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Start time changed to 8 AM.
This week we’ll meet after the ride at Houndstooth Coffee, at 2001 Ed Bluestein (I.e. Hwy 183 northbound).
There have been sporadic car break-ins in the Govalle parking lot. Please don’t leave valuables in your vehicle.
This is a ride-your-own-speed ride (roughly 11 to 14 mph average) on The Southern Walnut Creek Trail from the trailhead at Govalle Park to the Abrupt End and return. Round trip is about 20 miles. The trail is paved for the entire distance, with a 1/2 mile hill on the outbound. We'll regroup at the top of the hill on the outbound and at the Abrupt End. The return is mostly downhill. The trail is two-way and narrows down in spots, with a couple of blind corners. Single-file riding and moderate speed on the corners is strongly recommended!
There are two significant road intersections that require caution to cross. Both have push button-operated stoplights.
A map of Govalle Park's location is at
Bring water, a snack, a spare bicycle tire tube, and tools to fix a flat. Riders must wear a helmet. There are sometimes-open restrooms at the outside of the Govalle pool.
There are no restrooms on the main trail, but there are good restrooms at the tennis courts at the top of the hill, just off the trail by 1/3 mile.
The ride post-mortem discussion will happen alternating weekly between a park bench or at Houndstooth Coffee at 2001 Ed Bluestein Blvd, very near the trail.
• What to bring
helmet, water/sports drink, tools to fix a flat, spare inner tube, snack(optional), change for coffee.