Sunday, June 21, 2015
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This out & back urban ride rolls south through the flat lands along San Ramon Valley to Dublin. It climbs up Dublin Blvd to Dublin Hills Regional Park at Schaefer Ranch. For the return, simply reverse the route way back to Holdiay Highlands Park.
Exit Martinez on Arnold and Glacier to Vine Way and Morello Ave.
Turn left at Taylor and take the Contra Costa Canal Trail to the Iron Horse Trail into Walnut Creek.
Exit the Iron Horse Trail onto S Broadway and continue south to the I-680 underpass on Rudgear Rd. Danville Blvd runs south along the flat San Ramon Valley from Walnut Creek to the business and commercial districts in Alamo and Danville.
San Ramon Valley Rd continues south through the busy shopping plazas and commercial businesses in Danville to San Ramon. At Alcosta Blvd, the road name changes to San Ramon Rd as it crosses into Alameda County to the city of Dublin.
Dublin Blvd to the summit at Dublin Hills is 2.3 miles; the road begins on gentle terrain before kicking up to grades of 6-9% for half a mile starting from Silvergate Dr. The road levels out for a short 3/10ths of a mile up around the bend to Roys Hill Ln.
The road continues to climb for another mile with an average grade of 5.5% and steeper pitches of 9-11%.
Dublin Hills Regional Park Donlon Point Staging Area at Schaefer Ranch.
Reverse the way through Ramon Valley on San Ramon Rd and San Ramon Valley Rd back to Danville.
Take Danville Blvd back to Rudgear and S Broadway.
Meander along the Iron Horse and Canal Trails to Pleasant Hill before taking the city streets back to Holiday Highlands Park.
This flat-rolling terrain on this urban route takes you through the suburban valleys to Dublin Hills. You’ll enjoy the climb up Schaefer Ranch and the fast descend back into the valley!
56.57 Miles with 2119′ of elevation gain
Max elevation: 781′
Max grade: 11%
Terrain: Flat-rolling with a few low hills
Weather: Sunny and warm with clear blue skies. Temps ranged from the low 60’s to the high 80’s with brisk SW > NW winds
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