• Stewarts Point

    Starbucks

    Visit some north bay ranch roads. Narrow, rough, steep, blind corners, livestock 🐂 🐄 🦃... all the trappings of an adventurous ride 😲 🔹 WHEN: Saturday November 16th, meet at 9:00 am KSU 9:30 🔹 WHERE: Starbucks ☕ 260 Northgate Dr, San Rafael 🔹 PACE: intermediate 🔹 ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31454292 🔹 LUNCH: Stewarts Point Store ~1pm PRE-ride from points south, meet at Crystal Springs rest area 8 am (3 miles north of CA-92/I-280 junction) KSU 8:10 _______________________________ sunrise ☼ 6:50 ~ 16:55 ☽ sunset

  • Lunch Ride to Parkfield (Sat 11/16 @ 9 AM, San Jose)

    Details With this gorgeous fall weather, let's make our way from SJ to Hwy 25 Hollister, ride Airline Hwy and 198's sweepers to Parkfield for a delicious burger via the back way. This route has technical switchbacks, views of the Sierras and a short downhill dirt section that drops right into the V6 Ranch and Parkfield property. Or stay on Peachtree and meet at the cafe @ 12:30. Lunch in the cafe, or brown bag it in their park. Bring your dependable bike, water, layers, $ and a smile. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • When: Saturday 11/16/18, Arrive with full tank by 9:00 AM • Where: Peets Coffee, directly behind Shell, corner of Alamden Express Way and Blossom Hill - 1110 Blossom Hill, San Jose, CA (408)[masked] (Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1JkvEQG6ibFy8Rkj7) • Pace: Intermediate, smooth pace. Not for newbies or mopeds. • Gear: Head to toe. • LUNCH: Parkfield +++++++++++++++++++ • 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

  • Special Event: Custom Fit Ear Plugs & In-Ear Speakers, Thu 11/21, 2PM, Sunnyvale

    “GroupRides” and “Santa Clara Cycle” Present: Custom Fit Ear Plugs & In-Ear Speakers Event • Who: Marylin Navia, Certified Audiologist, www.PlugUp.com • When: Thursday 11/21, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm. • Where: Santa Clara Cycle Accessories, 993 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, www.santaclaracycle.com Tel [masked] _ _ _ _ _ Preferred Times & Planned Arrivals: 2:00-3:00 PM - Steven Chin (2 ish) - Butch (2 ish) - Lou'a (2 ish) 3:00-4:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM - Rebecca Rogers (4:00-4:30) - Sylvie Morissette (after 4) - Ian McDougall (4:30 ish) 5:00-6:00 PM - Eric Buchner (after 5) After 6:00 PM _ _ _ _ _ Friends, There has not been an International Motorcycle Show in the Bay Area for some time. California’s only IMS in 2019 is in Long Beach. Why does this matter? Well, those who went to the Bay Area IMS got a chance to all see sorts of vendors and moto related goodies, products or services that are not always available in local brick-n-mortar stores. One of my favorite vendors is Marylin Navia, a certified Audiologist (www.plugup.com) who makes custom fit ear plugs and in-ear speakers. I have been using her products for over 12 years and can tell you they are a lot more comfortable to wear (under your helmet) for hours and hours than other “hard” earplug products costing 50%+ more. I have both PlugUp.com (Marylin’s) and BigEar.com which I paid a lot more for, and I only wear PlugUp’s “soft” earplugs. My more expensive BigEar “hard” earplug sits on a shelf gathering dust. “So what?” you may ask. First of all, GroupRides members get a 10% discount on PlugUp products when you use “GR10” group discount code. But this year, on her way to Long Beach IMS, Marylin has agreed to make a STOP in the Bay Area just for GroupRides. Basically, she’ll fly a day earlier than planned. Arrive at SFO. Spend a day here, and then get on a flight for Long Beach IMS. • Unforeseen events: If for any reason the trip is cancelled, all deposits will be refunded. • Long Beach IMS: Those who are going to IMS in Long Beach can see her at the show and take advantage of 10% group discount. • About our hosts: Greg Scheid and Doug Scheid (Father & Son) own and operate Santa Clara Cycle Accessories. SCC has been a fabric of Bay Area motorcycle community for over 20 years. They have agreed to host this event, and even extended their usual closing time to 8 PM to accommodate us. So, if you ever wanted the perfect fitting listening ear plugs, this is your opportunity to get one. See you at SCC for this event and for all your Moto needs. Cheers, Mehran +++++++++++++++++++ • 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 +++++++++++++++++++

  • Santa Clara Cycle Accessories 20th Year Anniversary Celebration, Sat 11/30

    Santa Clara Cycle Accessories

    Join the 20th Year Anniversary Celebration of Santa Clara Cycle Accessories. • When: Saturday 11/30, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. • Where: Santa Clara Cycle Accessories, 993 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, www.santaclaracycle.com Tel [masked] _ _ _ _ _ Greg Scheid and Doug Scheid (Father & Son) own and operate Santa Clara Cycle Accessories. SCC has been a fabric of Bay Area motorcycle community for 20 years. They are celebrating their 20th year at SCC and would love to have the members of the riding community come and join in the Festivities. There will be food, drinks, giveaways, free stuff, and lots of hugs. See you at SCC for this event and for all your Moto needs. Cheers, Mehran +++++++++++++++++++ • Important stuff about group riding → https://tinyurl.com/GRF-Etiquette • Here's how you can support "GroupRides" → http://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/Support +++++++++++++++++++

  • South Laos Caravan, Dirty Motorcycle Tour (Mar 9 - Mar 15, 2019)

    Ubon Ratchathani International Airport

    $1,250.00

    We will be using Oil Moopha Rider as our Tour Group. They are located in Thailand and have extensive experience in Laos. There are several YouTube videos of some of their rides. We are riding the Southern part of Laos and expect cooler weather than the North. This ride adventure is organized by Steven Chin, Ich, Steven Gau, Michael Lund. Steven Chin and Gau are our group leaders. When: March 9, 2020, add days for travel. Duration: 7 days for tour, 6 days of riding with the last day for travel. Additional days for air travel and jet lag days is dependent on each rider. Destination Cities: Flying into Bangkok, then short flight to Ubon Ratchathani. Bus ride across Laos border to Pakse. Other cities to include: Champasak, Niagarahrs, Mueang Khong, Khon Phra Pheng, Sukuma City, Moon La pa Mok, Muang Saen, Muang Sanam Chai, Muang Attapeu, Mueang Pak Song, Thung Wai Homestay, Sa pong-lai Sa-pha, Muang Pak Song, Mueang thateng, Tad Lo-Tad Hang-Tad Pha Sium, Tad Phan, Salamanca Town and Mueang Khongxedone. Cost: $1250, tip suggestions are in website link. Deposit of $510 is due on September 15, 2019. Payment information will be sent to you via email. What is included: - passport fees for border-crossing - Visa treatment fee at Thai Immigration Bureau, so the Visa will not be lost on date of entry to Thailand - Laos tour fee according to Laos tourism regulation - Laos tour guide fee, can speak English - Accident Insurance, 1,000,000 baht - Car service and oil (care navigation) - All meals according to program - 6 nights stay, 2 people per room per night (single room rooms pay more according to the schedule) - Accomodation fees, team work, staff guides - Car ferry fee and car boat crossing the MeKong River - Sightseeing fee in Laos throughout th trip - Laos officials travel Laos Tourist Police (very important) - Water and snacks during travel, cold cloth - Ubon Airport rental shuttle - Cross-check fees, in case of crossing the motorcycle both Thai and Laos - support vehicle Motorcycle (Honda crf250l) we have asked for several bikes to be adjusted to a lowered seat height. What is not included: Airfare + Travel Insurance + Tips + Personal expenses. At this time, the tour group will be handling the Visa required for Laos. Thailand has a Visa requirement for visits over 30 days. Need two additional passport pictures available. * Brief Itinerary: Day1 - Ubon Airport - Chong Mek, Wang Tao - Pakse - Champasak - Prasat wat Phu Temple Day 2 - Champasak - Don Talat - Khon Phapeng Waterfall - Mueang Khong - Mueang Saen Day 3 - Mueang Khong - Mueang Saen - Sa-nam Chai City - Attapeu Twon - Pak Song Day 4 - Thung Wai Homestay - Xe Pong Lai - Xe Pha - Mueang Pak Song Day 5 - Pak Song - Tad Lo-Tad Hang - Pha Saul waterfall - Sa bai dee Resort Day 6 - Tad Fan Waterfall - Tad Young Waterfall - Sa la wan Town - Muang Khong - Pakse Town Day 7 - Pakse - Wang Tao - Chong Mek - Phu Pho - Ubon Temple - Ubon Airport ____________________________________________________________ Ich will maintain trip information on a webpage with pertinent trip information for easy reference. Additional details and information will be provided through posts here, email and informational meetings. There are plans for additional days after the Laos tour for Thailand. Let us know if you are interested. Thank you.