Archive for the 'Ride rumors' Category

Bay Bridge Bike Path To Open Weekdays On May 5

Friday, April 14th, 2017 by tony

Although the Alex Zuckerman Path on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge has been partially open for over three years—making it literally a bridge to nowhere—the final short segment to Treasure Island was opened only this past fall and then only on weekends. The reason for the weekday closure was Caltrans’s concern that the […]

An Island In The Sun: Apple Blossom Recap

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by tony

Luck was with us this past Sunday for the Sebastopol Apple Blossom ride. Only the previous day we got an unexpected drenching, casting a pall over the prospect the Apple Blossom and making me wonder if I would have to post another last-minute cancelation. Unlike Saturday’s Cinderella participants, who got bombed for most of the […]

Will It Never End? Skyline Blvd. Closed [addendum]

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by tony

Ray Hosler reports that over on the Midpeninsula, Skyline Boulevard at Castle Rock State Park is closed due to an immense slip that wiped out the entire road. You can see the incredible pic here. For most Spokers this section of Skyline is way out of their regular riding territory. But if you’re planning to […]

Palomares Update

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by tony

Palomares Road was closed today—the fourth time this season—in order to clear it of debris, stabilize the hillside, and presumably to restore the road to its pre-mudslide condition. Palomares is not expected to reopen before May 5. More info is here. As you already know, Redwood Road near Castro Valley is also closed. If you […]

What Is A Social “A” Ride?

Friday, March 31st, 2017 by tony

Roger and I have been leading so-called Social “A” rides for almost two years. We felt the club was running on a steady diet of B+ rides, which often were quite a bit faster than B pace, and really didn’t have much to offer cyclists who would like to go perhaps a bit slower. Since […]

Road Closure Tidbits

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 by tony

Palomares Road has finally been reopened by Alameda County. The slides have been mostly cleared but there is one section that has only one lane open. Details about Palomares as well as other East Bay roads can be found here. Morgan Territory Road is open today but it is only temporary. You can read the […]

Ron Wilmot and the Saddle Challenge

Monday, March 13th, 2017 by tony

  Every March Different Spokes puts on an internal club fundraiser, the Saddle Challenge, to generate some money for Project Inform. Riders pledge to donate a certain amount of money, either a fixed or per mile amount, for the miles they ride during the month. The current Saddle Challenge is actually a mash-up of the […]

Finally!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017 by tony

In case you missed the news, the Warm Springs BART station is finally going to open up for service in just two weeks, on Saturday March 25. You can read the details here. Warm Springs station is near the Tesla plant in Milpitas, about five miles further south than the Fremont BART station. The new […]

Velo Love Ride 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by tony

Chico Velo is well known for putting on the Chico Wildflower Century every April. It’s a huge event they’ve made successful despite being a “backwater”. A large number of SF Bay people, including quite a few Spokers, annually head northward to take part. What isn’t as well known is that Chico Velo has for many […]

Update on 2017 Centuries

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 by tony

Here is the follow up to my earlier post on 2017 century rides with updates. To see the earlier post, go here.   March 11 Saturday. Solvang Century. $125 online/$115 mail in. Registration is open. Preregistration closes on Feb. 22. After that you can do day of event registration but the cost goes up to […]