parking lot. Helen Herzberg 510-537-9109/cell 510-909-1863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 15, 2018, Jazz House Concert, 4:00PM, Alon Nechushtan Quartet
Frank Hanny, www.chezhanny.com
Saturday, July 21, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Sausalito/Tiburon Ride, 19 miles, level A, pace 2, hills A/B.
This leisurely paced ride will begin at the north end of Sausalito and follow the Mill Valley/Sausalito bike path across the wetlands. On surface roads, we'll cross under the freeway to the Tiburon bike path and head down to the end of Tiburon for a substantial break at Cafe Acri next to Guaymas. We'll return a slightly different way but still by utilizing the bike paths.
Link to map: Sausalito/Tiburon Ride
Start: Meet at the north end of Sausalito on Gate 6 1/2 Rd. Drive around behind Mike's Bikes. (Google's Streetview calls it Gate 61) From SF, take the Sausalito/Marin City exit and turn left at the light onto Gate 6 Rd. Take the 1st left onto Gate 6 1/2 Rd. Follow it all the way around the buildings to park along the bike path. From the north, take the Marin City exit and go under the freeway and then straight across at the light onto Gate 6 Rd. and then left onto Gate 6 1/2.
Wayne Riddle 415-320-2675
Sunday, July 22, 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 Brionnes and the 3 Bears. The ride can be extended up Wildcat Canyon or other directions if the group wants to add miles. Lunch in Orinda Square after the ride.
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. Carolyn Mason (510)865-5049
Sunday, July 29, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Petaluma-Tomales Loop, 45 miles/level B/pace 2/hills C
Starting in Petaluma, we’ll ride counter-clockwise via Middle Two Rock to Tomales on the lovely rural roads of western Sonoma & Marin Counties. Stop for a snack break in Tomales and return on Chileno Valley Rd. Lunch after ride at McNears in downtown Petaluma.
Start: Walnut Park. 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. Francine Prophet (415) 902-4104, Claudia Collins (925) 788-6383