2018 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.

Download the 2018 Season calendar (updated 7/22, 1-page .pdf suitable for your refrigerator or bulletin board)

April 14: Oakland Yellowjackets 2018 Season Kickoff Ride (NEW DATE)
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 9:00 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
All Riders: 20 miles, flat | Route Sheet | Map

April 21: Point Pinole

Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 27.6 miles, 740 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 46.4 miles, 1,448 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

April 28: Tunnel and Grizzly
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: To be determined by ride leader
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 43.8 miles, 2,767 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet | Map

May 5: Vacaville-Winters-Davis
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Andrews Park, Vacaville (parking on School Street)
Light: 35 miles, 1,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 61 miles, 1,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 78 miles, 1,200 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

May 12: Lake Chabot
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 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

May 19: Lucas Valley
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM

Light: 19.7 miles, 900 feet of climbing  Route Sheet | Map
Start: Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio Road and Old Rancheria Road

Humane: 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: 60.8 miles, 3,700 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Start: Marinwood Park, Miller Creek Road, San Rafael
Park on Miller Creek Road

May 26: Mines Road
Light: 23.4 miles, 409 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM

Start: Dublin/Pleasanton BART

Humane: 58.0 miles, 4,378 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM

Start: Robertson Sports Fields, Livermore

Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 78.4 miles, 4,707 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Dublin/Pleasanton BART

May 28: Memorial Day Decide and Ride

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

June 2: Benicia/Two Bridges

Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM 

Light: 40.8 miles, 2,270 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Start: Pleasant Hill BART Station

Humane, Advanced Intermediate, Advanced: 67.1 miles, 4,500 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

June 9: Sonoma Picnic Ride
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Riverfront Regional Park, near Windsor, CA
Light: 30.7 miles, 1,100 feet of climbing |  Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 38.4 miles, 1,335 feet of climbing |  Route Sheet Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 45.8 miles, 3,385 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

June 16: Mt. Diablo
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Light and Humane:
30.8 miles, 2,404 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Start: Lafayette BART

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 57.6 miles, 5,872 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

June 23: Happy Valley
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 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

June 30: San Gregorio
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: San Gregorio General Store
Light: 27 miles, 1,700 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 42 miles, 2,900 feet of climbing |  Route Sheet  | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 58 miles, 5,400 feet of climbing |  Route Sheet  | Map

July 4: Independence Day Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

July 7: Tiburon
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
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

July 14: 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

July 21: Marin Picnic Ride
Staggered Start Times:
Advanced and Advanced Intermediate Riders Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Light and Humane Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
All Riders Start: Stafford Lake Park, Novato
Light: 35.4 miles, 1,952 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 55.4 miles, 3,420 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 73.0 miles, 4,530 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet | Map

July 28: Norris Canyon/San Ramon/Pedalfest
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: To be determined by ride leader
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 63.0 miles, 3,000 feet of climbing  | Route Sheet | Map

August 4: Petaluma
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Walnut Park, 4th and D Streets, Petaluma
Light: 39.1 miles, 1,900 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 76.6 miles, 3,400 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 84.4 miles, 5,366 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map


August 11: Zoo and Redwoods
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
All Riders 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

August 18: King Ridge (new route--check back for links)
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Duncans Mills
Light: 32 miles, 2,900 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 49 miles, 4,900 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 72 miles, 7,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

August 25: Fog City

Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
All Riders Start: San Francisco Ferry Building North Plaza
BART to Embarcadero Station 
Light/Humane: 34.4 miles, 1,200 feet of climbing | Route Sheet and map to be updated
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 38 miles, 3,200 feet of climbing | Route Sheet and map to be updated

September 1: Mt. Tam

Light and Humane: 33.2 miles/3248 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Gather 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
St
art: Mill Valley Safeway, Miller Avenue and Camino Alto

Advanced Intermediate Advanced: 59.8 miles/5200 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Gather 8:00 AM | Depart 8:20 AM
Start: San Francisco Ferry Building North Plaza

September 3: Labor Day Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

September 8: Palomares
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
All Riders Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: To be determined by ride leader
Humane: 58.8 miles, 2,792 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 71.4 miles, 4,367 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map

September 15: San Jose Picnic Ride (new route--check back for links)
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Hellyer Park, San Jose
Light: 21 miles, 2,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 46 miles, 2,900 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 63 miles, 4,133 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

September 22: Dublin Grade
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 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

September 29: Morgan Territory

Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Concord BART Station
Light: 30.8 miles, 1,393 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 48.3 miles, 3,520 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

October 6: American River Trail (new route--check back for links)
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Sacramento AMTRAK Station

October 13: Fairfax/Biketoberfest
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
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

October 20: Calaveras
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
All Riders Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: To be determined by the ride leader
Humane: 67.6 miles, 4,300 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 68.3 miles, 5,100 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

October 27: Davis Bicycling Hall of Fame (end of season ride)
Check back for details. 

November 3: Cosumnes

Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Rio Vista Fishing Access, Front Street at Highway 12 Bridge, Rio Vista
All Riders: 50.9 miles, 34 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

November 10: Peninsula
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Canada Road at Highway 92
Light: 39.1 miles, 1,700 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 33.8 miles, 3,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate: 52.8 miles, 5,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced: 77.0 miles, 7,400 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet | Map

Off-Season Begins November 17











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