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Jerome Thomere

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

Hosted by 1&1

November Ride Calendar
October 2017 November 2017 December 2017
Social A Ride: Lunch at Speisekammer in Alameda
Jersey Ride
Berkeley to Danville Peet's
Morgan Territory (from Walnut Creek BART)
21 +
22 +
Pre-Thanksgiving Bears Loop -- Rev Your Engines
23 +
24 +
Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Burn
25 +
26 +
27 +
28 +
29 +
30 +
01 +
02 +
Social A Ride: Iron Horse Trail to Khyber Pass Kebob
03 +
04 +
05 +
06 +
07 +
08 +
09 +
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. Then sign and date the witness line.

After the ride please email 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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November 11 - 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:


November 18 - 9:00AM • Saturday

Berkeley to Danville Peet's

Distance: 70
Pace: C
Terrain: 3

Lots of miles, lots of hills, and the biker hang-out at the Danville Peet's for lunch. Bear Creek, Alhambra Valley, Reliez, Olympic, Danville Blvd and back. Bring water, snacks, money for coffee and/or lunch, and clothes suitable for the occasion. Leaders will ride a strong pace. We'll keep track of each other, but no sweep. 20% chance of rain or better cancels.

Meet at 9:00 at Island Picnic Area in Tilden Park (water, bathrooms available) for a 9:15 start. Optional start/meet-up at the corner of Wildcat and San Pablo Dam Road at 9:30ish for those wishing to come over from Orinda BART. Co-listed with Grizzly Peak Cyclists.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:

Island Picnic Area, Tilden Park, Berkeley
Ride Leader:
Stephanie Clarke

November 19 - 9:00AM • Sunday

Morgan Territory (from Walnut Creek BART)

Distance: 52
Pace: B
Terrain: 3

The county indicates it is on track to re-open Morgan Territory Road mid November, so if all goes well, this ride will go. If for some reason the road is not reopened in time, this ride will be rescheduled for Saturday, November 25th. UPDATE: According to the county Morgan Territory Road will reopen on Saturday, November 18. So barring inclement weather this ride will take place as scheduled.


Cool fall weather is the perfect time to "dust off" this classic DSSF favorite ride, Morgan Territory!

The route starts at Walnut Creek BART and takes us on the roads behind Mt. Diablo, up to Morgan Territory Preserve. It's one of those gorgeous places you probably don't know existed unless you live in the East Bay or cycle there. When you finish the climb up Morgan Territory Road, the view is just amazing. We'll head back through Danville with a stop for lunch at Hi-Tech Burrito in the Tassajara Crossing Center at Camino Tassajara and Crow Canyon Roads (not the usual Domenico's). From there it is a quick 10+ miles back to Walnut Creek BART.

Total elevation: Approximately 3200 ft.

Route preview: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2856128

Meet time: 9:00am

Ride out time: 9:30am

Meals: Bring snack bar for the top of Morgan Territories, then lunch will be in Danville at Hi Tech Burrito (loads of other options also) at Tassajara Crossing before the ride back to Walnut Creek BART

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:
200 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Meet at Walnut Creek BART station on the east side of the station (as you exit, turn left).

The 8:13 Pittsburg/Bay Point train from 16th & Mission will get you there at 8:54am if things are running on time. Please recheck the BART schedule.

Ride Leader:
David Gaus, Steph Clarke
408-857-9106, 510-501-5226

November 22 - 9:30AM • Wednesday

Pre-Thanksgiving Bears Loop -- Rev Your Engines

Distance: 30
Pace: B
Terrain: 2

Rumor has it that Alhambra Valley will be repaired and open by early November. Let’s celebrate by riding the Bears loop in order to get hungry for all that Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing and pie. Wildcat, clockwise around the Bears, and return in time for a late lunch and some afternoon shopping and cooking. If Alhambra is not available, we’ll do an out-and-back over the Bears instead. Hilly, challenging route is a great work-out, but not a killer -- just enough to rev your engine for all that good holiday food the next day. 20% chance of rain cancels. Meet at Island Picnic Area in Tilden Park at 9:30. Co-listed with Grizzly Peak Cyclists.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:

Tilden Park, Berkeley - Island Picnic Area
Ride Leader:
Stephanie Clarke

November 24 - 9:45AM • Friday

Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Burn

Distance: 60
Pace: C
Terrain: 3

A continuing traditional post-Thanksgiving ride. Boycott Black Friday and come spend your money on treats at the Bovine Bakery, a local treasure worth supporting. Lots of miles, challenging hills, and rollers through the best of Marin County. Bring snacks to get you through until our late-ride stop at the Bovine Bakery in Pt Reyes Station. Leaders will ride a strong pace with minimal re-groups (Nicasio, Pt Reyes Station). Optional start in Nicasio shortens the distance to 40 miles. 20% chance of rain or better cancels. Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start. We'll keep track of each other, but no sweep. Co-listed with Grizzly Peak Cyclists.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:

San Rafael - Across from the Miller Creek Community Center
Ride Leader:
Stephanie Clarke

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