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East Bay – Orinda: 62 Miles Hosted by the Wildcats

March 18, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Benicia Pig Farm Castro Ranch

62.2 Miles, Rolling Hills & Steep Climbs

Ride ID: 2205

Meet: 7:30 AM

Ride-Out: 8:00 AM

Heavy Rain Cancels


Welcome to the Saturday East Bay training series! This series is designed as slow ramp-up starter series for new riders but welcomes riders at all skill levels, including those who haven’t ridden a bike in years and those who may be recovering from injuries.

Let’s try this again! This is the week of two bridges – join us as we cross both the Carquinez and Benicia Bridges. We head off to Starbucks in Hercules for our first rest stop. From there we pass through Martinez before heading to Crockett and getting on the Carquinez Bridge by the Dead Fish restaurant. Once over the bridge we loop through Vallejo before stopping for lunch in Benicia at Rrags Caffe. From lunch we head over the Benicia Bridge for our last rest stop at the Starbucks in Martinez. We continue on Alhambra Valley Road and towards the end of our route, climb Pig Farm Hill before hitting Castro Ranch Road and San Pablo Dam Road. This route is one big loop with no easy shortcuts.

All skill levels are welcome! If any ride is too much, we will work with you on making sure you have alternatives to the entire route. You will have a great bike ride. That’s a win!

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Reach out with any of your questions or concerns. You really can do this.

If you are interested in attending, please be sure to RSVP. Have questions? Contact the Wildcats Facilitators at

REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing tools, and a mask.

COVID-19 Policy: Vaccination is required to participate. All participants must have received one Johnson & Johnson dose or the second Pfizer/Moderna dose at least two weeks before the Training Ride. Masks are required when 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes rest stops, indoors and in vehicles with more than one person.



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March 18, 2023
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Orinda BART Station
11 Camino Pablo
Orinda, CA 94563 United States
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