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Webmaster:
Jerome Thomere

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

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May Ride Calendar
April 2017 May 2017 June 2017
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
30
01
02
03
04
05
06
8:00am
Lucas Valley!
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
9:00am
Jersey Ride
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
8:00am
Cheese Factory + Novato!
21
22
23
24
25
26
9:00am
Great Western Bike Rally
27
9:00am
Great Western Bike Rally
8:00am
Petaluma!
28
9:00am
Great Western Bike Rally
29
9:00am
Great Western Bike Rally
30
31
01
02
03
8:00am
Palo Alto!
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
9:00am
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.

ALL RIDES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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

Road

Off-Road

Wear DSSF Jersey

May 6 - 8:00AM • Saturday

Lucas Valley!

Distance: 73
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

Come join us for an exciting ride out to lucas valley. We'll start at peet's in the castor and head to fairfax then to the top of lucas valley before heading home via lunch at northgate mall. fabulous!

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
2257 market st 94114
Peet's in the Castro
Ride Leader:
Joseph Collins

May 13 - 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:


May 20 - 8:00AM • Saturday

Cheese Factory + Novato!

Distance: 80
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

Come join us for an exciting ride out to the Cheese Factory with a return through Novato. Super Fantastic you'll love us. Join us at 8am at peet's or 9am at Mikes in Sausalito.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
2257 market st 94114
Peet's in the Castro
Ride Leader:
Joseph Collins

May 26 - 9:00AM • Friday

Great Western Bike Rally

Distance: Various
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

The Great Western Bike Rally http://www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com/ has been going strong for more than 50 years now. It's a great weekend of both organized rides and pre planned unsupported rides, on mostly quiet roads around Paso Robles. You can either join the camping village at the Mid State Fairgrounds (also known at the Paso Robles Event Center) or stay in one of the many local motels/BBs etc. There has been a DSSF contingent at the rally since at least 1990, so come join a fun tradition!

Ride start:

Ride Leader:
Phil Bokovoy

May 27 - 9:00AM • Saturday

Great Western Bike Rally

Distance:
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

See Friday description.

Ride start:

Ride Leader:
Phil Bokovoy

May 27 - 8:00AM • Saturday

Petaluma!

Distance: 95
Pace: D
Terrain: 4

Come join us for an exciting ride up to Petaluma. We're meeting at Peet's in the castro at 8am and Mike's at 9am. It's gonna be an awesome day!

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
2257 market st 94114
Peet's in the Castro
Ride Leader:
Joseph Collins

May 28 - 9:00AM • Sunday

Great Western Bike Rally

Distance:
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

See Friday description

Ride start:

Ride Leader:
Phil Bokovoy

May 29 - 9:00AM • Monday

Great Western Bike Rally

Distance:
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

See Friday description

Ride start:

Ride Leader:
Phil Bokovoy

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