Past Meetup

Oakland to Norris Canyon (San Ramon) with Castro Valley BART return

This Meetup is past

6 people went

Details

This is one of my favorite, scenic, moderately difficult, "Bike to BART" loops.

Meet: 9:15 AM Ready to roll: 9:30 AM

Miles: ~40 (~64 if you want to ride up Redwood Rd. back to start)

Ascent: ~2700 feet

12-16 MPH on flats. We will congregate for 10 minutes at the top of hills and intersections, but please be able to keep up the advertised pace. Bailout West Dublin/Pleasanton BART.

The ride starts off on Park Blvd. and Leimert with a climb to Redwood Rd. with some fine bay views. Next is a long forested descent and rollers to Castro Valley, and up and over the gradual Dublin grade into San Ramon. After a lunch break, we finish with a short but steep ascent to the top of Norris Canyon and are rewarded with a long, gradual descent to the Castro Valley BART. There is rural land and scenery sandwiched between San Ramon and Castro Valley, an interesting juxtaposition.

Bring:

Spare tube, water, lytes, snacks, money, ID, and HELMET.

There are rest stops along the way as needed and we have one planned lunch stop.

Activity Fee: 2.00 for non-organizers

12th Street BART to Ultimate Grounds, 3 miles

http://goo.gl/maps/eNxhi

AC transit Bus #18 stops at the cafe:

http://www.actransit.org/maps/schedule_results.php?quick_line=18&Go=Go&version_id=21&maps_line=18¤t_schedule=10849

General route from my home (I ride an extra 3 miles or so to the start):