Take a Ride!
You have that bicycle, so get out and show it off. You'll enjoy some fresh air and make a few new friends at one of these exciting events!
We have a regular (sometimes irregular) Saturday morning ride (usually 9:00 am) from the shop.
Typically, the group is "maturing" persons (male and female) numbering 5 to 10.
We ride 20 miles or longer depending on the wishes of the group. It's always out to lunch and back or out and back to lunch. ALWAYS LUNCH!!!!!
It's always a casual recreational ride. No one EVER gets left behind. We agree on a number of stops to regroup during the ride. The cycling term is "no drop ride."
We have a lot of fun and a lot of laughs.
For those wishing more challenging rides, join us on one or more of the "event" rides listed below. We ride most of these rides. We'll be pleased to clarify the details. These are demanding rides.
For those wishing off-road mountain bike rides, call Danny or Robert Beaman (brothers and skilled staff mountain bike riders) at the shop (925-828-8676) for the next scheduled rides.
IN ALL CASES, call if you plan to join us.
RIDE GROUP -
We're getting organized for the 2014 Cinderella Classic - Saturday April 5.
For those new:
The Cinderella is a ladies only ride starting at the Alameda County Fairgrounds and going out and around thru the Tri- Valley. The "Traditional Route" is 65 miles, and there is a "Challenge Route" that includes Patterson Pass for a Century. The event is produced by The Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Touring Club. It's the 38th year.
Dublin Cyclery provides the technical (mechanic) services at the start from cleat cleaning to a Bottom Bracket overhaul and EVERYTHING between.
We need a lot of us "Prince Charmings" to do our job. We get there at 6:30am (some at 6:00am), and we're "on duty" 'till we get them all on the road (somewhere between 9:00am and 9:30am). Seriously, we do cleat adjustments and cleaning, tire airing, flat repairs, wheel truing, brake and shift adjusting, etc. etc. It's ALL a rich experience.
If you'd like to join us this year, please email confirm. You'll go on the list, and we keep you informed.
We'll return to Saturday morning rides from the shop in the spring. Meanwhile, David Maita is leading Sunday morning rides - weather permitting. The ride is 30 ish miles with some climbing. Leave time is 7:00 ish. ALWAYS call Saturday to confirm.
We're now regularly riding Sunday mornings from the shop at 7:00 am. Typically, it's 30 miles with some climbing. Our staff, David Maita, leads, and has to be back to open the shop at 10:00 am. AND we are working at providing for a slower component.
Call David (925-828-8676) for Sunday's details, and to confirm that you are coming.
YOU!!!!! are welcomed.
My mature knees willing, I frequently join the ride. I am always "off the back", and bring the slower riders in.