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Ride Routes

Team Alameda offers rides every Saturday & Sunday. There are short, medium and long ride options; typically, the shortest route is 20 miles, the longest about 85. Routes start with a flat warm-up and include various levels of climbing in the East Bay hills. You'll find most of our routes here, but sometimes we still make them up as we go along.

Ride Ratings = Hilliness / Pace / Mileage

See the About Us page for a detailed description of ride ratings.


ROUTE SHEETS

In the tables below are a multitude of route sheets for you to download.

Route sheets with turn-by-turn directions and mile points are essential and need to be handed out on demand, since not all members own a GPS-enabled computer and are reluctant to mount an expensive and unwieldy smart phone to their bike.

For those that do own cycling computers with a mapping or breadcrumb trace capability, we are in the process of adding links to allow the relevant routes to be downloaded.  Even for those individuals, a backup in the form of a hard-copy route sheet might be useful, in case the GPS computer malfunctions, particularly for Ride Leaders who may tend to rely exclusively on their GPS generated map.

The corresponding links are derived from www.RideWithGPS.com, the preferred site for mapping routes and printing out route sheets, primarily because it allows the transfer of route data in various formats.  When posting rides, Ride Leaders are urged to include these links on the Team Alameda calendar and any ride announcements as found under our “Team Alameda Rides” tab.

A "Local" ride is a ride for which the start location is accessible by bicycle or BART.  An "Away" ride is one that would require a car to reach the start location.

When posting a ride, we follow the convention of rating it by

Hilliness / Pace / Mileage

Since the pace is up to the individual Ride Leader, the rides listed below are categorized by hilliness (1-5, with 5 being the most demanding) and mileage (actual distance).  The tables below are grouped into short, medium and long rides, then sorted by hilliness and mileage, and finally by “local” and “away”.

Short          10 -  30 miles

Medium      30 -  60 miles

Long           60 - 100+ miles 


How to Use RideWithGPS

RideWithGPS.com is the preferred on-line bike routing tool for creating route sheets with turn-by-turn directions.  It represents an important resource for our Ride Leaders.  This tutorial offers a quick guide on how to get started.  It is not a complete guide as there are many additional features.  These tools can be found here, together with helpful videos.  Before getting started, you will need to create an account on RideWithGPS.com, so your routes can be saved for others to read and download.

Creating a bike route:

·        From the RideWithGPS.com home page, click the Route Planner button along the top of the page.

·        Plot your route by left clicking your mouse on the start location of the ride.  A green icon should be displayed on the map.

·        Continue clicking on the roads along your route.  Your last click, a red icon, should be the destination or near the start                location where the green icon is shown.

·        VERY IMPORTANT - avoid clicking at street intersections.  This sometimes causes the software to report an incorrect turn.        Instead, click before or after a turn.

·        If you click in a wrong spot, click the Undo button located in the right section of the elevation profile.  You can do multiple            undo's if needed.

·        A helpful feature is the “Bike Paths” overlay under “Settings”, which show as green lines.  Solid green lines are tarmac;              broken lines are gravel or dirt.

·        Make certain you choose the “Follow Roads” option so your track conforms to the streets and bike paths.

·        If you REALLY mess up, click the Clear Map button in the upper left area and start over.

·        After you plot the route, verify the "Cuesheet" directions for accuracy.

·        When finished, click the big orange Save button on the left side.

·        Enter a name of the route and any additional info.  Be sure the "Anyone, its public" is displayed to ensure its saved for                others to see.

  •    Download the route to your GPS cycling computer as well.

Converting the route sheets and printing:

You can use Qvert [ http://sfcyclists.com/qvert.php ] to convert the RideWithGPS "cuesheet" to a better format for printouts.  You will need to enter the route number in the box next to “Convert Route”.  This number is visible when you are in the RideWithGPS file for the route you have picked. 

In the URL http://ridewithgps.com/routes/26721289, the route number is 26721289.

1.      You can edit the text of the cue sheet, add instructions, change colors, change font size, etc.

2.      Pick the layout of your printed form and follow the prompts.  If the cue sheet does not look acceptable, go back and edit it some more, or pick another print layout,  then try again.  There is a spot for the Ride Leader’s cell phone number.

3.      Cut the individual routes on the printed page/s for your ride sheet handouts.

  

Download your choice of available pdf, Excel file or link to RideWithGPS

(pure GPS files can be converted to ride sheets and downloaded in various formats)

SHORT RIDES (10-30 miles)

LOCAL

 

Hills

Miles

Ascent

 Route Name

Start

Route Overview

.pdf

.xls

GPS Link

1

11

25

Alameda Point

Kaiser

Buena Vista, Alameda Point, Atlantic

.pdf

.xls

1

11

50

Bay Farm Island

Kaiser

Alameda, Fernside, Bay Farm Island Loop

.pdf 

.xls 

1

14

50

Round the Island

Kaiser

Buena Vista, Alameda Point, Shoreline, Fernside

.pdf

.xls

3

26

2400

Oakland Hills Clockwise

Kaiser

Tunnel, Skyline, Butters (down), Park

.pdf

.xls 

3

26

2400

Oakland Hills Counter Clockwise

Kaiser

Butters, Skyline, Tunnel (down), Park

.pdf

.xls

3

30

2000

Redwood Loop

Kaiser

Lake Chabot, Redwood

.pdf

.xls 

4

23

2000

Snake/Tunnel Loop

Kaiser

Snake, Skyline, Tunnel (down), Park

.pdf 

.xls 

AWAY

 

 

Hills

Miles

Ascent

 Route Name

Start

 Route Overview

.pdf

.xls

GPS Link

3

28

1200

Alpine Loop

San Mateo

Canada, Portola Valley, Alpine

.pdf

.xls


MEDIUM RIDES (30-60 miles)

LOCAL

Hills

Miles

Ascent

Route Name

Start

Route Overview

.pdf

.xls

GPS Link

2

49

1200

Pleasanton-Livermore-San Ramon Loop

Pleasanton BART

Pleasanton, Livermore & San Ramon, includes part of the Cinderella ride route and Ironhorse Trail

.pdf

.xls

3

32

1725

Palomares Loop

Pleasanton BART

Foothill, Niles Canyon Rd, Palomares Rd, Dublin Canyon

.pdf 

.xls

3

44

3870

Grizzly Peak Century South Loop

Orinda BART

Pinehurst, Oakland Zoo, Lake Chabot, Redwood

.pdf 

.xls

gps

3

45

1800

Paradise Loop

Embarcadero BART

SF, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon

.pdf

.xls

3

49

2500

Danville Loop

Orinda BART

Rheem, Olympic, Danville Blvd, Crow Canyon, Redwood, Pinehurst (down)

.pdf

.xls

3

50

3000

Five Canyons

Kaiser

Leave Alameda, up Lake Chabot Rd, to top of Five Canyons, and return

gps

3

50

3800

Calaveras out & back from Pleasanton

Pleasanton BART

Pleasanton, Foothill, Sunol, Calaveras Rd. and return

.pdf

3

51

4610

Butters, Redwood and Five Canyons

Kaiser

Butters, Redwood and Five Canyons

gps

3

58

2000

Palomares Loop via Alameda Creek Trail

Kaiser

Doolittle, Hesperian, Alameda Creek Trail, Niles Canyon, Palomares, 7 Hills, Lake Chabot

.pdf

.xls 

3

58

3000

Calaveras Road and Return with BART

Kaiser

Alameda to Warms Springs BART via Sunol and Calaveras Road

gps

3

58

3250

Palomares out-and-back *w Twist*

Kaiser

Doolittle, Fairmont, Villareal, Palomares, Lake Chabot, Doolittle

.pdf

.xls

3

60

2500

Walnut Creek & Behind Morgan Territory

Walnut Creek BART

Walnut Creek & Behind Morgan Territory via Kirker Pass Road

gps

4

30

3500

Mt. Diablo out-and-back

Danville Peet's

Mt. Diablo South Gate Out-and-back

.pdf

.xls

4

32

2400

Oakland Hills Counter Clockwise A

Kaiser

Park, Butters, Skyline, Redwood (down), Pinehurst, Skyline, Tunnel (down), Park

.pdf

.xls 

4

38

3000

Oakland Hills Counter Clockwise B

Kaiser

Fairmont, Redwood, Pinehurst, Skyline, Snake

.pdf

.xls 

4

40

4000

Mt. Diablo South Gate/North Gate Loop

Walnut Creek BART

Diablo Loop: Danville Blvd, Mt. Diablo South Gate, North Gate (down), Ygnacio Valley Rd.

.pdf

.xls

4

50

Altamont / Patterson Pass

Pleasanton BART

Stanley Blvd, Altamont Pass Rd, Grant Line Rd, Patterson Pass Rd, Stanley Blvd.

.pdf

.xls

4

51

3000

Northeast Loop

Kaiser

The Arlington, San Pablo Dam Road, Moraga Way, Pinehurst, Snake (down)

.pdf

.xls

4

55

4600

Three Bears

Kaiser

Park, Tunnel, Wildcat (down), The Three Bears, Wildcat, South Park, Snake (down)

.pdf

.xls

4

56

5600

Alpine Dam Loop

Embarcadero BART

SF, Golden Gate Bridge, Camino Alto, Fairfax-Bolinas, Ridgecrest, Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley

.pdf

.xls

5

25

Holy Hell Hard Hills

Kaiser

Wrenn, Castle, Ascot, Colton, Sobrante, Merriewood, Butters (down)

.pdf

.xls

5

41

5000

Berkeley Hills Death Ride

Domingo Peet's

Marin, South Park, Centennial, El Toyonal, Volmer Peak

.pdf

.xls

5

50

10,000

Vicious Hills

Domingo Peet's

Colton, Thornhill, Sobrante, Snake, Charing Cross, Bristol, Buckingham, Marlboro Terrace

.pdf

.xls

5

55

6000

Bambi Meets Godzilla

Kaiser

Snake, Hiller, Claremont, Bear Creek, Happy Valley, South Park, Volmer Peak

.pdf

.xls

5

60

5150

Chabot / Happy Valley Loop

Kaiser

Doolittle, Lake Chabot, Redwood, Pinehurst, Moraga, Happy Valley, Wildcat, South Park, Snake (down)

.pdf

.xls

AWAY

Hills

Miles

Ascent

Route Name

Start

Route Overview

.pdf

.xls

GPS Link

1

35

950

Wheels for Meals 35

Pleasanton

Loop around the city of Livermore

.pdf

.xls

gps

2

54

2000

Once Around the Mountain

Fairfield

Around the Putah Creek State Wildlife Area

.pdf

.xls

2

55

2525

Wine Country Half Century

Healdsburg

Dry Creek Road, Red Winery Road, Chalk Hill Road, Westside Road

.pdf

.xls

3

35

1600

Stanford Loop

San Mateo

Canada, Portola, Alpine, Page Mill, Sand Hill

.pdf

.xls

3

44

2800

Peninsula Ride

San Mateo

Canada, Portola, Junipero Serra, Skyline, Bunker Hill

.pdf

3

48

3000

Lucas Valley/Nicasio/Pt. Reyes

San Rafael

Lucas Valley Rd, Nicasio Valley Rd, Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Rd.

.pdf

4

33

4500

Mt. Tam out-and-back

Fairfax

Fairfax, Alpine Dam, Fairfax-Bolinas Rd, Ridgecrest

.pdf

.xls

4

38

4050

Old La Honda/Tunitas Creek Loop

Woodside

Old La Honda, Stage Road, Tunitas Creek, Kings Mountain

.pdf

.xls

4

50

5200

King Ridge Loop

Duncans Mills

Cazadero Hwy, King Ridge Rd, Meyers Grade, Hwy 1

.pdf

.xls

4

50

5475

Old La Honda/Pescadero/Tunitas Creek Loop

Woodside

Old La Honda, Pescadero Rd, Stage Rd, Tunitas Creek, Kings Mountain

.pdf

.xls

4

55

4600

The Geysers Loop

Healdsburg

Dry Creek Rd, Geysers Rd, Alexander Valley Rd

.pdf

.xls

4

58

3570

Marshall Wall Loop

Fairfax

Sir Francis Drake, Nicasio Valley, Marshall-Petaluma, Hwy 1

.pdf

.xls

5

52

4000

Trinity Grade/ Mt. Veeder

Napa

Ramal Rd, Trinity Rd, Mt. Veeder Rd.

.pdf

.xls

5

52

4200

Cavedale/ Mt. Veeder

Napa

Ramal Rd, Cavedale Rd, Mt. Veeder Rd.

.pdf

.xls


LONG RIDES (60-100+ miles)

LOCAL

Hills

Miles

Ascent

Route Name

Start

Route Overview

.pdf

.xls

GPS Link

1

95

910

'Round the South Bay

Kaiser

Return with Embarcadero BART to Fruitvale BART or Bay Ferry to Main Street, Alameda

gps

2

74

1630

OAB Anderson Lake County Park

Warm Springs BART

Anderson Lake County Park OAB on Coyote Creek Trail

gps

2

86

3300

Shortened Davis Invasion

Orinda BART

Lunch in Winters and return with AMTRAK

gps

2

97

4300

Davis Invasion

Kaiser

Over Butters, lunch in Winters and return with AMTRAK

gps

2

100

4800

Pretty Flat Century

Kaiser

Doolittle, Fairmont, Dublin Grade, to Livermore and back

.pdf

.xls

2

105

3320

Alameda to Sacramento

Kaiser

Alameda to Sacramento with return by AMTRAK

gps

2

112

4250

Alameda to Davis

Kaiser

Tunnel, Zampa Bridge, to Davis *NOTE AMTRAK RETURN*

.pdf 

.xls

3

68

3200

Patterson Pass and behind Morgan Territory

BART Dublin/Pleasanton

BART Dublin/Pleasanton, over Patterson Pass, Behind Morgan Territory and to Walnut Creek BART

gps

3

70

3330

San Francisco-Point Reyes Station-Larkspur

Embarcadero BART

Embarcadero BART, Golden Gate Bridge, Fairfax, Point Reyes Station, return with 1340 Larkspur Ferry to Ferry Plaza and BART Embarcadero

gps

3

71

2800

Collier Canyon

Kaiser

Alameda, Sunol, Livermore, Collier Canyon and Walnut Creek BART

gps

3

78

4630

Mines Road by BART

Dublin/Pleasanton BART

Take Fruitvale BART, arrive Dublin/Pleasanton BART, lunch @ Junction Café, return with Dublin/Pleasanton BART

gps

3

81

3000

81-Miler behind Morgan Territory

Walnut Creek BART

BART Walnut Creek, Antioch, Pittsburg, Martinez

gps

3

93

3000

Dublin/Pleasanton, via Walnut Creek and behind Morgan Territory OAB

BART Dublin/Pleasanton

BART Dublin/Pleasanton, via Walnut Creek and behind Morgan Territory and Kirker Pass OAB

gps

4

60

3 Bears, 2 Bridges

Orinda BART

3 Bears with Zampa Bridge loop added

.pdf

.xls 

4

61

4000

Alameda Metric

Kaiser

Tunnel, Wildcat, Pinehurst, Redwood, Lake Chabot, Doolittle

.pdf

.xls 

4

85

7500

Mt. Diablo

Kaiser

Snake, Pinehurst, Danville, South Gate, North Gate (down), Pinehurst

.pdf 

.xls 

4

88

6650

Grizzly Peak Training

Kaiser

Tunnel, Wildcat, San Pablo Dam, McEwen, Bear Creek, Pinehurst

.pdf 

.xls 

4

100

4800

Altamont/Patterson A

Kaiser

Lake Chabot, Dublin Grade, Altamont, Patterson

.pdf

.xls 

4

100

5000

Altamont/Patterson B

Kaiser

Lake Chabot, Dublin Grade, Sunol Rd, Altamont, Patterson

.pdf

.xls

4

100

5000

Altamont/Patterson C

Kaiser

Lake Chabot, Norris Canyon, Altamont, Patterson

.pdf

.xls

4

100

Morgan Territory

Kaiser

Tunnel, Pinehurst, Ygnacio, Morgan Territory, Norris Canyon, Lake Chabot

.pdf

.xls 

4

102

6450

Wildcat/Palomares

Kaiser

Tunnel, Wildcat, Pinehurst, Redwood, Dublin Grade, Palomares

.pdf 

.xls 

4

105

Marshall Wall Loop

Embarcadero BART

Golden Gate, Camino Alto, Nicasio Valley, Marshall-Petaluma Rd, Hwy 1

.pdf

.xls

5

65

10,050

Nifty Ten-Fifty

Domingo Peet's

Moeser, Marin, El Toyonal, Centennial, Hiller and more

.pdf

.xls

5

84

Palomares/Happy Valley

Kaiser

Doolittle, Niles Canyon Rd., Palomares, Happy Valley, Wildcat, South Park

.pdf

.xls

5

102

6000

Sierra Road

Kaiser

Doolittle, Hesperian, Mission, Sierra Rd, Calaveras, Palomares, Lake Chabot

.pdf

.xls

AWAY

 

 

Hills

Miles

Ascent

Route Name

Start

Route Overview

.pdf

.xls

GPS Link

2

100

3600

Sunrise Century

Lodi

Loop East of Lodi skirting the Comanche Reservoir

.pdf

.xls

gps

3

63

2280

Clear around Clear Lake

Lower Lake

Clockwise around Clear Lake

.pdf

.xls

3

71

3700

Wheels for Meals 70

Pleasanton

Patterson Pass, Corral Hollow Rd, Loop around Livermore

.pdf

.xls

gps

3

118

Solvang Fall Loop

San Luis Obispo

Prefumo Canyon, Pismo Beach Foxen Canyon, Tepusquet Rd.

.pdf

.xls

4

66

3000

Marshall Wall Loop

Las Gallinas

Lucas Valley, Nicasio Valley, Marshall-Petaluma, Hwy 1

.pdf

.xls

4

88

6240

Knoxville Challenge

Pope Valley

Berryessa-Knoxville Rd, Siegler Canyon, Hwy 175, Butts Canyon

.pdf

.xls

4

106

5020

Del Puerto Canyon/Mines Rd.

Livermore

Tesla Rd, Kasson Rd, Del Puerto Canyon, Mines Rd

.pdf

.xls

gps

4

113

7200

Knoxville Double South

Vacaville

Silverado Trail, White Cottage, Chiles Pope Valley Rd, Sage Canyon

.pdf

.xls

4

118

7670

Knoxville 200k

Vacaville

Silverado Trail, Pope Canyon Rd, Berryessa-Knoxville Rd.

.pdf

.xls

gps

5

101

7800

Mt. Ham Challenge

Livermore

Sunol Rd, Calaveras, Mt. Hamilton Road, Mines Rd.

.pdf

.xls

5

107

9120

Horrible Hundred

Healdsburg

Dry Creek Rd, Highway 1, Ft. Ross Rd, River Rd, Westside Rd.

.pdf

.xls

5

109

9688

Mt. Ham Challenge Backward

Sunol

Sunol Blvd, Mines Rd, San Antonio Valley, Mt. Hamilton Rd, Sierra Rd, Calaveras Rd.

.pdf

.xls


Links to additional routes and ride resources:


·        Valley Spokesman Ride Library

·        Oakland Yellowjackets cycling club

·        Grizzly Peak Cyclists route sheets

·        Velogirls cycling club

·        Bikely: bicycle routes around the world

·        Pedaling.com: more bicycle routes USA & Canada

·        BikeCal.com:  Bike Rides in California

·        Klimb bike mapping software

·        Ride with GPS route mapping and performance tools

·        http://www.konoctichallenge.com/Charity event

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