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Will ride for Extreme Pizza slice and Sports Basement Beer and coupon (25/44/55 miles)

Meet in front of Sports Basement Novato at 8:15 AM.  Rides will start at 8:30 am.  After the ride, Extreme Pizza will kindly serve you a monster slice and a fountain drink  Then shop with the above  coupon at Sports Basement, and hang out in their community room, where there will be sparkling waters and BEER. 🍻

There will be 3 routes and 4 paces to choose from.

A leisurely, beginner friendly, 25 mile route will meander through horse country of Novato and stop by Olompali  Park and Black Point.  There are no big hills and we will regroup often including at Miwok Park, Olompali Park, and Black Point.  Average overall speed <12 mph.25 mile Route Map 

The 44 mile  Route with 2100 feet of climbing will be at a social pace (12-14 mph average moving speed).  Frank V will lead you out Novato Blvd by Stafford Lake then an out and back on Marshall-Petaluma Road.  You will NOT be climbing Marshall Wall.  Return via Red Hill Road then San Antonio Road back to Sports Basement.  The biggest climb is 5% for 1 mile on Pt Reyes Petaluma Road, but it's immediately followed by a reward of a 2.5 mile downhill.  Suggested regroups are at Stafford Lake Park for a bathroom break, the base of Marshall Wall, and  the beginning of San Antonio Road. 44 mile Route Map 

The longest route of the day is 55 miles with over 3000 feet of climbing.  There will be two pace groups, 14-16 mph average speed, "moderate pace" lead by Elise and >16 mph average speed, "brisk" led by Dagmar B.  This route will travel out Novato Blvd, up and over Marshall Wall to Marshall, down Highway1 to Pt. Reyes Station, then return Nicasio Valley Road and back along Novato Blvd to Sports Basement and Extreme Pizza.  Major climbing difficulties include Marshall Wall (1.4 miles at 7.4%) and Cheese Factory Climb (0.7 miles at 7.7%).  Regroups to be determined by the leader of each pace group but could include bathrooms in Marshall and coffee in Pt. Reyes Station. 55 mile Route Map

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Sports Basement Novato
100 Vintage Way
Novato, CA  94945

Additional Info:
Margie Baer
4157208469 (p)
Dagmar Beyerlein
Brisk pace leader
4157450687 (p)
Elise Loftin
Moderate pace leader
4158238648 (p)
Frank Valentini
44 mile leader
415 902 6840 (p)
Multi Levels
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Members and non members welcome
Daytime running lights are highly recommended
Please download the route to your bike computer
Registration required
Know how to fix a flat
Bring spares in your saddlebag
Helmets please
Ride safely and have fun
Registration cancellations will be accepted
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.
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