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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.

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC










May 23 – BART
Morgan Territory

Light: 29.7 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
HIA: 48.2 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Concord BART

Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

A ride circling the foothills of Mount Diablo. Ride through Clayton and the ranch country surrounding Marsh Creek Springs, then tackle a challenging but shaded and picturesque climb. Hard work pays off with “the Plunge” on the eastern side of the Black Hills towards Livermore. The ride continues on a counter-clockwise path through Danville and ends at the Walnut Creek BART station. A shorter, less strenuous ride options for Light group begins at Concord BART, rambles through the bike trails of Contra Costa County and ends at Orinda BART.

RIDE-AND-DECIDE OPTION: Those who prefer to ride locally may meet at Children’s Fairyland and depart on a decided route at 9:00 AM.




May 25 – LAKE
Memorial 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.




May 30 – LAKE
Tunnel & Grizzly

HIA: 39 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Climb up Broadway along Lake Temescal, Old Tunnel Road and part of Grizzly Peak Blvd, then reap the rewards of your effort with an exhilarating descent on South Park and Wildcat Canyon Rd. Cruise along San Pablo Dam Rd into El Sobrante and return to Lake Merritt via Key Route. Light group riders may have an alternate route as determined by ride coordinators.




June 6 – BART/AWAY
Mines Road

Light: 23.4 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Humane: 55.4 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Intermediate/Advanced: 78.4 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: All rides except Humane start and finish at Dublin/Pleasanton BART. The Humane ride starts and finishes at Robertson Park Softball Fields.
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

All riders, excepts the Humanes, enjoy a mostly flat ride from Pleasanton to Livermore with a regroup at Murietta’s Well near the base of Mines Road. From here, Light Riders return to BART, while others continue up scenic Mines Road for an out-and-back as far as they care to go—or for a rest stop and turnaround at the Junction Café. Humanes make the climb up Mines to the Junction Cafe, but start at Ernir

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




June 13 – LAKE
Zoo & Redwoods

Light: 20.6 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Humane: 39.9 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Intermediate/Advanced: 43.9 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

A ride to the south side of Oakland at Knowland park with varied routes by group for the return. Light riders go via Mountain Blvd. and return to the lake via Bancroft. Intermediate and Advanced groups take “BBR” up to Skyline outbound, and return via a loop around Lake Chabot and on Redwood Road. Advanced and Advanced Intermediate riders add on the climb up Pinehurst at the tail end of the ride.




June 20 – BART
Tiburon

Light: 19 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Humane: 47.1 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Intermediate/Advanced: 55.3 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

A Bay Area favorite. This ride takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge and through Sausalito. Light riders go directly to Tiburon at the end of the Sausalito bike path and return to San Francisco via ferry. Other groups will enjoy a scenic counter-clockwise route around Tiburon and Corte Madera with nicer roads and less traffic than the old route.

RIDE-AND-DECIDE OPTION: Those who prefer to ride locally may meet at Children’s Fairyland on a decided route at 8:00 AM for an 8:20 AM departure.




June 27 – BART
Livermore/Altamont

TBD




July 4 – LAKE
Three Bears & Some Redwoods

Light: 21.0 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Humane: 48.3 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Intermediate/Advanced: 56.7 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Climb up Broadway, Old Tunnel Road and part of Grizzly Peak Blvd, then descend from Tilden Park on Shasta Rd and Wildcat Canyon. The Humane Group now completes a loop via the Key Route course in reverse, and the Light group finishes up at the Orinda BART station, while others complete an hourglass loop around the Briones reservoir with the Three Bears, San Pablo Dam Rd and a return via Moraga, Pinehurst and Redwood Rd.




July 11 – AWAY
Sonoma Picnic Ride

Light: 28.4 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Humane: 46.3 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Intermediate/Advanced: 51.7 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Shiloh Ranch Park


Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

A Yellowjackets mid-season tradition. The ride begins and ends at the picnic grounds of the Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, in Windsor (a shorter drive from Oakland than Lake Sonoma). The ride is a picturesque ramble around the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys in Sonoma County, on rolling roads alongside countless vineyards. Intermediate and Advanced riders ride to Windsor on the West side of the valleys, then return on East side of the valley through Healdsburg. Light riders enjoy a shorter loop which turns around at Healdsburg, halfway out on the longer route.

A potluck picnic sponsored by Yellowjackets members awaits you at the ride finish.

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




July 18 – AWAY
Lucas Valley

Light: 19.8 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Humane: 40.0 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Intermediate/Advanced: 61.1 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Marinwood Park, Miller Creek Rd, San Rafael

Meet: 9:00 AM
Ride Departs: 9:20 AM

LIGHT RIDERS START: Nicasio General Store

Light riders start in Nicasio, and enjoy a scenic trip to the Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station and back. All others start off with a trip through Lucas Valley along Miller Creek before joining the same route to Point Reyes Station. Intermediate and Advanced riders take a turn for Marshall, up the ‘wall’ from the coast, then visit the Nicasio Cheese Factory before returning to the start via Lucas Valley.

RIDE-AND-DECIDE OPTION: Those who prefer to ride locally may meet at Children’s Fairyland and depart on a decided route at 9:00 AM.




July 25 – LAKE
Wildwood/Moraga

HIA: 42 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Meet: 9:00 AM
Ride Departs: 9:20 AM

Warm up on the hills of Piedmont (Wildwood and Moraga) and Oakmore (Leimert), then climb the wooded “BBR” (Burdeck-Butters-Robinson). Think you’re done climbing? Think again. Head up Skyline Blvd, past the Chabot Space Center and keep racking up elevation till you reach Grizzly Peak. Finally, treat yourself to a plunge down South Park Drive in Tilden Park, then return via Moraga (the town) and Pinehurst and Redwood Roads.




August 1 – BART/AWAY
Mount Hamilton

Light: Decide and Ride from Lake Merritt
Humane/Intermediate: 37.8 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Advanced: 76.2 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Light – Lake Merritt, Humane/Intermediate – Country Club Village, Advanced – Fremont BART
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Starting from either Fremont BART (Advanced) or the Country Club Village Shopping Center in San Jose, head south and climb Mt. Hamilton Road, ascending all the way to the Lick Observatory and returning to the respective starting points.

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




August 8 – LAKE
Palomares

Humane: 53.5 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Intermediate/Advanced: 70.9 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

All groups (except Light, see below) travel to Sunol via Dublin Grade and Foothill Blvd in Pleasanton. Humane Intermediate riders use a lowland route via Mountain Blvd and Stanley; Intermediate and Advanced riders ride through Castro Valley via Redwood Rd. Both groups then travel along Niles Canyon and over Palomares in the northbound direction. Humane riders finish at Castro Valley BART, while others ride back to the lake via Mountain Blvd.

Light Group: Dublin Grade (32 miles) | Route Sheet | Interactive Map




August 15 – AWAY
Marin Picnic Ride

Light: 35.3 miles | Route Sheet
Humane: 55.3 miles | Route Sheet
Intermediate/Advanced: 73.0 miles | Route Sheet

START: Stafford Lake Park, Novato

ADVANCED/ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

ALL OTHERS
Meet: 9:00 AM
Ride Departs: 9:20 AM

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




August 22 – LAKE
Crockett Loop

Light: 39.4 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Humane: 76.6 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Intermediate/Advanced: 61.5 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Meet: 9:00 AM
Ride Departs: 9:20 AM

Start with the familiar Key Route ride to El Sobrante, then travel up to Crockett along the Carquinez Strait. Light riders finish up at Pleasant Hill BART, while others pay the 3 Bears a visit before returning via Wildcat Canyon. Humane Intermediate riders enjoy more (but flatter) miles by traveling south to Castro Valley via San Ramon, then return via Bancroft and Foothill. There will be an option to extend the ride by crossing the new Zampa (Carquinez) Bridge bikeway.




August 29 – AWAY
Petaluma

Light: 39.1 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Humane/Intermediate: 75.8 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

Advanced: 84.8 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Walnut Park, 4th/E Streets, Petaluma

Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Explore the beauty of the wine country and the southern side of Sonoma County. Advanced riders traverse Coleman Valley to the coast, then visit Jenner, Cazadero, Occidental and Bloomfield. Intermediates do a clockwise loop, traveling northwest to Valley Ford, then up to the Guernville in the Russian River valley, then return via Sebastopol. Light riders enjoy a scenic ramble to Tomales, then a return via Chileno Valley.

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




September 5 – LAKE/BART
Mount Diablo

Humane: 30.9 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Intermediate/Advanced: 56.5 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland
Meet: 9:00 AM
Ride D9parts: 9:20 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”). All others ride 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 Group: Orinda-Pleasanton (31.3 miles) | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

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
Calaveras

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 – LAKE
Calaveras
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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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: 9:00 AM
Departs: 9:20 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
Fairfax

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: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 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.

10/17 Peninsula




October 24 – AWAY/BART
Mount Tamalpais

Humane: 33 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map
Intermediate/Advanced: 59.2 miles | Route Sheet | Interactive Map

START: (H) – Safeway, 1 Camino Alto Avenue, Mill Valley (IA) – Embarcadero at Bryant St, San Francisco
Nearest BART station: Embarcadero

Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride Departs: 8:20 AM

Details TBD




October 31 – AWAY
Cosumnes

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.