RIDE CALENDAR

PLEASE NOTE: Ride schedule and data subject to change. 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 start location of each away location go to Away Ride Start Location page. Rides may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Decide-and-Ride days are off-season rides which range from 30-40 miles in distance with some hilly terrain, depending on the skill level of participating riders. Riders meet at 9:00 AM at the Children’s Fairyland parking lot at Lake Merritt in Oakland on Saturday morning and decide where they want to ride, then depart at 9:20 AM.  Since off-season rides are not official club rides, they do not have formal ride leaders, they do not have formal groupings (light, humane, advanced), and they do not have a no-drop policy.

For more information on ride classifications, visit the ABOUT OYJ page.

If you are not a club member then you will need to bring a signed Liability Waiver to the Ride Leader. 

Individuals under 18 years of age must also have a parent or legal guardian complete and submit the Minor Release Form.


ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE AND WEAR A HELMET.

2016-2017 OFF-SEASON

Download the off-season calendar (1-page .pdf)

November 12: Palomares
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Humane: 54.6 miles, 4,230 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 72 miles, 5,800 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet 

November 19: Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

December 3: Tiburon
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
All Riders Start: San Francisco Ferry Building North Plaza
Light: 18.6 miles, 878 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 46.5 miles, 2.366 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 53.2 miles, 3,397 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

December 10: Crockett Loop
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 41.1 miles, 2,100 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 78.5 miles, 3,600 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 62.9 miles, 4,700 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map

December 17: Zoo and Redwoods
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 20.5 miles, 1,081 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 35.6 miles, 3,137 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 44.5 miles, 4,200 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map

December 24: Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot


December 31: Decide and Ride

Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

Sunday, January 1, 2017: Mt. Diablo
A tradition for many Bay Area road cyclists. Organization is ad-hoc. 

January 7: Lake Chabot
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 29.2 miles, 140 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 33.5 miles, 1,400 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 38.6 miles, 2,300 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

January 14: Happy Valley
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 31.6 miles, 2,617 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 55.4 miles, 3,327 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

January 21: Dublin Grade
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 28.9 miles, 1,122 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 47.3 miles, 1,906 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 65.2 miles, 3,211 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map

January 28: Tunnel and Grizzly
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 43.8 miles, 2,767 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

February 4: Arlington Loop
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 23.9 miles, 1,071 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 41.1 miles, 2,938 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

February 11: Zoo and Redwoods
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 20.5 miles, 1,081 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 35.6 miles, 3,137 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 44.5 miles, 4,200 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map

February 18: Three Bears and Some Redwoods
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 20.9 miles, 2,170 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 48.4 miles, 4,005 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 44.5 miles, 4,200 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map

February 25: Wildwood-Moraga
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 45.6 miles, 4,090 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

March 4: Lucas Valley
Light Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
19.7 miles, 900 feet of climbing  Route Sheet | Map
Start: Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio Road and Old Rancheria Road
 
Humane Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart 9:20 AM
39.8 miles, 2,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Start: Marinwood Park, Miller Creek Road, San Rafael
Park on Miller Creek Road

Advanced Intermediate and Advanced Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart 9:20 AM
60.8 miles, 3,700 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Start: Marinwood Park, Miller Creek Road, San Rafael
Park on Miller Creek Road

March 11: Benicia/Two Bridges
Light Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Pleasant Hill BART Station
40.8 miles, 2,270 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

Humane, Advanced Intermediate, Advanced Riders Gather 9:00 AM | Depart 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
67.1 miles, 4,500 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

March 18: San Ramon/Norris Canyon
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 63.0 miles, 3,037 feet of climbing  | Route Sheet and Map

March 25: Palomares
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Humane: 54.6 miles, 4,230 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet 
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 72 miles, 5,800 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet 

April 1: Tiburon
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
All Riders Start: San Francisco Ferry Building North Plaza
Light: 18.6 miles, 878 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 46.5 miles, 2.366 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 53.2 miles, 3,397 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

April 8: Fairfax/Biketoberfest
Gather: 8:45 AM | Depart: 9:00 AM
All Riders Start: Yolanda Station, Redwood Road and San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo
Light: 24.2 miles, 1,300 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 55.8 miles, 3,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map


The Oakland Yellowjackets 2017 Season starts with the April 15 Kickoff Ride!







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