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| January 4, 2014 9:45 am

Date: Sunday, January 26th
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
Location: Sonoma Chicken Coop Almaden – at the corner of Almaden Expy & McAbee Rd
Fare: Pizza, Salads, Sodas/Water

Last year’s location was fun, but the big turnout (80+ versus prior turnouts of 55-60) was bit crowded. This year’s venue is in the very ride friendly location at Almaden Expy & McAbee Rd.

The restaurant will comfortably seat over 100 ride leaders. Bike parking will be in the fenced off patio with easy visibility/access from the tables inside.

Thank you to all ride leaders and sweeps in 2013, and have a great 2014!

Two Local Billy Goats in the 2013 Amgen T.O.C. Time Trial!

| March 3, 2013 6:27 pm

The 2013 Amgen Tour of California is bringing the Individual Time Trial back to San Jose!!!
On Friday, May 17th, Stage 6 will find these professional riders racing the clock while climbing two local Billy Goats – Bailey/Buffalo Hill and Metcalf Rd!

ACTC club members are very familiar with the Bailey/Buffalo Hill goat, having climbed it over 700 times last year alone! But the big test for the pros will be the climbing finish at the top of Metcalf Rd, nearly 1,000 ft in less than 2 miles, with gradients of 15-20% throughout the climb!

Looking for a club ride to test your climbing capabilities on either of these goats? We have a couple regularly scheduled rides for each goat:

Metcalf Mauler – Kim Carr and Don Axtell have been leadng club riders at an MB pace up this intrepid climb every Thursday evening for years!
Wednesday Metcalf Mauler – Tom Green leads this 33 mile M paced ride to Metcalf Rd on the first Wednesday morning of each month.

Bailey/Buffalo Hill:
Giro d’ Bici Ride – Now organized by Ahmed Masood, this LM-M paced “pick your own distance” ride over Bailey/Buffalo Hill to Morgan Hill and back is a monthly favorite! .
TGIF Reservoirs – Leo Hartung leads this popular M paced 48 miler over Bailey/Buffalo Hill, around Uvas Reservoir to Morgan Hill and back.

Check out all our rides on the monthly schedule at

Workers’ Ride will be Sunday 4/7

| 1:42 pm

The TB Worker’s Ride, held for all the Tierra Bella volunteers as both a final check of the route’s street markings and as a thank you BBQ, will be held on Sunday, April 7th. Volunteer now, so you can join in on the fun! Details will be published soon!