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Saturday Group Ride

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Todd Field
Group Ride
Registration is not Required
Ride lead: Todd Field
Route details: Dublin Pleasanton BART to MT Diablo Summit via South gate/Athenian School.

Start time: Roll out BART at 8:15am - Optional Start location at Athenian School at 9:00am  (But you better warm up!!!)

Full ride is 42 miles, 4300 ft of climbing
Athenian start/end: 22miles, 3350 elevation gain  (PLUS WARMUP!)

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The ride begins at the BART parking Lot and has a flat 10 mile warm up, followed by some rolling hills before hitting the south gate and your 11 mile climb.  Average grade is 5.2%.  Then return home the same we went out!

We will ride out to the athenian school as a group and do some warm up spins and sprints to get the legs warm for our climb.

Once at the school,  we will break into three groups:

Group A - Full climb, no planned stops - all riders at their own speed - Reconvene at the summit.

Group B - Full Climb - Planned regroup at the Ranger station at approximately mile 7 of the climb (the turn from 5% grade to 7%.). Regroup and then press on to the summit.

Group C - To Ranger Station - Regroup at S Gate Entrance Station (4miles from school, 1,000ft elevation).  Ride ends at Junction Ranger Station (another 3 miles + 600 ft elevation gain)

All groups then to descend together (more or less) - SAfety first.

All groups ideally regroup at Athenian school and ride to bart together.

For those interested in some well deserved celebration afterwards, I'd propose a short drive to  Fieldworks in San Ramon 

6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd 
te 1206
San Ramon, CA 94583