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Black Friday: A Tribute Ride to My Favorite Bike Mechanic 22miles/A:Leisurely Pace/Hilly (Gary W)

A Tribute ride to a friend and gifted bike mechanic, Tim Brennan.  Gary Welsh is organizing a Black Friday road ride alongside the Tam Bikes Shop mountain bike ride for Tim Brennan.   Tam Bikes Shop MTB Ride link 

Time: Meet 9:00AM /roll out at 9:30AM
Location: Tam Bikes 357 Miller Avenue X (Locust Avenue) Mill Valley CA 94941   Map 
Notes:  Easy parking on the side streets; bagels at the shop; restrooms at Tam Bikes

Last week our cycling community lost a very important and special person who was also for many of us, our favorite mechanic. Tim Brennan, bike mechanic at Tam Bikes, died suddenly on November 10 of complications related to diabetes and high blood pressure.

Tim was a great human being and a fascinating and talented person. He defied the stereotype of the grumpy mechanic. For many of us, Tim was not only a phenomenal mechanic, but also unfailingly helpful, welcoming and endlessly patient with anyone lucky enough to have him work on their bike. He also had wide and eclectic interests, including a passion for anything with wheels, music, watches, and skateboards.

Tim also worked extensively with national caliber professional women’s teams, including TWENTY24 that will be representing the U.S. at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

He made each bike shop he worked at over the years a more special place and had a legion of bike riders that followed him to each stop/shop in his career progression.

He will be missed and remembered!


Come ride with Gary Welsh on a favored climbing loop (+2,000' vertical feet of cumulative ascents over 22 miles, +85.55 vertical ft per mile, Hilly Rating) starting from Tam Bikes on Miller Avenue.   Meander through the Mill Creek neighborhood up to Four Corners  a brief regroup there and then down into  Muir Woods.  A quick stop at Muir Beach and then the climb back up Zen Hill and down into Mill Valley via Hwy 1 to Almonte Blvd.  From that point on you can continue straight to Miller Avenue back to Tam Bikes to end your ride OR follow Gary on the Sausalito Bike path for an additional 8 miles of rolling terrain with the good old Camino Alto 330 footer, then Corte Madera Larkspur path, Madera Blvd, Meadowsweet, Horse Hill, Lomita and Sycamore back onto Miller Avenue. Route Map  

All riders welcome.  Please kindly pre-register for the ride. ***20% or higher chance of rain cancels ride***

Friday, November 24, 2023, 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Tam Bikes
357 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA  94941

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Gary T Welsh
A/Leisurely Pace Ride Leader
617 875 4647 (p)
Helen Kwong
4152979845 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Helmets required
Daytime running lights are advised
No Earbuds
Follow all rules of the road.
Have fun
***20%+ chance of rain cancels ride***
No Fee
No Fee