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Marin Century Compact Classic Preview Multi Levels* 3 Routes: 66mi/57mi/30mi (Paul, Helen & Jeff)

We are partnering with Canyon Bikes and Trailhead Cafe for an outstanding Marin Cyclists Saturday ride! 

We have 3  routes:  1) a sneak preview of the Marin Century 2023 Compact Classic Route  66 miles/+4,400'/B pace/4     2) a slightly cropped version of the preview route minus the northern loop, 57 miles/ +3,800'/AB Pace/3   3)  an A ride that rolls to Walker Creek Ranch and back  30 miles/+1,800'  under the supervision of Jeff Sanchez.   Each ride is spectacular on its own!

All rides will start and end at Trailhead 155 San Marin Drive (X San Andreas Dr) Novato CA.  Grab some coffee and snacks at Trailhead before the ride!
Meet: 9:00AM/ Roll: 9:15AM

Stay for $5 draft pint beers after the ride.

$5 pint draft beers

Our friends from Canyon will provide sag support, a rest stop, a limited number of demo bikes, and on the bike ride leaders.  If you want to demo a bike, please come at least 30 minutes early.  To request a demo bike, please fill out this form Demo Request

Follow Paul Smith, our Marin Century Ride Director and preview the Marin Century 2023 Compact Classic 66 miles route, B Pace (14.1-16.0 mph overall average pace).   Come say hello!  We will warm up our quads on Wilson Hill, then on to the Chileno Valley Rd rollers, Valley Ford Rd to Fallon, Dillon Beach Rd to Tomales for a brief food and drink regroup, Hwy 1, Marshall, and then Marshall Petaluma Rd back.  The route will give your climbing legs a good workout coupled with pleasing rollers and spectacular scenery.

Classic Compact Preview 66 mi

For the moderate AB pace (12.0 -13.5 mph overall average pace) course join Helen Kwong for an equally challenging and slightly shortened Compact Classic Route minus the northern section.   At mile 23.5, instead of a right turn on Alexander Rd we will continue straight on Tomales Petaluma Rd and make our way to Tomales Community Park for a brief food, water and restroom stop.  Then we pick up the Compact Century route again, Marshall, Marshall Petaluma Rd back and so forth.  There will be a final water/restrooms stop at Stafford Lake Park and it's smooth sailing all the way back to the start. 

AB Pace Route 57 mi

For the A pace, Jeff Sanchez our Events Director extraordinaire will lead a relaxed A pace (10 -12 mph overall average pace) for a pleasing out and back route to Walker Creek Ranch; a perfect course for for those looking for a nice recovery spin,  wanting to check us out, or are new to the club or coming back to cycling.

A Pace Route 30 mi

All riders must register, members and non-members.

Saturday, July 8, 2023, 9:00 AM
Harvest Market parking lot, San Marin Plaza
155 San Marin Dr.
Novato, CA  94945

Additional Info:
Paul Smith
Compact Century B Pace Leader (66 miles)
4153174153 (p)
Helen Kwong
AB Route Ride Leader (57 miles)
4152979845 (p)
Jeffrey Sanchez
A leader
4158235047 (p)
Lorraine M Trautwein
415.609.4649 (p)
Multi Levels
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
-20% chance of Rain or greater cancels ride
-All riders must register, members and non-members
-Please be courteous to your fellow riders and motorists on the road by observing all traffic safety rules, signaling turns and communicating your intentions
Cancellation Policy:
Members please log in and cancel your registration if you can not attend.

Non-Members, to cancel your registration, please email the Ride Leader for your chosen ride directly.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
B Pace Marin Century 2023 Compact Classic Route Preview 66 miles (Paul S)
AB Pace route 57 miles/+3,800' (Helen K)
A Pace route 30 miles, +1,800' (Jeff Sanchez)