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July, 2024

Sunday
14
Gold River Town Center. Park and start across from Rite Aid near the Sunrise side of the parking lot
8:00 AM
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A little more hills climbing for those headed out to Anacortes or who just want a little fun. Options to do all or some of the loops on the More/Less routes. Routes below and on the club site under my last name. More (Wilson plus a few added loops) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46989447 Less (Wilson and skip the loops) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46989466 Or Not (just cross Wilson) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46989477
Monday
15
Gold River Town Center. Park and start across from Rite Aid near the Sunrise side of the parking lot
8:00 AM
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Monday morning coffee ride with a choice of a beverage/treat at Noah’s of Starbucks. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30565374
Tuesday
16
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Please join me as we ride to Old Fair Oaks. This ride will be a combination of ARBT and streets. The Fair Oaks Cafe has lots of options for drinks and food and the best part is lots of shade to enjoy whatever you choose to try. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44757222
Tuesday
16
Gold River Town Center. Park and start across from Rite Aid near the Sunrise side of the parking lot
8:00 AM
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Easy ride from Gold River up Gold Country Blvd to the Fish Hatchery to pick up the bike trail. The 20 mile riders will take a break @ Wm Pond Park before returning to Gold River. 26 is crossing at Sunrise and Gold Country light and down to Sac. State walking bridge. The 31 mile route goes to the Guy West Bridge then returns to Gold River. There are options for lunch or coffee after the ride
Tuesday
16
Gold River Town Center Night Ride. Park and start in Bel Air Parking Lot.
6:00 PM
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Our normal ride down to William Pond park via American River Bike trail and back. The average pace is above 16 mph, but we will regroup at William Pond.
Wednesday
17
5 Points. Weekdays park Arden Way side away from Arden entrance. Weekends park in rear only.
8:00 AM
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A flat mostly shady route to Shift Coffee House. Enjoy gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and hand-crafted coffee drinks in an auto-themed family-owned cafe. Enjoy their creative creations for a quick bite and drinks or try one of their creative grilled cheese sandwiches for brunch. Either way you will enjoy looking at the decorations on the walls. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47002957
Wednesday
17
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AKA "Happy Trails to You," this route vectors southeast through Laguna and Elk Grove along both streets and trails, assumes a heading of 270 degrees enroute to the town of Hood, then follows the river north to finally taxi into the parking area at Sac Executive Airport‘s Aviator‘s restaurant. The last leg before the cafe stop is a long stretch on the river‘s east levee road, which is highly unusual for club rides. Ride starts from the NE corner of the parking lot. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44786772 Note: Registration deadline is 12 hours prior to the ride start.
Thursday
18
House of Mules, Folsom. (Park and start at the far end of the Dos Coyotes building near the trail.)
9:00 AM
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Start at 9 AM. The ride is a loop with no mid-point stop, but optional lunch at Dos Coyotes or (?) after the ride. Route: *FRA ER GN 24 Trail, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36027835, 24 miles, 1200 feet of climbing. In the tradition of Folsom Roundabout, you can ride from House of Mules to the Fish Hatchery and back before or after the core ride and record 31 miles. There is no route sheet for this additional loop. More loops may be added at the discretion of the Ride Leader.
Thursday
18
Douro Valley, Portugal
9:00 AM
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After lunch on board, we transfer by van into the hills above the Douro River to begin our bike ride. After some initial rolling hills, the bike route heads leisurely down to the banks of the Douro. Eventually, a wide photo-worthy view of the winding river valley appears before we reach Pinhao.
Friday
19
Sunrise Recreation Area South Bridge Street Rancho Cordova, CA
1:00 PM
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There are two volunteer opportunities --- you can do one or both. On Friday afternoon, July 19, we need about 10 members (or friends or family) to assist with setting up the bike racks and fencing around the bike-to-water area. On Saturday July 20 we need at least 20 members to assist with capturing the bikes as the contestants drop their bikes and putting the bikes into the racks. Then in the afternoon when the riders return from the finish line, we assist when they claim their bikes and finally help with tearing down the racks and fencing. It is about a six hour day starting early and ending mid-afternoon. .
Friday
19
Douro Valley, Portugal
1:00 PM
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We start in the mountainous hinterland of the river and cross the small hamlet of Sabrosa, the birthplace of the first circumnavigator Magellan. Through vineyards, the route goes along the river loops of the Rio Pinhão, which flows into the Douro at the village, when we return to the ship, she will be moored on the Portugal-Spain border.
Saturday
20
Sunrise Recreation Area South Bridge Street Rancho Cordova, CA
8:00 AM
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As was the tradition when it was known as Eppie‘s Great Race, the Bike Hikers assist the Great American Triathlon with the bike-to-water transition stage ---- and has been doing so for around 30 years! It is time to step up and sign up to assist with the 2024 event. . There are two volunteer opportunities --- you can do one or both. On Friday afternoon, July 19, we need about 10 members (or friends or family) to assist with setting up the bike racks and fencing around the bike-to-water area. On Saturday July 20 we need at least 20 members to assist with capturing the bikes as the contestants drop their bikes and putting the bikes into the racks. Then in the afternoon when the riders return from the finish line, we assist when they claim their bikes and finally help with tearing down the racks and fencing. It is about a six hour day starting early and ending mid-afternoon. .
Saturday
20
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Today we‘ll do a longer ride in the Spanish-Portuguese border region, a tranquil, remote region where we will visit two historic fortified towns. After breakfast, your guides will drive you south to Almeida to begin the day’s ride. We will end the day where it began, in Barca d‘Alva.
Sunday
21
Douro Valley, Portugal
9:00 AM
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We leave the ship at Pocinho, and travel by van to the heart of the Alta Douro winegrowing area. South of the Douro we begin cycling back to Pinhão in the afternoon. The tiny town is beautifully situated at the mouth of the Rio Pinhão. The small train station, beautifully decorated with the iconic blue "azulejos" is worth seeing.
Sunday
21
Ship Harbor Inn
5:30 PM
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Arrive, check in, get settled and meet on the Ship Harbor Inn patio for happy hour.