Thursday Morning Coffee - Walt Bday ride!
Sorry for the late notice. Attached is the route sheet. I've printed 40. See you tomorrow. Don't forget to park in the upper lot and ride down to the restrooms Please sign in and there is also a card for Walt for everyone to sign too, We will take a group pic. Some people will meet along the way. I apologize in advance; I did not chalk the road...
Thursday, September 12
WhenThu, September 12, 9:00am – 1:30pm
WhereVisitor Center, 2 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555, USA (map)
Elevation Gain: 530ft
Walt is turning 88! He continues to inspire us and will make his annual birthday trek up "Nike Hill". The climb is optional for everyone else. Again, this year we will keep the celebration simple.
Meet at the large parking lot (left at the stop sign on Marshlands at the top of the hill, don't descend to the Dumbarton Bridge) above the Don Edward Visitor Center (restrooms) for helmet ribbons and lots of pictures. Then we will head to Coyote Hills to get the hard part done early as per Walt's request before taking the Alameda Creek trail to Isherwood, then the streets into Niles with a few regroups along the way. We will grab some ice cream, coffee and snacks at various locations and regroup at the Niles Plaza to relax and enjoy the day. There two choices for ice cream (a micro-creamery and a more traditional shop), a pour-over coffee shop and hopefully a taco truck. With so many sweets available we will forgo cake (no worries, he will have one at the Tour de Fuzz potluck).
https://www.yelp.com/biz/devout-coffee-fremont pour-over coffee and desserts
https://www.naturesandsoul.com micro-creamery and food
https://www.yelp.com/biz/niles-ice-cream-sweets-and-eats-fremont-2 traditional ice cream and desserts
https://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-negris-fremont taco truck
I sure hope you can come celebrate with Walt!
Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or text me.
Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624