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East Bay (Orinda): 68/76 Hosted by the Sunday Orinda Ride Series

May 15, 2022 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mt. Diablo via North Gate to the summit…

Ride ID: 1256

68 / 76 Miles, Long and Steep Climbs

Meet: 6:30 AM

Ride-Out: 7:15 AM

Rain Cancels


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.

Because of the winds and possible rain last week, we will try for our most-challenging ride of the season as we will climb Mt. Diablo on the north side on Week 19. We’ll get there by climbing Pleasant Hill Road on our way to our first rest stop. From there, we’ll head up Mt. Diablo to our next rest stop at the “Y”. If you’re up for more, climb to the summit. If not, descend the south side (the 68-mile option). Everyone will circle around to the country club where one of ALC veterans will host us for lunch! We’ll then head out to Blackhawk, circle back around to Tice Valley for our last coffee stop at Starbucks. We then head back through the Lafayette Moraga Trail, onto St. Mary’s Road through our normal path back to Orinda Bart!

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

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 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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May 15, 2022
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Orinda BART Station
11 Camino Pablo
Orinda, CA 94563 United States
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