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Ride the Port of Oakland

on August 26, 2009

Every Tuesday evening, dozens of roadies suited up in spandex and cleats head down to the Port of Oakland for the “POO ride.” This ride is not for the everyday bike commuter or even avid weekend rider. It’s as close to a bike race you can get without being in an official race — there are breakaways, sprints, and people getting dropped left and right.

The ride entails several loops around the Port of Oakland, a 2.4-mile loop, and the average speed of the peloton is anywhere from 20 mph to 35 mph, depending on the wind. So, if you’re up for some competition, torture and/or fun (depending on how you look at it), you can join the ride from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

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