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NOPA VELO powers up to greet San Francisco's sunny summer weather for our September ride. Where better to ride than a lengthy spin through Golden Gate Park, discovering the little-known and seldom-used paths and back roads? Dawn D'Onofrio and Lenore McDonald trekked throughout the park to find the out-of-the-way places -- the oldest bridge, one of the city's hills right in the park, observatory ruins nearby, and the park's only velodrome. Lakes, waterfalls, and tree ferns -- the city's best treasure almost in our back yards.
After a good pumping ride, we're stopping at Rancho Grande on Divisadero for drinks and lunch. It's a busy weekend coming up. Be sure to add NOPA VELO to the mix.
NOPA VELO Secret Paths of Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 26
9:30 am Meet at Matching Half Cafe, 1700 McAllister @ Baker
10:00 am Start ride (lagging behind a bit? catch up with us in the Panhandle)
Lunch at Rancho Grande Restaurant, 855 Divisadero
Anyone can ride this one: easy to moderate, mostly in the park, 2 hours ride time
First-timers encouraged, friendly group here
Kids always welcome if with a guardian and wearing a helmet
Pets too if on bike or on leash
Info: Lenore, 415- 300-6744 , firstname.lastname@example.org
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For previous NOPA VELO rides, stories and pics, check here.