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Let's Get This Patty Started! Roasters to Acme Burger Cotati. Social Pace/56 mi/+3,500' (Helen)
Time: meet 8:45AM/ wheels roll 9:00AM
Place: Marin Coffee Roasters 546 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo CA 94960 Map
Event: Ride Along-Social Pace (12.5-14.0 mph overall average moving pace including climbs) 56 miles, +3,500', rolling terrain, +62.49 feet of elevation gain per mile, one way ride from San Anselmo to downtown Cotati for burgers and beers at Acme Burger, Cotati. We'll tread on familiar grounds until we get to Pt. Reyes Petaluma Road and Hwy 1. Ride alongside Tomales Bay until we make our way to Tomales. From there we weave our way north on the backroads from Tomales Petaluma Rd to Valley Ford Rd, Roblar Rd and Stony Point Road. It's a long way for a burger run. Decent amount of cumulative climbs, approximately 5 total. No single climb greater than White's Hill +508'.
I'd be delighted if you will roll with me at a social pace. The ride is timed for arrival at Acme Burger by about 2PM. Plenty of outdoor seating. Customizable burgers, fries, milkshakes and beers. We will leave for the Cotati Smart Station (4 mins by bike) at about 2:50PM to catch the 3:07 PM train back to Downtown San Rafael Station at 3:57 PM. ***The earlier southbound train leaves Cotati at 12:49PM. There are no other Weekend southbound trains departing from Cotati between 12:49PM and 3:07 PM. Please time your ride accordingly if you plan to ride at a faster pace. Slower riders may not have time for a sit down lunch or might consider taking the next train at 4:48PM. The Social Pace ride is timed at 11 mph elapsed time pacing including all climbs, regroups and restroom + water stops.
Return Directions: From 3rd Street Station back to Marin Coffee Roasters 2.5 miles. 3rd Street SR SMART-Roasters Map
Please download the route to your bike computer. There are several turns to the destination. If you don't know the way please stay with the group. Riding way FASTER or SLOWER than the set pace may result in you riding on your own; you must provide your own navigation.
***Ride with GPS Route download instructional video and directions on how to enable mobile app turn-by-turn navigation (premium or basic Ride With GPS subscription required for mobile navigation.)
Regroups and Stops:
-Start: Please use the San Anselmo Library bathroom across the street from the start 110 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo. Map
-Mile 11.4 Rancho Nicasio Store, porta potty and snacks at the store
-Mile 29.1 Marshall Store on the other side of Hwy 1, porta potty
-Mile 37.4 Tomales Playground, bathroom and water
-Mile 55.4 Lunch Stop at Acme Burger, Cotati 550 E. Cotati Rd, Cotati CA 94931
Smart Rail Info:
*The fare is $4.50 adult fare/$2.25 Seniors and disabled
*Clipper card, Apple Pay and Smart E Ticket and other special Smart Rail pass
*Train Fare Information
*Smart Bicycle and Scooter Policy
*Smart General Information
Please Be self Sufficient:
*bring 2 bottles of water
*pack tools and spare tubes or a tubeless tire repair kit as we will be far away from bike shops
*pack enough onboard food/snacks and electrolytes supplements
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 8:45 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Marin Coffee Roasters (San Anselmo)
546 San Anselmo Ave
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Registration is required
We may ride through section of busy roads with narrow shoulders.
-please use caution
-signal turns and call out intentions, ie, stopping, slowing
-leave room for cars to tuck into as necessary
-stay to the right side of the road
-ride single file
-exercise courtesy and consideration for each other and for drivers; we all share the road.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 7:00 AM