Sunday, April 28th
Ride starts at Walnut Creek BART
Meet at 10:00a | Roll Out at 10:30a
This month, we’ll climb Mt. Diablo for a strenuous, but rewarding climb and then head down the hill to Concord’s Ale Industries, where we will refresh ourselves with some well-deserved craft beer. This is about a 38-mile ride with 3800 feet of climbing. We’ll ride along the Iron Horse Trail for a bit, and then ascend Mt. Diablo from the North gate and take a break at the saddle point, which is just over halfway up Diablo. Those who prefer to not continue to the summit are welcome to hang out here for a while or can head over to the brewery early. For the rest of us, there’ll be spectactular views, and perhaps ice cream at the summit. We’ll then ride down back to the saddle point and through the bright green fields (probably speckled with orange California poppies) back into civilization and onto Concord.
This ride will be slightly different than others in a few ways:
- Normally, we do a loop. This time, we will start the ride at Walnut Creek BART and end at Ale Industries. It is about a 6 mile bike ride between the two, so if you want to drive, you can park at either place and get in those extra miles at the beginning or end of the ride.
- The ride’s a bit more strenuous than normal. You are more than welcome to ride half of the way up Diablo and hang out for a while until the rest of the group returns from the summit.
Here are links to the route:
- GPX File: http://www.thegrandcru.org/GPX/diablo_ale_industries.gpx
- MapmyRide: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/194610816
See you at Walnut Creek BART at 10am on the 28th!