Oakland Yellowjackets 2024 Ride Calendar

An 8.5 x 11 list of the season's rides can be downloaded here (pdf).

Rides and routes can change up until the ride start, so check the OYJ home page to confirm ahead of the ride. Also see Cycling Safety Guidelines, under FAQ in About OYJ tab.

April 6: Oakland Yellowjackets 2024 Season Kickoff Ride
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 9:00 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
All Riders: 20 miles, flat | Map and Cue Sheet

April 13: Point Pinole CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

Light: 27.6 miles, 740 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 43.6 miles, 1,240 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

April 20: Lake Chabot

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 30.4 miles, 380 feet of climbing |  Map | Cue Sheet

Humane: 33.5 miles, 2,035 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 40.3 miles, 2,722 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

April 27: Tunnel and Grizzly

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

Light: 23.9 miles, 975 feet of climbing| Map | Cue Sheet
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 43.8 miles, 2,767 feet of climbing
 | Map | Cue Sheet

May 4: Dumbarton/Alpine (Cancelled due to forecast rain)

Gather: 8:15 AM | Depart: 8:30 AM 

Start: Union City BART

Light (Option 1): 27.4 miles, 534 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Light: (Option 2) 34.5 miles, 415 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Humane/Intermediate/Advanced: 57.2 miles, 1,480 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

May 11: Arlington Loop

Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot 
Light: 24 miles, 1,061 feet of climbing  | Map Cue Sheet 

(Ride leader will adapt the Light route due to BART not running)
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 41.1 miles, 2,938 feet of climbing Map | Cue Sheet

May 18: 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

May 25: Dublin Grade

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 31.2 miles, 1,200 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 49.4 miles, 2,207 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 68.0 miles, 3,700 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

May 27 (Memorial Day): Decide and Ride

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot 

June 1: Sonoma Picnic Ride

Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM

Start: Forestville Regional River Access Parking Lot, Forestville

Light: 19 miles, 1000 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Humane: 32 miles, 2000 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 45 miles, 3,600 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Potluck Picnic and River Swimming After

June 8: Mt. Diablo

Light: TBD 

Humane: 30.8 miles, 2,404 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

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

Start: Lafayette BART

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 57.6 miles, 5,872 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

June 15: Mines Road

Light: 26.8 miles, 800 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Ernie Rodrigues Sports Fields, Livermore

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

Start: Ernie Rodrigues Sports Fields, Livermore

Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 78.6 miles, 4,839 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM

Start: Dublin/Pleasanton BART

June 22: Three Bears and Some Redwoods

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 20.2 miles, 1,794 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet
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

June 29: Tiburon

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

Start: San Francisco Ferry Building North Plaza (near Embarcadero BART)

Light: 18.6 miles, 878 feet of climbing |  Route Sheet | Map

Humane: 40.7 miles, 1,522 feet of climbing |  Route Sheet | MAP

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 53.2 miles, 3,397 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

July 6: Lucas Valley

Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM

(Note: Lights gather at Nicasio at 9:00 AM and roll at 9:15 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 | 
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

July 13: Benicia/Two Bridges

Light: TBD

Humane, Advanced Intermediate, Advanced: 67.1 miles, 4,500 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

July 20: Marin Picnic Ride

Staggered Start Times:

Advanced and Advanced Intermediate Riders Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Humane Riders Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM

Light Ride Gather: 10:00 AM | Depart: 10:20
All Riders Start: Stafford Lake Park, Novato
Light: 25.1 miles, 1,200 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map 
Humane: 46.2 miles, 3,041 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 73.0 miles, 4,530 feet of climbing |
 Route Sheet | Map
 

July 27: Norris Canyon/San Ramon

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot 

Light: 20.8 miles, 1700 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 65.5 miles, 3,000 feet of climbing  | Route Sheet | Map

August 3: Petaluma

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

August 10: Richmond-San Rafael

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

Start: Richmond BART West Entrance (Nevin Plaza)

Light: 36.8 miles, 1000 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Humane: 53.3 miles, 2,400 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Advanced Intermediate: 58.4 miles, 4,000 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

August 17: Peninsula

Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
All Riders Start: Canada Road at Highway 92
Light: 39.1 miles, 1,700 feet of climbing |  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

August 24: 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: 50 miles, 2,800 feet of climbing |
 Map 
| Cue Sheet

Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 62.9 miles, 4,700 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

August 31: Bolinas-Fairfax

Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Yolanda Station, Redwood Road and Center Blvd., San Anselmo
Light: 20.0 miles, 1000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 48.3 miles, 3,915 feet of climbing  | Route Sheet Map

September 2: Labor Day Decide and Ride

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot 

September 7: Zoo and Redwoods

Gather 8:00 AM | Depart 8:20 AM

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 25 miles, 1,100 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet
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

September 14: Geysers Road

Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM

All Riders Start: Cloverdale City Park, Cloverdale
Light: 22.0 miles, 1860 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 43.3 miles, 4,300 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 56.7 miles, 4,700 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

September 21: Fog City  

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

Start: San Francisco Ferry Building North Plaza

Light: 21 miles, 1,135 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

Humane: 40 miles, 2,570 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 40.1 miles, 2927 feet of climbing | Cue Sheet | Map

September 28: Calaveras

Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: To be determined by Ride Leader
Humane: 59.5 miles, 3,600 feet of climbing |
  Map and Cue Sheet

Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 58 miles, 4,500 feet of climbing |  Map and Cue Sheet

October 5: End of Season Ride (Santa Cruz Overnight)

October 12: Fairfax/Biketoberfest

Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM

Start: Yolanda Station, Redwood Road and San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo

Light: 22.7 miles, 1,300 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 55.4 miles, 3,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

October 19: Happy Valley

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

Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot 
Light Riders will follow the Lake Chabot Light Route: 30.6 miles, 384 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet
Humane: 60 miles, 3,600 feet of climbing | Map | Cue Sheet

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 55.4 miles, 3,327 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

October 26: Mt. Hamilton

All Riders gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Berryessa BART

Light: 24.6 miles, 2200 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

Humane: 45.8 miles, 5,200 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 46.8 miles, 5,355 feet of climbing | Map and Cue Sheet

November 2: 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

Alternate if Ferries are not running:

Start:  Rio Vista Fishing Access, Front Street at Highway 12 Bridge, Rio Vista

All Riders: 50.9 miles, 34 feet of climbing | Map


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