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Jerome Thomere

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

Hosted by 1&1

May Ride Calendar
April 2018 May 2018 June 2018
Chico Wildflower
Cheese Factory + Novato
Jersey Ride
Cheese Factory + Novato! Again!
22 +
23 +
24 +
25 +
26 +
Social A Ride: Ohlone Greenway to Gaumenkitzel
27 +
Bonchon Sunnyvale
28 +
29 +
30 +
31 +
01 +
02 +
03 +
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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. 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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May 5 - 8:00AM • Saturday

Cheese Factory + Novato

Distance: 85
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

Come join us for an exciting ride out to the Cheese Factory and then Novato. We'll start at Peet's in the Castro at 8am, the Golden Gate Bridge at 8:30 or Mike's Bikes at 9am.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
2257 Market St
Peet's in the Castro
Ride Leader:
Joseph Collins

3 riders joined the ride.

May 12 - 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:
Roger Sayre


3 riders joined the ride.

May 19 - 8:00AM • Saturday

Cheese Factory + Novato! Again!

Distance: 80
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

Come join us for another exciting ride out to the cheese factory! Start at 8am @Peet's in the Castro, 8:30 at the Golden Gate Bridge, 9am at Mike's Bike's in Sausalito. See you then!

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

May 26 - 10:00AM • Saturday

Social A Ride: Ohlone Greenway to Gaumenkitzel

Distance: 29
Pace: A
Terrain: 2

This month we’re going to Gaumenkitzel in Berkeley for some delicious German cuisine. We are again doing the Ohlone Greenway route but in the reverse direction this time. This ride has a convenient BART-to BART route allowing those from around the Bay Area to get to the start and depart for home easily. For more information about the Ohlone Greenway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohlone_Greenway

Starting at Lafayette BART we will hop over to Orinda and up San Pablo Dam Road to El Sobrante for a short break at Starbucks before continuing on to Richmond and onto the Ohlone Greenway. The Ohlone Greenway is a multi-use path that takes advantage of BART’s elevated trainway through the East Bay and avoids a lot of car traffic. Once in Berkeley we’ll trot over to Gaumenkitzel. After lunch we hop back onto the Greenway before arriving at Rockridge BART.

As usual on Social A rides we will take it easy and enjoy the view and each other’s company—no racing for us! So don’t be afraid you’ll get dropped because you won't be.

Meet at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. departure. Please RSVP so that we can make a reservation at Gaumenkitzel. Bring a bike lock for lunch.

For information about Gaumenkitzel: http://gaumenkitzel.net

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
Lafayette BART Station, Deer Hill Road, Lafayette, CA
Meet outside the fare gates.
Ride Leader:
Tony Moy, Roger Hoyer

May 27 - 9:45AM • Sunday

Bonchon Sunnyvale

Distance: 38
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

There’s nothing like ending a hard ride with a great meal (or maybe a cigarette). This ride promises to wear you down and then fill you up because we’re going up Redwood Gulch and Highway 9 to Skyline and we’re ending at Bonchon in Sunnyvale for some Korean fried chicken and japchae. Or maybe some bulgogi. Or some Korean tacos. Whatever, it’s all good. We’ll start at the strip mall where Bonchon is located and then we’ll cut across town to Stevens Canyon for our climbs. At the top we’ll roll along Skyline and then drop down Page Mill and Moody Road before landing at Bonchon for a pig-out.

Bring a snack, and if it’s hot, bring plenty of water. Meet at 9:45 a.m. for a 10:15 a.m. departure.

Please RSVP.

For more info about Bonchon: https://bonchon.com/korean-fried-chicken-sunnyvale-ca/

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
Bonchon Chicken, 572 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
Meet in the parking lot in front of Bonchon.
Ride Leader:
Tony Moy

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