Tour De Peninsula

http://supportparks.org/tdp/

LOOK FOR AN 11"X17" RED/WHITE MEETUP SIGN ATTACHED TO A PICNIC TABLE ON THE SAN MATEO SIDE OF THE REGISTRATION TENT (NOT THE SIDE WHERE THE BAND STAGE IS). THOSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO MEET UP CAN DO SO BEFORE AND/OR AFTER THEIR RIDE.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO REGISTER ON THE DAY

N.B. THE 56 AND 63 MILE RIDES START AT 7 A.M!

TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area ride calendar, offering a variety of routes to suit everyone from kids (2 to 6 miles) and first time riders (20-mile) to serious cyclists (31 / 56 / 63-mile options).

ENTRIES MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT THE ABOVE URL. BEFORE JUNE 30TH IT'S $45. PRICES RISE THEREAFTER.

Based in San Mateo's scenic Coyote Point Park, which fronts onto the Bay, it's just great to hang out after the ride and listen to live r&b music. There are food vendors onsite, or you can bring a picnic, or use the bbq facilities in the park.

I'll be doing the 30 mile course at relaxed pace with my wife. we rode this last year, it was her first organized ride and we both loved it. it's put on by the San Mateo County Parks as a fundraiser for the parks.  There's CHP support and thousands of cones laid out to make for a safe ride.

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  • Chris. Canter

    Yes - signage was bad at various points - coincidentally - I served as a guide for Sandra for a bit not even realizing she was with the group

    1 · August 5, 2012

    • Sandra Coudright

      Chris, Awe... I didn't think I'd ever have the opportunity to say thank you for taking the time to help me on the ride. I know you stop and waited for me at least 3 times! Really, really appreciated your guidance. Thank you very much, it meant a lot to me. Sandra

      August 8, 2012

  • Chris. Canter

    Unfortunately I missed the meet up location today as I arrived a few minutes late. Had a great ride though I look forward to joining the group for more

    1 · August 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ooookay, we'll check that on PhotoCrazy's stream... :-P

      August 6, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      found myself at 10:50:10am, 10:50:11am

      August 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    does anybody know where to get the pictures, those taken at the entrance to event area upon return?

    August 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      thank you!

      August 5, 2012

    • Don

      I'm guessing that the Bib # had to be on the bikers chest for the photo to be found. A lot of people, like me, had the Bib on the back pack.

      August 5, 2012

  • Don

    I enjoyed my ride on the 31 route but next year I'll bump up and go longer.

    August 5, 2012

  • Don

    Sandra: You weren't the only one confused by the lack of good signage at the U-turn point of the 31 mile route. I spoke to
    five or six confused bikers at that point. One woman thought her husband had done what you did and accidentally extended his ride ! :0

    August 5, 2012

    • Felipe Salum

      I made the same mistake, but then I returned at the next 63 miles sign when I asked the volunteer. From 31 to 39 miles at the finish line.

      August 5, 2012

    • Don

      I rode an extra distance because of that & came in for a total of 33.7 miles...

      August 5, 2012

  • Sandra Coudright

    I am so sorry I missed everyone! I was in the 3rd group they let through the starting line at 8:00. I ended up doing the 54 mile ride because I missed the 30 mile turn (rookie move.) Hardest thing I have ever done, but I'm so glad I did it. The ride was beautiful! I got back to my car at 1:30. I did not see anyone at the picnic table though. Hoping everyone had a great time, if it wasn't for Mike & Erin I would have never attempted such a ride. Thanks again, Sandra

    1 · August 5, 2012

  • Paul

    This ride is a classic. A small number of people actually showed up at the Meetup sign and we hung out and enjoyed the warm afternoon sun while refueling after the ride.

    August 5, 2012

  • Marnie Anthony Pira

    I missed the fun.. If ever someone is organizing a relax pace ride please let me know.. Weekday or weekend works for me.. I live in San Francisco but can travel.. Thanks

    August 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanx to those who posted, I'd not even know about TdP. Organization is great.

    August 5, 2012

  • Felipe Salum

    I'm #1153 and I will have a GoPro attached to my handlebar. Easy to find me :P

    August 4, 2012

    • Don

      I wear a lime green "day glo" helmet liner & "day glo" vest/windbreaker with a hybrid Specialized Sirrus.

      August 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm #1471, casual straps on pedals and light red shoes

      August 4, 2012

  • Joseph Aziz

    I have a friend who registered but probably won't be able to ride...So I have an extra bib for those who aren't registered. I plan to do the long route...

    August 3, 2012

    • Marnie Anthony Pira

      Joe let me know if i can still use the bib, it might be nice to ride 30 miles relax pace.. Hope to hear from you.. [masked]

      August 4, 2012

    • Don

      Planning on arrival @ 7:30am... will look for the MeetUp sign & Mike (& wife), Roman, and Felipe, and anyone else going for the 31 at relaxed pace.

      August 4, 2012

  • Chris. Canter

    I haven't been riding much lately but I'm going to try the 63 mile – probably heading out around 7 AM

    August 4, 2012

    • Paul

      Check the route map for shortcuts. You can cut out the West Old La Honda loop and make it a 56. A few people do that.

      August 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    the letter accompanying the bib asks that 30 milers start after 8. I'll aim for 8:15. I might be awake by 10. look for each other, don't count on me for too much leadership on this one. I'm #1113 worn upside down, I'll be riding next to #1114. the Norcal Tour and Camping group would like to cross post, check it out: http://www.meetup.com/norcal-bi...­
    don't miss the kids' Crit after the ride, it's GNAR! (seriously, they bury themselves in pain to win.)

    August 3, 2012

  • Wendy

    My boyfriend Neal and I will be joining the 31-mile folks. Looking forward to it!

    August 2, 2012

  • Paul

    Today (Aug 2) is the last day for online registration.

    August 2, 2012

  • Paul

    @Don, I will mount the sign at about 6:15 a.m. but will leave the venue at 7 a.m. with the first wave so if you stick around for an hour or so after your ride I might see you when I finish.

    July 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there around 7am, never been to organized tours + never been to the place. So a little earlier usually helps :) Will have time to look around.

    July 31, 2012

  • Don

    Thanks, Paul. Maybe look for one another there at 7:45am since the 31 actually starts rolling at 8:00 am?

    July 31, 2012

  • Felipe Salum

    we could meet there at 8AM

    July 31, 2012

  • Paul

    Don, I've added a note in the description about a meetup point.

    July 31, 2012

  • Don

    Looks like Mike (& wife), Roman, Felipe, and myself are all 31
    people. Isn't there somewhere we could all meet to make the start together @ 8:00am? I'm new to this MeetUp group... haven't met anyone before.. but I had hoped to do those SF rides as a prep.

    July 31, 2012

  • Felipe Salum

    I have been doing the 20 miles route for a few weeks and I will try the 31 miles, relaxed pace as well.

    July 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll try 31 at a relaxed pace too, definitely not good enough for 63.

    July 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    my wife and I will be doing the 31 at a relaxed pace. no clue when we'll start, the 8am rolling time is the hardest part for me. I'll stick a 'Meetup' sign on the back of my bike, probably a grey 700c straight barred Marin with a black rack. did we meet at one of my TdP training rides?

    July 31, 2012

  • Don

    Anyone doing the 31 ?

    July 31, 2012

  • Paul

    I think a few of us are doing the 63. I am for sure, and taking it fairly easy as I'm not fit.

    July 27, 2012

  • Joi

    I'm kinda late to respond, but I just joined this meetup group a few minutes ago. Is anyone doing the 56 or 63? I jsut rode a 50mi two weeks ago in Bike for Breathe. Edgewood kicked my a$$. I'm training to do the 100mi ride for Waves to Wine in Sept.

    July 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    "the hills don't get easier, you just get faster."

    2 · July 24, 2012

  • Felipe Salum

    I will definitely use my road bike for it. Have been training the last month, but I'm still weak for the 56 and 63 climbs.

    July 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Felipe - Talbots Cyclery at 445 South B St is a sponsor of the event, stop in and they can help your training. walk in with your bike and tell them your story. I'd get a pair of slick narrow MTB tires, they really do make a difference on pavement. overall work on that 75% effort level, long slow and steady.

    July 24, 2012

  • Felipe Salum

    Is somebody around Millbrae training for TdP ? I'm planning for the 30-miles (I can't handle the long ones).

    July 24, 2012

  • Paul

    You should do the 63 Dana, it's a great ride. There's enough time to get ready for it. 2 x 40-50 mile rides each week until mid-July, with one mid-week ride of 20-30 miles will give you enough. Ride to the West Peak of Mt Tam twice between now and mid-July and you will find Kings Mtn Road quite manageable. Take it a bit easy on the big climbs. Keep in the effort range where you can still talk in sentences.

    June 21, 2012

  • Dana

    I'm thinking about doing the full thing but Kings Mt Rd frightens me! Anyone else planning on doing the 63 or 56? Recommendations for training?

    June 21, 2012

  • Paul

    You did back to back big days to San Diego didn't you? This one is only 63 miles, and if you're feeling tired you can take the shortcut and make it 56.

    June 3, 2012

  • Sean

    This is the day after the Marin Century, do I dare?

    June 3, 2012

  • Paul

    Route maps are on the event website. The 30-miler includes a really nice ride on Sawyer Camp Trail, by Crystal Springs Reservoir. The 56 and 63 mile routes take in Kings Mountain Road and are for more ambitious riders.

    May 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you have route maps for the various miles yet?

    May 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    it's 100% paved and perfect for beginning riders. (Paul might be able to comment on what this offers for stronger riders.) bring what you got, be ready for 30 miles and a few challenging hills. check the event pics for what people ride, all kinds of bikes show up.

    May 29, 2012

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