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Webmaster:
Jerome Thomere

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

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June Ride Calendar
May 2018 June 2018 July 2018
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
27 +
9:45am
Bonchon Sunnyvale
28 +
29 +
30 +
31 +
01 +
02 +
03 +
04 +
05 +
06 +
07 +
08 +
09 +
9:00am
Jersey Ride
10 +
9:30am
Mines Road -- Hoping for some Late Season Wildflowers
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +
18 +
19 +
20 +
21 +
22 +
23 +
9:45am
Nicasio to Drake's Beach -- Ride the Rollers
24 +
25 +
26 +
27 +
28 +
29 +
30 +
01 +
02 +
03 +
04 +
05 +
06 +
07 +

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

June 9 - 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:
Tony Moy, Roger Hoyer

jersey@dssf.org

June 10 - 9:30AM • Sunday

Mines Road -- Hoping for some Late Season Wildflowers

Distance: 60
Pace: C
Terrain: 3

Will it be too hot to ride Mines Road in June? Will there be any wildflowers still in bloom? Let's go find out. We’ll ride from Livermore Civic Center out to 'the Junction' and back, about 30 miles each way, with a challenging hill at the beginning, and then several more just before the Junction. In between, it's flat with nothing but wildflowers, farms, fields and woodland. Meet at Livermore Civic Center/Library at 9:30, roll at 9:45. No services until we get to the Junction, so bring plenty of water and either lunch or $$ to buy at the Junction café (rustic, can be slow, but a great hang-out destination for bikers of all stripes!). Leader: Stephanie Clarke 510-423-1873, stephclarkebike at gmail.com. Yes, 30% chance of rain or better will cancel if we get that lucky.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
Livermore Civic Center/Library Building
The Civic Center and Library building is just past the downtown of Livermore. To get to the start, exit I-580East at N. Livermore Ave. and proceed south through town. N. Livermore becomes S. Livermore before curving left and becoming Tesla. The Civic Center/Library is on the left-hand side of South Livermore Ave., with a large parking lot, bathrooms, and a small café.
Ride Leader:
Stephanie Clarke
510-423-1873
stephclarkebike@gmail.com

June 23 - 9:45AM • Saturday

Nicasio to Drake's Beach -- Ride the Rollers

Distance: 52
Pace: C
Terrain: 3

A favorite ride – long but not-too-steep hills (well, at least two steep hills, one out of Inverness and one out of the parking lot at the beach), lots of wildlife, a pristine ocean, picnic tables and facilities at lunch, and then a great bakery on the return home. We’ll meet in Nicasio and then head out through Olema and Sir Francis Drake through the Pt Reyes National Seashore to Drakes Beach. Bring lunch (or buy at the deli in Inverness Park along the way), snacks, water, and clothing appropriate for the weather (it is generally windy, and oftentimes downright cold out there). Meet in Nicasio at 9:45, roll at 10:00. Stephanie Clarke (510) 423-1873 stephclarkebike@gmail.com. Could it rain? If yes, then a 30% or greater chance of rain will cancel.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
Nicasio
Do not park at the baseball field. Find parking across the street near the Druid hall, or a 100 yards farther north in the large pull-out/parking area bordering the field on the right hand side of the road.
Ride Leader:
Stephanie Clarke
510-423-1873
stephclarkebike@gmail.com

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