We offer weekly and monthly rides on all types of terrain for all types of riders. Come join us for our “Sunday Social / Get To Know Us Ride” on the second Sunday of each month, or our “First Saturday of the Month” Calaveras Ride. Wednesday night Pizza rides during the summer months (May to September) are another favorite.
Check out our ride calendar for details, as well as the list of start locations with maps. If you would like to be a ride leader and to submit a ride, then contact our Ride Coordinator to get Ride Leader access to do ride submissions.
Covid Ride Updates
Alameda County now allows for group of 20, and they have increased the minimum spacing while riding to 8 feet. (6 feet still applies at starts, regroups and coffee stops.) We have updated our ride guidelines, below, accordingly. We have also made a few changes based on feedback, though the essentials remain the same.
Happy, Safe Riding!
The FFBC Board
- At any point while on a club ride, riders must adhere to social distancing and face mask guidelines.
- Maintain at least six-foot spacing at the start, regroups and breaks, and wear a face mask except when eating or drinking
- Maintain at least eight-foot spacing during the ride including traffic stops (e.g., no drafting, no pace-lining, no side-by-side riding, no clustering at stop lights; a two second separation rule is suggested)
- Maintain at least a 30-foot spacing during high-intensity efforts (i.e., when breathing hard)
- Wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times, except during high-intensity efforts
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer after breaks
- Use a handkerchief or sleeve or elbow to cough, sneeze, blow one’s nose, or spit
- Leave the ride for noncompliance at the ride leader’s direction
- To lead a ride, a club member should post to the FFBC Calendar at least two (2) calendar days before the ride.
- Only club members with current memberships may lead rides.
- Rides must take place in Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo or Contra Costa Counties.
- To submit a new ride, follow these instructions: http://ffbc.org/rides/ride-entry/ or contact the ride coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Specify a limit of 2 to 20 riders (including yourself).
- Consider extra regroups since eating/drinking while riding is challenging with face masks.
- To reserve a place on a ride, no later than the prior day:
- Only club members with current memberships may join rides. You may not invite non-member guests.
- Email the ride leader with your full name, mobile number and emergency contact’s number. (The ride leader will enter this information on an FFBC sign-in sheet.) Do NOT reply all to a groups.io posting.
- By doing so, you agree to the FFBC Ride Waiver, below.
- If the ride is full, the ride leader will let you know.
- During a ride, all riders are expected to be self-sufficient.
- After the ride:
FFBC RIDE WAIVER
I am a current member of the Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club (FFBC) and have signed the Club’s “Release of Liability” on the club’s membership form. My participation on club rides is voluntary. I understand and assume the risks associated with exposure to and infection by COVID-19. When away from home, I do my best to minimize the risk of spread to and from me, and I practice social distancing and wear a face mask. I will continue to do so on club rides. If I develop any COVID-19 symptoms or receive a positive test within 2 weeks of a club ride, I will notify the ride leader and ride coordinator who will then notify the FFBC Board, pedal pounders manager and riders from my prior two weeks’ club rides. If a public health official asks for a list of riders, I understand that FFBC will provide my name and contact information.
I will NOT RIDE on a club ride should I feel sick, have felt sick in the past two weeks, had a positive COVID-19 test in the past two weeks, or knowingly have been in contact with anyone with a positive test or any COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, lack of smell, headaches, body aches, etc.
By providing the ride leader with my name, mobile number and emergency contact number, I agree to this Waiver.
FFBC offers rides for all types of riders. You can review the ride classification chart and guidelines to find a ride that is appropriate for your riding skill level.
To get in shape for the spring centuries or the Cinderella Classic, we offer three training series. You can find more detail on them on the Ride Training Series page.
For more than 40 years FFBC has been the proud sponsor of the popular Primavera Century. The Primavera is a club-supported bicycle tour of the local area.
The Primavera is scheduled during April. You can find the details HERE.
Check out the Primavera Facebook page for photos and more!
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