REGISTRATION: Please register for our "2-3 day weekend" rides, so we can plan better and keep you updated. (Registration is not a strict requirement, so feel free to decide at the last minute if necessary. Registered riders will receive detailed logistics information.)
Our “away” weekends will be a little different this year in that we won’t be able to have our usual group dinners and wine/cheese parties around the pool. That said, we still expect a fun weekend. All destinations include numerous outdoor dining options, so riders will be able to go out in small self-organized groups. See below for accommodation information – as usual make reservations early but be sure they are cancellable…
LDT logistics have been changed for 2021 to adapt to COVID restrictions!
- For Saturday LDT rides, riders can sign in and start at any time during a 30 minute time window.
- We have suggested start times for each ride level, but all riders are welcome to start at any time during the window.
- Riding groups should not exceed 15-20 riders.
- All riders must be WWBC Members.
- As with all WWBC rides, face masks are mandatory for everyone at ride start and at regroups (see details below).
- PRINT ROUTE SHEETS AT HOME – no paper route sheets will be distributed!
- Make sure you “SIGN IN”– we are required to have attendance information for all riders! ("Sign in" will be done verbally at check in table. (Alternately you can text Guy at 650-704-0895. Be sure to include your full name and which route you are doing.)
LDT RIDE: PACIFIC GROVE WEEKEND
This is one of our most scenic long distance rides. B’s enjoy the spectacular ocean views from Pacific Grove and Seventeen Mile Drive to Carmel, then continue on to Point Lobos for lunch (bring or buy). CDE routes enjoy the Seventeen Mile Drive views, climb to the top of Laureles Grade via the tiny Toro Road avoiding traffic on the climb, and then descend to Carmel Valley. E’s add a loop on San Benancio Road as well as optional climb of Robinson Canyon. D’s and E’s continue on to Point Lobos for lunch while the C’s lunch in Carmel (C's can also continue on to Point Lobos adding 8 miles if desired). Return via Carmel Hill/Monterey (B's) or Seventeen Mile Drive (CDE's). Rain cancels. Online route sheets/maps/gps. See additional ride listings for Friday and Sunday.
INFO: Guy Shuman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-704-0895).
MEETING TIME: For Saturday LDT rides the start window is now 9:00-9:30 am.
Suggested ride start times for those who want to ride in a group:
C+/D/E Riders: 9:15 departure
B/C- Riders: 9:30 departure
MEETING LOCATION: Meet in Pacific Grove at Lighthouse Ave. and Asilomar Ave (90 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove) near the Point Pinos Lighthouse. Restrooms available at golf course clubhouse.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Make reservations early if staying overnight! There are numerous accommodation options in the Pacific Grove area, though many are on the expensive side. Cheaper accommodations are available near Monterey. Recommended hotel very close to the ride start is the Butterfly Grove Inn. . No Saturday group dinner or pre-dinner wine & cheese party in 2021 due to COVID restrictions.
Recommended lodging in Pacific Grove (more expensive – close to ride start):
- Butterfly Grove Inn (831-250-8191 or butterflygroveinn.com) - currently offering us a discounted rate of $134 per night for a king room. Call hotel (831-250-8191) and ask for Suzie for the Western Wheelers Bike Club discounted rate.
- Bide-a-Wee Inn (bideawee.com) – some inexpensive rooms
- Lighthouse Lodge and Suites (lighthouselodgecottages.com) – nice but more expensive
Lodging in Monterey (less expensive – about 5 mile drive from ride start - riding to start from these hotels not recommended) :
- Best Western Park Crest Inn (bwparkcrest.com)
- America’s Best Value Presidents Inn (americasbestvalueinn.com)
- Ramada Limited Monterey/Carmel (ramadamonterey.com)
REGISTRATION: Please register on the web site (go to ride listing on online schedule) for our "2-3 day weekend" rides, so we can plan better. (Registration is not a strict requirement, so feel free to decide at the last minute if necessary. Registered riders will receive detailed logistics information.)
NOTE: To manage group sizes, club rides are currently open to Western Wheelers members only. Learn about becoming a member
Do not join club rides if you are sick (cough, sore throat, fever, loss of smell). Riders must maintain a safe distance (minimum six feet) from each other. No drafting, pace lines, spitting or blowing noses into the air during rides. All riders must have a face covering (eg. mask, bandana, neck gaiter/buff or other without vents) to be worn at the start of each ride and whenever you are not able to maintain six feet of distance from anyone outside your household(eg. during regroups).
There is risk in all gatherings, since people without symptoms can transmit COVID-19. Participation in club rides is voluntary. Members assume the full and complete risk that is associated with exposure to and infection by COVID-19 during such participation. Please note that in the event Western Wheelers is asked by the department of public health for a list of riders participating in any club ride for purposes of Covid-19 exposure tracing, Western Wheelers will comply with such requests.