• President's Day

    247 Shoreline Hwy

    Clockwise loop to avoid bridge tolls 💰. Frequent photo 📷 stops. _______________________________________________________ • WHEN: Monday February 18th meet at 10am • WHERE: Starbucks ☕️ 247 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941 • PACE: intermediate • ROUTE: highways, goat trails, oil refineries, bridges • GEAR: dry 40°~55°F • LUNCH: picnic 🥪 by the bay _______________________________________________________ sunrise ☼ 7:20 ~ 17:00 ☽ sunset • PRE-RIDE: if coming from the south bay, meet at the Page Mill Park & Ride lot 8:15am for the long way north together → https://goo.gl/maps/A3LkRzbTunu +++++++++++++++++++ • Homework: Please read these important stuff → https://tinyurl.com/GRF-Etiquette • Here's how you can support "GroupRides" → http://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/Support +++++++++++++++++++

  • Dead End Road Ride Retry Retry!

    1730 Airline Hwy

    Goat road extravaganza! Assuming the no rain (rain cancels) explore some Hollister area roads you may not know. Bring a camera because everything is green and there's some incredible views. there's no hurry on this ride, but it is very technical and some of the roads are in disrepair! Kickstands up at 10 AM. There is an easy dirt section if any anyone wants to take Browns Valley and meet up at the end of Santa Ana. When: Sat 2/9/2019, KSU 10 AM (arrive early for coffee). Where: Meet by Nob Hill Starbucks at 1730 Airline Hwy #300, Hollister, CA 95023 (map link: https://tinyurl.com/HollisterNobHillStarbucks) Start the ride with full tank.

  • Cornering School "Day 1" (Stockton)

    Little 99 Raceway

    Reserve your spot !!! https://www.superbike-coach.com/portfolio-item/cornering-school-day =========================================== Another Cornering Course at Little 99 Raceway (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1658+South+Airport+Way%2C+Stockton%2C+CA%2C+us) 1658 South Airport Way, Stockton, CA. This class is part of Street Rider Training on a Track (Cornering Day One). Did you know that the US Air Force "Beal base in California" announced Coach Can Akkaya as their official trainer? Please read cancellation policy on Superbike Coach web site in case of rain, etc. This is not an official group ride to or from the Raceway. But riders are welcome to arrange amongst themselves to go in groups :-) (use code "GroupRides" and receive 10% off) * * * You must register here >> https://www.superbike-coach.com/portfolio-item/cornering-school-day * * * Cornering School – Day 1 Dealing with fears Viewing and focusing Shifting and gear choice Ideal Lines and judgement Maximum braking and rear brake usage Day 1 will harmonize your bike control with body and soul. Day 1 and 2 are steps- NOT levels, which are important for even very experienced riders. Headcoach Can will sign your ‘Certificate of Completion’, which qualifies you for Day 2. It’s totally on you if- and when you move on with Day 2. We are ready when you are. Never been on a track? You’ll be excited about our Cornering School Day’s; We will teach you very specific Moto GP riding techniques, like trail braking. In cooperation with the Little 99 Raceway in Stockton we finally have a facility in central California to offer rider coaching on a high level- for a low price. Other schools using the word “advanced”- Superbike-Coach does advanced! Suitable for Street riders. All skill levels (we run 3 level groups)Riders who are up to do their first track day All categories of motorcycles. If you’re tired reading books about it. If you want to be the better rider! If you have any questions, please post here and Coach Can will respond.

  • Saigon Tour

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    **** 08jan2019 **** sign up reopened to take one more **** 31dec2018 **** sign up is now CLOSED If you are on the waiting list and have sorted out your vacation days, contact Tom to see if we can squeeze you in. ________________________________________________________________ This time, we'll be riding around southern Việt Nam. Tom Vũ agreed with the tour company for the modified version of the following itinerary: https://www.indochinamotorbiketours.com/tours/saigon-motorbike-loop-tour-via-highlands-and-coastline.html The tour can accommodate up to 15 riders. When you sign up, you'll be on the waiting list until your deposit money has been received. More information on that to come. Send Ich a PM with your email address and phone number so we can keep you up to date with documents/announcements. https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/2243511/Ride_Details/ There are 4 riders signed up who are not on meetup.com: {Luis, Kendall, Bob, Anthony}

  • Sea of Cortez Crossing

    San Jose

    This is a floater, to see if there is interest. I'm planning a run down the mainland to Guaymas to then cross by ferry to Santa Rosalia, BCS and run back up Baja and home. Looking at an 11 or 12 day run. Beach, ferry crossing, wine tasting part of the experience. Preliminary itinerary Twentynine Palms, Ocotillo, CA, Puerto Peñasco, Guaymas, MX, Santa Rosalia, BCS, Cataviña, BCS, Rancho Meling, Francisco Zarco, Palm Springs, CA, San Luis Obispo, Home. If there is sufficient interest, I will publish a lodging list to allow for making reservations.

  • Spain: Tour of Iberian Peninsula (Jun 29-Jul 4, 2019)

    Spain: Tour of Iberian Peninsula !! (where modern meets medieval) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Dates: 6/29 to 7/4/2019 (from Barcelona) Lead: GRF instigator is Paul B (https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/members/14313734/). But this is a Self Guided Tour with GPS. Route: Spanish & French Pyreenes over many mountain passes. Through tunnels and along rivers and canyons to mountainside villages along the way! Ballpark cost depending on bike and gear rental is around $2500. For this price you can get a BMW XR1000 with helmet including GPS and insurance and a single room. Smaller bikes are available and double occupancy will reduce cost. Cost Includes all accommodations and breakfast Rider is responsible for Lunch Dinner and Gas Air fare not included LINK: https://www.hispania-tours.com/individual-motorbike-tours/barcelona-and-pyrenees/tourinfo/ Website booking doesn't work well. Needs to be done by email. The details to send them are on their reservation page. They then send a confirmation page to accept a deposit. Norwegian Airlines flies direct from Oakland to Barcelona. When you sign up, you'll be put on the waiting list until you confirm your booking. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ WHAT TO DO: • RSVP. Space is limited. • PM/Email Paul B. your email and cell number. • Schedule your time off. • Book your tour. Get confirmation. • Book your flight. • Get your papers in order (passport, visa, vaccinations, etc) Example of past trips → https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/events/234349973/

  • Ride the Alps (Jun 29-Jul 7, 2019)

    Needs a location

    6-day 1,120-mile ride through the the Austrian, Swiss, and Italian Alps. Start/end in Munich. Guided by Adriatic Moto Tours. Estimated cost $6,000 ~ 7,800 for flights, tour, and everything http://www.adriaticmototours.com/Guided-Tours/top-of-the-alps/Overview/ The tour can accommodate 9 riders. We have asked them to reserve 8 bikes for us until Nov 1, 2018. Paid deposit will secure your spot on this trip. Send Ich a PM with your email address and phone number so we can keep you up to date with documents/announcements. When you sign up, you'll be put on the waiting list until your deposit is in. TO DO: • PM Ich your email and cell number • schedule time off • book your tour, specify you're with the group "Music Man" • pay the tour company 300 € deposit • book your flights • get your passport in order 2017 trip → https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/events/234349973/