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(Or 100) Del Puerto Canyon Loop From Pleasanton

Saturday, January 20, 2018

3!/M/120 Leader: Mark Abrahams  dma@abriz.net   (510) 524-1294 Meet at 7:30 am for a 7:40 am start   Rain Date: Sun Jan 21 Start Location: Pleasanton - Neal and Railroad Ave This is the classic GPC Del Puerto loop from Pleasanton. A fabulous variety of terrain for riding, sightseeing, climbing (including one 1.5 mile steep pitch, hence the "!" in the listing), descending, pacelining (optional), and a bit of craft beer drinking too (also optional). In 120 miles we'll traverse the Livermore Valley; ride out to the Central Valley; skirt around Tracy and Patterson; climb Del Puerto Canyon to San Antonio Junction; climb away from the Junction and zoom down Mines Road; and finally re-traverse the Livermore Valley back to Pleasanton. (Side note for those who have ridden that "other" bike club's route recently: We follow a classic, different, and IMHO better route through both valleys — including the historic Hwy 33 through Vernalis and Westley.) The route includes 3 rest stops. It has no shortcuts or bailouts. A shorter (100 mile) option is available, starting in Livermore, but for this you must RSVP to the ride leader. RSVP's are appreciated, in any case, for map count. Be ready to ride at 7:35am — please arrive long enough in advance to get ready. Prompt 7:40am departure. Location: Pleasanton at Railroad Ave just north of W. Neal (between First and Main Sts). Nice public restrooms are nearby, one block south (but if you might need the restroom, please arrive 10 minutes earlier). Be prepared for chilly morning weather. Bring lights in case of a later than planned return. Sunset is earlier than you expect. The route: ridewithgps.com/routes/26625111. NWS PoPs 20% or more will likely postpone to Sunday. If weather is doubtful, contact ride leader by 9:00pm the night before or check the online listings for an update — don't assume anything.


Club: Grizzly Peak Cyclists click for this clubs Click for Rating

Type: Road  Where: East Bay

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