Details: A wonderful rural-feel bike ride that goes around the East side of Mt. Diablo.
42 miles 2,500+ ft. elevation gain
Pace: 12-14 MPH on the flats, intermediate ride.
You can also complete the loop by bike which would probably make it almost 60 miles. The recommended route for that is to split from our group at the intersection of Camino Tassajara and Highland Road outside Dublin, then follow Camino Tassajara to Danville Blvd. and get on the Iron Horse Trail for the last several miles (easy finish.) Event leader does not plan to complete the entire loop, so you're on your own if you wish to do that.
Activity Fee: $2 (covers website and event planning fees)
Weather Prediction: high of 74 degrees and sunny. Bring sun block. Wind SW at 7 MPH. It may be breezy coming down off the backside.
Bring: 1 bottle electrolytes, 1 bottle water, snacks, tube, helmet. There will be one planned restroom break and a brief lunch / snack stop, both on top of Morgan Territory Road. Please use bathroom @ Pleasant Hill BART prior to departure.
Important Note: Morgan Territory Road is very hilly and filled with potholes (see picture below.) This should not be your first longer distance hill ride.
On the backside, the road goes over some steep hills and some of us like to ride fast. Make sure you are comfortable riding downhill and your brakes are working good!!!!