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Group Ride: Greg Hamel - Lead

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Walnut Creek BART
200 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
Group Ride
Registration is not Required
Hello OTC, 

 Ride: Mt Diablo 35 miles, 3800ft elevation gain 

Starting/Ending spot: Walnut Creek BART station (lot in back, next to parking garage), 8:00am Saturday 6/16 

Difficulty:  Very Difficult (But this is an out and back and can be modified for all levels-see below!!) 

Mt. Diablo is one of the iconic climbs of the Bay Area. If you have not conquered this devil, now is your chance!   It’s a long climb, but never brutally steep until the last 100 yards.  From the top you get sweeping 360° views of the easy bay which almost makes all the work worth it.  

We will meet in the northwest parking lot of Walnut Creek BART station at 8:00am to beat the heat and traffic.  We will warm up as a group as we make our way to the north gate of Mt. Diablo.  From there, everyone can go at their own pace to the summit.   If you want to ride, but don’t think you can make the summit that is ok!  This is an out and back ride so turn around anytime you are ready.  If you are a strong climber and worried about too much waiting, worry no more as you can make the summit at your own speed, turn around and cheer on your teammates still riding up.  

Bring plenty of nutrition (I’d recommend 3-4 Gus/bars) and water.   You will be able to refill your bottles half ways up the climb at the ranger station as well as at the summit.   

Here is the route we will be doing:

The .gpx file attached for those of you that want to load the course onto a device.    

 You can reply to this notice or email me at or text me with any questions on the ride at: 650-996-3504

Greg Hamel

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