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Jerome Thomere

Different Spokes
San Francisco
P.O. Box 14711
San Francisco, CA 94114

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August Ride Calendar
July 2017 August 2017 September 2017
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
30
31
01
02
03
04
05
8:00am
China Camp + Lucas Valley
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
9:00am
Jersey Ride
6:00am
DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 1
13
6:00am
DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 2
14
15
16
17
18
19
10:00am
Social Ride: Lunch at Little Louie's in Point Richmond
20
21 +
22 +
23 +
24 +
25 +
26 +
27 +
9:30am
Orinda Pool Party 2017 Special Edition (Femme)
9:30am
Orinda Pool Party 2017 Special Edition (Butch)
28 +
29 +
30 +
31 +
01 +
02 +
03 +
04 +
05 +
06 +
07 +
08 +
09 +
9:00am
Jersey Ride

Please signal any errors or omissions to Jerome.

To add a ride to the calendar, use the add-ride form or click on the "+" sign to the right of the date you want for the ride. Alternatively, contact the club's Web Editor.

Before leading a ride, download a copy of the Ride Waiver form. Have all participants read and sign this form.

After the ride, please fax or e-mail the completed form to the Ride Coordinator using the contact information at the bottom of the Ride Waiver form. (Or contact the Ride Coordinator for an address if you need to use snail mail.)

ALL RIDES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Rides are open to all club members, visitors, and guests. To ensure that you enjoy club rides, be sure to pick rides appropriate for your riding ability. Rides are classified by pace and terrain. If you are taking your first club ride, be safe and underestimate your ability. If you are unsure about a particular ride, contact the ride leader, who can provide more information about the ride and the expected difficulty. Helmets are required on all rides, and lights are required on night rides. Each rider should carry money for an emergency call and appropriate equipment (spare tube or patch kit, pump, water, food, and so forth).

Ride Key

PaceTerrainRide Type
A. Leisurely, frequent stops

B. Moderate, occasional stops

C. Brisk, few stops

D. Steady, strenuous, few stops

1. Mostly flat, easy grades, suitable for beginners

2. Few low hills, a challenge for beginners

3. Moderate hills with some challenges

4. Hills, some steep climbs, with some relief

5. Many steep hills and climbs, for strong riders

Road

Off-Road

Wear DSSF Jersey

August 5 - 8:00AM • Saturday

China Camp + Lucas Valley

Distance: 80
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

Come join us for an exciting ride out to China Camp and then Lucas Valley. Join us at 8am at Peet's in the Castro or 9am at Mikes in Sausalito.

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
2257 market st 94114
Peet's in the Castro
Ride Leader:
Joseph Collins

August 12 - 9:00AM • Saturday

Jersey Ride

Distance: 27/47/59 miles
Pace: A
Terrain: 3

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
2257 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
(Peet's in the Castro - please let us know if you want to join us along the route)
Ride Leader:


rides@dssf.org

August 12 - 6:00AM • Saturday

DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 1

Distance: 92
Pace: C
Terrain: 3

IT'S BACK!

It’s time again for a Double Bay Double/Dolly Renegade Ride the weekend of August 12th and 13th 2017!!! Different Spokes San Francisco and Project Inform have teamed up to commemorate 35 years of Different Spokes San Francisco with a recreation of an AIDS ride that DSSF put on 30 years ago and we hope you can be a part of this historic 2-day (almost) double century going north from SF to Guerneville, staying overnight then back to SF!

More details below:

Hey let’s ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had SUCH a fun crew of cyclists and Roadies last time we did the Double Bay Double/Dolly Renegade Ride and we are hoping to have just as much if not MORE this year! We have a 50 cyclist max and if we fill those with the most fun people it’s going to be a party on wheels*!!??!?

‘Hello Dolly’ Yes there WILL be Dollys. In fact, Claire Reinbold has committed again to coming across the country bike, blond wig and boobs in tow, to do this ride with us! If she can do all of that to support the cause I hope you can join too!
Once again we will be raising funds for Project Inform and we ask that all the riders raise at least $300 bit are hoping for $1000. This year we camp together so there won’t be expense of a hotel room. Maybe you could bolster your fundraising with some of those funds? If 25 of us raise $1000 we will break the amount we raised last year! If we get 50 riders and they all raised $1000 that will ensure that Project Inform will reach almost a half a MILLION people with prevention materials via outreaches and clinics throughout the country. Wouldn’t you like to be able to support HIV prevention like that? Hepatitis C has a cure. Through advocacy and policy, Project Inform works to ensure that patients are offered and can afford the cure by pressuring pharmaceutical companies, healthcare plans/insurance and the federal government to allow access to all Americans.

People are living long, healthy lives with HIV but it’s nice to know that there is an organization that was working hard to make sure cure and vaccine research is still happening and true to Martin Delaney (PI’s Founder) ideals, that that research was being done in the most ethical way possible. Project Inform has been providing leadership in HIV for 30 years and now champions Hep C as well in the face of staggering statistics. Isn’t that the good you want to see in the world? Me too!

As most of us are of the ALC tradition, we will be having a very safe ride with many of the kooky touches you might expect. Several of our key Roadies have signed on again and virtually all have an ALC background so we’ll have great support as well as gorgeous scenery** on this fun ride!
· FUNDRAISING. We ask that cyclists raise at least $300 (it hasn’t gone up!) but would love everyone to raise $1000. Last DBD/Dolly we raised $23,000 with 17 riders. We are hoping to have a larger group this year and would like to raise over $40,000 as that would do MUCH for Project Inform’s Programs.
· SUPPORT. It is common knowledge that Roadies make EVERYTHING better and these volunteers are sublime because they are as much fun as they are dedicated! As on the last ride, your pack etc. will be transported for you and there will be supported rest stops, sweeps and moto! We love our Roadies! And if you know people you think would be great on the Roadie team send them my way! We’ll put ‘em to work in the most entertaining and helpful way! emarikosanders@projectinform.org
· ACCOMODATIONS. We’ll stay at Cassini Ranch (their site seems to have been hacked but it’s the same place as John Pon) campsites right on the River!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This way we will be able to stay together***. Project Inform has already paid the big deposit on the campsites. You will pay a $15 camper fee. We ask that you pack a tent (don’t worry if you don’t have one. Some people have 2!) Grown up sleep-away bike camp!
· FOOD and DRINKS. Once again snacks, sports drinks and water will be provided at the rest stops. We have a Bay Area biking guru (you know who you are!) working on the route so we will know our rest stops soon. It’s still unclear if like our last ride if you will be purchasing your own lunch or if the lunch spot is remote so that PI would provide the lunch. Stay tuned for that info. Dinner was on our own last time but it’ll be a party if we dinner together so this year we are arranging to have dinner in camp! We are hoping to get one of our favorite local eateries to help with this! Stay tuned! YAY! Breakfast will be a simple but once again together!
· TRAINING. Different Spokes has a calendar of rides and I’m sure ALC would let you jump in on their training rides as well. Alternately you can do the spin at the gym ‘til you drop method that I employ! HA! Here’s a training plan I found on line: http://www.shape.com/blogs/ready-set-race/meet-man-behind-my-plan-6-weeks-200-miles. I’m sure there are better ones out there.
· MORE. Check out http://www.doublebaydouble.org/ for some FAQs (and some less frequently asked ones!) And we will start posting to the Double Bay Double page soon!
Soon to come:
· Route Maps
· Packing suggestions
· More details
To register, please go to: http://support.projectinform.org/site/Calendar?id=100501&view=Detail

*It was Claire (Roadie) and Tomas’ (Cyclist) birthday last time. Whose will it be this year?!?!
** Why yes! Some of our Riders and Roadies do count!
***You can of course stay at one of the many wonderful hotel/bnb/airbnb options in the area! Book soon however as they book up quickly!

--
EMILY MARIKO-SANDERS
Programs and Operations Manager // Project Inform

273 Ninth St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Ride start:
Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
Rear parking lot
Ride Leader:
Emily Mariko-Sanders

emarikosanders@projectinform.org

August 13 - 6:00AM • Sunday

DOUBLE BAY DOUBLE - Day 2

Distance: 85
Pace: C
Terrain: 3

IT'S BACK!

It’s time again for a Double Bay Double/Dolly Renegade Ride the weekend of August 12th and 13th 2017!!! Different Spokes San Francisco and Project Inform have teamed up to commemorate 35 years of Different Spokes San Francisco with a recreation of an AIDS ride that DSSF put on 30 years ago and we hope you can be a part of this historic 2-day (almost) double century going north from SF to Guerneville, staying overnight then back to SF!

More details below:

Hey let’s ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had SUCH a fun crew of cyclists and Roadies last time we did the Double Bay Double/Dolly Renegade Ride and we are hoping to have just as much if not MORE this year! We have a 50 cyclist max and if we fill those with the most fun people it’s going to be a party on wheels*!!??!?

‘Hello Dolly’ Yes there WILL be Dollys. In fact, Claire Reinbold has committed again to coming across the country bike, blond wig and boobs in tow, to do this ride with us! If she can do all of that to support the cause I hope you can join too!
Once again we will be raising funds for Project Inform and we ask that all the riders raise at least $300 bit are hoping for $1000. This year we camp together so there won’t be expense of a hotel room. Maybe you could bolster your fundraising with some of those funds? If 25 of us raise $1000 we will break the amount we raised last year! If we get 50 riders and they all raised $1000 that will ensure that Project Inform will reach almost a half a MILLION people with prevention materials via outreaches and clinics throughout the country. Wouldn’t you like to be able to support HIV prevention like that? Hepatitis C has a cure. Through advocacy and policy, Project Inform works to ensure that patients are offered and can afford the cure by pressuring pharmaceutical companies, healthcare plans/insurance and the federal government to allow access to all Americans.

People are living long, healthy lives with HIV but it’s nice to know that there is an organization that was working hard to make sure cure and vaccine research is still happening and true to Martin Delaney (PI’s Founder) ideals, that that research was being done in the most ethical way possible. Project Inform has been providing leadership in HIV for 30 years and now champions Hep C as well in the face of staggering statistics. Isn’t that the good you want to see in the world? Me too!

As most of us are of the ALC tradition, we will be having a very safe ride with many of the kooky touches you might expect. Several of our key Roadies have signed on again and virtually all have an ALC background so we’ll have great support as well as gorgeous scenery** on this fun ride!
· FUNDRAISING. We ask that cyclists raise at least $300 (it hasn’t gone up!) but would love everyone to raise $1000. Last DBD/Dolly we raised $23,000 with 17 riders. We are hoping to have a larger group this year and would like to raise over $40,000 as that would do MUCH for Project Inform’s Programs.
· SUPPORT. It is common knowledge that Roadies make EVERYTHING better and these volunteers are sublime because they are as much fun as they are dedicated! As on the last ride, your pack etc. will be transported for you and there will be supported rest stops, sweeps and moto! We love our Roadies! And if you know people you think would be great on the Roadie team send them my way! We’ll put ‘em to work in the most entertaining and helpful way! emarikosanders@projectinform.org
· ACCOMODATIONS. We’ll stay at Cassini Ranch (their site seems to have been hacked but it’s the same place as John Pon) campsites right on the River!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This way we will be able to stay together***. Project Inform has already paid the big deposit on the campsites. You will pay a $15 camper fee. We ask that you pack a tent (don’t worry if you don’t have one. Some people have 2!) Grown up sleep-away bike camp!
· FOOD and DRINKS. Once again snacks, sports drinks and water will be provided at the rest stops. We have a Bay Area biking guru (you know who you are!) working on the route so we will know our rest stops soon. It’s still unclear if like our last ride if you will be purchasing your own lunch or if the lunch spot is remote so that PI would provide the lunch. Stay tuned for that info. Dinner was on our own last time but it’ll be a party if we dinner together so this year we are arranging to have dinner in camp! We are hoping to get one of our favorite local eateries to help with this! Stay tuned! YAY! Breakfast will be a simple but once again together!
· TRAINING. Different Spokes has a calendar of rides and I’m sure ALC would let you jump in on their training rides as well. Alternately you can do the spin at the gym ‘til you drop method that I employ! HA! Here’s a training plan I found on line: http://www.shape.com/blogs/ready-set-race/meet-man-behind-my-plan-6-weeks-200-miles. I’m sure there are better ones out there.
· MORE. Check out http://www.doublebaydouble.org/ for some FAQs (and some less frequently asked ones!) And we will start posting to the Double Bay Double page soon!
Soon to come:
· Route Maps
· Packing suggestions
· More details
To register, please go to: http://support.projectinform.org/site/Calendar?id=100501&view=Detail

*It was Claire (Roadie) and Tomas’ (Cyclist) birthday last time. Whose will it be this year?!?!
** Why yes! Some of our Riders and Roadies do count!
***You can of course stay at one of the many wonderful hotel/bnb/airbnb options in the area! Book soon however as they book up quickly!

--
EMILY MARIKO-SANDERS
Programs and Operations Manager // Project Inform

273 Ninth St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Ride start:
Casini Ranch, 22855 Moscow Road, Duncans Mills, CA
Casini Ranch overnite
Ride Leader:
Emily Mariko-Sanders

emarikosanders@projectinform.org

August 19 - 10:00AM • Saturday

Social Ride: Lunch at Little Louie's in Point Richmond

Distance: 30
Pace: A
Terrain: 1

If you've been waiting for an gentle, easy ride, this one's for you. This is a nearly dead-flat ride from the MacArthur BART station out to Little Louie's in Point Richmond. We drop down 40th Street to the Bay Trail and take it all the way out past the Rosie the Riveter Museum and on to Point Richmond for a delicious lunch. Afterwards we'll gently roll back by the permanently docked Liberty Ship, the USS Red Oak Victory and then back on the Bay Trail. The only "hill" is the lump at Golden Gate Fields that you'll have to traverse in each direction. This is a no-drop ride.

Please RSVP!

Rain cancels: yes
Ride start:
MacArthur BART station
Meet outside of the fare gates on the plaza.
Ride Leader:
Tony Moy, Roger Hoyer
925-254-5802
handtalksf@yahoo.com

August 27 - 9:30AM • Sunday

Orinda Pool Party 2017 Special Edition (Femme)

Distance: 33
Pace: B
Terrain: 2

This year’s Orinda Pool Party will feature two new routes due to the closure of the Canyon Bridge, which makes lovely Pinehurst Road inaccessible. Instead of going up Pinehurst and rolling atop Skyline and Grizzly Peak Boulevards as we do every year, we will instead head for flatter territory. From Orinda BART we’ll head through Lafayette and into southern Walnut Creek through suburban lanes, and then return via the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail and back to Orinda. We’ll end with a steep but not too long climb up El Toyonal to the manse. For those hungering for something longer, hillier, steeper, and more butch, you will start off instead with a climb up Miner Road to the top of Happy Valley before joining the easier route. To keep it interesting, towards the end you will then climb up Donald Drive, the ridiculously steep Stein Way, and then finish with a bang up El Toyonal.

Our repast will be the usual: Aidell’s sausages grilled on the Weber, pesto pasta, and a green salad. You bring an appetizer or dessert (or a vegetarian/vegan dish if you desire). Alcohol is BYOB. Bring swim attire, towel, sunblock. Witty and fabulous poolside conversation is required and expected. We will have a car at Orinda BART at the beginning of the ride for dropping off your stuff rather than having to schlep it whilst riding. You do not need to do the ride to attend the pool party, however everybody MUST RSVP no later than Friday, August 25—no exceptions. Plus, it’s just plain rude not to RSVP. There is very limited parking at the house, so carpool if you must drive and definitely notify us.

If your last name is between A to M, bring an appetizer.
If your last name is between N to Z, bring a dessert.

And did I forget to mention to RSVP by Friday August 25?

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
Orinda BART Station, Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA

Meet in the west parking lot near the station entrance
Ride Leader:
Tony Moy, Roger Hoyer, David Gaus, Roger Sayre
925-254-5802
handtalksf@yahoo.com

August 27 - 9:30AM • Sunday

Orinda Pool Party 2017 Special Edition (Butch)

Distance: 40
Pace: C
Terrain: 4

This year’s Orinda Pool Party will feature two new routes due to the closure of the Canyon Bridge, which makes lovely Pinehurst Road inaccessible. Instead of going up Pinehurst and rolling atop Skyline and Grizzly Peak Boulevards as we do every year, we will instead head for flatter territory. From Orinda BART we’ll head through Lafayette and into southern Walnut Creek through suburban lanes, and then return via the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail and back to Orinda. We’ll end with a steep but not too long climb up El Toyonal to the manse. For those hungering for something longer, hillier, steeper, and more butch, you will start off instead with a climb up Miner Road to the top of Happy Valley before joining the easier route. To keep it interesting, towards the end you will then climb up Donald Drive, the ridiculously steep Stein Way, and then finish with a bang up El Toyonal.

Our repast will be the usual: Aidell’s sausages grilled on the Weber, pesto pasta, and a green salad. You bring an appetizer or dessert (or a vegetarian/vegan dish if you desire). Alcohol is BYOB. Bring swim attire, towel, sunblock. Witty and fabulous poolside conversation is required and expected. We will have a car at Orinda BART at the beginning of the ride for dropping off your stuff rather than having to schlep it whilst riding. You do not need to do the ride to attend the pool party, however everybody MUST RSVP no later than Friday, August 25—no exceptions. Plus, it’s just plain rude not to RSVP. There is very limited parking at the house, so carpool if you must drive and definitely notify us.

If your last name is between A to M, bring an appetizer.
If your last name is between N to Z, bring a dessert.

And did I forget to mention to RSVP by Friday August 25?

Rain cancels: call
Ride start:
Orinda BART Station, Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA
Meet in the west parking lot near the entrance.
Ride Leader:
Tony Moy, Roger Hoyer, Maurizio Franzini
925-254-5802
handtalksf@yahoo.com

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