Distance: 23.4 mi.
Elevation gain: 1,961 ft.
Pace: B (moderate, occasional stops
Terrain: 3 (moderate hills with some challenges)
Meet up at 10:15 AM for a 10:30 AM ride out
GPS file, map, and cue sheet here
We'll meet at Orinda BART in front of the station, and then we'll head west towards San Pablo Reservoir as we do the Three Bears clockwise, Mama Bear, then Papa Bear and last but not least Baby Bear.
We'll check the weather in the morning and if there's a 30% chance of rain, will cancel and let those who are registered know. (So please preregister.)
This is the 2nd ride in a 2022 winter/spring series to help people gear up for late spring and summer riding, including the San Luis Obispo WIldflower ride, AIDS/LifeCycle or your first metric or century of the year, or ever! We'll have longer and more difficult rides as the series progresses. We'll ride routes all over the Bay Area. Most routes will be without a whole lot of stop signs and lights. We'll try not to ride in the rain, and there won't be a safety speech.
Don't have a car but want to come? Post a message to the Spokers forum on dssf.org and see if another member can help you out.
Meals: Bring a snack for the ride, after the ride we can venture into Orinda for a bite and coffee at Starbucks or Peets.
Is this a "no rider left behind" ride? No, but we will have a few regroups. We will keep an eye out for each other but if you are a new rider please either know the route or bring a map in case you get dropped from the group.
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