This 26-mile ride is perfect if you’ve trained a couple weeks and are ready to hit some rolling hills and steady climbs. Starting at Orinda BART, you will explore a variety of terrain, from sunny mountaintops to cool redwood groves. The ride ends after a series of glorious panoramas of the bay along switchbacks towards the top of Grizzly Peak. There are hardly any flat stretches, and most of the time, you will have the whole road to yourself…you may not see an automobile for miles!
Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen (Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm) awaits at Berkeley after an electrifying descent – make sure you check your brakes before the ride! There are plenty of vegetarian options, including the Vegetable Muffuletta (pictured above), and a delectable Macaroni and Cheese. If you arrive during peak hours and don’t want to wait in line, the so-called “Gourmet Ghetto” is 1 mile farther north on Shattuck.
START at Orinda BART. Exiting BART, turn RIGHT onto Camino Pablo. In 0.2 miles, Camino Pablo turns into Moraga Way. Continue reading