Note to Whine and Diners:
The whine and dine rides were conceived from the very beginning as social rides. That is why they are not one ride but a series of rides and even a hike to appeal to a wide range of people. The idea is that people of various abilities, including new cyclists, can go and do social rides that interest them and then come together and socialize as a single group. These rides were never meant to be competitive. These rides will only work if riders share the road with respect for one another.
Last week the routes were such that the fast group ended up overtaking the slowest group from behind. There was a group of cyclists off the front of the fast ride that were riding in a style that seemed very aggressive, as though they were competing. These cyclists needlessly overtook the slower riders aggressively; passing very closely without so much as an “on your left” or any other warning.
Please practice courtesy on the road. If you do not know how to do that I suggest attending the ACTC academy to learn courtesy on the road or find other events more suited to competition behavior than the whine and dine rides.
“Mellow Ride” Reynolds and Shannon/Kennedy, 5 LM/M
A fun and challenging climb. This is a serious climb! However, there is a “super mellow option,” see below!
[Route Sheet Here] – Please be green, print your own route sheet!
Whine and Dine Ride Details
About the rides
All the Whine and Dine Rides start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in front of Summit Bikes in Los Gatos, CA. After the rides we go out for fun and food at Una Mas in Los Gatos.
The Wednesday Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride
The Whine and Dine Mountain Bike Ride is listed for the same time as the road rides. I will be climbing slowly this year, so the pace is slow and social. The riders can influence which route we choose. The ride is listed for April, May, and June. If there is continued interest I will list it all summer. Meet at the same time and place as the road ride, Summit Bikes 6:00 PM. – Tyler French
The Wednesday Whine and Dine road rides
Quick Spinner Road Ride
- Quarry Redwood Gulch
- Quarry / Redwood Gulch 24.5 m, 2100 ft (aprox) with some very steep climbing.
Mellow Road Ride
Reynolds: A fun and challenging ride! (See Above)
Super Mellow Road Ride Option
Kennedy/Shannon, Half Hicks
[Route Sheet, Click Here]
Be Green, Print Your Own Route Sheet (when they are available)
I am only printing a few route sheets to conserve paper. Riders are encouraged to print your own route sheets before the ride. This is the only way you can be sure to get a route sheet. I am tired of wasting so much paper.
No current information regarding the hike. This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available!
Alcohol and Los Gatos Whine and Dine Rides
Please note: Any eating of burritos and/or possible consumption of alcohol will only occur after these Whine and Dine rides. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, including possible brewskies, will not be occurring on the ride, only after! Please drink responsibly.
Other things whine and dine
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I have created a calendar of planned Whine and Dine Rides and events.
You can view the calendar at:
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Also, there is a whine and dine ride group on Facebook.
Upcoming WnD weekend events include a full century planned for May 30th.
Please contact Steve Sloan for Mellow Road Rides. For other events please contact the respective leaders.
ACTC Ride Sign Up Sheet
[Ride leaders, download sign up sheet here]