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Summer Bovine Loop Multi Levels 57 mi (Nigel, Roger, Margie)




Ride an enduring club favorite with us, The Big Bovine Loop.  The base route packs plenty of distance at 57 miles/+4,200', East to West with 3 major climbs, White's Hill, Limantour to the top and Lucas Valley Rd.  This loop has everything in it... urban downtown San Rafael, woodsy forest in Samuel P. Taylor Park, Olema hill, shaded Limantour climb and descent, quaint Pt. Reyes Station, Nicasio reservoir, swervy Lucas Valley Rd back.  Option to tack on a China Camp Loop at the end if you wish and make it the Biggest Bovine Loop at 67 Miles/+ 4,500' Map    This is a ride along.  Riding at the group pace is encouraged.  If you wish to modify the route and ride at your own pace please have the route downloaded to your bike computer.  Find riders who are going the same way and buddy up together.

All riders welcome.  Members and Non-members must pre-register to ride


Time: Meet at 8:45AM /Wheels roll at 9AM Sharp

Start: Pink Owl Coffee--the 2nd Street Outpost 1816 2nd Street, San Rafael CA 94901

Base Route: Big Bovine Loop 57 miles


Social AB Pace Ride Leader: Nigel Faulkner & Roger Smith (average pace 12.5-13.9 mph including all climbs)

Moderate B Pace and Brisk Pace: Ride with Margie Baer at a Moderate Pace (14-16 mph).  Brisk Pace (16 mph+) will be DIY, Leaderless.  Please have the route uploaded.  Regroup amongst yourselves as you like.  Form small pods and ride together.

Regroups as necessary as determined by the ride leaders: likely suspects are Samuel P. Taylor bathrooms at the Park Entrance on SFD, Olema parking lot, Pt. Reyes Station Toby's, Nicasio porta potty, Marinwood Community Center

Not a beginner's ride.  Please make sure your bike is in good repair.  You should be able to comfortably bike 60 miles or more in the above pacing.  Ride well within your abilities.  Please have 2 bottles of water, adequate onboard snacks, electrolytes drink/tabs, 2 spare tubes or a tubeless repair kit, CO2 or a working hand pump...some sections of the course may be very far away from bike shops.

When:
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 8:45 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Where:
Pink Owl Coffee 2nd Street (Not the one on 4th Street)
1816 2nd St.
San Rafael, CA  94901

(415) 870-9934
Contact(s):
Nigel Faulkner
Social AB Pace Ride Co-Leader
415 298 2485 (p)
 
Roger A Smith
Social AB Pace Ride Leader
415 990 8725 (p)
 
Margie Baer
Moderate B Pace Ride Leader
4157208469 (p)
 
Helen Kwong
Admin
4152979845 (p)
Category:
Multi Levels
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
-Ride as far to the right as practicable
-Ride steadily and predictably
-Call out, and/or signal your intentions, turns, stopping, slowing etc.
-Call out road hazards
-Please do not follow a pace line if you are not comfortable with it
-Ride well within your abilities
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to view details )
Social AB Pace 57 Miles with Nigel and Roger
Moderate B Pace w/ Margie and Brisk C Pace--DIY Leaderless