This is the sixth training ride in a multi-ride series leading up to the 2015 California Climate Ride (May 17th-21st). Everyone is welcome to join us for this ride, whether you are planning on participating in the Climate Ride or not. However, all participants will need to bring their own working bike and helmet, as well as any water (two bottles recommended) and snacks you may need on the ride, sunscreen, money for BART, and good spirits! If you don’t have a useable bike and helmet please feel free to rent them from Bay Area Bikes near the Bike East Bay offices in Oakland’s Jack London Square. ***Ride will be canceled in the event of rain***
This hilly ride will start right outside the Rockridge BART Station, then ascend gradually over 1,200 feet into the Oakland hills on Broadway and Tunnel Road (same route as our ride #3). At mile 6 we will regroup to catch our breath at Sibley Park before heading through the redwoods down beautiful Pinehurst Road to Moraga. Then we will continue along Moraga Way and Glorietta Blvd to Lafayette where we will stop for lunch before taking on the short but tough Deer Hill Road. After that it’s up and down Reliez Valley Road, up and down Alhambra Valley Road, and then onto Bear Creek Road to revisit the Three Bears again from ride #4. Once that’s behind us we coast back to Orinda BART and the finish.
This training ride will have significant elevation and only a few bail-out spots (Orinda BART at mile 16, or Lafayette BART at mile 20), so please make sure your bike and all your gears are in good working order ahead of time.
Route for this 44 mile ride: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/340817055
This ride is a good way to meet other people going on the Climate Ride, ask questions about what to expect on the ride, as well as get a great, panoramic view of the bay. Find more information about the Bike East Bay Climate Ride team and our full training ride schedule at BikeEastBay.org/ClimateRide.www.bikeeastbay.org/ClimateRide