Full ride is 40 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing, or without the summit climb, 31 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing. We'll warm up along the Iron Horse Trail before turning into Mt Diablo State Park and beginning our climb to the South Gate. From there it's a steady up, up, up. We'll regroup before heading back down the mountain via the North Gate and back to BART. Spring is an incredible time to be out on the mountain, seeing the east side of the hills during their brief period of green each year, and the views from the top of Mt Diablo are not to be missed (Mt Tam, Mt Hamilton, the delta, and even the Sierras on a clear day). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17041829
Bring your own working bike and helmet, any water and snacks you may need on the ride, sunscreen, money for BART and lunch (or bring your lunch with you), and good spirits!
We roll out promptly at 9:00am, so be there by 8:45 to sign in and meet everyone.
Rain cancels or postpones. Register to let us know you're coming and be sure you get any last-minute updates.
About Bike East Bay's Spring Ride Series: Challenge yourself and explore popular cycling routes this spring. You'll ride alongside Bike East Bay’s team for the California Climate Ride, and the rides are open to all. Whether you’re challenging yourself to ride more, reacquainting yourself with old favorite routes, or making sure you’re fit for your upcoming organized rides, we hope you’ll join us this spring!
Pleasant Hill BART Station
Walnut Creek, CA 94597