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Surprise! LAP Celebration, Beer & Food Ride!

Lori Sommer
 

A new addition to the calendar.  Please join us!

TITLE: Surprise!  2018 LAP Celebration, Beer & Food Ride!

MILEAGE/ELEVATION GAIN:  40/1850’

DATE:  3/18/18

TIME: 9:30AM

START:   Parking lot at the end of Marshlands Rd, at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (Fremont side).


Just when you were wondering what you were going to do with your Sundays, now that the last LAP ride is over…  Surprise! We are holding a 2018 LAP Celebration Ride, complete with a beer and food stop! Please join us, whether or not you rode any of the LAP rides this year.   Our route will take us up to the Redwood City Cross and then back down again to the best part of the ride: beer and food!  We will stop at the Marsh Manor Center, at Marsh & Florence, in Menlo Park, where we can indulge at Freewheel Brewing, Starbucks, and a wide variety of yummy cuisines, sweets and ice cream at the local stores.


IMPORTANT note, we will start the ride later at 9:30am and we will meet at the BASE of the Dumbarton Bridge, so we don’t have to ride the dreaded Marshlands Rd.  There is plenty of parking at this location but no convenient bathroom.  Please use the facilities at Don Edwards before you park by the bridge. As usual, we will have options for a shortcut or two if you want to reduce mileage or skip the climb.    See the route here:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26999476.  We will maintain a Touring through Moderate pace (10 to 16 mph). No drops and regroups as needed. Extreme weather or construction may modify the route and rain cancels. Check the FFBC message board or email or call us.


Cindy Maxwell maxwell.c@... 408-506-6860

Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624

Ken Goldman  ken.goldman@...  (510) 791-1095 (H) 510-378-5027

Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Good Evening, 
I was surprised to see two of the three weather forecasts are showing the rain holding off until 2PM.  Let's try for a short ride - my dad's taxes can wait another day.  Route TBD, bring your ideas otherwise we are heading to Anderson Bakery via Coyote Hills.  If the forecast changes significantly overnight, I'll send out another notice by 7:30AM.
Lori



Thursday, March 15
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride From Sprouts
WhenThu, March 15, 9:30am – 1:30pm
WhereSprouts Farmers Market, 6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 25-35 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Wear a FFBC club jersey and let's stay close to home. We will meet at Sprouts located in the former Raley's Shopping Center (6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark). We will mainly stay in Fremont but ride through Newark and sometimes Union City and Milpitas on occasion. Sometimes the climbing is optional. We always stop for coffee and riders are welcome to head back on their own if they know the way. Usually we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. Bring $ for lunch. Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check FFBC Yahoo! Group, email or call! me!

Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624
     

Canceled - Re: Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Morning,
Three of the three now have some rain predicted this morning. The ride turns into a show and go. Be safe if you decide to ride. 
I hope to see you Sunday!
Lori

On Mar 14, 2018, at 9:14 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Good Evening, 
I was surprised to see two of the three weather forecasts are showing the rain holding off until 2PM.  Let's try for a short ride - my dad's taxes can wait another day.  Route TBD, bring your ideas otherwise we are heading to Anderson Bakery via Coyote Hills.  If the forecast changes significantly overnight, I'll send out another notice by 7:30AM.
Lori



Thursday, March 15
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride From Sprouts
WhenThu, March 15, 9:30am – 1:30pm
WhereSprouts Farmers Market, 6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 25-35 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Wear a FFBC club jersey and let's stay close to home. We will meet at Sprouts located in the former Raley's Shopping Center (6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark). We will mainly stay in Fremont but ride through Newark and sometimes Union City and Milpitas on occasion. Sometimes the climbing is optional. We always stop for coffee and riders are welcome to head back on their own if they know the way. Usually we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. Bring $ for lunch. Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check FFBC Yahoo! Group, email or call! me!

Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624
     

Re: Canceled - Re: Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Sorry about that!  Still no rain here in Newark. 

Lori

On Mar 15, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Morning,
Three of the three now have some rain predicted this morning. The ride turns into a show and go. Be safe if you decide to ride. 
I hope to see you Sunday!
Lori

On Mar 14, 2018, at 9:14 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Good Evening, 
I was surprised to see two of the three weather forecasts are showing the rain holding off until 2PM.  Let's try for a short ride - my dad's taxes can wait another day.  Route TBD, bring your ideas otherwise we are heading to Anderson Bakery via Coyote Hills.  If the forecast changes significantly overnight, I'll send out another notice by 7:30AM.
Lori



Thursday, March 15
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride From Sprouts
WhenThu, March 15, 9:30am – 1:30pm
WhereSprouts Farmers Market, 6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560, USA (map)
DescriptionLength: 25-35 miles
Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M

Wear a FFBC club jersey and let's stay close to home. We will meet at Sprouts located in the former Raley's Shopping Center (6399 Jarvis Ave, Newark). We will mainly stay in Fremont but ride through Newark and sometimes Union City and Milpitas on occasion. Sometimes the climbing is optional. We always stop for coffee and riders are welcome to head back on their own if they know the way. Usually we ride without route sheets so we regroup as necessary and no one is left behind. Bring $ for lunch. Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check FFBC Yahoo! Group, email or call! me!

Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624
     

Saturday - Conditioning Ride #9 - Crystal Springs

Julia Walker
 

This week we start from Bayfront Park. Please note the earlier start time - plan to arrive by 8:30 for an 8:45 start.

Rain cancels - three of four weather sites show 20 - 40% chance of rain on Saturday. I will post an update by 7 AM if the ride is canceled.

Join us for one of the highlights of the Conditioning Ride Series, a ride to beautiful Crystal Springs Reservoir. Starting at Bayfront Park, we ride to Menlo Park where we’ll weave through the neighborhoods. We’ll make our way to Woodside and then ride down Canada Rd. taking in the beautiful views of the reservoir. We’ll U-turn at HWY 92 and head to our coffee/lunch stop. From there we’ll make our way back to the start of the ride! Optional beer stop at Freewheel Brewery toward the end of the ride!

Please print and bring the attached route sheet.
RidewithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27010697

Sat, 3/17, Portola Loop Ride - New starting place

mbrasseur00
 

CW Portola Loop Ride - M Pace

Please Note: New starting location -  Sprouts in Newark - Sprouts Farmers Market at Jarvis Ave & Newark Blvd
 
Please join me for our monthly Portola Loop ride this Saturday, 3/17. Hopefully the rain will give us an opening to ride. We’’ll do our usual route as described in the calendar (with the addition of the new start location).

Length: 43 miles; Elevatiion: 1408 feet
Terrain: 3; Pace: M


Meet at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

If rain interferes, I will send a notice either Friday night or Saturday morning.

Hope to see you on Saturday.
Mike

Friday Bike Club Ride Is Cancelled 3/16/2018

Al Quintana
 

Because of the forecast for continued precipitation throughout the day, today's Friday Bike Club Ride is cancelled. The ride now becomes a Show and Go. Be careful out there!

Al Q.

"You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing."

Canceled - Sat, 3/17, Portola Loop Ride - New starting place

mbrasseur00
 

Due to the very unsettled weather for Saturday, I am cancelling the Portola Loop ride. It now becomes a Show and Go. If you ride, please be careful.

Mike



On Mar 15, 2018, at 3:28 PM, mbrasseur00 via Groups.Io <mbrasseur00@...> wrote:

CW Portola Loop Ride - M Pace

Please Note: New starting location -  Sprouts in Newark - Sprouts Farmers Market at Jarvis Ave & Newark Blvd
 
Please join me for our monthly Portola Loop ride this Saturday, 3/17. Hopefully the rain will give us an opening to ride. We’’ll do our usual route as described in the calendar (with the addition of the new start location).

Length: 43 miles; Elevatiion: 1408 feet
Terrain: 3; Pace: M


Meet at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

If rain interferes, I will send a notice either Friday night or Saturday morning.

Hope to see you on Saturday.
Mike

Conditioning Ride - Crystal Springs #RideCanceled

Julia Walker
 

There is a 70% chance of rain before the ride finishes, so I am canceling the ride. We will do this same ride next weekend. 

Thanks,
Julia

Re: Surprise! LAP Celebration, Beer & Food Ride!e

Jan Leimert
 

Thank you Lori, Cindy and Ken for a great celebration ride yesterday!  And thank you Dave E for patiently waiting for a couple of us that would have missed a critical turn on the way back.  
Jan


On Mar 14, 2018, at 4:05 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

A new addition to the calendar.  Please join us!

TITLE: Surprise!  2018 LAP Celebration, Beer & Food Ride!

MILEAGE/ELEVATION GAIN:  40/1850’

DATE:  3/18/18

TIME: 9:30AM

START:   Parking lot at the end of Marshlands Rd, at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (Fremont side).


Just when you were wondering what you were going to do with your Sundays, now that the last LAP ride is over…  Surprise! We are holding a 2018 LAP Celebration Ride, complete with a beer and food stop! Please join us, whether or not you rode any of the LAP rides this year.   Our route will take us up to the Redwood City Cross and then back down again to the best part of the ride: beer and food!  We will stop at the Marsh Manor Center, at Marsh & Florence, in Menlo Park, where we can indulge at Freewheel Brewing, Starbucks, and a wide variety of yummy cuisines, sweets and ice cream at the local stores.


IMPORTANT note, we will start the ride later at 9:30am and we will meet at the BASE of the Dumbarton Bridge, so we don’t have to ride the dreaded Marshlands Rd.  There is plenty of parking at this location but no convenient bathroom.  Please use the facilities at Don Edwards before you park by the bridge. As usual, we will have options for a shortcut or two if you want to reduce mileage or skip the climb.    See the route here:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26999476.  We will maintain a Touring through Moderate pace (10 to 16 mph). No drops and regroups as needed. Extreme weather or construction may modify the route and rain cancels. Check the FFBC message board or email or call us.


Cindy Maxwell maxwell.c@... 408-506-6860

Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624

Ken Goldman  ken.goldman@...  (510) 791-1095 (H) 510-378-5027

Re: Surprise! LAP Celebration, Beer & Food Ride!e

Lori Sommer
 

You’re welcome!  

We are glad you and Bob started and finished the series.  You can work on the middle portion next year- jk. 

Lori

On Mar 19, 2018, at 2:16 PM, Jan Leimert <jleimert@...> wrote:

Thank you Lori, Cindy and Ken for a great celebration ride yesterday!  And thank you Dave E for patiently waiting for a couple of us that would have missed a critical turn on the way back.  
Jan


On Mar 14, 2018, at 4:05 PM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

A new addition to the calendar.  Please join us!

TITLE: Surprise!  2018 LAP Celebration, Beer & Food Ride!

MILEAGE/ELEVATION GAIN:  40/1850’

DATE:  3/18/18

TIME: 9:30AM

START:   Parking lot at the end of Marshlands Rd, at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge (Fremont side).


Just when you were wondering what you were going to do with your Sundays, now that the last LAP ride is over…  Surprise! We are holding a 2018 LAP Celebration Ride, complete with a beer and food stop! Please join us, whether or not you rode any of the LAP rides this year.   Our route will take us up to the Redwood City Cross and then back down again to the best part of the ride: beer and food!  We will stop at the Marsh Manor Center, at Marsh & Florence, in Menlo Park, where we can indulge at Freewheel Brewing, Starbucks, and a wide variety of yummy cuisines, sweets and ice cream at the local stores.


IMPORTANT note, we will start the ride later at 9:30am and we will meet at the BASE of the Dumbarton Bridge, so we don’t have to ride the dreaded Marshlands Rd.  There is plenty of parking at this location but no convenient bathroom.  Please use the facilities at Don Edwards before you park by the bridge. As usual, we will have options for a shortcut or two if you want to reduce mileage or skip the climb.    See the route here:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26999476.  We will maintain a Touring through Moderate pace (10 to 16 mph). No drops and regroups as needed. Extreme weather or construction may modify the route and rain cancels. Check the FFBC message board or email or call us.


Cindy Maxwell maxwell.c@... 408-506-6860

Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624

Ken Goldman  ken.goldman@...  (510) 791-1095 (H) 510-378-5027

SUB - Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hi,
Ken is subbing for me this Thursday.  
Lori


Thursday, March 22
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride - Sunol Start
WhenThu, March 22, 9:30am – 1:30pm
WhereSunol Train Station (map)
DescriptionLength: 25-35 miles Terrain: 2, 3; Pace: T, M Ken is subbing for me today! This week the route starts at the Sunol Train Station. There are lots of places we can go and sometimes a portion of the climbing is optional and mileage can be reduced. Our favorite destinations include the Corner Bakery or Peet's via Kilkare, the water tower and Bernal Bump or maybe out to Panama Red Coffee in Livermore by way of Sycamore Grove/Holdener Park or the climbs out by Signal Hill and the fun descent on Croak Road with lunch at Panera in Livermore. Another favorite is Denica's in Dublin via Windemere. Bring $ for coffee or lunch. Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check Yahoo group, email or call me. Ken Goldman ken.goldman@comcast.net (510)791-1095 -homeSU

Cancelled - Tuesday Hills Brisk Pace

Vanessa McDonnell
 

Hi Freewheelers,

Today’s Tuesday Hills ride (brisk pace) is cancelled due to the high probability of rain. Per club policy the ride becomes a show & go. If you decide to ride keep the rubber side down.

V.

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Tour de Hills MODERATE #ridecancelled

Amy
 

No surprise...Today's ride is cancelled...And you can tell that your MODERATE ride leader gets up a bit later than the BRISK ride leader...

Should you like to ride to No Where - please let me know - meet 9-9:10am CitySports, Mowry. I can meet at the front desk with a free pass card - or you can print one out on line. Roll time is 9:15am

https://www.citysportsfitness.com/Pages/freepass.aspx?clubID=905

Lilit is a fun ride leader and can help you envision the climbs we will be missing outside today! 

Amy  510-224-0829

Cinderella Conditioning ride for March 24 - Crystal Springs #RideChange

Julia Walker
 

Since this ride was rained out last week, we will do it this Saturday. The ride start location is Bidwell Bayfront Park, please plan to arrive by 8:30 for an 8:45 start.

If you printed last week's route sheet, please do not use it! The issue with the ride has been fixed in the attached version.
RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27010697

Join us for one of the highlights of the Conditioning Ride Series, a ride to beautiful Crystal Springs Reservoir. Starting at Bayfront Park, we ride to Menlo Park where we’ll weave through the neighborhoods. We’ll make our way to Woodside and then ride down Canada Rd., taking in the beautiful views of the reservoir. We’ll U-turn at HWY 92 and head to our coffee/lunch stop. From there we’ll make our way back to the start of the ride!

Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Ken Goldman
 

I’ll be leading tomorrow’s ride for Lori— IF the rain moves out overnight. It’s not looking too good right now, but I’ll send a note out one way or the other by 6:30am.

Ken

Re: Cinderella Conditioning ride for March 24 - Crystal Springs #RideChange

David Walker
 

I'm planning to lead an M-pace ride with the following modified route:


On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM Julia Walker <walk9422@...> wrote:
Since this ride was rained out last week, we will do it this Saturday. The ride start location is Bidwell Bayfront Park, please plan to arrive by 8:30 for an 8:45 start.

If you printed last week's route sheet, please do not use it! The issue with the ride has been fixed in the attached version.
RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27010697

Join us for one of the highlights of the Conditioning Ride Series, a ride to beautiful Crystal Springs Reservoir. Starting at Bayfront Park, we ride to Menlo Park where we’ll weave through the neighborhoods. We’ll make our way to Woodside and then ride down Canada Rd., taking in the beautiful views of the reservoir. We’ll U-turn at HWY 92 and head to our coffee/lunch stop. From there we’ll make our way back to the start of the ride!

Thursday Morning Coffee Ride—CANCELLED

Ken Goldman
 

While there may be some dry periods this morning, it doesn’t look like there’s any chance of getting a ride in without getting pretty wet. Not to mention the wind and possible thunderstorms.

Per club policy, the ride is now a Show and Go. If you decide to test out your new rain gear, you might consider carrying a lightening rod.....

Ken


On Mar 21, 2018, at 6:15 PM, Ken Goldman <ken.goldman@...> wrote:

I’ll be leading tomorrow’s ride for Lori— IF the rain moves out overnight. It’s not looking too good right now, but I’ll send a note out one way or the other by 6:30am.

Ken

2018 Primavera - Final notice to register for the ride

James
 

Hi FFBC,

This final notice went out for registration to our Primavera. If you have any friends or family who want to join the ride, let them know it's almost sold out and they need to sign up now at our website.

We also have many opportunities to volunteer and help the club with the ride, and not just on the day of. Check out the link below to see where you're needed and sign up to help.

Thank you,
The Primavera Committee 


__________________________________
 
 
The 45th Primavera Century
is almost sold out!
 
 
__________________________________
 

This is a final notice to all our past riders and registrants. If you have already registered, thank you! About April 10, we will send you some last minute instructions and pointers. Use of Calaveras Road is looking pretty certain. Better yet is that the road will be restricted to Primavera riders with a Sheriff checkpoint.

 

If you haven't signed up, or you have friends who haven't and you want them riding with you, tell them to register now at our website! We are over 90% sold on distance rides and once we hit our cap, that is it.

 

Don't forget we also have a 25 mile fun ride that is great for the whole family or if you're looking for a short ride. This ride is over 70% sold already.

 

If you can't ride and need to transfer your registration, please remember to follow the instructions on our website. If you are not riding this year and would like to be involved, we are still in need of volunteers. See where you can help and sign up here.

 

Thanks again to everyone for all your support this year and past as we work to give you another wonderful Primavera event.

 

 

5th Thursday! - Thursday Morning Coffee Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Hello,

We DO have a ride scheduled for next week, the 5th Thursday of the month.  I posted it to the calendar before the beginning of the March however, I posted it to my personal google calendar instead of the FFBC club calendar - my apologies.  It is corrected now.  Thanks, Julie, for bringing it to my attention.  

I hope you can join me.  The current forecast is for 70deg. F and sun!

Lori

Thursday, March 29
9:30am
 Thursday Morning Coffee Ride to Zachary's Pizza
WhenThu, March 29, 9:30am – 1:00pm
WhereCentral Park in San Ramon (12501 Alcosta Blvd) (map)
DescriptionLength: 19 miles; Elevation: 1400 feet;
Terrain: 3,4 Pace: T,M

Meet at Central Park in San Ramon. Directions to the parking lot from Fremont: 680N, exit Bollinger, right turn onto Bollinger, left at the light on Marketplace (the turn is finally open again, parking lot on the RHS). We will climb to the top of Norris Canyon (looking for the miniature donkeys and peacocks along the way) and then turn back and head up Bollinger Canyon and look for the ostrich. Both climbs are out and back so you can turn around any time you feel like it. After a regroup at Las Trampas parking lot, we will head back to our cars and drive the couple of miles to Zachary's so we don't have to ride after eating (and Walt doesn't have to worry about riding with his leftovers in a pizza box). No one left behind. Bring $ for lunch. If you know you are coming please RSVP so I can make reservations! Extreme temperatures or construction or whim of the ride leader can modify the route. Rain cancels, check yahoo group, email or call me.

RidewithGPS URL:
 Lori Sommer lorimsommer@gmail.com 510-693-8624