: Leave from Kaiser @ 9:00 am
Description: 1/B-C/45 Leave Alameda via Park Street to Embarcadero, and go through Oakland via 3rd & Mandela Parkway, then we'll try "Joe's Way" to get over to the Berkeley bike/ped bridge, turning East by Amtrak and catching a bike path from Doyle to 9th, West on Addison and over the 80 freeway. Then we'll ride the beautiful Bay Trail to reach Point Richmond. Coffee at Little Louie's and the return the (usual) waterfront/windy way.
TEAM ALAMEDA ride ratings, in this order = HILLINESS / PACE / MILEAGE
Hilliness Group / Grades Description / Example
1: 0-2 % Essentially flat/ All Alameda, Marina rides
2: 2-6 % A Few Low Hills/ Montclair Peets, Domingo Peets rides
3: 6-8 % Moderately Hilly/ Tunnel, Skyline, Redwood, Butters Canyon
4: 6-12 % Very Hilly / Three Bears, Pinehurst, Snake Rd., Claremont
5: 12+ % Extremely Hilly / Marin, Vollmer, Hiller, Thorndale, Ascot, Donald Dr.
Pace Group / Average Miles per Hour, Ride Description (varies, depends on leader)
A: 8 -10 Easy Pace, frequent stops, good for new riders
B: 10-12 Steady Pace, fewer stops, for experienced riders
C: 12-14 Steady faster pace, most century riders are this pace
D: 14-16 Fast pace, for strong experienced riders, maybe one stop