So do you guys want to meet up at the sports basement parking lot in san francisco crissy field around 12? Its ok to leave your car in this parking lot by the way cyclists meet here all the time to begin there weekend rides...if cyclists can do it ebikers can do it!
...Anyway on the weekend the bike only lane on the golden gate bridge (west side) will be open so we wont have to deal with walking tourists. electric bikes are suppose to have the power off over the golden gate bridge..so we shouldn't flaunt motor while riding over...especially in a group. Marin county cyclists are a grumpy set of farts and they can scream at us if our true identity becomes obvious. I am always afraid of getting a warning from te bridge patrol and getting on some goverment ebike watch list..anyway the ride over the golden gate bridge is of course fantastic and should be enjoyed at low speed anyway.
Those who dont want to make the golden gate ride or are running late can park your car at the base of kirby cove for a much shorter ride/walk... you can find kirby cove online but basically you make the first turn off after crossing the golden gate bridge into marin...i believe it is the sausalito exit..you exit and then cross under the tunnel as if your going back over the gg bridge, and take the first turn off on the right and head into the headlands...you will park in the first touristy parking lot you see in front of Battery Hendrik...a world war II bunker...walk up the paved road a bit and you will see a dirt trail going down that is barred off...that is the entrance to Kirby Cove...follow the swirvy firey road (on bike or foot no car) to the bottom. Google map these coordinates: 37.828644,-122.490558 ... this road is about a mile downhill and is our buffer to the world...not everyone is able to go up and down this road as effortless as we will...by the way this is the last weekend kirby is closed to campers....this weekend kirby will be all ebikers.
Bring plenty of amp hours because there are really beautiful trails to explore here, those who dont have dirt equipped bikes dont fear..i have done this ride many times with no suspension and street tires...but this is a fire road and is not suitable for pure road bikes...you need some tread. The main paths are not that "dirty"...more like fire roads...but there is plenty hairy hilly areas for those who want to ride off the main road and get crazy.
Minimum amp hours you will want for this ride is 36 volt 10ah... if you dont have consider driving to marin and starting your ride from the marin side. I like to bring 48 volts 20 amp hours for serious exploration...
I will bring a barbecue grill set up and something to grill (loaded on my bike you will see)...feel free to bring something for the group to snack on or drink.
Marin headlands is alcohol friendly by the way.
So primary meeting area will be at 12:00:
Sports Basement - Crissy Field
610 Old Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94129
The plan will be to arrive at kirvy cove on our bikes at 1:30
I am assuming we will break out of kirby cove on open ride at around 3pm... i would suggest the headlands loop...about a 5 mile ride....and a giant hill...but you can skip this part if your batteries arent up to it.
If all sounds good above let me know..if anyone wants to change anything about the ride post here....but lets finalize the plan so we can get the word out.
Once we arrive at kirby cove...we can have our barbecue...wait for latecomers to show up (maybe), and from there we are free to explore any which way.
I really recommend this ebike ride for those who havent done it before..it is freaking fabulous with tons to see and explore....in fact i know a secret entrance into a tunnel system that goes for miles...hmmmm nevermind.
If you have been following this thread and you really want to go but dont have a suitable bike...message me i might be able to help you out with a loaner bike.