This one way ride has some spectacular views of the Sacramento river and delta. It is almost all flat with the exception of climbing over the Antioch Bridge. The ride will go through Pittsburg, Antioch, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Locke, Ryde, Freeport, and Sacramento. These areas are hot now so we'll wait for the weather to cool down a bit and do the ride in mid October.
This ride will be moderate/touring pace and will be a no drop ride. We will wait at turns or towns along the way.
Please bring a road bike, helmet (required), lights, spare tube, water, snacks, money for BART, AMTRAK, ID for Amtrak, and lunch (or bring your own lunch).
Google maps calls it 65 miles, so I built in a few more just in case. Once we get to Sacramento, we'll take Amtrak back to the Bay Area ($29 to Berkeley).
- Our meeting point will be the North Berkeley BART station at 7:45 AM. The departure time is 8:06 AM.
- Alternately you could take BART to Pittsburg/Baypoint and meet us there at 9:00 AM but be aware that Amtrak does not go to this area on our return.
- Amtrak 4:40-6:12 and 5:40-7:12 (Sacramento to Berkeley) Other departure times are 3:35 PM and 7:10 PM.
The map of the route: