November 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 milesThis 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, November 3, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Cotati-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 gps 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)
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS NOVEMBER 4 - TURN CLOCKS BACK FOR THOSE SUNDAY MORNING RIDES!!!
Sunday, November 4, Road Ride, 9:30 am PROMPT, (we leave at 9:45 - 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, November 10, Road Ride, 9:00 am, Ferry Building to Larkspur, 33 miles/level A/pace 2/hills B
Let’s start with the ferry ride from the Larkspur Ferry. Ferry leaves at 9:30 AM. Join us for everyone's favorite ride with a bonus. This time we’ll start with the ferry ride, meeting at the Larkspur Ferry. The ride will start from the Ferry Building SF at 10:30 AM coinciding with the arrival of the ferry. From the Ferry Bldg. we will bike through Fisherman’s Wharf, Crissey Field, up to and over the Golden Gate Bridge, coast down to Sausalito; pedal through Mill Valley; stop for lunch in Tiburon; and, for a bonus, continue around beautiful Paradise Cove to Larkspur Landing. With the ride over we can relax at the Marin Brewing Company for a much deserved libation before heading home. The ferry cost is $12.00 (Clipper Card $7.75/Senior/65+ - $6.00 cash or clipper card). Helmets are required, bring lunch or buy it in Tiburon & don't forget water.
Start: Larkspur Ferry. From the East Bay cross the Richmond San Rafael Bridge, take the 2nd exit to Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Turn left at the 2nd light into the ferry terminal parking. Parking is free. Niels Povlsen 510-375-1521
Sunday, November 11, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Out and Back to Alpine Dam, 31 miles/3.5 hours/ pace 2/level B/hills C
Meet at 9:45 am for 10:00 start at Corte Madera Town Park. Cycle out to Fairfax, up Bolinas Road and down to Alpine Dam. Return on the same route. Lunch/Beer after at Marin Brewing Company or Cafe Verde.
Start: Corte Madera Town Park. Take Hwy 101, exit Tamalpias Blvd West, go about 1 1/2 miles, right on Pixley, parking lot is on the right near tennis courts. Water and restrooms available at start. Carol Feagles 510-834-7575 email@example.com
Sunday, November 11, Jazz House Concert, 4:00PM, Janis Mann and George Colligan
Saturday, November 17, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Cuttings Wharf-Napa Loop, 36 or 38 miles/moderate pace/level A-B/hills B
Let’s look for fall colors and ride in Napa starting at Cuttings Wharf. There is a stop at a Deli in the middle of the ride for snacks and rest stop. Cue sheets and restrooms at ride start.
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. Carol Feagles 510-834-7575
Sunday, November 18, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Orinda 3 Bears and Optional Wildcat, 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. Greg Norman (925) 407-6322
Sunday, November 18, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline, 19 miles/level A/pace 2/hills A
If you want an easy ride with fantastic views, then this is the one. This is an easy and nearly flat bike ride, about half on paved trails free of traffic and nearly all with bay front views! And we have short cuts if 19 miles is too much. We’ll follow the ML King path around the San Leandro Bay and then shoot down to the San Leandro Marina where you can almost reach out and touch the jets landing at OAK. We'll return via the Oyster Bay regional shoreline bike path and then circle Bay Farm Island, completing our loop by crossing over to Alameda briefly before completing our loop back to the start. See: http://www.regionalparksfoundation.org/document.doc?id=263 for a description and map.
Driving Directions: We begin at the Tidewater Boating Center. From I-880 in Oakland take the High St. exit and drive west towards the bay. Just before the High St. Bridge, turn left on Tidewater Avenue. Look for the Tidewater Boating Center sign 1/8 mile ahead on the right. Turn right and continue to the end of the street. There is no charge for parking, there are restrooms and water. It is also a short distance from the Fruitvale BART station. Diane Savard 925-864-7141
Friday, November 23, Road Ride, 10:00 am (Sharp), Blackhawk/Livermore/Danville, 36 miles/leisurely pace/some hills-1,200' total gain
This is the 5th annual "Day After" ride. Join Roland Flamme and David Weiner as we work off the "T" day stuffing and ride the rural areas around Livermore. Meet at the Star$ucks, 4000 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville parking lot for an enjoyable ride around rural and not so rural Blackhawk / Livermore/Danville area. Parking - courtesy note - please park in the adjacent office building parking lots to allow the main lot for store customers. Bring money for lunch at a local eatery at end of ride and possible coffee stop during. Event listed with Hikanbyke and WC "Folks on Spokes" Srs.
Directions to Blackhawk Plaza: Take Crow Canyon Road exit east off I-680. Go 4 miles to the intersection with Camino Tassajara. Continue on Crow Canyon (becomes Blackhawk Road) Make first right turn into Blackhawk Plaza Circle. We'll be in the parking area opposite Star$ucks. Rain or significant chance of rain cancels. Call if in doubt. Bicycle helmets are mandatory! Carpooling is encouraged. Roland Flame (925-686-9153)
Sunday, November 25, Road Ride, 10:00 am, Healdsburg Multi-level Ride, 30 or 40 miles/pace 2/level A/hills C
Anytime is the perfect time to cycle Sonoma County. We will start in downtown Healdsburg, cycle a scenic loop up West Dry Creek Road, through Geyserville and Jimtown, and back to Healdsburg. The additional 10 mile option will cycle to Asti. Libations/lunch afterwards at the Bear Republic Brewery.
Start: Matheson St. Parking Lot. Take 101 North to the Central Healdsburg exit. Turn left at Matheson St. and then right into the parking lot. Francine Prophet (415) 902-4104