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ACTC Ride Calendar for July 2007

The ride schedule has been moved to a new program with a new location.
This old ride schedule program has no rides after April 1st, 2011.

1st Weekend - July 0 to 1

Sun, 1 Jul 2007
RRABIT-D Overnighter - Day 2 of 2

8:00 AM
101 mi, 3 M


Russ’s Ride Around the Bay in Two Days. See RRABIT-D Overnighter Day 1 of 2 on June 30. We’ll ride from our hotel in Novato along Highway 37, across the Carquinez Bridge and through Walnut Creek. Lunch in Danville, then home via Pleasanton and Calaveras.
Russell Stevens
249-3061 russ_sheila@att.net

Sheila Stevens
249-3061 russ_sheila@att.net

Sun, 1 Jul 2007
Death Ride Training

8:00 AM
110 mi, 6 M, 12117 ft


LGP018 - meet at the Park & Ride in Los Gatos at Hwy 9 and University http://bikemaster.home.att.net/routes/lgp_map.htm. If you are training for the Death Ride, this ride gives you 80-85% of the mileage and the climbing. Shorter options available (LGP048, 50.9 miles, 5 M, 5,445')
Pat Dougherty
835-0524 patricia_dougherty@msn.com

Sun, 1 Jul 2007
San Juan, Slough and Pie Too!

9:00 AM
86 mi, 3 M


Three goats and all are 3’s! We will head south on a coastal route to Elkhorn Slough with a quick rest stop visit to the new nature center. Lunch stop in San Juan Bautista and a pie stop at Gizdich Ranch before heading home via Hazel Dell. Meet at Soquel High School at 8:45am for a 9:00am start. Route sheet provided.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Sun, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul 2007
M.A.R.T.A. Ride

9:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Meandering And Riding Trails About. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, and whatever else. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 7:00 am & 8:00am the day of the ride, to discuss and plan where to ride and the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 1 Jul 2007
Precariously Perched Trees

10:00 AM
25~ mi, 5 L-LM


Shelter from the July sun under redwoods so close to the road their exposed roots hover over it. If weather is cool, we may add the sunnier climbs on Mountain Charlie and/or Granite Creek. All paces welcome; basic route is Zayante, but you can shorten or lengthen your route. Meet at the Safeway on Mt Hermon Road in Scotts Valley.
Nancy Asquith
917-843-5652 asquithn@aol.com

2nd Week - July 2 to 8

Mon, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Albertsons, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 2 Jul 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
38 mi, 2 LM-M


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. We’ll take the most direct way to The Coffee Cup near Alum Rock Park. We will go into the park the back way over the short hill and find our way back through the neighborhoods.
Rick Nowack
224-4378

Mon, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18~30 mi, 4-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. Warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). Emphasis on developing M pace endurance by incorporating flat sections, rollers and hills in the area. Some lower-rated goats in the area may be included. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Tue, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Tue, 3 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:30 AM
12-56 mi, 4-5 M, 6000 ft


This is your hot July getaway ride in a cool coastal forest of redwoods. Start/finish in Coralitos. Directions: take Hwy 880 to Santa Cruz; exit onto Hwy 1 south, towards Watsonville; exit at Freedom Blvd-Left; left on Coralitos Rd. Park on the west side across from the store.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Tue, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
20-25 mi, 1-2 L-LM


Meet at the Church, Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, with water, tools and food to picnic in the park. We will be going to a different park each week. This month’s rides are:
July 3
Linda Vista Park, Cupertino 20 Miles

July 10
Helyer Lake Park, San Jose 22 Miles

July 17
Serra Park, Sunnyvale 22 Miles

July 24
Calabazas, Santa Clara 20 Miles

July 31
Rayner Park, Santa Clara 21 Miles

Bob Yeomans
374-5081

Wanda Binkley
446-1639

Tue, 3 Jul 2007
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 3 LM


Meet at 10 am in Morgan Hill, corner of Tennant and Monterey Rd. Park in shopping center between Erik's Deli and McDonalds. We'll be riding around the reservoirs and climbing through the oaks and redwoods on Croy Road to Uvas County Park.
Kris and Bob Thompson
779-2054 kvt@charter.net

Tue, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Metcalf Mauler

5:00 PM
27 mi, 5 MB, 2200 ft


Meet on the corner of Realm Dr. and Santa Teresa, one block north of Bernal. We usually do Metcalf, but on occasion we might do other goats. Ride # STB014.
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Don Axtell
386-1638

Tue, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Wonderful Sunlight

5:30 PM
12-20 mi, 1-2 LM


For the entire summer, we will do this ride every Tuesday evening. When Bob is not in town, Arye or Aaron will lead. You will get exercise, companionship and a great meal in one package. Meet in the parking lot of the Almaden Shopping Plaza, corner of Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill. We will gather on the Costco side, in front of the Baskin-Robbins. After the ride, we will take a vote to decide on a place for dinner. Remember, Bob doesn't do hills.
Bob Halem
268-8272 bob@wescraft.com

Arye Green
226-7894 agreen@electroglas.com

Tue, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Two Goat Tuesday

6:00 PM
14-30 mi, 3-6 M


We will try to do two goats every Tuesday night. Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center (corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardell). Park at the north end of the lot beyond Mountain Mike’s Pizza. Regroups at the top of sustained climbs.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Tue, 3, 17, 31 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet on the west side of the Longs Drugs parking lot located southeast of the intersection of Berryessa and Capital. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Wed, 4 Jul 2007
Ride First, Eat Later

8:00 AM
18 mi, 1 LM


We will start at the Lake Almaden Park-and-Ride at 8am for a leisurely trip to the pancake breakfast. With any luck, we will arrive before they are all gone. After breakfast, ride back with us, or join one of the other rides.
Bob Halem
268-8272

Wed, 4 Jul 2007
Easy Does It

10:00 AM
15 mi, 1 L-LM


Join Tony and I for a nice, easy ride to Los Gatos and back to work off the pancakes we wolfed down at Breakfast! Ride starts at the Church on Hamilton and Leigh AFTER CLEANUP from breakfast is completed.
Lynn Tweedie
448-0181

Tony Le
286-9439

Wed, 4 Jul 2007
Tandems (& Singles) Truckin' on Pancakes!

10:00 AM
33 mi, 2 LM-M


Meet in the church parking lot after cleaning up the Pancake Breakfast. We'll swing through Los Gatos and Saratoga on the way to Cupertino for coffee at Starbucks or Peet's -- your choice. Return via San Jose and Campbell.
Naomi Bloom and Jim Chaskin
257-6333 naomibloom@earthlink.net

Wed, 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Hills R Us

10:00 AM
35-70 mi, 3-6 M-MB


Please Note: On July 4th the meeting place will be across the street at the Chamber of Commerce (Burke & University). Enjoy Skyline without traffic. Meet at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave, in Los Altos. Ride varies weekly but includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mt, West Alpine, and Tunitas Ck. Ample regroups and lunch (bring or buy) after the major climb(s). Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Co-listed with Western Wheelers.
Roger Coombes
774-9440 rogercoombes@comcast.net

Wed, 4 Jul 2007
Climb a Few Hills

10:00 AM
54 mi, 6 M, 6400 ft


Ride starts from the church, after the pancake breakfast, meeting, and cleanup. Ride # LHC006.
Don Axtell
386-1638

Wed, 4 Jul 2007
After Pancake Breakfast Ride

10:00 AM
60~ mi, 4 MB


David and I will be on the tandem. Optional other goats on the way to Woodside.
Deborah Lefferts
267-3038 deblefferts@sbcglobal.net

David Hoag
267-3038

Thu, 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Thu, 5 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

8:30 AM
7-25 mi, 5-6 M, 2700 ft


Note the early start time for this ride. At that time, the T/T/99 series will have completed 1-2/3 cycles of doing all 99 ACTC goats in 2007. Hop on the goat wagon now with this ticket to ride all 99 goats in 2007. Longer or shorter options available. Start/finish in the Almaden Lake Park east parking lot, south of the Colman/Winfield intersection.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Thu, 5 Jul 2007
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
25 mi, 5 LM


Meet at the Safeway parking lot in Felton at Graham Hill and Mt. Hermon roads (at the Graham Hill side), for a leisurely climb to Summit Rd and return. Faster riders can go at their own pace. Fairly shady on a hot day, but bring enough water and something to eat on top.
Marcia Wire
395-0386

Thu, 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Trek

10:00 AM
12-25 mi, 1-2 LM


Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We’ll stop for snacks/meal along the way. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Jul 5

Jul 12
Coffee Roasting 14 miles

Jul 19
Museum 16 miles

Jul 26
Super Burrito 18 miles

Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Thu, 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M


Meet at Linda Vista School on Kirk Ave. We will do goats in order. Others optional upon request
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Thu, 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18-30 mi, 3-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. We warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). The emphasis of the Thursday ride is the added challenge of rated goats in the area to the M pace route. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Triples recommended. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Thu, 5, 12, 26 Jul 2007
Reservoir Stress Reliever

6:00 PM
30 mi, 3 MB


Join me for a stress reliever loop around the reservoirs. Meet at the shopping center at Santa Teresa and Cottle.
Paul Vlasveld
247-6472 pvlasveld@comcast.net

Thu, 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in front of the Summit Bicycles Store located on Main Street (across from the library) in Los Gatos. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Fri, 6 Jul 2007
TGIF

9:30 AM
36 mi, 2 LM


Start at the Almaden Lake Park restrooms. Ride to Los Gatos and take Highway 9 to Big Basin and begin the Maze. Turn around at Prospect with a different return route, that includes a coffee stop at Quito Village.
Bill Gallagher
997-0218 wtg1940@sbcglobal.net

Fri, 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul 2007
Friday Night Argonaut Ride

6:00 PM
20+ mi, 3-5 M


Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center at the corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardel. Park at the north end next to Mountain Mike’s Pizza for a fun and stress releasing ride. Will do at least one goat and be back before it gets dark. Join us for some fun riding at the end of your grueling week of work.
Paul Rotschi
650-965-8227 kabobofpug@yahoo.com

2nd Weekend - July 7 to 8

Sat, 7 Jul 2007
LDTR - Return of 12 Goats, Lap 1

6:00 AM
26 mi, 4-6 M-MB 3800 ft


Are you ready for the Death Ride? Meet at Linda Vista School on Kirk Ave and find out. Total climbing for all three laps is ~19K. Many shorter options available. Finish lap 1 by 8:30am to join 12 goats, Lap 2.
Russell Stevens
249-3061 russ_sheila@att.net

Sheila Stevens
249-3061 russ_sheila@att.net

Sat, 7 Jul 2007
Breakfast Ride

8:00 AM
14 mi, 1 L


Meet at Campbell Park-Gilman and Campbell Ave, west of Hwy 17. This 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
264-4937

Sat, 7 Jul 2007
LDTR - Return of 12 Goats, Lap 2

8:30 AM
40-62 mi, 4-6 MB, 5000-8900 ft


Meet at Linda Vista School on Kirk Ave. See 12 Goats, Lap 1 above for more detail. Finish lap 2 by 2:30 pm to join 8 or 12 goats, Lap 3.
Russell Stevens
249-3061 russ_sheila@att.net

Sheila Stevens
249-3061 russ_sheila@att.net

Sat, 7 Jul 2007
Big Basin Loop

9:00 AM
65 mi, 5 M, 6900 ft


Meet at the Los Gatos Park'N Ride, on Hwy 9 near University Ave. Adding Jamison makes this ride 71 miles with 8400 ft of climbing. Lunch in Boulder Creek. Maps provided. Ride #s LGP002, LGP055.
Don Axtell
386-1638

Sat, 7 Jul 2007
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
32 mi, 4 LM


This is always an enjoyable ride through the coastal hills. Park in front of the store at La Honda on Hwy 84 to ride down to the coast, do Stage Rd and return up Pescadero. Bring lunch supplies or you can pick up food at the Pescadero store.
Marcia Wire
395-0386

Sat, 7 Jul 2007
LDTR - Return of 12 Goats, Lap 3

2:30 PM
43-54 mi, 4-6 MB, 3900-6400 ft


Meet at Linda Vista School on Kirk Ave. See 12 Goats, Lap 1 above for more detail.
Russell Stevens
249-3061 russ_sheila@att.net

Sheila Stevens
249-3061 russ_sheila@att.net

Sun, 8 Jul 2007
To Market, To Market

9:00 AM
~20 mi, 1 L-LM


Bring your shopping bags/panniers/backpacks; we’re going to the Los Gatos Farmers’ Market. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Paul and Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Sun, 8 Jul 2007
Tour de Francks – Reservoirs +

9:00 AM
28 mi, 3 LM, 1858 ft


Meet in Morgan Hill at Togo’s, 315 Vineyard Town Ctr, the corner of Monterey Hwy and W. Edmundson (Tennant Ave). Beautiful pastoral scenery, lots of rollers & climbing. Varied paces acceptable as we have a lead and a sweep. Additional ride info http://tinyurl.com/2kwawo
Scott Francks
310-2540 francks@earthlink.net

Susan Francks
892-3423 slfrancks@earthlink.net

Sun, 8 Jul 2007
Coastal Goats and Lighthouses

9:00 AM
70 mi, 4-5 M


Get away from the summer heat, head to the coast! Meet at the corner of Delaware@Swanton by Natural Bridges State Park by 8:45am for the 9:00 start. Lunch in Davenport – shorter/less climbing options possible.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Sun, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul 2007
M.A.R.T.A. Ride

9:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Meandering And Riding Trails About. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, and whatever else. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 7:00 am & 8:00am the day of the ride, to discuss and plan where to ride and the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 8 Jul 2007
Scenic Byways to Woodside

9:30 AM
35 mi, 2-3 L-LM


We'll explore some less-traveled roads in Menlo Park, Atherton, Emerald Lakes, Woodside, and Portola. Meet by tennis courts at Mitchell Park, Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Take Hwy 101 N to Rengstorf; immediate right (toward Costco) for Charleston; right at Middlefield; quick left into park. 1 mi. from Hwy.
Nancy Asquith
917-843-5652 asquithn@aol.com

3rd Week - July 9 to 15

Mon, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Albertsons, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 9 Jul 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
26 mi, 1 LM


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. We will do a leisurely ride out to Los Gatos, down the Los Gatos Creek Trail to Campbell for coffee, then a flat ride home.
John Mazzella
972-1991

Mon, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18~30 mi, 4-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. Warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). Emphasis on developing M pace endurance by incorporating flat sections, rollers and hills in the area. Some lower-rated goats in the area may be included. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Tue, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Tue, 10, 24 Jul 2007
Pleasanton 4 Coffee

9:00 AM
50 mi, 4 LM-M


Not much traffic on Calaveras in the middle of the week. Let’s go to Pleasanton for coffee and a bagel. Meet at my house, 3462 Sweigert Rd, San Jose, in time to leave by 9:00 am.
Rita Hernandez
251-8612 gregandrita@sbcglobal.net

Tue, 10 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:30 AM
8-35 mi, 4-5 M


Longer/shorter ride options. Start/finish at McKenzie Park, off Foothill Expwy near Springer. Driving directions: from San Jose take US 280 north; exit Magdalena Ave., south; cross Foothill Expwy; immediate right on Fremont Ave.; left into parking lot.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Tue, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
20-25 mi, 1-2 L-LM


Meet at the Church, Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, with water, tools and food to picnic in the park. We will be going to a different park each week. This month’s rides are:
July 3
Linda Vista Park, Cupertino 20 Miles

July 10
Helyer Lake Park, San Jose 22 Miles

July 17
Serra Park, Sunnyvale 22 Miles

July 24
Calabazas, Santa Clara 20 Miles

July 31
Rayner Park, Santa Clara 21 Miles

Bob Yeomans
374-5081

Wanda Binkley
446-1639

Tue, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Metcalf Mauler

5:00 PM
27 mi, 5 MB, 2200 ft


Meet on the corner of Realm Dr. and Santa Teresa, one block north of Bernal. We usually do Metcalf, but on occasion we might do other goats. Ride # STB014.
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Don Axtell
386-1638

Tue, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Wonderful Sunlight

5:30 PM
12-20 mi, 1-2 LM


For the entire summer, we will do this ride every Tuesday evening. When Bob is not in town, Arye or Aaron will lead. You will get exercise, companionship and a great meal in one package. Meet in the parking lot of the Almaden Shopping Plaza, corner of Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill. We will gather on the Costco side, in front of the Baskin-Robbins. After the ride, we will take a vote to decide on a place for dinner. Remember, Bob doesn't do hills.
Bob Halem
268-8272 bob@wescraft.com

Arye Green
226-7894 agreen@electroglas.com

Tue, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Two Goat Tuesday

6:00 PM
14-30 mi, 3-6 M


We will try to do two goats every Tuesday night. Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center (corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardell). Park at the north end of the lot beyond Mountain Mike’s Pizza. Regroups at the top of sustained climbs.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Tue, 10, 24 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in the small parking lot at the far west end of Prospect Road, next to the Saratoga Country Club Golf Course. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Wed, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Good Morning, Montebello

7:00 AM
12 mi, 5 M


Meet at the Stevens Canyon Reservoir for this mid-week early morning mount up Montebello. Add-on option: Make it an M&M ride - Montebello and Mt. Eden.
Jon Kaplan
725-8574 jkaplan999@gmail.com

Brian Chun
650-938-1288 bctlc8899@yahoo.com

Wed, 11 Jul 2007
Get Your Thrill Goin' To Morgan Hill

9:00 AM
35 mi, 3 LM-M


Meet near the Jack-in-the-Box at the SE corner of Santa Teresa and Cottle Roads. We will first do the goats and then ride into downtown Morgan Hill for coffee and bagels. Then it's straight back and level. No headwinds; I promise. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
972-1991

Wed, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Hills R Us

10:00 AM
35-70 mi, 3-6 M-MB


Please Note: On July 4th the meeting place will be across the street at the Chamber of Commerce (Burke & University). Enjoy Skyline without traffic. Meet at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave, in Los Altos. Ride varies weekly but includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mt, West Alpine, and Tunitas Ck. Ample regroups and lunch (bring or buy) after the major climb(s). Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Co-listed with Western Wheelers.
Roger Coombes
774-9440 rogercoombes@comcast.net

Wed, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Whine and Dine Mellow Ride

6:00 PM
12-22 mi, 3-6 M


You can usually expect at least 4 regroups and route sheets on this social ride. We will eventually do most of the goats in the Saratoga/Los Gatos area, except for the hardest. Meet at Summit Bikes on Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Burritos after. We roll around 6:00ish. http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Steve Sloan
605-0692 s_sloan@mac.com

Wed, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Whine and Dine Quick Spinner

6:00 PM
15-25 mi, 3-6 M-MB


You can usually expect at least 4 regroups and route sheets. We will eventually do most of the goats in the Saratoga/Los Gatos area. Meet at Summit Bikes on Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be early, we roll at 6:00!
Tyler French
756-7396

Thu, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Thu, 12 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

8:30 AM
6-45 mi, 3-6 M


Here’s another early start. Like most T/T/99 rides, this one also lends itself to longer/shorter options - call or e-mail for more information. Start/finish near the Jack in the Box on Santa Teresa just east of Cottle.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Thu, 12 Jul 2007
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
16 mi, 6 LM


Meet at the International Coffee Exchange in downtown Saratoga for a shady and leisurely ride on one easy goat, then up two hard ones. Park in the lot behind the stores on the north side of Big Basin Way (Hwy 9). Bring water and snacks.
Marcia Wire
395-0386

Thu, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Trek

10:00 AM
12-25 mi, 1-2 LM


Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We’ll stop for snacks/meal along the way. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Jul 5

Jul 12
Coffee Roasting 14 miles

Jul 19
Museum 16 miles

Jul 26
Super Burrito 18 miles

Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Thu, 12, 26 Jul 2007
Henry Coe Hillclimb

2:30 PM
29 mi, 5 M, 3500 ft


Meet at the Coyote River Park end of the bike trail. Take Hwy 101 south, then Cochrane East, left on Malaguerra to the end. Possible jump in the lake along the way. Ride # MHP025.
Kim Carr
393-0198

Don Axtell
386-1638

Thu, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M


Meet at Linda Vista School on Kirk Ave. We will do goats in order. Others optional upon request
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Thu, 12 Jul 2007
The McKenzie Ride

5:30 PM
20-30 mi, 3-6 B


Note: Only this date for the month of July. Join us for a fast, fun ride starting in Los Altos, ranging from Los Gatos to Woodside. We ride a different route every week, usually including a Billy Goat or two, such as Mt Eden/Pierce or Moody. The pace can be fast, but we regroup several times a ride. Meet at McKenzie Park on Fremont near the corner of Foothill Expy and Springer.
Pete Klein
725-2544

Karl Schilling
225-2794

Thu, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18-30 mi, 3-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. We warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). The emphasis of the Thursday ride is the added challenge of rated goats in the area to the M pace route. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Triples recommended. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Thu, 12, 26 Jul 2007
Reservoir Stress Reliever

6:00 PM
30 mi, 3 MB


Join me for a stress reliever loop around the reservoirs. Meet at the shopping center at Santa Teresa and Cottle.
Paul Vlasveld
247-6472 pvlasveld@comcast.net

Thu, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in front of the Summit Bicycles Store located on Main Street (across from the library) in Los Gatos. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Fri, 13 Jul 2007
TGIF Ride

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM


Meet at the restrooms on the eastside of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. We will do a leisurely ride out to Los Gatos, down the Los Gatos Creek Trail, and then to Willow Glen for coffee. It will be a flat ride home. This is a social reide with nobody left behind.
Andy Leach
268-7058

Fri, 13, 20, 27 Jul 2007
Friday Night Argonaut Ride

6:00 PM
20+ mi, 3-5 M


Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center at the corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardel. Park at the north end next to Mountain Mike’s Pizza for a fun and stress releasing ride. Will do at least one goat and be back before it gets dark. Join us for some fun riding at the end of your grueling week of work.
Paul Rotschi
650-965-8227 kabobofpug@yahoo.com

3rd Weekend - July 14 to 15

Sat, 14 Jul 2007
Seven Billygoat Ride

7:30 AM
68 mi, 5 M


Meet at Lexington School for this 7-goat, Santa Cruz Mtns. "classic" (ride LXS023). 68 miles, 7342 feet of climbing. Lunch in Capitola.
Jon Kaplan
725-8574 jkaplan999@gmail.com

Sat, 14 Jul 2007
Storming the Bastille

9:00 AM
18 mi, 1 L-LM


Ok, so we’re not going to really storm the Bastille, but we will stop by Le Boulanger for coffee and snacks. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Paul and Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Sat, 14 Jul 2007
Goat Busters

9:00 AM
40 mi, 5 LM


Meet at McKenzie Park in Los Altos for a group ride that is intended to improve your hill climbing skills and your social skills. Lunch at the Skylonda Store.
Steve Gruber
650-964-0959 sgruber@ca-trusts.com

Pat Parseghian
666-1632 pep@aboutpep.com

Sat, 14 Jul 2007
Rollin’ Along the Slough

10:00 AM
25 mi, 2 LM, 1010 ft


Head to the coastal area for cooler weather. We will ride the rollers of Elkhorn Rd. followed by lunch at Phil's Fish Market. Meet at Burger King, Merritt St., Castroville.
Ed Shaw
831-633-3589

Helen Shaw
831-320-0905-cell

Sat, 14 Jul 2007
Giro d'Bici Bike Ride

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


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. Ride at your own pace, directions provided. Meet at Bici Bike Shop, Cottle and Rochester Roads, San Jose.
Bill Reisinger
238-0399

Dick Caron
978-8177

Sat, 14 Jul 2007
Picnic and a Play Date – Ortega Park

10:30 AM
20 mi, 1 LM


Meet at the Sunnyvale Community Center parking lot off Michelangelo near the El Camino/Remington junction for a social paced group ride to Ortega Park in Sunnyvale for a picnic and some social time. Kids welcome on this ride. After lunch we will stay for at least a half-hour for the kids to play and adults to hang out and socialize. Bring a snack or lunch for a picnic in the park. Rain or wet pavement will re-eschedule.
Christopher & Skylla Larson
203-8492 aragorn@dragons-rest.com

Sun, 15 Jul 2007
Gazos Creek Adventure

9:00 AM
65 mi, 5 M


Meet behind the Pioneer Hotel in Woodside (on the corner of Whiskey Hill at Woodside Road) at 8:45am for an on time start at 9:00. We’ll head over the hills and keep it cool riding the coastal hills of Pescadero, Cloverdale and San Gregorio. Route sheets provided.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Sun, 15, 22, 29 Jul 2007
M.A.R.T.A. Ride

9:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Meandering And Riding Trails About. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, and whatever else. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 7:00 am & 8:00am the day of the ride, to discuss and plan where to ride and the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

4th Week - July 16 to 22

Mon, 16, 23, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Albertsons, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 16 Jul 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. We will take a sociable flat ride to the Starbucks near Evergreen College. The return involves one short roller after fueling on pastries and coffee then a flat direct return.
Larry Brandt
238-1649

Mon, 16, 23, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18~30 mi, 4-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. Warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). Emphasis on developing M pace endurance by incorporating flat sections, rollers and hills in the area. Some lower-rated goats in the area may be included. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Tue, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Tue, 17 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

8:30 AM
6-49 mi, 3-5 M, 4700 ft


Please note the early 8:30 start. Lunch in San Juan Bautista. Driving directions from San Jose: US 101 south; exit CA 129; right on 129, immediate left on Searle Rd; left on Anzar Rd; start/finish parking, just east of 101 underpass.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Tue, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
20-25 mi, 1-2 L-LM


Meet at the Church, Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, with water, tools and food to picnic in the park. We will be going to a different park each week. This month’s rides are:
July 3
Linda Vista Park, Cupertino 20 Miles

July 10
Helyer Lake Park, San Jose 22 Miles

July 17
Serra Park, Sunnyvale 22 Miles

July 24
Calabazas, Santa Clara 20 Miles

July 31
Rayner Park, Santa Clara 21 Miles

Bob Yeomans
374-5081

Wanda Binkley
446-1639

Tue, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Metcalf Mauler

5:00 PM
27 mi, 5 MB, 2200 ft


Meet on the corner of Realm Dr. and Santa Teresa, one block north of Bernal. We usually do Metcalf, but on occasion we might do other goats. Ride # STB014.
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Don Axtell
386-1638

Tue, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Wonderful Sunlight

5:30 PM
12-20 mi, 1-2 LM


For the entire summer, we will do this ride every Tuesday evening. When Bob is not in town, Arye or Aaron will lead. You will get exercise, companionship and a great meal in one package. Meet in the parking lot of the Almaden Shopping Plaza, corner of Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill. We will gather on the Costco side, in front of the Baskin-Robbins. After the ride, we will take a vote to decide on a place for dinner. Remember, Bob doesn't do hills.
Bob Halem
268-8272 bob@wescraft.com

Arye Green
226-7894 agreen@electroglas.com

Tue, 17, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Two Goat Tuesday

6:00 PM
14-30 mi, 3-6 M


We will try to do two goats every Tuesday night. Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center (corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardell). Park at the north end of the lot beyond Mountain Mike’s Pizza. Regroups at the top of sustained climbs.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Tue, 17, 31 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet on the west side of the Longs Drugs parking lot located southeast of the intersection of Berryessa and Capital. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Wed, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Good Morning, Montebello

7:00 AM
12 mi, 5 M


Meet at the Stevens Canyon Reservoir for this mid-week early morning mount up Montebello. Add-on option: Make it an M&M ride - Montebello and Mt. Eden.
Jon Kaplan
725-8574 jkaplan999@gmail.com

Brian Chun
650-938-1288 bctlc8899@yahoo.com

Wed, 18 Jul 2007
Irish Wood; It's A Corker

9:00 AM
30 mi, 3-6 LM-M


Meet near the Jack-in-the-Box at the SE corner of Santa Teresa and Cottle. We will head out to Los Gatos, for coffee and pastry, doing most of the climbing on the way. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
972-1991

Wed, 18 Jul 2007
Cyclists' Mid-Week Fellowship Ride

9:30 AM
30 mi, 2 LM


A social ride to coffee in Los Gatos Meet at Sunnyvale Community Center parking lot on Michelangelo, near the El Camino/Remington intersection. Thought for the Day: Negative expectations yield negative results; positive expectations yield negative results.
Keith Giles
244-9401

Wed, 18 Jul 2007
Orbit on El Sereno Trail

9:30 AM
15 mi, 4 M


Meet at Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company at Main and Universtiy in Los Gatos. There are public parking lots on both sides of Main St. We will ride up Overlook and Sheldon to the El Sereno trailhead. Great views of Lexington and Sierra Azul open space from the top.
Gary Robinson
656-2442 Gary_M_Robinson@Yahoo.com

Wed, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Hills R Us

10:00 AM
35-70 mi, 3-6 M-MB


Please Note: On July 4th the meeting place will be across the street at the Chamber of Commerce (Burke & University). Enjoy Skyline without traffic. Meet at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave, in Los Altos. Ride varies weekly but includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mt, West Alpine, and Tunitas Ck. Ample regroups and lunch (bring or buy) after the major climb(s). Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Co-listed with Western Wheelers.
Roger Coombes
774-9440 rogercoombes@comcast.net

Wed, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Whine and Dine Mellow Ride

6:00 PM
12-22 mi, 3-6 M


You can usually expect at least 4 regroups and route sheets on this social ride. We will eventually do most of the goats in the Saratoga/Los Gatos area, except for the hardest. Meet at Summit Bikes on Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Burritos after. We roll around 6:00ish. http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Steve Sloan
605-0692 s_sloan@mac.com

Wed, 18, 25 Jul 2007
Whine and Dine Quick Spinner

6:00 PM
15-25 mi, 3-6 M-MB


You can usually expect at least 4 regroups and route sheets. We will eventually do most of the goats in the Saratoga/Los Gatos area. Meet at Summit Bikes on Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be early, we roll at 6:00!
Tyler French
756-7396

Thu, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Thu, 19 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

8:30 AM
9-27 mi, 5-6 M, 4600 ft


And here’s another heat beating 8:30 early start. Start/finish in Wildwood Park on 4th St, one block west of Big Basin Way, Saratoga.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Thu, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Trek

10:00 AM
12-25 mi, 1-2 LM


Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We’ll stop for snacks/meal along the way. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Jul 5

Jul 12
Coffee Roasting 14 miles

Jul 19
Museum 16 miles

Jul 26
Super Burrito 18 miles

Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Thu, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M


Meet at Linda Vista School on Kirk Ave. We will do goats in order. Others optional upon request
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Thu, 19, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18-30 mi, 3-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. We warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). The emphasis of the Thursday ride is the added challenge of rated goats in the area to the M pace route. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Triples recommended. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Thu, 19, 26 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in front of the Summit Bicycles Store located on Main Street (across from the library) in Los Gatos. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Fri, 20 Jul 2007
One Way Ride to Russian River Rally

6:15 AM
75 mi, 3 LM 2950 ft


By Train, Boat and Bike. We leave the San Jose/Diridon Station at 6:45 AM (train #313). Then we ride to the ferry building in San Francisco where we take the Ferry to Larkspur from which point we ride to the Rally. Bring $$ for food as there will be a couple of food stops along the way. Train fare is $7.50 and the boat ride costs $6.75. You will need to make your own arrangements for hauling your gear to the rally and getting home as well.
Doug Gillison
891-5355 drgillison@comcast.net

Fri, 20 Jul 2007
Ride to Russian River

6:45 AM
83 mi, 3 M-B


This is a social ride lead at a M to B pace, not slower. Breakfast in Sausalito after leaving SF to arrive at camp about 5:30P. Meet at the San Jose Train Station (Diridon) Main Station. Baby Bullet Train 313 leaves at 6:45A arrives in San Francisco 7:42A. Baby Bullet Trains allow 16 bikes. If the bikes racks are full, there two other Trains (215 & 319) to San Francisco before 8A. Bring money to buy ticket - about $7.50. Buy tickets in advance via http://caltrain.com. Please to arrange to have your gear up at the Russian River Rally Campout. Map SFF009 to the Russian River from SF Cal Train Station Via Sir Francis Drake.
Deborah Lefferts
267-3038 deblefferts@sbcglobal.net

David Hoag
267-3038

Fri, 20 Jul 2007
TGIF

9:30 AM
25-35 mi, 2 LM


Start at the Restrooms at Almaden Lake Park.Ride through the Almaden area to Calero Reservoir. Coffee stop at Bernal. Longer option to Oak Glen, Willow Springs and Santa Teresa with a coffee stop at Bernal.
Bill Gallagher
997-0218 wtg1940@sbcglobal.net

Fri, 20 Jul 2007
POETS Day

9:30 AM
30 mi, 3 LM


Back to the French café in Palo Alto Meet at McKenzie Park, across from Foothill Expwy, near the Fremont/Miramonte intersection in Los Altos. Thought for the Day: Once you open a box of anything the only way to repack is to use a larger box.
Keith Giles
244-9401

Fri, 20, 27 Jul 2007
Friday Night Argonaut Ride

6:00 PM
20+ mi, 3-5 M


Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center at the corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardel. Park at the north end next to Mountain Mike’s Pizza for a fun and stress releasing ride. Will do at least one goat and be back before it gets dark. Join us for some fun riding at the end of your grueling week of work.
Paul Rotschi
650-965-8227 kabobofpug@yahoo.com

4th Weekend - July 21 to 22

Sat, 21 Jul 2007
Pair of Paired Goats

9:00 AM
18 mi, 3-6 LM, 1482 ft


Meet us at the Almaden Light Rail Station (aka Winfield/Coleman Park N Ride) as we tackle a pair of pair goats. Goats in order listed. Bring $ for snacks at Le Boulanger after 1.5 goats. Shorter options possible.
Paul & Brendan Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Sat, 21 Jul 2007
Pleasanton 4 Coffee

9:00 AM
50 mi, 4 LM-M


Let’s ride to Pleasanton for coffee and a bagel. Meet at our house, 3462 Sweigert Rd, San Jose, Berryessa area, in time to leave by 9:00 am.
Greg Hernandez
251-8612 gregandrita@sbcglobal.net

Rita Hernandez
251-8612

Sat, 21 Jul 2007
Pescadero Loop

9:00 AM
68 mi, 5 M, 6700 ft


Meet at McKenzie Park, on Fremont Ave near Springer and Foothill. Lunch in Pescadero. Maps provided. Ride # MKP004.
Don Axtell
386-1638

Sun, 22 Jul 2007
Ride from Russian River

7:30 AM
86 mi, 3 MB


We will have lunch at Cheese Factory. Map RRC39 from the Russian River to San Francisco Cal Train Station Via Cheese Factory. Trains leave every hour on the hour. San Francisco to San Jose Main Station.
Deborah Lefferts
267-3038 deblefferts@sbcglobal.net

David Hoag
267-3038

Sun, 22 Jul 2007
Eureka Canyon Loop

9:00 AM
80~ mi, 4-5 M


Meet at the Hwy 9 Park N’Ride at 8:45am for a prompt 9:00am start. Hoping to beat the heat riding shady roads. Route sheets provided.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Sun, 22, 29 Jul 2007
M.A.R.T.A. Ride

9:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Meandering And Riding Trails About. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, and whatever else. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 7:00 am & 8:00am the day of the ride, to discuss and plan where to ride and the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 22 Jul 2007
Four Corners Ride

1:30 PM
15 mi, 1 L


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
264-4937

5th Week - July 23 to 29

Mon, 23 Jul 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
22 mi, 2 LM


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. Residential streets and country roads for most of the ride with a coffee stop on the way back for some socializing.
Pat Grilione
265-0698

Mon, 23, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Albertsons, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 23, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18~30 mi, 4-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. Warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). Emphasis on developing M pace endurance by incorporating flat sections, rollers and hills in the area. Some lower-rated goats in the area may be included. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Tue, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Tue, 24 Jul 2007
Pleasanton 4 Coffee

9:00 AM
50 mi, 4 LM-M


Not much traffic on Calaveras in the middle of the week. Let’s go to Pleasanton for coffee and a bagel. Meet at my house, 3462 Sweigert Rd, San Jose, in time to leave by 9:00 am.
Rita Hernandez
251-8612 gregandrita@sbcglobal.net

Tue, 24 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:30 AM
28-39 mi, 4-6 M, 4400 ft


Start/finish by the bank. Driving directions from Los Gatos: take US 880 south; exit at Bear Creek Rd overpass; left onto Bear Creek Rd; go up and over the hill; left on Hwy 9 in Boulder Creek; right onto the side street beside the bank.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Tue, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
20-25 mi, 1-2 L-LM


Meet at the Church, Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, with water, tools and food to picnic in the park. We will be going to a different park each week. This month’s rides are:
July 3
Linda Vista Park, Cupertino 20 Miles

July 10
Helyer Lake Park, San Jose 22 Miles

July 17
Serra Park, Sunnyvale 22 Miles

July 24
Calabazas, Santa Clara 20 Miles

July 31
Rayner Park, Santa Clara 21 Miles

Bob Yeomans
374-5081

Wanda Binkley
446-1639

Tue, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Metcalf Mauler

5:00 PM
27 mi, 5 MB, 2200 ft


Meet on the corner of Realm Dr. and Santa Teresa, one block north of Bernal. We usually do Metcalf, but on occasion we might do other goats. Ride # STB014.
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Don Axtell
386-1638

Tue, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Wonderful Sunlight

5:30 PM
12-20 mi, 1-2 LM


For the entire summer, we will do this ride every Tuesday evening. When Bob is not in town, Arye or Aaron will lead. You will get exercise, companionship and a great meal in one package. Meet in the parking lot of the Almaden Shopping Plaza, corner of Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill. We will gather on the Costco side, in front of the Baskin-Robbins. After the ride, we will take a vote to decide on a place for dinner. Remember, Bob doesn't do hills.
Bob Halem
268-8272 bob@wescraft.com

Arye Green
226-7894 agreen@electroglas.com

Tue, 24, 31 Jul 2007
Two Goat Tuesday

6:00 PM
14-30 mi, 3-6 M


We will try to do two goats every Tuesday night. Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center (corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardell). Park at the north end of the lot beyond Mountain Mike’s Pizza. Regroups at the top of sustained climbs.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Tue, 24 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in the small parking lot at the far west end of Prospect Road, next to the Saratoga Country Club Golf Course. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Wed, 25 Jul 2007
Good Morning, Montebello

7:00 AM
12 mi, 5 M


Meet at the Stevens Canyon Reservoir for this mid-week early morning mount up Montebello. Add-on option: Make it an M&M ride - Montebello and Mt. Eden.
Jon Kaplan
725-8574 jkaplan999@gmail.com

Brian Chun
650-938-1288 bctlc8899@yahoo.com

Wed, 25 Jul 2007
John's Journey for Delightful Delectibles

10:00 AM
30 mi, 2 LM


Meet near the Jack-in-the-Box at the SE corner of Santa Teresa and Cottle. This time we are again heading south for our appetite enhancing ride - to Jesus's recommended by John & Susie. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
972-1991

Wed, 25 Jul 2007
Hills R Us

10:00 AM
35-70 mi, 3-6 M-MB


Please Note: On July 4th the meeting place will be across the street at the Chamber of Commerce (Burke & University). Enjoy Skyline without traffic. Meet at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave, in Los Altos. Ride varies weekly but includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mt, West Alpine, and Tunitas Ck. Ample regroups and lunch (bring or buy) after the major climb(s). Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Co-listed with Western Wheelers.
Roger Coombes
774-9440 rogercoombes@comcast.net

Wed, 25 Jul 2007
Orbit on Limekiln Trail

10:00 AM
15 mi, 4 M


Meet at Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company at Main and University in Los Gatos. There are public parking lots on both sides of Main St. We will ride St Josephs first and then Limekiln (Overgrown).
Gary Robinson
656-2442 Gary_M_Robinson@Yahoo.com

Wed, 25 Jul 2007
Whine and Dine Mellow Ride

6:00 PM
12-22 mi, 3-6 M


You can usually expect at least 4 regroups and route sheets on this social ride. We will eventually do most of the goats in the Saratoga/Los Gatos area, except for the hardest. Meet at Summit Bikes on Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Burritos after. We roll around 6:00ish. http://whineanddine.wordpress.com
Steve Sloan
605-0692 s_sloan@mac.com

Wed, 25 Jul 2007
Whine and Dine Quick Spinner

6:00 PM
15-25 mi, 3-6 M-MB


You can usually expect at least 4 regroups and route sheets. We will eventually do most of the goats in the Saratoga/Los Gatos area. Meet at Summit Bikes on Main Street in Los Gatos, across the street from the Los Gatos Library. Rain or intense heat cancels. Burritos after. Be early, we roll at 6:00!
Tyler French
756-7396

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

8:30 AM
15-30 mi, 3-6 M


Here’s another early start quickie in hopes of beating the heat. Longer or shorter options. Start/finish in the Almaden Lake Park east parking lot, southwest of the Colman/Winfield intersection.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Evergreen Explorer

9:30 AM
20 mi, 3 LM


Ride the quiet streets in the Evergreen foothills. Coffee stop near the end of the ride. Meet at Evergreen Community Center on San Felipe Road just south of Yerba Buena Road
Karen Bishop
238-0399

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Tortoises Climbing Hills

9:30 AM
27-33 mi, 4-6 LM

Hwy 236, (optional China Grade)

Park behind the bank in Boulder Creek (not by the market, please) for a leisurely ride up Hwy 236. Bring water/lunch to eat at Big Basin Park.
Marcia Wire
395-0386

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Trek

10:00 AM
12-25 mi, 1-2 LM


Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We’ll stop for snacks/meal along the way. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Jul 5

Jul 12
Coffee Roasting 14 miles

Jul 19
Museum 16 miles

Jul 26
Super Burrito 18 miles

Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Henry Coe Hillclimb

2:30 PM
29 mi, 5 M, 3500 ft


Meet at the Coyote River Park end of the bike trail. Take Hwy 101 south, then Cochrane East, left on Malaguerra to the end. Possible jump in the lake along the way. Ride # MHP025.
Kim Carr
393-0198

Don Axtell
386-1638

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Trainer

4:30 PM
25 mi, 6 M


Meet at Linda Vista School on Kirk Ave. We will do goats in order. Others optional upon request
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Thursday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18-30 mi, 3-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. We warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). The emphasis of the Thursday ride is the added challenge of rated goats in the area to the M pace route. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Triples recommended. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
Reservoir Stress Reliever

6:00 PM
30 mi, 3 MB


Join me for a stress reliever loop around the reservoirs. Meet at the shopping center at Santa Teresa and Cottle.
Paul Vlasveld
247-6472 pvlasveld@comcast.net

Thu, 26 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in front of the Summit Bicycles Store located on Main Street (across from the library) in Los Gatos. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Fri, 27 Jul 2007
Friday LDTR - Day 1 of 4

8:00 AM
115 mi, 5 M


Similar to LXS011, but meet at Los Gatos Park'N Ride, on Hwy 9 near University Ave. Ride will depart at posted time. Lunch in Davenport. Standard LDTR guidelines (bring food/drink, perform own repairs).
Spencer Frink
984-1395

Fri, 27 Jul 2007
TGIF - COFFEE RIDE

9:30 AM
~25 mi, 2 LM


Join me at Almaden Lake Park for a leisurely ride to one of my favorite coffee and pastry rest stops, Cosentino's Mkt on Silver Creek Valley Rd. We will do a couple of small hills to get there and then a flat ride home.
Ray Rossi
867-0787 luccadude@hotmail.com

Fri, 27 Jul 2007
Friday Night Argonaut Ride

6:00 PM
20+ mi, 3-5 M


Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center at the corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardel. Park at the north end next to Mountain Mike’s Pizza for a fun and stress releasing ride. Will do at least one goat and be back before it gets dark. Join us for some fun riding at the end of your grueling week of work.
Paul Rotschi
650-965-8227 kabobofpug@yahoo.com

5th Weekend - July 28 to 29

Sat, 28 Jul 2007
LDTR - 600 K Lap 1

8:00 AM
103-138 mi, 5 M-MB, 8250-10650 ft


Meet at Bracher Elementary school at the corner of Bowers and Chromite in Santa Clara (park on the street). Continue on to Lap 2 and 3 below, if desired. Standard LDTR guidelines (bring food/drink, perform own repairs).
Russell Stevens
742-8730 russ_sheila@att.net

Sat, 28 Jul 2007
Goat Busters

9:00 AM
35 mi, 5 LM


Meet at the Lexington Dam parking lot for a double goat ride in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is a group ride. Lunch will be at the Summit Store following Mt. Bache.
Steve Gruber
650-964-0959 sgruber@ca-trusts.com

Pat Parseghian
666-1632 pep@aboutpep.com

Sat, 28 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:00 AM
41-50 mi, 5 M, 2700 ft


The 50 mile ride option includes a loop visiting the coast and Muir Beach. Driving directions: take Hwy 101 north to GG Bridge; just before getting on the bridge, exit right, into the tourist parking area; turn left onto Lincoln Blvd; turn left into dirt parking area near the bike trail.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Sat, 28 Jul 2007
Orchard Valley

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM


Jeez, another coffee ride. This time to Campbell Meet at Sunnyvale Community Center parking lot on Michelangelo, near the El Camino/Remington intersection. Thought for the Day: As soon as you mention something, if it is good it goes away and if it is bad it happens.
Keith Giles
244-9401

Sat, 28 Jul 2007
600 K Lap 2

7:00 PM
125-135 mi, 4 M-MB, 3500-4500 ft


Meet at Bracher Elementary School at Bowers and Chromite in Santa Clara (park on street). Emphasis on night riding skills, not speed. No one rides alone and no one left behind. Must bring adequate lights that last 10+ hours. Dinner & breakfast served at ride leader's house (3 blocks from start: 2543 South Park Lane) from 6:00-8:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 am. Continue on to Lap 3 on Sunday, if desired.
Russell Stevens
742-8730 russ_sheila@att.net

Sun, 29 Jul 2007
600 K Lap 3

8:00 AM
80-102 mi, 5 M-MB, 5900-8800 ft


Meet at Bracher Elementary School at Bowers and Chromite in Santa Clara (park on street). LDTR guidelines apply (bring food/water, perform own repairs, be able to ride alone)
Russell Stevens
742-8730 russ_sheila@att.net

Sun, 29 Jul 2007
Tour de Francks – Reservoirs

9:00 AM
33 mi, 2 LM, 1228 ft


Meet in Gilroy at the First Street Coffee House, 1211 First Street, the corner of First Street and Westwood Drive. Ride around Uvas and Chesbro reservoirs back to Gilroy. Beautiful pastoral scenery, lots of rollers. Additional ride info http://tinyurl.com/2kwawo
Scott Francks
310-2540 francks@earthlink.net

Susan Francks
892-3423 slfrancks@earthlink.net

Sun, 29 Jul 2007
M.A.R.T.A. Ride

9:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Meandering And Riding Trails About. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, and whatever else. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 7:00 am & 8:00am the day of the ride, to discuss and plan where to ride and the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 29 Jul 2007
Picnic and a Play Date - Sunnyvale Baylands

10:30 AM
18 mi, 1 LM


Meet at the Sunnyvale Community Center parking lot off Michelangelo near the El Camino/Remington junction for a social paced group ride to the Sunnyvale Baylands Park for a picnic and some social time. Kids welcome on this ride. After lunch we will stay for at least a half-hour for the kids to play and adults to hang out and socialize. Bring a snack or lunch for a picnic in the park. Rain or wet pavement will re-eschedule.
Christopher & Skylla Larson
203-8492 aragorn@dragons-rest.com

6th Week - July 30 to 31

Mon, 30 Jul 2007
Four Days of LDTRs

8:00 AM
96 mi, 4 M


Same as Russ' Sat night reservoir/Canada loop for those who prefer daylight rides. Map RDM011. Meet at Coffee Shop Redmond & Meridian. Please park on Oakglen Way at Meridian. Ride will depart at posted time. LDTR guidelines apply (bring food/water/tools, etc).
Spencer Frink
984-1395

Mon, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Albertsons, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 30 Jul 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
38 mi, 2 LM-M


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. We’ll take the most direct way to The Coffee Cup near Alum Rock Park.
Rick Nowack
224-4378

Mon, 30 Jul 2007
Monday Argonaut Center

6:00 PM
18~30 mi, 4-6 M


Meet at Argonaut Shopping Center on Sunnyvale-Saratoga road east side just south of Pierce in Saratoga. Park on the North end near Mountain Mike's Pizza. Warm up with some flat miles through the neighborhoods then pick up the pace to the M level (14-16 mph). Emphasis on developing M pace endurance by incorporating flat sections, rollers and hills in the area. Some lower-rated goats in the area may be included. Re-groups at the top of sustained climbs. Faster riders are welcome to go off the front. Ride rolls at 6:00 PM sharp. Wet Pavement cancels.
Henry Perez
691-2991 hsperez@aol.com

Mark Pryor
410-8109 mapryor@pacbell.net

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
pdowns@mailstation.com

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

8:30 AM
17-33 mi, 4-6 M, 3400 ft


Shorter/longer options available. Start/finish in the Los Gatos Park 'n Ride, on Hwy 9 near University Ave. Directions: Take Hwy 17 south; exit at Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd. (Hwy 9); right on Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd.; cross over University Ave.; right into Park 'n Ride lot.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
20-25 mi, 1-2 L-LM


Meet at the Church, Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, with water, tools and food to picnic in the park. We will be going to a different park each week. This month’s rides are:
July 3
Linda Vista Park, Cupertino 20 Miles

July 10
Helyer Lake Park, San Jose 22 Miles

July 17
Serra Park, Sunnyvale 22 Miles

July 24
Calabazas, Santa Clara 20 Miles

July 31
Rayner Park, Santa Clara 21 Miles

Bob Yeomans
374-5081

Wanda Binkley
446-1639

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 2 LM


Meet at 10 am in Morgan Hill, corner of Tennant and Monterey Rds. Park in the shopping center between Erik's Deli and McDonalds. We'll be cycling on Uvas to Bailey and on to the bike path with a stop at Coyote Creek Golf Course for lunch.
Kris and Bob Thompson
779-2054 kvt@charter.net

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Tour de France Fritte

10:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM


Meet near the Jack-in-the-Box at the SE corner of Santa Teresa & Cottle. This is a repeat of a ride last year to sample and vote for the best French fries. Score sheets and fries will be provided. Lunch at your expense.
John Mazzella
972-1991

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Metcalf Mauler

5:00 PM
27 mi, 5 MB, 2200 ft


Meet on the corner of Realm Dr. and Santa Teresa, one block north of Bernal. We usually do Metcalf, but on occasion we might do other goats. Ride # STB014.
Art Cruz
831-628-3666

Don Axtell
386-1638

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Wonderful Sunlight

5:30 PM
12-20 mi, 1-2 LM


For the entire summer, we will do this ride every Tuesday evening. When Bob is not in town, Arye or Aaron will lead. You will get exercise, companionship and a great meal in one package. Meet in the parking lot of the Almaden Shopping Plaza, corner of Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill. We will gather on the Costco side, in front of the Baskin-Robbins. After the ride, we will take a vote to decide on a place for dinner. Remember, Bob doesn't do hills.
Bob Halem
268-8272 bob@wescraft.com

Arye Green
226-7894 agreen@electroglas.com

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
Two Goat Tuesday

6:00 PM
14-30 mi, 3-6 M


We will try to do two goats every Tuesday night. Meet at the Argonaut Shopping Center (corner of Blauer at Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd in Saratoga – just south of Cox/Wardell). Park at the north end of the lot beyond Mountain Mike’s Pizza. Regroups at the top of sustained climbs.
Patrice & Steve Carney
996-0522 patricelcarney@gmail.com

Tue, 31 Jul 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

6:00 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet on the west side of the Longs Drugs parking lot located southeast of the intersection of Berryessa and Capital. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com