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Holiday Edition: Big, Little, littlest and Pie-less Pie Rides-Multi levels (DJ,David S)

"Shhhhhh...  I wanna surprise the kids."   Farworks Gary Larson 1982

Happy Holidays!  This is a special Christmas Edition Pie Ride.  Come ride with us and then let's gather at Big Rock Deli Cafe  address: 1500 Lucas Valley Road X Mt. Lassen Drive, San Rafael 94903 Map   post ride just 1 mile down the road, famous for their BBQ classics and huge menu of signature entrees.  Beer, wine and other non-alcoholic selections galore and then let's play our 2nd annual White Elephant Gift Exchange!  We are aiming to start the gift Exchange at 2:30PM.  Read on for the details and new rules of the game this year!  

Ride Details:  Pie 4 Ways!  Join us for a wondrous weekend wandering to Petaluma Pie Co. Hope to see you there!

The first 3 routes meet at 8:45am, roll at 9:00am from Marinwood Community Center.  The littlest pie meets at 10 am or so from San Marin Station.

Big Pie Route 63 miles/ 3,500'/Moderate pace:    Do you want pie but you also love to roll through Chileno Valley? Then this ride is for you! Indian Valley Campus*Stafford Lake Park*Wilson Hill*Chileno Valley Road*Spring Hill Rd*Petaluma Pie Co*Petaluma that order!  Climbing difficulty includes Wilson Hill (7.7% average grade for 0.7 miles) and Spring Hill (4.4% average grade for 1 mile)  Meet at Marinwood Community Center at 8:45 am.

Pie-Less Big Route 64 miles/3500'/Brisk Pace:  Want to ride fast and forego the pie?  This ride is for you! Follow the same roads as the Big Pie Route but cut off at Windsor and skip the pie in downtown Petaluma.  Meet at Marinwood Community Center at 8:45 am.

Little Pie Route 47 miles/ 2,200'/Social Pace:Have pie after a nice climb out of San Antonio Road.  Indian Valley Campus*Redwood Blvd* San Antonio Rd*D Street*Petaluma Pie Co*Petaluma Blvd.  Meet at Marinwood Community Center at 8:45 am.

Littlest Pie Route 24 miles/Leisurely/1200 feet :  Shorten the ride but still earn and enjoy your pie.  Start at San Marin SMART Station and meet the Little Pie riders between 10 am and 10:15 am.  ***This option leaves at 10AM-10:15AM from San Marin  SMART Station  

After the ride bike on over with your White Elephant gift; lean your bike in the open areas in the back next to the stage or drive your car over.  Please order inside the market.  If you get there early, enjoy some food first.  We are aiming to start the gift exchange at 2:30PM.  ***Pace your ride accordingly.  You may want to skip the pie stop or not...  It's about 1.5hrs back to Marinwood from Petaluma downtown.  The idea is to have all the different pace groups be at Big Rock deli at about the same time***

This year's White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules:

*Please bring a wrapped gift to participate
*Less than $15 value
*It's WAY more fun if MORE people participate
*We highly recommend re-gifting something in your gifts closet or better yet give something you made; put your creativity to work
*And the kicker this year, the gifts CANNOT be unwrapped until the very end when all the stealing action is done
*More mysterious fun if everyone opens the gift at the end; at that point you can exchange the gift with each other as you like
*Each gift can only be stolen 3 times *Good things might come in small packages
*Bring your holiday spirit this year and come join in the fun
*If you are riding to the start with your gift you can leave it with Helen Kwong.  She will drive over to Big Rock Deli and bring all the gifts with her.

Saturday, December 23, 2023, 8:45 AM
Marinwood Community Center
775 Miller Creek Road
San Rafael, CA  94903

Additional Info:
David Jeong
AB Social Pace Ride Leader (47 Miles)
415 307 4893 (p)
David Snaith
B Moderate Pace Ride Leader
5106724530 (p)
Helen Kwong
4152979845 (p)
Multi Levels
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Helmets required
Rain Cancels
Registration is required
Ride single file
Ride predictably
Hand signal for turns and stops
No earbuds please
Follow all rules of the road
Cancellation Policy:
Members please log in and cancel your registration if you can not attend.

Non-Members, to cancel your registration, please email the contact above.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Littlest Pie Ride from San Marin Train Station***MEET TIME 10A-10:15A***
Social (AB) paced Little Pie via San Antonio Road
Brisk (C) paced Pie-Less Marinwood to Petaluma via Wilson Hill, Chileno Valley, and Spring Hill
The Moderate (B) paced BIG Pie Ride with Wilson Hill, Chileno Valley and Spring Hill