Distance: 54.6 mi.
Elevation gain: 2,948 ft.
Pace: B (moderate, occasional stops)
Terrain: 4 (Hills, some steep climbs, with some relief
Meet up at 9:00 AM for a 9:15 AM ride out
GPS file, map, and cue sheet here
This ride is a club favorite (and a personal favorite, too). The route starts at Concord BART and takes us on the roads behind Mt. Diablo, up to Morgan Territory Preserve. It's one of those gorgeous places you probably don't know existed unless you live in the East Bay or cycle there. When you finish the climb up Morgan Territory Road, the view is just amazing. We'll head back through Danville for a meal stop and then back north on Danville Blvd and the Iron Horse Trail.
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 11th ride in a 2023 winter/spring series to help people gear up for late spring and summer riding, including the Chico 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 top of Morgan Territory Road. Lunch will be at Sultan's Kebab
in Danville before the ride back to Concord BART.
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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