Sunday Morning No Drop
|Description||A moderate paced ride to Winters via County Road 29 and Buckeye Road. Coffee break (or optional brunch) at Steady Eddy's, then back to Davis via Putah Creek Road and the Russell bike path. Rain will cancel.|
|Starts at||2062 John Jones Road (parking lot of business park just north of Starbucks)|
|Terrain||T1 – Flat (Davis to Winters, Esparto, Woodland, Sacramento)|
|Pace||P3 – Moderate (12 to 16 mph). Solid riders; regroups every 45 min.|
|Ride Leader||Russell Reagan|
|Route Map||View Route Map|
The Sunday Morning No Drop is a great ride for both the beginner and the advanced cyclist, be it for endurance or recovery. This is a casual ride to Winters via County Road 29 and Buckeye Road, with very few cars. In Winters, we regroup for coffee and food at Steady Eddy's to socialize.
Options also include a loop around Lake Solano, for the cyclists who want to do a longer ride. The pace of some may increase over 16mph, but no one will be left behind.
The group may break up somewhat before heading back to Davis via Putah Creek Road and the Russell bike path. Some riders may choose to stop at Lester Farms Bakery. Lester Farms is located on Railroad Avenue three blocks north of Steady Eddy's.
We are comprised of a wide range of personalities and cycling abilities, and always welcome a new rider. If you are new to moderate paced, 30 mile rides, please let the leader know so that he may accompany you to help finish the ride!
Ride start location: east side of office buildings at 2062 John Jones Road just north of Starbucks in West Davis. The east side of the buildings face the freeway, with a small parking lot.
December 2016 Addendum:
The Sunday No Drop Ride will be making a stop at Bondolio Olive Oil Farm in support of the DBC's Bike Theft Abatement Program on Dec 4, 11, and 18.
You've passed it many time on your rides to and from Winters: the farm with the big yellow bike parked in a field of olive trees. That's the home of the Bondolio Olive Oil Farm...and its owners Karen and Malcolm Bond, long-time supporters of the DBC and the DBC Race Team.
They will be hosting Olio Nuovo tastings on three Sundays in December. Karen is donating $2 to the DBC for every bottle of olive oil sold...in support of our new Bike Theft Abatement Program.
'New Oil' tasting is a long-established Italian tradition. Along with tastings and tours of the Bondolio milling facility, Hot Italian will be at the farm selling pizza and beverages.
So put your holiday gift list together and plan to stop in at Bondolio on Sunday December 4, and/or December 11, and/or December 18. (The farm will open between 10am and 4pm.) Karen will kindly transport your purchases to her office in Davis...so you don't have to worry about cycling home with bottles of oil in your jersey pockets!
Ride start time is 10am from mid-October to late April, then 9am beginning in May.