Press Play Outdoor Ride!

South Gate of Mt. Diablo

Looks like we will get a break from the rain and cold this Saturday, February 6th as projected temps will be in the mid 60’s.

We will be taking our group ride outdoors for an LSD consisting of about 40 miles (Inspiration Point to Danville Peets- may be more if you bike to Inspiration Point or Orinda Bart) with about 2,000 feet of climbing in ZONE 2.    Two start options to help with those living in various places in the east bay or those who may want to bart and cut the distance to a flat 32 miles.

Start Option A:    Meet at Inspiration Point at 9:55AM via bike or car.  ROLL at 10:00AM.  About 40 miles with a climb back up Wildcat to Inspiration Point.

Start Option B:    Meet at Orinda Bart at 10:25AM via bike, car, or Bart. (Orinda Bart to Danville Peets and back is relatively flat and about 32 miles.)  ROLL 10:30AM so you can join the group coming from Inspiration Point.

Where we are going:

We will ride together to Danville Peets where we will see all the other spandex-wearing folks in the east bay, refueling with grub and coffee then ride back towards Orinda Bart.  Here you have the option of BARTing home or driving home if you drove to Bart, or you can continue up Wildcat Canyon back to Inspiration Point.  There is also the option of heading home by bike to Oakland via Moraga Way, Canyon, Pinehurst, Skyline.

In keeping with our Pre-Season Power classes, we recommend staying in Zone 2 for most of the ride with some optional surges in Zone 3 and 4.

HELMETS REQUIRED!  No exceptions.

To take into account:

This is not a non-drop ride.  You should be able to ride minimum 13 MPH on flats though anyone can join as long as you have the route slip.  You should also feel comfortable riding in a double paceline (as we might do on Danville Blvd.)  If you are riding with aerobars, give yourself plenty of room in case of a sudden need to stop.  You should be adept at changing a tire in case you find yourself alone with a flat.  Bring phone, credit card/cash, extra tubes, pump/cartridges, nutrition, water, etc.  No sag as this is an unsupported ride.

Questions?   Email drjess@innersport.com

 

 

Notes from MapMyRide.
0miHead southeast on Nimitz Way toward Wildcat Canyon Rd 
0.01miTurn left onto Wildcat Canyon Rd 
2.48miHead northeast on Wildcat Canyon Rd toward San Pablo Dam Rd 
2.48miTurn right onto Camino Pablo 
4.75miTurn left 
4.76miHead northeast on Brookwood Rd toward Brookwood Rd 
4.84miHead northeast on Brookwood Rd toward Moraga Way 
4.84miTurn left onto Moraga Way 
4.89mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Bryant Way 
4.9miHead northeast on Bryant Way toward Vashell Way 
4.96miSlight right onto Vashell Way 
4.96miHead east on Vashell Way toward St Stephens Trail 
4.99miTurn left onto St Stephens Trail 
4.99miHead north on St Stephens Trail toward St Stephens Dr 
5.96miHead northeast on St Stephens Trail toward St Stephens Dr 
5.97miTurn left onto St Stephens Dr 
5.98miTurn right toward Hidden Valley Rd 
6.13miSlight right onto Hidden Valley Rd 
6.14miHead east on Hidden Valley Rd toward Juniper Dr 
7.09miHead southeast on Hidden Valley Rd toward Acalanes Rd 
7.1miTurn left onto Acalanes Rd 
7.37miHead northeast toward Mt Diablo Blvd 
9.39miHead east on Mt Diablo Blvd toward Moraga Rd 
9.39miTurn right onto Moraga Rd 
9.52miTurn left onto Moraga Blvd 
9.53miHead east on Moraga Blvd toward 1st St 
10.41miHead southeast on Moraga Blvd toward Hawthorne Dr 
10.41miTurn right onto Hawthorne Dr 
10.46miTurn left onto Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail 
10.46miHead southeast on Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail toward Reliez Station Rd 
10.71miHead southeast on Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail toward Reliez Station Rd 
10.86miHead east on Olympic Blvd toward Olympic Oaks Dr 

12.41miSlight left to stay on Olympic Blvd

Walk your bicycle

 

12.42miHead southeast on Newell Ave toward Magnolia Way 
12.84miTurn right onto Lilac Dr 
12.84miHead southeast on Lilac Dr toward Arbutus Dr 
13.11miTurn right onto Lancaster Rd 
13.12miHead southeast on Lancaster Rd toward Westwood Ct 
13.78miHead south on Lancaster Rd toward Castle Hill Rd 
13.78miTurn left onto Castle Hill Rd 
14.02miTurn right onto Danville Blvd 

14.03miHead southeast on Danville Blvd toward Crest Ave

Destination will be on the left

 

14.41miHead southeast on Danville Blvd toward Horsetrail Ct 
16.45miHead northwest on Danville Blvd 

18.19miHead southeast on Danville Blvd toward Stone Valley Rd W

Destination will be on the right

:37.8508028:-122.03284810000002:2806 

18.89miHead southeast on Danville Blvd toward Nadine Pl Continue onto Hartz Ave:37.8254511:-122.00385360000001:91 
19.4miHead northwest on Hartz Ave toward Railroad Ave Turn left onto Railroad Ave:37.8248508:-122.00319509999997:822 
19.95miHead northwest on Railroad Ave toward Church St Turn left onto Hartz Ave:37.8232169:-122.0014837:233 
20.65miHead northwest on Hartz Ave toward Railroad Ave Continue onto Danville Blvd:37.8254511:-122.00385360000001:1033 
22.4miHead northwest on Danville Blvd toward Gentle Creek Pl:37.8313588:-122.01287100000002:2806 
24.43miHead north on Danville Blvd toward Scripps Haven Ln 
24.82miHead northwest on Danville Blvd toward Castle Hill Rd 
24.82miTurn left onto Castle Hill Rd 
25.07miTurn right onto Lancaster Rd 
25.07miHead north on Lancaster Rd toward Fieldgate Ln 
25.72miHead northwest on Lancaster Rd toward Lilac Dr 
25.73miTurn left onto Lilac Dr 
26miHead northwest on Lilac Dr toward Newell Ave 
26.01miTurn left onto Newell Ave 
26.42miHead northwest on Newell Ave toward Olympic Blvd 
26.43miTurn left onto Olympic Blvd 
27.29miSlight left to stay on Olympic Blvd 
27.98miHead west on Olympic Blvd toward Reliez Station Rd 
27.99miContinue onto Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail 
28.13miHead northwest on Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail toward Hawthorne Dr 
28.37miHead northwest on Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail toward Hawthorne Dr 
28.37miTurn right onto Hawthorne Dr 
28.42miTurn left onto Moraga Blvd 
28.42miHead northwest on Moraga Blvd toward Victoria Ave 
29.3miHead west on Moraga Blvd 
29.31miTurn right onto Moraga Rd 
29.44miTurn left onto Mt Diablo Blvd 
29.44miHead west on Mt Diablo Blvd toward Plaza Dr 
30.25miSlight right to stay on Mt Diablo Blvd 
31.44miSlight left 
31.46miHead southwest toward Acalanes Rd 
31.47miSlight left onto Acalanes Rd 
31.74miTurn right onto Hidden Valley Rd 
31.74miHead northwest on Hidden Valley Rd toward Knox Dr 
32.7miHead west toward Hidden Valley Rd 
32.86miTurn left onto St Stephens Dr 
32.86miTurn right onto St Stephens Trail 
32.87miHead southwest on St Stephens Trail toward Vashell Way 
33.84miHead south on St Stephens Trail toward Vashell Way 
33.84miTurn right onto Vashell Way 
33.87miHead southwest on Bryant Way toward Bryant Way 
33.93miHead southwest on Bryant Way 
33.93miAt the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Moraga Way 
33.99miTurn right onto Brookwood Rd 
33.99miHead southwest on Brookwood Rd toward Orinda Theatre Square 
34.06miSlight right 
34.07miHead west on Camino Pablo toward Santa Maria Way 
36.34miTurn left onto Wildcat Canyon Rd 
36.34miHead southwest on Wildcat Canyon Rd toward El Toyonal 

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