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Marauders Ride # 15 – Marshall Wall – with a Pancake Breakfast thrown in!
Ride ID: 1014
81.3 Miles, Rolling Hills and Steep Climbs
Meet: 7:30 AM
Ride-Out: 8:00 AM
Heavy Rain Cancels
Welcome to the Marin Marauder’s Progressive Sunday Rides Training Series. The Spring Progressive rides are designed to get you ready for the epic “Big Ride” in June. We start off with smaller rides and build each week until you are riding over 100 miles a day and climbing like a pro. If you take part in this series you will most certainly be ready for ALC 2022. Not only are the rides epic, but the scenery and the people are too. We are a warm and welcoming group of cyclist of all ages and shapes. All AIDS/LifeCycle official training rides are an inclusive and safe space welcoming ANY and ALL, regardless of skill level or cycling pace.
This ride in the series takes us to Marshall via some spectacular scenery and a couple of notable hills. We leave Hal Brown Park and passing through San Rafael stop for a Coffee at Peet’s at Northgate Mall before enjoying the exhilaration of a climb up Big Rock on Lucas Valley Road (photos at the top please). After the lovely gentle descent, we pass through Nicasio and make a stop at the Marin Cheese Factory before heading into the beautiful Marin countryside of Hicks Valley, and the Marshall Petaluma Rd. We climb the notorious (but really NOT that bad) Marshall Wall and drop down to the Shoreline Highway to views of spectacular Tamales Bay. A rest stop at the Marshall Store gives the fearless of the group the option of refueling on oysters, before we reach Point Reyes. We head home along the now familiar route of Samuel P. Taylor Park and Lagunitas, Fairfax, and back to Hal Brown Park. This is a challenging ride, and you are READY at this point!!
Before our ride, we will be serving up some pancakes, eggs, and maybe some bacon. Grub served from 7:00 to 7:30 and then the cooks will have to get ready for the pre-ride ceremonies.
Reach out with any of your questions or concerns. You really can do this.
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REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing tools, and a mask.
COVID-19 Policy: Vaccination is required to participate. All participants must have received one Johnson & Johnson dose or the second Pfizer/Moderna dose at least two weeks before the Training Ride. Masks are required when 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes rest stops, indoors and in vehicles with more than one person.
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