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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
8:00am
Petaluma!
28
29
30
31
01
02
9:00am
American River Bike Trail
03
8:00am
Marshall Wall!
04
05
06
07
08
09
9:00am
Jersey Ride
10
9:30am
Mines Road -- Hoping for some Late Season Wildflowers
8:00am
Old La Honda plus Alpine
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
8:00am
Tunitas
18
19
20
21
22
23
9:45am
Nicasio to Drake's Beach -- Ride the Rollers
9:00am
PRIDE RIDE!
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
9:00am
Half Moon Bay-Gazos Creek
01
9:15am
The Best of the East Bay Hills
02
03
04
05
06
07
8:45am
You Can Do Old La Honda! (DBD Training)

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 2 - 9:00AM • Saturday

American River Bike Trail

Distance: 66
Pace: C
Terrain: 1

It's almost too late in the year for Bay Area folks to do this ride comfortably but the the weather forecast is for mid-80s and sunny--that's pretty good! This is a nearly dead-flat ride from Sacramento all the way up to Folsom Lake along the Jedediah Memorial Bike Trail, a marvelous paved bike trail. It parallels the American River most of the way and manages to avoid the dreary suburbs and car traffic for its entire length. Different Spokes has been riding this trail since the very beginning of the club and we're going back because, well, it's so beautiful and peaceful. It's worth the drive to Sacramento.

We'll go at a brisk pace but keep in mind the speed limit on the path is 15 mph (yeah, right). At Folsom Lake we'll take a longer break to nibble and if we're lucky the snack shop will be open. On the way back we'll likely stop in Folsom to grab a bigger bite before heading back to Discovery Park in Sacramento.

You will want to bring sunblock, snacks, and plenty of water of course. A lock for stopping in Folsom wouldn't be a bad idea either.

We'll start at the American River Parkway Trailhead at the end of Jibboom Street in Discovery Park. Note parking there is $5 and you should bring the exact amount.

Meet at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:15 a.m. departure.

Be a sweetie and RSVP!

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
American River Parkway Trailhead
Ride Leader:
Tony Moy, Roger Hoyer

3 riders joined the ride.

June 3 - 8:00AM • Sunday

Marshall Wall!

Distance: 95
Pace: D
Terrain: 5

Come join us for an exciting ride out to Marshall. Meet at peets @8:00AM, the Golden Gate Bridge at @8:30 or Mike's in Sausalito @9:00. We're gonna ride SF-Fairfax-Cheese Factory-Marshall-Point Reyes Station-Fairfax-SF.

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

5 riders joined the ride.

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

4 riders joined the ride.

June 10 - 9:30AM • Sunday        *** CANCELLED ***

This ride has been cancelled. Reason: Sorry, forgot I was registered for Bike the Bridges!

Mines Road -- Hoping for some Late Season Wildflowers

Distance: 60
Pace: C
Terrain: 3

Ride was cancelled several weeks ago, so leader will not be there to lead. Anyone showing up will have to find their own way. Sorry! Check out my ride to Drakes Beach on June 23rd, and through the East Bay Hills on July 1st.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
Livermore Civic Center/Library Building
Ride Leader:
Stephanie Clarke

June 10 - 8:00AM • Sunday

Old La Honda plus Alpine

Distance: 95
Pace: D
Terrain: 5

Come join us for an exciting ride out to Old La Honda and then Alpine. Meet at Peet's at 8am. See you then!

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

4 riders joined the ride.

June 17 - 8:00AM • Sunday

Tunitas

Distance: 85
Pace: D
Terrain: 5

Come join us for an exciting ride down the peninsula. We'll start at Peet's in the Castro and head down through Pacifica and Half Moon Bay to Tunitas Canyon. We'll climb up Tunitas Canyon to La Honda and then Old La Honda and then descend down to Palo Alto where we'll pick up Caltrain. Awesome!

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

2 riders joined the ride.

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. This ride is cross-listed with Grizzly Peak Cyclists.

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

June 23 - 9:00AM • Saturday

PRIDE RIDE!

Distance: 28
Pace: B
Terrain: 2

Let's show our Pride on Pride Weekend and Pink Saturday. Please wear your Different Spokes jersey if you have one and join us for a 28 mile City loop, starting and ending in the Castro.

We'll start at Peet's in the Castro, ride north to the Presidio and then west along the coast to the Land's End Visitor's center for some amazing ocean views. Then back east on Cabrillo St before making a U-turn and heading west thru beautiful Golden Gate Park. When we reach Ocean Beach, we'll head south on Great Highway, then along Lake Merced, and east to Glen Park for some well-deserved treats at Destination Bakery. Finally, we'll ride back through the Mission to Peet's. There's an optional 2 block detour at 24th St in the Mission if you want to get some world famous ice cream at Humphry Slocombe. You can add Twin Peaks at the end of the route if you want a longer and more challenging ride. And there are several options to bail out early if you want a shorter ride. It's the prefect way to kick-off your Pride weekend celebrations. It's gonna be awesome!

You can find a route sheet with printable cues at:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5040215

Meet at 9:00 am for 9:15 rollout.

Ride start:
2257 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Meet at Peets in the Castro (on the SE side of Market St between 15th & 16th Streets)
Ride Leader:
Sal Tavormina, David Gaus

16 riders joined the ride.

June 30 - 9:00AM • Saturday

Half Moon Bay-Gazos Creek

Distance: 55
Pace: B
Terrain: 3

The weather looks to be spectacular for the coast on Saturday, and while I'm not sure I'm up for the full ~59 mile version, I think I'm up for the ~55 mile version, heading from Half Moon Bay south past Pidgeon Point to Gazos Creek, where we'll start the return to Pescadero, with lunch at the Archangeli Deli. After lunch, we'll continue up Stage Road and then we'll do a bit of Tunitas Creek to the Bike Hut and a bit beyond to the Lobitos Creek cut off, and then back to Half Moon Bay on Highway 1.

Total ascent: 3,800 feet
(4,800 feet 58-mile option)

Meet time: 9:00 am

Ride out time: 9:30 am

Meals: Bring snack bars, lunch at Pescadero at Archangeli Grocery Co.

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:
1450 Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
1/3 mile off Main Street and Hwy 1, at the Johnston House gravel parking lot, restrooms available
Ride Leader:
David Gaus

10 riders joined the ride.

July 1 - 9:15AM • Sunday

The Best of the East Bay Hills

Distance: 45
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

We'll roll along roads familiar to anyone who has ridden the Grizzly Peak Century -- Grizzly Peak, Skyline, Redwood to the golf course, and then back via Pinehurst, Skyline, Grizzly, etc. Lots of hills, killer views, and good company. Steady pace, with one rest stop at Sibley Park before continuing on Skyline to Redwood and its ups and downs to the golf course. No real lunch break, just bathrooms, water and snacks at the golf course before retracing our route home (mostly retracing, but there will still be Pinehurst and Grizzly Peak to get up). There may not be food and snacks available at the golf course, so bring your own bars or a sandwich (bathrooms and water are available). Back in time for at least a few late afternoon chores. Rain? Yes, it would cancel if we got that lucky. But be prepared for warm temperatures once we drop down the other side of the hill to the golf course.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
Island Picnic Area off of Wildcat Road, Tilden Park, Berkeley
Island Picnic Area is the first rest stop on the Grizzly Peak Century, located three miles or so east of the corner of Spruce, Grizzly Peak and Wildcat in Berkeley. Lots of parking and bathrooms available.
Ride Leader:
Stephanie Clarke

2 riders joined the ride.

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