Here is the tentative schedule for this season's early-bird training rides out of Mountain View.
Saturday, November 19: 22 miles to Cupertino and Los Altos, with nothing worse than the McClellan bump.
Saturday, November 26: No ride; Thanksgiving weekend.
Saturday, December 3: 28 miles, Portola Valley (via Alpine, not Westridge).
Saturday, December 10: 32 miles, Saratoga via Mount Eden (but not Pierce).
Saturday, December 17: 41 miles, flat loop around the South Bay including the Dumbarton Bridge.
The fifth annual Distance Training rides tentatively begin Saturday, January 14.
New meeting location: All rides will meet from the parking lot at the corner of Franklin and Villa streets in downtown Mountain View. This is one block south of our former location. We will still be Caltrain- and VTA-friendly, just one block farther away than before.
Whether you're a veteran ALCer or a first-year participant, I look forward to riding with you as we train for AIDS/LifeCycle 11.
(If you're an ALC ride leader who will be certified by ride day, contact me for the link to sign up.)