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 2017 Season calendar (1-page .pdf suitable for your refrigerator or bulletin board)

April 15: Oakland Yellowjackets 2017 Season Kickoff Ride
Gather: 8:00 AM Depart: 9:00 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
All Riders: 20 miles, flat | Route Sheet | Map

April 22: 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 29: 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 6: Arlington Loop
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 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

May 13: 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 20: Dumbarton
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Union City BART Station
Light: 39.2 miles, 370 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 57.2 miles, 1,520 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map


May 27: 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

May 29 (Memorial Day): Decide and Ride
Gather: 9:00 AM | Depart: 9:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

June 3: 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

June 10: Dublin Grade
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
Light: 31.2 miles, 1,240 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Humane: 49.6 miles, 2,242 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 56.4 miles, 2,858 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

June 17: 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


June 24: Benicia/Two Bridges

Light Riders gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Pleasant Hill BART Station
40.8 miles, 2,270 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

Humane, Advanced Intermediate, Advanced Riders Gather 8:00 AM | Depart 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
67.1 miles, 4,500 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

July 1: Mt. Diablo
Light Riders gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Orinda BART
29.0 miles, 1,052 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

Humane Riders gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lafayette BART
30.8 miles, 2,404 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced riders gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot
57.6 miles, 5,872 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

July 4: Decide and Ride
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

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

July 15: 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

July 22: 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 - Group Site #3
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 29: San Ramon/Norris Canyon
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, 3,037 feet of climbing  | Route Sheet and Map

August 5: 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 | 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

August 12: 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: 54.6 miles, 4,230 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet
Advanced/Advanced Intermediate: 72 miles, 5,800 feet of climbing |
Route Sheet 

August 19: Lucas Valley

Light Riders Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
19.7 miles, 900 feet of climbing  Route Sheet | Map
Start: Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio Road and Old Rancheria Road
 
Humane Riders Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart 8:45 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: 8:30 AM | Depart 8:45 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

August 26: Wildwood-Moraga
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: 45.6 miles, 4,090 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

September 2: Mt. Hamilton
Light Riders gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Country Club Villa Shopping Center, McKee Rd. & Toyon Ave., San Jose
17.6 miles, 2,000 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

Humane Riders gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
Start: Country Club Villa Shopping Center, McKee Rd. & Toyon Ave., San Jose
38.8 miles, 5,050 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

Advanced Intermediate/Advanced riders gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Fremont BART
76.0 miles, 6,800 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

September 4 (Labor Day): Decide and Ride
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
Start: Lake Merritt Fairyland Parking Lot

September 9: Petaluma
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 AM
All Riders 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

September 16: 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

September 23-24: Santa Cruz Overnight

September 30: Crockett Loop
Gather: 8:00 AM | Depart: 8:20 AM
All Riders 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

October 7: Bolinas-Fairfax

October 14: Fairfax/Biketoberfest
Gather: 8:30 AM | Depart: 8:45 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

October 22: 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
Advanced Intermediate/Advanced: 38 miles, 3,200 feet of climbing | Route Sheet | Map

October 28: Mt. Tam


November 5: 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









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