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Saturday Group Ride

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:45 AM until 1:00 PM
Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station
5801 Owens Dr
Pleadanton, CA  94588
Group Ride
Registration is not Required
Hi folks,

 This Saturday's ride brought to you by Easy Hills & Bloody Mary Brunch LLC. This is self-paced/no-sweep, so please you are responsible to load the route on your favorite device or paper and join.  We'll check out some valley favorites, great scenery, and finish for brunch before it gets to hot. 

 This is also a point-to-point ride, and I suggest parking at Lake Merritt or W. Oakland BART to start.  The ride will leave from the Dublin Pleasanton BART station and finish in downtown Lafayette at one of their amazing brunch places right by their BART station.  

 The ride as planned is just under 35 miles with 971 total elevation gain: 
 - Catch either the 7:58 or 8:18 BART at Lake Merritt Station for arrival in Pleasanton at 8:31 or 8:51 respectively.  Plan to roll at 9:00 AM.
 - We will get a leisurely 7 mile warm-up through Pleasanton and then do the gorgeous (not challenging) climb Collier Canyon and back down Tassajara.  We'll cross through Downtown Dublin before picking up Dublin Blvd for some flat-and-fast before heading into Downtown Lafayette.  
 - If we need a break, Downtown Danville is a lovely stop but we aren't planning on it.
 - We'll finish (hopefully) around 11:30 for brunch at Batch and Brine where I will likely reward myself with a Bloody Mary. 
 - BART back to your car or straight home, if you are carless like me.

 Lots of options to personalize this ride:
 - Want to start later and go flat? Plan an out & back from Lafayette and catch us in Downtown Danville - that will give you about 20 miles. If you are an iPhone or Garmin user, I can share my location with you so you can do the tracking.
 - Want to finish back in Pleasanton? Pick your turn-back point.
 - Need more miles or hills?  Many options  
      --> Head towards Mt. Diablo and start that ascent.
      --> Head from Lafayette and keep going on Happy Valley to Bear Creek
      --> Pick up Moraga Road, to Rheem and come back via Canyon to Oakland via Pinehurst or Redwood Rd. (my personal fave!)

 You can view the ride here with Garmin (and load directly to your Garmin) or here for Ride with GPS

 Please email me or text 510-541-6126 and let me know your plan! Hope to see a fun crowd.  I'll have to find something to replace my OTC bike jersey since the dog ate my last one...  Sigh.