VeloRaptors Support BORP Revolution

The 15th annual BORP Revolution ride was held Oct 23 at Trentadue Winery near Geyeserville.  This year the VeloRaptor team had 8 riders, most of whom did the metric century.  The weather was clear and not too hot, and the Sonoma County wine country was beautiful, as always.

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Together the VeloRaptors raised nearly $13,000 for the cause.  Thanks to those who contributed via the Bike Wash as well as the Revolution ride itself.  IMG_1038 (2)

 

VeloRaptors Ride the Bay Bridge to Dedicate Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island

Tuesday, May 2, 6 VeloRaptors took the fabulous ride on the Bay Bridge bike path out to the opening ceremony for the Vista Point rest stop on Yerba Buena Island.

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At the start of the trip we got a look at the newly renovated ‘event center’ (a converted maintenance bldg)

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and then were treated to a nice lunch at Vista Point – after a few speeches.5.2 Yerba Buena Vista Pt8
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Overall, this rest-stop is a great addition to the trail, complete with rest rooms and a water station!

Ride to Glory!

Twelve VeloRaptors took a beautiful ride from Vacaville to Lake Berryessa to view the Glory Hole.  It was a beautiful ride up Pleasants Valley Road, then out Route 128 to the dam.  Temperature was mild, and we had lots of sun, and a fine lunch at Steady Eddie’s in Winters.  Basically, it was 44 miles of bliss.

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VeloRaptors Invade Treasure Island

On Sunday, November 13, over 30 VeloRaptors pedaled their way through the fog and along the new bike lane on the Eastern span of the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island.  For many riders this was their first time on the island, despite living here for many years.

We circumnavigated the island constantly wondering what sights we were being hidden by the fog, and before long ended up at the Aracely Café where we enjoyed coffee and pastries.  The café includes a sizeable event center, and they were setting up for a luncheon for 300 people.  However, they have an outdoor area, complete with couches, that easily handled our group.

The sun froke through as we headed back to Oakland, and we did enjoy some lovely views.

Paul L. and I  took a few photos.

All in all, a nice 25 mile ride.

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BORP Bike Wash – Aug 22

Hope to see you all at the BORP bike wash fund raiser next Saturday at Randy’s home in Moraga.  Randy, Kevin, Dennis and Gregg will be cleaning up your bikes, while 2 Steves are in the back, manning the grills. Bring your bike, a dish to share, an appetite and a smile.

Dinner $25

Donation to BORP  – Please give generously to support our team.

BORP 2015
BORP 2015

See you there,

-Steve B.

Great turnout at the Annual Meeting at Sibley – June 5

Lots of VeloRaptors turned out for our annual meeting on Sunday – June 5

Here are the highlights:

David Kellert and Steve Goldenberg were elected to the board to fill spots left by Susan Stewart and Randy Mellins, whose terms had ended.  Randy announced that he will again host a summer bike wash fundraiser for BORP, and Fred has again offered to host the Christmas Party! Membership is staying constant at about 100 members, with may miles being ridden. Masses of coffee and pastries continue to be consumed.

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In addition, last week the Wednesday riders made a brief stop to check out the coffee at the new cafe at Redwood Canyon Golf Course on Redwood Road near Castro Valley.  Let it be known that Peets’ is not losing any customers, meaning we still have to climb the hill from hell to get some coffee.

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