Head To The Hills 16 - April 21, 22, 23, 2017
*** Weather and road conditions are changing. Check back before the rally to verify information. Right now Roadwood Rd., Palomares Rd., and Collier Canyon all have washouts and single lane sections. ***
It's time for our yearly ride through the hills of the east bay, and as always, it is going to be EPIC!
Friday April 21 8:30PM - Meet at First & Last Chance Saloon, located at 48 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607 (MAP IT!) for a quick drink. Ride leaves at 9PM for a quick jaunt through the docks, ending at Longitude, located at 347 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 (MAP IT!).
Saturday April 22 9:30AM - *** We are changing the route due to road closures. Read on *** Meet at Cole Coffee, located at 6255 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618 (MAP IT!) for a cup-o-joe and a pastry. Ride leaves at 10AM for a very long 125 mile rip through the Berkeley, Oakland hills, into Castro Valley, and down through Livermore wine country. We'll be stopping in Pleasanton for lunch. After lunch it is up into Mt. Diablo for an amazing run to the top, then out the North Gate and into Walnut Creek. (Please note that entry fee into Mt. Diablo is $10. Think of it as a donation to support the park system. Besides, that's only the cost of 2 drinks from Starbucks.) From there we'll rip through the back roads of Moraga and Canyon and back into the Oakland Hills, eventually dropping back to Cole Coffee. This is an epic ride.
Sunday April 23 9AM - Meet for breakfast at Westside Bakery & Cafe, located at 2570 Ninth Street Berkeley CA 94710 (MAP IT!). Ride leaves at 10AM for a scenic 75 mile round trip through Tilden, onto Briones Regional Park, through the back roads of Martinez, and into the awesomeness that is the Warehouse Cafe, located at 5 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa, CA 94569 (MAP IT!), for lunch. There is also food at the haunted ex-brothel Burlington Hotel Cafe if you can get a table. The ride back will be the reverse route.