Fast and Flat but Not a Race! Oakland-Alameda Loop

Here's a fast ride to burn up some pre-Thanksgiving calories!

Details: 34 flat miles  16-18 MPH average pace

Meet: 9:15 AM Roll at 9:30 AM

We'll meet at MacArthur BART and ride on the new Bay Bridge Trail at a leisurely pace for a warm up.  Then we'll ride at an average of about 16-18 MPH pace on a loop through Alameda.

There is one hilly blip after MacArthur BART

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/us/emeryville-ca/alameda-fast-and-flat-route-311396985  (rough sketch, I'm going to modify it a little.)

There will be NO sweeper for this ride, so if it's too fast but you want to go part way please still join us!

Bring:  Snacks, two bottles of water and lytes, helmet, tube

Breaks: Snack, water, bathroom stop at turnaround point.  Use BART restroom (if open) or we can stop at a gas station before the ride. 

Rain or drizzle cancels.


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  • Amy

    Thanks for a great ride Franny. And thanks to everyone who made sure I didn't get left behind! : )

    November 25, 2013

  • Frank V.

    Great ride Franny! And, a great group of riders from all over the Bay Area and beyond.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Franny

    You all get T-Shirts, "I Survived Oakland!" Haha. It was lovely that we all stayed together, amazing actually. What a fun group of people-I had a great time with the diverse scenery: 3 bridges, lumber, cranes, murals, mansions, Alameda shoreline, and the airport!

    Thanks to Don for leading part of the group back to Mac BART early and for Shanna for suggesting the final loop around Lake Merritt. According to Paddy, that put our mileage at 40.82. See you on a future ride!

    November 24, 2013

  • Paul Y.

    Great ride, thanks for organizing Franny!

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Kathy

    Franny - Thank you SO much for organizing such a great ride. The route was perfect, and everyone on it was so friendly and cool. I look forward to seeing you all on the road again! Kathy

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Lenore M.

    Franny--waited at rock ridge oops. Will be there a couple mms late. If you can poss wait Wed be grateful. Hope to see you

    November 24, 2013

  • Amy

    I'm also having trouble with the map and when I send it to my phone it doesn't show up in my routes-weird! I'm happy to stick together with folks in the back so if we get lost, at least we won't be alone : )

    November 23, 2013

    • Franny

      And, Amy (if you get this, it's late) I am giving out papers with the rest and lunch stops so you can take shortcuts if needed using your gps

      November 23, 2013

  • Kathy

    There doesn't seem to be a way to print this from Map my Ride without having to pay for an MPV membership, which I'm not inclined to do at this time. I'd really like to print out a text route sheet, because in all likelihood, I'll be trailing behind. Any pointers?

    November 23, 2013

    • Franny

      Hmmm, Kathy. No one has ever had a problem with that. My map is public and even I don't pay a membership fee. There is no text for this route. However, I have printed out the 3 Rest Stops, so bring a GPS so you can key those in. If you are nervous that you might get lost, this ride isn't for you and you will be unhappy.

      November 23, 2013

  • Paul Y.

    Looking forward to rolling out with you for the first time Franny!

    1 · November 23, 2013

    • Franny

      Right on! See you there.

      November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also looking forward to my 1st ride with you guys.

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • Franny

      Welcome David

      November 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry cant make it afterall. next time

      November 22, 2013

  • Franny

    Finally, although we're meeting at MacArthur BART, we will be passing a lot of other BART stations on the way back: Lake Merritt, 12th St, 19th St. and then MacArthur, so you can peel off anywhere if you need a BART station.

    See you Sunday

    November 22, 2013

  • Franny

    Helllo Cyclists! This seems like it's going to be a big group for a very fun ride. I want to point out a few things. With a group this large, there is no way we will be able to stay together the whole time, so expect to break up into subgroups. Please PRINT OUT THE MAP or take your GPS with you. I will be tweaking the map now to make it more accurate, but there may be slight deviations.

    We will be riding through not so scenic but nevertheless interesting industrial areas such as the Port of Oakland and so DON'T EXPECT exquisite Bay Views at every turn!

    The distance is closer to 40 miles.

    There is no sweeper, but the lunch stop will be at the corner of Park and Central in Alameda so anyone off course can meet us there. I do not know exactly when, maybe around 12:30.

    November 22, 2013

  • parijat

    Going to be my first ride with you guys, hopefully it isn't raining like it has been the past couple of days !

    1 · November 21, 2013

    • Franny

      Hi Parijat--weather looks great for the weekend!

      November 21, 2013

  • Kathy

    I've committed to the Tour deCure in May, so I better get to training!

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Lydia S.

    This looks like perfect ride for me, but I'll be out of town for the holiday. Hope this ride is planned again. Next time!

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Amy

    Looking forward to this-it's my first!

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Franny

      Welcome, Amy-look forward to meeting you!

      November 6, 2013

  • Franny

    Hi Cyclists, as another member pointed out, this is the same day as the inaugural Berkeley Half Marathon which will run along our intended route. Therefore, I have changed our route, which I think is even better for this type of ride. I will look at the marathon route to make further adjustments. The mileage will roughly be about the same. Same place. Same time. See you then!

    October 18, 2013

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