encounter l september 8th
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The fog has lifted and the bay is kissed with warm days, golden autumn light and salty sea air.  The water is more blue, the hills deeper gold, the wine more savory and the light more precious. We hope you will join us for a very special weekday event--what better way to round out your four day week! The experience will include a moderate road ride ending at a secret, outdoor multi-course dinner inspired by California's vast wilderness and crashing ocean.  

the logistics

Arrival time for this Indian summer expirence will be 4:10 pm on Friday, September 8th at a San Francisco location, with wheels spinning at 4:30 pm sharp.  Our dinner location--with no shortage of views--will be held in the Marin Headlands. Detailed information, including the menu, and your ticket confirmation will be sent 48 hours in advance of the event.

Transportation for you and your bike will be provided from dinner back to San Francisco.

the ride

The ride is a suitable for both experienced and newer riders at a total distance of approximately 20 miles with moderate climbing; including what we think is the world’s best descent.  The last mile will be a descent on a well-packed dirt road.

Tickets include a 5-course dinner.  Complimentary welcome craft cocktail included. Wine provided throughout the meal.

Also included:

  • Guided road ride (with a little dirt thrown in- it's an adventure after all)
  • Gourmet riding snacks
  • Changing accommodations (we know you want to get pretty, and more importantly warm after the ride)
  • Transportation back to San Francisco meeting point
  • Gratuities

Bike and bike equipment not provided.  Quaility road bike rentals are available from Sports Basement.

We can accommodate certain dietary restrictions, but accommodation of strict needs such as vegan diets and severe allergies may not be possible. Please include all special requests and dietary restrictions in the notes section when checking out and we'll circle back with you by email!  

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your team

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Nic is our master cycling guide.  Also known as "Thunder" for his tree trunk-like quads made for charging up climbs, Nic is a master of humor, tire changes, and most importantly, appreciating what everyone brings to the table. From time to time, he plays at being corporate attorney. When he's not on a bike, he's likely planning a bike (or ski) adventure.

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An avid cyclist herself, Cassidy is your soigneur extraordinaire (aka. the chef).  A self-taught chef, accredited sommelier and certified yoga teacher, Cassidy's quest is to create experiences worthy of a really, really deep breath. She is perpetually studying something new - there is just so much inspiring in this world of ours to add to the curriculum!

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 Lucas, who will be joining us a guide, has thousands of miles of cycle touring under his belt, including biking the Pacific Coastal Highway, traversing the Blueridge Mountains, and riding across Michigan and Iowa.  Lucas has coached many a rider,  from first-time cyclists through hardened spandex warriors.  In his free time, he balances his corporate lawyer job with his passion for eating pastries.

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Caroline is our sous chef & waiter. The lazy susan is her favorite accessory (because who doesn't like sharing food with friends??) and she always has a separate stomach for dessert. By day, she is a fabric designer who loves to travel and bring back a suitcase full of textiles and local food. Customs may or may not have her blacklisted.