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Alex's Second Saturday Ride

Our Second Saturday all-club ride happens monthly, except in May. For details see the ASSR page.  All the road closures that affected our routes as a result of the 2017 storms have been reopened. 

Shorter Easier Rides

If you are looking for something shorter and gentler, try these two rides which repeat each month: the First Sunday ride is 28 miles total and nearly flat. The 3rd Saturday ride, also 28 miles, has some hills. Both rides have at least two leaders, one at the front, and a sweep riding at the back, so no one gets lost. Come join us on these friendly and supportive group rides.

 Ride Schedule for April 2019

Not finding the ride you are looking for? There is a simple solution for that. Any GPC member can lead a ride. See the Lead Rides section for all the information you need to get started. Our Ride Coordinator will be happy to help you choose a ride, create the listing, and prepare to lead.

This schedule is also available in a format for smartphones and other mobile devices.

TUE APR 2 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED APR 3 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU APR 4 3/TM/70 Duros West - Mines Road
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Livermore - Ernie Rodrigues Softball fields

NOTE - new start location! Restrooms and water at the start.

Check back here for possible cancellation if weather forecast worsens! 30% POP will probably cancel.

The Junction Cafe should be open for lunch, but bring an extra bar just in case. It is the only food possibility. 60-70 mile ride out Mines Rd and back. We usually go to mile 35 (the elbow) which is about 5 miles past the Junction on San Antonio, in search of wild flowers and Tule elk.

THU APR 4 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

SAT APR 6 0!/0/0 Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly)
Leader: William Schultz     (925) 876-4950
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Wildcat & SPDR

First rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. Rain cancels. 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.

SAT APR 6 2/TM/15 Solvang Time Trial Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 3:00 pm
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

If you are in Solvang and can be ready to roll by 3:00 PM, meet in the parking lot of the Royal Copenhagen Inn 1579 Mission Drive. This day I can not wait for stragglers.  The route is very easy if you want to do it alone.  We will head out to Los Olivos and come back Ballard Canyon on the Tour of California Solvang Time Trial Loop.   If you plan on joining us, please do let us know in advance.  30% PoP may cancel.

SUN APR 7 3!/M/120 (or 100) * Del Puerto Canyon Loop from Pleasanton
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:10 am start
Start Location: Pleasanton - Neal & Railroad Ave

This is the classic GPC Del Puerto loop from Pleasanton. A fabulous variety of terrain for riding, sightseeing, climbing (including one 1.5 mile steep pitch, hence the "!" in the listing), descending, pacelining (optional), and a bit of craft beer drinking too (also optional).

Be ready to ride at 8:05am — please arrive long enough in advance to get ready. Prompt 8:10am departure. Location: Pleasanton at Railroad Ave just north of W. Neal (between First and Main Sts). Nice public restrooms are nearby, one block south (but if you might need the restroom, please arrive and be parked by 07:45 latest). Be prepared for chilly morning weather. The route: ridewithgps.com/routes/26625111.

In 120 miles we'll traverse the Livermore Valley; ride out to the Central Valley; skirt around Tracy and Patterson; climb Del Puerto Canyon to San Antonio Junction; climb away from the Junction and zoom down Mines Road; and finally re-traverse the Livermore Valley back to Pleasanton. (Side note for those who have ridden that "other" bike club's route recently: We follow a classic, different, and IMHO better route through both valleys — including the historic Hwy 33 through Vernalis and Westley.) The route includes 3 rest stops. It has no shortcuts or bailouts. A shorter (100 mile) option is available, starting in Livermore, but for this you must RSVP to the ride leader. RSVP's are appreciated, in any case, for map count.

NWS PoPs 20% or more will likely cancel. If weather is doubtful, contact ride leader by 9:00pm the night before or check the online listings for an update — don't assume anything.

SUN APR 7 2/T/TM/46 or 60 Solvang Five Canyon Loop, Short or Long
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:05 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

Lunch will be at Plenty on Bell in Los Alamos.  We have many 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, you should attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.

SUN APR 7 3/T/41 Century Prep: Ride #6 Three Small Walls
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili     (415) 935-3113
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Three Small Walls
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
UPDATE:

The route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29647959 is in the clubs ridewithgps library. You can print cue sheets, or download the route into a smart device.

From El Cerrito Del Norte BART ride to Pinole, Crockett, then the "walls" McEwen, Pig Farm, Hillcrest.  BRING LUNCH - there will not be a convenient place to get lunch, but lunch will be eaten at John Schwett school.  No drop.

SUN APR 7 1/T/28 miles total * First Sunday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:20 am start
GPC Route: Lunch at Blackhawk Plaza
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

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 Blackhawk Plaza. All are welcome and anyone can join this ride. RSVP requested but not required to ride. Route Map and cue sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4189771. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook, Join free.

MON APR 8 2/TM/28 or 52 or 78 Solvang, Santa Rosa Road, Jalama Beach out and back
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:05 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

We will ride out Santa Rosa Rd to Jalama Beach and back.  Many bailouts or starts closer to Jalama Beach are possible.  I personally like the ¾ Jalama, start at Jalama Beach Road, ride to Jalama Beach and return to Solvang.  We have many 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, you should attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.

TUE APR 9 5/T/49 Solvang, Mt Figueroa Loop Adventure, or Mt Fig Up and Back
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:05 am start
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

We will ride to the Summit of Mt. Figueroa via the east side, which is very remote with one mile of rough dirt and water crossings.  It is less steep then the West side, but has more climbing. After the summit, we will descend down the West side to Los Olivos for lunch at Panino.    Return to Solvang via Alamo Pintado or Ballard Canyon.  Leaders may be Brian Aldrich, brianaldrich9@gmail.com , (510) 693-0603 or Stephanie Clarke, (510) 381-6131.  We have many 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, you should attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP or temperatures above 90 and below 30 may cancel the ride.

TUE APR 9 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED APR 10 3/TM/41 Pozo Loop
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Santa Margarita Community Park

On the way north to Paso Robles we will stop in Santa Margarita and do this loop.  As you enter Santa Margarita, you are on El Camino Real, just after town take a right on Hwy 58, cross the train tracks, and you are at the park. This loop does leisurely rolling hills in the vicinity of Lake Santa Margarita and Pozo.   I have many 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, you should attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. 30% PoP may cancel.

WED APR 10 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU APR 11 2/TM/48 Parkfield Earthquake Ride
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles

Meet at 9:00 in front of the pool at the Adelaide Inn, 1215 Ysabel Street, so that we can drive to San Miguel to start the ride.  In San Miquel we will park on Mission Street, in the dirt parking along the San Miguel Archangel Mission.  This is a really cool ride into a very remote area, crossing the San Andreas Fault to an iconic western town with lunch at a rustic western café.  This ride is a favorite with BAC and other clubs.  I have many 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, you should attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location.  30% PoP may cancel.

THU APR 11 3/TM/62 Duros West - Marshall Wall
Leader: Michael Kahn     (510) 207-4302
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center

From Marinwood we will ride to Nicasio, then the Cheese Factory, then over the Marshall Wall to Hwy 1. Lunch in Pt. Reyes Station before completing the loop.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8769290

The ride is about 62 miles.

THU APR 11 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

THU APR 11 4!/TM/23 * Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

FRI APR 12 3/T-TM/27/35/40 Paso Robles: Peachy Canyon loop, Short, Long, or with Cypress Mt Road (Justin Winery)
Leader: Brian Aldrich     (510) 693-0603
Leader: Janet Noble   (510) 205-9004
Meet at 8:00 am
Start Location: Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles

Meet at 8:00 AM in front of the pool at the Adelaide Inn, 1215 Ysabel Street, Paso Robles, for an early start so that if you hurry, you could check out by noon.  We will ride a beautiful loop around the wine country of Paso Robles.  I have many 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, you should attend the happy hour / route planning meeting the night before, or check in with us, so that you are aware of any changes to the route, start time or start location. This is the day that many people will return home, so there often are changes.  30% PoP may cancel.

SAT APR 13 4/LT/23, 4/T/50, 4/TM/34, 4/TM/65, 4/M/77-87 Alex's Second Saturday All-Club Ride (repeats monthly)
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

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. The pace groups are named after musical tempi: Largo, Adagio, Andante, Allegretto, and Presto. Click on the tempo for the exact route. More information about this ride, excluding route details, is posted on-line at http://www.grizz.org/rides/assr.php. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, or for other questions, contact ASSR Coordinator John Buenfil. Leaders TBA.

SUN APR 14 2/0/56 Century Prep: Ride #7 Bovine Lasso
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Barbara McQuinn     (510) 915-2287
Leader: John Alexander     (510) 528-3701
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Bovine Lasso
Start Location: Mill Valley Safeway
UPDATE:

The route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29601792 and is in the club's ridewithgps library. You can print out the cues or download them to a smart device.-0

From Mill Valley Safeway (Miller and Camino Alto) through Fairfax and Nicasio to Pt. Reyes Station. Return via Bear Valley, Samuel P. Taylor Park and Fairfax. Bring lunch or money to buy. No drop.

SUN APR 14 1/L/23 Bay Bridge to Treasure Island
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

Meet at the south end of Bolivar near the playground and restrooms. We’ll ride over the Mario Savio bike and pedestrian bridge, south on the Bay Trail, over the Alex Zuckerman bike path on the Bay Bridge, and down to Treasure Island. We'll loop around the island, lunch at the MerSea Restaurant, and return. (The MerSea does not approve of people bringing their own food.)

TUE APR 16 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED APR 17 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU APR 18 4/TM/59 Duros West - Mr. Morgan Meets the Devil
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:00 am
GPC Route: Heather Farm, Morgan Territory, Diablo Junction
Start Location: Walnut Creek - Heather Farm

Meet in the penultimate northern parking lot of Heather Farm in Walnut Creek (by the baseball fields) for this ride to Clayton, Morgan Territory, and Diablo Junction. Lunch will be at Draeger's Market in Blackhawk Plaza.

Note that Heather Farm is about a mile from Pleasant Hill BART, which is probably the preferred way to get there. The ride is about 60 miles. If you want to make the ride easier you can skip the Diablo climb after lunch and work your way back on the Iron Horse Trail. Navigation for that option is up to you.

THU APR 18 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

FRI APR 19 1/TM/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel & lunch @ Little Louie's.  There will be option to bypass the tunnel. This is a no drop ride.

SAT APR 20 3/T/28 3rd Saturday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Orinda to Bear Claw Cafe
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

Ride out to Pinole, along San Pablo Dam Road and Pinole Valley Road.  Our goal is to get some riders who may cringe at riding the hilly 'bears route'; but who would like to do about 30 miles to maybe get back into riding again. Planned destination is the Bear Claw Cafe, a quaint, old-timey family bakery in downtown Pinole, with a visual historical treat in the alcove next to the building. Faster riders are welcome, too...just save me a Bear Claw! Bring a friend. Optional lunch at Orinda Square (Petra's Greek Cafe, Europa Hof-Brau, Nation's burgers, Subway, Peet's and Starbucks). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14580950. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook. Join free.

SUN APR 21 4/T/44 Century Prep: Ride #8 Old South Loop for 2018.
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Barbara McQuinn     (510) 915-2287
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Century, South Loop, from Orinda BART
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
UPDATE:

The route is available online at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29713591  You can print off a cue sheet or download into a smart gps device.

From Orinda BART ride to Redwood Rd. and the old Grizzly Peak Century south loop through the zoo, past Chabot Park and back.  Bring lunch or money to buy.  No drop.

SUN APR 21 3/TM/50 * Mines Road -- In Search of Wildflowers
Leader: Stephanie Clarke     (510) 423-1873
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Livermore - Mines Rd & Del Valle

Yes, the Wednesday Grizzlies will have just done this ride, but for the rest of us, now is also the time to ride Mines Road.  With the just-recent rain, the wildflowers are sure to be in full bloom, and the creeks should still be running.  Meet at the intersection of Mines Road and Del Valle Road in Livermore.  Bring water, snacks and lunch or money to buy at the Junction Cafe.  We'll ride out past the Cafe for a few miles if the Wednesday group reports great flowers in that section, and then return to the Cafe for lunch.  Leader rides at a fast TM pace, but all paces are welcome since this is an out-and-back ride.  Meet at 9:30, roll by 9:45.

To get to the start, exit I-580 at N. Livermore Ave. and proceed south
through town. N. Livermore becomes S. Livermore and then curves left
and becomes Tesla. After about a half mile on Tesla, turn right on
Mines Rd and go about four miles to a T intersection where Mines turns
left and Del Valle goes straight. Turn left to stay on Mines and go
about a tenth of a mile to a place with a wide shoulder and park.  Note: There’s no restroom at the starting point. Suggest stopping in Livermore as needed.

TUE APR 23 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED APR 24 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU APR 25 3/TM/60-80 Duros West
Meet at 9:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening.  If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.

THU APR 25 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

THU APR 25 4!/TM/23 * Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:20 for 5:30 rollout from North Berkeley BART. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART.  As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

SAT APR 27 4/TM/90 * Mt Hamilton Challenge
Leader: Lawrence Pon     (510) 821-2389
Meet at 8:30 am for a 8:45 am start
Start Location: Warm Springs BART

Meet at 8:30 AM for 8:45 start at Warm Springs BART. We will up Mt. Hamilton down the backside on Mines Rd to Dublin / Pleasanton BART. Water stops at Grant Joseph Grant park and Mt. Hamilton summit(Vending machine). Lunch at San Antonio Junction. (Bring or buy food) Next food 30 miles later in Livermore or Pleasanton. Route sheet at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29737355

SUN APR 28 5/T/50 Century Prep: Ride #9 Century North Loop
Leader: James Scott     (510) 847-3948
Leader: Madeleine Loh     (510) 863-0315
Leader: Gary Hsueh     (510) 334-1976
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
UPDATE:

The route is online at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29648101. You can print a cue sheet, or download the route into a gps device.

Ride the Century North loop from Orinda BART.  Camino Pablo to Castro Ranch through to Crockett, up McEwen to Franklin Canyon.  Over Pig Farm and the Bears and back to BART. Bring lunch for rest stop at the school, no convenient place to buy.  No drop.

TUE APR 30 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

* Rides shown with an asterisk were added after publication of the Wheel Truth newsletter.

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April 2019 Statistics
WeekdayWeekend
Rides Published in WT2210
Rides Added after WT *24
Total Rides2414