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Pleasant Hill BART, Contra Costa Centre, CA
Ride Code: 38-B-4
You know the routine: set aside sandbagging and excuses, dress warmly, ride up Mt. Diablo with your awesome fellow Spokers to start the new year correctly.
We start at Pleasant Hill BART and take the Iron Horse and Contra Costa Canal Trails before taking back streets to North Gate Road where the ascent starts in earnest.. We’ll head up and regather at the ranger station at the Junction, (where we hope the rangers will fête us with coffee and donuts as they did in 2019). Then it’s four miles to the summit where we’ll regather, do the selfie and social media thing before doing a SAFE descent on South Gate to Danville for lunch. After lunch we’ll roll easily north on Danville Blvd. to Walnut Creek BART. If you don’t want to go to the summit, you can 1,700 feet of vertical by descending at the Junction.
Peet's Coffee in the Castro (16th and Market Streets)
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.
Lucky Duck Cafe
From 12th Street BART Station, go down 13th Street three blocks and turn
Ride Code: 19-B-1
We‘ll meet at the Lucky Duck Cafe in the Chinatown district of Oakland, a few blocks from the 12th Street BART Station, and from there, we‘ll ride past Lake Merritt and then on towards Emeryville and then on to the end of the Bay Bridge Trail and back, then around the Port of Oakland with a stop at Bicycle Coffee before returning to Lucky Duck Cafe.
Marinwood Community Center
Ride Code: 20-B-3
Elevation gain:< 1,000
Meet up at 10:15 AM for a 10:30 AM ride out.
We were unable to do the first ride in this series due to a tsunami warning. This ride is a replacement for those who can make it on MLK Day. We‘ll start at the Marinwood Community Center on Miller Creek Road in San Rafael. We‘ll take Lucas Valley Road out to Nicasio, regroup, and turn around and head back.
Ride Code: 23-B-3
We‘ll meet at Orinda BART in front of the station, and then we‘ll head west towards San Pablo Reservoir as we do the Three Bears clockwise, Mama Bear, then Papa Bear and last but not least Baby Bear.
Ride Code: 40-B/C-3
Meet at 9:30 am; roll out at 10 am SHARP!
It‘s Sunday so no cars on Cañada Road in Woodside. This is a moderate pace ride taking in two Midpeninsula beloved and classic rides, Cañada Road and Portola Loop. We start at the intersection of Hwy 92 and Cañada Road, roll through Woodside and Portola Valley and then deviate by the Arastradero Preserve into Los Altos. We return on Foothill Blvd and Sand Hill before lunch at Robert‘s of Woodside. Then it‘s a leisurely stroll back to the start.
Ride Code: 3.5-B-4
A morning jaunt up Twin Peaks from the Castro. The route is Castro, 18th, Diamond, 17th, Corbett, Portola, Twin Peaks.
We‘ve been riding at a B pace - it‘s been taking us around half an hour to get to the top of Twin Peaks, something like that.
Some of us are commuting to work, and we ask anyone who wants to join to please come on time. We‘ll ride out at 6:45 sharp. Text me if you‘re running a minute or two late, or feel free to chase the group.
The "official" ride is to the top of Twin Peaks. Decide and ride after that, depending on how much time you have and what the group wants to do.
Ride Code: 32-B-3
Meet up at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM ride out
Meet at the Pescadero High School parking lot. A short ride through the town of Pescadero to Stage Road. We‘ll take Stage Road until it dead ends into Highway 1, then south on Highway 1 to the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. After, a left on Gazos Creek Road and back to Pescadero for an optional group lunch at the end of the ride.