Alameda's Premier Recreational Cycling Club

News & Announcements

  • 29 Apr 2016 10:12 PM | Anonymous

    Date:  Wednesday, May 4th

    Time:  7:00 PM

    Location: 2504 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA


    Agenda

    Old Business

    • Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
    • Director Project & Committee Updates
      • Special Report on Ride for the Parks Event
      • Picnic/Festival
      • Santa Cruz Ride
      • Ride Calendar News
      • Web Site Issues
      • Calstar Insurance
      • Team Banner
      • Introduction of new sponsors
      • Bike Registration - Report on Bike Festival
      • Kit Update
      • Close Call Database
      • Sponsor Spot-light in Newsletter
    • Other Old Business

    New Business

    • Bike to Work Day May 12th
    • George Stephens Donation
    • TA Contact List
    • Other New Business



  • 17 Apr 2016 3:15 PM | Anonymous
    We have rolled out the new ride calendar announced last week.  When you click the Calendar menu link you will now see the new calendar instead of the old one.

    Ride leaders will be receiving access tokens for posting and editing rides by email from the ride coordinators. If you want to post a ride before you get yours, please contact Rens and Steve.

    You can read more details about the new calendar, including how to get the ride calendar directly on your phone and detailed instructions for how to post rides HERE (New Calendar FAQ)


  • 16 Apr 2016 2:45 PM | Anonymous

    We now have confirmed dates for the annual Santa Cruz Ride for this year.

    The ride will be Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th (Labor Day weekend).

    We are holding a block of 15 rooms at the Mission Inn in Santa Cruz.  The room rates will be as follows:

    • $219/night (plus tax) for a room with one King size bed
    • $239/night (plus tax) for a room with two Queen beds
    The rooms will remain blocked until July 15th when the Mission Inn will release the rooms to the general public.

    For some more information check the Santa Cruz post on the forum http://teamalameda.com/page-794552/3966193#3966193.  A registration link and instructions can be found there.

    Rens Kleinman is coordinating the ride, so if you have any questions not answered by this post or the post on the forum, contact her.

  • 10 Apr 2016 10:16 AM | Anonymous
    We are going to change the software we use to publish the ride calendar.  With the current calendar, we cannot enable ride leaders to post or edit their own rides: all calendar changes have to go through one or two calendar coordinators.  This has caused a great deal of inconvenience for many people, especially when rides need to be changed or cancelled at the last minute.

    The new calendar will look a little different, but the biggest changes will be:
    • Ride leaders will be able to post and edit rides themselves without needing to go through the calendar coordinators (although the calendar coordinators will still be available to help if you wish). 
    • It will be easier to get the ride calendar directly on your phone, Outlook, etc.

    You can read more details about how the new calendar will work HERE (New Calendar FAQ)

    When we switch, the Calendar link in the Team Alameda menu will simply start going to the new calendar instead of the old one.  We plan to make this switch some time on Sunday afternoon, Apr. 17.  In the meantime, you can check out the new calendar by clicking HERE (new TA Ride Calendar)


  • 21 Feb 2016 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    This is a friendly reminder that starting on March 5th, Saturday rides will be starting at 8 AM instead of the 9 AM time we've used since December. 

    Of course, Ride Leaders have the option of defining different ride times - earlier or later - depending on the ride, so please check the ride calendar to make sure you have the right ride time for any upcoming ride.

  • 19 Jan 2016 9:05 PM | Anonymous
    The Board had it's first meeting with the new Board Members and here is a list of the Team Alameda officers for 2016.


    • President - Shel Milligan
    • Vice President - Ron Arth
    • Secretary - Betsy Ingram
    • Treasurer - Jack Scullion

    In addition, here is a list of the Committee Coordinators:

    • Ride Leader Coordinator - Joe Mariscal
    • Calendar Coordinator - Rens Kleinman & Steve Torrance
    • Membership Coordinator - Gayle Cepparo
    • Website Coordinator - Rick McLeod/Steve Torrance/Norman Woo
    • Newsletter Coordinator - Betsy Ingram/Rick McLeod
    • Picnic Coordinator - Betsy Ingram/Gayle Cepparo
    • Santa Cruz Ride Coordinator - Rens Kleinman
    • Ride for the Parks Coordinator - Lars Hansson
    • Kit Update/Sponsor Coordinator - Shel Milligan/Joe Mariscal/Ron Arth

    If you have interest in assisting in any of these areas, please contact the appropriate coordinator.  And if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact any one of our Board Members.

    Let's have a great 2016!


  • 01 Jan 2016 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    From an article in January 1st's SF Chronicle:

    Highway Lane Use:  Current law requiring slow-moving vehicles to let traffice pass now also requires bicycles to use the next available turnout when five or more vehicles are behind them.

    Earbuds and headsets:  Makes it illegal to wear headsets, earbuds or earphones inserted in or covering both ears while operating a motor vehicle or bicycle.

    Just thought you might want to know...


  • 17 May 2015 9:01 AM | Anonymous

    In the Bike To Work Day bags passed out this week was a flyer addressing a subject that probably affects us all - the safety of the streets here in Alameda for biking and walking.  Below is the content of that flyer:


    Speak up for Safer Streets in Alameda

    Tell the City Council that you support safe biking and walking

    The streets of Alameda are an important part of our community.  They allow children to get to school and parents to get to work.  They bring together neighbors and draw visitors to neighborhood stores.

    Sign the petition:

      http://www.bikewalkalameda.org/petition


    Disclaimer:  Posting this message does not imply that Team Alameda, or the Board of Directors of Team Alameda are encouraging you to sign this petition.  Our intent is to make you aware of this petition and expect that you will read the petition and take whatever action you feel you need to.

Team Alameda Rides

  Come Ride With Us!

We ride every Saturday at 8:00 am and Sunday at 9:00 am unless otherwise indicated on the calendar. We also offer Tuesday and Thursday morning rides at 9:00 am (always check the calendar first). Meet in front of Kaiser Medical Center at 2417 Central Avenue, near Park Street.  Rain or wet roads cancels rides.

Seasonal Note: Starting March 5th, Saturday ride times will be going back to the normal 8 AM instead of 9 AM!
NOTE: Always check the calendar and ride forums, though, as ride leaders may post a different time.



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Additional Links


  • Alameda Velo - Alameda's distance cycling club, for those who like to ride fast and far.
  • Bay Trail - San Francisco Bay Trail project linking 500 miles of biking and hiking trails around the bay area.
  • Bike Alameda - bicycling advocacy group in Alameda
  • Cycles of Change - East Bay youth bicycle program
  • East Bay Bicycle Coalition - promotes bicycling as an everyday means of transportation and recreation
  • Flashblog - Flash (one of our members) blogs about bikes and more.
  • Team Alameda Photos - Bruce, our team photographer, has posted many of his pictures here.

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