GPC Ride Schedule for April

(Last modified Tuesday, April 22 2014, @ 23:17 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 Apr 1   4/TM/34-56   Jalama Beach
Meet near the end of Santa Rosa Rd at Hwy 1 just south of Lompoc at 10:30 a.m. We will ride a short distance on Hwy 1 and then the beautiful Jalama Road to lunch at the Jalama Beach Cafe. Short version returns to the cars. Longer version returns to Solvang via Santa Rosa Rd. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2148394 We'll arrange cars the evening before so long riders get carpooled to the start. Brian Aldrich <brianaldrich9 at gmail dot com>, (510) 693-0603. I have more cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride. If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, so we do Janet Noble, (510) 205-9004. If you plan on joining us, let us know so that we don't leave without you. 30% PoP may cancel. Confirm with leaders.

Tue Apr 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 in April. 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>, Patrick Gordis <pgordis at comcast dot net> NOTE: Sunset is still early (19:32), so bring lights to ride home by.

Thu Apr 3   4/TM/40   Old Canyon, Santa Rosa Canyon Loop
Meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of the coffee shop at the Paso Robles Inn, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles ready to drive to the start of this ride. The ride will start in Cayucos, which is 26 miles from Paso. We will climb Old Canyon, Climb and descend Santa Rosa Creek back to the Coast, have lunch on Cambria, then head south on Hwy 1 to where we started. Brian Aldrich, <brianaldrich9 at gmail dot com>, (510) 693-0603, Janet Noble, (510) 205-9004. I have more cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride. If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, so we don't leave without you. 30% PoP may cancel. Confirm with leaders.

Thu Apr 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 Apr 3   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at N Berkeley BART at 5:20 p.m. for prompt 5:30 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. We may cut the first ride a little short due to an early sunset. Ride repeats every Thursday starting 3/13. Keith Trummel, <ktrummel at adobe dot com> (510) 527-9832, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>

Fri Apr 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 Apr 4   3/TTM/25-35   Paso Robles: Peachy Canyon loop
Meet at 10:00 a.m. in front of the coffee shop at the Paso Robles Inn, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles. We will ride a beautiful loop around the wine country of Paso Robles. Brian Aldrich, <brianaldrich9 at gmail dot com>, (510) 693-0603. Janet Noble, (510) 205-9004. I have more cue sheets, routes and possibilities, you are welcome to extend, shorten, or lead an additional ride in competition with this ride. If you plan on joining us, please let us know in advance, so we don't leave without you. 30% PoP may cancel. Confirm with leaders.

Fri Apr 4   5!/TM/40   Mt Diablo
Take BART to Pleasant Hill from Rockridge (arr: 9:46), to head for the official ride start at Heather Farm at 9:55 a.m., roll at 10:10. Park at the last lot on your left, across from the ball field. We'll take surface streets through to South Gate Road and climb to the junction and on to the summit. Descend via North Gate Rd. Lunch & post ride stop @ Ygnacio Plaza. Phil Morton, (510) 852-9663(WOOF), <pmorton.cal at gmail dot com>

Sat Apr 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. Chip Scarborough, (510) 222-4592, or <dubose3 at msn dot com>.

Sat Apr 5   4/M/35   Pinole Port Costa Out and Back, and have a rest-of-the-day!
We'll try to keep it all business, a shorter ride with some climbing, and some darn yummy corn bread, pound cake or butter biscuits with excellent coffee at Burlington Hotel for our mid point stop. Ride status update here (look for link to cue sheet at http://tinyurl.com/rydmanrides, and please print your own cue sheet if you can). Meet at Pinole Park lot off Pinole Valley Road, at Simas Ave. (the Simas Ave. intersection *farthest* from I 80) lot at 10:00 a.m. for 10:15 roll out. Rain cancels. Eric Rydman (510) 759-8438 <emagnusr at yahoo dot com>

Sun Apr 6   3/T/40   Century Prep Ride #4 -- Three Small Walls
Meet 9:00 a.m. at El Cerrito Del Norte BART, east side station entrance. Roll out at 9:15. Ride San Pablo Dam Rd to Appian Way, through Pinole and Crockett, climb McEwen (small wall #1). Return via Martinez, Alhambra Valley, Pig Farm Hill (s.w. #2), El Sobrante, and Hillcrest (s.w. #3). Picnic lunch on the lawn at Swett School in Martinez -- bring or buy something you can carry there. No drop. Helmets strongly encouraged. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact ride leader. Leaders: - Sherie Reineman, <bikedive at mac dot com>, (510) 691-3435, Jessica Jensen, Chris Witt, Estella Garcia, Brian Aldrich, and Janet Noble.

Sun Apr 6   1/T/28   Easy social ride - Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Meet at Pleasant Hill BART at 10:00 a.m. for a prompt 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. 30% chance of rain will NOT necessarily cancel the ride. Rain date: Sun Apr 13. Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4189771. Contact the ride leader on the ride day if in doubt. Ride Leader(s) Steven Louie (510) 541-1378 <stevenrlouie at gmail dot com> and Mandy Louie (if riding tandem), Jim O'Melia , <jimomelia at rocketmail dot com> (925) 408-2198.

Sun Apr 6   5/TM/67   King Ridge/Hauser Bridge
Meet at the parking lot behind the Union Hotel in Occidental off Bohemian highway near the corner of Bohemian and Coleman (3731 Main Street, Occidental, ca) Meet at 9:30 a.m. and leave at 0945. Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4137347. We will climb King Ridge road and then loop over to highway one via Hauser Bridge/Sea view/Meyers grade. Rest stops will be Raymond's in Cazedero and the cafe in Jenner. This ride is my husband's favorite ride. Please check http://tinyurl.com/gpc-weeklyA the morning of ride for possible changes or cancellations. Ride will be cancelled for lousy weather or civil unrest. Ride leader= lisamc <lsmcphate at gmail dot com>

Tue Apr 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 in April. 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>, Patrick Gordis <pgordis at comcast dot net> NOTE: Sunset is still early (19:38), so bring lights to ride home by.

Thu Apr 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 Apr 10   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at N Berkeley BART at 5:20 p.m. for prompt 5:30 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. We may cut the first ride a little short due to an early sunset. Ride repeats every Thursday starting 3/13. Keith Trummel, <ktrummel at adobe dot com> (510) 527-9832, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>

Fri Apr 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 Apr 11   3/TM/40   Mt Tam
Meet at Mill Valley Safeway at 9:45 a.m. Roll at 10:00 for a climb up Panroamic and Pantoll, then on to Ridgecrest Blvd to the Summit where we will have lunch. Return via Ridgecrest, Bolinas-Fairfax Rd, Fairfax (sweet and/or coffee). Do not park in the Safeway parking lot. There should be ample street parking on Miller. The distance is 40 hilly miles. Margie Kirk (510) 526-9386, <tailwnds55 at aol dot com>

Sat Apr 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.

Sat Apr 12   1/L/20   Biking and Birding in Coyote Hills Regional Park
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Union City BART station by the ticket machines (leaders will arrive on the BART train scheduled at 9:53). This ride is colisted with Golden Gate Audubon. We will ride along Alameda Creek and into Coyote Hills Regional Park. Bring binoculars, and lunch and water; wear layers. We shall be looking for ducks and shorebirds in breeding plumage, as well as resident raptors. Return to BART at around 3:30. Helmets required. RAIN CANCELS; if the weather is questionable, send your e-mail address to Pat to receive news on the status of the ride. Leaders: Jeffrey Black (510) 526-7068), <buffalo1003 at aol dot com> and Pat Greene (415) 321-9013 (cell), <greene at cgl.ucsf dot edu>.

Sat Apr 12   2/TM/65   Davis to Martinez
We'll ride out from Davis to Winters with the M group (see listing below) and have coffee and snack at Steady Eddy's before we head south on Pleasants Valley Road. From there we pass through Fairfield, Rockville then along Lopes Road to Benicia and then Martinez. The ride ends in Martinez, your options from there are to drive your car home, take the train, or ride to North Concord/Martinez BART or home. We will want to take the train that leaves Martinez Amtrak at 8:09 a.m. and arrives in Davis at 8:52 a.m. Order 1/2 price train ticket at least three days prior; see Eric Rydman's posting at http://tinyurl.com/halfpricetrain for details on this. Roll out at 9:15. Rain cancels. Brian Aldrich & Janet Noble (510) 693-0603 <brianaldrich9 at gmail dot com>

Sat Apr 12   4/M/90   Davis El Sobrante
We'll ride out to Winters with the TM group (see listing above) and have a QUICK coffee and snack at Steady Eddy's before we tackle the long stretch to Rockville via Lake Berryessa. A long stretch along Lopes Road, over the bridge for a last stop in Martinez, then off to Pig Farm and our respective homes! Ride leader will peel off at SPDR and Castro Ranch. Those riding back to Berkeley will get their century in. Links to route map, cue sheet, status updates http://tinyurl.com/rydmanrides. Meet at 9:00 a.m. outside the Davis Amtrak Station (train from south arrives 8:52 a.m.). Order 1/2 price train ticket at least three days prior http://tinyurl.com/halfpricetrain. Roll out at 9:15. Rain cancels. Eric Rydman (510) 759-8438 <emagnusr at yahoo dot com>

Sun Apr 13   3/T/52   Century Prep Ride #5 - Bovine Lasso
Meet 9:00 a.m. at Mill Valley Safeway (Miller and Camino Alto). Roll out at 9:15. We will ride through Fairfax and Nicasio to Pt. Reyes Station. Return via Bear Valley, Samuel P. Taylor and Fairfax Bring lunch or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets strongly encouraged. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact ride leader. Leaders: Janet Monks (510) 534-7621; Phil Morton (<pmorton.cal at gmail dot com>), Jim Scott, Kate Woodford, Debbie Miskell, and Janet Homrighausen

Sun Apr 13   1/L/24   Tour de Alameda and Bay Farm Island
Meet 10:00 a.m. at Fruitvale BART. Meet near the bike racks. The ride will be easy paced and flat, with great bay views. Bring lunch or $ to buy. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact a ride leader. Ride leaders John Buenfil (925) 408-2360 <eleganttype at earthlink dot net> and Karen Street <karen_street at sbcglobal dot net>.

Sun Apr 13   1/T/28   Easy social ride - Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza Rain Date
If you can't remember if it rained on Apr 6, you can contact a ride leader.

Tue Apr 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 in April. 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>, Patrick Gordis <pgordis at comcast dot net> NOTE: Sunset is still early (19:44), so bring lights to ride home by.

Thu Apr 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 Apr 17   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at North Berkeley BART at 5:20 p.m. for prompt 5:30 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. We may cut the first ride a little short due to an early sunset. Ride repeats every Thursday starting 3/13. Keith Trummel, <ktrummel at adobe dot com> (510) 527-9832, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>

Fri Apr 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.

Fri Apr 18   5/TM/52   Morgan Teritory and Diablo
Take BART to Pleasant Hill from Rockridge (arr: 9:46). Ride 1.5 miles to the official ride start. Meet at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek at 9:55 a.m., roll at 10:10. Park at the last lot on your left, across from the ball field. Ride out to Clayton and up to Morgan Territory. Lunch in Blackhawk. Take South Gate Road to the junction, and up to the summit. Descend via North Gate Rd. Post ride stop @ Ygnacio Plaza. Phil Morton, (510) 852-9663(WOOF) <pmorton.cal at gmail dot com>

Fri Apr 18   1/LT/30   Berkeley Aquatic Park to Pt. Richmond
Meet at 10:00 a.m. @ the South end of Aquatic Park in Berkeley near the restrooms. The ride will follow the Bay Trail with a lunch stop @ Little Louie's. Co-leaders: Arleen (<sakamo2 at yahoo dot com>) & Ken ( (510) 530-8389home)

Sat Apr 19   4/TM/54   Half Moon Bay - Pescadero - Tunitas Return
We'll hope for a sunny morning with no fog for this scenic roll down Highway 1 from Half Moon Bay, past the lighthouse and then swinging left onto Gazos Creek Road to begin our long loop back. Expect plenty of moderate climbs and rollers, and lots of good scenery in between, as we put in 54 miles and 3,800' in elevation gain. Lunch in Pescadero at the Deli. Bring water, lunch or $$ to buy, a windbreaker in case the fog is in, and your climbing legs. Meet at 10:00 a.m. across from the Fire Station in Half Moon Bay - 1191 Main Street, roll at 10:15. Leader: Stephanie Clarke (510) 558-9614, <stephclarkebike at gmail dot com>. Leader will be camping nearby that weekend, so last minute phone calls or email queries will not be possible. 30% or greater chance of rain cancels. Co-listed with Different Spokes San Francisco.

Sat Apr 19   4/M/82   Mt. Diablo out and back via North Gate
Meet at 8:20 a.m. for a 8:30 a.m. departure from Spruce & Grizzly in Berkeley for some early ascension. The Bears, Pig Farm out to North Gate and the summit of Mt. Diablo for a quick lunch (BYOL). Water stop at Grayson Woods Golf Course. Skip junction and keep rolling to the top. Retrace route back following our breadcrumbs. Contact Chris Bailey at <c4bailey at gmail dot com> or (415) 725-5310.

Sat Apr 19   4/TM/56   Pinole Two Bridges Loop
From Pinole it will be up Pig Farm to the Martinez-Benicia Bridge, Lake Herman Road, Columbus Parkway. Then through Vallejo to the Zampa Bridge into Crockett for a stop at Valona's (mi. 36). Cummins Skwy, Franklyn Canyon, Pig Farm again to close the loop. So some climbing, but no McEwen. Ride status update http://tinyurl.com/rydmanrides (look for links to map and cue sheet here, and please print your own cue sheet if you can). Pace will be a real TM (~ 13.5 on the bike avg.). Rain cancels. Meet at parking lot off Pinole Valley Road, at Simas Ave. (the Simas Ave. intersection *farthest* from I 80) lot at 10:00 a.m. for 10:15 rollout. Rain cancels. Eric Rydman (510) 759-8438 <emagnusr at yahoo dot com>

Sun Apr 20 (Easter)   2.5/T/44   Century Prep Ride #6 - Century, South Loop, from Orinda BART
Meet 9:00 a.m. at Orinda BART. Roll out at 9:15. Ride to Redwood Rd. and the Grizzly Peak Century South Loop through the zoo, past Chabot Park and back. Bring lunch or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets strongly encouraged. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact ride leader. Leaders: Janet Homrighausen, <homrighaus at aol dot com> (510) 528-9339, Jim Scott, Kate Woodford, John Alexander, Estella Garcia, Brian Aldrich.

Tue Apr 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 in April. 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>, Patrick Gordis <pgordis at comcast dot net>

Thu Apr 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 Apr 24   4!/TM/20-25   Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at North Berkeley BART at 5:20 p.m. for prompt 5:30 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. We may cut the first ride a little short due to an early sunset. Ride repeats every Thursday starting 3/13. Keith Trummel, <ktrummel at adobe dot com> (510) 527-9832, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, Joel Ager, <joelager at gmail dot com>

Fri Apr 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.

Fri Apr 25   5/T/57   Bumpy ride from Daly City to Redwood City
After the Tour of the Little Boxes was rained out, we'll hope for drier weather. Meet Phil and Estella at 10:00 a.m. at Daly City BART; roll at 10:15. Take Skyline Drive (bump #1) to cold, windy, and foggy Pacfica, then up and over Montara Mountain (bump #2), and over to Hwy 1. Lumch in Half Moon Bay and up Lobitos Creek Rd and Tunitas Creek Rd. Finish by dropping down from Woodside to Redwood City Amtrak. If it's still muddy you may want wider tires (think mountain bike). Otherwise a road bike can work. Pre-ride Weds April 23. Please contact Phil Morton <pmorton.cal at gmail dot com> ( (510) 852-9663/WOOF) or Estella Garcia ( (510) 540-6449 before 9:00 p.m.) for more info or for any last minute announcements. Pre-ride Apr 23. Contact Phil, if you're interested in joining us.

Sat Apr 26   4/M/63   Pinole Mt Diablo Out and Back
We'll climb North Gate to Summit and descend back along the outbound route. Stops at Grayson Golf Course , Junction and Summit. Bring food! Ride status update here (look for links to map and cue sheet http://tinyurl.com/rydmanrides, and please print your own cue sheet if you can). Meet at parking lot off Pinole Valley Road, at Simas Ave. (the Simas Ave. intersection *farthest* from I 80) lot at 10:00 a.m. for 10:15 rollout. Rain cancels. Eric Rydman (510) 759-8438 <emagnusr at yahoo dot com>

Sat Apr 26   5/TTM/55   Tunitas Variations
Meet in the Woodside Town Hall at 8:45 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. departure. We'll take Mountain Home toward Old La Honda Rd. From La Honda we'll take Pescadero Road to Pescadero where we will break for lunch. Then we head north on Stage Road to Route 1. We'll take Lobitos Creek instead instead of Tunitas but meet Tunitas Creek Road part way up. Then its over the hill and down Kings Mtn road back to Woodside. Kurt Doelling (510) 427-4205 <kdkurtd at gmail dot com>

Sun Apr 27   4/T/48   Century Prep Ride #7 - Grizzly Peak Century North Loop, from Orinda BART
Meet 9:00 a.m. at Orinda BART. Roll out at 9:15. We will ride the Grizzly Peak Century North Loop starting with San Pablo Dam Road, Castro Ranch Road, scenic San Pablo Ave, Carquinez Strait Drive, McEwen, Alhambra Valley followed by the 3 Bears. Don't let this ride's low mileage fool you, it is hard! Bring lunch or $ to buy. Lunch will be in Crockett; the deli will be closed, although there is a market where you can buy drinks and snacks, but if you're looking for a delicious healthy lunch bring you will be better off bringing it from home. No drop. Helmets strongly encouraged. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious contact ride leader. Leaders: Estella Garcia <vuelaus at yahoo dot com> (510) 540-6449, Jim Scott, Kate Woodford, Mark Abrahams, Jim O'Melia, John Alexander.

Tue Apr 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 in April. 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>, Patrick Gordis <pgordis at comcast dot net>


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