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PLEASE NOTE: Ride schedule and data subject to change during the season. Please check this page regularly for the most up-to-date ride information.

All times listed indicate departure ride location start (e.g. Lake Merritt, BART Station or away location specified).

For more information on ride classfications, visit the About Us page.


September 5 – LAKE/BART

Mount Diablo

Intermediate/Advanced: 56.5 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Light Group: Orinda-Pleasanton (31.3 miles) | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Lake Merritt Children’s Fairyland, Oakland

Meet: 8:00 AM

Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Humane: 30.9 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Lafayette BART

Meet: 8:00 AM

Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Humane Intermediates start from Lafayette BART and climb up the big mountain partially—to the ranger station at the North Gate / South Gate junction (aka “the saddle”). Advanced and Advanced Intermediate riders start from Lake Merritt and learn just what quadriceps and gluteus muscles are good for: a warm-up climb through the Montclair district of Oakland, then a journey to the summit of Mount Diablo at 3,850 feet and finish at Pleasant Hill BART.Light riders shuttle by BART to Orinda and enjoy a ramble around Contra Costa County’s residential bike trail system, finishing the ride at Dublin-Pleasanton BART.

September 7 – LAKE

Labor Day Decide-and-Ride

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland

Departs: 9:00 AM

Meet at the Children’s Fairyland parking lot and depart on a decided route at 9:00 AM.

September 12 – LAKE


Humane: 68.3 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Intermediate/Advanced: 66.2 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland

Meet: 8:00 AM

Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

The complete route travels to Castro Valley via BBR (Burdeck-Butters-Robinson) and Redwood Rd, then traverses the Dublin Grade and Foothill Rd to Sunol before the “main event” – southbound on Calaveras Rd. The ride ends at Fremont BART. Shorter, less difficult ride options for Humane Intermediate and Light riders to be determined by ride coordinators.

Light Group: Zoo & Redwoods (20.6 miles) | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

September 19 – BART

Fog City / Grand Prix Option

Light/Humane: 34.7 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Intermediate/Advanced: 37.9 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Embarcadero at Bryant St, San Francisco

Nearest BART station: Embarcadero

Meet: 8:00 AM

Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Take a scenic tour around San Francisco and get a taste of the SF Grand Prix pro race course (an optional climb up Fillmore Street) if you dare! Light riders travel to the beach along the Great Highway and have the option to end at BART. Others enjoy stretches of the San Francisco scenic drive, including Twin Peaks.

RIDE-AND-DECIDE OPTION: Those who prefer to ride locally may meet at Children’s Fairyland and depart on a decided route at 8:00 AM.

September 26 – AWAY

Annual Monterey Ride CANCELLED–Check back for changes to ride schedule.


120/85 miles | maps supplied at ride start

7:00 AM (sharp) start from Pacifica; Pescadero starters will be bussed to start at 7AM

PACIFICA START (120 MILE): Pacific Manor Shopping Plaza

PESCADERO START (85 MILE, no overnight parking): Pescadero State Beach

October 3 – LAKE

Happy Valley

Light: 31.6 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Humane/Intermediate/Advanced: 59.4 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland

Meet: 8:00 AM

Departs: 8:20 AM

Explore some new and old routes through Montclair and over the hills to Lafayette. Then climb Upper Happy Valley Road and Happy Valley Road and over two of the 3 Bears. Continue on beautiful rural roads to Pinole, then return via the OYJ Point Pinole route through North Richmond, Point Richmond, and the San Francisco Bay Trail. Extend your ride down south on the Bay Trail to Emeryville and return through West Oakland to the Lake. Light riders follow the same route to Lafayette, then link to the Lafayette-Moraga bike trail to Moraga and end at Orinda BART.

October 10 – AWAY


Light: 24.2 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

HIA: 55.6 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anselmo

Meet: 8:45 AM

Ride Departs: 9:00 AM

This ride has it all! Ascents, fantastic descents, redwoods, reservoirs, a great bakery, a bike trail through a beautiful state park, (did I mention a great bakery?) and a ride through another state park with wonderful views of San Pablo Bay. The Lite riders get to experience most of this as well with a mellow ride of just 25 miles. What’s not to like?

LOCAL RIDE OPTION: Crockett Loop – Those who prefer to ride locally may meet at Children’s Fairyland at 8:00 AM for an 8:20 AM departure.

October 17 – AWAY


October 24 – AWAY/BART

Mount Tamalpais

Humane: 33 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
START: (H) –
Safeway, 1 Camino Alto Avenue, Mill Valley (IA)

Intermediate/Advanced: 59.2 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Embarcadero at Bryant St, San Francisco
Nearest BART station: Embarcadero

Meet: 8:00 AM

Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Details TBD

October 31 – AWAY


LHIA: 50.9 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Fishing Access parking lot, North Front Street at Rio Vista Bridge (Highway 12), Rio Vista

Meet: 8:00 AM

Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Experience the California Delta. This is a scenic, flat ride through farm fields and historic towns, with four ferry rides, many drawbridge crossings, and a stop at the Cosumnes River Preserve, a great birding spot where migrating Sandhill Cranes stop during November.The possibility of seeing Sandhill Cranes is high, so all you ornithologists, bring your binoculars!

LOCAL RIDE OPTION: Wildwood/Moraga – Those who prefer to ride locally may meet at Children’s Fairyland at 8:00 AM for an 8:20 AM departure.