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L'Alpe du Fromage

Distance: 33.3 mi.
Elevation gain: 1,825 ft.
Pace: B (moderate, occasional stops)
Terrain: 3 (moderate hills with some challenges)

Meet up at 10:15 AM for a 10:30 AM ride out
GPS file, map, and cue sheet here.

How could a ride that goes up Lucas Valley Road through Nicasio be anything but fabulous? We'll start at the Marinwood Community Center on Miller Creek Road in San Rafael. We'll take Lucas Valley Road out to Nicasio, then continue up the road a bit further, turning right onto Point Reyes - Petaluma Road and then up L'Alpe du Fromage, which is not nearly as pretty in English ("Cheese Factory Hill"). We'll stop at the Marin French Cheese Company for lunch, then turn back and return the way we came. There are only a couple of stop signs on the whole route. 

We'll check the weather in the morning and if there's a 30% chance of rain, will cancel and let those who are registered know. (So please preregister.)
Don't have a car but want to come? Post a message to the Spokers forum on and see if another member can help you out.

Meals: Lunch at the Marin French Cheese Company. Snack stop in Nicasio. 

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.

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 10:15 AM until 2:30 PM
Marinwood Community Center
775 Miller Creek Rd
San Rafael, CA   94903
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
David Goldsmith
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee