GPC Ride Schedule for July

(Last modified Monday, June 23 2014, @ 22:40 PDT)

In addition to the rides listed below, we also have weekly rides.

See our ride rating system to decode the secret markings 3/TM/50 etc.


Tue Jul 1   5/M,B/24,32   The Tuesday Evening Ride
Meet 5:30 p.m. sharp for 5:35 p.m. departure. For details see the weekly listings. Repeats every Tuesday through September. Rain cancels. M group leader: Mark Abrahams (510) 524-1294, <dma at abriz dot net>. B group leader(s): Matt McHugh <mattmctour at gmail dot com>, Wes Lane <weslane at gmail dot com>, and/or Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>.

Wed Jul 2   4/M/75   King Ridge
Meet at 8:00 a.m. for an 8:15 a.m. departure from Monte Rio to Cazadero Highway, King Ridge, Skaggs Spring Rd. and Stewarts Point for lunch. This is a beautiful, remote ride with significant climbing and descent to the coast, after lunch down Highway 1 and back to Monte Rio. Carpool if possible, and allow 90 minutes drive time from Berkeley (or spend the night before up there). Parking is over the bridge in the Monte Rio Recreation and Parks lot across from the vintage Rio Theater. (People who wish to add a few more miles can start earlier with me near Healdsburg - contact me directly.) Leader: Chris Bailey, <c4bailey at gmail dot com>, (415) 725-5310. (RSVPs to Chris appreciated.)

Thu Jul 3 - Sun Jul 6   3-4/TMM/50-70   14th Annual Tahoe Training Series
Enjoy cycling at Lake Tahoe and in the mountains? You are invited to the Tahoe Training Series. Thu Jul 3: Ride to Emerald Bay. Fri Jul 4:Route TBA. Partly backroad. Sat Jul 5: Route TBA. Wear GPC yellow. Sun Jul 6: Route TBA

Thu Jul 3   3/TM/60-80   Duros West
This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We meet at 9:00 a.m. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see http://tinyurl.com/gpc-weeklyA. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

Thu Jul 3   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at North Berkeley BART at 5:50 p.m. for prompt 6:00 departure. A friendly and fast-paced TM ride with regroups. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART. Please bring lights. Ride repeats every Thursday. Chris D'Andrea, <CvdAndrea at gmail dot com> (510) 548-9458, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>

Thu Jul 3   3/TMM/60   Tahoe Training Series at Lake Tahoe
Day One of Riding. Ride to Emerald Bay. Contact ride leader Brenda Giese for details: <brendagiese at yahoo dot com>

Fri Jul 4   4/M/20-30   Friday Tune-up Ride
Meet at Rockridge BART at 8:50 a.m. for sharp 9:00 departure. This ride will do various routes in the Oakland-Berkeley Hills. The pace will be M for riders doing more challenging weekend rides. There will be very short regroups with a possible coffee stop at or near the end. Bart Borland (510) 601-5062 <bart.borland at gmail dot com>, Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>, and Micky Bloom, (510) 206-4083. Rain cancels.

Fri Jul 4   1/L/25   Contra Costa Canal and Ygnacio Trails
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Fountain at Pleasant Hill BART for a 10:15 start. We'll mostly ride the paved Contra Costa Canal and Ygnacio and other trails. Lunch at the Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center. Rain Cancels, if weather is dubious contact a ride leader. John Buenfil (925) 408-2360 <eleganttype at earthlink dot net> and Karen Street <karen_street at sbcglobal dot net>.

Fri Jul 4   3/TMM/60   Tahoe Training Series at Lake Tahoe
Day Two of Riding. Route TBA. Part of the route will be on a backroad with lots of steep climbing. Be sure to bring a hydration pack and plenty of snacks and lunch to carry on your bike. Contact ride leader Brenda Giese for details: <brendagiese at yahoo dot com>

Sat Jul 5   4/LTMB/18.7   Individual Time Trial
Meet at the corner of San Pablo Dam Rd and Bear Creek Rd by 9:40 a.m. for a race against the clock. First rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. The ITT is the only GPC ride where you have to be a member of the Club (insurance reasons), but you can join or renew right there at the start for $15/year. Pre-registration is appreciated. Bill Schultz, (925) 876-4950 , or <schultzwill at yahoo dot com>.

Sat Jul 5   3/TMM/70   Tahoe Training Series at Lake Tahoe
Day Three of Riding. Route TBA. Let's wear our bright yellow Grizzly Peak jerseys this day. Go Bears! Contact ride leader Brenda Giese for details: <brendagiese at yahoo dot com>

Sun Jul 6   3/TM/40   2 Bridges
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Pinole Valley Park, parking lot at Pinole Valley Road and Simas Ave. Benicia Bridge, past Lake Herman and back over the Carquinez Bridge. Route cue sheet available here- http://www.strava.com/routes/498620. Ken Morrison - <kpmorrison55 at yahoo dot com>, (510) 334-9551

Sun Jul 6   1/T/28   Easy social ride - Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Ride repeats on the first Sunday of every month. Meet at Pleasant Hill BART at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:20 a.m. departure. This is a good way to meet others in the club and for new riders to join in. No pressure to complete a long hilly ride. We'll keep this ride super friendly and on pace. Tandem and city bike friendly. Bring food or $ to buy and eat at the fabulous Draeger's Market or other great food spots in or around the plaza. All are welcome and anyone can join this ride. RSVP requested but not required to ride. View Route Map and cue sheet here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4189771. Contact a ride leader for more information before the ride. Ride Leader(s) Steven Louie (510) 541-1378 <stevenrlouie at gmail dot com> and Mandy Louie (if riding tandem), Jim O'Melia (925) 408-2198 <jimomelia at rocketmail dot com>

Sun Jul 6   4/TMM/50   Tahoe Training Series at Lake Tahoe
Day Four of Riding. Route TBA. Contact ride leader Brenda Giese for details: <brendagiese at yahoo dot com>

Tue Jul 8   5/M,B/24,32   The Tuesday Evening Ride
Meet 5:30 p.m. sharp for 5:35 p.m. departure. For details see the weekly listings. Repeats every Tuesday through September. Rain cancels. M group leader: Mark Abrahams (510) 524-1294, <dma at abriz dot net>. B group leader(s): Matt McHugh <mattmctour at gmail dot com>, Wes Lane <weslane at gmail dot com>, and/or Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>.

Thu Jul 10   3/TM/60-80   Duros West
This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We meet at 9:00 a.m. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see http://tinyurl.com/gpc-weeklyA. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

Thu Jul 10   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at North Berkeley BART at 5:50 p.m. for prompt 6:00 departure. A friendly and fast-paced TM ride with regroups. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART. Please bring lights. Ride repeats every Thursday. Chris D'Andrea, <CvdAndrea at gmail dot com> (510) 548-9458, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>

Fri Jul 11   4/M/20-30   Friday Tune-up Ride
Meet at Rockridge BART at 8:50 a.m. for sharp 9:00 departure. This ride will do various routes in the Oakland-Berkeley Hills. The pace will be M for riders doing more challenging weekend rides. There will be very short regroups with a possible coffee stop at or near the end. Bart Borland (510) 601-5062 <bart.borland at gmail dot com>, Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>, and Micky Bloom, (510) 206-4083. Rain cancels.

Fri Jul 11   1/LT/35   Bay Bridge / Bay Trail
Meet at Berkeley Aquatic Park (the South end of Bolivar Drive near restrooms) @ 9:45 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. start. We will head South to The A.Z. (Alex Zuckerman Bay Bridge trail), then North on the Bay Trail to Craneway. Ride co-leaders: Arleen (<sakamo2 at yahoo dot com>) and Ken Karda (510) 530-8389 home)

Sat Jul 12   4/LTMB/23,32,55,65,77   Alex's Second Saturday All-Club Ride
This is the GPC monthly all-club ride. Meet at Orinda BART at 9:00 a.m. for a prompt 9:15 departure. The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you ll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups: LT pace group (total distance about 23 mi); T pace group (total about 55 mi); TM pace groups (totals of 32 or 65 mi); M pace group (total 75+ mi). A TM group for the 75+ mile route will be organized if enough riders are interested. All routes are pretty hilly. More information about this ride, including route details, is posted on-line at www.grizz.org/series/ssr.html. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, or for other questions, contact ASSR Coordinator John Buenfil, (925) 686-9077, <eleganttype at earthlink dot net>. Leaders TBA.

Sun Jul 13   4/TM/40   Oaktown Bears
Meet Janet Monks at World Ground Cafe (3726 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland) at 9:00 a.m. (roll at 9:15) for an exhilarating and pretty ride that includes a climb up to Skyline Blvd., Grizzly Peak Blvd., and through Tilden Park. Then, we drop down Wildcat Canyon to Orinda for refueling. Oaktown bears love to eat too! Then, we return by climbing Pinehurst (of course) to Skyline where we retrace our bike tracks to the start. Any ???, call Janet at (510) 534-7621.

Tue Jul 15   5/M,B/24,32   The Tuesday Evening Ride
Meet 5:30 p.m. sharp for 5:35 p.m. departure. For details see the weekly listings. Repeats every Tuesday through September. Rain cancels. M group leader: Mark Abrahams (510) 524-1294, <dma at abriz dot net>. B group leader(s): Matt McHugh <mattmctour at gmail dot com>, Wes Lane <weslane at gmail dot com>, and/or Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>.

Thu Jul 17   3/TM/60-80   Duros West
This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We meet at 9:00 a.m. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see http://tinyurl.com/gpc-weeklyA. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

Thu Jul 17   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at North Berkeley BART at 5:50 p.m. for prompt 6:00 departure. A friendly and fast-paced TM ride with regroups. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART. Please bring lights. Ride repeats every Thursday. Chris D'Andrea, <CvdAndrea at gmail dot com> (510) 548-9458, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>

Fri Jul 18   4/M/20-30   Friday Tune-up Ride
Meet at Rockridge BART at 8:50 a.m. for sharp 9:00 departure. This ride will do various routes in the Oakland-Berkeley Hills. The pace will be M for riders doing more challenging weekend rides. There will be very short regroups with a possible coffee stop at or near the end. Bart Borland (510) 601-5062 <bart.borland at gmail dot com>, Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>, and Micky Bloom, (510) 206-4083. Rain cancels.

Sat Jul 19   4/M/100   Berkeley-Morgan Territory BYOLunch
Here's a "classic" local ride to complement some of the interesting out-of-town long rides listed for this month, so you can do a club 100 mile+ ride every weekend! Meet 8:00 a.m. at Spruce and Grizzly Peak Blvd in Berkeley for an 8:10 a.m. departure. We'll ride via Pig Farm Hill, Lime Ridge, Clayton to Morgan Territory, then return via Tassahara Valley, Blackhawk Rd. through Roundhill CC and on to Lafayette, Moraga, Wildcat Cyn. We'll make water stops in Clayton and at Livorna Park, and have lunch at the EBRPD parking area near the summit of Morgan Territory Rd, so bring your riding snacks and lunch along. If it's hot, other stops for water or cold drinks will be added. Questions or RSVP (appreciated for map count) to <homrighaus at aol dot com> (preferred) or (510) 528-9339. Mark Homrighausen

Sat Jul 19   3/TM/80   The Ray Orr Memorial Not So Rushin River Ride
Meet at 8:45, for 9:00 a.m. departure, at Walnut Park in Petaluma (corner of Petaluma Blvd and D street) for a not so rushing tour to Valley Ford, Freestone, Occidental, Guernville and back to Petaluma by some little traveled, if a bit hilly, backroads. Lunch at the Korbel Champagne Cellars deli on River Road. The last 40 miles, after lunch, is fairly hilly, and there aren't many chances for water or snacks, so bring snacks or stock up at lunch. For those who've been around long enough to remember when this ride was a GPC summer regular, my route is a bit more hilly and about 8 miles longer than Ray's. Jim Scott. <EurekaJim at aol dot com>. (510) 847-3948 (cell, ok till 10:00 p.m.) or Kate Woodford (404) 259-9897.

Sun Jul 20   5/TM/40   Marin Coastal Climbs
Meet at Mill Valley Safeway at 9:45 a.m. Roll at 10:00 for a climb up Panoramic, and down to Stinson Beach. Lunch in Bolinas. Return via Bolinas Fairfax Rd. Do not park in the Safeway parking lot. There is some street parking on Miller. There is also parking on Sycamore Ave off Camino Alto or by Mill Valley Police/Fire department buildings on Hamilton Drive. The distance is 40 hilly miles. Contact: David Madson <david.madson at gmail dot com>, (415) 722-5885

Sun Jul 20   3/T/25   Lake Temescal to Grass Valley
Meet at Lake Temescal (near hwy 24) @ 9:00 a.m. We will cycle Montclair (West of hwy 13), BBR, Skyline Blvd south to Grass Valley. Optional lunch @ Sparky's on the return route. This route is hilly. Ride co-leaders: Arleen (<sakamo2 at yahoo dot com>) and Ken Karda (510) 530-8389 home)

Tue Jul 22   5/M,B/24,32   The Tuesday Evening Ride
Meet 5:30 p.m. sharp for 5:35 p.m. departure. For details see the weekly listings. Repeats every Tuesday through September. Rain cancels. M group leader: Mark Abrahams (510) 524-1294, <dma at abriz dot net>. B group leader(s): Matt McHugh <mattmctour at gmail dot com>, Wes Lane <weslane at gmail dot com>, and/or Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>.

Thu Jul 24   3/TM/60-80   Duros West
This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We meet at 9:00 a.m. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see http://tinyurl.com/gpc-weeklyA. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

Thu Jul 24   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at North Berkeley BART at 5:50 p.m. for prompt 6:00 departure. A friendly and fast-paced TM ride with regroups. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART. Please bring lights. Ride repeats every Thursday. Chris D'Andrea, <CvdAndrea at gmail dot com> (510) 548-9458, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>

Fri Jul 25   4/M/20-30   Friday Tune-up Ride
Meet at Rockridge BART at 8:50 a.m. for sharp 9:00 departure. This ride will do various routes in the Oakland-Berkeley Hills. The pace will be M for riders doing more challenging weekend rides. There will be very short regroups with a possible coffee stop at or near the end. Bart Borland (510) 601-5062 <bart.borland at gmail dot com>, Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>, and Micky Bloom, (510) 206-4083. Rain cancels.

Sat Jul 26   4!/M/120   Sonoma Coast Giddy Up
Meet at Marinwood Park on Miller Creek in San Rafael at 8:00 a.m. for a prompt 8:15 a.m. departure. Ride Lucas Valley, Nicassio Valley to Marshall Wall, up the coast, Whitaker Bluff, Valley Ford, up Joy (!) Road, Occidental, Bohemian Highway, Moscow Road back to the coast and down Highway 1, and up Coleman Valley (!) Road, down Joy and finding way home via Chileno. This ride features some challenging climbs in some remote areas, so conditioning and good bike maintenance are essential. Bring supplies, but civilization will also be encountered. Carpool if possible, and allow 35 minutes drive time from Berkeley. Leader: Chris Bailey (415) 725-5310 <c4bailey at gmail dot com>. (RSVPs to Chris appreciated.)

Sat Jul 26   3/TM/43   Two bridges in reverse
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for a prompt 9:15 departure. Leaving Pleasant Hill BART we ramble through Martinez, across the Carquinez Bridge and into Benicia for a short stop in their historic downtown. From there, we roll westward through Vallejo and over the Zampa Bridge and into Crockett where we will have lunch. We roll up Crocket Blvd to Cummings Skyway and then down Franklin Canyon and back to Pleasant Hill BART. Jim Scott, <EurekaJim at aol dot com>. (510) 847-3948 (cell, ok till 10:00 p.m.) or Kate Woodford (404) 259-9897.

Tue Jul 29   5/M,B/24,32   The Tuesday Evening Ride
Meet 5:30 p.m. sharp for 5:35 p.m. departure. For details see the weekly listings. Repeats every Tuesday through September. Rain cancels. M group leader: Mark Abrahams (510) 524-1294, <dma at abriz dot net>. B group leader(s): Matt McHugh <mattmctour at gmail dot com>, Wes Lane <weslane at gmail dot com>, and/or Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>.

Thu Jul 31   3/TM/60-80   Duros West
This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We meet at 9:00 a.m. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see http://tinyurl.com/gpc-weeklyA. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

Thu Jul 31   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at North Berkeley BART at 5:50 p.m. for prompt 6:00 departure. A friendly and fast-paced TM ride with regroups. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART. Please bring lights. Ride repeats every Thursday. Chris D'Andrea, <CvdAndrea at gmail dot com> (510) 548-9458, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>


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