I wanna do the SF 49 Mile Scene Ride. So I want to start early. Maybe do a sunset ocean ride too. I will post more info here, but email me if you want to be a part of the planning (dasbikesf at gmail).
So here’s the plan:
If you want to be on TV and in the geotagged archive mentioned in the trailer you have to sign up to participate in One Day In SF here. Ellie will bring a bunch of copies of the additional release form to the beer hangout, but you gotta sign up at the above link.
Ellie has agreed to edit our footage and show it at the final installment of the DasBike-In Movie Nights, where we’ll also be showing other bike films made by Bay Area people. I’m also thinking of doing group ride around town before meeting up at Alamo Square. Anybody interested?
Cool? Cool! Join the Facebook Event!
Free beer? Maybe? Dope.
The casual ride is for folks who are interested in a mellow cruise down to Pescadero. Though the pace will be mellow, please be sure that you are a competent rider capable of riding 50+ miles with hills. All riders should come prepared with their own tools/parts for basic roadside repairs—minimally, this would include a multitool, patch kit, spare tube, spoke wrench, pump, and lights.
We’ll be doing Sunday, June 20 drops at the top of the hill to the Menlo Park Caltrain station. We’ll run the bus as long as it takes to get everybody to the top of the hill for a downhill ride of about 15 miles to the Menlo Park Caltrain station. We can also provide you with directions all the way back to SF, as well as directions to get you up over the hills to the Menlo Park Caltrain station (about 30 miles from the farm). There might also be room for a couple of folks & bikes to ride all the way back to SF in the short bus, but don’t count on it.
We will likely not be doing hill drops this year. You have to ride back to San Francisco or ride to the Caltrain station on your own or as a group with others. We’ll hook you up with directions.
We’ll transport one bag for you, from SF to Pescadero and back. Pick up your bag on Sunday at Dolores Park, where I’ll be posting up for a few hours in the afternoon into the early evening. If that doesn’t work for you, we can work something out.
We go with the flow out in Pescadero, so we aren’t on any tight time schedule. If you have to be back in SF by a certain time, it may be best for you to ride out whenever you need to instead of counting on the bus leaving at a particular time.
Last year we stumbled upon Anderson Valley Bewing Company’s tasting room (and disc golf course, no shit) along the route, cool! The route also finishes at Bear Republic, cool! But we heard last time that we had missed Mendocino Bewing Company’s ale house , dammit!
So this year we decided to make it our triple/double brevet (3 breweries/2 hundred kilometers). I found this sweet skull:
And we stopped and drank beers along the way:
But at the finish, drinking some fine Bear Republic brews, Bob told us that we missed two breweries! Ukiah Brewing Co. and Ruth McGowan’s were right along the route too! Next year it’s on, we’re doing all five in one brevet.
But maybe we should “test ride” it over the course of a multi-day tour starting from SF? We could include quite a few more breweries and beer bars along the way (Russian River, 3rd Street, Lagunitas, Mill Valley, Iron Springs, Marin, Mt. St. Helena, Barley & Hops), not to mention hot springs & lakes to swim in. Yes.
The hot tub at the America’s Best Value Inn was cold because we didn’t ask for it to be hot in advance, and there was a channel on the TV that just congratulated us on owning a sweet satellite dish.
Cyprian’s Center, 2097 Turk (at Lyon)
As usual, come eat food, drink beer, and watch a bike movie! Food served around 7:30pm, movie starts around 8pm. COME EARLY to help out!
ALSO! We’d superly appreciate any food you could bring to share! I’ll be away this weekend, thus won’t be able to glean quite as much as usual, but we’ll make it work! Bring anything and we’ll use it (half a box of pasta? Some wilting greens? That can of beans that’s been on your shelf for a year? Whatever).
We’ll be watching this: