2021-2022 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.

2020-2021 OFF-SEASON RIDE CALENDAR

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November 13: 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 | Map and Cue Sheet
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 65.2 miles, 3,211 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

November 20: Major Taylor Ride

Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 18 miles, 250 feet of climbing | Route Sheet and Map

Humane: 44 miles, 2,600 feet of climbing | Route Sheet and Map

Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 62 miles, 4,100 feet of climbing | Route Sheet and Map

November 25 (Thanksgiving): Decide and Ride

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

November 26 (day after Thanksgiving): Decide and Ride

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

November 27 (Saturday after Thanksgiving): Decide and Ride

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


December 4: Happy Valley

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

Light: 31.4 miles, 2,677 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 59.8 miles, 3,605 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 57 miles, 3,409 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

December 11: 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 18: Palomares

Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
All Riders Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light (Dublin Grade) | 31 miles, 1,200 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet
Humane: 54 miles, 4,600 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 72 miles, 5,550 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

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

January 8: 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

January 15: 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 22: 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 29: Lake Chabot

Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 30.4 miles, 380 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 33.5 miles, 2,035 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 40.3 miles, 2,722 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

February 5: TBD


February 12: 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 19: 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: 56.2 miles, 5,158 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet | Map

February 26: Wildwood-Moraga

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

Light:   17.7 miles, 728 feet of climbing | Route and Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 45.6 miles, 4,090 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

March 5: 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 12: 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 19: 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 26: 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

April 2: 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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