BikeCal.com - Todays Rides - 1/20/2018 http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-result.asp?ddate=1/20/2018 Listing California Bike Rides en-us More Details»  Copy To My Calendar - East Bay http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106646  Portola Loop - East Bay http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106647 Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (Marshlands Rd., Fremont). (map) DescriptionLength: 36 miles; Elevation: 1437 feet Terrain: 3; Pace: M 0 Monthly club ride over the Dumbarton Bridge to Portola Valley (M pace). Maybe we’ll go straight up Willow or possibly take the pedestrian bridge to Burgess Park before going up Sand Hill and then left on Junipero Serra to Page Mill. Right on Page Mill to right on Arastradero, go past the beautiful Arastradero Preserve to left on Alpine. Coffee break at Robert’s Market on Alpine. Now comes the fun with the downhill on Portola Road along with the Sand Hill downhill, then back to Willow and cross the Dumbarton Bridge to Don Edwards. Or we may change it up and go a different direction around Portola Valley, depends on the ride leader’s mental state.  Bring $ for snacks. 0 Rain cancels. 0 Please park in upper lot at request of visitor center staff. Meet at the visitor center at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am. 0 RidewithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20225603 0 Mike Brasseur: mbrasseur00@yahoo.com, (510) 449-6233 Louis Friedenberg: louispf@sbcglobal.net, (510) 673-3203   2018, 8:30am – 12:30pm  Show and Go - East Bay http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106648 Meet at DOWNTOWN Niles parking lot across from H St on Niles Blvd. (map) Description 0 Length:20-50 miles 0 Terrain:2-4; Pace: M, B 0 NOTE:Riders arriving by car are asked to park in the unpaved parking area south of the train station. 0 TBD 0 2018, 8:30am – 12:30pm  Cinderella Conditioning Ride #1 - Mission Coffee - East Bay http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106649 Bicycle Garage (map) DescriptionLength: 15 miles; Elevation: 360 feet; Terrain: 1; Pace: T 0 It’s time to start training for 100k rides, including the annual Cinderella Classic ride! For our first conditioning ride we'll do an easy ride around Fremont, with a coffee stop at Mission Coffee. This ride is open to all club members (male and female). 0 RidewithGPS URL:  0 Julia Walker: walk9422@gmail.com, 510-468-9712       2018, 9:00am – 10:30am (Or 100) Del Puerto Canyon Loop From Pleasanton - East Bay http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106695 3!/M/120 Leader: Mark Abrahams  dma@abriz.net   (510) 524-1294 Meet at 7:30 am for a 7:40 am start   Rain Date: Sun Jan 21 Start Location: Pleasanton - Neal and Railroad Ave This is the classic GPC Del Puerto loop from Pleasanton. A fabulous variety of terrain for riding, sightseeing, climbing (including one 1.5 mile steep pitch, hence the "!" in the listing), descending, pacelining (optional), and a bit of craft beer drinking too (also optional). In 120 miles we'll traverse the Livermore Valley; ride out to the Central Valley; skirt around Tracy and Patterson; climb Del Puerto Canyon to San Antonio Junction; climb away from the Junction and zoom down Mines Road; and finally re-traverse the Livermore Valley back to Pleasanton. (Side note for those who have ridden that "other" bike club's route recently: We follow a classic, different, and IMHO better route through both valleys — including the historic Hwy 33 through Vernalis and Westley.) The route includes 3 rest stops. It has no shortcuts or bailouts. A shorter (100 mile) option is available, starting in Livermore, but for this you must RSVP to the ride leader. RSVP's are appreciated, in any case, for map count. Be ready to ride at 7:35am — please arrive long enough in advance to get ready. Prompt 7:40am departure. Location: Pleasanton at Railroad Ave just north of W. Neal (between First and Main Sts). Nice public restrooms are nearby, one block south (but if you might need the restroom, please arrive 10 minutes earlier). Be prepared for chilly morning weather. Bring lights in case of a later than planned return. Sunset is earlier than you expect. The route: ridewithgps.com/routes/26625111. NWS PoPs 20% or more will likely postpone to Sunday. If weather is doubtful, contact ride leader by 9:00pm the night before or check the online listings for an update — don't assume anything. Miles Total 3Rd Saturday Ride - East Bay http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106697 3/T/28 Leader: Jim O'Melia  jimomelia44@gmail.com   (925) 262-3882 Leader: Dan Tonelli  danimal21@juno.com   (510) 409-5145 Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot Ride out to Pinole, along San Pablo Dam Road and Pinole Valley Road.  Our goal is to get some riders who may cringe at riding the hilly 'bears route'; but who would like to do about 30 miles to maybe get back into riding again. Planned destination is the Bear Claw Cafe, a quaint, old-timey family bakery in downtown Pinole, with a visual historical treat in the alcove next to the building. Faster riders are welcome, too...just save me a Bear Claw! Bring a friend. Optional lunch at Orinda Square (Petra's Greek Cafe, Europa Hof-Brau, Nation's burgers, Subway, Peet's and Starbucks). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14580950. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook. Join free. Mt. Veeder - Sonoma County Loop - North Bay http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106696 3/TM/46-49 Leader: James Scott  Eurekajim@aol.com   (510) 847-3948 Meet at 9:30 am Start Location: Solano - Hwy 12 and Ramal Rd From the intersection of Ramal Rd. and Hwy 12/121, ride around Ramal and Duhig Roads, up to Browns Valley, then over Mt. Veeder and return via Dry Creek and Browns Valley. Option at end to add a few extra miles on Duhig and Cuttings Wharf. Cue sheet: www.grizz.org/cue_sheets/Mt_Veeder.txt South Sac Saturday Ride - Sacramento http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106825 South Sac Saturday Ride When 43120 0.375 Location Sacramento, Belle Cooledge Library, Semas @ Land Park Ride:   25-50       Flat/Rolling        Casual Leader:   Richard Risconi, 385-1823, hjhater@yahoo.com                Description:      Please join us for an easy paced ride (14-17 mph).  We will try different rides each Saturday, usually stopping mid-ride at a coffee shop.  Rain or serious threat of rain will cancel ride. Mile Zero Ride - Sacramento http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106826 Mile Zero Ride When 43120 9:00 AM (PST) Location Sacramento, William Pond Park, Waynes Bench @ Mile 13 Ride:     35-80       Flat/Rolling        Casual Leader:    Dale Johnson, 284-5208, davijohnslckr@comcast.net Description:      Join us for a comfortable paced ride (15-17 mph).  This is a great ride for new riders wanting to learn about the Sacramento Wheelmen.  The Mile Zero ride will start at William Pond Park due to the Jaboom St Bridge closure, and venture out to local coffee shops, etc.  Rain Cancels. Climbing Ride - Sacramento http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106827 Climbing Ride When 43120 9:00 AM (PST) Location Fair Oaks, Performance Bike 5271 Sunrise Blvd Ride:     40-60       Moderate/Hilly        Flexible Leader:     Ron Davies, 682-7902, rondavies4950@yahoo.com Description:     The Wheelmen will join Performance Bike on this climbing ride.  We will regroup throughout the ride.  The route will be sent out a few days before the ride.  This is a great ride to build or keep your climbing legs.  Good training for the Sierra Century also.   Wear your Wheelmen Jersey.                                                                                   Excuse For Karen’S - Sacramento http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106736 Grade: C-30/38 We’ll be off to Rocklin, Roseville and Granite Bay before heading back to Karen’s for lunch and conversation. This ride has rollers and one good short climb of about half a mile up Sierra College. Directions: Park across from Karen’s Bakery on Leidersdorff St and Gold Lake Dr in historic Folsom. There is also a Light Rail parking garage available for free. Leader: Kathy Wright 363-9343, 212-2374 or kathywri@sbcglobal. net Tour De Pockets~ Sacramento River - Sacramento http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106737 Grade: E30 Join us for a ride along the south Sacramento River starting near the quaint delta town of Freeport. Our team will lead you on the Sacramento River Parkway (canals, overpasses and tunnel) through the Greenhaven/Pocket and Little Pocket communities before stopping briefly at the Street Lamp Museum--at the foot of the Tower Bridge. We travel into Old Sacramento where we will take a mid-trip break at Steamers (101 K Street) before returning via the Sacramento River Bike Trail. Ride is intend Carpinteria (Reynaldo's Bakery, Carpinteria) - Southern CA http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106589 90 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA (map) DescriptionCIBike Guests SignUp and Waiver. REQUIRED of all guests of the Channel Islands Bike Club. 0 8:30 am, 37 miles, moderate, "B" ride. Rolling ride up the coastline to Highway 150 and into Carpinteria to eat at Reynaldo's Bakery. Other longer options to Summerland or Santa Barbara available. Ride Leader: Tom Stark 805-901-2428. Ride w/GPS Route Map Fast And Far Rides - Southern CA http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106590 90 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA (map) DescriptionCIBC Guests SignUp and Waiver. REQUIRED of all guests of the Channel Islands Bike Club. 8:00am from the Mission Parking Lot in Ventura. 40-60 miles, 16-20mph, difficult climbing, "D" rides. Go to the Yahoo Webpage at Fast and Far to see and be notified of the weekend rides. To be comfortable riding with this group you should be able to sustain 16 - 20+ mph in a group or pace line on level ground and climb well. Our average ride is 40 - 60 miles and could be longer. This is NOT a no drop ride. Route description sent out by email from the yahoo groups site. Two Lakes 40 Miler (Coffee Bean, Westlake Village) *Eastern County Ride* - Southern CA http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106591 11900 Mountain Trail Street, Moorpark, CA (map) Description CIBike Guest SignUp and Waiver. REQUIRED of all guests of the Channel Islands Bike Club. 0 8:30am, 40 miles, "B" hilly ride. Our destination is Coffee Bean in Westlake Village after touring Lake Sherwood and Lake Westlake in Thousand Oaks. This ride can be modified to shorten easily.  Ride Coordinator: Mike Stewart 805-889-4469. Ride w/GPS Route Map (viewable) Directions to Ride Start (printable) Janus Sequential Centuries – Day One - Southern CA http://www.bikecal.com/asp/cal-detail-rss.asp?num=106716 NOTE: Much of these routes is in the area of the Thomas Fire (which at this writing is still going). Road closures may force changes in this ride or its cancellation. Check the club web site before coming to the ride for any changes to the schedule. This is one of the few rides for which I don’t write a new description each time. So, once again, here is my standard spiel: For over 20 years the club has offered this January challenge – ride a century on each of two consecutive days. It is named for Janus, the Roman God of beginnings and endings and who is usually depicted with two faces looking both to the past and to the future. The month of January is named for him. In keeping with the idea of looking both directions, our two consecutive centuries are really the same century ridden each day, but in opposite directions. In truth, most riders only ride one of the two days, but every year a few hardy cyclists will take up the challenge of riding both days. Each century consists of the same large loop around Ventura County, but on Saturday we ride the loop in a counterclockwise direction and on Sunday we ride clockwise. The course is essentially the Grand Tour Highland loop without Casitas Pass. Today we start from Thousand Oaks with the trip over Erbes to Moorpark, then over Grimes to Santa Paula and then over Dennison Grade to Ojai. Then its down to Ventura for a swing through Oxnard and on to the final climb of the day  Potrero. Although this is subject to debate, I have always considered today’s route to be the more difficult one because you climb Potrero (a very steep hill) near the end of the ride. See below for the reverse ride. NOTE: It is usually very cold at the start, so come prepared.  START:  CROWLEY HOUSE PARK in THOUSAND OAKS.  From Ventura Frwy (101), off and north on Hampshire Rd, L – Thousand Oaks Blvd (at T) for  mile, L – Oakview and L – Pleasant Way to Park.   (101 mi and 5100 ft)