full moon ride in Marin Headlands

  • October 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Hi everyone, I hope those of you with lights (or who can borrow some) can join us for this full moon night ride on the evening of Friday, October 18!

We'll meet at the Velo Rouge Cafe (address below) and then ride through the Presidio on the Bay Area Ridge Trail to the Golden Gate Bridge, over the bridge and up Conzelman Drive, and then do a loop in the Marin Headlands consisting of Coastal Trail, Miwok, Old Springs, Marincello, Bobcat, back to the bridge on Bunker Road and back to SF across the bridge and through the Presidio. All these trails are legal.

The ride is roughly 24 miles total on a combination of paved roads, bike paths, fire roads, and a little bit of singletrack. None of the trail sections are highly technical, but it is not a beginner ride due to the lighting conditions.

We should get back to SF by around 11:00 p.m.

Please bring a helmet and good lights (i.e. lights strong enough to light up the trail in front of you). We'll ride at a social pace with no rider left behind. Here is one good resource for mountain bike lighting:

http://reviews.mtbr.com/2013-bike-lights-shootout

I am limiting the group size to 10 just because of the length of the ride and my desire to keep the group together from start to finish. Hope to see you for the full moon!

Please read the group's responsibility and liability statement, as always:

http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Mountain-Bikers/pages/Responsibility_and_Liability_statement/

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  • Kent

    Awesome ride tonight, Ryan! Here's my Strava info:

    http://www.strava.com/activities/89910969

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to make it after all. Have fun tonight!

    October 18, 2013

  • Max C.

    sorry guys, can't make it tonight - enjoy!

    October 18, 2013

  • Jason

    Dropping another one. Sorry my wagon is draggin.

    October 18, 2013

  • Andre S.

    Bummer! Still stuck at work, not gonna get on the road in time. Sorry guys, catch you on next one.

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a light and am not ready to invest in one yet, so I think I will pass on ride tonight. I thought I might be able to rent one, but no luck. I am new to SF, and wondering if someone can tell me best way by bike to get to GG Bridge from lower Haight. I am going to ride today around 3 or 4, and head to Marin Headlands on bike. If someone might share best route that would be great. Also, anyone else riding this afternoon?

    October 18, 2013

    • Ryan L.

      Hey Jennifer, too bad about the light; if I had an extra one I'd let you borrow it, but alas I don't. The best way to the bridge is to take the wiggle to the panhandle, through the corner of Golden Gate Park up Arguello, then through the Presidio to the bridge. I'll whip up a quick map for ya too.

      October 18, 2013

    • Ryan L.

      Here you go, this is the route I take from that area -- it's MUCH better than the 2 routes Google recommend by default when trying to map a path to the bridge: http://goo.gl/2Nikru­

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone could spot me a light for this ride I would be super grateful. I have a NightRider coming next week, but shipping will do me in otherwise. :p

    October 18, 2013

    • Ryan L.

      Wish I had an extra, I used to but it's totally broken now. Good luck finding one, hopefully someone else comes through!

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to bail. Cold/cough is getting the best of me.

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My cold seems to have come back, so I won't make it tonight.. hope you all fun!

    October 18, 2013

  • Ollie

    Ugh. Woke up with a streaming head-cold. Hope someone can use my place!

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks great!!

    October 17, 2013

  • Ollie

    Hey fellas, I'd like to pick up the ride at the bridge as before - see you around 7:20?

    October 17, 2013

    • Kent

      Sure, see you there.

      October 17, 2013

  • Ryan L.

    Can't wait for this one, going to be epic. Everyone remember to charge up your lights tonight, you'll need all the juice you can squeeze in those batteries!

    October 17, 2013

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  • Kent
    Organizer
    Event Host
  • Ryan L.
    Urban cyclist, Co-Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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