2019-2020 OFF-SEASON 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.

2019-2020 OFF-SEASON RIDE CALENDAR

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November 16: Richmond Bridge Opening
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: El Cerrito de Norte BART Station
Light: 38 miles, 1040 feet of climbing | 
Humane: 55 miles, 2,421 feet of climbing |
 
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 60 miles, 4,000 feet of climbing |
 

November 23: Major Taylor Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 20 miles, 300 feet of climbing | Route Sheet and Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 48 miles, 2,400 feet of climbing | Route Sheet and Map

November 28 (Thanksgiving): Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

November 29 (day after Thanksgiving): Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

November 30 (Saturday after Thanksgiving): Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot


December 7: Tiburon (Rescheduled to December 14)
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 21 (Saturday before Christmas): Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

December 28 (Saturday after Christmas): Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

January 1, 2019: Mt. Diablo
A tradition for many Bay Area road cyclists. Organization is ad-hoc. 

January 4: Crockett Loop

Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 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

January 11: 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

January 18: Tunnel and Grizzly
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

LIght:   24.7 miles, 451 feet of climbing| Route and Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 43.8 miles, 2,767 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet | Map

January 25: 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

February 1: Party Out of the Rain

Gather: 12:00 NOON
Start: East Brother Beer Company
Light: 0.00 miles, 0 feet of climbing 
Humane: 00.0 miles, 00 feet of climbing 
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 00.0 miles, 0,000 
feet of climbing

February 8: 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 15: Three Bears and Some Redwoods 

Gather9:00 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 22: 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

February 29: 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 7: 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 14: 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 21: Calaveras

Light Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Dublin/Pleasanton BART

19.5 miles, 640 feet of climbing |
  Route Sheet and Map

Humane Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Castro Valley BART
41.1 miles, 2800 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet and Map

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
61.6 miles, 4600 feet of climbing | Route Sheet and Map

March 28: Bolinas-Fairfax
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Yolanda Station, Redwood Road and Center Blvd., San Anselmo
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 48.3 miles, 3,915 feet of climbing  | Route Sheet Map










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