Welcome to the May California BMW Triumph Shop Ride!
We will be riding out on Sunday, May 6th, leaving the CalMoto shop parking lot at 9:00 am. Please be gassed up and ready to go at that time. We'll have a short safety meeting before the ride and a sign-out sheet for contact information if needed. As always, we'll have coffee and doughnuts by 8:30 or so. Please arrive a little early and give yourself a chance to relax and socialize before the ride.
This is a regular Sunday Ride, not too technical and suitable on any spring Sunday morning, but especially nice when the Marin Headlands are green and the poppies are starting to bloom.
The Marin Cheese Factory (Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road, near Nicasio) via Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Headlands.
Head north to Hwy 280 via Charleston/Arastradero Roads. Take 280 to 19th Ave. to 101 north over the Golden Gate Bridge. Be sure to watch out for cross traffic on 19th Avenue. We often stop at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Vista Point to use the bathrooms and regroup. Head north on 101 over the hill to Mill Valley/Stinson Beach/ Highway 1 exit north of Sausalito. Take Hwy 1 and the Panoramic Highway out to the coast rejoining 1 at the coast. We will then head north on 1
The towns along Highway 1 are - Bolinas (sign only) - Olema (ride straight on) - Point Reyes Station (straight on through town, stay on Hwy 1) - Marshall. From Point Reyes to Marshall is about 9 miles.
Just north of Marshall bear right off 1 up the hill on the Marshall-Petaluma Road. It is 11 miles to the Wilson Hill Cut-off; turn right onto Hicks Valley Rd and ride 3 miles to the Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road. Turn right, go past the firehouse and stop at the Cheese Factory for lunch on the lawn. Buy bread, cheese, etc., watch the ducks and enjoy the Sunday sunshine!
After you've eaten, visited with friends and napped in the sun our return route will take us south on Pt. Reyes-Petaluma road then turn left onto Nicasio Valley Road (by Nicasio Reservoir) and then left onto Lucas Valley Road to 101 south and home!
As always, please be sure to stay within the safe limits of your riding ability. This is a social ride, not a race, so always ride within your comfort zone and work on being the smoothest rider on the ride, not the fastest. True riding skill is built on the practice of smoothness, control and a sense of the right line, not on trying to go fast. So as always, this is a leisurely ride, nothing difficult, and please, no racing! I hope you can join us.
Have fun and be safe! e-mail me or call me at 650-966-1183, ext. 3 if you have any questions or concerns.