The main departure point for weekend rides in SF is the Golden Gate Bridge cafe and gift shop on the San Francisco side of the bridge. There's no single dominant ride, unfortunately. A few Sunday options include Scottie's Ride which I think leaves @ 9 am (it's 8:30 am on Saturday) and the more relaxed Mission ride which leaves some time after 10:30 am (it starts with a smaller group @ 18th/Guerrero @ 10 am). Scottie's ride can be quick, but isn't as fast or as impersonal as the Roaster's Ride which leaves 8:30 am on Saturday. The Rapha ride
is also quite popular (on Saturdays), but I have no personal experience with it. Saturday doesn't do you much good, however.Mission cycling rides are listed here
. This includes the Bespoke ride which is earlier on Sunday.
These things are rather organic.... I'm sure if I went to the gift shop and hung out I'd see multiple rides I didn't know existed.
On Thanksgiving, I help organize the Low-Key Hillclimbs, which has it's finale on Thanksgiving
up Mt Hamilton. That's an epic climb, 30 km of mostly up, but it's in San Jose. But there will also be a Diablo ride, I'm sure.
One early morning weekday option is SF2G
, a commuting group, which has an excellent ride this Tue
through Half Moon Bay and up Tunitas Creek Road. You can catch the Caltrain back to SF and still get back by late morning while the rest of us go sit on our cubicles.