Western Wheelers Bicycle Club
 

Ride Schedule

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Upcoming events

    • Sun, March 29, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Pacific Grove, CA

    Please REGISTER if attending our two day weekend rides. See Saturday ride listing for registration.

    LDT SUNDAY RIDE: MONTEREY/FORT ORD

    • B/2(1200’)/24;
    • B/3(2000’)/29;
    • C/3(3000’)/39

    Stay overnight after the ride on Saturday or just drive down for a socially-paced ride from the Monterey Peninsula up Seventeen Mile Drive’s less traveled high road to the wilds of Fort Ord. Bring snacks as there are no services on Fort Ord. Return through Monterey for lunch on the wharf. Separate B and C groups. NEW FOR 2015 – EZ start B route option for less climbing/distance. Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895).

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Meet in Pacific Grove at Lighthouse Ave. and Asilomar Ave (90 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove) near the Point Pinos Lighthouse.

    LEADERS:

    • B = TBD;
    • C- = TBD;
    • C+ = TBD;
    • D = TBD;
    • E = TBD

    • Sun, March 29, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Starbucks, 201 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale
     Meet Chris Mok (408-246-3045winwin4fun@gmail.com) and Max Mok at 10:00 AM at Starbucks, 201 S Mary Ave,  Sunnyvale, CA.  Join us for a short and sweet local outing and no one will be left behind : )   Much of the route will include shaded back roads like "dirty Moody" No lunch stop. Rain cancels.


    • Sun, March 29, 2015
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tully Community Branch Library and Baseball Park parking lot

    Meet at the Tully Community Branch Library and Baseball Park parking lot at the civilized time of 10:30 am. Come to Tully and Galveston in San Jose (Highway 101 south to Tully Road. Right on Tully. Left at Galveston into Library/Baseball Park. Right to baseball diamond parking area.) Ride a few hills and the Coyote Creek Trail. Watch planes take off at an airport along the way. Eat lunch in Morgan Hill (bring or buy). Return along the full length of the Morgan Hill trail. For more information about this ride, contact Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ).


    Meet at the Tully Community Branch Library and Baseball Park parking lot at the civilized time of 10:30 am. Come to Tully and Galveston in San Jose (Highway 101 south to Tully Road. Right on Tully. Left at Galveston into Library/Baseball Park. Right to baseball diamond parking area.) Ride a few hills and the Coyote Creek Trail. Watch planes take off at an airport along the way. Eat lunch in Morgan Hill (bring or buy). Return along the full length of the Morgan Hill trail. For more information about this ride, contact Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ).
    • Mon, March 30, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Los Prados Park, San Mateo

    The Monday morning ride for bicyclists who live in the northern cities of the Peninsula is growing in numbers. It is a flat (except overpasses) route to Café Borrone in Menlo Park for coffee and/or breakfast. We return at a social pace through the quiet, residential streets in Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont. The Hill Climbers’ Option adds 12 to 16 miles to the ride. Meet at Los Prados Park at 8:30 AM for a departure at 8:45 AM. Directions: From 101, drive east on Hillsdale Blvd., take the first right on Norfolk St. and right again on La Selva; take the first left onto Casa de Campo. The Park is on the left. For more information, call Tom Prager (650-219-9206, trprager1200@gmail.com). Rain/muddy conditions cancel.

    • Mon, March 30, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff, Mountain View

    If you are not ready for the faster pace of the other Monday morning Café Borrone rides until after you've had your coffee, then this ride might be just right for you. Meet Pat Elson at Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstoriff Avenue, Mountain View.  Meet in the parking lot near the Community Center Building off of Rengstorff Avenue.  We'll meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure for Café Borrone in Menlo Park.  Very flat, and we'll travel at a mild, social, and comfortable "A" pace.  Nobody left behind, we are in this together.  Rain cancels.

    • Mon, March 30, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Cycling Center, 2449 Grant, Los Altos
    Start your week with a fast or easy ride (you decide) to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Reflect upon the past weekend with old and new friends. Return at a social pace through quiet residential streets. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky's parking lot, less than 1/4 mile north of Homestead Rd. (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined) at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM departure. This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Pete Letchworth (pete@letchworths.com or 408-257-7626) and Allen Cymrot (cymrealadv@batnet.com) share leadership of this ride.
    • Mon, March 30, 2015
    • 9:20 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Tours bicycle shop, Los Altos
    Jump out of the starting blocks at 9:20 am with a fast pace-line to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. We will work our way back along the foothills after coffee. No sweep; one regroup for coffee. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky’s parking lot, less than ¼ mile north of Homestead Rd (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined). This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Leader: Dave Fitch, davidfitch@prodigy.net.

    • Tue, March 31, 2015
    • 9:50 AM
    • Safeway parking lot at Sharon Park in Menlo Park

    Join Ken Lum (lum40@comcast.net and 1-650-508-1879, Cell: 1-805-720-2912) at the Safeway parking lot at Sharon Park in Menlo Park off Sand Hill Rd. at 9:50 AM for a 10:05 AM departure for an easy going ride through Shoreline Park to the SETI Institute at 189 Bernardo Ave. in Mountain View for their weekly noon time talks on astronomy, physics and astrobiology. We will meet at the corner of the parking lot near the entrance across from the Shell gas station so as not to interfere with customer parking. This week's talk will be about "Saturn's Rings: An accessible Astrophysical Disk" by Matthew Tiscareno Cornell University. For more on the talk, visit the SETI web site at: www.seti.org. We will pick up lunch at the Subway sandwich shop in Mountain View to take to SETI. Anyone wanting to skip the lecture may return on their own via any of the alternative routes outlined on the route sheet. Rain or King Dinosaur cancels.

    • Tue, March 31, 2015
    • 10:45 AM
    • Westmoor Shopping Center, Fremont and Mary, Sunnyvale
    Peter B. has now retired from leading this ride. In honor of his many years of dedicated service we have named the ride after him, and the immortal works of his ride description will be retained here, mostly intact. So here we go: Retired, home executive, between jobs, playing hooky? We’d love to have you join us each Tuesday during the year, rain or shine, at Starbucks in the Westmoor Shopping Center in Sunnyvale, corner of Fremont and Mary, at a later, civilized hour. The route is a variation of the Portola loop with lunch stops at various eating places in the Palo Alto area. There are hilly C and D routes as well as a flat route. All rides meet at 10:45 AM for a prompt 11:00 AM departure. The hilly route varies through the month. Routes in Excel and PDF format. Everyone assembles together at regroups and lunch. Many stop for coffee near the end of the ride. Leader: Vern L. Tuckervltbike@yahoo.com, home 408-730-2548, cell 408-893-6008. Bring lunch or buy.
    • Tue, March 31, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • see ride description
    Join Robert Sexton (robert@kudra.com408.218.8466) and Mark Bagnola (mbagnola@mac.com) for a fast lunchtime ride from Cupertino into the hills around Stevens Creek Reservoir.  Typical routes include one of: Montebello, Redwood Gulch, or Villa Montalvo/Peach, and are finalized at the ride meet to be about 90 minutes long with a brief regroup at the top of the hill(s) of choice.  Meet behind the Cupertino Target (intersection of Alves Drive and Saich Way) by noon for a 12:05 Sharp Sharp departure.  Falling rain cancels.
    • Tue, March 31, 2015
    • 5:15 PM
    • Parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside

    Beginning on March 10th, join us after work every Tuesday evening for a backroads tour of Woodside and environs, including some moderate hills and extra-credit loops (for faster riders). Meet in the parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside at 5:15 pm for a 5:30 pm departure. (We will be departing at 6:00 pm next month). Ride leader and route sheet vary from week to week. Ride coordinators: Mark Mervich (mark@memervich.com, 650-367-6326) and David Falconer, (dgfalconer@aol.com, 650-274-3184).

    • Wed, April 01, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos
    If you can ride the hills but not at the fast D/E pace, come join us, the D Social Climbers. Please note the Social Climbers' ride is not suitable for novice riders, nor for riders lacking climbing experience. We do the same ride as the D/E's, meeting at Shoup Park at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure. These rides vary weekly, but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Always be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Ride leaders are Gene Kiernan (emoofasa@gmail.com, cell: 408-712-1244), and Martha Landis (ml21150@gmail.com. The route sheet is on the Hills-R-Us blog page herePlease print out a copy as the ride leader doesn't provide route sheets.
    • Wed, April 01, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 9:00 AM, ride departs at 9:15 AM. Pace and regroups accommodate all D and E riders, so that no one feels they’re making the others wait for them. Rides vary weekly but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Route, including lunch stop or lack of one, and leader(s) announced 1-2 days beforehand via the Hills R Us blog (in the navigation menu on the Western Wheelers home page). Leaders: Steve Chapel (650 823-7982schapel2@gmail.comPaul Melville (408 257-3626melvillepaul@hotmail.com) and Doug Hahn (650 279-0357dhahn11@yahoo.com)

    • Wed, April 01, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Cupertino Bike Shop

    Meet Bill Strahm (5037813705, bill.strahm@gmail.com) at 5;45 PM at Cupertino Bike Shop. Lets start hill intervals.  Meet in the parking lot of Cupertino Bike at the corner of McClellan and Foothill Expressway. Meet at 5:45 PM, rolling at 6:00 PM prompt or it will get dark. Mt. Eden is great for this, Starting April 1st we will climb Mt. Eden once - and come back to the start. Warm up to the bottom of Mt. Eden (10-12 MPH) climb at your own pace - regroup at the top and return. No lunch stop.

    In Mid April - we will add stop at the park at the bottom for 2 minutes, followed by a second trip up to the top. The goal is to be back before dark, however - it is always good to ride with lights and make yourself visible in case we do one climb to many and it starts to get dark. Will discuss the number of climbs of Mt. Eden before we leave and the rules for how the intervals work once we start doing multiple climbs. If you don't like hills - this is the perfect ride for you to build your strength and speed on climbs so the mountains can become your friends.

    • Thu, April 02, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • McKenzie Park, Los Altos

    We will meet at McKenzie Park at 10:00 am. We will leave at 10:15 am and ride our bikes. Then we will stop for lunch (bring or buy). Then we will ride our bikes back to the start. Contact: Jessica (laciclista@sonic.net).

    • Thu, April 02, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    This is a series of evening rides varying from 15 to 30 miles in Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley and Saratoga, sampling local hills and out-of-the-way roads. Meet at Shoup Park in Los Altos at 6:00 PM, for a 6:10 PM departure. There are two ride group options: C/D and D/E, with routes suitable for each group. The routes vary each week, to take advantage of the available daylight. Every effort will be made to get riders back before dark, but bring lights just in case. Many of the riders go out to dinner afterwards at a variety of local restaurants. C/D leader: Gary Goldman (gary_goldman@yahoo.com, 650-279-5315). D/E leader: Mike Boester (mboester@udctours.com)

    • Sat, April 04, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • San Raphael, CA

    LDT RIDE: PETALUMA

    • B/2.5(3000’)/47;
    • C/2.5(4000’)/62;
    • D/2.5(4500’)/72;
    • E/2.5(5400’)/88 

    Enjoy beautiful views of Marin County from scenic rolling roads, along with some moderate climbs including Wilson Hill. D’s do an “out-and-back” section on scenic Marshall-Petaluma Road, while the E’s continue on to spectacular Tomales Bay. B’s will lunch at the Marin Cheese Factory, while the C’s, D’s and E’s have a lovely plaza lunch in downtown Petaluma before rolling home via a stop at the Cheese Factory. Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895) and Bill Sherwin (wbsherwin@comcast.net or 650-888-6749).

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Marin County Civic Center (Armory Drive, San Rafael, CA). From the Golden Gate Bridge take 101 north approximately 14 miles to North San Pedro Road. Exit eastbound, and turn left at Civic Center Drive (first stop light). Turn right onto Armory Drive which leads into the large parking lot.

    LEADERS:

    • B = TBD;
    • C- = TBD;
    • C+ = TBD;
    • D = TBD;
    • E = TBD

    • Mon, April 06, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Los Prados Park, San Mateo

    The Monday morning ride for bicyclists who live in the northern cities of the Peninsula is growing in numbers. It is a flat (except overpasses) route to Café Borrone in Menlo Park for coffee and/or breakfast. We return at a social pace through the quiet, residential streets in Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont. The Hill Climbers’ Option adds 12 to 16 miles to the ride. Meet at Los Prados Park at 8:30 AM for a departure at 8:45 AM. Directions: From 101, drive east on Hillsdale Blvd., take the first right on Norfolk St. and right again on La Selva; take the first left onto Casa de Campo. The Park is on the left. For more information, call Tom Prager (650-219-9206, trprager1200@gmail.com). Rain/muddy conditions cancel.

    • Mon, April 06, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff, Mountain View

    If you are not ready for the faster pace of the other Monday morning Café Borrone rides until after you've had your coffee, then this ride might be just right for you. Meet Pat Elson at Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstoriff Avenue, Mountain View.  Meet in the parking lot near the Community Center Building off of Rengstorff Avenue.  We'll meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure for Café Borrone in Menlo Park.  Very flat, and we'll travel at a mild, social, and comfortable "A" pace.  Nobody left behind, we are in this together.  Rain cancels.

    • Mon, April 06, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Cycling Center, 2449 Grant, Los Altos
    Start your week with a fast or easy ride (you decide) to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Reflect upon the past weekend with old and new friends. Return at a social pace through quiet residential streets. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky's parking lot, less than 1/4 mile north of Homestead Rd. (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined) at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM departure. This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Pete Letchworth (pete@letchworths.com or 408-257-7626) and Allen Cymrot (cymrealadv@batnet.com) share leadership of this ride.
    • Mon, April 06, 2015
    • 9:20 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Tours bicycle shop, Los Altos
    Jump out of the starting blocks at 9:20 am with a fast pace-line to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. We will work our way back along the foothills after coffee. No sweep; one regroup for coffee. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky’s parking lot, less than ¼ mile north of Homestead Rd (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined). This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Leader: Dave Fitch, davidfitch@prodigy.net.

    • Tue, April 07, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Safeway parking lot at Sharon Park in Menlo Park
    Join Ken Lum (lum40@comcast.net and 1-650-508-1879, Cell: 1-805-720-2912) at the Safeway parking lot at Sharon Park in Menlo Park at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure for an easy going ride to Shoreline Park, Mountain View and Los Altos. We will meet at the corner of the parking lot across from the en-trance to the Shell gas station so as not to interfere with custom-er parking. Lunch well be at the Le Boulanger in Los Altos with other riders coming up from Sunnyvale. Rain cancels.


    • Tue, April 07, 2015
    • 10:45 AM
    • Westmoor Shopping Center, Fremont and Mary, Sunnyvale
    Peter B. has now retired from leading this ride. In honor of his many years of dedicated service we have named the ride after him, and the immortal works of his ride description will be retained here, mostly intact. So here we go: Retired, home executive, between jobs, playing hooky? We’d love to have you join us each Tuesday during the year, rain or shine, at Starbucks in the Westmoor Shopping Center in Sunnyvale, corner of Fremont and Mary, at a later, civilized hour. The route is a variation of the Portola loop with lunch stops at various eating places in the Palo Alto area. There are hilly C and D routes as well as a flat route. All rides meet at 10:45 AM for a prompt 11:00 AM departure. The hilly route varies through the month. Routes in Excel and PDF format. Everyone assembles together at regroups and lunch. Many stop for coffee near the end of the ride. Leader: Vern L. Tuckervltbike@yahoo.com, home 408-730-2548, cell 408-893-6008. Bring lunch or buy.
    • Tue, April 07, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • see ride description
    Join Robert Sexton (robert@kudra.com408.218.8466) and Mark Bagnola (mbagnola@mac.com) for a fast lunchtime ride from Cupertino into the hills around Stevens Creek Reservoir.  Typical routes include one of: Montebello, Redwood Gulch, or Villa Montalvo/Peach, and are finalized at the ride meet to be about 90 minutes long with a brief regroup at the top of the hill(s) of choice.  Meet behind the Cupertino Target (intersection of Alves Drive and Saich Way) by noon for a 12:05 Sharp Sharp departure.  Falling rain cancels.
    • Tue, April 07, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside

    Beginning on March 10th, join us after work every Tuesday evening for a backroads tour of Woodside and environs, including some moderate hills and extra-credit loops (for faster riders). Meet in the parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside at 5:45 pm for a 6:00 pm departure.Ride leader and route sheet vary from week to week. Ride coordinators: Mark Mervich (mark@memervich.com, 650-367-6326) and David Falconer, (dgfalconer@aol.com, 650-274-3184).

    • Wed, April 08, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos
    If you can ride the hills but not at the fast D/E pace, come join us, the D Social Climbers. Please note the Social Climbers' ride is not suitable for novice riders, nor for riders lacking climbing experience. We do the same ride as the D/E's, meeting at Shoup Park at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure. These rides vary weekly, but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Always be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Ride leaders are Gene Kiernan (emoofasa@gmail.com, cell: 408-712-1244), and Martha Landis (ml21150@gmail.com. The route sheet is on the Hills-R-Us blog page herePlease print out a copy as the ride leader doesn't provide route sheets.
    • Wed, April 08, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 9:00 AM, ride departs at 9:15 AM. Pace and regroups accommodate all D and E riders, so that no one feels they’re making the others wait for them. Rides vary weekly but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Route, including lunch stop or lack of one, and leader(s) announced 1-2 days beforehand via the Hills R Us blog (in the navigation menu on the Western Wheelers home page). Leaders: Steve Chapel (650 823-7982schapel2@gmail.comPaul Melville (408 257-3626melvillepaul@hotmail.com) and Doug Hahn (650 279-0357dhahn11@yahoo.com)

    • Wed, April 08, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Bedwell-Bayfront Park, Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway, Menlo Park
    Meet Edward Pease (408-998-4329; eddel4329@aol.com) at Bedwell-Bayfront Park, Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway, Menlo Park at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. This is an out and back ride almost entire-ly on bike trails. We will cross the Dumbarton Bridge and con-nect to the Alvarado Creek trail. Bring your lunch for the end of the trail/turn-around point. Rain or heavy winds cancel. Driving directions: north or south (as appropriate) on US 101 and take the Marsh Road exit east 1 block straight into the Park parking lot.


    • Wed, April 08, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Cupertino Bike Shop

    Meet Bill Strahm (5037813705, bill.strahm@gmail.com) at 5;45 PM at Cupertino Bike Shop. Lets start hill intervals.  Meet in the parking lot of Cupertino Bike at the corner of McClellan and Foothill Expressway. Meet at 5:45 PM, rolling at 6:00 PM prompt or it will get dark. Mt. Eden is great for this, Starting April 1st we will climb Mt. Eden once - and come back to the start. Warm up to the bottom of Mt. Eden (10-12 MPH) climb at your own pace - regroup at the top and return. No lunch stop.

    In Mid April - we will add stop at the park at the bottom for 2 minutes, followed by a second trip up to the top. The goal is to be back before dark, however - it is always good to ride with lights and make yourself visible in case we do one climb to many and it starts to get dark. Will discuss the number of climbs of Mt. Eden before we leave and the rules for how the intervals work once we start doing multiple climbs. If you don't like hills - this is the perfect ride for you to build your strength and speed on climbs so the mountains can become your friends.

    • Thu, April 09, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunnyvale Community Center
    Meet Leader Kai Wied-man kaiwiedman@gmail.com & co-leader: Laura Schroeder at Sunnyvale Community Center at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM start. Cruise through neighborhoods that you may not be famil-iar with, including an obscure bike bridge that crosses 280. Af-ter Lunch in Campbell at Aqui or Sonoma Chicken Coop, we'll follow quiet streets back to the start.


    • Thu, April 09, 2015
    • 10:15 AM
    • Burgess Park in Menlo Park.
    C/3/38 PARKS EXPLORER. Join Cindy Asrir (415-571-6581) and Bonney Ellestad (925-323-5536) as we bike to four iconic peninsula parks: Burgess, Huddart, Arastradero and Foot-hills Park. Climbs include Huddart Park and Moody (or Dirty Moody), with lunch near the end at the Golden Triangle. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 departure at Burgess Park in Menlo Park


    • Thu, April 09, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    This is a series of evening rides varying from 15 to 30 miles in Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley and Saratoga, sampling local hills and out-of-the-way roads. Meet at Shoup Park in Los Altos at 6:00 PM, for a 6:10 PM departure. There are two ride group options: C/D and D/E, with routes suitable for each group. The routes vary each week, to take advantage of the available daylight. Every effort will be made to get riders back before dark, but bring lights just in case. Many of the riders go out to dinner afterwards at a variety of local restaurants. C/D leader: Gary Goldman (gary_goldman@yahoo.com, 650-279-5315). D/E leader: Mike Boester (mboester@udctours.com)

    • Sat, April 11, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Los Gatos, CA

    LDT RIDE: MOUNTAIN CHARLIE

    • B/4(3500’)/35;
    • C/4(5200’)/50;
    • D/4(5600’)/57;
    • E/4(7500’)/88

    Explore the twisty hilly roads of the Santa Cruz Mountains, including some long climbs and wonderful descents. All riders will climb to Summit Road via quiet picturesque Old Santa Cruz Road. B’s will explore some “out and backs” along the summit then lunch at the Summit Store (and B’s can easily take shortcuts to reduce the climbing). C’s, D’s and E’s descend to Scotts Valley for lunch at Erik’s Deli before tackling the Mountain Charlie climb. D’s add Rodeo Gulch, while the E’s take an extended route that adds Corralitos and Eureka Canyon. Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895) and Bill Sherwin (wbsherwin@comcast.net or 650-888-6749).

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Top of Lexington Dam (17201 Alma Bridge Road, Los Gatos, CA). Take Hwy 17 Southbound, exit at Bear Creek Road, cross over the freeway and get back on Hwy 17 Northbound, immediately exiting at Alma Bridge Road. Park at gravel parking area on dam. Rest rooms are available just past dam on right.

    LEADERS:

    • B = TBD;
    • C- = TBD;
    • C+ = TBD;
    • D = TBD;
    • E = TBD

    • Sun, April 12, 2015
    • 7:45 AM
    • McKenzie Park off of Fremont Ave. in Los Altos
    Meet Pam Putman at 7:45 am for an 8:00 am start from McKenzie Park off of Fremont Ave. in Los Altos to ride to Shoreline Park in Mtn.View for breakfast at the Lakeside Cafe. (Don't forget to bring your moola!) We'll ride through quiet residential neighborhoods to enter the Stevens Creek Trail and continue on it to Shoreline Park. There are 3 bicycle/pedestrian overpasses and 3 bicycle/pedestrian tunnels on the Stevens Creek trail on which we'll ride both going to and coming from breakfast. This is an ideal ride for the returning adult cyclist. Come and see who's attached themselves to Pam's helmet this month. Rain or threat of rain cancels.


    • Sun, April 12, 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sunnyvale Community Center
    Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573) or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at 9:30 am for a 9:45 am start. We'll ride across San Jose to Alum Rock Park, Clayton Road, and other seldom-seen roads that are delightful in the springtime. We'll ride at a social B pace. Although we'll meet a few challenging hills in the East Bay, we'll come back through quiet, flat neighborhoods. Bring your lunch or buy it at the lunch stop


    • Sun, April 12, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Burgess Park in Menlo Park
    B/2/24 2ND SUNDAY – JEFFERSON LOOP. Ride to Jeffer-son and Lakeview via Tripp and Cañada. Lunch at Sancho's Taqueria. Return via Alameda de las Pulgas. Social pace with regroups. Meet at Burgess Park in Menlo Park at 10:00 AM for 10:15 AM departure. Leader: Dave Ziegler. Route sheet http://www.westernwheelers.org/main/routes/once_a_month/jefferson_loop_b.pdf. Rain cancels.


    • Sun, April 12, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Burgess Park in Menlo Park
    Ride to the Redwood City Cross via Tripp, Cañada and Godetia. Optional Huddart Park Loop. Lunch at Sancho's Taqueria and return via Alameda de las Pulgas. This is a social-paced ride with mandatory re-groups, but faster riders are welcome to form a separate C+ group at the start. Meet at Burgess Park in Menlo Park at 10:00 AM for 10:15 AM departure. Leader: Bettina Vinsant (650-450-1104 or bettina.vinsant@gmail.com). Rain cancels.


    • Mon, April 13, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Los Prados Park, San Mateo

    The Monday morning ride for bicyclists who live in the northern cities of the Peninsula is growing in numbers. It is a flat (except overpasses) route to Café Borrone in Menlo Park for coffee and/or breakfast. We return at a social pace through the quiet, residential streets in Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont. The Hill Climbers’ Option adds 12 to 16 miles to the ride. Meet at Los Prados Park at 8:30 AM for a departure at 8:45 AM. Directions: From 101, drive east on Hillsdale Blvd., take the first right on Norfolk St. and right again on La Selva; take the first left onto Casa de Campo. The Park is on the left. For more information, call Tom Prager (650-219-9206, trprager1200@gmail.com). Rain/muddy conditions cancel.

    • Mon, April 13, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff, Mountain View

    If you are not ready for the faster pace of the other Monday morning Café Borrone rides until after you've had your coffee, then this ride might be just right for you. Meet Pat Elson at Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstoriff Avenue, Mountain View.  Meet in the parking lot near the Community Center Building off of Rengstorff Avenue.  We'll meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure for Café Borrone in Menlo Park.  Very flat, and we'll travel at a mild, social, and comfortable "A" pace.  Nobody left behind, we are in this together.  Rain cancels.

    • Mon, April 13, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Cycling Center, 2449 Grant, Los Altos
    Start your week with a fast or easy ride (you decide) to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Reflect upon the past weekend with old and new friends. Return at a social pace through quiet residential streets. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky's parking lot, less than 1/4 mile north of Homestead Rd. (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined) at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM departure. This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Pete Letchworth (pete@letchworths.com or 408-257-7626) and Allen Cymrot (cymrealadv@batnet.com) share leadership of this ride.
    • Mon, April 13, 2015
    • 9:20 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Tours bicycle shop, Los Altos
    Jump out of the starting blocks at 9:20 am with a fast pace-line to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. We will work our way back along the foothills after coffee. No sweep; one regroup for coffee. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky’s parking lot, less than ¼ mile north of Homestead Rd (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined). This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Leader: Dave Fitch, davidfitch@prodigy.net.

    • Tue, April 14, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Safeway parking lot at Sharon Park in Menlo Park
    Join Ken Lum (lum40@comcast.net and 1-650-508-1879, Cell: 1-805-720-2912) at the Safeway parking lot at Sharon Park in Menlo Park at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure for an easy going ride to Shoreline Park, Mountain View and Los Altos. We will meet at the corner of the parking lot across from the entrance to the Shell gas station so as not to interfere with customer park-ing. Lunch well be at the Le Boulanger in Los Altos with other riders coming up from Sunnyvale. Rain and overdue taxes cancels.


    • Tue, April 14, 2015
    • 10:45 AM
    • Westmoor Shopping Center, Fremont and Mary, Sunnyvale
    Peter B. has now retired from leading this ride. In honor of his many years of dedicated service we have named the ride after him, and the immortal works of his ride description will be retained here, mostly intact. So here we go: Retired, home executive, between jobs, playing hooky? We’d love to have you join us each Tuesday during the year, rain or shine, at Starbucks in the Westmoor Shopping Center in Sunnyvale, corner of Fremont and Mary, at a later, civilized hour. The route is a variation of the Portola loop with lunch stops at various eating places in the Palo Alto area. There are hilly C and D routes as well as a flat route. All rides meet at 10:45 AM for a prompt 11:00 AM departure. The hilly route varies through the month. Routes in Excel and PDF format. Everyone assembles together at regroups and lunch. Many stop for coffee near the end of the ride. Leader: Vern L. Tuckervltbike@yahoo.com, home 408-730-2548, cell 408-893-6008. Bring lunch or buy.
    • Tue, April 14, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • see ride description
    Join Robert Sexton (robert@kudra.com408.218.8466) and Mark Bagnola (mbagnola@mac.com) for a fast lunchtime ride from Cupertino into the hills around Stevens Creek Reservoir.  Typical routes include one of: Montebello, Redwood Gulch, or Villa Montalvo/Peach, and are finalized at the ride meet to be about 90 minutes long with a brief regroup at the top of the hill(s) of choice.  Meet behind the Cupertino Target (intersection of Alves Drive and Saich Way) by noon for a 12:05 Sharp Sharp departure.  Falling rain cancels.
    • Tue, April 14, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside

    Beginning on March 10th, join us after work every Tuesday evening for a backroads tour of Woodside and environs, including some moderate hills and extra-credit loops (for faster riders). Meet in the parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside at 5:45 pm for a 6:00 pm departure. Ride leader and route sheet vary from week to week. Ride coordinators: Mark Mervich (mark@memervich.com, 650-367-6326) and David Falconer, (dgfalconer@aol.com, 650-274-3184).

    • Wed, April 15, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos
    If you can ride the hills but not at the fast D/E pace, come join us, the D Social Climbers. Please note the Social Climbers' ride is not suitable for novice riders, nor for riders lacking climbing experience. We do the same ride as the D/E's, meeting at Shoup Park at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure. These rides vary weekly, but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Always be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Ride leaders are Gene Kiernan (emoofasa@gmail.com, cell: 408-712-1244), and Martha Landis (ml21150@gmail.com. The route sheet is on the Hills-R-Us blog page herePlease print out a copy as the ride leader doesn't provide route sheets.
    • Wed, April 15, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 9:00 AM, ride departs at 9:15 AM. Pace and regroups accommodate all D and E riders, so that no one feels they’re making the others wait for them. Rides vary weekly but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Route, including lunch stop or lack of one, and leader(s) announced 1-2 days beforehand via the Hills R Us blog (in the navigation menu on the Western Wheelers home page). Leaders: Steve Chapel (650 823-7982schapel2@gmail.comPaul Melville (408 257-3626melvillepaul@hotmail.com) and Doug Hahn (650 279-0357dhahn11@yahoo.com)

    • Wed, April 15, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Cupertino Bike Shop

    Meet Bill Strahm (5037813705, bill.strahm@gmail.com) at 5;45 PM at Cupertino Bike Shop. Lets start hill intervals.  Meet in the parking lot of Cupertino Bike at the corner of McClellan and Foothill Expressway. Meet at 5:45 PM, rolling at 6:00 PM prompt or it will get dark. Mt. Eden is great for this, Starting April 1st we will climb Mt. Eden once - and come back to the start. Warm up to the bottom of Mt. Eden (10-12 MPH) climb at your own pace - regroup at the top and return. No lunch stop.

    In Mid April - we will add stop at the park at the bottom for 2 minutes, followed by a second trip up to the top. The goal is to be back before dark, however - it is always good to ride with lights and make yourself visible in case we do one climb to many and it starts to get dark. Will discuss the number of climbs of Mt. Eden before we leave and the rules for how the intervals work once we start doing multiple climbs. If you don't like hills - this is the perfect ride for you to build your strength and speed on climbs so the mountains can become your friends.

    • Thu, April 16, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • McKenzie Park
    We'll ride some hills and flats in LA, LAH, MP and PA. Meet at McKenzie Park at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am departure. For questions, call (outside work hours) or text (anytime) Jani Richards at 408-406-2983. Rain or showers cancel but bring May flowers!


    • Thu, April 16, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    This is a series of evening rides varying from 15 to 30 miles in Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley and Saratoga, sampling local hills and out-of-the-way roads. Meet at Shoup Park in Los Altos at 6:00 PM, for a 6:10 PM departure. There are two ride group options: C/D and D/E, with routes suitable for each group. The routes vary each week, to take advantage of the available daylight. Every effort will be made to get riders back before dark, but bring lights just in case. Many of the riders go out to dinner afterwards at a variety of local restaurants. C/D leader: Gary Goldman (gary_goldman@yahoo.com, 650-279-5315). D/E leader: Mike Boester (mboester@udctours.com)

    • Sat, April 18, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • St. Helena, CA

    Please register (see "Register" button on left) for our "2 day weekend" rides, so we can plan better. (Registration is not a strict requirement so please feel free to decide at the last minute if necessary.)

    LDT RIDE: NAPA VALLEY/ST. HELENA

    • B/3(2700’)/41;
    • C/3(3700’)/55;
    • D/3.5(6000’)/66;
    • E/3.5(7000’)/76

    NEW LDT OFFERING FOR 2015! Join us as we explore beautiful Napa Valley, Pope Valley, and Lake Berryessa, starting in lovely St. Helena. B riders take a modest route around Lake Hennessy, then follow interior valleys up the Pope Valley. C riders add a trek eastward along the shores of Lake Berryessa Lake, then loop back to the Pope Valley Market. D’s and E’s start their ride with the tough climb up Howell Mountain Road before following the C riders to Lake Berryessa. E’s add an outward spur to Eticuera Creek. All groups stop at the Pope Valley Market for snacks/lunch. The market has snacks, drinks, and ice cream, but riders should plan on packing a sandwich for their lunch. All routes return via the moderate three mile climb up Ink Grade Road, followed by a wonderful descent through the Deer Park neighborhood. Rain cancels. Online route sheets/maps/gps.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895.

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Meet at the END of Adams Street near the St. Helena Public Library (1492 Library Lane, St. Helena). From I-80 North, take CA-37 West, then CA-29 North to Napa, then continue North to St. Helena. In downtown St. Helena turn right on Adams Street and go to the end of the street. Park along Adams Street, not in the library parking lot. Restrooms are available in the nearby Safeway (library open 2-6 pm Saturdays). Driving time from Palo Alto is about two hours.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels are numerous in the Napa Valley, but they are all quite expensive and most require a two night stay. Lodging is a little cheaper in Napa (16 miles) or Calistoga (8 miles). Leaders will be driving up Saturday morning and camping (Saturday night only) at Bothe-Napa State Park, five miles North of St. Helena – see camping note below. Our organized group dinner will be at a restaurant in St. Helena on Saturday night. Note that the Sunday ride will start in Napa (16 miles South of St. Helena).

    CAMPING NOTE: We have reserved 4 campsites at Bothe-Napa SP, which will be able to accommodate about 20-25 people (cost $12-15 per person depending on how many people camp). When you register you will be asked if you plan to camp with us.

    REGISTRATION: Please register on the web site (go to Saturday ride listing on online schedule) for our "2 day weekend" rides, so we can plan better. (Registration is not a strict requirement, so feel free to decide at the last minute if necessary.)

    LEADERS:


    • Sun, April 19, 2015
    • 7:45 AM
    • Bowers Park in Santa Clara off of Cabrillo Ave
    Meet Pam Putman at 7:45 am for an 8:00 am start from Bowers Park in Santa Clara off of Cabrillo Ave. to ride to the Big Basin Cafe on Big Basin Way in Saratoga for breakfast. (Don't forget to bring your moola!) This ride has a few steep but short hills (walkable) including, but not limited to, the much dreaded 4th Street hill just after breakfast. Rain or threat of rain cancels. Who's going to attach themselves to Pam's helmet this month?


    • Sun, April 19, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Napa, CA

    Please register (go to the Saturday ride listing on online schedule) for our "2 day weekend" rides, so we can plan better. (Registration is not a strict requirement, so feel free to decide at the last minute if necessary.)


    LDT SUNDAY RIDE: NAPA VALLEY/MT. VEEDER

    • BC/2.5(1700’)/28;
    • D/3.5(2700’)/37

    NEW LDT OFFERING FOR 2015! We’ll drift further South in the Napa Valley, starting our Sunday ride in Napa and exploring the hills bordering the valley’s Western edge. After touring the edges of Napa, we’ll ascend Mt. Veeder Road, climbing up to an altitude of about 1400 feet before enjoying the wonderful descent on Dry Creek Road back to town. Lunch will be at La Taquiza at  the end of the ride – several other lunch options also available. Note that today’s ride starts 16 miles South of St. Helena, but is directly on the driving route back to home. We will have separate B, C, and C+/D riding groups as needed. All groups are expected to be back to the start by 1:00-2:00 pm. Online route sheets/maps/gps.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895).

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Meet at the Park-N-Ride lot in Napa at the corner of Redwood Road and Solano Avenue (2008 Redwood Road, Napa). From CA 29 take the Redwood Road/Trancas Street Exit and turn West. There is a grocery store and Starbucks diagonally across the street from the start for restrooms/coffee.

    LEADERS:

    • Mon, April 20, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Los Prados Park, San Mateo

    The Monday morning ride for bicyclists who live in the northern cities of the Peninsula is growing in numbers. It is a flat (except overpasses) route to Café Borrone in Menlo Park for coffee and/or breakfast. We return at a social pace through the quiet, residential streets in Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont. The Hill Climbers’ Option adds 12 to 16 miles to the ride. Meet at Los Prados Park at 8:30 AM for a departure at 8:45 AM. Directions: From 101, drive east on Hillsdale Blvd., take the first right on Norfolk St. and right again on La Selva; take the first left onto Casa de Campo. The Park is on the left. For more information, call Tom Prager (650-219-9206, trprager1200@gmail.com). Rain/muddy conditions cancel.

    • Mon, April 20, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff, Mountain View

    If you are not ready for the faster pace of the other Monday morning Café Borrone rides until after you've had your coffee, then this ride might be just right for you. Meet Pat Elson at Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstoriff Avenue, Mountain View.  Meet in the parking lot near the Community Center Building off of Rengstorff Avenue.  We'll meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure for Café Borrone in Menlo Park.  Very flat, and we'll travel at a mild, social, and comfortable "A" pace.  Nobody left behind, we are in this together.  Rain cancels.

    • Mon, April 20, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Cycling Center, 2449 Grant, Los Altos
    Start your week with a fast or easy ride (you decide) to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Reflect upon the past weekend with old and new friends. Return at a social pace through quiet residential streets. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky's parking lot, less than 1/4 mile north of Homestead Rd. (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined) at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM departure. This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Pete Letchworth (pete@letchworths.com or 408-257-7626) and Allen Cymrot (cymrealadv@batnet.com) share leadership of this ride.
    • Mon, April 20, 2015
    • 9:20 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Tours bicycle shop, Los Altos
    Jump out of the starting blocks at 9:20 am with a fast pace-line to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. We will work our way back along the foothills after coffee. No sweep; one regroup for coffee. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky’s parking lot, less than ¼ mile north of Homestead Rd (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined). This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Leader: Dave Fitch, davidfitch@prodigy.net.

    • Tue, April 21, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sharon Park in Menlo Park
    Join Ken Lum (lum40@comcast.net and 650-508-1879, Cell: 805-720-2912) at the Safeway parking lot at Sharon Park in Menlo Park at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure for an easy going ride to Shoreline Park, Mountain View and Los Altos. We will meet at the corner of the parking lot across from the entrance to the Shell gas station so as not to interfere with customer park-ing. Lunch well be at the Le Boulanger in Los Altos with other riders coming up from Sunnyvale. Rain cancels.


    • Tue, April 21, 2015
    • 10:45 AM
    • Westmoor Shopping Center, Fremont and Mary, Sunnyvale
    Peter B. has now retired from leading this ride. In honor of his many years of dedicated service we have named the ride after him, and the immortal works of his ride description will be retained here, mostly intact. So here we go: Retired, home executive, between jobs, playing hooky? We’d love to have you join us each Tuesday during the year, rain or shine, at Starbucks in the Westmoor Shopping Center in Sunnyvale, corner of Fremont and Mary, at a later, civilized hour. The route is a variation of the Portola loop with lunch stops at various eating places in the Palo Alto area. There are hilly C and D routes as well as a flat route. All rides meet at 10:45 AM for a prompt 11:00 AM departure. The hilly route varies through the month. Routes in Excel and PDF format. Everyone assembles together at regroups and lunch. Many stop for coffee near the end of the ride. Leader: Vern L. Tuckervltbike@yahoo.com, home 408-730-2548, cell 408-893-6008. Bring lunch or buy.
    • Tue, April 21, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • see ride description
    Join Robert Sexton (robert@kudra.com408.218.8466) and Mark Bagnola (mbagnola@mac.com) for a fast lunchtime ride from Cupertino into the hills around Stevens Creek Reservoir.  Typical routes include one of: Montebello, Redwood Gulch, or Villa Montalvo/Peach, and are finalized at the ride meet to be about 90 minutes long with a brief regroup at the top of the hill(s) of choice.  Meet behind the Cupertino Target (intersection of Alves Drive and Saich Way) by noon for a 12:05 Sharp Sharp departure.  Falling rain cancels.
    • Tue, April 21, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside

    Beginning on March 10th, join us after work every Tuesday evening for a backroads tour of Woodside and environs, including some moderate hills and extra-credit loops (for faster riders). Meet in the parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside at 5:45 pm for a 6:00 pm departure. Ride leader and route sheet vary from week to week. Ride coordinators: Mark Mervich (mark@memervich.com, 650-367-6326) and David Falconer, (dgfalconer@aol.com, 650-274-3184).

    • Wed, April 22, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos
    If you can ride the hills but not at the fast D/E pace, come join us, the D Social Climbers. Please note the Social Climbers' ride is not suitable for novice riders, nor for riders lacking climbing experience. We do the same ride as the D/E's, meeting at Shoup Park at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure. These rides vary weekly, but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Always be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Ride leaders are Gene Kiernan (emoofasa@gmail.com, cell: 408-712-1244), and Martha Landis (ml21150@gmail.com. The route sheet is on the Hills-R-Us blog page herePlease print out a copy as the ride leader doesn't provide route sheets.
    • Wed, April 22, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 9:00 AM, ride departs at 9:15 AM. Pace and regroups accommodate all D and E riders, so that no one feels they’re making the others wait for them. Rides vary weekly but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Route, including lunch stop or lack of one, and leader(s) announced 1-2 days beforehand via the Hills R Us blog (in the navigation menu on the Western Wheelers home page). Leaders: Steve Chapel (650 823-7982schapel2@gmail.comPaul Melville (408 257-3626melvillepaul@hotmail.com) and Doug Hahn (650 279-0357dhahn11@yahoo.com)

    • Wed, April 22, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Cupertino Bike Shop

    Meet Bill Strahm (5037813705, bill.strahm@gmail.com) at 5;45 PM at Cupertino Bike Shop. Lets start hill intervals.  Meet in the parking lot of Cupertino Bike at the corner of McClellan and Foothill Expressway. Meet at 5:45 PM, rolling at 6:00 PM prompt or it will get dark. Mt. Eden is great for this, Starting April 1st we will climb Mt. Eden once - and come back to the start. Warm up to the bottom of Mt. Eden (10-12 MPH) climb at your own pace - regroup at the top and return. No lunch stop.

    In Mid April - we will add stop at the park at the bottom for 2 minutes, followed by a second trip up to the top. The goal is to be back before dark, however - it is always good to ride with lights and make yourself visible in case we do one climb to many and it starts to get dark. Will discuss the number of climbs of Mt. Eden before we leave and the rules for how the intervals work once we start doing multiple climbs. If you don't like hills - this is the perfect ride for you to build your strength and speed on climbs so the mountains can become your friends.

    • Thu, April 23, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Parking lot of the Sunnyvale Baylands Park
    Meet Bill Eaglstein 305-342-4052, weaglstein@gmail.com at the parking lot of the Sunnyvale Baylands Park at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am departure. From 101 or 237 go north @ Lawrence Expy. Park entrance is on your right just north of 237. After entering turn right & continue to the parking area adjacent to the restrooms. Co-leader George Schuttinger, (650-793-4221) will escort riders from the Sunnyvale Caltrain Station at 9:45 am. The #230 train leaves RWC 9:20, MP 9:25, PA 9:28, CalAv 9:32, SA 9:36, MV 9:40.We will take the Guadalupe trail to near its end in San Jose and then ride a few, not busy, blocks to the Los Gatos trail. Following lunch in Los Gatos we return by the trail to the Diridon CalTrain station and ride the train to Sunnyvale to return by bike to the Baylands Park.


    • Thu, April 23, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    This is a series of evening rides varying from 15 to 30 miles in Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley and Saratoga, sampling local hills and out-of-the-way roads. Meet at Shoup Park in Los Altos at 6:00 PM, for a 6:10 PM departure. There are two ride group options: C/D and D/E, with routes suitable for each group. The routes vary each week, to take advantage of the available daylight. Every effort will be made to get riders back before dark, but bring lights just in case. Many of the riders go out to dinner afterwards at a variety of local restaurants. C/D leader: Gary Goldman (gary_goldman@yahoo.com, 650-279-5315). D/E leader: Mike Boester (mboester@udctours.com)

    • Sat, April 25, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Saratoga, CA

    LDT RIDE: SKYLINE

    • B/4(4700’)/45;
    • C/4(5000’)/52;
    • D/4(7000’)/60;
    • E/4(8400’)/75 

    We’ll climb to Skyline via various routes. C’s climb Redwood Gulch, a 1.4 miles steep grade, while B, D, and E routes proceed directly up Hwy 9. All routes then enjoy a quiet ride south along the summit. E’s take a side trip to Lexington Reservoir via Black Road. B’s and C’s will head south to the Summit Store for lunch before returning via Lexington Reservoir and the Los Gatos Creek Trail (there are some gravel sections on the trail). D’s and E’s glide down to Boulder Creek for lunch then return via the beautiful redwoods of Big Basin State Park. Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895) and Bill Sherwin (wbsherwin@comcast.net or 650-888-6749).

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Saratoga High School (20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga, CA). Take Highway 85 to Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd. exit. Turn south (right turn coming from Palo Alto); left on Herriman; right into school.

    LEADERS:

    • Sun, April 26, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • McKenzie Park in Los Altos
    Monthly ride to Saratoga via Mt. Eden and the Maze. Return via Seven Springs Parkway. Social pace with regroups. Meet at McKenzie Park in Los Altos at 10:00 AM for 10:15 AM departure. Ride leader: Cindy Cotton (408-373-9687, cdcotton@aol.com). Route sheet online: http://www.westernwheelers.org/main/routes/once_a_month/saratoga_b.pdf Rain cancels. 


    • Sun, April 26, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • Sunnyvale Community Center
    B/1.5/36 LOS GATOS RAMBLE. Join Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net) on a route that rambles like a drunken sailor through the South-South Bay. Meet at the Sunnyvale Community Center at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am depar-ture. We'll ride south via some flat neighborhoods. Then we'll find a few hills while wending our way through Los Gatos be-fore heading back to Sunnyvale. Lunch will be in Los Gatos (bring or buy). There is one short, steep hill (Steep part’s about 100 feet long. It's okay to walk), and some other more moderate hills. Bad weather including rain, hail, snow, wind, or locust plagues will cancel this ride.


    • Sun, April 26, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • McKenzie Park in Los Altos
    Monthly ride to Los Gatos via Mt. Eden, Pierce, and Villa Montalvo. Lunch in Los Gatos and return through the Maze. This is a social paced ride with mandatory regroups, but faster riders are welcome to form a separate C+ group at the start. Meet at McKenzie Park in Los Altos at 10:00 AM for 10:15 AM departure. Rain cancels.
    Leader: Frank McConville (650-450-2325 , frank_mc_conville@hotmail.com).


    • Mon, April 27, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Los Prados Park, San Mateo

    The Monday morning ride for bicyclists who live in the northern cities of the Peninsula is growing in numbers. It is a flat (except overpasses) route to Café Borrone in Menlo Park for coffee and/or breakfast. We return at a social pace through the quiet, residential streets in Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont. The Hill Climbers’ Option adds 12 to 16 miles to the ride. Meet at Los Prados Park at 8:30 AM for a departure at 8:45 AM. Directions: From 101, drive east on Hillsdale Blvd., take the first right on Norfolk St. and right again on La Selva; take the first left onto Casa de Campo. The Park is on the left. For more information, call Tom Prager (650-219-9206, trprager1200@gmail.com). Rain/muddy conditions cancel.

    • Mon, April 27, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff, Mountain View

    If you are not ready for the faster pace of the other Monday morning Café Borrone rides until after you've had your coffee, then this ride might be just right for you. Meet Pat Elson at Rengstorff Community Center, 201 S. Rengstoriff Avenue, Mountain View.  Meet in the parking lot near the Community Center Building off of Rengstorff Avenue.  We'll meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure for Café Borrone in Menlo Park.  Very flat, and we'll travel at a mild, social, and comfortable "A" pace.  Nobody left behind, we are in this together.  Rain cancels.

    • Mon, April 27, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Cycling Center, 2449 Grant, Los Altos
    Start your week with a fast or easy ride (you decide) to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Reflect upon the past weekend with old and new friends. Return at a social pace through quiet residential streets. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky's parking lot, less than 1/4 mile north of Homestead Rd. (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined) at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM departure. This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Pete Letchworth (pete@letchworths.com or 408-257-7626) and Allen Cymrot (cymrealadv@batnet.com) share leadership of this ride.
    • Mon, April 27, 2015
    • 9:20 AM
    • Undiscovered Country Tours bicycle shop, Los Altos
    Jump out of the starting blocks at 9:20 am with a fast pace-line to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. We will work our way back along the foothills after coffee. No sweep; one regroup for coffee. Meet at the Undiscovered Country Cycling Center down the street from the Lucky’s parking lot, less than ¼ mile north of Homestead Rd (address is 2449 Grant Road for the map-inclined). This is next door to Lucky's. Parking space is limited but it's OK to park in Lucky's lot. Leader: Dave Fitch, davidfitch@prodigy.net.

    • Tue, April 28, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sharon Park in Menlo Park
    Join Ken Lum (lum40@comcast.net and 650-508-1879, Cell 805-720-2912) at the Safeway parking lot at Sharon Park in Menlo Park at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure for an easy going ride to Shoreline Park, Mountain View and Los Altos. We will meet at the corner of the parking lot across from the entrance to the Shell gas station so as not to interfere with customer park-ing. Lunch well be at the Le Boulanger in Los Altos with other riders coming up from Sunnyvale. Rain cancels.


    • Tue, April 28, 2015
    • 10:45 AM
    • Westmoor Shopping Center, Fremont and Mary, Sunnyvale
    Peter B. has now retired from leading this ride. In honor of his many years of dedicated service we have named the ride after him, and the immortal works of his ride description will be retained here, mostly intact. So here we go: Retired, home executive, between jobs, playing hooky? We’d love to have you join us each Tuesday during the year, rain or shine, at Starbucks in the Westmoor Shopping Center in Sunnyvale, corner of Fremont and Mary, at a later, civilized hour. The route is a variation of the Portola loop with lunch stops at various eating places in the Palo Alto area. There are hilly C and D routes as well as a flat route. All rides meet at 10:45 AM for a prompt 11:00 AM departure. The hilly route varies through the month. Routes in Excel and PDF format. Everyone assembles together at regroups and lunch. Many stop for coffee near the end of the ride. Leader: Vern L. Tuckervltbike@yahoo.com, home 408-730-2548, cell 408-893-6008. Bring lunch or buy.
    • Tue, April 28, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • see ride description
    Join Robert Sexton (robert@kudra.com408.218.8466) and Mark Bagnola (mbagnola@mac.com) for a fast lunchtime ride from Cupertino into the hills around Stevens Creek Reservoir.  Typical routes include one of: Montebello, Redwood Gulch, or Villa Montalvo/Peach, and are finalized at the ride meet to be about 90 minutes long with a brief regroup at the top of the hill(s) of choice.  Meet behind the Cupertino Target (intersection of Alves Drive and Saich Way) by noon for a 12:05 Sharp Sharp departure.  Falling rain cancels.
    • Tue, April 28, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside

    Beginning on March 10th, join us after work every Tuesday evening for a backroads tour of Woodside and environs, including some moderate hills and extra-credit loops (for faster riders). Meet in the parking lot behind Pioneer Saloon in downtown Woodside at 5:45 pm for a 6:00 pm departure. Ride leader and route sheet vary from week to week. Ride coordinators: Mark Mervich (mark@memervich.com, 650-367-6326) and David Falconer, (dgfalconer@aol.com, 650-274-3184).

    • Wed, April 29, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos
    If you can ride the hills but not at the fast D/E pace, come join us, the D Social Climbers. Please note the Social Climbers' ride is not suitable for novice riders, nor for riders lacking climbing experience. We do the same ride as the D/E's, meeting at Shoup Park at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM departure. These rides vary weekly, but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Always be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Ride leaders are Gene Kiernan (emoofasa@gmail.com, cell: 408-712-1244), and Martha Landis (ml21150@gmail.com. The route sheet is on the Hills-R-Us blog page herePlease print out a copy as the ride leader doesn't provide route sheets.
    • Wed, April 29, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 9:00 AM, ride departs at 9:15 AM. Pace and regroups accommodate all D and E riders, so that no one feels they’re making the others wait for them. Rides vary weekly but often include Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mountain, West Alpine or Tunitas. Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Rain cancels. Route, including lunch stop or lack of one, and leader(s) announced 1-2 days beforehand via the Hills R Us blog (in the navigation menu on the Western Wheelers home page). Leaders: Steve Chapel (650 823-7982schapel2@gmail.comPaul Melville (408 257-3626melvillepaul@hotmail.com) and Doug Hahn (650 279-0357dhahn11@yahoo.com)

    • Wed, April 29, 2015
    • 5:45 PM
    • Cupertino Bike Shop

    Meet Bill Strahm (5037813705, bill.strahm@gmail.com) at 5;45 PM at Cupertino Bike Shop. Lets start hill intervals.  Meet in the parking lot of Cupertino Bike at the corner of McClellan and Foothill Expressway. Meet at 5:45 PM, rolling at 6:00 PM prompt or it will get dark. Mt. Eden is great for this, Starting April 1st we will climb Mt. Eden once - and come back to the start. Warm up to the bottom of Mt. Eden (10-12 MPH) climb at your own pace - regroup at the top and return. No lunch stop.

    In Mid April - we will add stop at the park at the bottom for 2 minutes, followed by a second trip up to the top. The goal is to be back before dark, however - it is always good to ride with lights and make yourself visible in case we do one climb to many and it starts to get dark. Will discuss the number of climbs of Mt. Eden before we leave and the rules for how the intervals work once we start doing multiple climbs. If you don't like hills - this is the perfect ride for you to build your strength and speed on climbs so the mountains can become your friends.

    • Thu, April 30, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Peers Park in Palo Alto
    Have not done this one in a while so thought I would resurrect it to share with you folks. We will start at Peers Park in Palo Alto and ride up Page Mill Rd to Arastradero, through to downtown Woodside and up the length of Canada Rd. to Hwy 92. Then back to Woodside for lunch at Buck's restaurant or Woodside Bakery. Meet Ken Lum (lum40@comcast.net, Home: 650-508-1879, Cell: 805-720-2912) at Peers Park in Palo Alto at 10:00 AM. This will definitely be a B pace. Rain or Cinderella gets divorced cancels!


    • Thu, April 30, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    This is a series of evening rides varying from 15 to 30 miles in Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley and Saratoga, sampling local hills and out-of-the-way roads. Meet at Shoup Park in Los Altos at 6:00 PM, for a 6:10 PM departure. There are two ride group options: C/D and D/E, with routes suitable for each group. The routes vary each week, to take advantage of the available daylight. Every effort will be made to get riders back before dark, but bring lights just in case. Many of the riders go out to dinner afterwards at a variety of local restaurants. C/D leader: Gary Goldman (gary_goldman@yahoo.com, 650-279-5315). D/E leader: Mike Boester (mboester@udctours.com)

    • Sat, May 02, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Placerville, CA

    If possible, for 2015 we are asking participants to register for our "2 day weekend" rides, so we can plan better. (Registration is not a strict requirement so please feel free to decide at the last minute if necessary.)

    LDT RIDE: PLACERVILLE/SIERRA FOOTHILLS WEEKEND

    • B/3(3000’)/41;
    • C/3.5(4200’)/50;
    • D/4(6200’)/60;
    • E/4(7200’)/76

    Explore the Central Sierra foothills South of Placerville, with plenty of climbing and lovely quiet roads. The C’s and D’s start by tackling steep but beautiful Slug Gulch Road. D’s and E’s climb Omo Ranch Road up to Dew Drop at 4800 feet before descending Shake Ridge Road to Fiddletown. E’s add a loop to Sutter Creek. B’s will take a more mellow route through Fiddletown. All groups have lunch at Vintage Deli in Plymouth, then return to Pioneer Park via Shenandoah School Road and Dorado Canyon. Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895.

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Start is at Pioneer Park (6740 Fairplay Rd, Somerset, CA).

    DIRECTIONS FROM BAY AREA (2.5-3 hours): From I-580 Eastbound take I-205 East, I-5 North, Hwy 4 East, Hwy 99 North, Hwy 88 East, Hwy 124 North, Hwy 16 East, Hwy 49 North. In Plymouth turn R on Plymouth/Shenandoah Rd (E16), continue on Mt. Aukum Road (E16), R on Fairplay Road. Pioneer Park is on right after 1/4 mile.

    ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS FROM PLACERVILLE (20-30 minutes): Take Broadway east from Placerville, continue on Newtown Road, L on Pleasant Valley, R on Mt. Aukum (Co E16), L on Fairplay, Pioneer Park on right after 1/4 mile.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: National 9 Inn (Placerville) 530-622-3884 . Inexpensive motel - reservations can be made on Expedia/Travelocity after early March.)

    REGISTRATION: Please register on the web site (go to listing on online schedule) for our "2 day weekend" rides, so we can plan better. (Registration is not a strict requirement, so feel free to decide at the last minute if necessary.)

    LEADERS:

    • B = TBD;
    • C- = TBD;
    • C+ = TBD;
    • D = TBD;
    • E = TBD
    • Sun, May 03, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Placerville, CA

    Please REGISTER if attending our two day weekend rides. See Saturday ride listing for registration.

    LDT SUNDAY RIDE: PLACERVILLE/APPLE HILL LOOP

    • B/4(2600’)/22;
    • C/4/(2800’)/26;
    • D/4/(3200’)/32

    Enjoy a fun loop through the apple country northeast of Placerville. Ride past orchards, vineyards, and Christmas tree farms during the quiet off season. C and D groups add extra side loops on this fairly hilly but short ride. It’s all downhill after lunch at Boa Vista Orchards on Carson Road. Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895.

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Meet in Placerville at the El Dorado Trail Bike Path parking area. From US 50 exit at Broadway, R on Broadway, R on Mosquito, Park in lot on left after underpass.

    LEADERS:

    • B = TBD;
    • C- = TBD;
    • C+ = TBD;
    • D = TBD;
    • E = TBD

    • Thu, May 07, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • McGlashan's, San Mateo

    Start in San Mateo and head up to Sawyer Camp to head north on Skyline. Then down Manor Drive into Pacifica for lunch at the Chit Chat Cafe at the pier. Then back via Sharp Park, Skyline and down through Hillsborough and home. Social pace. Co-leaders: Gil Grangier, dagimoo@att.net and Ricki McGlashan ricki@mcglashan.com, 650-619-9944. Meet at McGlashans', 406 Seville Way, San Mateo at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am departure.


    • Sat, May 09, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Danville, CA

    LDT RIDE: MT. DIABLO

    • B/4(4400’)/46;
    • C/4(5400’)/58;
    • D/4(6500’)/67;
    • E/4(8500’)/81

    Enjoy fabulous views as all groups climb to the summit of Mt. Diablo. D’s and E’s will then get away from it all on remote Morgan Territory Road after lunching in Clayton (NEW E ROUTE FOR 2015 continues on a loop to Livermore and Collier Canyon). B’s and C’s will lunch in Walnut Creek then return via regional bike trails to the start. C’s add a loop/climb on Reliez Valley Road. Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895) and Bill Sherwin (wbsherwin@comcast.net or 650-888-6749).

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Diablo Vista Park (Tassajara Ranch Dr, Danville, CA), corner of Crow Canyon & Tassajara Ranch Dr. in San Ramon (about 3 miles east on Crow Canyon after exiting from I-680).

    LEADERS:

    • B = TBD;
    • C- = TBD;
    • C+ = TBD;
    • D = TBD;
    • E = TBD

    • Sat, May 16, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • San Raphael, CA

    LDT RIDE: MT. TAMALPAIS

    • B/4(4500’)/51;
    • C/4(5400’)/57;
    • D/4(6600’)/71;
    • E/4(7000’)/79

    Ride the varied terrain of southern Marin County. All routes approach Mt. Tamalpais from the northwest via Fairfax-Bolinas and Ridgecrest Blvd. The C, D, and E routes include a climb to the summit. B and C riders descend to lunch in Mill Valley then return via a loop on Point San Pedro Road past China Camp State Park. D and E riders loop west to Point Reyes Station for lunch then return via Nicasio Valley and Lucas Valley Rd.  B and C routes have shortcut options (see route sheets online). Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895) and Bill Sherwin (wbsherwin@comcast.net or 650-888-6749).

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Marin County Civic Center (Armory Drive, San Rafael, CA). From the Golden Gate Bridge take 101 north approximately 14 miles to North San Pedro Road. Exit eastbound, and turn left at Civic Center Drive (first stop light). Turn right onto Armory Drive which leads into the large parking lot.

    LEADERS:

    • B = TBD;
    • C- = TBD;
    • C+ = TBD;
    • D = TBD;
    • E = TBD

    • Mon, May 25, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Cataldi Park, San Jose, CA

    LDT RIDE: MT. HAMILTON

    • B/4(5200’)/44;
    • C/4(5200’)/47;
    • D/5(7400’)/57;
    • E/5(9400’)/69

    Join us for this wonderful Memorial Day finish to the LDT ride series. Mt Hamilton is a long, but not steep, climb with wonderful panoramic views and great spring wildflowers. All routes start with a loop through Alum Rock Park, then climb directly to the summit. NEW D and E ROUTES FOR 2015. D’s and E’s cross over the summit, enjoy the exciting descent to the Isabel Creek Bridge on the back side of Mt. Hamilton, then return to the summit for lunch. All groups have lunch at the summit observatory, then descend back to the start. On the return trip E’s add a beautiful “out-and-back” spur on traffic free Kincaid Road.– PACK YOUR LUNCH – NO FOOD AVAILABLE. (Cold soft drinks are available in vending machines.) Be prepared for warm temperatures on the way up and cold temperatures on the way down. Rain cancels. Online route sheets.

    INFO: Guy Shuman (shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895) and Bill Sherwin (wbsherwin@comcast.net or 650-888-6749).

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure (Early start for B pace riders only at 8:45 for 9:00 departure)

    MEETING LOCATION:  There are 2 locations: C,D,E riders meet at NE corner of Cataldi Park (2920 Cataldi Drive, San Jose, CA). Directions: Hwy 237 east, I-880 south, Montague Expressway east, right on Morrill Ave., right on Cataldi Dr.  (Early start for B’s only at Berryessa Community Center at 3050 Berryessa Road. Directions: I-280 south to I-680 north, exit at Berryessa, R on Berryessa, R into Community Center.)

    LEADERS:

     

    • Sun, May 31, 2015
    • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
    • 951

    The 2015 Sequoia Century will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Sponsored by Western Wheelers Bicycle Club, the ride will feature four routes, all scenic and challenging. Three of the routes will start from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA and climb Redwood Gulch to Skyline Blvd before descending to the coast. A fourth route, new this year, will start at Pescadero High School and follow much of the coast-side route, eliminating the climbs to Skyline. All riders will be welcome to return to Foothill College after the ride for a hot meal.


    The 55-mile Coastal route starts in Pescadero, climbs over "Haskins Hill" to La Honda, continues to San Gregorio, loops through Lobitos to Half Moon Bay, and returns to Pescadero. Total climb is about 4000 feet.

    The 70-mile route starts in Los Altos Hills, climbs Redwood Gulch and Big Basin Way to Saratoga Gap, goes north on Skyline, descends Alpine Road to La Honda, continues to San Gregorio, climbs Tunitas Creek Road, descends Kings Mountain to Woodside, and returns to Los Altos Hills. Total climb is about 6700 feet.

    The 100-mile route follows the 70-mile route, and adds a loop to Pescadero and Pigeon Point. Total climb is about 8500 feet.

    The 120-mile route follows the 100-mile route, and adds a loop to Half Moon Bay. Total climb is about 10,000 feet.

    Route maps and GPS tracks are available on RideWithGPS.

    Ride start times are:

    55-mile Coastal Route  9:00-10:00 a.m.
    70-mile Route  7:30-9:00 a.m.
    100-mile Route  6:00-8:00 a.m.
    120-mile Route  6:00-7:00 a.m.

    The registration fee includes a hot meal at the end of the ride. The meal will be available from 12:30-6:30 p.m. The fee also includes parking at Foothill College. The fee will be $65 for those registering by May 9 and $80 for those registering between May 10 and May 31. The ride is limited to 1200 participants.

    Registrations may be paid online by PayPal, Visa or MasterCard or by check. Registrations are not refundable, but may be transferred. The ride will not be cancelled due to bad weather.


    On-line registration will close on May 28. If space is available, there will be in-person registration at Bicycle Outfitters on May 30 between noon and four and at the ride start on May 31.

    You may order a 2015 Sequoia Tee Shirt  until May 14 for $17.




    A new model Sequoia jersey is available in both men's and women's sizes. The price is $65.02 including tax but not shipment. You may chose to pick up the jersey at check-in or pay for shipment to you prior to the Sequoia. 

    Jerseys may be ordered from Voler at http://www.voler.com/Hubs/Team/W02231/. Ordering will be available through and after the Sequoia, but to ensure delivery in time for the event, you should order by March 29. We will also have jerseys available at the Sequoia, but cannot guaranty that we will have your size.

    2015 SEQUOIA CENTURY CONTACT INFORMATION

    E-mail:
     chair.sequoia2015@westernwheelers.org
    Web: 
    http://www.westernwheelers.org 
    Postal mail: 
    Western Wheelers Sequoia 2015
    19689 La Mar Drive
    Cupertino, CA 95014

Past events

Sat, March 28, 2015 **Impromptu** D/4.6/39 OLH and Alpine
Sat, March 28, 2015 LDT RIDE: PACIFIC GROVE WEEKEND B/2(2000’)/36; C/3(3900’)/58-66; D/3(4000’)/66; E/3(4700’)/74-84
Sat, March 28, 2015 E/4/100 PACIFIC GROVE CENTURY
Fri, March 27, 2015 B/2/25 Andy's Last Lead of Friday B Ride
Thu, March 26, 2015 C-D-E/2-3/15-30 THURSDAY EVENING TOUR
Thu, March 26, 2015 **Impromptu** C/2.5 (2222')/30 Muddy Moody Loop
Wed, March 25, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, March 25, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, March 24, 2015 CD/2.5/15 TUESDAY EVENING RIDE
Tue, March 24, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, March 24, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, March 24, 2015 B/1.5/30 SHARON PARK TO SETI RIDE
Mon, March 23, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, March 23, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, March 23, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, March 23, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, March 22, 2015 C/3/35 4th SUNDAY - LOS GATOS
Sun, March 22, 2015 B/2.5/25 4TH SUNDAY B - SARATOGA
Sun, March 22, 2015 (B/0.75/23) EASY PEASY B RIDE
Sat, March 21, 2015 LDT RIDE: BERKELEY HILLS B/4(4300’)/39; C/4(5000’)/45; D/4(6000’)/51; E/4(8000’)/80
Sat, March 21, 2015 **Impromptu** D/4/75 Boulder Creek and Zayante
Fri, March 20, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, March 19, 2015 C-D-E/2-3/15-30 THURSDAY EVENING TOUR
Thu, March 19, 2015 C-/3/37 PESCADERO PASSAGE
Thu, March 19, 2015 B/1.5/29 ESCAPE FROM LOS ALTOS!
Wed, March 18, 2015 **Impromptu** BCDE/4 (794')/8.2 One More Trip up Mt Eden
Wed, March 18, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, March 18, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, March 17, 2015 CD/2.5/15 TUESDAY EVENING RIDE
Tue, March 17, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, March 17, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, March 17, 2015 B/1.5/30 SHARON PARK TO SETI RIDE
Mon, March 16, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, March 16, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, March 16, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, March 16, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, March 15, 2015 B/3(2500)/30 MY TRAINING RIDE
Sun, March 15, 2015 LDT SUNDAY RIDE: HEALDSBURG TO SWEETWATER SPRINGS BC/2(1500’)/30; CD/3!(2300’)/37
Sun, March 15, 2015 A/.5/16 McKENZIE PARK TO SHORELINE
Sat, March 14, 2015 **Impromptu** CD/3.5 (4700')/62 Lexington/ Soquel/ Corralitos/ Eureka Canyon Loop
Sat, March 14, 2015 **Impromptu** C-/3 (3300')/41 The Pie Ride: Seascape
Sat, March 14, 2015 **Impromptu** D/4/~80 Alternative Geyserville D LDT ride
Sat, March 14, 2015 LDT RIDE: GEYSERVILLE WEEKEND B/2(1500’)/38; C-/3(3500’)/51; C/3!(4500’)/60; D/3!(5000’)/69; E/3!(6000’)/87
Sat, March 14, 2015 **Impromptu** D/4/71 Coastal Classic+
Sat, March 14, 2015 E/4/112 THE GEYSERS/PINE FLAT ROAD
Fri, March 13, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, March 12, 2015 C-D-E/2-3/15-30 THURSDAY EVENING TOUR
Thu, March 12, 2015 **Impromptu** C/3/30 Park to Park Revisited
Thu, March 12, 2015 B/0/26 PLANES AND BOATS AND TRAINS
Wed, March 11, 2015 **Impromptu** C/3 (754')/8.2 Let's Climb Mt Eden
Wed, March 11, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, March 11, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, March 10, 2015 CD/2.5/15 TUESDAY EVENING RIDE
Tue, March 10, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, March 10, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, March 10, 2015 B/1.5/30 SHARON PARK TO SHORELINE PARK
Mon, March 09, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, March 09, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, March 09, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, March 09, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, March 08, 2015 A/0/20 RIDE TO CAMPBELL
Sun, March 08, 2015 C/2/27 2ND SUNDAY RWC CROSS.
Sun, March 08, 2015 B/2/24 2ND SUNDAY - JEFFERSON LOOP
Sat, March 07, 2015 LDT RIDE: SAN JUAN BAUTISTA B/1.5(1800’)/42-56; C/1.5(2500’)/62; D/1.5(2600’)/63; E/3(5200’)/81
Sat, March 07, 2015 **Impromptu** D/4/69 China Grade
Sat, March 07, 2015 E/4/112 HOLLISTER DEATH RIDE
Fri, March 06, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, March 05, 2015 B/2.1/25 WILLY NILLY and JUST A BIT HILLY
Thu, March 05, 2015 C/3.5/30 SWEENEY RIDGE CHALLENGE
Wed, March 04, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, March 04, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, March 03, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, March 03, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, March 03, 2015 B/1.5/30 Sharon Park to Shoreline Park
Mon, March 02, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, March 02, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, March 02, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, March 02, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, March 01, 2015 LDT RIDE: PESCADERO B/2.5(2400’)/37; C/2.5(2900’)/43; D/4(5700’)/61; E/3.5(6100’)/69
Sun, March 01, 2015 **Impromptu** C/4.2(2700')/26 Ride to the Pescadero LDT and Return
Sat, February 28, 2015 ***MOVED TO SUNDAY***** LDT RIDE: PESCADERO
Fri, February 27, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, February 26, 2015 C/2/29 SAN FRANCISCO LOOP
Thu, February 26, 2015 B/2/26 THE CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS WITH SUNDAES RIDE
Wed, February 25, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, February 25, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, February 24, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, February 24, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, February 24, 2015 B/1.5/30 Sharon Park to Shoreline Park
Mon, February 23, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, February 23, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, February 23, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, February 23, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, February 22, 2015 C/3/35 4th Sunday - Los Gatos
Sun, February 22, 2015 B/2.5/25 4th Sunday B - Saratoga
Sun, February 22, 2015 B/1/37 DESTINATION MILPITAS
Sat, February 21, 2015 LDT RIDE: MARIN HEADLANDS B/3/(2100’)/42; C/3(2700’)/49; D/3(4400’)/58; E/3(6200’)/68
Sat, February 21, 2015 **Impromptu** D/4/52 OLH & Tunitas
Sat, February 21, 2015 **Impromptu** C/0 (0')/6 RIDE From Caltrain to Presidio for LDT Marin Headlands
Fri, February 20, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Fri, February 20, 2015 Ya Oughta Be In Pictures
Thu, February 19, 2015 C/3/30 PARK TO PARK.
Thu, February 19, 2015 B/1.2/31 HILLS AND BAY LOOP
Wed, February 18, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, February 18, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, February 17, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, February 17, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, February 17, 2015 B/1.5/30 Sharon Park to SETI Ride
Mon, February 16, 2015 **Impromptu** LDT RIDE: Livermore B/3(2400’)/35; C/3(3200’)/45; D/2.5(3500’)/57; E/3(5000’)/72
Mon, February 16, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, February 16, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, February 16, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, February 16, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, February 15, 2015 B/1/23 Easy Peasy B Ride
Sat, February 14, 2015 LDT RIDE: CALAVERAS B/3(2700’)/42; C/3(3600’)/51; D/3(4800’)/58; E/4(6600’)/66
Sat, February 14, 2015 E/4(8,500')/86 CALAVERAS EXTENDED LDT
Sat, February 14, 2015 **Impromptu** D/0.05/18-36 Ride to the Calaveras Ride
Fri, February 13, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, February 12, 2015 C/3/31 RESERVOIR TO THE OCEAN
Thu, February 12, 2015 B/1.5/20 THE STANFORD CAMPUS AND THE ANDERSON COLLECTION
Wed, February 11, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, February 11, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, February 10, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, February 10, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Mon, February 09, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, February 09, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, February 09, 2015 **CANCELLED** A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, February 09, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, February 08, 2015 C/2/27 2nd Sunday - RWC Cross
Sun, February 08, 2015 B/2/24 2nd Sunday - Jefferson Loop
Fri, February 06, 2015 **Cancelled** B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, February 05, 2015 **Impromptu** C/2.5/31 Shoup Park to the Cross, Redwood City
Thu, February 05, 2015 B/1.5 (1200')/34 Shoup to Shoreline
Wed, February 04, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, February 04, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, February 03, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, February 03, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, February 03, 2015 B/1.5/30 SHARON PARK TO SETI RIDE.
Mon, February 02, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, February 02, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, February 02, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, February 02, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, February 01, 2015 **Impromptu** BC/2-3/25-30 SUPERBOWL WARM UP
Sun, February 01, 2015 B/1.5/43 LAKE ALMADEN via KENNEDY ROAD.
Sun, February 01, 2015 A/.5/16 McKENZIE PARK TO SHORELINE
Sat, January 31, 2015 **Impromptu** C+/2.5/40 Burgess to Reverse Rancho & Mora
Sat, January 31, 2015 LDT RIDE: SEASCAPE B/2.5(2200’)/33; C/3(3300’)/41; D/3(3600’)/46; E/3(4600’)/68
Sat, January 31, 2015 **Impromptu** D/4/64 Half Moon Bay
Sat, January 31, 2015 B/.5/23 Easy Peasy B Ride
Fri, January 30, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, January 29, 2015 **Impromptu** C/3 (2700')/35 Emerald Hills-Hallmark-Crestview
Thu, January 29, 2015 B/2/28 Thank You Ride
Wed, January 28, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, January 28, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, January 27, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, January 27, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, January 27, 2015 B/1.5/30 Sharon Park to SETI Ride
Mon, January 26, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, January 26, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, January 26, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, January 26, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, January 25, 2015 C/3/35 4th Sunday - Los Gatos
Sun, January 25, 2015 B/2.5/25 4th Sunday B - Saratoga
Sat, January 24, 2015 A/1/15 Dragon Boat Ride
Sat, January 24, 2015 LDT RIDE: MORGAN HILL B/2(2000’)/35; C/2(2400’)/49; D/2(2700’)/53; E/2(3200’)/72
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