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GET OUT OF TOWN: SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012

FAIRFAX FORAY: A Free-Wheeling Bicycle Adventure with the SFBC


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It takes a little less than three hours to ride from the Ferry Building to Fairfax.

Assemble at Ferry Building Plaza, Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7;30 am, departure at 8 SHARP!

This day trip fund raiser cruises up the coast and offers a great change of scenery at a relaxed pace. A perfect jaunt for those looking for their first "ambitious" bike ride—you can do it! And Marin will be forever within your reach as a cycling destination!

We'll meet at the San Francisco Ferry Building Plaza and ride north across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Fairfax during their annual Fairfax Festival. This 22-mile ride and takes just under three hours at a reasonable non-roadie pace.

We'll arrive in Fairfax by 11, in time to catch some of the little town's famous parade. After indulging in music, beer, bbq oysters, roasted corn, tie-dye, and crafts under the redwoods, you may choose between two options for the return: either a short (40-minute) cycle over to the Larkspur Ferry, or for the more ambitious, a return 22-mile ride retracing our route. There will be leaders to return both ways—the group does not need to reach concensus! If you choose to take the ferry, you will need to purchase your own ticket at the terminal or have a Translink Card.

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Fairfax Foray! SFBC Bicycle Tour from Db+P, Architects on Vimeo.

2009 Spoke Card in situ.

You'll need to bring a bike in good working order, water, snacks, sunblock, and layers of clothing to be comfortable. This is an accessible ride for a semi-regular cyclist. Maybe it's your first trip out of town under your own power? You can do it—no need for spandex tights or other fancy gear (though they are welcome).

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Fairfax Foray ride, June 13th, 2009. Image: Dustin Jensen

7:00 am: Assemble at the San Francisco Ferry Building Plaza for an 8 am SHARP departure.

This is so we don't miss the parade in Fairfax, which is super fun!

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8:15 am: Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge bicycle path.

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Corte Madera is the start of a section of off street bicycle trails.

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10:30 am: Arrive Fairfax bike valet parking area.

Enjoy the Fairfax Festival Parade and Festival!

The tap dancing penguin with the balloon arch in the background.

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2:40 pm: Leave Fairfax. Choose between a short jaunt to the ferry or a complete return ride.

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3:40 pm: Larkspur Ferry leaves for S.F. Ferry Building.

jiggidy jog!

4:30 p.m.: Ferry arrives at S.F. Ferry Building.
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2010 Ride a big success!

Last year the ride was almost canceled as I broke my shoulder (not by falling off a bicycle) but my best buddy Rob Bregoff with the help of rocking SFBC volunteer Kim came through to make it happen!

Fairfax Foray ride, June 12th, 2010.

Fairfax Foray near the Golden Gate Bridge. Image: Dustin Jensen

It takes a little less than three hours to ride from the Ferry Building to Fairfax.

Country-fair charms galore await you at the Fairfax Festival.

We'll meet right there in the middle of the Plaza. Get a coffee at Blue Bottle in the Ferry Building!

and over the Golden Gate...

Part of the time we'll ride on off street bike paths like this one in Corte Madera.

The MCBC provides valet parking at the Fairfax Festival.

This beautiful path is on the way from Fairfax to the Larkspur Ferry.

The Larkspur Ferry has good bicycle capacity and the tourists don't usually ride that far. Beer and snacks are available on board.

The Larkspur Ferry docking at the SF Ferry Building.

2009 Spoke Card in situ.

The 2009 Spoke Card was tie dyed! Only 40 exist in the wide universe!

2009 Spoke card front.

The poster from the 2009 Festival, the first year of the Foray.

The tap dancing penguin with the balloon arch in the background.

Fairfax Foray ride, June 13th, 2009. Image: Dustin Jensen

Fairfax Foray ride, June 12th, 2010.