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moderated Reminder - Walt's Birthday Ride
The much anticipated day is tomorrow!
The ribbons are cut and tied. Vicki will chalk the top of the Nike Hill today and I will finish up the route sheets. I hope to see you in the morning: large parking lot at Don Edwards, 9AM.
Thursday, September 13
WhenThu, September 13, 9:00am – 1:30pm
WhereVisitor Center, 2 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555, USA (map)
Elevation Gain: 530ft
Walt is turning 87! He continues to inspire us and will make his annual birthday trek up "Nike Hill". The climb is optional for everyone else. 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 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!
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Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624