Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chileno Valley Cycling Classic! Sept. 28!

This ride, which benefits the NorCal High School Mountain Biking League, is limited to only 100 riders. The Ride will start and finish at the Baumann Ranch in the heart of Chileno Valley near Petaluma, California. Fully stocked aid/rest stations will be positioned throughout the course. Upon returning from your ride, participants will be greeted by the “Chileno Valley Feast.” The post-ride party, with music, gourmet garden dining, and prize drawings will continue throughout the afternoon.

There is a special half-price fundraising deal to encourage participation in this wonderful road ride that will benefit mountain bike teams at more than 24 high schools.

Adult fundraising minimum is $250
Student fundraising minimum $125

Sign up this week and adults need only raise $200, and student need only raise $75 to join all this fun!


Please help us spread the news!

> Discounted minimum fundraising includes...
> A commemorative event t-shirt
> Clif product and other treats at the amply stocked aid stations
> Road support throughout the course
> Post-ride massage
> A ticket to the Chileno Valley Feast
> A tune up or bike fit at The Pedaler
> Post-Ride Party features . . .
> Music by the Bluebellies, a local stand out band
> Proman Women's Cycling Team
> Gourmet dining in a garden setting
> Beverages from Marin Brewing Co.
> Straus Creamery Organic Ice-Cream
> Awards for the top fundraisers - includes:
> Specialized bike
> Swobo bike
> Giro helmets
> Gift certificates to top notch restaurants and shops

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday Streets Sunday!! Car-free! 9/14

Come ride a 4.5-mile stretch of road from San Francisco's Chinatown all the way around the Embarcadero and then south to Bayview -- CAR-FREE!!!

This is Sunday, between 9am-1pm, bikers, walkers, kids, dogs, etc will be able to experience what it's like to be in the middle of the road on streets typically fraught with car traffic.

More info: http://www.sundaystreetssf.com/coursemap.html

Media coverage from Sunday Streets in August: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/31/BAC212M16J.DTL&hw=sunday+streets&sn=002&sc=925http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/31/BAC212M16J.DTL&hw=sunday+streets&sn=002&sc=925

Come out and play!

Friday, September 5, 2008

First CX race of the year 9/6

I know, its way too hot and dusty to be cyclocross season, but this is norcal, and the season officially starts tomorrow with this race in livermore:


dust off your cross (or mountain) bike and come on out...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday (9/4) ride

Hi - I'll be riding with a few coworkers after work if anyone is interested in joining. Meet at Domingo Peets at 6 PM or at Vine St. Peets at 6 PM (route TBD later). Routes vary, but we usually go for 15-20 miles. Let me know if you are interested by emailing me: berkeleygal at gmail dot com. Hope you can join! It's a beautiful day!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Please Read!!! Bike Club Changes

Greetings Happy Cyclists,

Thanks much for all the emails about the status of upcoming rides, questions about where all the riders are, etc.

In hopes of promoting more self-organization among riders, we are opening this blogsite to those wanting to post your rides--after work rides, Sunday morning rides, Saturday afternoon rides, early riser rides before work (if you like that sort of thing). Hopefully, this will allow for more flexibility among everyone's schedules, which has been the primary factor for low club ridership over the last few months. During this beta-testing period, from now thru the end of September, we will temporarily suspend the scheduled Saturday morning rides to see how this new format works.

**This site is open to posts related to mountain biking, cyclo-cross too!

The only catch is that Blogger only allows 100 people max to be "authors." If you're interested in contributing to this online community, please send an email to touchstonebike@gmail.com with "Request to post on Blogsite" in the subject line and an invitation to join will be sent to you.

We encourage you to use the route sheets listed on the right sidebar and invite you to submit new routes to touchstonebike@gmail.com, which we can add to the list. This site will continue to be moderated and questions answered.

Keep riding (and riding safe)!

Touchstone Bike Club