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					                                 Vol. XXXIV No. 8 – August, 2006 Edition



            Presidents Message
                                          Steve Yoder


I‟m pleased to announce to the world that our new       percentage of these riders chose to do the optional
1st annual BEST OF THE BAY century ride was a           Sierra loop, and I am in awe of them doing that
huge success! Every rider said they would like to       after the challenges they had already tackled – and
do it again. We received lots of comments like          in the extra heat we were experiencing!).
fabulous, outstanding, and wonderful!                   A big factor in our success is the small number of
                                                        riders, which allows much more personal level of
                                                        interaction and service. I will be very surprised if
Of course not everything went perfectly. For            we don‟t have the same people coming back year
example, when I arrived at Ed Levin Park to help        after year, and really get to know them personally.
set up our rest stop, I found out that the water        This was not a big institutional event; it was a
fountains and spigots throughout the park were not      daylong party with both the riders and our
working! And as a result the restrooms were             volunteers enjoying it and each other. That is
closed! I have ridden there dozens of times, and        something special, and I am glad I was able to
the water was always flowing. We did manage to          participate in the beginning of it. And the best part
get what we needed for the stop to function as it       is that it is now very clear that it will be even better
should, but it does show that no amount of planning     next year!
can keep things from going awry.

                                                        As this was our inaugural century ride, we had
All in all we learned a lot, and next year we will be   invaluable help from other local bike clubs who do
adding an additional stop, moving lunch to the          this every year: Grizzly Peak Cyclists, Freemont
Sunol 50-mile mark, adding restrooms to the             Freewheelers, and ACTC. I thank them for their
Canyon stop, starting the ride earlier, and             assistance, which included publicity, equipment,
numerous other smaller improvements.                    and advice.


Those of you who missed it really missed                I also want to personally thank here every one of
something.     We who were there, both the              our volunteers. You all worked hard to make this
volunteers and the riders, could feel that we were at   ride the success it now is. I have heard many
start of something different, something that is going   stories of how you used initiative to solve problems
to become a very special event. These riders all        we did not foresee, to track down riders who
know what they want in a ride, and as they              missed a turn, to really help those who needed it. I
progressed down our course it was clear to them         appreciate that it took extra efforts from many of
that they were experiencing just that. By the time      you who were there; next year I expect we will have
they reached Ed Levin Park, they were really            more people helping out – now that you have
pumped up and jazzed – Ed Levin became quite a          shown what a wonderful, exciting event this can be
party, with many riders spending a lot of time there    for all involved.
just because it was so enjoyable (and also taking
time to get psyched up to do the Sierra loop, and to
recover from it afterwards – an amazingly high
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  About Cherry City Cyclists Bicycle Club                 Palomares School Stop          Sue Stewart
                                                                                         Vicky Ma
We welcome everyone to join us on a club bike                                            Danny Ma
ride, membership not required. We think you will                                       Cheryl Hopkins
enjoy the camaraderie of riding with fellow cyclist,                                     Sue Kramer
and will want to join our club! We have rides for all                                    Lori Kramer
levels of riders. Check the ride schedule in this                                        Stacy Skoog
newsletter, pick a ride and join us! You are also
Welcome to come to a club meeting and check us            Palomares/Niles Director       Nikki Grimes
out. For info on the location, dates and times of         Ed Levin Stop                  Eva Fallis
meetings see the back of the newsletter.                                                 Mikel Fallis
                                                                                         Steve Yoder
                                                                                       Cheryl Hopkins
                                                                                         Vicky Ma
                                                                                         Stacy Skoog
         2006 BOB VOLUNTEERS
                                                          Sweet Tomatoes / Finish      Cheryl Hopkins
Our 2006 BOB ride was a success – and one of the                                         Pat Small
biggest factors in that success was the                                                  Danny Ma
performance of our club‟s volunteers. There were                                         Sherry Knight
many instances of our volunteers taking special                                          Nikki Grimes
action or extra initiative to keep things working
smoothly when problems arose. We thank every              The Sag Drivers                Rich Solis
one of our volunteers, because every one of them                                         Steve Small
made a difference in how this ride took place. They                                      Bill Carcot
took great care of our riders, and the riders liked it.                                  Michael Jay
Here is the complete list of all of our volunteers that                                 Andrea Symons
did such a good job for the club, plus other                                             Alan Symons
organizations that helped us out!                                                        Michael &
                                                                                         Louise Lynch
                                                                                         Susie Bump &
Fremont BART (at 5:00 am!)             Nikki Grimes                                            Rick
                                                                                         Christina Dort
Orinda BART / ride registration      Sue Kramer                                          Dawn Fuller
                                     Lori Kramer                                         Gerry Jeffs
                                     Joanna Smith                                        Norm Yamada
                                  Debbie Shulsinger                                      Dale Oliveira
                                     Allan Espiritu                                      –The sweeper
                                     Stacy Skoog
                                     Eva Fallis           Special Eq/Food Transport      Steve Small
                                     Mikel Fallis
                                     Steve Yoder          The Route Marking Team         Gil Hopkins
                                                                                         Rob Cruz
Shasta Road Director                   Dale Oliviera                                   Cheryl Hopkins
                                                                                         Vicky Ma
Sibley Preserve Director              Greg Vreeburg
                                                          The BOB Planning Committee   Cheryl Hopkins
Pinehurst Road Director                Blessing Joao                                     Vicky Ma
                                                                                         Michael Jay
Canyon School Stop                    Sherry Knight                                      Gil Hopkins
                                    Sonja Rodriguez                                      Danny Ma
                                      Jerry Gold                                         Steve Yoder
                                      Chris Cavin                                        April Mann

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                                                        Cycling the Best of the Bay Century
BOB Signs                            Vicky Ma
                                     Pat Small
                                                       When I heard about the First Annual Best of the
                                                       Bay Century, I didn‟t think I would be interested. It
BOB Photographers                    Rich Solis
                                                       was too close to home. I was familiar with every
                                     Michael Jay
                                                       inch of the overall route, though I had never put all
                                     Michael Lynch
                                                       the pieces together in a single ride in exactly the
                                     Bill Carcot
                                                       same way. At first glance, it seemed to duplicate
                                                       segments of both the Grizzly Peak and Primavera
Newsletter / BOB Brochures           Phil Kent
                                                       Centuries that I had done many times (but it doesn‟t
                                                       – it goes in the opposite direction most times). And
Website BOB Pages                    Bill Carcot
                                                       it was on a weekend in June when there was a
                                                       choice of several other centuries in Northern
                                                       California, such as the Giro di Peninsula (from San
Bike Stores providing mechanics      Cyclepath
                                                       Mateo), Summer Solstice Century (Quincy), Climb
                                                       to Kaiser and associated Tollhouse Century
Helpful Bike Clubs            Grizzly Peak Cyclists
                                                       (Clovis), and Mile-High Hundred (Chester). Also, it
                            Fremont Freewheelers
                                                       would be HOT on the route in June.
                                      ACTC
                           Robinsons Wheelworks
                                                       With so much seemingly against the Best of the
                                                       Bay (“BOB”), how did I come to do it, and most of
Our Great Facilities         Canyon School
                                                       all, come to enjoy it as a fresh and exciting
                             Palomares School
                                                       experience?
                       SweetTomatoes Restaurant
                         Shell Gas Station, Orinda
                                                       Read the rest of this interesting critique of the B.O.B. by
                       Chevron Gas Station, Orinda     Joseph C. (Joe) Shami at
                                                       http://www.cherrycitycyclists.org
Other Sponsors                    Tom‟s Cookies
                                 Cardino‟s Produce
                                  Starbuck‟s Coffee
                              Performance Bicycles           Third Annual Bear Valley/Lake
                                   Jim Rebholz             Alpine To South Lake Tahoe Ride:
                                                                                      Saturday, September 17
These people all helped Cherry City Cyclists to put
on a successful ride; the entire club owes them a        If you are a strong, experienced rider that loves
lot of appreciation and thanks. We hope more of          to do hills, then this is the ride for you. This ride
you can join the party next year – you will find it      starts from the visitor center at the Bear Valley
both rewarding and enjoyable.                            Resort on HWY 4. (2.5 miles West of the ski
                                                         resort entrance). W e will leave Bear Valley, travel
                                                         past Lake Alpine, go over Pacific Grade and
                                                         climb Ebbetts Pass before we descend into the
                                                         town of Markleeville for a picnic lunch. Following
            July Ride Leaders                            lunch we head East into Nevada and over the
                                                         Kingsbury Grade (Hwy 207) into South Lake
                                                         Tahoe.
“Thank you” to these club members who lead and
co-lead rides for the month of May.                      The pace will be steady (20 - 25 mph on the flats)
Bill Carcot – Eva Fallis – Mike Lynch – Nikki Grimes     and the climbs will be long with some steep
Vatiff Rhodes – Chris Holyoake – Sonja Rodriguez         inclines.
Sue Stewart - Ken & Iris Goldman
                                                         A SAG WILL BE PROVIDED. (There is a $20.00
                                                         SAG fee which includes a picnic lunch in
                                                         Markleeville as well as snacks and drink along
                                                         the way)!!

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                                                           There is a $30 fee for the series. A portion of this
  Scheduled start time from BEAR VALLEY                    goes to your Waves to Wine registration and a
  VISITORS CENTER is at 8:00 am sharp !!! A
  group dinner will be organized for Saturday
  evening in South Lake Tahoe, destination TBD.            portion goes to membership in Cherry City Cyclists.
                                                           If you join the series, your registration for Waves to
  Additional details will be provided in the next          Wine is done. You do not need to send in a
  newsletter. If you are interested in joining us on       separate registration. The membership in Cherry
  this ride, and for further details, please let us        City Cyclists is required for insurance.
  know. Contact: Gil or Cheryl Hopkins for info at
  (510) 538-5332 or gchopkins@msn.com                      Please be sure you have a base riding level of an
                                                           average of 13-14 mph. We will go slower on the
                                                           climbs but get up to 15-16 mph on the flats.
  Sunday, Sept 17 3-4/S/80 SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
  TO BEAR VALLEY/LAKE ALPINE                               All rides will have a coffee break somewhere along
                                                           the way. Either bring your own snacks or have
  Join us for the return ride from South Lake Tahoe        money to purchase food and drink.
  to Bear Valley/Lake Alpine. The ride will leave
  South Lake Tahoe, go up and over Luther Pass,            Speaking of food and drink, be sure you have the
  continue through Hope Valley, pass Turtle Rock           supplies you need to get through the ride. Nutrition
  Park and rendezvous for a picnic lunch in the            and hydration are important.
  town of Markleeville. Following lunch, we will
  proceed over Ebbetts Pass and Pacific Grade on           Bring along a minimum of one extra inner tube to fit
  our way back to our cars at the Bear Valley              your tires, tire levers, patch kit and pump (or CO2
  Resort.                                                  cartridges). PLEASE make sure your bike is in
                                                           good working order. If necessary, take it to a bike
  The pace will be steady and the climbs will be           shop before the series begins to make sure there
  long with some steep inclines.                           are no mechanical problems.

  A SAG AND PICNIC LUNCH IN MARLKEEVILLE                   Take care of all personal needs before the ride
  WILL BE PROVIDED. (There is a $10.00 SAG                 (bathroom). Not all start locations have restroom
  fee which includes a picnic lunch in Markleeville        facilities available. We will try to have scheduled
  as well as snacks and drink along the way)!!             bathroom breaks along the routes (other than the
                                                           coffee stops).
   If you are interested in joining us on this ride, and
   for further details, please let us know. Contact: Gil   CONTACT FOR ALL RIDES: Nikki Grimes 510
   or Cheryl Hopkins for info at (510) 538-5332 or         793-3648 nikkilee@sbcglobal.net
   gchopkins@msn.com
                                                           Saturday, July 1             Small Hills / 14 miles

                                                           The ride will begin at the Niles Staging Area
      Waves to Wine MS Bike Tour                           parking lot on Old Canyon Road in Fremont. We
                                                           will meet at 8:15am and start rolling at 8:30am.
       Progressive Ride Series                             The route will take us to Mission Coffee on
                                                           Washington Blvd., Fremont. Good coffee, tea and
                                                           treats before we head back.
This Progressive Series is to help build speed and         Directions to start of ride: From I-880, take the
endurance so you can cycle 75 miles with road              Mowry Avenue, Fremont exit east. Take Mowry all
experience. Ride with a goal. Get on the bike, build       the way to Mission Blvd. Left onto Mission Blvd.
confidence, strength, improve riding skills, meet          Right onto Niles Canyon Blvd. Right onto Old
other cyclists and at the same time support the fight      Canyon Road. Go over the bridge and look for the
against MS. To get the most out of the series, it‟s        parking lot on the left (driveway goes down the hill).
recommended you attend all the rides.


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Saturday, July 8                    Flat / 25 miles
                                                       Directions to start of ride: From I-880, take I-238.
Begin from the parking lot near PetSmart in Bay        Get off at Castro Valley Blvd. Left onto Castro
Fair Shopping Center off Hesperian Blvd.,              Valley Blvd. Left onto Stanton. Find parking.

Hayward. We will meet at 8:15am and start rolling
at 8:30am. Today‟s route goes to Bay Farm Island       From I-580, south bound, take Strobridge exit.
(Alameda).                                             Right onto Strobridge, becomes Stanton Ave after
                                                       crossing Castro Valley Blvd. Find parking.
Directions to start of ride: From I-880 north bound,
take the Hesperian Ave exit in Hayward. From I-        From I-580 north bound, take Strobridge exit. Left
880 south bound, take the Lewelling exit and turn      onto Strobridge, becomes Stanton Ave after
left onto Lewelling and left onto Hesperian.           crossing Castro Valley Blvd. Find parking.

Head east (toward the hills). After crossing the RR    Saturday, July 29                    Hills / 40 miles
tracks & going under the BART tracks, turn right
into Bay Fair Shopping Center (on Bayfair Dr.).        This ride starts near Newark Java in Newark. We
Stay to the right until you see PetSmart (to your      will ride over the Dumbarton Bridge onto the
right). Park away from the stores.                     Peninsula. We will meet at 8:15am and start rolling
                                                       at 8:30am.
From I-580, take Fairmont Dr. exit and head west
(toward the bay). Turn left on Hesperian and left      Directions to start of ride: From I-880, take Hwy
into Bay Fair Shopping Center (on Bayfair Dr.).        84/Decoto exit west bound.            Get off at
Stay to the right until you see PetSmart (to your      Ardenwood/Newark Blvd. exit and turn left. Right at
right). Park away from the stores.                     Jarvis Blvd. Right at second driveway (after the
                                                       Shell station). Park away from the stores.

Saturday, July 15                 Hills / 30 miles
                                                       Saturday, August 5                    Hills 45 miles
Today‟s start is near the corner of Osgood Rd. &
Prune Ave., Fremont. Look for Bruce‟s Tires as a       Meet at Castro Valley Cyclery. Ride will take us to
landmark. We will meet at 8:15am and start rolling     Montclair and then up and over Tunnel Road before
at 8:30am. We will go to Alum Rock Park in San         returning to the starting point. We will meet at
Jose. Our coffee break will be after a stop at the     8:15am and start rolling at 8:30am.
Park.
                                                       Castro Valley Cyclery is at the corner of Stanton
Directions to start of ride: From I-880, take Auto     and San Carlos Ave. in Castro Valley. Parking is
Mall Parkway east. Right onto Osgood Rd. Right         limited so please find a spot on a side street.
onto Prune Ave.
                                                       Directions to start of ride: see Aug 5 ride
From I-580, take Auto Mall Parkway/Durham Road
exit west. Left onto Osgood Rd. Right onto Prune       Saturday, August 12                  Hills / 50 miles
Ave.
                                                       Meet at Castro Valley Cyclery. Today we will go
Saturday, July 22                  Hills / 35 miles    into Moraga and come back via the Dublin Grade.
                                                       We will meet at 8:15am and start rolling at 8:30am.
Start from Castro Valley Cyclery for a ride out to
Pleasanton and back. We will meet at 8:15am and        Castro Valley Cyclery is at the corner of Stanton
start rolling at 8:30am.                               and San Carlos Ave. in Castro Valley. Parking is
                                                       limited so please find a spot on a side street.
Castro Valley Cyclery is at the corner of Stanton
and San Carlos Ave. in Castro Valley. Parking is       Directions to start of ride: see Aug 5 ride
limited so please find a spot on a side street.



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Saturday, August 19                  Hills / 50 miles       Club Members Mileage For 2006
                                                                  (Those over 100 miles this year)
Starting from the Livermore Civic Center, we will        Rider                       Miles
ride out to Tracy and back. We will meet at 8:15am       Barclay, John              822
and start rolling at 8:30am.                             Brown, Wayne               291
                                                         Bump, Susie                548
Directions to start of ride: From I-580 take No.         Call, Jane                 438
Livermore Ave. in Livermore, south. Library, City        Carcot, Bill              2572
Hall, etc are on the left. Park in north end of lot.     Cavin, Chris               662
                                                         Cruz. Rob                  558
                                                         Curiel, Dolores            247
                                                         Espiritu, Allen            179
Saturday, August 26                 Hills / 55 miles
                                                         Everhart, Craig            136
                                                         Fallis, Eva               1170
Meet at Coyote Creek Count Park in south San             Fragoso, Victor            128
Jose. There is a fee to enter the park ($5 or so). If    Fujimoto, Irene            107
you want to find street parking and ride your bike       Goldman, Ken               521
into the park, there is no charge. However, the          Goldman, Iris              341
street parking is not close to the park. Today‟s         Grimes, Nikki              827
route takes us into the hills and back through the       Harcos, Dave               477
Park.                                                    Hill, Michael             1160
Directions to start of ride: Take Hwy 101 south          Holyoke, Chris             766
                                                         Hopkins, Gil               220
from either I-880 or I-680. Exit at Hellyer Ave.
                                                         Hynes, Mary                468
Turn right. Follow road around to left. Left turn into   Jay, Michael               986
Park.                                                    Joao, Blessing             149
                                                         Jeffs, Gerry               217
Saturday, September 2               Hills / 63 miles     Jose, Joel                 192
                                                         Kent, Phil                1950
This, the final ride of the series, begins at Dublin     Kramer, Sue                285
High School on Village Parkway & Brighton Drive in       Kunich, Tom               1579
Dublin. We will ride though Pleasanton and out into      Liggins, Daryl             214
the Livermore valley on today‟s route. We will meet      Lum, Phil                  113
                                                         Lynch, Louise              988
at 8:15am and start rolling at 8:30am. Because of
                                                         Lynch, Mike               1381
the length of the ride, there will be two food stops –   Ma, Danny                  323
the first for a coffee break and the second for lunch.   Ma, Vicky                  743
                                                         Manns, April               178
Directions to start of ride: From I-680, take Alcosta    Margolin, Bob              270
Ave exit. Head east. Right onto Village Parkway.         Martin, James              107
Left onto Brighton & pull into parking lot on left.      Monterosa, Fernando        261
                                                         Oliveira, Dale            1216
      Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10                Rhodes, Vatiff             108
                  WAVES TO WINE                          Reno, Mary Ann             310
                                                         Reyes, Eric                436
Saturday starts in Napa, cycles up the Silverado
                                                         Rodriguez, Sonia           113
Trail to Calistoga, then head to Santa Rosa via the      Small, Steve               537
Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill wine regions.            Solis, Rich                627
                                                         Smith, Rebecca             256
Sunday leaves Santa Rosa for the coast via the           Schulsinger, Debbie        333
Russian River Valley. We‟ll cycle along the ocean        Stewart, Sue               434
to Bodega Bay finishing in Petaluma using Chileno        To, William                497
Valley Road.                                             Tonelli, Dan               624
                                                         Tso, Gate                  200
Check out www.norcalmsbiketours.org for more             Vreeburg, Gregory          332
                                                         Whitney, Ken               988
details regarding the MS 150 WAVES TO WINE
                                                         White, Jack               1090
bike tour.                                               Winger, Kent               556
                                                         Yamada, Norm               138
                                                         Yoder, Steven              907

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                                                            This Rating system is designed to help riders
                  Ride Ratings                              decide if a ride fits their level of fitness and riding
                                                            experience. It also is designed so that ride leaders
Terrain Rating:                                             may evaluate and grade their rides.

1. Flat:                BayFair to Alameda Ride
2. Some low hills:                  Dublin Grade            Ride leaders must be fair in rating their rides and
3. Moderate grades: Redwood Rd: Castro Valley               must ride at the pace that they submit. Riders
                                      to Oakland            should not show up for a ride that they are not
4. Moderate grades, some steep: Palomares Rd                capable of doing, at the advertised pace.
5. Very Hilly: Long and/or steep climbs:
                                       Mt. Diablo
                                                            Note: The average speed for a ride includes time
Pace Rating:                                                off of the bike at rest stops or for regrouping. So a
                                                            “T” ride should finish a 30-mile ride in about 3
VL – Very Leisurely:                  child-friendly pace   hours, including stops.
                                        with many stops
7-9 M.P.H. Average speed
                                                            All rides are “No Drop” which means we will not
L – Leisurely:        easy pace, frequent stops,            leave riders behind, or that we will wait ahead and
                              new-rider friendly            regroup, for every rider. (Unless a ride is listed as a
8-10 M.P.H. Average speed                                   non “no drop” ride) A rider may ride faster than the
                                                            advertised pace but he/she should realize that they
T – Touring:           fewer stops, steady pace             will spend more time waiting to re-group.
                          for experienced riders
10-13 M.P.H. Average speed
                                                            Show up and be ready to ride, at the listed ride
S – Steady Pace:          few stops, for strong             time. Rides leave no later than 10 minutes after the
                            experienced riders              listed starting time.
14-17 M.P.H. Average speed
                                                            ________________________________
B – Brisk:         very strong riders, pace lines
                                   or tight packs           Cherry City Cyclist Bike Club realizes the
18+ M.P.H. Average speed                                    importance of wearing a bike helmet and strongly
                                                            encourages all riders to wear a helmet.
Example:               3/T/45

                 Moderate grades
                 10 to 13 mph
                 45 miles in Length



     Mountain Bike Ride Rating
1 – Hills of short duration, some moderately steep

2 - Generally hilly terrain, some short steep climbs
    & descents
3 – Long climbs, some steep climbs & descents

4 – Long steep climbs, blazing descents:                                 Jack White at the GWBR „06
    For experienced riders                                                                        Photo by Bill Carcot


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          Ride Stats for late June                        Everyone will choose what they want to do and
                & July                                    meet back at the picnic area for lunch at 1 pm. Cost
                                                          per person is $5 for CCC members, guest are $15
                                                          and for just $17 join the Cherry City Cyclists Club
 Ride                          Date         Riders        which includes the picnic and other perks until Dec.
                                                          2006           (registration         form          on
Tue. Coffee Ride               06/20          11          www.cherrycitycyclists.org)
Cull Canyon                    06/20           6          Make out a check to “Vicky Ma” and mail it to CCC
Thur. Bike Club Ride           06/22          12          Ride Coordinator 721 Fountainhead Drive. San
Cull Canyon Ride               06/22           6          Leandro, CA 94578. DO Not Mail it to the P.O. Box
Russian River Ride             06/25           9          address. I can be contacted via cell 510 813-6690
Tue. Coffee Ride               06/27          11          temporary                 e-mail              address
Thur. Bike Club Ride           06/29          11          chinamite57@yahoo.com.
Altamont Pass Ride             07/01          16          Please provide the following info on your mail in:
Show & Go                      07/02           3          Names, number of people, what you‟re doing:
Tue. Coffee Ride               07/04          15          Cheese Factory Loop, alternate ride or “other”
Thur. Bike Club Ride           07/06           9          (horseback riding, sight seeing, chilling…...
Show & Go                      07/08           6          Driving Directions to Bear Valley Visitor Center:
Show & Go                      07/09          12          Cross San Rafael Bridge to Marin, take Sir Francis
Tue. Coffee Ride               07/11           8          Drake Blvd. follow the sign to Pt. Reyes, right @
Cull Canyon Ride               17/11           3          Highway 1/Olema, left – follow sign for the visitor
Thur. Bike Club Ride           07/13          13          center. Approx 1 hour drive from San Leandro.
Cull Canyon Ride               07/13           5          You can even pack a freezbie, deck of cards or a
Show & Go                      07/16           5          bottle of bubbles…..how fun is that?!
Tue. Coffee Ride               07/18           9          More info under Ride Descriptions.
Thur. Bike Club Ride           07/20          10          RSVP REQUIRED & Money due by Aug 20




  Annual Club Ride and Picnic BBQ                                 Late July & August Rides
   At Pt Reyes, Everyone Welcome
                                            Vicky Ma

Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 27. You             Saturday, July 29                             ?/?/?
can have your cake and eat it too or shall I say, you     Show & Go Ride
can have a picnic, eat it too and save the cake for       Meet at the Bay Fair Shopping Center parking lot
last. Join the Cherry City Cyclists for an annual         near PetsMart, just off Hesperian Blvd. at 8:30 am.
event. Voted by the board, we are returning to a          Route, distance and pace will be determined at the
favorite site at a reserved spot, the Bear Valley         time by the group.
Visitor Center at Point Reyes. This fun filled social
gathering begins with The Cheese Factory Loop
Ride followed by a picnic BBQ. There is something
for everyone. Family and guests are welcome!              Sunday, July 30                              ?/?/?
The 40 mile route meets at 9 am. There might even         Show & Go Ride
be a friendly challenge up “the wall” for those who       Meet at the Bay Fair Shopping Center parking lot
are interested. A much shorter flatter alternate ride     near PetsMart, just off Hesperian Blvd. at 8:30 am.
at your own pace and schedule with a route sheet          Route, distance and pace will be determined at the
will also be available. Hiking, mt. biking, kayaking at   time by the group.
Tomales Bay, horseback riding, beaches and
oyster farms are all near by if you wish do to            Sunday, July 30                       3+/B-S/50+
something different before or after lunch. You can        CVC Team Ride
even park yourself under a tree to relax and visit.       Meets 8 am Castro Valley Cyclery 20515 Stanton
                                                          Ave. Want a challenge and ride with a friendly yet
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aggressive group of cyclists? Well then, this is for    Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on
you! This will be at a fast pace because John needs     Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 32
to get back in time to open the shop. Route &           to 40 miles in length and includes around 2800 ft. of
distance may vary. Bring water, snack and $. CCC        climbing, with a usual coffee stop in Moraga. Ride
members post your own miles with Eric Reyes.            leaves promptly at 8:30 am so please arrive early.
Contact: Always check with John or Grady at             Non-club riders are welcome to join us! Bring $ for
CVC for confirmation 510 538-1878                       coffee/eats. We arrive back at the start between
                                                        11:30 am and 12: noon.
Tuesday, August 1                         4/T/33-40     Contact:     Bill Carcot 510 278-9006             or
Tuesday Morning Coffee Ride                             bcarcot@sbcglobal.net
Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on
Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 32    Thursday, August 10                      3/B/38-45
to 40 miles in length and includes around 2800 ft. of   Thursday Bike Club Ride
climbing, with a usual coffee stop in Moraga. Ride      Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on
leaves promptly at 8:30 am so please arrive early.      Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 35
Non-club riders are welcome to join us! Bring $ for     to 45 miles in length. Ride route varies each
coffee/eats. We arrive back at the start between        Thursday      as    we     head     out    to    the
11:30 am and 12: noon.                                  Pleasanton/Livermore Valley area. Always includes
Contact:     Bill Carcot 510 278-9006             or    a food/coffee stop. Non-club members are welcome
bcarcot@sbcglobal.net                                   to join us! Ride leaves promptly at 8:30 am so
                                                        please arrive early. Bring $ for food/coffee. We
Thursday, August 3                       3/B/38-45      arrive back at the start between 11:30 am and
Thursday Bike Club Ride                                 12:30 pm
Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on       Contact:    Bill Carcot 510 278-9006              or
Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 35    bcarcot@sbcglobal.net
to 45 miles in length. Ride route varies each
Thursday      as    we     head     out    to    the    Saturday, August 12                           ?/?/?
Pleasanton/Livermore Valley area. Always includes       Show & Go Ride
a food/coffee stop. Non-club members are welcome        Meet at the Bay Fair Shopping Center parking lot
to join us! Ride leaves promptly at 8:30 am so          near PetsMart, just off Hesperian Blvd. at 8:30 am.
please arrive early. Bring $ for food/coffee. We        Route, distance and pace will be determined at the
arrive back at the start between 11:30 am and           time by the group.
12:30 pm
Contact:    Bill Carcot 510 278-9006              or    Sunday, August 13                             ?/?/?
bcarcot@sbcglobal.net                                   Show & Go Ride
                                                        Meet at the Bay Fair Shopping Center parking lot
Saturday, August 5                            ?/?/?     near PetsMart, just off Hesperian Blvd. at 8:30 am.
Show & Go Ride                                          Route, distance and pace will be determined at the
Meet at the Bay Fair Shopping Center parking lot        time by the group.
near PetsMart, just off Hesperian Blvd. at 8:30 am.
Route, distance and pace will be determined at the      Sunday, August 13                        3+/B-S/50+
time by the group.                                      CVC Team Ride
                                                        Meets 8 am Castro Valley Cyclery 20515 Stanton
                                                        Ave. Want a challenge and ride with a friendly yet
                                                        aggressive group of cyclists? Well then, this is for
Sunday, August 6                             ?/?/?      you! This will be at a fast pace because John needs
Show & Go Ride                                          to get back in time to open the shop. Route &
Meet at the Bay Fair Shopping Center parking lot        distance may vary. Bring water, snack and $. CCC
near PetsMart, just off Hesperian Blvd. at 8:30 am.     members post your own miles with Eric Reyes.
Route, distance and pace will be determined at the      Contact: Always check with John or Grady at
time by the group.                                      CVC for confirmation 510 538-1878

Tuesday, August 8                         4/T/33-40     Tuesday, August 15                       4/T/33-40
Tuesday Morning Coffee Ride                             Tuesday Morning Coffee Ride


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Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on       Contact: Bill Carcot           510    278-9006      or
Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 32    bcarcot@sbcglobal.net
to 40 miles in length and includes around 2800 ft. of



climbing, with a usual coffee stop in Moraga. Ride
leaves promptly at 8:30 am so please arrive early.
Non-club riders are welcome to join us! Bring $ for     Sunday, August 27                              4/L-B/40
coffee/eats. We arrive back at the start between        Pt. Reyes Picnic BBQ & Ride
11:30 am and 12: noon.                                  Welcome to a favorite location and ride. Join the
Contact:    Bill Carcot 510 278-9006             or     club for an annual picnic gathering and do the
bcarcot@sbcglobal.net                                   scenic Cheese Factory Loop. If you‟ve never done
                                                        it, you‟re in for a real treat. There are 2 noted
Thursday, August 17                      3/B/38-45      climbs, “the wall”, a view at the top, rolling terrain
Thursday Bike Club Ride                                 along Tomales Bay and a BBQ coordinated by
Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on       Cheryl Hopkins and Vicky Ma at the end. Meet 9
Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 35    am, ride rolls at 9:15 sharp at the Bear Valley
to 45 miles in length. Ride route varies each           Visitor Center at Pt. Reyes. This is a no drop ride,
Thursday      as    we     head     out    to    the    no SAG, come prepared. Bring spare tubes, water
Pleasanton/Livermore Valley area. Always includes       and money. Our reserved picnic site is across from
a food/coffee stop. Non-club members are welcome        the visitor center near the facilities.
to join us! Ride leaves promptly at 8:30 am so          Fee: $ 5 for CCC members, $15 guest or $17 if you
please arrive early. Bring $ for food/coffee. We        want to become a member, do the ride and have a
arrive back at the start between 11:30 am and           picnic too! Ask me about the family plan. There will
12:30 pm                                                be various riding groups from the leisurely to the
Contact:    Bill Carcot 510 278-9006              or    hammer heads. Gil Hopkins, Eva Fallis, Michael
bcarcot@sbcglobal.net                                   Jay and Vicky Ma will be your guides.
                                                        Driving Directions to Bear Valley Visitor Center:
Tuesday, August 22                        4/T/33-40     Cross San Rafael Bridge to Marin, take Sir Francis
Tuesday Morning Coffee Ride                             Drake Blvd. follow the sign to Pt. Reyes, right @
Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on       Highway 1/Olema, left – follow sign for the visitor
Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 32    center. Approx 1 hour drive from San Leandro.
to 40 miles in length and includes around 2800 ft. of   Carpooling is encouraged. For those who are
climbing, with a usual coffee stop in Moraga. Ride      interested, call or send me an e-mail and I‟ll see
leaves promptly at 8:30 am so please arrive early.      what I can do to hook you up.
Non-club riders are welcome to join us! Bring $ for     RSVP REQUIRED & Money due by Aug 20
coffee/eats. We arrive back at the start between        Make check out to “Vicky Ma” CCC Ride
11:30 am and 12: noon.                                  Coordinator and send it to 721 Fountainhead Drive,
Contact:     Bill Carcot 510 278-9006             or    San Leandro, CA 94578. DO not send it the p.o.
bcarcot@sbcglobal.net                                   address. Indicate the names, number of people,
                                                        what you‟re doing: Cheese Factory Loop, alternate
Thursday, August 24                      3/B/38-45      ride or “other” (hiking, sight seeing, etc...)
Thursday Bike Club Ride                                 Contact: Vicky Ma at 510 813-6690 or use
Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on       temporary e-mail chinamite57@yahoo.com
Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 35
to 45 miles in length. Ride route varies each
Thursday      as    we     head     out    to    the
Pleasanton/Livermore Valley area. Always includes       Sunday, August 27                       2/VL-L /15-20
a food/coffee stop. Non-club members are welcome        Pt. Reyes Picnic BBQ & “Alternate” Route
to join us! Ride leaves promptly at 8:30 am so          If you want an easier no stress alternate ride, a
please arrive early. Bring $ for food/coffee. We        route sheet will be available for pick up at the picnic
arrive back at the start between 11:30 am and           site. Schedule it at your leisure. Come back in time
12:30 pm                                                for the BBQ at 1 pm. See article and copy above for
                                                        details.

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                                                          arrive back at the start between 11:30 am and
                                                          12:30 pm
                                                          Contact:   Bill Carcot 510 278-9006        or
                                                          bcarcot@sbcglobal.net
Sunday, August 27                               4/L/40
Bonus Ride for the Progressive Series
If you‟re preparing to be a stronger rider and/or
training hard for the MS 150 Waves to Wine on
Sept. 9 & 10, need 2 good rides back to back and
someone to reward you with a picnic after, well
then….this is the ride for you. This ride will begin at
the Bear Valley Visitor Center at Point Reyes. See                      Club Officers
details and fees under the “Pt. Reyes Picnic BBQ &
Ride” description.                                        President:                Steve Yoder
Ride Leader: Vicky Ma                                                              510-357-3045
                                                                                   steve@zlcsoftware.com

Sunday, August 27                        3+/B-S/50+       Vice President            Rob Cruz
CVC Team Ride                                                                       510-888-1691
Meets 8 am Castro Valley Cyclery 20515 Stanton                                      guitarjedi@aol.com
Ave. Want a challenge and ride with a friendly yet
aggressive group of cyclists? Well then, this is for      Past President            Eva Fallis
you! This will be at a fast pace because John needs
to get back in time to open the shop. Route &             Treasurer &              Dan Tonelli
distance may vary. Bring water, snack and $. CCC          Membership               510-653-2599
members post your own miles with Eric Reyes.                                       danimal21@juno.com
Contact: Always check with John or Grady at CVC
for confirmation 510 538-1878                             Secretary:               April Manns
                                                                                   510-783-4126
                                                                                   armanns@pacbell.net
Tuesday, August 29                       4/T/33-40        Members at Large:        Cheryl Hopkins
Tuesday Morning Coffee Ride                                                        Gil Hopkins
Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on                                  Tom Kunich
Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 32                               Sue Stewart
to 40 miles in length and includes around 2800 ft. of                              Chris Holyoake
climbing, with a usual coffee stop in Moraga. Ride        Club Mileage:            Eric Reyes
leaves promptly at 8:30 am so please arrive early.                                 650-991-7095
Non-club riders are welcome to join us! Bring $ for                                ericreyes@mac.com
coffee/eats. We arrive back at the start between
11:30 am and 12: noon.                                    Rides Chairperson:        Vicky Ma
Contact:     Bill Carcot 510 278-9006             or                                510-895-0838
bcarcot@sbcglobal.net
                                                          Newsletter:               Phil Kent
                                                                                    510-352-7959
Thursday, August 31                      3/B/38-45                                  pkent19@juno.com
Thursday Bike Club Ride
Meet at the Castro Valley Park & Ride, located on         Webmaster:                Bill Carcot
Center St. at I580, in Castro Valley. The ride is 35                                510-278-9006
to 45 miles in length. Ride route varies each                                       bcarcot@sbcglobal.net
Thursday      as    we     head     out    to    the
Pleasanton/Livermore Valley area. Always includes         Rescue Member:            Nikki Grimes
a food/coffee stop. Non-club members are welcome                                    510-793-3648
to join us! Ride leaves promptly at 8:30 am so                                      nikkilee@sbcglobal.net
please arrive early. Bring $ for food/coffee. We

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                   Bicycle Club and Cycling in the Bay Area.
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 Castro Valley, Ca.                      Castro Valley, Ca.                        San Leandro, Ca.
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                                                Cherry City Cyclist
                                       2006 - Membership Application

Cherry City Cyclists Bicycle Club, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering a recreational bicycle ride schedule as well as monthly
meetings with programs to interest the bicyclist. To join or renew membership, please fill out the information below and read and
sign the “Release of Liability.” Membership expires December 31, 2006

                                                PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!

New: ____ Renewing Member: ____ E-mail address:
_____________________________________________

NAME: __________________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________________

CITY, STATE, ZIP: ________________________________________________________________________

Home Phone:
____________________________________________________________________________

Individual Membership:         ($24): _____      Family Membership ($36): _____               Before June 30 th
Individual Membership:         ($12): _____      Family Membership ($18): _____               After June 30 th

(A family membership consist of up to 2 adults and any persons related to the adults, under the age of 18)


Name of Family Member(s): 1. ______________________________
2._______________________________3.______________________________4._____________________

I prefer to have the monthly newsletter delivered by: (E-mail):______ or Paper (US Postal Mail):

______________________________________________________________________________________

Signature:_______________________________________________________ Date:

Signature:_______________________________________________________ Date:

In signing this release for myself or a member of my family who is under the age of 18, I acknowledge that I
understand the intent hereof, and I hereby agree to and will absolve and hold harmless Cherry City Cyclists
Bicycle Club and its officers, and members and any other parties connected with club-sponsored rides in any
way whatsoever, individually and collectively from and against any blame or liability for any injury,
misadventure, harm, loss, inconvenience or damage suffered or sustained as a result of participation in said
club-sponsored rides or activities associated herewith. I also consent to and permit emergency medical
treatment in the event of injury or illness. I shall abide by traffic laws and regulations and practice courtesy and
safe cycling. I also understand that the Cherry City Cyclists Bicycle Club highly-recommends the use of bicycle
helmets.




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  Send this form along with a check made payable to Cherry City Cyclists Bicycle Club.
  P.O. Box 1972 San Leandro, Ca. 94577




                                                            PARTICIPATING BICYCLE SHOPS
                                                     (10% discount to CCC Members on clothing, accessories, parts
                                                     & equipment only.)
                                                                              ALAMEDA
                   COMING UP:                        Cycle City: 1433 High St. 510/521-2872
                                                     Stone’s Cyclery: 2320 Santa Clara Ave. 510-523-3264
                                                                              BERKLEY
                                                     Left Coast Cyclery: 2928 Domingo Ave. 510-204-8550
Wednesday, August, 9 2006                                                 CASTRO VALLEY
6:30pm.                                              Castro Valley Cyclery: 20515 Stanton Ave. 510-538-1878
CCC Board of Directors Meeting                       Eden Bicycles: 3313 Village Drive 510-881-5000
Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro                                 DUBLIN
                                                     Livermore Cyclery: 7214 San Ramon Blvd 925-828-8676
                                                                              HAYWARD
Wednesday, August, 9 2006                            Cyclepath Cyclery of Hayward: 22510 Foothill Blvd. 510-881-
7:30pm.                                              5177
General Membership Meeting                           Witt’s Bicycle Shop: 22125 Mission Blvd. 510-538-8771
                                                                             LAFAYETTE
Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro       Hank & Frank Bicycles: 3377 Mt. Diablo Blvd. 925-283-2453
                                                                             LIVERMORE
                                                     Livermore Cyclery: 2752 First Street 925-455-8090
                                                                              OAKLAND
                                                     Cycle Sports: 3530 Grand Ave. 510-444-7900
    All members and prospective members are          Hank & Frank Bicycles: 6030 College Ave. 510-658-1177
      Welcome to attend the above meetings.          Wheels of Justice: 1969 Mountain Blvd. 510-339-6091
                                                                           SAN LEANDRO
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                                                     San Leandro Schwinn: 471 E. 14 St. 510-633-2453
           http://www.cherrycitycyclists.org




  Cherry City Cyclists
  P.O. Box 1972
  San Leandro, CA 94577

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