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Webmaster:
Jerome Thomere

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

Hosted by 1&1

September Ride Calendar
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9:00am
Jersey Ride
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JUST A PICNIC - DSSF Annual Picnic 2018
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DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 1
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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

September 8 - 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:


jersey@dssf.org

September 16 - 12:00PM • Sunday

JUST A PICNIC - DSSF Annual Picnic 2018

Distance: 0
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

As Dragnets Sargent Friday said "Just the Facts" DSSF is having "Just a Picnic" this year. No group pre-ride is happening before this event. SO.. bring youself, your non cycling spouse, gf, bf, bff, fwb, fb, AND a few non sexual friends; cycle, walk, public transit, Lyft, skateboard or even drive, but don't miss this years annual picnic!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - noon to 4pm
Golden Gate Park - Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area

There will be food, BBQ, lawn games, team games, Chocolate pie eating contest, the DRAG RACE relay [practice your sashay now] , boating, walking the trails, and other picnic-y things to do. Come for the food, stay for the laughter, enjoy our beautiful Golden Gate Park surroundings.

Setup will begin at 11 am [for all the volunteer helpers yet to volunteer]. Hopefully most will arrive by noon. Lunch will be ready by 1pm. Plan to stay the whole afternoon.

* Bring a dish to share. [warm or cold type entree]
* Bring a snack or dessert to share.
* BYOB - Wine and Beer [no hard stuff]

DSSF club will provide:
- Brats [chicken/pork], Burgers [beef/turkey/vegetarian]
- Buns, condiments
- water, soft drinks and ice.
- plates, utensils, napkins, serving utensils

http://sfrecpark.org/destination/golden-gate-park/ggp-pioneer-log-cabin-picnic-area/

Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area is on the south side of Stow Lake Drive [parking available], just after it splits off from JFK Drive. There is no sign marking the Pioneer Log Cabin [so yodel for help when you are near]. JFK Drive is closed to cars on Sundays, so use Stow Lake Drive or MLK Drive to drop off or park.

https://goo.gl/maps/RrF63673te72

IF you're so inclined to lending a helping hand, please email me, Bill, sooner than later for a few helpful things that we need.
Greeters and misc help people
Grill person
Game person [to help and set up]
Volleyball net / Corn Hole Game [Google it]
Large drag clothes donations that WILL get soiled and or torn up.

RSVP needed with your meat selection. Bring a cycling friend AND your spouse.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
https://goo.gl/maps/RrF63673te72
Ride Leader:
Bill Knudsen, Wanderson Carlos
6309184704
billwknudsen@gmail.com

September 22 - 6:00AM • Saturday

DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 1

Distance: 100
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

IT'S BACK!

It’s time again for the annual Double Bay Double/Dolly Renegade Ride the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd, 2018!!!The Double Bay Double/Dolly Renegade Ride is a partnership between Different Spokes San Francisco and Project Inform, where fun, like-minded riders ride a beautiful route and raise funds for Project Inform’s HIV and Hep C programs and services. DBD/DRR is a fully supported ride with sweep vehicles, entertaining rest stops for water/sports drinks/snacks, and a gear truck all provided by a crew of amazingly capable, compassionate, and fun people most of whom have extensive experience in providing a superior rider experience! It’s a small ride of 50 or fewer fun cyclists. The production costs are minimal as the participants pay for their own hotel and lunches, and that means the money you raise directly supports getting to zero new HIV and Hep C infection efforts, the education of clients around the country, the protection of HIV+ and Hep C+ people’s rights and health; and the development of treatment and cure research.

This year’s route has us start in the Presidio of San Francisco, make our way down the Peninsula, cross the Dumbarton Bridge, and work our way through the beautiful California landscape of the East Bay to Walnut Creek, where we'll have a BBQ and spend the night. Sunday, we head up north to wine country, cross the Carquinez Bridge into the North Bay, head over towards Petaluma, and then out to Olema on the Marin coast, down the Marin Peninsula, and finally back to The City via the Golden Gate Bridge! Yes! YES!

For more information please go to: http://www.doublebaydouble.org/

To register, please go to: http://www.doublebaydouble.org/2015/06/double-bay-double-5-registration.html

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EMILY MARIKO-SANDERS
Programs and Operations Manager // Project Inform
273 Ninth St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
Sports Basement in the Presidio, Rear parking lot
Ride Leader:
EMILY MARIKO-SANDERS
415-580-7306
emarikosanders@projectinform.org

September 23 - 6:45AM • Sunday

DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 2

Distance: 101
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

IT'S BACK!

It’s time again for the annual Double Bay Double/Dolly Renegade Ride the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd, 2018!!! The Double Bay Double/Dolly Renegade Ride is a partnership between Different Spokes San Francisco and Project Inform, where fun, like-minded riders ride a beautiful route and raise funds for Project Inform’s HIV and Hep C programs and services. DBD/DRR is a fully supported ride with sweep vehicles, entertaining rest stops for water/sports drinks/snacks, and a gear truck all provided by a crew of amazingly capable, compassionate, and fun people most of whom have extensive experience in providing a superior rider experience! It’s a small ride of 50 or fewer fun cyclists. The production costs are minimal as the participants pay for their own hotel and lunches, and that means the money you raise directly supports getting to zero new HIV and Hep C infection efforts, the education of clients around the country, the protection of HIV+ and Hep C+ people’s rights and health; and the development of treatment and cure research.

On Saturday, Day 1, we start in the Presidio of San Francisco, make our way down the Peninsula, cross the Dumbarton Bridge, and work our way through the beautiful California landscape of the East Bay to Walnut Creek, where we'll have a BBQ and spend the night. On Sunday, Day 2, we head up north to wine country, cross the Carquinez Bridge into the North Bay, head over towards Petaluma, and then out to Olema on the Marin coast, down the Marin Peninsula, and finally back to The City via the Golden Gate Bridge! Yes! YES!

For more information please go to: http://www.doublebaydouble.org/

To register, please go to: http://www.doublebaydouble.org/2015/06/double-bay-double-5-registration.html

--
EMILY MARIKO-SANDERS
Programs and Operations Manager // Project Inform
273 Ninth St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:

2730 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Holiday Inn Express, Walnut Creek
Ride Leader:
EMILY MARIKO-SANDERS
415-580-7306
emarikosanders@projectinform.org

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