Rides on this page are usually scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Monday September 4th, 2023: Three Jewels Dhamma Hall Coastal Roll: Fort Bragg, CA
October, 2023 (two rides): Fleet Week, Winery Ride
November 18, 2023: San Francisco urban ride
December 16, 2023: Mt Hamilton
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Monday September 4th, 2023: Three Jewels Dhamma Hall Coastal Roll: Fort Bragg, CA
For our 9th Community Ride of 2023, we’re on the Mendocino Coast to visit the 3 Jewels Dhamma Hall. This will be a relatively easy and flat 17-mile ride mostly along the Coastal Bike path. The route is inspired by the Seniors on Bikes daily ride.
Distance: 17.63 miles
Elevation gain: 505 feet
Total Time: 1 ½ hours riding , 11/2 hours practice
Route on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/3131286837696295786
Description: Starting at Three Jewels and safely crossing Highway 1 to access the Coastal Bike path. We head North past MacKerricher State Park and then loop back Via Ward Avenue. We then head South along the Coast with sweeping Ocean Vistas all the way to a Noyo Harbor overlook. We will come back on the same path to 3 Jewels . In the beginning we will talk and socialize freely. About halfway we will Initiate silent meditative riding. This is relatively easy ride meant to be accessible to all and conducive to mindfulness.Meet: Three Jewels Dhamma Hall
Meet time: 5PM
Roll time: 5:15—6:45 PM
Tea /Meditation/ Dharma Talk at 3 Jewels Dhamma Hall 6:45- 8:30 PM
This is a friendly, no-drop ride. It is a fairly easy ride, but it is 17 miles. No registration necessary — just “Show and Go.” Riders are required to sign a Waiver of Liability that will be available the day of the ride from the lead. The ride is self-supported, so please bring your own fluids and fuel. We ask that all riders wear a helmet and carry ID. The timing of the ride and the Dharma Program at 3 Jewels means that you will need to plan to eat your meals on Monday earlier in the day. You could eat a brunch around 11 and an early supper around 3:30 or 4 PM. You could bring something to snack on after the ride. Tea will be available at 3 Jewels.
Questions? Call, text or email Scott Green, the ride leader, at 650-274-4305, email@example.com
Directions to Three Jewels
Three Jewels is located at 31791 Johnson Lane, Fort Bragg, CA 95437. It is located on the north end of Fort Bragg. It lies east of Highway 1, which is named Main Street inside the town. The following directions assume that you are on Highway 1/Main Street.
Turn onto Pudding Creek Road, which is opposite a beach and trestle bridge on the ocean. You will be heading east (away from the ocean). Pudding Creek runs alongside the road on your right.
Proceed 1 mile, continuing past the stop sign at John Hyman Road.
Turn left (north) onto Petaluma Avenue. Take it easy! Though paved, tree roots have created unmarked speed bumps along this stretch. Be prepared to navigate them by changing lanes. Proceed about ¼ mile to the intersection with Johnson Lane.
Turn right (east) onto Johnson Lane. After a few hundred feet you will arrive at 31791 on the right (south) side marked with the Three Jewels sign.
Turn right into the driveway and park.
Walk down the path on the right (west) end of the building as you face it rather than through the gate. The entrance to the Meditation Hall is the right hand wing of the building, the end opposite from the garage.
✅ August 19, 2023: King Ridge: Sonoma County
For our 8th Community Ride of 2023, we’re in Sonoma County for a truly world-class ride. Not coincidentally, it’s also my all-time favorite ride in the County: King Ridge to/from Duncans Mills!
Distance: Just a whisker under 50 miles
Elevation gains: 5,100′
Total Time: Let’s say 6 hours. (The total time depends on number and length of breaks, mechanical issues, pace of slowest riders, etc.)
Description: Starting in Duncans Mills, just a few miles inland from the mouth of the Russian River, we cruise contentedly up to the little town of Cazadero. (There is water and a little General Store in Cazadero). Then we follow King Ridge Road as it winds and wends and climbs and descends through an amazing variety of landscapes. It’s remote and beautiful. At mile 23.6, we take a left on Hauser Bridge Road (with views of the gold domes of Odiyan Retreat Center), down the hill, across the bridge over the not-yet-mighty Gualala River, then back up to a water stop opposite Ratna Ling Retreat Center. We follow Seaview Road past Salt Point State Park, past tall trees and open fields. At mile 34.5, we continue on Meyers Grade with its jaw-dropping views of the big blue ocean. We plunge down to Route One and sea level, and thence through the little town of Jenner (mile 44.4 — water, snacks, bathrooms). From Jenner, it’s a few mostly flat miles back to Duncans Mills.
Meet location: outside the Gold Coast Bakery and Cafe in the tiny town of Duncans Mills.
Meet time: 8:45 am
Roll time: 9:00 am
Weather forecast: cool in the morning, warm to hot during the day.
Routes on ridewithgps: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38552928
Questions? Call or text Pete Gang (lead) at 707.338.7111.
This is a friendly, no-drop ride. It’s not an easy ride, but it’s oh-so-worth-it!
No registration — just “Show and Go.” Riders must sign a Waiver of Liability that will be available on the day of the ride. The ride is self-supported, so please bring your own fluids and fuel, wear a helmet and carry an ID. Heavy rain cancels.
✅ July 15, 2023: Peninsula: Kings Mountain-Tunitas Creek
For our Sixth Community Ride of 2023, we’re in San Mateo County for a choice of two rides that include big trees and challenging climbs!
Distance: Two options: 22 or 50 miles
Elevation gains: either 2,700′ or 5,400’
Total Time: Approximately 2-½ hours for the 22-mile ride and 6 hours for the 50-mile ride. (The total time depends on number and length of breaks, mechanical issues, pace of slowest riders, etc.)
WARNING: This ride includes two strenuous and prolonged climbs, steep descents, and sections (particularly along Skyline Blvd) of minimal shoulder and/or higher speed limits (e.g., 50 mph). Please consider your riding abilities when deciding whether to participate in either of these rides.
Description: Starting in Woodside, we will pass through Huddart Park and climb wooded Kings Mountain Rd to Skyline Blvd. From there, we’ll head south on Skyline to the Skyline Blvd – La Honda Rd intersection where riders will choose either the longer or shorter option.
Longer option: At La Honda Rd riders head west through La Honda, eventually reach the San Gregorio General Store for a lunch stop. Next we’ll briefly ride along Highway 1 to beautiful and wooded Tunitas Creek Rd for a climb back to Skyline and descent of Kings Mountain Rd to Woodside.
Shorter option: After La Honda Road, riders continue on Skyline and descend Old La Honda Road and eventually return to Woodside.
Routes on ridewithgps: long ride longer ride (Woodside – Kings Mtn – Tunitas Creek) or short ride shorter ride (Woodside – Kings Mtn – Old La Honda).
Questions? Call or text John Ungvarsky (lead) at 510-375-2083 or Paul Ries (backup) at 408-482-6523.
✅ June 17, 2023: Aloka Earth Room: Marin, San Rafael, China Camp
We’re riding to the new Aloka Earth Room to visit Ayya Santacitta while hitting China Camp and Lucas Valley. Meeting at the Java Hut in Fairfax. Don’t be late!
More details at www.dharmawheels.org
Questions? Call or text Stephen at 415-305-7787.
✅ May 20, 2023: Pinehurst: Moraga, Orinda, hills
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the fifth Dharmawheels Community Ride of 2023. The object of our attention this month is a reprise of the Pinehurst route!
The ride starts in Orinda and rolls in relative flatness to Moraga and then climbs gently on Pinehurst Road (an area of lush ferns where dinosaurs can be seen grazing), Skyline Boulevard (with great views of the Bay and the City), and Grizzly Peak Boulevard until the 16-½ mile point where it slopes downwardly through Tilden Park and then ends, again in relative flatness, back in Orinda.
Meet near the Orinda BART Station at Peet’s Coffee in the nearby Orinda Theater Square.
Quiet sitting time: 9:45 am
Meet time: 10:00 am
Rolling at 10:15 am
Route & Elevation: Click here
Approximate finish time: 12:30
Questions? Contact Andrew at 925-255-3408
This is a friendly, no-drop, easy-pace ride. No registration — just “Show and Go.” The ride is self-supported, so please bring your own fluids and fuel.
We ask that all riders wear a helmet and carry ID.
✅ April 15, 2023 – Mt. Diablo
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the fourth Dharmawheels Community Ride of 2023. The object of our attention this month is Mount Diablo!
Meet 9:00am at Peet’s Coffee, 1835 Ygnacio Valley Road (about 3 miles east of the Walnut Creek BART Station along Ygnacio Valley Road). There is parking at/near Peet’s Coffee in the surrounding shopping center.
Depart at 9:30am
Contact Vlado Bradbury at 510-816-0653, Vladosensible@gmail.com
We have two options: 30 miles and 3,745 feet of climbing (to the top), or 21 miles and 2,148 feet of climbing (to the junction with the Ranger Station and bathrooms). Click for the 30-mile route on ridewithgps.
This is a beautiful ride through rolling countryside for the first 5 miles at which point it gets steeper for a steady climb to the Ranger Station and then the top. The very top is reached by the steepest section. Just 100-200 yards long. We will ride through and along some canyons and around the edge of the mountain with some wonderful views in multiple directions. It will be green and lush. At the top it can be windy, look across the central valley to the Sierras and back towards the Bay.
From Peet’s Coffee we will ride 1/4 mile east on Ygnacio Valley Road and turn right on Walnut Avenue. After 1-1/2 miles of residential ranch homes, we reach a small roundabout where we take a right onto Castle Rock Road and then almost immediately (200 feet) take a left onto North Gate Road which takes us all the way to the Ranger Station and (optionally) the Summit Road to the top.
✅ March 18, 2023 – North Bay (Marin/Petaluma)
Meet at 9:45am at Mike’s Bikes Sausalito – #1 Gate 6 Road, right along the bike path. Map.
Depart at 10:00am
Return ~2:30pm. (32mi, 670 ft, 3 hours ride, 1 hour lunch)
Contact Pete Gang: firstname.lastname@example.org 707-338-7111
Long route: 37 miles to Fairfax, Alpine Dam, Ridgecrest, and Pantoll. Here’s the basic gist of the route on ridewithgps. (Our route may vary slightly).
Short route: out and back to Fairfax, 22.4 miles
We will stop at The Coffee Roastery in Fairfax for coffee, snacks, and a dose of Fairfax.
✅ Jan 21, 2023 – West Dry Creek / Dry Creek Route 🍇
Meet at 9:45 am PT from Keiser Park
Depart at 10:00 am PT
Return ~2pm. (40mi, 1500ft, 3 hours ride, 1 hour buffer)
Contact Roger Burns (415) 497-4881
Ride InfoRoute, Cue Sheet. We will meet in Keiser Park in Windsor, head up a gently sloping warm-up hill before dropping down into the rolling hills of Sonoma County Wine Country via Eastside Road. We’ll then cross over the Russian River and up Westside Road connecting to West Dry Creek Road. From there we’ll cross over Dry Creek to Dry Creek Road with a possible stop at the popular Dry Creek Market. Then we’ll ease our way down through the town of Healdsburg back to Windsor. We may also join together after for lunch around the popular Windsor Town Green.
Shorter alternative route option at 11 am, you can ride a shorter route starting from 1000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg. See smaller route (20mi, 700ft, 1.5 hours).
✅ Nov 19 2022 – Pantoll, Ridge crest, Alpine dam ⛰
Depart at 9 am PT from Equator Sausalito
Contact Vlado (510-816-0653)
Ride Info See BoFax Loop Link. 10 am from Equator Sausalito Café > Pantoll > Ridge Crest > Stinson > Pelican Inn Pub (old english pub for food) > Equator Sausalito Café.
Riders from SF will start at 8 am from The Ferry building to join the group at Equator Sausalito. People can jump in and out where it’s most convenient, please communicate with the lead.
✅ Oct 8 2022 – Blue Angels ✈️
Depart at 11:45 am PT from 5516 Marshall St, Oakland (Phil’s place)
Return ~5pm People can jump out earlier.
Contact: Andrew (925-255-3408)
People can jump in where it is most convenient for them. Or do just a portion of the 3 🌉 bridges and backtrack.
11:45 am First leg Oakland to Sausalito. ~2.5 hours.
2:00 pm Second leg Sausalito to SF, Pier 39. ~1 hour
3 – 4 pm See Blue Angels
Some will Bart from Embarcadero back to East Bay (West Oakland)
West Oakland Bart to Phil’s Place in Oakland takes 20 mins. Budget accordingly if you’re taking the Bart.
✅ Aug 28 2022 – Mendocino Ride
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to Hopland (28 miles round trip) with optional longer route along Mountain House Road (47 miles round trip). Depending on your route choice.
Depart at 8 am from the CTTB main entrance (corner of Talmage Road and Old River Road) Return to CTTB approximately 11 am or 12:30 pm for longer option
Contact: Dennis Crean (email@example.com, 707-391-1500) or Scott Green (firstname.lastname@example.org, 650-274-4305)
More info: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas Ride
✅ July 30, 2022 9am, Saturday
Contacts: Aditya 415.412.1324 and Abhi 415.528.0889
Route: Peninsula along Skyline – Meet at Village Bakery in Woodside at 9 am.
✅ June 11 2022, Saturday
Route: Paradise Plus in Marin
Click the Route link for details, contacts, timing, etc
✅ May 14 2022, Saturday
Route: Pinehurst (click here for map and details)
Contact: Andrew 925-255-3408
✅ February 21, 2022 Saturday
Route: El Cerrito on the Bay
Meetup: El Cerrito BART
✅ March 5, 2022 Saturday
Route: King’s Ridge
Skill level: advanced
✅ March 13 , 2022, Sunday
Route: Hawk hill with butter (includes part of the “butter lap” around the city)
✅ April 9, 2022, Saturday (show at 8:30am, go at 9:00am)
Route: Mount Diablo (click link for more details)
Meet up: Peets coffee (2.2 miles from Walnut Creek BART) at 1835 Ygnacio valley road In Ygnacio Plaza opposite Heather Farm park.
Summary report: Windy but delightful. Beautiful. We were passed by 10 – 20 cars max. Started riding at 9:00. 5 people. Vlado looking forward to ~12 rides per year.
Skill: intermediate & advanced
Contact: Vlado 510.816.0653
Also, some of our active riders on Strava!