Western Wheelers Bicycle Club
 

Ride Schedule

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Upcoming events

    • Wed, January 28, 2015
    • 9:45 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 9:45 AM for a 10:00 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, January 28, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 10:00 AM, ride departs at 10:15 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)

    • Thu, January 29, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • McKenzie Park, Los Altos

    To find out who is being thanked and why, come to McKenzie Park at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM start. Bring or buy lunch. Contact: Jessica (laciclista@sonic.net).

    • Thu, January 29, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Burgess Park, Menlo Park

    Social ride at a C- pace. Meet Howard Koel (howardkoel@sbcglobal.net – cell 650 302 1053) at Burgess Park, Menlo Park, at 10am for a 10:15am departure. We will ride through Menlo Park towards Alameda de las Pulgas eventually working our way up to Canada Road. From Canada Road we will head north crossing over 280 bike bridge up to Ralston and into Belmont as we work our way back south with a  regroup at Crestview Park back down to Canada Road then regrouping at Robert’s Store before heading off to Luttiken’s for lunch.  Rain cancels.


    • Fri, January 30, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Peet's Coffee, Los Altos

    Meet Andy Kirk in front of Peet’s Coffee and Tea in Los Altos on State Street at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Park outside the town area, as there is a two-hour time limit. Details of the ride including the distance will be hammered out by the riders. We will have lunch at a deli towards the end. Let’s meet and see what develops. Rain cancels. If rain threatens, the ride will be in Los Altos Hills and will be 15 to 25 miles and at least 1000 feet of climb. Contact: andrewk962@yahoo.com or 650-941-1287 or by cell at 650-224-3527.

    • Sat, January 31, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • Bowers Park, Santa Clara

    Meet at Bowers Park off Cabrillo in Santa Clara at 8:30 AM for an 8:45 AM start. We'll be riding to Big Basin Way in Saratoga for breakfast or just coffee and pastry at the Big Basin Cafe, your choice. It's mostly a flat ride with several short, steep and sweet hills for texture which you can easily walk up. Who will be riding on Pam's helmet this month? Rain or threat of rain cancels. Pamjean1017@hotmail.com or 408-734-3429.

    • Sat, January 31, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • Aptos, CA

    LDT RIDE: SEASCAPE

    • B/2.5(2200’)/33;
    • C/3(3300’)/41;
    • D/3(3600’)/46;
    • E/3(4600’)/68

    Come see Monterey Bay and the scenic apple orchards of Corralitos. Our route includes Aptos Beach, Hames Road, and Brown’s Valley to lunch, hot cider and pie at Gizdich Ranch apple orchards. Return via Larkin Valley Road. E riders follow an extended after lunch loop to San Miguel 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: 9:45 am for 10:00 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Seascape Village Shopping Center (19 Seascape Village, Aptos). Take Highway 17 to Highway 1 South. Follow Highway 1 South about 10 miles. Exit right on San Andreas Rd.; turn right at Seascape Blvd. to the shopping center at Racquet Landing Drive Park. PLEASE PARK curbside along Seascape Boulevard on either side of street (NOT in shopping center).

    LEADERS:

    • Sun, February 01, 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • McKenzie Park, Los Altos
    Meet Pam Putman at 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start at McKenzie Park off Fremont Ave. in Los Altos to ride to the Lakeside Café at Shoreline Park in Mt. View. We'll ride on quite residential streets to enter Stevens Creek Trail and continue on to Shoreline Park. At the Lakeside Café in Shoreline we'll enjoy "a cuppa Joe" and fresh pastries or even breakfast so don’t forget to bring your moola! After eating our pastry or breakfast and enjoying the view of the sailing lake we'll return by the same route. It will be about an hour's ride each way and there are 3 bicycle/pedestrian bridges and 3 tunnels on the route. Come and follow the Loon on top of Pam’s helmet! Rain or threat of rain cancels.


    • Sun, February 01, 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sunnyvale Community Center

    Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at (Note time: we don’t want to get to lunch too late!) 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start. We’ll ride south to Los Gatos via some moderately hilly neighborhoods. Then we’ll turn east and climb Kennedy Road into San Jose where we’ll eat lunch near Lake Almaden (bring or buy). Afterward we’ll take a flat route back to Sunnyvale that includes lots of bike trails. Heavy wind, earthquakes, or nuclear attacks will cancel this ride.

    B/1.5/43 LAKE ALMADEN via KENNEDY ROAD. Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at (Note time: we don’t want to get to lunch too late!) 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start. We’ll ride south to Los Gatos via some moderately hilly neighborhoods. Then we’ll turn east and climb Kennedy Road into San Jose where we’ll eat lunch near Lake Almaden (bring or buy). Afterward we’ll take a flat route back to Sunnyvale that includes lots of bike trails. Heavy wind, earthquakes, or nuclear attacks will cancel this ride.

    B/1.5/43 LAKE ALMADEN via KENNEDY ROAD. Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at (Note time: we don’t want to get to lunch too late!) 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start. We’ll ride south to Los Gatos via some moderately hilly neighborhoods. Then we’ll turn east and climb Kennedy Road into San Jose where we’ll eat lunch near Lake Almaden (bring or buy). Afterward we’ll take a flat route back to Sunnyvale that includes lots of bike trails. Heavy wind, earthquakes, or nuclear attacks will cancel this ride.

    B/1.5/43 LAKE ALMADEN via KENNEDY ROAD. Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at (Note time: we don’t want to get to lunch too late!) 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start. We’ll ride south to Los Gatos via some moderately hilly neighborhoods. Then we’ll turn east and climb Kennedy Road into San Jose where we’ll eat lunch near Lake Almaden (bring or buy). Afterward we’ll take a flat route back to Sunnyvale that includes lots of bike trails. Heavy wind, earthquakes, or nuclear attacks will cancel this ride.

    B/1.5/43 LAKE ALMADEN via KENNEDY ROAD. Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at (Note time: we don’t want to get to lunch too late!) 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start. We’ll ride south to Los Gatos via some moderately hilly neighborhoods. Then we’ll turn east and climb Kennedy Road into San Jose where we’ll eat lunch near Lake Almaden (bring or buy). Afterward we’ll take a flat route back to Sunnyvale that includes lots of bike trails. Heavy wind, earthquakes, or nuclear attacks will cancel this ride.

    B/1.5/43 LAKE ALMADEN via KENNEDY ROAD. Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at (Note time: we don’t want to get to lunch too late!) 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start. We’ll ride south to Los Gatos via some moderately hilly neighborhoods. Then we’ll turn east and climb Kennedy Road into San Jose where we’ll eat lunch near Lake Almaden (bring or buy). Afterward we’ll take a flat route back to Sunnyvale that includes lots of bike trails. Heavy wind, earthquakes, or nuclear attacks will cancel this ride.

    B/1.5/43 LAKE ALMADEN via KENNEDY ROAD. Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at (Note time: we don’t want to get to lunch too late!) 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start. We’ll ride south to Los Gatos via some moderately hilly neighborhoods. Then we’ll turn east and climb Kennedy Road into San Jose where we’ll eat lunch near Lake Almaden (bring or buy). Afterward we’ll take a flat route back to Sunnyvale that includes lots of bike trails. Heavy wind, earthquakes, or nuclear attacks will cancel this ride.

    B/1.5/43 LAKE ALMADEN via KENNEDY ROAD. Meet Howard Shafer (408-712-4573 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net ) at the Sunnyvale Community Center at (Note time: we don’t want to get to lunch too late!) 9:30 AM for a 9:45 AM start. We’ll ride south to Los Gatos via some moderately hilly neighborhoods. Then we’ll turn east and climb Kennedy Road into San Jose where we’ll eat lunch near Lake Almaden (bring or buy). Afterward we’ll take a flat route back to Sunnyvale that includes lots of bike trails. Heavy wind, earthquakes, or nuclear attacks will cancel this ride.

    • Sun, February 01, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • 3385 Truman Ave, Mountain View
    Sleep in a little and have a leisurely breakfast, then join Guy Shuman and Mindy Steiner for a local ride through the Los Altos Hills before Superbowl XLIX. Social pace with regroups - there will be separate B and C ride groups. We'll be back in time for the 3:30 pm kickoff. After the ride, riders are invited to stay for snacks, beverages, and the latest Doritos and Budweiser commercials... and also a bit of football...  Feel free to bring something to share, but not required.  Meet at 12:00pm for a 12:15pm departure at our house at 3385 Truman Avenue, Mountain View (by MV High School).  Info: shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895).


    • Mon, February 02, 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, February 02, 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 Tom Stephany (650-483-4273 day of ride only) 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, February 02, 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, February 02, 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, February 03, 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 off Sand Hill Rd. at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 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 "Polar Trek to Mars" by Pascal Lee, SETI Institute. 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 the Flying Disc Man from Mars cancels.

    • Tue, February 03, 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, February 03, 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.
    • Wed, February 04, 2015
    • 9:45 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 9:45 AM for a 10:00 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, February 04, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 10:00 AM, ride departs at 10:15 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)

    • Thu, February 05, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos
    A shortened, easier version of the C LDT ride to lunch at Michaels at Shoreline, this has a climb or two which can be skipped.  Leader: Ricki McGlashan ricki@mcglashan.com650-619-9944.  Meet at Shoup at 10 am for a 10:15 departure.


    • Fri, February 06, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Peet's Coffee, Los Altos

    Meet Andy Kirk in front of Peet’s Coffee and Tea in Los Altos on State Street at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Park outside the town area, as there is a two-hour time limit. Details of the ride including the distance will be hammered out by the riders. We will have lunch at a deli towards the end. Let’s meet and see what develops. Rain cancels. If rain threatens, the ride will be in Los Altos Hills and will be 15 to 25 miles and at least 1000 feet of climb. Contact: andrewk962@yahoo.com or 650-941-1287 or by cell at 650-224-3527.

    • Sat, February 07, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • Livermore, CA

    • B/3(2400’)/35;
    • C/3(3200’)/45;
    • D/2.5(3500’)/57;
    • E/3(5000’)/72

    Join us for a beautiful scenic loop over Altamont Pass and Patterson Pass, returning to Livermore for lunch (bring snacks as lunch is 25-40 miles into the ride depending on ride level). D’s and E’s traverse a route south of Livermore, and E’s include a climb to Del Valle Park. After lunch C, D, and E riders take on Flynn 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: 9:45 am for 10:00 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: All groups meet at Robert Livermore Park (900 Loyola Way, Livermore, CA). From I-580 exit at First Street Exit, then R on First Street, L on North Mines Road, R on East Avenue (@ T), R on Loyola Way, L into park.

    LEADERS:

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

    • Sun, February 08, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Burgess Park, Menlo Park

    Monthly ride to Jefferson and Lakeview via Tripp and Cañada. Lunch is at Sancho’s Taqueria and 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. Link to Route sheet is on the Western Wheelers website in the Rides Calendar. http://www.westernwheelers.org/main/routes/once_a_month/jefferson_loop_b.pdf
    Rain cancels. 
    Ride leader: TBD - Any Volunteers?

    • Sun, February 08, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Burgess Park, Menlo Park

    Monthly 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 regroups, 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.  

    Route Sheet: 2nd Sunday RWC Cross

    • Mon, February 09, 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, February 09, 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 Tom Stephany (650-483-4273 day of ride only) 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, February 09, 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, February 09, 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, February 10, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Safeway Parking Lot, Sharon Park, 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 parking. Lunch well be at the Le Boulanger in Los Altos with other riders coming up from Sunnyvale. Rain cancels.

    • Tue, February 10, 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, February 10, 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.
    • Wed, February 11, 2015
    • 9:45 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 9:45 AM for a 10:00 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, February 11, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 10:00 AM, ride departs at 10:15 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)

    • Thu, February 12, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Peers Park in Palo Alto

    Join Bill Eaglstein (weaglstein@gmail.com or 305 342 4053) for a ride covering much of the Stanford Campus & some surrounds. Meet at Peers Park in Palo Alto at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. This ride is developed to include participating in a one-hour, docent led tour of the Anderson Collection at Stanford. As you know, The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is a collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculpture gifted by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. The university has recently constructed an interesting permanent building exclusively for the collection. Should the docent tour not be accommodated we will extend the ride into more of the surrounds.

    • Thu, February 12, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Crystal Springs Shopping Center

    Meet John Ferreira (650-692-4337 / ferreirajohn@msn.com) at Crystal Springs Shopping Center near the clock tower at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Located at Polhemus Rd and De Anza Blvd in San Mateo. We'll ride from Crystal Springs Reservoir, along Skyline and dip down to Pacifica by way of endless Oceanview Blvd. Amusing stops at the Chit Chat Café and Pacifica Pier. We'll return up Sharp Park to Skyline College and more ocean views. Lunch at Crystal Springs Shopping Center at end of ride.


    • Fri, February 13, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Peet's Coffee, Los Altos

    Meet Andy Kirk in front of Peet’s Coffee and Tea in Los Altos on State Street at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Park outside the town area, as there is a two-hour time limit. Details of the ride including the distance will be hammered out by the riders. We will have lunch at a deli towards the end. Let’s meet and see what develops. Rain cancels. If rain threatens, the ride will be in Los Altos Hills and will be 15 to 25 miles and at least 1000 feet of climb. Contact: andrewk962@yahoo.com or 650-941-1287 or by cell at 650-224-3527.

    • Sat, February 14, 2015
    • 8:45 AM
    • Target Parking Lot on the corner of Landess and Morrill in Milpitas

    Meet Mike Mysza (mmysza@earthlink.net, 650-340-9712) at the Target Parking Lot on the corner of Landess and Morrill in Milpitas at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM start. Climb Sierra, descend Felter; then over the Calaveras Wall to Welch Creek Road. We will then tackle the steep 4 mile climb of Welch Creek Rd.. The extended route adds a loop including, Niles Canyon, Palomares, and Dublin Canyon. Lunch stop in Pleasanton, After lunch, return back on Calaveras. Rain cancels.


    Meet Mike Mysza (mmysza@earthlink.net, 650-340-9712) at the Target Parking Lot on the corner of Landess and Morrill in Milpitas at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM start. Climb Sierra, descend Felter; then over the Calaveras Wall to Welch Creek Road. We will then tackle the steep 4 mile climb of Welch Creek Rd.. The extended route adds a loop including, Niles Canyon, Palomares, and Dublin Canyon. Lunch stop in Pleasanton, After lunch, return back on Calaveras. Rain cancels.

    Meet Mike Mysza (mmysza@earthlink.net, 650-340-9712) at the Target Parking Lot on the corner of Landess and Morrill in Milpitas at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM start. Climb Sierra, descend Felter; then over the Calaveras Wall to Welch Creek Road. We will then tackle the steep 4 mile climb of Welch Creek Rd.. The extended route adds a loop including, Niles Canyon, Palomares, and Dublin Canyon. Lunch stop in Pleasanton, After lunch, return back on Calaveras. Rain cancels.

    Meet Mike Mysza
    Meet Mike Mysza
    • Sat, February 14, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • Milpitas, CA

    LDT RIDE: CALAVERAS

    • B/3(2700’)/42;
    • C/3(3600’)/51;
    • D/3(4800’)/58;
    • E/4(6600’)/66

    Enjoy this scenic route along the Calaveras Reservoir, with eagles and maybe some other exciting wildlife. All routes climb Calaveras then descend into Pleasanton for lunch at High Tech Burrito. B’s start at Ed Levin Park and quickly climb, while the C’s get a warmup from Milpitas on Calaveras Road. D’s and E’s enjoy a gorgeous climb up Sierra Road and E’s add an additional climb up Welch Creek. All routes return from Pleasanton via Calaveras Road along the reservoir. 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: 9:45 am for 10:00 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: There are 2 locations: B’s meet in the gravel parking lot just beyond the entrance to Ed Levin County Park near Milpitas. Continue east on Calaveras Road 2.5 miles from I-680. The parking lot is on the left side of the street, one tenth of a mile past the park entrance. C’s, D’s, and E’s meet in the shopping mall parking lot at the southwest corner of Landess Ave. and Morrill Ave. in the Northwood Plaza Shopping Center in Milpitas (2155 Morill Ave, San Jose). Meet at the side of the lot next to Landess, near Target. Directions: 237 East to 880 South, exit Montague East, continue on Landess, R on Morrill, R into center.

    LEADERS:

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

    • Sun, February 15, 2015
    • 8:15 AM
    • Bowers Park, Santa Clara

    B/1/23 EASY PEASY B RIDE. Meet Pam Putman  at Bowers Park off Cabrillo in Santa Clara at 8:15 AM for an 8:30 AM start to ride to the Big Basin Cafe on Big Basin Way in Saratoga for breakfast or just a "cuppa Joe" and pastry. (Don't forget to bring some moola for your breakfast.) This is a mostly flat ride with some bumps for texture including the dreaded 4th Street hill just as we leave the cafe! Come and follow the Loon on top of Pam's helmet to breakfast. Rain or threat of rain cancels.

    • Mon, February 16, 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, February 16, 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 Tom Stephany (650-483-4273 day of ride only) 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, February 16, 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, February 16, 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, February 17, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Safeway Parking Lot, Sharon Park, 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 10:00 AM for a 10:15 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 "The Anthropocene Epoch in Cosmic Evolution" by David Grinspoon, Space Science Institute. 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 the Flying Disc Man from Mars cancels.


    • Tue, February 17, 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, February 17, 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.
    • Wed, February 18, 2015
    • 9:45 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 9:45 AM for a 10:00 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, February 18, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 10:00 AM, ride departs at 10:15 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)

    • Thu, February 19, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Shoup Park

    Meet George Schuttinger (gschuttinger@hotmail.com or 650-793-4221) at 10:00 AM at Shoup Park for a 10:15 AM departure. We'll take a few small hills toward Foothill College, then swing through MV on the way to the Bay. Then through PA, MP and Atherton on the way to downtown PA for lunch at La Boulange or similar. Return via Stanford.


    • Thu, February 19, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Burton Park, San Carlos

    We'll go from Burton Park up Edgewood Rd, to the Cross and Huddart Park. A hill or two in Portola Valley and then descend for lunch at Le Boulanger on Laurel in San Carlos. Meet at Burton Park, c/o Arroyo Av and Cedar St in San Carlos near the restrooms at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Leader: John Ferreira (650-692-4337, ferreirajohn@msn.com).


    We'll go from Burton Park up Edgewood Rd, to the Cross and Huddart Park. A hill or two in Portola Valley and then descend for lunch at Le Boulanger on Laurel in San Carlos. Meet at Burton Park, c/o Arroyo Av and Cedar St in San Carlos near the restrooms at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Leader: John Ferreira (650-692-4337, ferreirajohn@msn.com).

    We'll go from Burton Park up Edgewood Rd, to the Cross and Huddart Park. A hill or two in Portola Valley and then descend for lunch at Le Boulanger on Laurel in San Carlos. Meet at Burton Park, c/o Arroyo Av and Cedar St in San Carlos near the restrooms at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Leader: John Ferreira (650-692-4337, ferreirajohn@msn.com).

    We'll go from Burton Park up Edgewood Rd, to the Cross and Huddart Park. A hill or two in Portola Valley and then descend for lunch at Le Boulanger on Laurel in San Carlos. Meet at Burton Park, c/o Arroyo Av and Cedar St in San Carlos near the restrooms at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Leader: John Ferreira (650-692-4337, ferreirajohn@msn.com).

    • Fri, February 20, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Peet's Coffee, Los Altos

    Meet Andy Kirk in front of Peet’s Coffee and Tea in Los Altos on State Street at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Park outside the town area, as there is a two-hour time limit. Details of the ride including the distance will be hammered out by the riders. We will have lunch at a deli towards the end. Let’s meet and see what develops. Rain cancels. If rain threatens, the ride will be in Los Altos Hills and will be 15 to 25 miles and at least 1000 feet of climb. Contact: andrewk962@yahoo.com or 650-941-1287 or by cell at 650-224-3527.

    • Sat, February 21, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • San Francisco, CA

    LDT RIDE: MARIN HEADLANDS

    • B/3/(2100’)/42;
    • C/3(2700’)/49;
    • D/3(4400’)/58;
    • E/3(6200’)/68

    Our ride starts at the historic “Parade Grounds” in the Presidio, then across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands. All groups get a taste of the Marin Headlands with a climb up all or part of Conzelman Road, then descend to the Bunker Road Tunnel and Sausalito. D riders will climb to the Panoramic Highway and loop through scenic Muir Woods, while the E’s add Pan Toll Road. All routes will traverse lovely Paradise Drive enroute to Tiburon for lunch. Return via Strawberry Drive/Seminary Drive and the bridge. Please note there is a $7.00 per car (cash or credit card) parking fee at the Presidio. 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: 9:45 am for 10:00 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Meet at the Main Post/Parade Grounds in the Presidio (104 Montgomery St, Presidio, SF, CA).  Directions: From I-280 follow signs for Golden Gate Bridge through Golden Gate Park to Park Presidio Boulevard, R on California St. (after Clement), L on Arguello Blvd (1st Ave), through Presidio to Sheridan Avenue. Jog R then immediate L on Anza into large lot across Sheridan. Please note there is a $7.00 per car (cash or credit card) parking fee at the Presidio.

    LEADERS:

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

    • Sun, February 22, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • Sunnyvale Community Center

    Meet Howard Shafer (408-247-9980 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net) at Sunnyvale Community Center at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM start for a ride to Milpitas. We'll head east through San Jose on roads having little weekend traffic. Then we'll do a gentle climb to get to the scenic foothills on the east side of the valley. After lunch in Milpitas (bring or buy) we'll return via some interesting bike paths. Ugly weather cancels.


    Meet Howard Shafer (408-247-9980 or jhshafer@sbcglobal.net) at Sunnyvale Community Center at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM start for a ride to Milpitas. We'll head east through San Jose on roads having little weekend traffic. Then we'll do a gentle climb to get to the scenic foothills on the east side of the valley. After lunch in Milpitas (bring or buy) we'll return via some interesting bike paths. Ugly weather cancels.

    • Sun, February 22, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Meet at McKenzie Park in Los Altos (by tennis courts at 707 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos)

    Monthly ride to Saratoga via Mt. Eden and the Maze. Lunch at Vienna Woods and return via Seven Springs Parkway. Social pace with regroups. Meet at McKenzie Park in Los Altos (by tennis courts at 707 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos) at 10:00 AM for 10:15 AM departure. Ride leader: Cindy Cotton (408-373-9687, cdcotton@aol.com). Rain cancels.

    This month, Elaine Haight will be having a bake sale at the top of Mt. Eden to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so please bring $ and your appetite!  

    Route Sheet:  4th Sunday B - Saratoga

    . 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). Link to Route sheet is online in the Events Calendar. http://www.westernwheelers.org/main/routes/once_a_month/saratoga_b.pdf
    Rain cancels.

    • Sun, February 22, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Meet at McKenzie Park in Los Altos (by tennis courts at 707 Fremont Avenue, 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. 

    This month, Elaine Haight will be having a bake sale at the top of Mt. Eden to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so please bring $ and your appetite!  

    Meet at McKenzie Park in Los Altos (by tennis courts at 707 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos) at 10:00 AM for 10:15 AM departure. Leader: Frank McConville (650-450-2325 or frank_mc_conville@hotmail.com). Rain cancels.

    • Mon, February 23, 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, February 23, 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 Tom Stephany (650-483-4273 day of ride only) 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, February 23, 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, February 23, 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, February 24, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Safeway Parking Lot, Sharon Park, 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 parking. Lunch well be at the Le Boulanger in Los Altos with other riders coming up from Sunnyvale. Rain cancels.


    • Tue, February 24, 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, February 24, 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.
    • Wed, February 25, 2015
    • 9:45 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 9:45 AM for a 10:00 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, February 25, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Shoup Park, Los Altos

    Gather at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos at 10:00 AM, ride departs at 10:15 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)

    • Thu, February 26, 2015
    • 9:47 AM
    • Caltrain Station in San Francisco after the arrival of train 231

    Join Ricki and Jani for a tour of San Francisco to celebrate our Birthdays. We will start at Caltrain in San Francisco and ride "clockwise" around SF taking in some spectacular views. We will stop for lunch along the way before stopping at Ghirardelli Square for sundaes near the end of the ride. Please meet at the Caltrain Station in San Francisco after the arrival of train 231 at 9:47 AM. For questions contact Ricki McGlashan at 650-344-8341 or Ricki@McGlashan.com or Jani Richards call (outside work hours) or text (anytime) to (408) 406-2983.


    • Thu, February 26, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Parking lot on Lake Merced Blvd near Sunset in SF

    Meet at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure  at the parking lot on Lake Merced Blvd near Sunset in SF. We will circle SF on the edge of the bay, ocean and Lake Merced. Stops will be at the best view locations in the SF Bay Area. Lunch 5/6ths of the way into the ride. Leader John Ferreira (650-692-4337 or ferreirajohn@msn.com).


    Meet at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure  at the parking lot on Lake Merced Blvd near Sunset in SF. We will circle SF on the edge of the bay, ocean and Lake Merced. Stops will be at the best view locations in the SF Bay Area. Lunch 5/6ths of the way into the ride. Leader John Ferreira (650-692-4337 or ferreirajohn@msn.com).

    • Fri, February 27, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Peet's Coffee, Los Altos

    Meet Andy Kirk in front of Peet’s Coffee and Tea in Los Altos on State Street at 10:00 AM for a 10:15 AM departure. Park outside the town area, as there is a two-hour time limit. Details of the ride including the distance will be hammered out by the riders. We will have lunch at a deli towards the end. Let’s meet and see what develops. Rain cancels. If rain threatens, the ride will be in Los Altos Hills and will be 15 to 25 miles and at least 1000 feet of climb. Contact: andrewk962@yahoo.com or 650-941-1287 or by cell at 650-224-3527.

    • Sat, February 28, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • La Honda, CA

    LDT RIDE: PESCADERO

    • B/2.5(2400’)/37;
    • C/2.5(2900’)/43;
    • D/4(5700’)/61;
    • E/3.5(6100’)/69

    All routes will enjoy great spring views of the mountains and the sea. B’s will traverse Pescadero, Bean Hollow, and Stage Roads, while the C’s add Cloverdale and Gazos Creek. D’s and E’s start in Woodside and complete a circuit including Kings Mountain and Tunitas Creek. E’s add a loop on Gazos Creek/Cloverdale. All routes will enjoy lunch in Pescadero (bring or buy). 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: 9:45 am for 10:00 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: There are 2 locations: B’s and C’s meet in La Honda (8910 La Honda Road, La Honda), parking on the street along Hwy. 84 anywhere between the fire station and the post office (do not park in the store parking lots). D’s and E’s meet in Woodside behind the Pioneer Hotel (2925 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA).

    LEADERS:

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

    • Mon, March 02, 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.
    • Tue, March 03, 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 03, 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.
    • Thu, March 05, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Washington Park in Burlingame

    Meet at 10:00 AM at Washington Park in Burlingame for a 10:15 AM departure. Directions, take Hwy 101 north and exit Peninsula Ave, go west and just before the railroad tracks turn right on Anita to park. Meet in the parking lot next to tennis courts. We'll ride up Ralston, along Skyline and up Sneath Lane to the European Bay Discovery Site on Sweeney Ridge. Come for simultaneous bay and ocean views plus explore an abandoned NIKE missile tracking site. Lunch at Il Fornaio in Burlingame at end of ride. Leader is John Ferreira (650- 692-4337, ferreirajohn@msn.com).


    Meet at 10:00 AM at Washington Park in Burlingame for a 10:15 AM departure. Directions, take Hwy 101 north and exit Peninsula Ave, go west and just before the railroad tracks turn right on Anita to park. Meet in the parking lot next to tennis courts. We'll ride up Ralston, along Skyline and up Sneath Lane to the European Bay Discovery Site on Sweeney Ridge. Come for simultaneous bay and ocean views plus explore an abandoned NIKE missile tracking site. Lunch at Il Fornaio in Burlingame at end of ride. Leader is John Ferreira (650- 692-4337, ferreirajohn@msn.com).

    • Sat, March 07, 2015
    • 9:45 AM
    • Hollister, CA

    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

    Come join us for a ride through the rustic and scenic country roads of San Benito County. We’ll travel south through Tres Pinos and Paicines and take Cienega Rd. and Union Rd. over to San Juan Bautista. E’s add a hefty climb (2800’) up Fremont Peak. B and C riders will have an earlier lunch back in Hollister, then continue towards the mission after lunch. D and E riders lunch (bring or buy) at the picnic tables (weather permitting) at the Mission Plaza Square. Flat route back to Hollister from the mission. Bring plenty of water/snacks. 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: 9:45 am for 10:00 departure

    MEETING LOCATION: Dunne Park (712 West Street, Hollister). Take 101 South, exit south of Gilroy onto Highway 25, continue right on San Felipe Rd (still CA25), right on 7th St, go two blocks to Dunne Park at West Road (62 miles from Palo Alto). (NOTE: There might not be open restrooms at Dunne Park due to local budget issues.)

    LEADERS:

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

    • Sat, March 14, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Geyserville, 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: GEYSERVILLE WEEKEND

    • B/2(1500’)/38;
    • C-/3(3500’)/51;
    • C/3!(4500’)/60;
    • D/3!(5000’)/69;
    • E/3!(6000’)/87

    Come prepared for an assault on the Geysers, that marvelous tree-shaded 16 mile climb that many of us know and love. Don’t be scared off though, as there is only one steep section (1.5 miles).  (NEW FOR 2015 – “Out-n-Back” C- route option climbs beautiful Geysers Road to the base of the steep section, then returns for lunch in Cloverdale). As a reward for their climbing efforts, C/D/E riders will experience a sweeping 10-mile descent back to the valley floor before lunch. C/D/E’s ride 40 miles and climb 3800 feet before there is anywhere to buy food, so they need to bring whatever food/water is necessary to get them to lunch. The more civilized B riders will follow the rustic Healdsburg wine loop along Dutcher Creek, West Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, and Red Winery roads. The B route stops for lunch in Healdsburg and offers a 58-mile option. C/D/E routes all have shortcut options (see route sheets online). 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: Geyserville Elementary School (21485 Geyserville Ave). Take 101 North to the Canyon Road exit (next exit after the Geyserville/Hwy 128 exit). Turn right at the end of the off-ramp, and then right at Geyserville Ave. Take Geyserville Ave. about one half mile. The school is on the right side of the road.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: Make reservations early if staying overnight! Contact leader with questions. Many options available in area – Saturday group dinner will be in Healdsburg and Sunday ride starts in Healdsburg. Overall, lodging costs for 2015 are up from previous years. The best current deal (in Healdsburg) is at Best Western Dry Creek Inn, where rooms are $134 (on hotel web site) after a discount for AAA/AARP/Senior. Less expensive lodging options can be found near Santa Rosa or Cloverdale (15 miles from Healdsburg).

       Recommended lodging:

    1. Best Western Dry Creek Inn (Healdsburg), 707-433-0300 or drycreekinn.com.
    2. America’s Best Value Inn (Healdsburg), 707-433-5548 or americasbestvalueinn.com (join free “Value Club” for best rates).
    3. Healdsburg Travelodge (Healdsburg),  707-433-0101 or healdsburglodge.com
    4. Geyserville Inn (Geyserville),  877-857-4343 or geyservilleinn.com

    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:

    • Sun, March 15, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Healdsburg, CA

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

    LDT SUNDAY RIDE: HEALDSBURG TO SWEETWATER SPRINGS

    • BC/2(1500’)/30;
    • CD/3!(2300’)/37  

    NEW ROUTES FOR 2015! Enjoy a beautiful ride in the redwoods from Healdsburg to Sweetwater Springs. Both routes get a chance to savor beautiful remote Sweetwater Springs Road. CD route continues up the steep section of Sweetwater Springs (18% grade for .7 mile) and on to Guerneville, while the BC route does an “out-n-back” on the easier portion of Sweetwater. (Skipping the “out-n-back” results in a leisurely 21 mile ride.) Both routes return to Healdsburg via scenic Eastside Road and enjoy lunch in Healdsburg at the end of their rides. 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 Healdsburg at the public parking area on Matheson Street, one block west of Plaza Park (follow signs to “All Day Parking”).

    LEADERS:

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

    • Sat, March 21, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Berkeley, CA

    LDT RIDE: BERKELEY HILLS

    • B/4(4300’)/39;
    • C/4(5000’)/45;
    • D/4(6000’)/51;
    • E/4(8000’)/80

    This ride starts climbing as soon as you leave the parking lot! We’ll climb Tunnel Road, visit Inspiration Point in Tilden Park and climb a couple of the 3 Bears. B and C riders have a short but challenging 400’ climb up Happy Valley Road. D riders challenge “Pig Farm Hill” and Reliez Valley Road. While there are lots of hills, most are not steep and the views are gorgeous. E’s add more challenging hills, including Toyonal Drive with its 20% grade. All routes return via a climb of Pinehurst Road and descent of Tunnel 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: DO NOT USE GPS – follow these directions to Temescal Regional Recreation Area.  From Hwy 24 Eastbound exit at Broadway Exit, continue on Broadway 3/4 mile to Temescal Park entrance on right (parking is free in March). Driving time from Palo Alto is 55-60 minutes. BICYCLE DIRECTIONS from Rockridge BART (1.2 miles): L on Shafter, C on Keith, L on Broadway, R into park.

    LEADERS:

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

    • Sun, March 22, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • McKenzie Park in Los Altos (by tennis courts at 707 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos)

    C/3/35  4th SUNDAY – LOS GATOS  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 (by tennis courts at 707 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos) at 10:00 am for 10:15 departure.  Leader: Frank Mc Conville (frank_mc_conville@hotmail.comor 650-450-2325). Rain cancels. 

    Route Sheet:  4th Sunday - Los Gatos

    • Sat, March 28, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • Pacific Grove, CA

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

    LDT RIDE: PACIFIC GROVE WEEKEND

    • B/2(2000’)/36;
    • C/3(3900’)/58-66;
    • D/3(4000’)/66;
    • E/3(4700’)/74-84

    This is one of our most scenic long distance rides. B’s enjoy the spectacular ocean views from Pacific Grove and Seventeen Mile Drive to Carmel, then continue on to Point Lobos for lunch (bring or buy). CDE routes enjoy the Seventeen Mile Drive views, climb to the top of Laureles Grade via the tiny Toro Road avoiding traffic on the climb, and then descend to Carmel Valley. E’s add a loop on San Benancio Road as well an optional climb of Robinson Canyon. D’s and E’s continue on to Point Lobos for lunch while the C’s lunch in Carmel (C's can also continue on to Point Lobos adding 8 miles if desired). Return via Carmel Hill/Monterey (B's) or Seventeen Mile Drive (CDE's). 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.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: Make reservations early if staying overnight! There are numerous accommodation options in the Pacific Grove area, though many are on the expensive side. Cheaper accommodations are available near Monterey. Recommended hotel very close to the ride start is the Butterfly Grove Inn.

       Recommended lodging in Pacific Grove (more expensive – close to ride start):

    1. Butterfly Grove Inn (butterflygroveinn.com) (best rates might be on Expedia/Travelocity)
    2. Bide-a-Wee Inn (bideawee.com) – some inexpensive rooms
    3. Lighthouse Lodge and Suites (lighthouselodgecottages.com) – expensive this year

       Recommended lodging in Monterey (less expensive – about 5 miles from ride start):

    1. Best Western Park Crest Inn (bwparkcrest.com)
    2. America’s Best Value Presidents Inn (americasbestvalueinn.com)
    3. Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel (ramadamonterey.com)

     

    REGISTRATION: Please register on the web site 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, 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Sat, April 18, 2015
    • 9:15 AM
    • TBD

    LTD RIDE: TBD/Rain Reschedule

    This date will either be a re-scheduling of a ride that was rained out earlier in the year or a new ride. There will definitely be an LDT Ride scheduled on this date, so check back for updates.

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

     

    • 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:

    • 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

    • 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:

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

     

    • Sun, May 31, 2015
    • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
    • 1199

    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 17 and $80 for those registering between May 18 and May 31. The ride is limited to 1200 participants.

    Registrations may be paid online by 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.

    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

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
Sat, January 24, 2015 E/3(6,000")/109 Morgan Hill Extended LDT
Fri, January 23, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, January 22, 2015 **Impromptu** C/2.5/38 Woodside to San Mateo
Thu, January 22, 2015 B/1/25 Saunter to Saratoga
Wed, January 21, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, January 21, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, January 20, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, January 20, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Mon, January 19, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, January 19, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, January 19, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, January 19, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, January 18, 2015 B/2.5/28 Both Sides of Foothill
Sat, January 17, 2015 A/0/15 Meandering in Los Altos and Sunnyvale
Sat, January 17, 2015 LDT RIDE: PULGAS WATER TEMPLE B/2(2000’)/33; C/3(2900’)/40; D/3(3700’)/45; E/4(6000’)/61
Fri, January 16, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, January 15, 2015 **Impromptu** C/3 (2800')/37 The (Easy) Hills are Alive...
Thu, January 15, 2015 B/1.5/26 Lindenwood to Japan or Korea
Wed, January 14, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, January 14, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, January 13, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, January 13, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Mon, January 12, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, January 12, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, January 12, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, January 12, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sat, January 10, 2015 LDT RIDE: SARATOGA B/2(1500’)/34; C/2.5(2400’)/36; D/2.5(3000’)/43; E/4(6000’)/55
Fri, January 09, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, January 08, 2015 C/3/30 Cupertino Hills Jaunt
Thu, January 08, 2015 B/1.7/30 New Years Resolution Ride 2015
Wed, January 07, 2015 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, January 07, 2015 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Tue, January 06, 2015 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, January 06, 2015 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Mon, January 05, 2015 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, January 05, 2015 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, January 05, 2015 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, January 05, 2015 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sun, January 04, 2015 A/0.5/16 McKenzie Park to Shoreline
Sat, January 03, 2015 **Impromptu** C/3! (2900')/39 Burgess to Parrot Drive
Sat, January 03, 2015 LDT RIDE: SHORELINE B/1/(600’)/33; C/1.5(1300’)/37; D/2(2000’)/44; E/2(3000’)/52
Sat, January 03, 2015 **Impromptu** D+E/4/75ish Annual Jingle Bells Ride: 2015 Edition
Fri, January 02, 2015 **Impromptu** B/4/15 Rocks 5: New Stonework
Fri, January 02, 2015 B/2/30–50 The Friday B Ride
Thu, January 01, 2015 **Impromptu** B/4/25 Rocks 4: Off To A Rocky Start
Wed, December 31, 2014 DE/3–4/35–65 Hills R Us
Wed, December 31, 2014 D/3-4/35-65 Hills-R-Us, Social Climbers D Version
Wed, December 31, 2014 **Impromptu** B/4/25 Rocks 3: New Year's Rockin' Eve
Tue, December 30, 2014 DE/4/20 - Tuesday Power Lunch
Tue, December 30, 2014 CD/2/30–35 Blasberg's Tuesday Loop
Tue, December 30, 2014 **Impromptu** B/4/25 Rocks 2: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Mon, December 29, 2014 DE/1/28 Java Jive Double Expresso
Mon, December 29, 2014 BC/1/24 Monday Morning Mocha Mooch
Mon, December 29, 2014 **Impromptu** B/4/25 Rocks 1: Rock and Roll
Mon, December 29, 2014 A/0/15 Social Paced Monday Morning Coffee Ride
Mon, December 29, 2014 BCD/1/26 Java Jive from San Mateo
Sat, December 27, 2014