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where are the east bay area hills?(8 posts)

where are the east bay area hills?slug
Aug 1, 2001 10:33 PM
is there a website that gives details on the hills in the east bay, especially around dublin, pleasanton. western wheelers has a great site for peninsula hills at http://www.westernwheelers.org/main/resources/BA_Climbs.html but has little info on other areas. thanks in advance
re: where are the east bay area hills?seamus
Aug 1, 2001 10:37 PM
Don't know about a website, but have you ridden:
Del Valle
Mines Road
Calaveras
Mt. Diablo
Wente Brut Road Race Course
Coral Hollow
Palomares Canyon

I grew up racing out there, email me if you haven't heard of some of these.
re: All around meCliff Oates
Aug 2, 2001 12:35 AM
I have some maps and photos on the rides page on my web site. Diablo, Palomares, Redwood, Collier Canyon, Calaveras are represented there along with a few others. It hurts to make myself stop to take pictures, so there are not as many as I would like. The Valley Spokesmen is the main club here in the Tri-valley area, and their web site has a bike route library.

Cliff the insomniac (f****g broken wrist)
re: All around meslug
Aug 2, 2001 10:17 AM
thanks for the info. the maps were very helpful. hope your wrist gets better soon.
re: where are the east bay area hills?Jerry Gardner
Aug 2, 2001 10:29 AM
Slug,

There are quite a few interesting hill rides in the San Ramon valley area. To name a few: Morgan Territory, Palomares, Mt. Diablo, Patterson Pass, Corral Hollow, Norris Canyon, Dublin Canyon, Redwood Road, Calavaras Rd., Mt. Hamilton.

Some of these are not in the immediate Dublin/Pleasanton area, but all are easily reachable. I do at least one, sometimes two, of these rides every weekend from my home in San Ramon.
now if i can only deal with the heat...slug
Aug 2, 2001 4:52 PM
spoiled here in the peninsula, but moving east soon. thanks all.
now if i can only deal with the heat...Cliff Oates
Aug 3, 2001 4:41 AM
You get used to it. The rides out by Livermore (Patterson Pass, Collier Canyon, Wente Vineyards, Mines Road) get pretty toasty in the summer. Diablo is a great eye-opener type morning ride. Where are you moving to?
now if i can only deal with the heat...Jerry Gardner
Aug 3, 2001 9:54 AM
Go out early and you'll beat the heat. In fact, if you go out early, you'll probably be riding in the cool, foggy conditions you're used to on the penninsula.

This summer has been one of the coolest I can remember. Of course, now that I've said that, we'll probably have a record heat wave!

Once the summer is over, heat is not a problem. The months of October and November are perfect for riding in the East Bay. To me, there's nothing that can compare to riding in brisk fall weather with fallen leaves crunching under your tires and the smell of fireplace smoke in the air.