There are six standard routes to choose from, all of them very hilly:
The 35 mile route starts at St. Mary's College and heads out Moraga Way to the classic "Three Bears" loop, including the rest stop at Briones. Then it's on to the finish for the post-ride meal.
The 50 mile "half century" route shortcuts the northern part of the 75 mile route. It is the heart of the 75 mile course but skips the northern portion. It offers plenty of climbing and great views.
The 75 mile (actually about 73 miles) course is bit longer than a metric century and is our most popular route. From the start at St. Mary's College, it climbs the east side of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills via Pinehurst Road, then follows the ridge up and over Grizzly Peak and into Tilden Park to the rest stop at Island Picnic Area. It then heads north to the edge of the Bay and the Carquinez Strait to the rest stop at Crockett. From there it climbs McEwen Road for a run down into Franklin Canyon and Alahambra Valley, then over Pig Farm Hill and through the hills around Briones Reservoir to the rest stop at Briones Regional Park. Finally, relatively easy riding on Moraga Way takes you back to the start for the post-ride meal.
The 100 mile route does a south loop to a rest stop. Then, it climbs the east side of the Oakland-Berkeley hills via Pinehurst Rd. and follows the ridge up and over Grizzly Peak and into Tilden Park to the rest stop at Island picnic area. It then heads north to the edge of the Bay and the Carquinez Strait to the rest stop at Crockett. From there it climbs McEwen Road for a run down Franklin Canyon and Alhambra Valley, then over Pig Farm Hill and through the hills around Briones Reservoir to the rest stop at Briones Regional Park. Finally, relatively easy riding on Moraga Way takes you back to the start for the post-ride meal.
The 50K Gravel route follows the 100K course (below) and skips the Chabot section to send you back to St. Mary's College by way of Redwood Regional East Ridge trail.
The 100K Gravel route explores some of the greatest hits in our wonderful East Bay Regional parks. The first half of the day will take you through Sibley, Tilden and Wildcat before turning south to revisit Sibley en route to Chabot where the difficulty ramps up! This route will challenge you while helping to sharpen your early season fitness and affording you the beauty of the East Bay.
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The post-ride meal is included for rider. You can purchase extra meal tickets for friends & family below:
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