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 Cedar Mountain Winery. Then it is up the Dublin Grade and quiet Palomares Road to Niles Canyon and back 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 streamside shade of Palo-mares without the loop through Livermore and the Alta-mont. Total elevation gain is 3800 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 celebra-tion 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 fami-lies with children, newer riders, or those riders just re-turning to bicycling.
New for 2012
Besides the wonderful exercise, camaraderie, quiet roads, and great scenery, the ride has added for 2012: goodie bags, clothes drops at first two rest stops, and medals for kids completing the Family Fun Ride.
Transfers at no cost and the ability to change routes are also new this year!