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East Bay – Orinda: 63 Miles Hosted by Sunday Orinda Ride Series

April 9, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Benicia Pig Farm Castro Ranch San Pablo Dam

63 Miles Rolling Hills

Ride ID 2643

Meet: 7:00 AM

Ride-Out: 7:30 AM

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Welcome to the Sunday Orinda Ride Series. We are an all-pace/all-skill training program. We invite everyone – from novice to speedy – to join us. This years series is a late start/shortened training season, which means we will increase mileage just a little faster in the beginning to get caught up with everyone else.

The 10th takes us to some unfamiliar territory. The first part of the route takes us out to Hercules for our first break at Starbucks. From there, we’ll head through Rodeo, over the Carquinez Straits Bridge, and into Vallejo. We’ll get to Benicia (and our lunch break) via Lake Herman Road. Our route back from Benicia is over the Benicia Bridge and into Martinez before continuing on Alhambra Valley Road and the late-in-the-day climbs of Pig Farm Hill, Castro Ranch Road, and San Pablo Dam Road. This route is one BIG loop with no short options, so be sure that you are ready to go the distance with us. This 63-mile (100 kilometer) route is a “metric century” in the cycling world. Will it be your first? Join us! No one gets left behind.

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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! And remember, safety is critical. We will be following all bicycling laws and regulations as well as COVID regulations.!

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

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP so we have an idea of whose coming. Have questions? Contact Mike Sese 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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April 9, 2023
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Orinda BART Station
11 Camino Pablo
Orinda, CA 94563 United States
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