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Woods and Rural Roads Ride: Oakland to Fremont | BART to BART | 40 miles 3300'

  • 12th Street BART

    12th and Broadway, Oakland, CA (map)

    37.802952 -122.272057

  • BART exit at 12th and Broadway. Check in with me. I have an orange bike and will e-mail cyclists my cell #
  • Description:  This beautiful ride through the woods starts by wrapping around Lake Merritt and climbing the woodsy residential neighborhood of Glenview up to Skyline.  We make a long 12 mile descent with rollers towards the end into Castro Valley for a rest stop at mile 21.  Then we climb up and descend down beautiful rural Palomares Rd. onto Niles Canyon for a short distance and end up on the Alameda Creek Trail with a finish at Fremont BART.

    Meet:  9:15 AM.  Depart: 9:30 AM.  Free parking anywhere on Sundays in Oakland.Physician interested in biotech, health-related startups and opportunities for consulting in these fields.

    Annual Membership Fee:  10.00 to help support my Meetup Dues and planning.  Thank you .

    Bring:  Helmet, tube, snacks, fluids, sunscreen. 

    Pace:  12-18 MPH on the flats.  10 min. wait at the top of hills to regroup.  Sadly, no sweeper unless we have a volunteer who knows the route.  Social Pace not a Race!  We strive to be a cohesive group.

    Disclaimer:  There is a 2 mile portion of Niles Canyon Rd. without a shoulder.  If you are uncomfortable riding in a group with some traffic please reconsider joining this ride for the safety of yourself and others!

    Rough Route with cue sheet:

    (You must join free membership to view this route.)

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  • Kendrick

    You can now download this route via .gpx to your Strava/Runtastic or other smart phone riding app.

    6 days ago

    • Andrew

      Is it possible to down load this route to Strava on my I phone? How? Have to be done on a PC? It be nice to have a route to follow incase I fall behind on the ride.

      5 days ago

    • Andrew L.

      STRAVA said the file is missing time info and wont load. anybody try to load it onto strava yet?

      5 days ago

  • Lee T.

    Odd comment in the Meet section: "hysician interested in biotech, health-related startups and opportunities for consulting in these fields." I'm suspecting this is some sort of a cut-and-paste error?

    5 days ago

  • Kendrick

    Franny, even with a sign-in to, the route is marked private and not viewable. :(

    November 20

    • Franny, M.

      Hi Kendrick. I just had to click a setting. Should be good now.

      November 21

    • Kendrick

      It's fixed. I exported it into GPX so it works across all platforms.

      6 days ago

  • Chris H

    I have a mt bike. I can keep up the pace of 12mph ave. Do others in the group use mt bikes for these rides or is everyone on a road bike?

    November 22

    • Franny, M.

      Hi Chris, this is an all road ride. Having said that, several stronger members often ride MTB or hybrids. There's always the option of bailing at Castro Valley BART. Hope you'll join to try it out!

      November 22

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