Mount Tam, East Peak

This is a climbing ride. From SF, we will ascend to the top of Mt. Tam (East Peak). Distance will be about 43 miles with about 4800 ft cumulative elevation gain.
Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/190712

Pace: slow, about 10-12 mph avg. (This ride is mainly for the non-hammering folks.) When descending, do it at the speed you feel comfortable with.

We will several regroup points to be announced during the ride. Bring lunch to eat at the top. Since this ride is not too far from SF, feel free to leave the group and return anytime. Bring the usuals. Be self-sufficient.

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  • Peter

    Thanks for sharing more pics Supalert.

    September 14, 2013

  • Armando

    Here's my Garmin GPS info if anyone is interested? I started my time/milage from the Sports Basement.
    http://connect.garmin.com/activ...­

    September 14, 2013

    • Peter

      Armando. You ride all over. Thanks for coming with such a long drive.

      September 14, 2013

    • Armando

      It was also very nice to meet and ride with with a lot of easy going friendly people. It sure makes these meet ups' so much more enjoyable. Look forward to riding with you all again sometime.

      September 14, 2013

  • aubrey

    33rd rider.

    September 14, 2013

    • Peter

      Was nice to see you Audrey. Did not see you the summit though. Perhaps you took an extended route?

      September 14, 2013

    • aubrey

      Hi Peter, Thanks for organizing this. I rode with Paul pretty much the whole way. The route we took is exactly what Armando posted above from his Garmin. On our way to summit we passed by the fast guy you said knows the way. But after Pantoll and summit, we decided to roll and not finish super late. Perhaps we headed back before the rest got to the summit?

      1 · September 14, 2013

  • Cori

    Love the ride to Mt Tam first time and loved meeting new folks. It was beautiful and fun overall

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Aki N.

    another fun ride. we decided to diverge and go down to stinson beach, then north on hwy1 til francis drake. then back home via fairfax. despite the headwinds it was a nice few extra miles. ended up with about 90 miles total.

    1 · September 14, 2013

    • Peter

      Very nice Aki. See you next week for 110 miler.

      September 14, 2013

  • Peter

    I hope everyone who came has a good ride. I believe a few went further on their own. Nice meeting everyone. Check out the group picture posted.

    September 14, 2013

    • Jean

      Thanks for organizing Peter! I look forward to your next ride (but perhaps not the 100 miler :-)).

      1 · September 14, 2013

    • Peter

      Jean. Nice to see you again. One day I will venture into the world of bike camping.

      September 14, 2013

  • Stanley M

    had a great time for my first meetup! nice meeting everyone, hope to ride again soon with ya'll.

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride, haven't been up Tam that way before. Hope to do another soon.

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • aubrey

    RSVP closed but me, me, me, too !

    September 14, 2013

  • Cristina

    Sorry can't make it now. Hopefully the next one

    September 14, 2013

  • Parikshit A.

    Hey, something came up I will not be able to join. Have a good one!

    September 14, 2013

  • Karin

    Sorry, my bad ... just saw the link for the cue sheet on GPS. I'm all set. Thanks!

    September 13, 2013

    • Peter

      Great! See you Karin.

      September 13, 2013

  • Karin

    By chance is there a route sheet I can download? Would love one since I don't know the area!

    September 13, 2013

  • Peter

    Hello. This is another big group and I look forward to seeing veryone. Please plan to be at the GGB pavilion by 8:30am. We will leave shortly after that. If you miss the group, you can try to catch us at the Depot Bookstore and Cafe (http://www.depotbookstore.com/­) in Mill Valley. We will be there for about 10-15mins before the long climb up. I ride and climb slow but several here are quite fast so the climb will be very spread out. Hopefully we will regroup at the top before the ride down. Don't forget to bring something to eat at the top and enjoy the view.

    September 13, 2013

  • Karin

    My first time riding with this group. Looking forward to meeting and riding with everyone.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Cori

    Just want to confirm we are meeting at the parking lot of the Sport Basement - correct?

    September 13, 2013

    • Peter

      Correct. We meet at the Bridge pavilion. If you park at Sportsbasement, make sure to allow enough time to ride up to the bridge. See you Cori.

      September 13, 2013

  • Bob R.

    I have a conflict, but it sounds like a great ride. See you on another ride soon!

    September 13, 2013

    • Peter

      OK see you Bob.

      September 13, 2013

  • George

    Looks like a great ride, but I've got another engagement tomorrow as it turns out. See you on another ride soon.

    September 13, 2013

    • Peter

      OK see you George.

      September 13, 2013

  • Cori

    My first time riding up mt tam... Looking forward to it. Slow and steady!

    September 12, 2013

    • Peter

      Cori, That's me also. Slow and steady.

      September 12, 2013

  • Bob R.

    So, do you reckon it's a 4-hour ride?

    September 11, 2013

    • Peter

      I would say longer than that. more like 6 hrs. However, if you come, you can turn around if you are short of time.

      September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in. Hoping recent rides up Mt Tam gravity trail have helped my road climbing ability.

    September 9, 2013

  • Lawrence

    Looks like a great ride, I'm out of town next weekend or I would join you.

    September 8, 2013

  • Maggie R.

    Count me in! 10-12 mph is about my speed...

    September 4, 2013

    • Peter

      up hill? don't think I can catch you then.

      September 4, 2013

  • Eric

    I'm interested in this ride, curious what kind of trail is it? Can I do it with my Giant flat-bar road bike or do I necessarily need a mountain bike with the mountainey tires?

    August 26, 2013

    • Peter

      It is all paved road riding.

      August 26, 2013

  • George

    Super fab coffee at the new Equator at Proff Lab, at Tam Junction. I'd consider meeting up at Blithedale if you have an eta.

    August 16, 2013

  • Jennie

    Looks like I'll be out of town this weekend. Sorry to miss it...have a great ride!

    August 15, 2013

  • Denise R.

    yay

    August 14, 2013

    • Peter

      : ) welcome Denise.

      August 14, 2013

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