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The Tuesday Evening Ride
Quick-paced hilly workout ride. We have separate M and B groups, with separate leaders. The focus -- especially for the B group; somewhat less for the M group -- is on intensity, hillclimbing, sprinting, positioning, and drafting. Meet 5:30 p.m. sharp at Spruce and Grizzly Peak Blvd, at the little plaza next to the reservoir (not the bus stop benches) for 5:35 p.m. departure. We arrive at Grizzly/Skyline approx 35 and 40 minutes after the departure time (for the B and M groups, respectively) for those who want to join there. To keep each group together yet still give everybody a good workout, we have explicitly defined parts of the course for easy, medium, hard, drafting, and regroups. Details regarding this, and more, are posted on-line at http://www.grizz.org/series/berk-tue.html. Please read that if it's your first time doing the ride. This ride runs from the first Tuesday in April to the last Tuesday in September. RAIN CANCELS. M group leader: Mark Abrahams (510) 524-1294. B group leader(s): one or more of Matt McHugh <mattmctour at gmail dot com>, Wes Lane <weslane at gmail dot com>, Steve Zavestoski <smzavestoski at mac dot com>, or (occasionally) Patrick Gordis pgordis@ comcast.net. On days that the B group has 10 or more riders, we will try to have 2 leaders for it.
Wednesdays 2/L/35 to 3/T/60
35+ miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 a.m. (usually) for this ride. Helmets required. Rain cancels. For details join our email list at http://www.grizz.org/mailman/listinfo/wed_ride and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, <mark at msapiro dot net> if you can't get the information from the list.
This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We meet at 9:00 a.m. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. For this week's leader and route see http://tinyurl.com/gpc-weeklyA. Weather cancellations will also be updated on the calendar. If you don't have web access you can call Mark Nienberg at (510) 812-9312 for the information.
Thursday Evening Ride
Meet at North Berkeley BART. Starting in May we meet at 5:50 p.m. for prompt 6:00 departure. A friendly TM ride with regroups. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to BART. Please bring lights. Ride repeats every Thursday. Keith Trummel, <ktrummel at adobe dot com> (510) 527-9832, Dean Lobovits, <lobovits at comcast dot net> (510) 527-4569, or Chris D'Andrea, <CvdAndrea at gmail dot com> (510) 548-9458
Friday Tune-up Ride
Meet at Rockridge BART at 8:50 a.m. for sharp 9:00 departure. This ride will do various routes in the Oakland-Berkeley Hills. The pace will be M for riders doing more challenging weekend rides. There will be very short regroups with a possible coffee stop at or near the end. Bart Borland (510) 601-5062 <bart.borland at gmail dot com>, Brian Poedy <BrianPoedy at gmail dot com>, and Micky Bloom, (510) 206-4083. Rain cancels.
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