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)
Saturday, March 2, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Cotati-Tomales Loop, 35 miles/level A-B/pace 2/hills C 1500’
If the weather permits, we will ride a loop from Cotati to Tomales Bakery. I will bring cue sheets but if you want to look at or load the route, here it is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12869996. 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).
Sunday, March 3, 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. Rain cancels. Light rain means we’ll do a hike instead.
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 email@example.com
Sunday, March 3, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 pm, Darren Johnston Sextet @ Chez Hanny
Saturday, March 9, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Yountville-Nichelini Loop, 35 miles/level B/pace 2/hills
We’ve all done this loop many times, so let’s shake it up and go in the opposite direction – that would be counterclockwise. We still climb at the beginning of the ride and zoom down at the end, but the scenery looks entirely different. We will take a break at Nichelini Winery. Bring a snack—no food is sold at the winery. We will have a late lunch/libations afterwards at R&D Kitchens, just a short walk (or drive) from the park. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29391818
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. Jane Maxwell 510-548-2286 (home), 510-335-5810 (cell).
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS MARCH 10 - TURN CLOCKS FORWARD FOR THOSE SUNDAY MORNING RIDES!!!
Saturday, March 16, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Benicia-One Bridge, 33 miles/level A/pace 2/hills C
Let’s get together and ride from Walnut Creek to Benicia. Bring a snack to eat in the park. Close to the end of the ride, we will stop for lunch and libations at Back Forty. We will sit on the patio, weather permitting. Please print out the cue sheet here:
Start: Meet at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Take I-680 to Ygnacio exit and go east; turn left at San Carlos Road into Heather Farm. We will meet in the first parking lot on the right, near the bathrooms. Claudia Collins 925) 788-6383
Sunday, March 17, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Paradise Loop, 25 miles/level B/pace 2/hills B
This is a lovely variation of the Paradise Loop ride with approximately 1150 feet of climbing over 25 miles. We will meet at the College of Marin Swim Center Parking Lot in Kentfield (on College Avenue off of Sir Francis Drake Blvd.) at 9:30, prepared to roll at 10:00 am. There is plenty of parking for a fee of $4.00 (cash or cc). There will be stops along the way for restroom breaks, including a stop in Tiburon before we climb some rolling hills and head back to Kentfield. There are great spots for coffee, lunch or libations as we pass through Larkspur on our way back to Kentfield. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29396879
Start: College of Marin Swim Center Parking Lot, 700 College Ave., Kentfield (on College Avenue off of Sir Francis Drake Blvd.) Call Gayle at 510-393-6507 with any questions.
Sunday, March 17, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 pm, Sylvia Cuenca Trio @ Chez Hanny
Saturday, March 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? Here is the rwgps link
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25455336. Libations/lunch at Redwood Cafe in Cotati after. Rain cancels. Threat of rain, call ride leader.
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. Carol Feagles 510-834-7575 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 24, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Palo Alto-Stanford-Woodside-Crystal Springs, 35 miles/level A/pace 2/hills C
We’ll begin our ride in Palo Alto, cruise through the beautiful Stanford campus, and meander up to Woodside where we can buy lunch at one of California’s best delis. We continue up Canada Road to the Pulgas Water Temple where we will enjoy our picnic lunches. This is a nice ride through some lovely countryside. They added some new bike lanes which improved what some folks didn’t like when crossing car on-ramps. Suitable for strong beginners. Bring water and helmet is required. Bring or buy food. Note, we have a new starting place with bathrooms.
Start: Meet us at the Alexander Peers Park at the corner of Stanford Avenue and Park Blvd. There is plenty street parking. Call Niels if you can’t find us. Niels Povlsen 510 375-1521
Saturday, March 30, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Windsor Loop, 38 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.
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 near the restrooms. Jeanne Bush 707-939-2912, cell 707-529-8550
Sunday, March 31, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Pleasant Hill BART & Blackhawk Plaza, 35 miles/level B/pace 2/hills B
Meet at the fountain in the Pleasant Hill BART plaza. We will start the ride on the Iron Horse Trail and mix in some public roads with wide bike lanes, ride south of San Ramon before heading over to Blackhawk Plaza. The pre-lunch portion of the ride is 21 miles with an after-lunch return of 14 miles back to Pleasant Hill BART. The planned route has about 600’ of climbing. Bring a snack or money to buy something to eat at Draeger’s Market in Blackhawk Plaza, where we will stop for a break.
Start: Pleasant Hill BART at the fountain. Greg Norman Cell (925) 407-6322
Sunday, March 31, Afternoon Jazz Concert, 4:00 pm, Noel Jewkes septet @ Chez Hanny