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Pinole to Martinez via the Carquinez Scenic Drive

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Let's ride the section of the Carquinez Scenic Drive that is closed to car traffic one more time before it is closed to cyclists for a year starting this June.

The following article is from: http://511contracosta.org/carquinez-scenic-drive-closes-repairs (http://511contracosta.org/carquinez-scenic-drive-closes-repairs/)/

Carquinez Scenic Drive Closes for Repairs (http://511contracosta.org/carquinez-scenic-drive-closes-repairs/)

The section of Carquinez Scenic Drive between Martinez and the old Brickyard in Port Costa was closed by the County in 1983. In December 2012, the East Bay Regional Park District acquired the right-of-way from Contra Costa County and in June 2012, the Park District will begin a $5 million project to repair the landslides, reconstruct the drainage structures and repurpose the corridor as a paved, Class 1 segment of the Bay Trail. The project will take two construction seasons to complete, with completion projected to be in August of 2014. During the construction and due to the activities involving heavy equipment, the East Bay Regional Parks District will be enforcing a “hard closure” of the corridor and will be actively citing violators. The East Bay Regional Park District is asking for the cooperation from the public during the closure.

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Some of the art work on the Carquinez Scenic Drive and there's more to see!

We will have stops at places for all to catch up and a break in Port Costa a quaint almost one street town and another break in Martinez. Lunch will be in one of these towns.

Port Costa

The most suitable bike for this ride is a road bike but any bike will work. Please bring water, helmet (required), a spare tube, snacks, cash for lunch or bring your own lunch.

This will be a no drop ride.

The ride is 32 miles with 1600 feet of elevation gain. See the following link for the route:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/213785437