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Fourth or Fifth Annual Superbowl AlternaRide

Posted by fossilfool
02/03/2008 – 09:30

Music man Mike's photo from a previous alternaride

I must preface this by saying that I’m from Boston, and I learned from my mother recently that the Patriots were having a record-setting perfect season, and I still have just about zero desire to sit in front of a TV for 4 hours on Superbowl Sunday. If you’re with me on this, then join us for the Superbowl AlternaRide.

This is not a cruise. We’ll be riding hard, on and off-road, from San Francisco’s Civic Center to the Pelican Inn in Muir Beach, Marin County, and back. Rain or Shine.

For the last three or four years (can’t remember) we’ve led the Superbowl Alternaride and have never actually made it to the Pelican. But think about it. Pitchers of cold beer in an English Pub setting, the perfect reward for a hard day’s pedaling. And then we ride back. And so each year we start earlier. And this time, we’re getting serious. We’re starting at 9:30 AM on a Sunday. This is the only way we can possibly get to the Pelican and back and be off the highway 1 climb out of Muir Beach before dark. There will be multiple turn-back options for people who aren’t feeling up to it on the day of the ride. Total mileage will be under 40, but a third of it will be off-road.

Meeting point: Mama Toby’s cafe (On Laguna at Fell) in the Civic Center area.

Bring the gear, food, and water you need to stay warm and happy. I’ll bring some DaBombucha to share.