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NorCal: East Bay 30 or 33 Miles Hosted By The Sunday Orinda Ride Series!

January 27, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday Orinda Ride Series!

30 or 33 Miles, Rolling Hills & Steep Climbs

Meet: 9:15 AM

Ride-Out: 10:00 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.

The fourth week of the Sunday Orinda Ride Series takes us out to Hercules. Since we were rained out last week, we are offering two route options. Here they are:

30-MILES / 1,600 Feet of Climbing:
You’ll head out San Pablo Dam Road, turn onto Castro Ranch Road (and climb that steep nasty little hill), and then onto Pinole Valley Road on our way to Starbucks in Hercules. Never been to Hercules — on your bike? Come on, give it spin. Since this is an out-and-back route, you can always turn back at any point in the ride if you don’t feel ready for 30 miles just yet.

33-MILES / 2,500 Feet of Climbing:
You’ll get there via “The Bears” of Bear Creek Road. If you don’t know what “The Bears” are, Bear Creek Road is an 8-mile stretch of road on which you are either climbing or descending. Some of the climbs are long, others are short, and some are steeper than others. After “The Bears”, we’ll head out Alhambra Valley Road and Pinole Valley Road to Starbucks in Hercules. We’ll head back via Castro Ranch Road and San Pablo Dam Road 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 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 Mark Smith at

REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing tools



If you experience problems with the RSVP button, please email the RSVP to


January 27, 2019
9:15 am - 1:00 pm
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Orinda BART Station
11 Camino Pablo
Orinda, CA 94563 United States
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