ACTC Rides Information

Two Men In Tights – California Wine Country and Northern Coast Tour – May 6-18

by Bryan Shaner and Ray Persico Ray and I had been trying to find a Bicycle Adventure Club (BAC) ride for some time.  First the Southern Utah Tour was full then the Sicily trip fell apart, so I was pretty excited when he told me about the California Wine Country and ...

L’Etape du Tour of California: the Mt. Baldy Stage

by Mark Pryor This story starts back on Tuesday, when I went to the garage to load up my trusty old Trek 5200 for the trip--Janet and I were spending a couple of days before the ride in Palm Springs, and we drove down Tuesday morning. Luckily, I was testing things ...

Mauna Kea

by Bryan Shaner I arrived at Mid Pacific Wheels in Hilo half an hour early hoping to get a jump on the ride up to the Mauna Kea Visitor’s Center. The cloud cover was thin for a change meaning it would be hot today.  They didn’t open early and had no ...

Steeple of Tres Pinos

Ride Report, Our Favorite Kids ride, 2/20/11 by Guy Neenan This was a special Favorite Kids ride on the Sunday after the 2011 Black & Blue Ball. Twenty-one of us gathered in Hollister to do a counterclockwise Cienega Road loop with an out & back climb over to remote Santa Anita Valley. ...

4th Time’s the Charm

by Stephanie Metz January 1st. That usual time of the year when we resolve to "lose weight", "do more good", "save the world", etc. I, however, wanted a resolution that I could actually obtain. My goal: complete at least 1 century ride before the year was out. I had already signed up ...

Bucket List

by Marcia Morrison In 2003, three avid cyclists, Paul Greene, Ray Low, and John Mazzella rode three double centuries to earn the Triple Crown Award. Ever since then I thought that someday I'd like to see if I could accomplish such a feat.  Comments I heard were: "Double centuries really aren't ...

Finally Finished Four Hundred – Bass Lake QUAD

By: Cristin Sohm (Pinkie) I’ve had a burning desire to do a quadruple century ever since I completed the triple century at the Grand Tour in June. I tried for a quad at Knoxville 2 weeks ago, but it wasn’t my day. With 5 flat tires, temperatures in the triple digits, ...

Santa Cruz to Monterey

by Franz Kelsch, photos by Lane Parker For the third time this year we joined a club ride, led by Lane Parker, that started in Santa Cruz and headed down to Monterey. Our last adventure was in July when we had a tire on our tandem fail. Unlike ...

Southern Utah Tour

by Byan Shaner As I lay there on the gravel, the last few minutes gradually came back to me. I had turned my bike into a parking area to take a picture of this beautiful mountain at Capitol Reef. The gravel was much deeper than I had expected. Rather than just ...

Knoxville Double – Triple, September 24-25, 2010

by Cristin Sohm Part of the ride was a total suffer-fest (lots of hills with extreme heat and not being able to eat). Part of the ride I thought the world was conspiring against me (flat after flat after flat). Part of the ride was scary as could be (riding alone ...


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February 16th 2019
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New Goat Planned for 2021

Coming soon... Camp Pomponio BILLY Goat. Ride while it is green.
March 14th 2018
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Silicon Valley Bikes Festival May 6th

We need volunteers to staff the ACTC table on May 6 at Kelley Park! Volunteers get free admission. Please consider riding to the fest and help work our table from 11 - 1:30 or from 1:30 to 4. Contact the comms guy at to volunteer.
February 5th 2018
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2018 ACTC Appreciation Dinner – Register Now!

ACTC Appreciation Dinner is Saturday March 17! Register by Friday, March 2 for discounted price. Information & registration at
February 25th 2017
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2017 ACTC Appreciation Dinner – Register Now!

ACTC Appreciation Dinner is March 18! Register by Friday, March 3 for discounted price. Information & registration at
July 6th 2016
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2016 ACTC Olema Rally – Register Now!

The 2016 ACTC Olema Rally is a fun campout held Aug 5-7 this year. Information is at Register by July 23 at


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