December 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 June-October, 10:00 AM November-May.
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, December 1, Road Ride, 11:30 am, “All Club” Occidental-Bodega Bay Loop, 37 miles/all levels/hills C
Meet at 11:30 am - Roll at Noon. RAIN OR SHINE! Bring your rain gear! All LEVELS welcome. Riders go at their own comfortable pace. There are usually enough riders at each level so no one rides alone. From Occidental we'll go to Monte Rio, Moscow Rd, south on Route 1, Bodega Bay, Bodega, Freestone, Occidental. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/237180 Dinner at the Union Hotel after the ride.
Start: Union Hotel in Occidental, 3731 Main St. Parking: Please use the parking lot behind the hotel. Carol Feagles 510-834-7575.
Sunday, December 8, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Alameda-Oakland Hills, 24 miles with option for more/level B/pace 2/hills C, 2000 feet
Ride into the Oakland hills for phenomenal views of the Bay and both Oakland and GG bridges while riding along Skyline Blvd. We’ll have a bathroom break at Sibley Park and then head back into Alameda for lunch on Park Street. This ride can be extended with an out and back along Redwood Road or continuing out along Skyline, for more mileage if the group decides.
Start: Nob Hill Grocery Store at Broadway and Blanding, Alameda. Gayle Cepparo 510-393-6507
Sunday, December 8, 2019, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 PM, MCH Quartet
Sunday, December 15, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Berkeley-San Rafael/Richmond Bridge, 42 miles/level B/pace 2/hills A/B
Starting at Aquatic Park in Berkeley we'll ride the Bay Trail through Pt. Richmond to the new bike/pedestrian bridge trail on the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. We'll continue on to Larkspur Landing for lunch before returning to the start. This ride is mostly flat.
Start: Aquatic Park, Berkeley, in the parking lot near Bay St. Gayle Cepparo 510-393-6507
Saturday, December 21, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Browns Valley East Napa, 31 or 36.5 miles/level B/pace 2/hills C
This is a new ride with a couple of modifications from last time. We begin at Browns Valley Market and head east into some pretty country and around the Silverado Country Club. Midway we can stop for a snack at the Soda Canyon Deli on the Silverado Trail. Lunch afterward at Hop Creek Pub, 3253 Browns Valley Rd. It has a nice umbrella-shaded outdoor patio and indoor seating. Cue sheet will be provided.
Short route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31184429
Long route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31260869
Start: Browns Valley Market, 3263 Browns Valley Rd., Napa, CA 94558. Park in the back to the right of the market and the bank. Jane Maxwell 510-548-2286 (home), 510-335-5810 (cell, day of ride only)
Sunday, December 29, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Windsor Loop, 39 miles/level A/pace 2/hills C
Today’s route covers many familiar roads packaged a bit differently. It’s a rural mellow ride without super steep climbs. There will be a stop mid-ride at Taylor’s Café in Sebastopol for a snack/rest break. Lunch after ride at KC’s Grill in Windsor. Here is the rwgps link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28118761. Rain cancels. Threat of rain, call ride leader.
Start: Keiser Park, Windsor (north of Santa Rosa & south of Healdsburg). From Hwy 101, take the Central Windsor Exit. At the light, turn left (west) on Old Redwood, continue straight as this becomes Windsor River Rd. Continue .3 mile past the light at Windsor Ave, then turn left into the driveway for the park. This is a big driveway and may be called Oak Park St. Drive all the way to end of parking lot across from the restrooms. Francine Prophet (415) 902-4104
Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 PM, Adam Shulman Septet - The West Coast Jazz Project