The Oakland Yellow Jackets Bicycle Club (OYJ) is a social, multi-cultural bicycling group for all ages and skill levels.Our rides are social events, not races, so we make every attempt to ride as a group for safety and camaraderie.Non-members are welcome to join our weekly rides and should sign a liability waiver, located in Join Us tab. See About OYJ for additional information. All riders must follow our Cycling Safety Guide Lines.
NOTE: Weather (rain, extreme temperatures, etc) or smoke conditions may cancel the ride. The club will update this home page and send an email out to OYJ members of any cancellation of a ride. On potential smoky days, the club recommends riders check with the Purpleair website to determine if the air quality is acceptable for the individual. Furthermore, the ride leader may change the route to less smoky area at his/her discretion.
OFF SEASON RIDES - Since Off Season Rides are not official club rides, they do not have formal ride leaders, and they do not have a no-drop policy. However, an experienced rider usually volunteers to leads. The riders usually gather at Lake Merritt at 9:00 and roll at 9:20.