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Old 07-20-09, 05:22 PM
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Bay Area criterium training?

just found this from google searching:

Golden Gate Park Ride
When 6:00pm Tuesdays during Daylight Saving Time
Where Starts from Transverse and JFK in Golden Gate Park, ~3mi loop
What ~1hr fast outlaw training criterium

Port of Oakland Ride
When 7:30pm Tuesdays year-round
Where Maritime, Middle Harbor, and 7th in the Port of Oakland, ~2.5mi loop
What ~1hr very fast outlaw training criterium

Are these still going on every week? I'm assuming these are just training rides so no closed off streets and basically just a group ride in the format of a criterium, correct?

Also does anyone know of anything else similar to this around the bay area?
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Old 07-20-09, 05:32 PM
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I can think of two more:

SJBC Twilight Training Crit (https://www.bikeforums.net/northern-california/548976-sjbc-twilight-tuesdays.html)
Hellyer Tuesday Nights

Polo Fields Ride isn't crit'ish like POO (been) or SJBC (never been) i'd have to say.

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Old 07-20-09, 05:39 PM
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'outlaw training'? are bandanas a requirement?



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See the SJBC Twilight thread a bit further down for more info about the Tuesday night rides.
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Old 07-20-09, 05:42 PM
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Ah, thanks guys.

Is the POO(btw I love the abbreviation) ride as organized as the SJBC crits? Meaning is there a fee and is the group divided into different classes?

I live in Union City, pretty much smack dab in between Oakland and San Jose so I plan to try out both those rides.

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Old 07-20-09, 05:54 PM
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POO is free, you just jump in. Not really organized, just a big mas of riders going hellsa fast round & round for an hour. If you get dropped, you can wait and get back on. Plenty of parking on the course which is wide open roads with almost no traffic.
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Old 07-20-09, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by pelikan View Post
POO is free, you just jump in. Not really organized, just a big mas of riders going hellsa fast round & round for an hour. If you get dropped, you can wait and get back on. Plenty of parking on the course which is wide open roads with almost no traffic.
Same with the GG Park ride, just jump in and take a lap off if you need to recover or catch back up.

BTW, in GGP, the Tuesday night rides are on roads (JFK, MLK, etc., so we may roll through a few stop signs ), the Thursday night rides are in the polo fields, a closed 2/3 mile oval, no stop signs or cars, but during the school year there are clueless soccer and lacrosse players crossing the track to get to the fields in the middle. Thankfully though the fields are closed for the summer.
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StudioVelo in Mill Valley has a loosely organized Tuesday evening hammerfest. We depart from the shop at 6:15 doing a clockwise loop around Corte Madera & Tiburon to the ferry terminal and back the way we came. I'd advise being very familiar with Paradise loop before participating.
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Old 07-21-09, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BudFox View Post
StudioVelo in Mill Valley has a loosely organized Tuesday evening hammerfest. We depart from the shop at 6:15 doing a clockwise loop around Corte Madera & Tiburon to the ferry terminal and back the way we came. I'd advise being very familiar with Paradise loop before participating.
One loop? How long is the loop?
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Old 07-22-09, 03:40 PM
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If you work in the south bay, there's the noon GA ride in Santa Clara on Tu/Th.
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Old 07-22-09, 11:59 PM
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What time (and day) is the Polo Fields Ride?
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Old 09-02-09, 12:18 PM
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Anybody know of any Tuesday hammer fests that are in the Penninsula (burlingame, san mateo)?

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Old 09-02-09, 12:43 PM
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Ask and you shall receive. The Tuesday rides are fast & furious & fun. Much faster than the Th or Sat/Sun PV Rides, since racer dude can recover by the weekend. Not so crit'y though.
https://www.penvelo.org/secondary/rides.html


btw, here's the POO route. Good turnout last night.
https://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...and-loop278007

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Old 09-02-09, 12:59 PM
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awesom pelikan, thx for the info!
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If you're in Davis during the week, cross the Causeway and join the Tuesday evening South River Ride. Leaves from McClatchy HS at 6pm, promenade down to Freeport. Once it crosses the drawbridge to the Yolo Co. side, it's game on! Not really crittish in the sense of cornering, because it's on the open road, but it's flat, windy, and intense.
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Originally Posted by JourneyLightly View Post
If you work in the south bay, there's the noon GA ride in Santa Clara on Tu/Th.
Where?
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Originally Posted by Sean T View Post
Where?
They ride in the Great America parking lot across from the Santa Clara golf course, south side of Tasman. If the parking lot is unavailable, then people gather across the street in the golf course overflow parking lot and head out for 3 laps around Alviso. Noon for both, Tu/Thu. Usually a very fast ride.
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Bay Area criterium training

Probably wont have to wait on the ups. Ill be right there with ya. That trail sounds good. Dont know where it starts. I work off winchester and 85 so i think its close. want to make that the Thursday ride? Any idea how long it is?
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Originally Posted by JourneyLightly View Post
They ride in the Great America parking lot across from the Santa Clara golf course, south side of Tasman. If the parking lot is unavailable, then people gather across the street in the golf course overflow parking lot and head out for 3 laps around Alviso. Noon for both, Tu/Thu. Usually a very fast ride.
GA lot was a no go today so we did the alviso loop. Damn fast for me but managed to hang on. Definitely recommend this one.

edit: 3 laps, musta been about 18 miles?
haven't dl'd yet.

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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
If you're in Davis during the week, cross the Causeway and join the Tuesday evening South River Ride. Leaves from McClatchy HS at 6pm, promenade down to Freeport. Once it crosses the drawbridge to the Yolo Co. side, it's game on! Not really crittish in the sense of cornering, because it's on the open road, but it's flat, windy, and intense.
Can you give me more info on this? Is this held by the Davis bike club? I'm going back to school there in a few weeks and I'm really going to miss doing the POO ride every Tuesday ...
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Originally Posted by td.tony View Post
Can you give me more info on this? Is this held by the Davis bike club? I'm going back to school there in a few weeks and I'm really going to miss doing the POO ride every Tuesday ...
https://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/ca...25286221375497

It's just a group ride, the oldest in Sacramento. It was the only ride in Sacramento "back in the day." Like caloso said, it leaves McClatchy High School at 6 pm and usually is over around 7ish. Easy pace until you take a right off of the Freeport Bridge.
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Originally Posted by BudFox View Post
StudioVelo in Mill Valley has a loosely organized Tuesday evening hammerfest. We depart from the shop at 6:15 doing a clockwise loop around Corte Madera & Tiburon to the ferry terminal and back the way we came. I'd advise being very familiar with Paradise loop before participating.
Thread is 13 years old, but came up regardless in a search for local group rides. Any chance this is still taking place at StudioVelo?
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Originally Posted by MeagreAger View Post
Thread is 13 years old, but came up regardless in a search for local group rides. Any chance this is still taking place at StudioVelo?

I live in SJ. Every wed night I see people race around

Hellyer-Piercy Loop


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Originally Posted by LorenzoNF View Post
https://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/ca...25286221375497

It's just a group ride, the oldest in Sacramento. It was the only ride in Sacramento "back in the day." Like caloso said, it leaves McClatchy High School at 6 pm and usually is over around 7ish. Easy pace until you take a right off of the Freeport Bridge.
I dunno, that Sacto loop looks awfully hilly . . . .
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
I dunno, that Sacto loop looks awfully hilly . . . .
That exact route doesn't exist any more due to housing construction in West Sac, but the ride is still going. Still flat, still windy, still hella fast.
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