TRAINING RIDES

*IMPORTANT* THE RIDES DESCRIBED BELOW ARE INFORMAL, VOLUNTARY AND NOT SANCTIONED BY ANY GOVERNING BODY, SUCH AS THE BBC OR USA CYCLING. ANY RIDER IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE AND DOES SO AT HIS/HER OWN RISK, FULLY COMPREHENDING THE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH RIDING A BICYCLE ON OPEN ROADS AND/OR IN A GROUP, AND ASSUMING FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER OWN SAFETY AND ANY BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING FROM HIS/HER PARTICIPATION. THE BBC DOES NOT ORGANIZE THESE RIDES, BUT PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AS A COURTESY AND PUBLIC SERVICE. RIDERS ARE EXPECTED TO OBEY ALL SAFETY AND TRAFFIC LAWS AND REGULATIONS. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL RIDES.

Monday
Ride: Pre-Dawn BBC LSD Ride (EB Edition)
When: 5:30am, Winter
Where: Starts from Rockridge BART. Slow, long ride, up Butters, down Redwood, up Pinehurst; back to Rockridge BART.
What: ~2.5hour long/slow distance group ride

Tuesday
New ride added, starting with the time change on March 10th 2013.
Ride: Hard Hill Repeats
When: 4:30pm meet
Where: Domingo Peet’s Coffee Shop in Berkeley.
What: This ride will involve doing structured intervals on one of our local hills.
The location and duration of efforts will change week to week.

Ride: Pre-Dawn, Berkeley/Butters/Moraga
When: 5:35am, year-round
Where: Vine Street Peet’s in Berkeley. Ride rolls up across town towards Butters Canyon then out towards Moraga. 
What: ~2-3hours. Pace is moderate to fast over hilly terrain.

Ride: Pre-Dawn, Headlands Ride: SF/Marin
When: Starts in SF at 6:10am – 17th & Sanchez; 6:30am – Arguello Gate; 6:40am – GG Bridge, year-round
Where: Starts describe above (link to the route
What: ~2hr tempo group ride

Ride: Pre-Dusk, BBC LSD Ride
When: 4:00pm meet, Tuesdays during the Winter
Where: Rockridge BART. (route.tbd)
What: ~2-2.5hr slow group ride

Ride: Tuesday Night, Redwood Loop Ride
When: 5:30pm meet (5:40pm roll out), Tuesdays during the Spring/Summer
Where: Domingo Peet’s Coffee Shop in Berkeley. (link to the route)
What: ~1.5-2hr fast group ride

Ride: Port of Oakland (aka POO)
When: 5:30pm Warmup, 6:00 Pace Ramps up, Tuesdays year-round
Where: Maritime, Middle Harbor, and 7th in the Port of Oakland, ~2.5mi loop.  (link to the route)
What:~1.5hr very fast training criterium

Wednesday
Ride: Pre-Dawn, Berkeley/Butters/Moraga
When: 5:35am, year-round
Where: 
Vine Street Peet’s in Berkeley. Ride rolls up across town towards Butters Canyon then out towards Moraga.
What: ~2-3hours. Pace is moderate to fast over hilly terrain.

Ride: Redwood Loop Ride
When: 7:00am, year-round
Where: Domingo Peet’s Coffee Shop in Berkeley. (link to the route)
What: ~2hr tempo training ride

Ride: Bakery Ride: Danville/Pleasanton
When: 9:00am, year-round
Where: Danville Peet’s. (link to the route)
What: ~3hour fast group ride

Ride: Port of Oakland lite (aka POO lite)
When: 6:30pm, Wednesdays year-round
Where: Maritime, Middle Harbor, and 7th in the Port of Oakland, ~2.5mi loop.  (link to the route)
What:~1.5hr tempo training pace; focused on criterium pack riding/skills development

Thursday
Ride: Pre-Dawn, Berkeley/Butters/Moraga
When: 5:35am, year-round
Where: Vine Street Peet’s in Berkeley. Ride rolls up across town towards Butters Canyon then out towards Moraga. 
What: ~2-3hours. Pace is moderate to fast over hilly terrain.

Ride: Pre-Dawn, Headlands Ride: SF/Marin
When: Starts in SF at 6:10am – 17th & Sanchez; 6:30am – Arguello Gate; 6:40am – GG Bridge, year-round
Where: See starts above. (link to the route
What: ~2hr tempo group ride

Friday
Ride: Pre-Dawn, BBC LSD Ride (SF Edition)
When: 5:30am, Winter
Where: 5:30 from Embaracerdo BART; 5:45 from Sandpit Gym; 6:00 from Golden Gate Bridge. Slow, long ride over the West side of the bridge, into Marin, and the BC loop (~2hours) or Paradise loop (~2.5-3hours). 
What: ~2.5-3hour long/slow distance group ride

Ride: Pre-Dawn, Berkeley/Butters/Moraga
When: Starts (sometimes) in Berkeley at 5:35am, year-round
Where: Starts at Vine Street Peet’s in Berkeley. Ride rolls up across town towards Butters Canyon then out towards Moraga. 
What: ~2-3hours. Pace is moderate to fast over hilly terrain.

Saturday
Ride: Berkeley/Tilden/Mt. Diablo or Morgan Territory
When: 7:00am (8:00am-Winter), Saturday year-round
Where: Starts at The Station (Near Domingo Peets in Berkeley). Ride rolls up Spruce Ave and through Tilden to SiSi’s cafe and regroups at 8:00am before continuing on.
What: ~5-6 hours. Pace is moderate over hilly terrain.

Ride: BBC Faithful Ride
When: 8:00am, Saturday  year-round
Where: SiSi’s cafe, in Moraga, for an 8:00 sharp departure. (
link to the map)
What: Gathering of BBC Faithful (Lifetime members, Sponsors, Friends of) to ride a steady, workmen like, pace for 50+ miles.  Classic East Bay routes (Saddle, Relize/Pig Farm, Norris Canyon, etc.) vary each week.  Includes a mid-ride coffee stop, a helping hand for mechanical (or mockery) and occasional re-grouping.   10+ years of moment and stories at no extra charge. Leaders:  Paul Lamoureux & Patrick O’Leary

Ride: Roasters Ride: SF/Marin
When: 8:00am, Saturday and Sunday year-round
Where: Golden Gate Bridge, South Parking Lot (link to the route)
What: ~4hr group ride, some portions very fast, others neutral

Ride: Belmont/Woodside Ride
When: 8:15am Saturday & 8:00am Sunday, year-round
Where: Highway 92 and Canada Road. (link to the route)
What: ~2hr fast group ride, very fast on Sunday

Ride: House of Pain
When: 8:45 (lite); 9:00 (medium); 9:15am (regular) Saturday, year-around
Where: Danville Peet’s. (link to the route)
What: ~2.5hr fast group ride

Ride: The Spectrum Ride: Palo Alto/Los Altos
When: Saturday 9:00am in Palo Alto, 9:15am in Los Altos, year-around
Where: Palo Alto Starbucks. (link to the route)
What: ~2hr  fast group ride

Sunday
Ride: Berkeley/Butters/Castro Valley
When: 7:00am (8:00am-Winter), Sunday year-round
Where: Starts at The Station (Near Domingo Peets in Berkeley). Ride rolls up across town towards Butters Canyon then south towards Castro Valley.
What: ~4 hours. Pace is moderate over hilly terrain.
This ride will occasionally roll by CSO to pick up that ride

Ride: Roasters Ride: SF/Marin
When: 8:00am, Saturday and Sunday year-round
Where: Golden Gate Bridge, South Parking Lot (link to the route)
What: ~4hr group ride, some portions very fast, others neutral