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Almaden Cycle Touring Club

In this Section:

Ride Information
Ride Rules
& Classification
Ride Schedules
Ride Leader Info
Grizzly Bear List
BillyGoat List
Mountain Goat List
Ride Stories

See also:
Don Axtell's Routes

Grizzly Bear Rides for 2008

Grizzly Bears are a selection of special days, special places, or special rides. Grizzly Bears are generally flatter rides, and should not include a Billy Goat. Credit is given for only one Grizzly Bear done during a club ride, so when there are multiple possibilities for a ride you have to choose which one you want the ride to earn.

Ride Awards
Riders who do 10 or more different Grizzlies will earn a Grizzly Bear Patch - riders who do 25 or more different Grizzlies will be awarded a Grizzly Bear Plaque. More ACTC Ride Awards...


Name Description
New Year's Day Ride on January 1st
M. L. King Birthday Ride on calendar designated holiday - 3rd Monday in January
Ground Hog Day Ride on February 2nd
Valentine's Day Ride on February 14th
Chinese New Year Ride during this holiday as designated by the calendar
Presidents Day A ride on calendar designated Presidents Day - 3rd Monday in February
St. Patrick's Day Ride on March 17th
Vernal Equinox Ride on calendar designated date
Easter Ride on Mar 23rd
Cesar Chavez Ride on March 31st
April Fool's Day Ride on the first day of April - no fooling
Passover Ride during this holiday as designated by the calendar
Earth Day Ride on April 22nd
May Day Ride on May 1st
Cinco de Mayo Ride on May 5th
Mother's Day Ride on calendar designated Mothers Day - 2nd Sunday in May
Big Apple Day Ride on May 21st
Memorial Day Ride on calendar designated Memorial Day
Flag Day Ride on June 14th
Father's Day Ride on calendar designated Father's Day (third Sunday in June)
Summer Solstice Ride on calendar designated date
Independence Day Ride on July 4th
Bastille Day Ride on July  14th
Labor Day Ride on calendar designated Labor Day
Autumnal Equinox Ride on the official beginning of Autumn designated by the calendar
Columbus Day Ride on October 13th
Halloween Ride on October 31st
Election Day Ride on specified National election day
Veteran's Day Ride on November 11th
Thanksgiving Day Ride on November 24th
Winter Solstice Ride on calendar designated date
Hanukkah Ride during week designated by calendar
Christmas Day Ride on December 25th
Boxing Day Ride on December 26th
Kwanzaa Ride during this holiday period from 12/26 to 1/1
17-Mile Drive Ride from Pacific Grove to Carmel; either direction
5 or more Cities Ride through any five cities on a single ride
Alum Rock Park Ride to or through Alum Rock Park
Alviso Ride to or through Alviso
Bailey Loop Ride which goes through Almaden and Blossom Valleys including Bailey Ave(either direction)
Canada Rd. Woodside Ride including Highway 84 to Highway 92; either direction
Capitola Ride to or through Capitola
Coyote Creek Trail Ride from Hellyer Park to Coyote Park; either direction
Coyote Hills Park Ride to or through Coyote Hills Regional Park
Dumbarton Bridge Ride crossing the bridge in either direction
Foster City Bike Path Ride from Redwood Shores to San Mateo Shoreline Parks - either direction
Fremont Loop Ride to or though Fremont
Golden Gate Bridge Ride across the bridge; either direction
Half Moon Bay Ride to or through Half Moon Bay
Los Alamitos Creek Trail Ride from Almaden Lake Park to Harry Road; either direction
Los Gatos Creek Trail Ride from Downtown Los Gatos to Willow St.; either direction
Mission San Jose Ride to or through Mission San Jose
Monterey Ride to or through Monterey
Palo Alto Bird Sanctuary Ride to end of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto
Portola Loop A loop ride including Junipero Serra; Alpine; Portola; & Sandhill; or reverse
Pulgas Water Temple Ride to the water temple on Canada Road in Woodside
Reservoirs Ride to or past area reservoirs
San Francisco Ride to or from or through San Francisco
Santa Cruz Ride to or through Santa Cruz
Sawyer Camp Trail Done in either direction
Shoreline Park Ride to or through Shoreline Park
Stanford Ride to or through the University
Sunnyvale Baylands Ride to or through Sunnyvale Baylands
Vasona Park Ride to or through Vasona Park
Velodrome Ride to the velodrome in Hellyer County Park
Woodside Ride to or through downtown Woodside
Almaden Explorer Tuesday morning social ride started by Betty Olsen
Almaden Maze Circuitous neighborhood route through Almaden Valley to New Almaden
Apple Cider Ride Annual event held at the Johnson Tree Farm
Apple Pie Ride Ride from Corralitos to Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville
Birthday Ride Ride on the birthday of an ACTC member who is on the ride
Breakfast Ride Any easy, leisurely ride to breakfast and back
Camping Ride with camping as an overnight stay
Christmas Lights Ride Night ride to look at decorations
Club Jersey Ride Ride which invites clubmembers to wear a club jersey.
Coffee Roasting You need an explanation?
Dinner Ride A late afternoon ride to dinner; requires bicycle lights after dark
Evergreen Maze A circuitous route along the east San Jose foothills from Tully Rd. to Old Silver Creek Rd.
Family Fun Ride A ride for families usually involving an elongated stop at a park or other family attraction
Four Corners Ride Ralph Coole's Sunday afternoon ride
Great Western Rally Ride to
Hwy 87 Bikeway Ride from Almaden Lake Park to Highway 880 (currently discountinuous)
Hwy 87 Bike Path Clean-up Monthly ride to assit with keeping bicycle path clean.
Ice Cream Social Ride on annual ACTC event which provides ice cream at the conclusion
Los Gatos Maze Circuitous neighborhood route from Camden Ave to downtown Los Gatos
Lunch Ride Ride which includes a stop for lunch
Museum/Historic Places Ride to a museum or a historical site
New Members' Ride An easy ride listed to attract new members
Overnighter Ride with an overnight stay via camping or other lodging
Potluck Ride that involves a potluck meal
Progressive Dinner Ride on annual ACTC dinner event put on by the club for members
Ride Leader's Ride Ride the special ACTC event to honor members who have led rides
Ride to Bike Races Ride which goes to bicycle races e.g. Cats Hill; ATOC; Breaking Away
Ride to a Parade Ride which goes to participate in or view a parade
Russian River Rally Ride to or from or at the RRR
Saratoga Maze Cricuitous neighborhood route through Saratoga from Prospect to Pierce Rd. either direction
Special Occasion Ride Coordinator to define
Super Burrito Ride Ride originally to Morgan Hill for burritos but can be to any city for burritos
Tierra Bella Workers Ride Ride done the week before the Tierra Bella by vols. to check out the route
Wine Tours Ride to a winery for tasting





Almaden Cycle Touring Club - Last Updated February 4, 2008
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