Saturday AM to/from Moraga or Loop Orinda/Lafayette (RSFRS: 3!/LT/27/30+&3+)­

Ride 22 or 27 miles at average speed near 11 to 13 mph allowing conversation but challenging with some hills. Possible stops for coffee/snacks at Moraga Shopping Center or Peet's in Orinda.

Meet at the parking lot east of / next to the dog park at Heather Farm.

Route takes rider on Iron Horse Trail, Newell and Olympic and Iron Horse Trail to Moraga. Return or continue on Moraga Way (fairly good bike lane) to Orinda, bike trail next to highway 24 and El Nido Ranch Rd and Mt Diablo Blvd to Lafayette, zig zag a little through residential streets of Lafayette to get to Lafayette/Moraga Trail. Follow Olympic to Newell Ave again to Iron Horse Trail and dog park.

Here is a links that shows the loop route used on June 16. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/189630836. The route in Lafayette will be different - turning right onto Bickerstaff, left onto Crescent, right onto Dewing, left onto Brook, cross Moraga Rd (with traffic lights) and left onto School St (this is a busy odd intersection).

Please wear a helmet, have pump, small set of tools, tire irons, one or two spare tubes. Remember to use hand/arm signals and call out for turns, slowing and hazards; ride single file on narrower sections .

Ride, Skill, Fitness Rating System (RSFRS) puts this at a 3/LT/27/>30/3+. Riders who may be able to feel most comfort are those doing moderate to vigorous intensity cardio/aerobic exercise for >30 minutes and =/>3 or more days per week. Route has mile long 5% grades and is about 27 miles long. http://files.meetup.com/1281785/Ride%20Skill%20Fitness%20Rating%20System%20%28RSFRS%29.htm

 

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  • Larry D

    Apologies Jim, spent the night out of town.
    I'll make the next ride.

    March 9, 2013

  • Lawrence

    Sorry I missed this one! Maybe next event!

    March 9, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    I am looking forward to joining you and the fun group today for the ride.

    See you soon.

    Jeff

    March 9, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Since we have several new to this route please be sure to read the route description and view the map. At the start introduce yourselves. We'll stay slower and stay together to Olympic & the Lafayette/Moraga trail head (about 5 miles). From there faster riders can likely ride with Carolyn to a coffee break in Orinda (Peet's or Starbucks). I'll stay at the rear throughout the ride. My cell is[masked]

    March 9, 2013

  • Carolyn M.

    I'll meet y'all at trailhead Olympic and pleasant hill

    March 8, 2013

  • alfred n.

    meet you at Olympic trailhead.
    Al

    March 7, 2013

  • Rose C

    Paula and I are coming. She will meet u at Heather Farms and I will meetup at Tice Valley Pleasant Hill Trail Head at 9:20.

    February 22, 2013

    • Jim G.

      Hi Rose, not sure which trail head you might mean. How about Lafayette/Moraga trail head at Olympic Blvd? We usually get there about 9:35.

      March 7, 2013

  • alfred n.

    Jim,
    We get back to Walnut Creek Friday night. If I adjust to the time change I'll join the crew
    Al

    March 3, 2013

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