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Bike the Bay Cycling hosts bike rides all around the Bay Area. Some would be considered "epic" others basic, but most will show you new routes and places. Most of them begin at a public transportation-friendly location. Otherwise, we encourage carpooing.

The rides are a lot of fun and are a great way to learn new routes and meet GREAT people.

There is an annual 10.00 membership fee which helps to support my Meetup dues and planning. It is paid at the time of your first ride.

Our road rides range from flat, social, brunch or happy hour rides to moderately difficult, mid- to long distance, 20-60 miles with flat-4000 feet climb. The details will be posted in each ride so you can judge whether it will suit your level of fitness. We strive to be a cohesive group!

We do a lot of "BART to BART" and "Bike to BART" rides to encompass greater distances in a convenient way and often have "bail out" options.

My general no-drop policy is that I will wait (or you will wait!) 10 minutes at the top of hills for catchups, and major intersections. We are never in "race mode" and our aim is to encourage cycling and socializing. A moderate pace would be 14-18 MPH on the flats.

This group is about GROUP rides and my motto is "Social Pace, Not a Race!" We keep a fairly brisk pace but observe etiquette of waiting at the designated locations for catchup. Slower riders who can't keep the pace or finish the ride should bring GPS to find their way back to the starting point or other location.

We also do a few overnight rides with various accommodations ranging from motels to hostels to camping options. Browse our past rides to get a sense of the variety of rides we do.

Many of our rides involve hills so you'll want to make sure your bike is in good shape (clean and lubricated chain, plenty of life in your front and rear brake pads). Check out our past events to see the type of rides we do. If you have a suggestion, shoot me an email and I'd be happy to add it to our calendar.

Looking forward to rolling with you all out there,

Franny

Annual Membership Fee: 10.00 to cover Meetup dues and Organizer planning to be paid at your first event.

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Bike the Bay Cycling is a private group. Attending events is voluntary by you as a member. Participation in any activity with us is at your own risk.

By joining Bike the Bay Cycling as a member you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bike the Bay Cycling, its organizers, coorganizers, assistant organizers, event hosts, and other members from all claims or liability of every type (including court costs and legal fees) for injury or death to any person or for damage to property, loss of personal property or any other wrongful act arising out of or relating to your participation as a member. This agreement applies to you and to other persons (as your guests) who may accompany you in these endeavors.

You also agree to hold the organizers as well as other group members harmless. By participating voluntarily in the group, you expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group organizer, coorganizers, assistant organizers, and event hosts

Bike the Bay Cycling may hold a variety of different activities such as, but not limited to cycling, hiking, biking, camping, cultural events and so on. These events can be dangerous and pose a risk to Bike the Bay Cycling members and guests. By participating voluntarily in the group you understand that you are responsible for your own safety.

Any social events that Bike the Bay Cycling sponsors and holds such as, but not limited to cycling, picnics, group trips, outings, dining, concerts and so on will fall also under the same Disclaimer and Liability guidelines listed above.

Upcoming events (2)

Mt. Diablo training ride: 4,000 ft. elevation gain, 30 miles

Pleasant Hill BART

Hi Folks, I will lead a group ride to the summit of Mt. Diablo on Sunday. No beginners please. The ascent is long and hard, but your reward is a great road through the park, great views from the summit, the satisfaction of climbing one of the Bay Area's highest peaks, and a fun, curvy descent.

Weather is projected to be 86 degrees on Sunday afternoon, which to me means it will be 90 lower down the mountain. So you will sweat a lot.

Please make sure your bicycle is in good working order. Do not come with a mountain bike or hybrid (you can use those on your own, but not on this group ride please.) There will be cars, and some of them will drive too fast, and some will drive too slow. So exercise your patience.

Bring a helmet, sunscreen, spare tube and 2 full bottles of water. I called the park and there is water on the mountain to refill your bottles, at the back of the junction house (mile 7) and again at the summit (mile 13).

We will ride the 2 miles from Pleasant Hill BART to North Gate entrance together. I will wait for most stragglers at Junction, but if you're not feeling well, you can bail anytime without checking in w/ me and if I feel you are far behind the rest of the group, I reserve the right not to wait for you.

Here is a one-way, google map that provides some info. https://goo.gl/maps/rDXFNM8tgKtkLmYA8

I will post a downloadable gpx version of the route for your cycling computer Friday or Saturday.

Meet at Pleasant Hill BART station, east side of entrance, at 9:30. A train departs 19th St. Oakland at 9:03.

Thanks and I hope to see some of you on Sunday.

2021 Mt. Diablo Challenge

Needs a location

Putting this on the calendar since I talked to a couple riders who are interested to participate. This is a timed, one-way event up the mountain, bottom to top. No rest, no feed stations (until after you finish.) It's a great way to support a good cause, and to test yourself on one of the Bay Area's most scenic mountains, and beautiful roads. Please check the event website for details.

From the event promotional announcement:
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 38th Annual Mount Diablo Challenge Cycling Event will open June 15th. This year’s Challenge is limited to 1000 riders so register before July 31st to save your spot and get the best registration price. This year’s proceeds will benefit charities that benefit Mt. Diablo and the safety of cyclists on the mountain. Go to Mountdiablochallenge.org to register!

Note, there is no need to RSVP since no one will be "hosting" this event. It is information-only. I intend to participate, and once I sign up, I will confirm on this page. Then we could communicate about ride sharing and potentially, a training ride.

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