coffee bikeOur next monthly no-drop “Coffee Ride” will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

This ride is targeted at newer riders looking for some more fitness or/and group riding experience before joining the regular club ride, non-club riders looking for an introductory ride, and more experienced riders who want to get some recovery miles in their training. The pace and duration should fit squarely as a base/recovery ride in a more experienced riders training calendar, or as a challenging but very achievable ride for a less experienced rider. Women riders should find the pace manageable and are encouraged to join in. If you know someone who is considering joining the club, but would like to ease into it, please send them our way.

We will depart with the regular club ride from Canada/92 at 8:15am, then drop off at the end of Canada and STOP and regroup at Roberts Market, to then do our own ride from there.  This gives riders the length of Canada to decide whether they want to do the regular club ride or get in some social base miles with the Coffee Ride.  The ride leader will drop back through the club ride as we approach Woodside Rd, to announce the ‘no-drop’ regroup at Roberts.

The ride will be somewhere in the range of 2.5 to 3 hours (40-50 miles, 15-17mph), inclusive of coffee stop. The route varies, but a typical ride would take us through Woodside and Portola Valley, then along Foothill Expwy to the Stevens Creek Reservoir. At the reservoir we will double back, making a coffee stop in Los Altos on our return trip back to Canada/92.

The ride is open to both PV members and non-members. If you have not done this ride before, please RSVP to the ride leaders first. For more information or to RSVP, contact the ride leaders, Franklin Rice and Ken Jorgensen (




Note the date and location change! Due to the Labor Day holiday, our September club meeting will be held the second Monday of the month. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014. The location for the meeting will be Summit Bicycles in Burlingame. Details on agenda to follow. As always, all club members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.