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The Full Diablo
71.3 Miles, Steep Hills and Long Climbs
Meet: 6:30 AM
Ride-Out: 7:00 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.
A few weeks ago we climbed to the Ranger Station on Mt. Diablo from the South Gate. This week we return to Mt. Diablo but will be climbing from the North Gate and descending to the South Gate. Time permitting, there is the option to summit the mountain. No doubt about it, this is a challenging ride and is far more challenging than any single day that you will experience on AIDS/LifeCycle this June. Our ride passes through Moraga, Lafayette, and on to Pleasant Hill for our first rest stop at mile 17. From there we head to Diablo and climb, climb , climb. There is water available at the Ranger Station at mile 27, but all riders must carry food. From the Ranger Station it’s another 4.5 miles up to the summit, or you could shave 9 miles off of our 71 mile route and head down to the South Gate, skipping the summit, and head right to our well deserved lunch stop in Blackhawk at mile 47. From Blackhawk we loop down to San Ramon before coming back up through our familiar haunts of Danville, Alamo, Lafayette, and Moraga on our way back to Orinda.
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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