Complete Century: 100 Miles
Travel through Fremont past historic Mission San Jose along the foothills up Calaveras Road and the Wall . Then enjoy sweeping views of Calaveras Reservoir along roads used for the Tour of California. If you are lucky, you will see Bald Eagles. Then it is to Sunol, Pleasanton, and Livermore and to the top of Altamont Pass, past wind turbines and down into Livermore along more Tour of California roads for lunch at Rios Lovell Winery. Then it is up the Dublin Grade and quiet Palomares Road to Niles Canyon and back to Fremont for a hearty meal. Total elevation gain is approximately 5500 ft.
The Perfect Metric: 100k
Perhaps the best natural metric on the planet. Follow the full century route around Calaveras Reservoir, to the Dublin grade and the cool stream side shade of Palomares without the loop through Livermore and the Altamont. Total elevation gain is 4300 ft.
The Calaveras Loop: 70k
Get a workout on the Wall then enjoy the scenery. Follow the Century route to and around the Calaveras Reservoir and then cycle Niles Canyon to your celebration lunch. Total elevation gain is 2100 ft.
The Family Fun Ride: 25 Miles
Travel through Coyote Hills Regional Park, and use a portion of the Alameda Creek Trail on this mostly flat, fun, and educational ride. This ride is suitable for families with children, newer riders, or those riders just returning to bicycling.
Continuing for 2013
Besides the wonderful exercise, camaraderie, quiet roads, and great scenery, the ride for 2013 features: goodie bags, clothes drops at three rest stops, and medals for kids completing the Family Fun Ride.
No-fee transfers and the ability to change routes!