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Almaden Cycle Touring Club
Active ACTC Grizzly Bears
Grizzly Bears are a selection of special days, special places, or special rides. Grizzly Bears are generally flatter rides, and should not include a Billy Goat. Credit is given for only one Grizzly Bear done during a club ride, so when there are multiple possibilities for a ride you have to choose which one you want the ride to earn.

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Special Days Grizzly Bears (Total 36)
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April Fools DayRide on the first day of April - no fooling
Autumnal EquinoxRide on the official beginning of Autumn designated by the calendar
Bastille DayRide on July 14th
Big Apple DayRide on May 21st
Boxing DayRide on December 26th
Cesar ChavezRide on March 31st
Chinese New YearRide during this holiday as designated by the calendar
Christmas DayRide on December 25th
Cinco de MayoRide on May 5th
Columbus DayRide on October 10th
Earth DayRide on April 22nd
EasterFirst Sunday after full moon after Vernal Equinox
Election DayRide on specified National election day
Fathers DayRide on calendar designated Father's Day
Flag DayRide on June 14th
Groundhog DayRide on February 2
HalloweenRide on October 31st
HanukkahRide on Hanukkah
Independence DayRide on July 4th
KwanzaaRide during this holiday period from 12/26 to 1/1
Labor DayRide on calendar designated Labor Day
M. L. King BirthdayRide on January 17th
Mardi GrasRide on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday02/2011
May DayRide on May 1st
Memorial DayRide on calendar designated Memorial Day
Mothers DayRide on calendar designated Mothers Day
New Years DayRide on January 1st
PassoverRide during this holiday as designated by the calendar
Presidents DayRide on calendar designated Presidents Day
St. Patricks DayRide on March 17th
Summer SolsticeRide on calendar designated date
Thanksgiving DayRide on November 24th
Valentines DayRide on February 14th
Vernal EquinoxRide on calendar designated date
Veterans DayRide on November 11th
Winter SolsticeRide on calendar designated date
Special Places Grizzly Bears (Total 67)
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10 or More CitiesA ride that goes thru 10 or more cities on a single ride2012-11-22
17-Mile DriveRide from Pacific Grove to Carmel; either direction
2 or More TrailsA ride that contains 2 or more Trails on a single ride2012-11-22
5 or more CitiesRide through any five cities on a single ride
Alameda Creek TrailRide along Alameda Creek Trail02/2011
Almaden MazeCircuitous neighborhood route through Almaden Valley to New Almaden
Alum Rock ParkRide to or through Alum Rock Park
AlvisoRide to or through Alviso
Alviso Slough TrailRide the 9 mile loop around the Alviso wetlands02/2011
Angel IslandTake the ferry to Angel Island and ride1/1/2023
Bailey LoopRide which goes through Almaden and Blossom Valleys including Bailey Ave(either direction)
Bay Bridge TrailAlex Zuckermann Bay Bridge Trail7/2021
Bay TrailRide along any stretch of the San Francisco Bay Trail (see
Bill Bliss SculptureIn Palo Alto, on the Bay Trail7/2021
Canada Rd. WoodsideRide including Highway 84 to Highway 92; either direction
CapitolaRide to or through Capitola
Coyote Creek TrailRide from Hellyer Park to Coyote Park; either direction
Coyote Hills ParkRide to or through Coyote Hills Regional Park
Coyote Point ParkOn the peninsula, south of San Francisco Airport02/2011
Don Edwards Wildlife CtrRide to the Don Edwards Wildlife Center in Fremont/Newark02/2011
Downtown San JoseRide to or through Downtown San Jose02/2011
Drawbridge GhosttownRide levees from Alviso to view area1/1/2024
Dumbarton BridgeRide crossing the bridge in either direction
Elephant RockNear Dillon Beach, at the intersection with Franklin School Road, Marin County1/1/2016
Elkhorn SloughRide to or through the Elkhorn Slough
Evergreen MazeA circuitous route along the east San Jose foothills from Tully Rd. to Old Silver Creek Rd.
Field and FarmRide to or through a rural area02/2011
Foster City Bike PathRide from Redwood Shores to San Mateo Shoreline Parks - either direction
Fremont LoopRide to or though Fremont
GilroyRide to or through Gilroy02/2011
Golden Gate BridgeRide across the bridge; either direction
Golden Gate ParkRide to or through the park
Guadalupe Creek TrailRide along Guadalupe Creek Trail in San Jose02/2011
Half Moon BayRide to or through Half Moon Bay
Hicks/LowerFrom Shannon at Hicks to the sign just after the bridge before the grade increases significantly04/2009
Hwy 87 BikewayRide from Almaden Lake Park to Highway 880 (currently discountinuous)
Los Alamitos Creek TrailRide from Almaden Lake Park to Harry Road; either direction
Los Gatos Creek TrailRide from Downtown Los Gatos to Willow St.; either direction
Los Gatos MazeCircuitous neighborhood route from Camden Ave to downtown Los Gatos
Mary Ave Bike BridgeDon Burnett Bridge over Hwy 280 in Cupertino. Don was an ACTC member and was mayor of Cupertino.7/2021
Mission San JoseRide to or through Mission San Jose
MontereyRide to or through Monterey
Morgan HillRide to or through Morgan Hill02/2011
NilesRide to or through Niles, in Fremont02/2011
Niles Canyon RdRide from Niles to Sunol, either way1/1/20224
Palo Alto Bike BlvdEllen Fletcher Bike Boulevard7/2021
Palo Alto Bird SanctuaryRide to end of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto
Par 3A ride that goes by 3 different golf courses on a single ride2012-11-22
Portola LoopA loop ride including Junipero Serra; Alpine; Portola; & Sandhill; or reverse
Pulgas Water TempleRide to the water temple on Canada Road in Woodside
R.L.Stevenson HouseVisit the house (or garden) in Monterey1/1/2024
Rancho San AntonioRide to or through Rancho San Antonio Park/Deer Hollow02/2011
ReservoirsRide to or past area reservoirs
San FranciscoRide to or from or through San Francisco
San Tomas Aquino CreekRide along San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail02/2011
Santa CruzRide to or through Santa Cruz
Saratoga MazeCricuitous neighborhood route through Saratoga from Prospect to Pierce Rd. either direction
Sawyer Camp TrailDone in either direction
Shoreline ParkRide to or through Shoreline Park
StanfordRide to or through the University
Steinbeck and RicketsVisit either Steinbeck's house in Salinas or the Rickets lab in Cannery Row (Monterey)1/1/2024
Stevens Creek TrailRide along Stevens Creek Trail02/2011
Sunnyvale BaylandsRide to or through Sunnyvale Baylands
SunolRide to or through Sunol02/2011
Vasona ParkRide to or through Vasona Park
VelodromeRide to the velodrome in Hellyer County Park
WoodsideRide to or through downtown Woodside
Special Rides Grizzly Bears (Total 51)
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ACTC AcademyAny ride lead by or for the ACTC Academy04/2009
Almaden ExplorerTuesday morning social ride started by Betty Olsen
Apple Cider RideAnnual event held at the Johnson Tree Farm
Apple Pie RideRide from Corralitos to Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville
Bicycle Advocacy RideRides lead to advocate changes or endorse cycling to benefit the community04/2009
Bike to Work WeekRides to work occuring in any month as posted in the ACTC ride schedule04/2009
Bike Trail Clean-up RideRide to work on bike trail cleanup
Birthday RideRide on the birthday of an ACTC member who is on the ride
Blue AngelsRide in SF during Fleet Week1/1/2023
BolinasRide through Bolinas, CA1/1/2016
Breakfast RideAn easy, leisurely ride to breakfast and back(Ralph Coole's is the oldest standing club ride)
CampingRide with camping as an overnight stay
Cheese TastingVisit a cheesemaker1/1/2016
Choo-Choo RideRide that incldes a train ride02/2011
Christmas Lights RideNight ride to look at decorations, requires head and tail lights - bicycle decorations optional
Club Jersey RideRide which invites clubmembers to wear a club jersey.
Club MeetingA ride to the monthly club meeting2/2019
Coffee RoastingYou need an explanation?
Cyclist Memorial RideRides lead in memory of fallen cyclists or for other social causes for memorials04/2009
Dinner RideA late afternoon ride to dinner; requires bicycle lights after dark
EroicaTake part in an Eroica ride (Classic gear not required)1/1/2024
Family Fun RideA ride for families usually involving an elongated stop at a park or other family attraction
Four Corners RideRalph Coole's Sunday afternoon ride
Great Western RallyRide to, from, or at the GWBR
Ice Cream SocialRide on annual ACTC event which provides ice cream at the conclusion
Lunch RideRide which includes a stop for lunch
Museum/Historic PlacesRide to a museum or a historical site
New Members RideAn easy ride listed to attract new members
Night RideWith CVC approved lighting, of course02/2011
NovitiateRide to Novitiate in Los Gatos1/1/2017
Olema CampoutRides to or from the Olema Campout1/1/2016
OvernighterRide with an overnight stay via camping or other lodging
Oyster ShuckingA ride to enjoy crustaceans1/1/2016
Paceline RideRide with an organized paceline1/1/2016
Point Reyes LighthouseRide near the Point Reyes Lighthouse1/1/2016
PotluckRide that involves a potluck meal
Progressive DinnerRide on annual ACTC dinner event put on by the club for members
Ride Leaders RideRide the special ACTC event to honor members who have led rides
Ride to a ParadeRide which goes to participate in or view a parade
Ride to BeachAny ride where the destination is a public beach04/2009
Ride to Bike RacesRide which goes to bicycle races e.g. Cats Hill; ATOC; Breaking Away
Russian River RallyRide to or from or at the RRR
Special OccasionRide Coordinator to define
Super Burrito RideRide originally to Morgan Hill for burritos but can be to any city for burritos
Super Pho RideA ride for soup1/1/2017
Tierra Bella Workers RideRide done the week before the Tierra Bella by vols. to check out the route
Time TrialAny ride lead as a Time Trial04/2009
Training RideAny ride lead to improve performance04/2009
Utility RideRides for utilitarian use that are posted in the ACTC ride schedule - usually Bike to Work rides04/2009
Viva CalleA ride associated with Viva Calle1/1/2018
Wine ToursRide to a winery for tasting

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