: Barbara & Anthony
: Leave from Kaiser @ 9:00 am
: 1/A/15 Day trip to Golden Gate Fields -
We will ride over the Park Street Bridge, stop briefly at Jack London Square, continue on to the Mandela Parkway, short stops at the Emeryville Amtrak Station and Berkeley Aquatic Park, ascend the University Avenue pedestrian overpass, and continue along the bay front to the Race Track.
We will party at the Track!
The Department of Rock will perform a free concert between the races. We will each need to pay $3 for entry and $2 tip for the valet parking attendant to watch our bikes. Everything else…sodas, hot dogs, beers and more are just a buck each.
The return trip to Alameda will be on BART around 3 o’clock.
It is a short bike ride to the North Berkeley station. We will get off at the Fruitvale station. Fare is $2.20 one way. Then it is another short ride back to Alameda.
Remember - helmet, water & sun block…and for this trip some money for the Track & BART.
TEAM ALAMEDA ride ratings, in this order = HILLINESS / PACE / MILEAGE
Hilliness Group / Grades Description / Example
1: 0-2 % Essentially flat/ All Alameda, Marina rides
2: 2-6 % A Few Low Hills/ Montclair Peets, Domingo Peets rides
3: 6-8 % Moderately Hilly/ Tunnel, Skyline, Redwood, Butters Canyon
4: 6-12 % Very Hilly / Three Bears, Pinehurst, Snake Rd., Claremont
5: 12+ % Extremely Hilly / Marin, Vollmer, Hiller, Thorndale, Ascot, Donald Dr.
Pace Group / Average Miles per Hour, Ride Description (varies, depends on leader)
A: 8 -10 Easy Pace, frequent stops, good for new riders
B: 10-12 Steady Pace, fewer stops, for experienced riders
C: 12-14 Steady faster pace, most century riders are this pace
D: 14-16 Fast pace, for strong experienced riders, maybe one stop