- Todays Rides - 8/20/2017 Listing California Bike Rides en-us Novice Ride #3: Orlamor - East Bay 2/L/22 Leader: John Buenfil   (925) 408-2360 Leader: Jim O'Melia Leader: Karen Street Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock Leader: Frank Castro Meet at 10:00 am GPC Route: Novice Ride #3: OrLaMor Start Location: Orinda BART From Orinda BART through Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga. From downtown Orinda to downtown Lafayette to downtown Moraga and return, using the St. Stephens bike trail, the Lafayette-Moraga bike trail, and also regular roads. The ride will be easy-paced and cover some gentle hills.Finish at Orinda Theatre Square for optional lunch - bring your own or $ to buy. No drop. Helmets required. Rain cancels; if weather is dubious, contact a ride leader.  Show And Go - East Bay Meet at DOWNTOWN Niles parking lot across from H St on Niles Blvd. (map) Description20-50 miles; 2-4; M, B NOTE: Riders arriving by car are asked to park in the unpaved parking area south of the train station. 8:30am – 12:00pm Sundaze - Sacramento iptionWhere: Various locations around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Truckee, and many others Description: Moderate rides of at least 40 miles. Can be any kind of terrain from flattish (bike path), rolling hills (Loomis), hilly (Auburn), to extremely hilly (Robinson Flat, Mosquito Ridge Road). Kathy Welch

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3rd Sunday C Ride - Los Gatos - South Bay McKenzie Park To Los Gatos via Mt. Eden, Pierce, and Villa Montalvo. Lunch in Los Gatos and return through the Maze. This is a social paced ride with mandatory regroups, but faster riders are welcome to form a separate C+ group at the start. Meet at McKenzie Park in Los Altos at 10:00 AM for 10:15 AM departure. Leader: Frank McConville, 650-450-2325 or Rain cancels. Route sheets/Maps: Due to the Ride Leaders BBQ, Sunday, August 27, there will not be a 4th Sunday C ride.  Today’s 3rd Sunday ride replaces that ride.   Balboa/ Newport - Southern CA Today’s routes do not quite fit with our August theme of riding the South Bay, but they do stick relatively close to the ocean so it’s like a South Bay ride — just a bit further south. Once upon a time, I believe one the purposes of these routes was to stop and visit an automotive museum in the Newport or Tustin area. At some point we quit doing that, but we kept riding the routes. Maybe the museum went away – I couldn’t find any reference to such a museum on the web. Anyway, now it’s one of several routes we do each summer which rides the ferry at Balboa Island. We were on the ferry back on July 23rd, and now we are making our second trip this summer. This time we will be riding the ferry in the opposite direction. It’s amazing how different the bay looks from the opposite direction. The long and the medium get to the ferry via Laguna Canyon and a trip north along the coast to Newport and the Island. The short takes a more direct route via the San Diego Creek trail and the Back Bay. Once off the ferry the short and medium take a fairly direct route back to the start while the long adds on a few extra miles. There is not a lot of climbing on any of these routes and the scenery is pleasant. So come on down for our only ride this month away from the South Bay. The change in location will do you good. START: PINE TREE PARK in TUSTIN.  From Santa Ana Frwy (I-5) in Tustin, off and east on Redhill, L- Bryan one block to park.  (Long 66 mi and 2200 ft, Medium 49 mi and 1500 ft, Short 37 mi and 800 ft)