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Old 10-09-08, 11:23 PM
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New to SF... group rides?

I'm looking to participate in some group rides in the SF area. I've never been on a group ride before, so I'm looking preferably for a group who is open to newbies and willing to show me the ropes. I can keep up...that's not a problem. Anyone know of any or participate in/lead any rides like this?
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Old 10-09-08, 11:48 PM
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Any (ok most... ) of the rides hosted by any of the Bike Forums will be great for a newbie.

There is also Alto Velo and Penn Velo in the Peninsula, for your more racer-type group rides. However, they both offer group rides where everyone is welcome.

Sarting at the GGB, there is the "Roasters" ride that goes up to Marin. This is a fast paced ride.

I would say start with a BF led ride, and then try out one of those rides.
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Originally Posted by arexjay View Post
I'm looking to participate in some group rides in the SF area. I've never been on a group ride before, so I'm looking preferably for a group who is open to newbies and willing to show me the ropes. I can keep up...that's not a problem. Anyone know of any or participate in/lead any rides like this?
If you really want a crazy dose of BF'r Mayhem...there's been some talk goin round about Halloween, the same night as "Critical Mass"
I think I'm going to join in on that myself...

The following weekend is The "Foxey Fall" in Davis, but I'm sure every weekend will be chockfull of BF rides.
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Old 10-10-08, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
If you really want a crazy dose of BF'r Mayhem...there's been some talk goin round about Halloween, the same night as "Critical Mass"
I think I'm going to join in on that myself...

The following weekend is The "Foxey Fall" in Davis, but I'm sure every weekend will be chockfull of BF rides.
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I'm not one to typically ride at Critical Mass, but I'm so curious to know what's going to happen with a CM on Halloween... The possibilities are just endless. If i'm not scheduled to work that night, I may have to check it out myself. Perhaps we can get a small group of Nor Cal BFers to ride together that night? I don't know about you guys, but I don't feel like dealing with some of the crazy people out there by myself.
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If I can delay taking the kids trick-or-treating for a couple of hours, I'd like to see the Halloween CM.
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I don't know about you guys, but I don't feel like dealing with some of the crazy people out there by myself.
That's ok, I can interpret for you...I know the language!
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^^^ haha... I'll let you know then, if I'm free.
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