Hey Cru, it’s been a while since we have done a jaunt around San Francisco. Luckily we have a few new breweries popping up in town, including Cellarmaker Brewing. They are a fun little operation that is so far focused on three styles: highly aromatic hoppy beers, saisons, and imperial stouts. No complaints from us!
We will start at the Ferry Building and head up around the Embarcadero, through the Presidio, down the Great Highway, and back over Portola Drive. Anyone who wants to get in a few more miles can take a loop around Lake Merced or climb to the top of Twin Peaks.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 The San Francisco Ferry Building Meet at 9:30am, roll out at 10:00am.
We are once again returning to Fairfax for this year’s Biketoberfest Marin on October 12th, 2013.
Beer tasting tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The festival features numerous bike vendors, live music, local breweries, and food.
The event runs from 11am to 6pm. We’ll be meeting at the SF Ferry Building at 9:30am and departing at 10:00am. We’ll ride across the Golden Gate Bridge then through Sausalito, Corte Madera, Larkspur, and Ross. On the way back, you may choose to take a ferry (The Larkspur ferry is 5.5 miles away) or you can ride all the way back into San Francisco. What you choose will probably depend on how much beer you’ve sampled at the event.
Hello! We’ll visit Woodfour Brewing in Sebastopol for this month’s Grand Cru ride.
August’s Ride | Woodfour Brewing: Sebastopol, CA
Saturday, August 31st
Meet at 1130am | Roll out at 12pm *note time change
Woodfour Brewing Restaurant 6780 Depot Street (Entrance at 6780 McKinley St.) Sebastopol, CA 95472
It’ll be a moderately hilly 36 mile ride (2329ft of climbing) with a flatter 25 mile option (1082ft of climbing) for those who would like to avoid Joy Rd. and some other hills. We’ll enjoy beers and food on the patio afterward.
This month we’ll be going to a brand new brewery (like 7 months old new) out of Novato called Baeltane Brewing. I remember the first time I had one of their beers a few years ago at Biketoberfest back when they were still a nano-brewery. Lets all hope they’ve kept up their same level of deliciousness.
As for the ride, we’ll be doing an intermediate one in the hills West of Novato. It’ll be familiar territory for those of you that frequent Grand Cru rides, but when the vistas are that pretty – we don’t object to covering similar terrain.
This month, we’ll climb Mt. Diablo for a strenuous, but rewarding climb and then head down the hill to Concord’s Ale Industries, where we will refresh ourselves with some well-deserved craft beer. This is about a 38-mile ride with 3800 feet of climbing. We’ll ride along the Iron Horse Trail for a bit, and then ascend Mt. Diablo from the North gate and take a break at the saddle point, which is just over halfway up Diablo. Those who prefer to not continue to the summit are welcome to hang out here for a while or can head over to the brewery early. For the rest of us, there’ll be spectactular views, and perhaps ice cream at the summit. We’ll then ride down back to the saddle point and through the bright green fields (probably speckled with orange California poppies) back into civilization and onto Concord.
This ride will be slightly different than others in a few ways:
Normally, we do a loop. This time, we will start the ride at Walnut Creek BART and end at Ale Industries. It is about a 6 mile bike ride between the two, so if you want to drive, you can park at either place and get in those extra miles at the beginning or end of the ride.
The ride’s a bit more strenuous than normal. You are more than welcome to ride half of the way up Diablo and hang out for a while until the rest of the group returns from the summit.
Saturday, March 30 2013 Meet at 10:30a | Roll Out at 11:00a 173 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
This month we will pay another visit to Mill Valley Beerworks. When we first stopped by in 2010 they had just opened, so it will be interesting to see how they have advanced over the last few years. The ride was great last time, so we will keep with the same route: a scenic loop taking us down to Tiburon, up along Paradise Road, around Larkspur Landing, and finally over the hill from Corte Madera.
Hey there. We hope you had a great San Francisco beer week and an excellent Tour de Biere 2013. We had excellent weather and excellent beers (and cookies!), and hopefully made new riding and drinking buddies. Now that things have calmed down a bit, we’d like to share our fundraising data and photos with you.
We were able to donate $1317 to the East Bay Bicycle Coalition this year. This is a record amount! This was 90% of your entry fees.