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Wed, 1 Oct 2014
Spare the Air Day

5:00 AM
Any mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Utility Ride

Do a Utility Ride on any Spare the Air Day and get club credit for your miles & grizzly. I'll announce StADs to the elist, or sign up for alerts at http://www.sparetheair.org/ . Email or call in your miles to me and I'll compile them and send them in - separate emails for each StAD preferred, multiple riders in one email is fine.
Jenn Rodriguez
jennrod12@gmail.com 408-243-2646

Wed, 1 Oct 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Wed, 1 Oct 2014
Nice and Easy

9:30 AM
23 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

Join us for a social group ride led at a leisurely (L) pace. The ride passes through quiet neighborhoods to New Almaden. From there it will retrace part of the route to a coffee stop near the end of the ride. Meet at the VTA Parking lot at Coleman and Winfield roads, San Jose. No one left behind.
Pat Grilione
408-265-0698

Wed, 1 Oct 2014
First Wednesday Hicks East Humbler

9:30 AM
30 mi, 5 M

Billy Goat
Hicks East,Shannon/Kennedy

Meet at the Winfield Avenue entrance to Almaden Lake Park near the restrooms. We will ride South through the Almaden Valley then climb Hick's East and then Kennedy. We will stop for coffee/lunch in Los Gatos and return to start via Shannon and Coleman Road.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Wed, 1 Oct 2014
Gruess Goat

10:00 AM
60 mi, 5 M, 5500 ft

Billy Goat
Columbia,Norris Canyon,Pinehurst,Pinehurst/Redwood,Redwood

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Ruminate with us ruminants while we toil between redwood canyons, suburban feeding grounds, and scenic hillocks and dales. Start/finish at the Willow Park Golf Course & Event Center near Castro Valley. Wear your loudest goatbells! Contact the lonely goatherd for carpool intent. Directions: take 880 north to the 238 East connector to 580 East; exit at Castro Vly, Redwood Rd; turn left, under the fwy; go two miles to the start/finish in Willow Park, off Redwood Rd. Park near the corner, by the fence.
Ed Irvine
edwirvine@gmail.com 408-807-1494

Wed, 1,8,15,22,29 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Wed, 1 Oct 2014
Ride to ACTC General Meeting

7:00 PM
any mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Utility Ride

Please sign in at the greeting desk with your miles. Refreshments at 7:00 P.M. until start of the meeting. The meeting is held at the First Congregational Church at 1980 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA.
Melissa Maglio
malis1@aol.com

Thu, 2 Oct 2014
Our Favorite Kids

9:00 AM
42 mi, 6 M, 4500 ft

Billy Goat
Old Santa Cruz Hwy,Redwood Estates,Loch Lomond,Zayante

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** This Our Favorite Kids ride starts and finishes on the west side of Lexington Reservoir (not by the school - it's being rebuilt). Another difference - an OFK ride with a LUNCH stop. In Felton. If driving to the start from Los Gatos, take US 880 south; exit at Bear Creek Rd overpass; right on Bear Creek, go over freeway; right on Old Santa Cruz Hwy; go about 1/4 mile and park in the gravel area on the left.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Thu, 2,9,16 Oct 2014
Thursday Trek

9:30 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 2,9,16,23,30 Oct 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 3 Oct 2014
On Orbit Clouds Observation

7:00 AM
9 mi, 6 LM, 1760 ft

Billy Goat
On Orbit

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** From the top of On Orbit Road, some mornings, a person can look down on clouds in the valleys on three sides. Meet at the south corner of St. Andrew's Church parking lot, across from the library on Saratoga Ave near Fruitvale. Ride Leader will arrive around 6:55 with signup sheet for 7AM departure. All paces welcome. Faster riders need not wait for ride leader. [Route Sheet] [Map]
Lou Galbiati
lougalbiati@gmail.com 408-489-1606

Fri, 3 Oct 2014
Half Day Ride

9:00 AM
20 mi, 5 LM-M

Billy Goat
Montevina,Black

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at the dirt parking lot on OSCH for a two-goat ride that is early enough to escape the heat. Take 17 south, exit at Bear Creek Road, turn right and go over 17, then turn right again on OSCH. The dirt parking lot is about a quarter mile ahead on the left.
Steve Gruber
sgruber@ca-trusts.com 650-964-0959

Fri, 3 Oct 2014
TGIF

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the restroom at Almaden Lake Park (on the east side of the park) off Winfield at near Coleman and Winfield. We will do a leisurely ride out to Los Gatos, and down the Los Gatos Creek Trail to Willow Glen for coffee. This is a social ride, nobody left behind. You can park on the street or at the Park-n-Ride across Coleman to save a possible parking fee.
Andy Leach
aleachy@aol.com 408-268-7058

Fri, 3 Oct 2014
Riding the Eastside Short and Sweet

9:30 AM
23 mi, 4 LM-M, 2329 ft

Billy Goat
Mt Pleasant,Clayton

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** We will warm up with a quick ride through Alum Rock Park before the climbs. No coffee or lunch stop today, so come prepared to do the distance with a snack and water. Meet at the Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose. Please print you route sheet at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5977015. Wet pavement cancels.
Diane Sanchez-Costello
dsanchezcostello@yahoo.com 408-259-6524

Fri, 3 Oct 2014
Gruess Goat

9:30 AM
55 mi, 4 M, 3000 ft

Billy Goat
Panoche East,Panoche West

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Feel like taking a long ride for no other reason than lunch at the Panoche Inn? Quench your Capricorn thirst. Marvel at the dollar bills on the ceiling. Converse with the proprieter and see if he takes your lowball offer to sell the place. Bring food and water. Contact your friendly goatherd for carpooling interests. Start and finish in Paicines at the intersection of Airline Hwy and Panoche Road. Driving directions: Hwy 101 south; exit at Highway 25; Follow 25 through Hollister (later becomes Airline Hwy) and continue to Panoche Road. Park on the right side of Panoche behind the Paicines store.
Ed Irvine
edwirvine@gmail.com 408-807-1494

Fri, 3 Oct 2014
Friday Adventure-Devil slide/Pedro Mtn

10:00 AM
35 mi, 4 M

Grizzly Bear
Half Moon Bay

Join us for a ride up the new “devils Slide” trail on the old Highway 1 to Pacifica and then return on the older yet Highway 1 through the hills called Pedro Mountain Road. This will be a very pretty ride but a good portion of Pedro Mountain is gravel so it will be a slow descent. We will meet in the parking lot Behind Oceano Hotel and Spa off Capistrano Rd near Half Moon Bay Harbor. This is a later start time due to the longer drive to the start. Co- leaders are Bob Head 408 218 6556 and Tom Green 408-997-1939.
Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net 408-997-1979

Bob Head
bnbhead@comcast.net

Sat, 4 Oct 2014
Bay in Two Days Day 1 of 2

8:00 AM
103 mi, 3 M, 3500 ft

Grizzly Bear
Golden Gate Bridge

Join us for a great overnight ride around the entire bay. On day 1, we take in the views at Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Paradise Drive and Point San Pedro. Make reservations at the Econolodge in Novato by calling Bobby at 415-827-3447. SAG available for small overnight bags. Meet at the San Thomas creek trail parking lot on the SW corner of Monroe and San Thomas (OK to park there overnight). E-mail ride leader if you plan to participate and if you can help drive.
Russell Stevens
russ_sheila@att.net 408-249-3061

Sheila Stevens
russ_sheila@att.net

Sat, 4 Oct 2014
Breakfast Ride

8:30 AM
14 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Breakfast Ride

Meet at Campbell Park - Gilman and Campbell Ave, west of Hwy 17. This (first Saturday of every month) ride is a great way to meet new people and see what the club is like. Bring a few dollars for your pancakes and coffee at the halfway point.
Ralph Coole
408-264-4937

Sat, 4 Oct 2014
Big Basin Loop

9:00 AM
65 mi, 5 M, 6800 ft

Billy Goat
Hwy 9 North Lower,Hwy 9 North Upper,Skyline North 1,Hwy 236,Hwy 9 South

Meet at the Los Gatos Park'N Ride, on Hwy 9 near University Ave. Lunch in Boulder Creek. Maps provided. Ride # LGP082. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 4 Oct 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
33 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Mt Hamilton/Upper,Kincaid

On Mt Hamilton road just past Grant Ranch, meet at the first lot on the left side, then ride with us to the top and return down to enjoy Kincaid Rd. Bring plenty of water, snacks or lunch for the summit. Please plan to take a few designated regroups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sat, 4 Oct 2014
Our Favorite Kids

10:00 AM
20-52 mi, 5 M, 1600-3300 ft

Billy Goat
Hwy 46 West,Hwy 46 East,Peachy Canyon

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Is flying endless hours just to bike Europe's wine country a little much for you? Contact the ride leader if you are interested in driving only three hours to ride in California wine country west of Paso Robles.
Jerome Woehl
jeromewoehl@yahoo.com 408-230-0689

Sat, 4 Oct 2014
Grizzlies Going for Goat to Sanborn

1:30 PM
28 mi, 5 M, 1377 ft

Billy Goat
Sanborn

Late lunch at Blue Rock Shoot in Saratoga Village following the steep cool climb in the redwoods. Meet at Bramhall Park, Willow St. and Camino Ramon in Willow Glen. Returns by dark [View Route Sheet]
Marvin Laurence
damervclub107od@aol.com 408-292-6359

Sun, 5 Oct 2014
Bay in Two Days, Day 2 of 2

8:00 AM
101 mi, 4 M, 4000 ft

Billy Goat
Calaveras

Ride from Novato to Santa Clara. Explore the Carquinez Bridge and Carquinez Scenic on the way to Lunch in Danville. Then, home through Pleasanton and over Calaveras. Meet at the Econolodge in Novato at 275 Alameda Del Prado. See day 1 for more info.
Russell Stevens
russ_sheila@att.net 408-249-3061

Sheila Stevens
russ_sheila@att.net

Sun, 5 Oct 2014
To Market, To Market

9:00 AM
15-30 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Bring your shopping bags/panniers/backpacks as we are headed to a Farmers Market. But which one? Ride will now go to one of several markets, depending on the leader's mood. Meet at the Almaden light rail station behind the apartments near the corner of Coleman and Winfield. This is a group ride with regroups along the way.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 5 Oct 2014
Sunday Summits

9:00 AM
20 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Black

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Join me for a two-loop ride. We'll climb Black, circle back to the start and then loop around Lexington Reservoir. Directions to starting point: From southbound Hwy 17, exit at Bear Creek Rd, turn right onto the bridge to cross back over the freeway. Then turn right again onto Old Santa Cruz Hwy and park in the large gravel lot on your left. Social pace; faster riders are welcome to cheer us along with hill repeats.
Pat Parseghian
pep@aboutpep.com 408-666-1632

Sun, 5 Oct 2014
Bumping Around Saratoga

10:00 AM
29 mi, 2 LM, 1050 ft

Grizzly Bear
Saratoga Maze

A Social Ride: led at an LM pace (12 to 14 MPH on the flats) with some short hills (1050 feet). This is NOT A FLAT RIDE. We will ride south to Saratoga making regroups as necessary, and no one will be left behind. Our stop will be at the Big Basin Cafe. Start at Bowers park, next to Juan Cabrillo middle school, Cabrillo Ave. and Morrison Ave., 1 block West of San Tomas Expwy, Santa Clara. Use the driveway on the right of the Bowers Park sign. Questions: Email or Call ** Rain Cancels
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Mon, 6,13,20,27 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 7 Oct 2014
No Kidding

9:30 AM
24 mi, 4 LM, 530 ft

Billy Goat
Silver Creek Valley Rd

Meet at the Almaden light rail station/park and ride at the corner of Winfield and Coleman behind the apartment buildings. We'll stop for a snack before heading back. This is a group ride with regroups along the way.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 7 Oct 2014
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Meet at the First Congregational church parking lot at the SE corner of Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, 95150. We will head out to Saratoga/Los Gatos for some warming libation. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
408-315-7286

Tue, 7 Oct 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
32 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Join us for our monthly ride to a local golf course for lunch. We'll be riding Uvas Rd. to Bailey, south on the bike path to Coyote Creek Golf Course. Meet in Morgan Hill. Take Tennant exit (west off 101), left on Monterey Rd., 2nd right into parking lot (between TJ Maxx and McD's). LM pace with regroups.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 7 Oct 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
20 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Metcalf,San Felipe

Starting from Metcalf Park on Menard Rd off Monterey Hwy, we'll climb Metcalf Rd, go down San Felipe and reverse the route back to the start. Or if it seems like a good plan, after a refreshment stop we will come down Silver Creek Valley and the creek trail to the start. Please plan to ride with the group and take regroups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Tue, 7,14,21,28 Oct 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Wed, 8 Oct 2014
Crankin East Side Goats - BLT Ride

9:30 AM
30 mi, 5 M

Billy Goat
Chaboya,Mt Pleasant,Silver Creek Valley Rd

Meet at the Winfield entrance to Almaden Lake Park near the rest rooms. Ride the Coyote Creek Trail to Silver Creek Valley Road, climb Silver Creek Valley Road, Mt. Pleasant, and Chaboya. Will stop for drinks / lunch prior to return to start. There will frequent regroups. Co-leaders are Leo Hartung and Bob Head.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net

Wed, 8,15,22,29 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 9 Oct 2014
LDTR - Coastal Climbs and Cruisin

8:00 AM
112 mi, 5 M-MB, 8200 ft

Billy Goat
Empire Grade,Swanton,Stage,Higgins/Purisima

LDTRs are for experienced, fit riders. Meet at Natural Bridges Park in Santa Cruz for this four-goats-before-lunch in Half Moon Bay ride, then a tailwind cruisin return to Natural Bridges (normal winds prevailing). Brief regroups for M+ paced. No sweep. Route SCN004 plus 9.3 mi Empire Grade goat add-on at the beginning. Route sheets provided.
Jon Kaplan
jkaplan999@gmail.com 408-828-0344

Thu, 9,16 Oct 2014
Thursday Trek

9:30 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 9,16,23,30 Oct 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
TGIF

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Start at Almaden Lake Park (Winfield side) in San Jose. We will do Andy Leach's ride of 10/3 in the reverse direction, with some minor changes. Coffee stop will be in Los Gatos about 6-7 miles from the end of the ride.
Bill Gallagher
wtg1940@sbcglobal.net 408-997-0218

Sat, 11 Oct 2014
Land of Medicine 110M

7:00 AM
110 mi, 5 M-MB

Billy Goat
Old Santa Cruz Hwy,Eureka Canyon

Depart Grant Park to Lexington Reservoir, Patchen, Summit Store, Capitola Esplanade, Land of Medicine Buddha (Soquel), La Selva Beach, up Eureka Canyon or unpaved option up Aptos Creek Fire Trail (shorter route but steep, slippery and remote, so bring first aid, food, water and supplies), Summit Store, and return. Bring food or funds for many dining options along the way. Draft: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5650762
Brian Chun
bctlc8899@yahoo.com 650-938-1288

Sat, 11 Oct 2014
Lunch in Morgan Hill

9:00 AM
61 mi, 6 M, 3600 ft

Billy Goat
Country View,Croy,Llagas/Willow Springs

Start at Almaden Lake Park east entrance. From Hwy 85: Take Almaden Expressway south. 1.0 mile turn left onto Coleman Avenue. 0.3 mile turn right onto Winfield Blvd. 0.3 mile to park entrance. Lunch at Erik's Deli in Morgan Hill. Route # ALP001. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 11 Oct 2014
Wobbly Wheelers

9:30 AM
30 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Stanford

How about coffee at that little French cafe near Stanford? Meet at Bowers Park on Cabrillo between Bowers Ave and San Tomas Expwy in Santa Clara. Thought for the Day: Optimism - A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing even though it's in hot water up to its nose.
Keith Giles
ohsix@bikerider.com 408-244-9401

Sat, 11 Oct 2014
Giro d' Bici Bike Ride

10:00 AM
35-40-45 mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill,Bernal,Llagas/Willow Springs

Classic reservoir loop and a coffee stop in Morgan Hill. Shorter option on Oak Glen cuts off 5 miles. Longer option returns on Coyote Bike Path and adds 5 miles. Two and three Goat options have been added: Bernal, Llagas/Willow Spring. Ride at your own pace, directions provided. Meet at Bici Bike Shop, Cottle and Rochester Roads, San Jose. Maps and Cue sheet on the following links:
45-Mile Option http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1754653
40-Mile Option (Willow Spring/Llagas) http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2030773
35-Mile Option http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2036313
Ahmed Masood
ahmedmasood@msn.com 408-219-7401

Sat, 11 Oct 2014
Bici Bike Grizzly

10:00 AM
35 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

Meet at the Bici Bike Shop on Cottle Road. We'll ride through the pumpkin fields of Santa Teresa and Hale Roads to south Morgan Hill to the Vineyard Center for refreshments or lunch. Choices include Erik's Deli and Starbuck's. Return is on the Coyote Creek Trail.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

William Betparoo

Sat, 11 Oct 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
20 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Suncrest,Sierra

Let's do a short warmup on Suncrest, then a more vigorous climb to the top of Sierra to survey the surrounding area. Back down via Felter and Calaveras. Meet at Landess & Morrill in Milpitas, just off Hwy 680, at the north end of the Target parking lot. Please plan to ride with the group and take a few regroups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sun, 12 Oct 2014
McKenzie Park to Shoreline Park

8:45 AM
16 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Shoreline Park

Meet at McKenzie Park off Fremont Ave. in Los Altos at 8:45am for a 9am start to ride to Shoreline Park in Mtn.View for morning coffee and pastry. We'll ride on quiet residential streets and on the Stevens Creek Trail to the Lakeside Cafe. Bring some "moola" to treat yourself to coffee and pastry. What will Pam have on her helmet this time? Rain cancels.
Pamela Putman
PAMJEAN1017@HOTMAIL.COM 408-734-3429

Sun, 12 Oct 2014
Progressive dinner ride

10:00 AM
30 mi, 3 L

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy

Starts at 21921 Lone Oak Cir, San Jose. Directions, McKean to Shillingsburg, East to San Vicente, left to Lone Oak Cir, right to start. Long ride, 46 mi starts at 11:15, short ride 30.0 mi starts at noon. The club will supply main entree. Please bring an appetizer, salad, side dish or desert to the start of the ride. Arrive a few minutes early so you can drop off your pot luck dish. Volunteers will then take them to the appropriate houses. Please bring them in disposable dishes with serving utensils. This ride is a bit different than most others as there is no ride leader. Just get a route sheet find a riding companion and you can ride at your own pace but be aware of the open times at each house on the way. If you have any questions, call me, Bill Bartlow at 408-607-5080 or e-mail me at b-bartlo@sbcglobal.net
William Bartlow
b-bartlo@sbcglobal.net 408-607-5080

Sun, 12,19 Oct 2014
J.A.M.B.A. Ride

10:00 AM
15+ mi, 4 LM

Mountain Goat
Various

JUST ANOTHER MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on rider input. Check the mtb@lists.actc.org site, or call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies. This is an LM/G ride---no one left behind. Hope to see you there.
Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com 408-826-2546

Mon, 13 Oct 2014
Sailing on

9:30 AM
20 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Columbus Day

Meet at the light rail station/park and ride at the corner of Coleman and Winfield. We'll head into Los Gatos, stopping for coffee before heading back.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Mon, 13,20,27 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 14 Oct 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 3 LM

Billy Goat
Carr/Anzar

Meet in San Juan Bautista at the Windmill Shopping Center. We'll be riding over to Aromas via Carr/Anzar and checking out a few side roads along the way. LM pace with regroups. Lunch at JJ's on our return.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 14 Oct 2014
Western Exploration

10:00 AM
27 mi, 3 LM

Grizzly Bear
Almaden Explorer

A social ride led at an LM pace. This interesting route created by Esther Snively has lots of short hills. THIS IS NOT A FLAT RIDE. We will be heading west with a cafe stop in Saratoga. We will regroup as necessary. Meet in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church of San Jose, on the corner of E. Hamilton Ave, and Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 (Look for the steeple). Cell: 408-472-0052
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Tue, 14 Oct 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
23 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Alpine West,Portola State Park

Let's ride down Alpine West from the top, climb part way up again, then check out the environmentally interesting visitors' center at Portola Park and eat among the beautiful redwoods. Be sure to bring plenty of water--they probably don't have water available for the public. Meet at the Russian Ridge parking area on Alpine Rd, just past where Page Mill Rd meets Skyline. Please call before Monday evening if you have questions or want to carpool.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Tue, 14,21,28 Oct 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Wed, 15 Oct 2014
Nice & Easy

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Museum/Historic Places

A very social ride with no one left behind. We'll visit the Moffett Museum then have coffee & pastry in Mtn. View Meet at Bowers Park on Cabrillo between Bowers Ave and San Tomas Expwy in Santa Clara. Thought for the Day: People who brag about their ancestors are like carrots - the best part of them is underground.
Keith Giles
ohsix@bikerider.com 408-244-9401

Wed, 15,22,29 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Thursday Trek

9:30 AM
12-26 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We will stop for snacks or a meal along the way. Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. Rides will get progressively longer throughout the month with the first ride being the shortest and the last ride being the longest. Contact me if want to know exact miles we'll be riding that day. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 16,23,30 Oct 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Ride to ACTC Mailing Party

7:00 PM
Any mi, 1 SL

Grizzly Bear
Utility Ride

Please check this month announcement for location of the B&BB newsletter mailing party. Ride to the party and get ride credit. Space is limited, so members please RSVP to the host at least 24 hours in advance. Record your mileage on the ACTC Ride Sign-In sheet.
Minh Nguyen
minhngoc121@yahoo.com 408-446-4599

Fri, 17 Oct 2014
TGIF Reservoirs

9:30 AM
48 mi, 3 M

Billy Goat
Bailey/Buffalo Hill

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Start by Almaden Lake park by the restrooms. (On the Winfield side near the intersection of Coleman/Winfield in San Jose) We will take Foothill Ave and wind through the neighborhood to Santa Teresa. After climbing Bailey we will continue on McKean/Uvas to Watsonville Road. After a stop in Morgan Hill for lunch we will return on either Santa Teresa or Coyote Creek trail depending upon wind conditions. Bike trail return adds about 3 miles.
Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net 408-997-1979

Fri, 17 Oct 2014
TGIF 2

10:00 AM
27 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Meet at the bathroom area of Lake Almaden Park. We'll ride along the foothills to Bernal and then over to the Coyote Creek Trail. Our destination is Boulanger's on Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen. After refreshments,return is by a shorter route.
Larry Brandt
408-238-1649

Sat, 18 Oct 2014
LDTR - Poppy Century Revisited

8:00 AM
97 mi, 4 M-MB, 6600 ft

Billy Goat
Carmel Valley,Cachagua Loop,Laureles Grade,Corral De Tierra

LDTR are for fit, experienced riders. Regroups for M+ paced. No sweep. Meet at 7-11, 22760 Portola Drive, about 6 mi. south of Salinas one road over from 68. Only 1 water stop for the first 70 miles, but it's a GORGEOUS ride. Lunch in Carmel Valley, then over Laureles Grade and Corral de Tierra back to Monterey-Salinas Rd. (68) and the start/finish. SPD001 [View Route Sheet]
Jon Kaplan
jkaplan999@gmail.com 408-828-0344

Sat, 18 Oct 2014
Portola Park

9:00 AM
57 mi, 5 M, 6600 ft

Billy Goat
Kings Mountain,Skyline North 4,Alpine West,Portola State Park

Meet at McKenzie Park, on Fremont Ave near Springer and Foothill. Reststop in La Honda. Ride # MKP060. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 18 Oct 2014
Willow Springs Loop

9:00 AM
34 mi, 3 LM-M

Billy Goat
Llagas/Willow Springs

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at the VTA Park and Ride light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. We will Climb Bernal from Almaden side and ride to Willow Springs via Santa Teresa. Return on McKean and Almaden Expressway. There will be no lunch stop. Contact: Mike Friessnig 408-482-5822. [View Route Sheet]
Michael Friessnig
mfriessnig@yahoo.com 408-268-6351

Valentin Anders
vanders@earthlink.net

Sun, 19 Oct 2014
Sunday Social

9:00 AM
20 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Guadalupe Creek Trail

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield for a nice social ride. There will be a stop for snack/lunch. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 19 Oct 2014
J.A.M.B.A. Ride

10:00 AM
15+ mi, 4 LM

Mountain Goat
Various

JUST ANOTHER MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on rider input. Check the mtb@lists.actc.org site, or call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies. This is an LM/G ride---no one left behind. Hope to see you there.
Richard Holtermann
mtbholt@yahoo.com 408-826-2546

Sun, 19 Oct 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
34 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Aguajito,Robinson Canyon

For two favorite and quite lovely goats, meet at the coffee shop in the Safeway parking lot on Carmel Valley Road near the bottom of Robinson (6 mi SE of Carmel or 3 mi NW of Hwy 68, Laureles Grade. Not the big centers near Hwy 1). We'll stop to get a picnic lunch later in Carmel. Please call me by Saturday evening to tell me you are coming and to make sure the ride is on.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sun, 19 Oct 2014
Los Altos Exploration

10:00 AM
27 mi, 3 LM, 1040 ft

Grizzly Bear
5 Or More Cities

Start at Bowers park, next to Juan Cabrillo middle school, Cabrillo Ave. and Morrison Ave., 1 block West of San Tomas Expy , Santa Clara. Use the driveway on the right of the Bowers Park sign. A social ride led at an LM pace (12 to 14 MPH on the flats). We will ride west, and explore the Los Alto Foothills. THIS IS NOT A FLAT RIDE. Be prepared for some short, moderate hills, which will account for the 1040 feet elevation gain. Our stop will be at the Rancho Shopping Center. We will ride as a group, and regroup as necessary. No one will be left behind. If you have any questions Email or call. ** Rain cancels
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Crankin for Caffeine

9:30 AM
46 mi, 4 M

Billy Goat
San Felipe

*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR STATS CREDIT *** Meet at the VTA (light rail) park & ride lot behind the apartments across Coleman from Almaden Lake (near the corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd in San Jose). We will travel to the Alum Rock area, cross the valley and climb a gentle San Felipe road with a stop for coffee on our return. Ride co-leaders are Tom Green (997-1939) and Bob Head 218-6556
Leo Hartung
leohartung@sbcglobal.net 408-997-1979

Bob Head
bnbhead@comcast.net

Mon, 20,27 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 21 Oct 2014
No Kidding

9:30 AM
18 mi, 3 LM, 790 ft

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy

Meet at the Almaden light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield. There will be a food break along the way. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 21 Oct 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
32 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Reservoirs

Meet in Morgan Hill. Take Tennant exit (west off 101), L on Monterey Rd, second right into lot (between TJ Maxx and McD's). Around the reservoirs with an out and back on Casa Loma. Lunch at Erik's.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 21 Oct 2014
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
22+ mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Various

We'll take a scenic spin past the south bay's three adobe structures dating back to the 1800s with a stop in Japan Town for a java jolt to ensure good vibrations. We start and finish at the church at Hamilton and Leigh.
Karl Laucher
408-267-7117

Tue, 21 Oct 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
28 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy,Hicks West,Reynolds,Mt Umunhum

Here's a challenging combination of goats, from easy to hard. We will leave from the Los Gatos Park & Ride off Hwy 9 just north of University Avenue. If you want to do only Shannon/Kennedy (Level 3) you can return to the start afterwards and skip the others. Please plan to ride with the group and take regroups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Tue, 21,28 Oct 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Wed, 22,29 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Thursday Trek-Hilly Edition

9:30 AM
22-24 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Super Burrito Ride

Meet at the Almaden light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. This is a fairly easy ride with some rollers. We'll stop for a quick snack on the way back. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 23,30 Oct 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 24 Oct 2014
TGIF Coffee Roasting

9:30 AM
26 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

Join me at Almaden Lake Park (next to the restrooms on the Winfield side) for a leisurely ride for coffee to Silver Creek Valley Rd. We will do a couple of short inclines to get there and then a flat ride home.
Ray Rossi
luccadude@hotmail.com 408-867-7734

Sat, 25 Oct 2014
ACTC Academy Graduation Ride

8:30 AM
63 mi, 4 LM

Billy Goat
Canada Loop

Meet at Dutchman’s Pizza, 16375 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, Candy Park Center. Park towards the back area of the lot. SAG support includes rest stops synchronized with our students’ pace. Bring a labeled bag to have the SAG carry anything for you. We need to know how many to plan on for refreshments and the Academy hosted Pizza Celebration at the end of the ride, so please RSVP with Harry Lichtbach {harrylic@ix.netcom.com} (preferred), 408-264-2568, no later than Wednesday, October 22 if you plan to join us for this ride. Ride date may be moved due to weather delays in the Academy schedule so contact Harry or the ride leader after Oct 19 to confirm date. See more details elsewhere in the B&BB. Lead: Sam Fairchild samfairchild95@gmail.com 408-300-2358 or Co-leader Jayne Ishii jshizuishii@gmail.com 650-393-9601
Sam Fairchild

Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Two Lunches in Corralitos

9:00 AM
79 mi, 5 M, 7000 ft

Billy Goat
Old Santa Cruz Hwy,Aptos To Corralitos,Hazel Dell,Mt Madonna West,Eureka Canyon

Meet at Lexington Dam. Take Hwy 17 south from Los Gatos. Exit at Bear Creek Rd overpass, go over the freeway, then left on Hwy 17 north. Exit at Alma Bridge Road, cross over the dam and park in or near the lot next to the boat launch area. Ride # LXD027 [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Tortoises Riding Paved Trails

10:00 AM
37-54 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
5 Or More Cities

It's time for a great trip on the Iron Horse Trail, for a unique view of the historic railroad route to Walnut Creek. You can return by the same route--or for more open views and the longer distance, continue toward Concord and loop back to the Iron Horse along the Contra Costa Canal Trail. Start from the Dublin- Pleasanton BART parking lot: Hwy 680 N, Right on 580 East and soon exit south on Hopyard Rd. Turn left on Willows, then left into the BART lot and meet us at its far (SE) end. Bring or buy lunch at Whole Foods in Walnut Creek to enjoy outside.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Grizzlies going for Goat to Shannon Rd.

1:30 PM
32 mi, 3 M, 1,590 ft

Billy Goat
Shannon/Kennedy

We will travel to Los Gatos to do the Shannon/Kennedy goat while taking a break at the plaza at Meridian and Redmond in Almaden Valley. Last time I was there the Yogurt Factory was dishing up goodies there. Meet at Bramhall Park, Willow St. & Camino Ramon in Willow Glen. Should return by dark, but bring lights. [View Route Sheet]
Marvin Laurence
damervclub107od@aol.com 408-292-6359

Sun, 26 Oct 2014
Bowers Park to Saratoga

7:45 AM
23 mi, 1 L-LM

Grizzly Bear
Breakfast Ride

Meet Pam Putman at 7:45 am for an 8 am start to ride to Saratoga for breakfast at the Big basin Cafe. This ride is mostly flat with a few small "bumps" to give the ride some texture. What will Pam have on her helmet this time? Rain cancels.
Pamela Putman
PAMJEAN1017@HOTMAIL.COM 408-734-3429

Sun, 26 Oct 2014
Los Gatos to Big Basin

9:00 AM
60 mi, 4 M-MB, 6000 ft

Billy Goat
Hwy 9 North,Hwy 236,Hwy 9 South

Meet at Los Gatos Park & Ride (off Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd between University Ave and Santa Cruz Ave). Regroups at Skyline and Big Basin Park. Food/drinks at the park. RideWithGPS route and route sheet here: http://tinyurl.com/lgtobb
Lane Parker
lane_parker@yahoo.com 408-398-1434

Sun, 26 Oct 2014
Sunday Social

9:00 AM
25 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Coyote Creek Trail

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield for a nice social ride. There will be a stop for snack/lunch. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Sun, 26 Oct 2014
Four Corners Ride

1:30 PM
15 mi, 1 L

Grizzly Bear
Four Corners Ride

Where will Ralph choose to aim this group? A bike path? A historical site? Only you can influence his choice. This (4th Sunday of every month) 15 mile ride is for new riders and old friends who like to chat. Meet at Hamilton and Leigh in the Congregational Church Parking lot.
Ralph Coole
408-264-4937

Mon, 27 Oct 2014
Crankin With a Twist

9:30 AM
28 mi, 3 M

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

Social ride led at an M pace. Meet at the Almaden VTA Park & Ride near the corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd, San Jose. This rides takes us through New Almaden to the base of Hick's Road and back. Today's "twist" will wind through the hills of the Almaden Valley before joining Terry Kreiter's "Crankin for Caffeine" riders for socializing at the end of the ride. Regroups at top of climbs. No one left behind. Rain cancels the ride.
Tom Green
tomgreen997@yahoo.com 408-997-1939

Mon, 27 Oct 2014
Crankin for Caffeine

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Field And Farm

Social ride led at an LM pace. Meet at the Almaden VTA parking lot near corner of Coleman Rd & Winfield Blvd, San Jose. Pat Grilione's traditional route follows quiet residential streets and country roads, passing through the historic town of New Almaden. The "Crankin with a Twist" ride will join us for coffee and socializing near the end of the ride. No one left behind.
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185

Mon, 27 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Tue, 28 Oct 2014
No Kidding

9:30 AM
20 mi, 3 LM, 550 ft

Billy Goat
Bernal

Meet at the Almaden VTA light rail station/park and ride behind the apartments at Coleman and Winfield in San Jose. We will stop for food on the way back. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Tue, 28 Oct 2014
MoonBeans Coffee

10:00 AM
25 mi, 2 L

Grizzly Bear
Coffee Roasting

The ride will start at the church at Leigh and Hamilton in San Jose. We will do a leisurely ride to Moonbeans Coffee in the shopping center at Santa Teresa Blvd and Cottle Road. The return will be via Foothill Drive and Almaden Lake Park.
Paul McKiernan
pmac64@ix.netcom.com 408-265-3618

Tue, 28 Oct 2014
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Special Occasion

Pre-Halloween Ride to visit our local pumpkin patches. First we'll cycle to the famous Uesugi Farm then head south to the lesser known LJB Farm in Gilroy. Meet in Morgan Hill. Take Tennant exit (west off 101), left on Monterey Rd., second right into parking lot (between TJ Maxx and McD's) Lunch at Erik's Deli at the end.
Kris Thompson
ksvt@me.com 408-612-6696

Tue, 28 Oct 2014
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
34 mi, 5 LM

Billy Goat
Page Mill Lower,Los Trancos Woods

Start with us from McKenzie Park near Foothill and Springer in Los Altos to ride up two goats which are interesting and not too far away. Please call me before Monday evening if you have any questions. Plan to ride with the group and take regroups.
Marcia Wire
(408)395-0386

Tue, 28 Oct 2014
Metcalf Mauler

4:30 PM
26 mi, 5 M, 2800 ft

Billy Goat
Metcalf,Yerba Buena/Hassler

Meet on Realm Ave, one block north of Bernal and Santa Teresa. Regroups at the top of Metcalf and top of San Felipe. Ride # STB019. [View Route Sheet]
Don Axtell
donny@bikemaster.org 408-386-1638

Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com

Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Johns Journeys for Delightful Delectibles

10:00 AM
25+ mi, 2 LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Meet at the First Congregational Church parking lot at the S/E corner of Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, 95150. For this month's delectable journey destination, I think we will go for deli sandwiches. I have a couple of new places in mind. Bring your appetite and join us. Lunch suggestions are always welcome. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
408-315-7286

Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Argonaut Rides

5:00 PM
30 mi, 6 MB, 2000 ft

Billy Goat
Various

Note the time and location change for this month's Argonaut Rides. To close out the season, we'll move the start to the McClellan/S. Foothill strip mall and roll at 5pm for this last month. After a brief warm up through one of the mazes, we will tackle the goats in the area, finishing before dark. This will be a strenuous training ride while climbing difficult goats to get ready for the off-season. Ride rolls at 5:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels. Bring lights just in case.
Mark Pryor
mapryor@pacbell.net 408-410-8109

Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Thursday Trek-Extra Hilly Edition

9:30 AM
44 mi, 3 LM

Grizzly Bear
Lunch Ride

Meet at the VTA Park and Ride light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. We'll go past the reservoirs on the way down to Morgan Hill for lunch. We'll come back via the bike path. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M-MB

Billy Goat
Quimby West,Mt Pleasant,Aborn,Chaboya,Quimby East

Start at the parking lot of Evergreen High School, at the corners of Quimby Rd. and Ruby Ave. We will do the goats listed but on occasion will do others. Co-leader will be Tom Mac. Chaboya and Quimby East are options.
Arturo Cruz
artcruz49er@gmail.com 831-628-3666

Tom Mac
tcm888@gmail.com

Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Big Sur Overnighter

7:00 AM
95 mi, 4 M-MB, ~7500 ft

Billy Goat
Nacimiento-Ferguson

Halloween at the Hacienda! This is a prepaid 3-Day, Member-Only supported tour of the Central Coast with historic Hearst-style guest lodging. For camping, see Labor Day weekend's Big Sur 3 Day Tour. BSO includes Friday and Saturday night patio dinners, party option, SAG (by us), group breaks, remote climbing (Nacimiento, Carmel Valley, Cachagua) and stunning scenery. Bike Big Sur from Carmel by the Sea to Fort Hunter Liggett via Pt. Lobos, Pfeiffer Beach and Lucia. On Saturday pick a tour after breakfast from the Hacienda! Or explore places like Mission San Antonio de Padua. Advance contribution, RSVP, and room-sharing flexibility are required. Bring proof of motorist insurance, govt. ID, personal funds, 20 oz. water bottles, tubes, patch kit, extra tire, road lights, reflection and bright garments. Please reply early and before October 15: space is limited!
Brian Chun
bctlc8899@yahoo.com 650-938-1288

Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Thursday Trek - Spooky Edition

9:30 AM
~15 mi, 1 LM

Grizzly Bear
Halloween

Meet at the VTA Park and Ride light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield, behind the apartments. We'll head through the neighborhoods in search of spooky houses, stopping for a snack along the way. This is a group ride with regroups.
Stephanie Metz
stephaniemetz@comcast.net 408-981-3780

Fri, 31 Oct 2014
LOOKING FOR GHOULS

10:00 AM
27 mi, 3 LM, 1040 ft

Grizzly Bear
Halloween

A social ride led at an LM pace (12 to 14 MPH on the flats). We will ride west, looking for Ghouls, and explore the Los Altos Foothills. THIS IS NOT A FLAT RIDE. Be prepared for some short, moderate hills, which will account for the 1040 feet elevation gain. Our stop will be at Andronico's. We will ride as a group, and regroup as necessary. Start at Bowers park, next to Juan Cabrillo middle school, Cabrillo Ave. and Morrison Ave., 1 block West of San Tomas Expy , Santa Clara. Use the driveway on the right of the Bowers Park sign. If you have any questions Email or call. **Rain Cancels.
Terry Kreiter
tk8282@yahoo.com 408-244-3185