Start: Lake Merritt BART Finish: Castro Valley BART
Meet: 9:30 AM Depart: 9:45 AM sharp
Description: This is a mixed terrain ride that will take us from Downtown Oakland, up to Skyline in the Oakland Hills via a shady paved road. This is where most of the climb comes in, the beginning of the ride. We will then ride a few rollers and enter Anthony Chabot Regional Park and ride fairly easy dirt trails along the western side of the lake. We will exit through the south end of the lake and ride down a short segment of Redwood Road to catch Castro Valley BART.
This is a solid intermediate ride due to the hills and slightly technical terrain. We will wait 10 min. at the top of hills, and at forks along the dirt trails for catchup.
You can use any type of bike you're comfortable with, but a light mountain, hybrid or cyclocross is ideal.
Bring: Helmet, tire repair supplies, a LUNCH, snacks and lots of fluids. Please be self-sufficient with food. There is one water/restroom break at the equestrian center midway through the ride.
Organizer Fee: 2.00
Rough Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/463136970