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Jerome Thomere

Different Spokes
San Francisco
P.O. Box 14711
San Francisco, CA 94114

Hosted by 1&1

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Jersey Ride

Please signal any errors or omissions to Jerome.

To add a ride to the calendar, use the add-ride form or click on the "+" sign to the right of the date you want for the ride. Alternatively, contact the club's Web Editor.

Before leading a ride, download a copy of the Ride Waiver form. Have all participants read and sign this form.

After the ride, please fax or e-mail the completed form to the Ride Coordinator using the contact information at the bottom of the Ride Waiver form. (Or contact the Ride Coordinator for an address if you need to use snail mail.)


Rides are open to all club members, visitors, and guests. To ensure that you enjoy club rides, be sure to pick rides appropriate for your riding ability. Rides are classified by pace and terrain. If you are taking your first club ride, be safe and underestimate your ability. If you are unsure about a particular ride, contact the ride leader, who can provide more information about the ride and the expected difficulty. Helmets are required on all rides, and lights are required on night rides. Each rider should carry money for an emergency call and appropriate equipment (spare tube or patch kit, pump, water, food, and so forth).

Ride Key

PaceTerrainRide Type
A. Leisurely, frequent stops

B. Moderate, occasional stops

C. Brisk, few stops

D. Steady, strenuous, few stops

1. Mostly flat, easy grades, suitable for beginners

2. Few low hills, a challenge for beginners

3. Moderate hills with some challenges

4. Hills, some steep climbs, with some relief

5. Many steep hills and climbs, for strong riders



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October 1 - 1:00PM • Sunday


Distance: 0
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

Come enjoy the fall weather and our annual Fall Social hosted by Phil Bokovoy at his home in Berkeley.

As usual, there will be 1 or 2 ride options before the Social. We're working on some new routes due to road closures in the East Bay. If you are interested in leading or co-leading a ride before the Social, please contact Phil Bokovoy. Info on the ride options will be posted on the Ride Calendar after routes and ride leaders have been determined.

After the rides (1:30-2:00 pm) Phil will serve his awesome BBQ turkey (veggie burger options as well.) The Club will provide drinks. Come for the ride only, come for the Social only, or come for BOTH!

If you come to the Social, please bring a side dish or dessert to share; suggested choice by last name:

A-H -- appetizer
I-Q -- side dish
R-Z -- dessert

If you'd like to shower after the ride, bring a towel.

Please RSVP for the Fall Social no later then 8 pm, Friday, Sept 29th, using the link on the right. If you plan to join one of the rides before the Social, please RSVP separately for the ride after the ride descriptions have been posted on the Ride Calendar

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
2601 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Ride Leader:
Phil Bokovoy


October 14 - 9:00AM • Saturday

Jersey Ride

Distance: 27/47/59 miles
Pace: A
Terrain: 3

This is the official monthly club ride for all members (guests are always welcome). The ride offers different distance and level options where once a month all DSSF club members can get out, ride and socialize with the club. The ride starts from Peet's in the Castro. There are three options so you can go at your own pace and distance so please pick the appropriate option to your level of ability, we want to make sure you enjoy the day. The rides split and regroup in Tiburon where we have lunch together as a group. This ride is usually on the second Saturday of each month; however there are a couple of exceptions for special events (see the calendar).

Distance: 27 Miles
Pace: A/C
Terrain: 3

Turn off at the end of the Sausalito bike path and go directly into Tiburon where the other riders will join you for lunch. You can ride back to San Francisco (or take the ferry to avoid climbing the Sausalito hill). This option is recommended for those who are newer to road cycling.

Distance: 47 Miles
Pace: B/C
Terrain: 3

This is a real fun loop with spectacular views! From Sausalito you have a small climb over Camino Alto before you head out and around the Tiburon Peninsula. This ride is recommended for the intermediate rider or for those who don't feel like the more strenuous third option.

Distance: 59 Miles
Pace: C
Terrain: 3

Split off from the group and make the climb up Conzelman in the Marin Headlands then climb up that small canyon, McCullough Road before heading back out to Sausalito to ride the Tiburon Loop. This is the faster paced, more advanced option with extra hills and mileage.
Meet At: Peet's Coffee in the Castro (16th and Market Streets). Please arrive between 8:30am and 8:45am for ride sign-up. Ride leaves at 9:00am.

You can find routes sheets with printable cues at:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1574859 (Shorter route - 40 miles, with possible bailouts in Tiburon (at mile 20) and Sausalito (at mile 30))
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1599856 (Clockwise route, aka "Tiburon Loop")
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1599771 (Counterclockwise route, aka "Reverse Tiburon Loop")

RSVP Required

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
2257 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
(Peet's in the Castro - please let us know if you want to join us along the route)
Ride Leader:


October 22 - 9:15AM • Sunday

Mt Hamilton in the Fall

Distance: 44
Pace: B
Terrain: 4

It's time for the club's traditional and fabulous ride up Mount Hamilton!

Enjoy the fall colors, cool weather and fantastic scenery.

The climb is a constant 5% grade for about 18 miles (not difficult, but loooong).

Ride With GPS route preview:

Bring lots of water and a lunch. Bring warm clothes for the descent.

RSVP required.

In case of iffy weather, call the ride leader between 8:00am and 8:30am the morning of the ride.

Meet up time: 9:15 AM
Ride out time: 9:30 AM

Meals: None, bring snacks

Sweeps? No

Is this a "no rider left behind" ride? No, but we will have a few regroups. We will keep an eye out for each other but if you are a new rider please either know the route or bring a map in case you get dropped from the group.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
3050 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95132

Berryessa Community Center parking lot
Ride Leader:
David Gaus

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