THIS MONTH’S HIGHLIGHTS IN BULLET FORM:
The parade ride is free and open to the entire scootering community, from the adventurous scootering newbie to advanced riders and every avid scooterist in between. The parade route consists of in-city riding, complete with the usual Sunday traffic congestion, through the Presidio, across Pacific Heights and Polk Gulch to North Beach. We’ll point our scooters toward the bridge, riding past Fisherman’s Wharf and the Marina to the Golden Gate Bridge. Many riders have never braved the GG Bridge on a scooter, yet all will be pleasantly surprised how low-stress and truly majestic the crossing really is. I have shepharded DOZENS of group riders across the bridge since 2012 and nearly every rider but one (looking at you, Ting!) has reported that they’d do it again without hesitation.
Following our Presidio > Pac Hts > North Beach loop, we’ll roll thru the Marina en route to the Golden Gate Bridge. Crossing the bridge as a formidable group of scooters will be slow-going and safe for any adventurous rider. From the 150cc Vespa to the 500cc maxi-scooter, this windy 1-1/2 mile span can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but I can confidently assure everyone an overwhelmingly positive experience for riders and passengers alike.
The group will climb Hwy 101 thru the Robin Williams Tunnel past Sausalito and exit toward Mill Valley. We’ll roll along Miller Ave, bearing a left onto Montford Ave to Molino and onto Edgewood, traveling toward Muir Woods’ Panoramic Highway.
The parade will roll past Muir Woods National Monument and thru Mt. Tamalpais State Park until Panoramic Highway meets Pacific Coast Highway 1. We’ll hang a left toward San Francisco passing Muir Beach on our return to the City by the Bay. We’ll remain on local streets, riding under 101 and into Sausalito.
Mounting southbound 101 and crossing the bridge into San Francisco, the group will complete the 50-mile route as we park along Clement Street in the Richmond District. There are a number of restaurants, a few pubs and bars if you’d like to down a pint after the ride, and scooterists are free to disband or grab a bite to eat in smaller break-out groups at this point.
Revolution Moto’s Limitless Transport Sprinter Van shall be shuttling scooters to San Francisco from the Santa Rosa clubhouse on the evenings of Friday June 25th and Saturday June 26th for those who want to join in on the fun, yet don’t want to ride into the city for the parade. Scooters shall be available for SF pick-up as early as 9:0am Sunday morning at the starting line, the Crissy Field Center. After the parade ride, scooterists may leave their scooters in the same Crissy Field parking lot where they picked them up. Transported scooters will then be shuttled back to Santa Rosa’s RevMoto that evening.
Shuttle reservations are available directly thru me at Pete@RevolutionMoto.com or by texting 707.293.3101. Transport will cost $25 ROUND TRIP to / from Revolution Moto, or $75 per address for home delivery. ONLY FIFTEEN SCOOTERS SHALL BE TRANSPORTED FROM SANTA ROSA > SAN FRANCISCO, SO RESERVE YOURS TODAY!!
Hello fellow scooterists and welcome to the summer riding season!
THIS MONTH’S HIGHLIGHTS IN BULLET FORM:
Revolution Moto is a very proud sponsor of local scootering club, the PostMods Scooter Squad, and would like to remind everyone of next weekend’s First Sunday of the Month Group Ride. These rides are free and open to the scootering community, from the complete scootering newbie to advanced riders and every avid scooterist in between. Next weekend’s fun shall kick off at the PostMods clubhouse at 518 College Ave in Santa Rosa, with riders arriving between 10:30-10:45. The first 25 riders to RSVP to this email shall PROMPTLY launch no later than 11am (hopefully sooner) en route to Calistoga.
Once we arrive in Calistoga, we’ll have a few minutes to disperse and grab a coffee / pastry / restroom break before meeting up with the Napa Valley Scooter Club’s group riders, forming a super group at 11:45am at Fast n Easy Gas Station at the corner of Lincoln and Hwy 128. The group will then point our scooters southward down Hwy 128 along a route selected by the Napa Valley Scooter Club for its twisties, backroad vistas and breathtaking views.
By 1:15pm we’ll be stopping for lunch at La Luna Market and Taqueria in Rutherford. We’ll enjoy a quick respite from our saddles until 2:15pm, at which time we’ll mount up for the final leg of this 80-mile long day trek.
Riding down HWY 29 past Oakville, we’ll hang a right for some slow-paced final twists and turns along Trinity Road’s newly re-paved champagne asphalt toward Glen Ellen. Riding past Glen Ellen, we’ll wind our way to Bennett Valley Road which shall take us back to Santa Rosa by 4pm.
SAVE THE DATE! Sunday June 27th is this year’s annual National Vespa Parade Day, hosted by the Vespa Club of America. The PostMods will be hosting a citywide group ride all across San Francisco, and ALL SCOOTERISTS, from Vintage riders to Modernists, are welcome to join in on the fun. The ride begins and ends at Crissy Field, with riders meeting up at 10am and returning no later than 4pm that afternoon
Revolution Moto’s Limitless Transport Sprinter Van shall be shuttling scooters to San Francisco from the Santa Rosa clubhouse on the evenings of Friday June 25th and Saturday June 26th for those who want to join in on the fun, yet don’t want to ride into the city for the parade. Scooters shall be available for SF pick-up as early as 9:00am Sunday morning, just blocks away from Crissy Field at 1495 Francisco Street in the Marina. After the parade ride, scooterists may leave their scooters at the safe & secure garage at 1495 Francisco. Their scooters will then be shuttled back to Santa Rosa’s RevMoto that evening.
Shuttle reservations are available directly thru me at Pete@RevolutionMoto.com and will cost $40 ROUND TRIP to / from Revolution Moto, or $75 per address for home delivery.
Hello fellow scooterists,
We’re stoked that the PostMods-hosted monthly group rides have weathered the pandemic storm of 2020, prouder still that we’ve only missed a few rides in the last 12+ months and those rides we’ve pulled off have been successful, safe and socially distanced. As Sonoma, Marin, Napa and even San Francisco counties slowly begin to open back up, it’s time for the club to bring back some perennial favorites and group activities this summer and fall.
Many riders have been clamoring for a longer, faster paced group ride and this Sunday, we’re finally hosting an “Experts Only” event. The twisted, mountainous, switchback-heavy Fairfax-Bolinas Road trail beckons!! The route from the PostMods clubhouse (Revolution Moto in Santa Rosa) shall cover more than 100 miles of backroads riding and is intended for advanced, experienced riders comfortable with fast-paced curves and possibly some annoying automobile traffic. While no freeway riding is required, we do have a lot of ground to cover and this will NOT be our usual comfortable stroll through our scenic wine country.
With kickstands up at 10am sharp, the group shall be rolling thru Sebastopol on our way to the coast and Hwy 1. We’ll sprint thru Valley Ford, Tomales and Marshall en route to a quick pitstop in Pt. Reyes Station at 11:30am. After a restroom / snack break we’ll continue south toward Bolinas until we reach the western entrance of Fairfax-Bolinas Road. After 15 of the most challenging miles your bike will ever love, we’ll turn our scooters northwestward along Sir Francis Drake Blvd toward Nicasio Valley Road. We’ll stop at 1:30pm for a club-furnished charcuterie-style picnic lunch ‘pondside’ at the Marin French Cheese Company as we ride toward Petaluma. Safely distanced and thoughtfully packaged meat and cheese, graciously provided by fellow scooterist Jerome Rivoire and Fabrique Delices, will be available for everyone to enjoy.
At 2:30pm the group mounts up for the final leg of the ride, returning along Petaluma Hill Road no later than 3:30pm. It’s going to be a long day of scootering at highway speeds for nearly 115 total miles, so this IS NOT A RIDE FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. Iron-butts are welcome– those longing to cover a lot of distance and see some amazing sights along the coast and beyond will not be disappointed.
Sunday June 27th is this year’s annual National Vespa Parade Day, hosted by the Vespa Club of America. The PostMods will be hosting a citywide group ride all across San Francisco. Highlights will included the world famous Lombard Street, Fishermans’ Wharf, Land’s End, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field and more. All scooterists are welcome to join, scooter transport to and from the City by the Bay can be arranged beforehand.
Hope you’re all enjoying the warm sunshine of this early Spring! If you’d like to get out for some fresh air and some safely, socially distanced scootering with friends, join the PostMods this Sunday as we wind along the backroads thru Occidental and Camp Meeker, on our way to a rest stop in Guerneville for a picnic lunch. We’ll roll outta the clubhouse lot at 11:30 am, planning for a Guerneville stop no later than 1pm. After an hour to rest and relax, we’ll hit the road (116, to be exact!) and roll back into Santa Rosa no later than 3pm.
The fun kicks off as early as 11am in the Revolution Moto parking lot for tire pressure checks, photo ops, and a chance to buy raffle tickets for this month’s mini-fund raiser — (a newly arrived goodie to RevMoto!) with all proceeds benefitting the club. We’ll have safety protocols in place, masks / face coverings shall be required, and the hand sanitizer shall be flowing freely. Scooterists should arrive fully fueled up and caffeinated no later than 11:15am for a pre-ride safety meeting. With kickstands up at 11:30am, we’ll head west outta Santa Rosa along 3rd St.
Hitting Occidental, we’ll roll northward along Bohemian Hwy en route to Hwy 116, where we’ll hang a right and meander our way into Guerneville. We’ll find a place to post up as a group, breaking for an hour off the saddle for a picnic style lunch al fresco. Be sure to pack a snack if you’d like and stow away a blanket or a chair that morning for distanced group noshing. There’ll be plenty of spots in Guerneville to grab food, from Big Bottom Market to Smart Pizza.
As the crew mounts up around 2pm bound for home, we’ll head inland along Hwy 116 and take Guerneville Road into Santa Rosa. This ride has been tailored for all riders of any skill level, and every scooterist from the beginner to the seasoned rider is welcome to join in on the fun. share this email with a friend to get the word out about our monthly group rides around Sonoma County!
April 3rd-4th Vespa/Piaggio Season Opener: Get ready for a fun-packed weekend as the PostMods Scooter Squad will be partnering with Revolution Moto to officially kick off the Spring Riding Season! Saturday, April 3rd Revolution Moto will be offering free test rides of all new 2021 models, seminars from both the Sales and Service Departments, a grill out, and raffles throughout the day.
Saturday Afternoon Local Ride: The PostMods club will host a Saturday afternoon ride for scooterists of all skill levels, from newbies to seasoned pros.
Saturday’s Midnight Run: Those battery-powered string lights aren’t just for the PostMods annual Festival of Lights anymore! This year, we’re gonna cruise along wine country’s backroads for a late-night meet-up — an 8-11pm night ride thru Healdsburg and Calistoga then back to Santa Rosa in the dark!
Easter Sunday Bunny Hop Group Scoot: After you’ve gorged yourselves on Sunday ham and chocolate bunnies, join the PostMods for their annual Bunny Hop Group Scoot, destination unknown!
February has finally arrived and with it comes the First Sunday of the Month Group Ride– it’s next weekend and if the weatherman is right, we’ll be enjoying some clear and sunny (68 degrees!) riding weather. The first 25 scooterists to RSVP for the ride should arrive fueled up, well rested and alert, and should bring a bottle of water and a snack bar for any pit stops. We ask that everyone come equipped with a mask and observe proper socially distancing protocols when off their scooters.
Riders should meet up between 10:30-10:45am at the clubhouse (Revolution Moto) parking lot, with “kickstands up” no later than 11am. The route is a combination of easy-paced two laned highway riding along Bennett Valley Rd and Highway 12, slow-rolling scenic backroad twisties along Trinity and Cavedale Roads, and everything in between. This month’s ride is designed for EVERYONE– from the newly initiated newbs to the advanced beginners, from intermediates to seasoned riders. Estimated ride stats clock this ride around 75 miles roundtrip and a total 2-1/2 hours in the saddle.
Once again, all are encouraged to RSVP for this month’s group ride. Those interested in checking their scooter’s tire pressure before the morning launch may do so from 10:30-10:45am.
This month, the PostMods will be rolling thru downtown Sonoma, en route to Lou’s Luncheonette where we’ll find lots of outdoor seating and plenty of space for everyone to feel safely distanced. Scoot along with the Squad for the deviled eggs with bacon– stay for the fried chicken and BBQ brisket by the pound!
Don’t forget to bring a bit of cash for February’s monthly raffle drawing — winter in Northern California means rain, wind and (hopefully!) more rain. This month’s $5 raffle shall be a Nelson Rigg brand scooter cover to help keep your trusty scoot’s finish looking bristol for years to come.
WIN OUR $5 RAFFLETHE POSTMODS ARE GIVING AWAY A BRAND NEW NELSON RIGG SCOOTER COVER-
A $52.99 VALUE!!
April 3rd – 4th The PostMods Scooter Squad is partnering with Revolution Moto to help officially kick off the 2021 riding season! The club will host a Saturday afternoon ride to the coast, an after-dark “Midnight Lights” ride Saturday night, and Sunday April 4th marks the First Sunday of the Month Group Ride. Stay tuned to our Newsletter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and at the soon-to-be-relaunched PostMods website, www.PostModsSC.com for more information!