Head To The Hills 16 - April 21, 22, 23, 2017
*** Weather and road conditions are changing. Check back before the rally to verify information. As of Thursday Roadwood Rd. and Palomares Rd. are closed which blocks all canyon access South, so we will be skipping Pleasanton, but still going to Mt Diablo on a new route. ***
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 The Legionnaire Saloon, located at 2272 Telegraph Ave. 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 100+ mile rip through the Berkeley, Oakland hills, past Briones, and into Walnut Creek for lunch. After lunch it is up into Mt. Diablo for an amazing run to the top, then back out the North Gate and over through Tilden Park before returning to Cole Coffee. (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.) This is an epic ride.
Route for Saturday: Route to lunch (54.4 miles), Route to Mt. Diablo, then back (53.2 miles)
Sunday April 23 9AM - *** Meeting spot changed *** Meet for breakfast at Caffe Trieste, located at 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 (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.