Alameda's Premier Recreational Cycling Club

News & Announcements

  • 17 May 2015 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    You may have noticed an article in the Alameda Sun on May 7th on the subject of the "Central Avenue Complete Street" project that is currently underway.  This project pertains Central Avenue between Pacific Avenue and Sherman Street.  Potential improvements may include:

    • installing a bikeway
    • enhancing pedestrian access
    • reduction of motor vehicle traffic lanes
    • addition of left-turn lanes
    • additional vehicle parking

    There has already been one community workshop on this project and there is another workshop planned for Thursday, June 4th at 6:30 PM in the Encinal High School Cafeteria.

    Should you be interested, show up and contribute at the workshop.  Additional information on this project can be found at the following web page:

     
     
     
     
    alamedaca.gov/public-works/central-avenue-complete-street
  • 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.

  • 17 May 2015 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    Event:  Urban Cycling 101 Class

    When:  Wednesday, May 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Where:  Veteran's Building, 2203 Central Avenue, Alameda

    If this is of interest to you - or other family or friends, here's a great opportunity to get some good cycling tips.

    This announcement was a flyer in the Bike To Work Day bags handed out this last week.  Here's the specifics:

    This fun and entertaining workshop is taught by Bonnie Wehmann, a certified League of American Biclcyclsts Instructor and Alameda parent.  Learn basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals.  No bike required.  For adults and bicyclists ages 11 and up with an adult.

    Register at bikeeastbay.org/UC101


  • 14 May 2015 5:42 PM | Anonymous

    Is the use of a bike lane optional or mandatory?  See our Road Conditions Forum for the answer.  You might be surprised by the answer!!! 

  • 01 Apr 2015 8:43 PM | Anonymous

    The date for the annual Summer BBQ has been set.  Here are the particulars:

    • Place:  Lincoln Park 
    • Date:  July 12
    • Time:  12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM
    It will be a great time to meet up with the gang and have a little food and drink and celebrate the summer in Alameda.  So set aside the date and be there!

    Ron Arth is helping to coordinate this event and is looking for any volunteers that are interested in helping us get things set up, cook, and clean up afterwards.  So, if you are interested, contact Ron (ratarth@gmail.com).

    More details to follow...

  • 26 Mar 2015 8:48 AM | Anonymous

    The date has been set, the rooms blocked, now all we need is you!

    The ride to Santa Cruz (and back) is always a great outing!  This year we will not have to worry about the Big Kahuna triathlon since it is happening on a different weekend.

    Here's the info:

    • Date:  Saturday, September 5th - Ride from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz
    • Ride Back: Sunday, September 6th
    • Hotel:  Mission Inn - 2250 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
      • Rates:  
        • King:  $199.95
        • Two Queen Beds:  $229.95
        • One Queen Bed:  $169.95
        • Rates are higher this year, but hotel has done significant remodeling of all their rooms
      • Call to Book:  Call 831-425-5455 to make your own reservations.  You need to say you're with Team Alameda.  They have blocked off 6 of each type of room listed above for use, for a total of 18 rooms.
    • Saturday Dinner:  There are several possibilities, we are still working on that.
    Rob and Lisa are coordinating the ride this year, so drop them a note so that they'll know you are planning on going.  But you do have to make the hotel reservations on your own.  Don't delay in making those room reservations - the hotel often fills up!

    This year we need some people to volunteer to help with SAG vehicles.  Contact Rob (rovnkow@gmail.com) or Lisa (lkoltun@comcast.net) if you can help either as a driver or with a vehicle.
     
    So look at your calendar and make the commitment to ride and enjoy!

  • 20 Mar 2015 5:08 PM | Anonymous

    Thursday Joe held a training meeting for new Ride Leaders.  As a result of that meeting we have five new Ride Leaders.  They are:

    • Alvin Carpenter
    • Bob Finberg
    • Alan Levy
    • John McCabe
    • Virginia Fong

    Please welcome these new Ride Leaders and look for them to start leading rides soon!


  • 28 Jan 2015 10:09 PM | Anonymous

    This ride series has been designed by one of Team Alameda's best, most experienced ride leaders, Jim "Flash" Gordon.  

    This 7 week series will start from zero and take the new rider by levels up to the top of Tunnel Road and beyond in only 12 weeks! Rides are every other Sunday. Ride pace will be comfortable for the group. Participants are expected to maintain or even increase their riding mileage in the weeks between the event dates so that they are ready to proceed to increased exertion levels.

    All aspects of road riding, traffic, gear, and group dynamics will be covered. The emphasis will be on safety, having fun and exalting in the quick progress your body can make to achieve your goal of becoming Kings and Queens of the Hill!

  • 07 Jan 2015 8:30 PM | Ashish Parikh (Administrator)

     President  Shel Milligan
     Vice President
     Lisa Koltun
     Secretary  Carolyn Mason
     Treasurer  Lars Hansson
     Sponsorship/Publicity  Betsy Ingram/Aaron Phillips
     Webmaster  Rick McLeod
     Membership  Gayle Cepparo
     Ride Leader Coordinator
     Joe Mariscal
     Calendar coordinator  Bob Ingram, Shel Milligan
     Member at Large
     Ron Arth

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.
NOTE: Always check the calendar and ride forums, though, as ride leaders may post a different time.


Upcoming Rides & Events

24 May 2015 8:00 AM • Kaiser Alameda
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28 May 2015 9:00 AM • Kaiser Alameda

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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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