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Marinwood Community Center
Distance: 61 miles
Pace: B/C (moderate/brisk)
Elevation gain: about 3,500 ft.
Let‘s put in some time on the bike on "Super Saturday" so as not to feel guilty about all those chicken wings, chili, chips and dip and whatever else might be on the menu at game time the following day. We‘ll ride the 60-mile "One Bakery" loop. Starting at the Marinwood Community Center on Lucas Valley Road we‘ll head over to Nicasio and the Cheese Factory, ascend Marshall Wall, and then down the coast to Pt Reyes Station for lunch. We then return by the Nicasio Reservoir and back Lucas Valley. Lots of miles, some challenging hills, the big push up Marshall Wall, and then the roll down the coast either to the Bovine Bakery for lunch or the leader‘s new preference of the picnic tables and coffee hut at the feed store on the other side of the street. Meet across from the Marinwood Community Center at 9:45 am, roll at 10:00. Bring snacks to get you through until our late-ride stop in Pt Reyes Station. Note: 20% or better chance of rain will POSTPONE UNTIL SUPER SUNDAY – call leader by 8:30 am that morning if in doubt. Those wishing to shave off mileage are welcome to meet the group in Nicasio at approximately 10:30-10:45 am, which will reduce the overall mileage to 40.
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.
Ride Code: 62.5-B-1
Chico Velo isn‘t offering the Velo Love Ride this year. So we‘re doing it anyway. Drive up early to Gridley, CA and ride a metric century in the orchards and rice fields of Butte County. Bucolic, eerily quiet and pristine by Bay Area standards, and awesome roads. We get lunch in Sutter and a Mexican grubfest at the end.
You must RSVP for this ride.
Rain cancels but call the leaders if weather is iffy.
Ride Code: 30-B-2.
Total elevation gain: about 1,000 ft.
Join Leonard, Roger, and Tony on a moderate paced and mostly flat jaunt to Pt. Molate in the East Bay. Pt. Molate has been literally a backwater of Richmond. But the creation of the multi-use path to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has made getting to Pt. Molate much easier and safer. Pt. Molate is the semi-abandoned waterfront land just north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Almost all the land is Chevron’s except for the waterfront strip. Pt. Molate has a beach (!) and beyond it the road continues over the short, steep hill—you can walk it if you want—to the Pt. San Pablo Yacht Harbor where it ends. We’ll get lunch at the Nobilis Restaurant there and enjoy the view of Richardson Bay.
This ride starts at North Bekeley BART and takes the Ohlone Greenway to drop down to the Bay Trail where we’ll head north to Pt. Richmond and on to Pt. Molate. After lunch the way back will be along the Bay Trail with views of SF, the Bay Bridge, Mt. Tam, and Berkeley.
Meet outside the fare gates
Distance: 50 mi.
Pace: C (brisk, few stops)
Terrain: 4 (hills, some steep climbs, with some relief)
Total Elev. gain: about 4,200 ft.
Join me on President‘s Day for an East Bay ride from Orinda BART over Pig Farm and on to lunch in Martinez. On the way back we‘ll head back over the Three Bears. Meet at 9:45 am for a 10 am departure at Orinda BART.
Ride Code: 65-B/C-2
Here‘s a beautiful, early season metric century that‘s a secret. The 12th Annual Pedaling Paths to Independence Ride raises money for the Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Stockton and they put on a great little century that has a strong community feel. Only about 300 riders do it every year. It‘s flat/slightly rolling and the green hills and budding orchards in the Valley please the eye as you roll along quiet roads. Cost is only $45 and includes rest stops, lunch, and an after ride meal.
Distance: 31 mi.
Pace: C (brisk)
Terrain: 3 (moderate hills with some challenges)
elevation gain: about 2,200 ft.
Departing McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park, we’ll roll through the park to Ocean Beach, then pass by Lake Merced on our way to Daly City. We’ll take Guadalupe Parkway to reach the road that ascends to the top of San Bruno Mountain where we’ll take in the amazing view. After descending, we’ll pass by McLaren Park our our way to Glen Park and the Mission, and finally back to Golden Gate Park
Meet up time: 8:45 am with ride out 9:00 am.
Come join us for the 2020 DSSF Membership Kickoff and Social on Wednesday, February 26, in the Grotto (lower level) at Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant St, San Francisco.
We have a great evening planned: free food and drinks, meet the new board, information about club events for 2020, shopping at Sports Basement with a 20% discount, and a room full of fellow LGBT cyclists!
Here’s your opportunity to meet the new Board members in person, socialize with your cycling buddies, make some new friends, and treat yourself to some new (or used) cycling gear.
Here‘s the schedule for Wednesday evening:
5:30 - 6:30 pm reception (food, drinks)
6:30 - 6:45 pm Welcome, Introductions
6:45 - 7:15 pm Speakers
7:15 - 7:30 pm Questions
4:00 - 8:30 pm Shopping at Sports Basement with 20% discount. Please note that some exclusions apply, including 2019 models of most bicycles.
Nicasio, near the ballfield.
Distance: 54 mi.
Pace: B/C (moderate to brisk)
Terrain: 3 (moderate hills, some challenges)
Total Elevation Gain: about 3,000 ft.
Let‘s celebrate our extra day on a favorite rolling ride from Nicasio out to Drake’s Beach in the Pt Reyes National Seashore. We’ll start by taking in the Nicasio reservoir, cross over Platform Bridge and then head up Olema Hill to Pt Reyes before heading out Bear Valley Road and Sir Frances Drake to the coast for lunch (picnic tables and bathrooms available, sandwiches can be purchased at the excellent deli along the way). After lunch we’ll head back to Pt Reyes Station for an optional re-group at the feed store coffee hut before the short section left to Nicasio. Expect at least two significant climbs – Olema Hill and the hill after Inverness leading up to the park – and lots more good uphill grades over the rollers as we make our way out to the coast, not to mention the leg-cruncher to get back up to the main road from the beach after lunch. We may be treated to huge bull elephant seals lazing away on the beach and to Tule elk on the hills near the coast. Meet in Nicasio at 10:00 am, roll at 10:15. Bring water, lunch or money to buy at the deli in Inverness Park, and clothing suitable for the weather. 20% chance or more of rain will cancel; call the leader by 9:00 that morning if in doubt. Co-listed with GPC.