Road

Road Routes

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NameMapDifficultyLengthElevation
Mt. Diablo
Mt. Diablo is a very challenging and mountainous ride to the east of Berkeley. Despite the challenge, Diablo is a must do: legend has it that the amount of land visible from the top is second in the world only to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Needless to say, it is a fantastic climb and the view from the top is well worth it. Just be prepared – the last 100 meters reaches 19%.
Click hereHard80 mi7700 ft
Happy Valley
This ride includes some roads in the three bears loops, but then turns onto Happy Valley road for a beautiful climb up a narrow winding path. It then descends into the town of Lafayette, before continuing onto Moraga and up Pinehurst road. This loop can be done in both directions, depending on climb preferences, and many extensions are available. Also, a “happy” pun in your Strava title is a must.
Click hereMedium36 mi3500 ft
Tunnel – Grizzly Peak
Have class in a couple hours? A classic weekday loop, this route heads up tunnel road and then traverses across the ridgeline toward Grizzly peak, and descending back through North Berkeley.
Click hereEasy16 mi1700 ft
South Park
South park drive, another of the wicked climbs of the East Bay, packs a punch in its steady double digit gradient percentages as it ascends through Tilden, also topping out at the summit of Grizzly peak. If you’re looking for a quick leg burner, this is a great bet. Feel free to do a couple loops if you want an extra workout.
Click hereMedium10 mi1450 ft
Lomas Contadas
South Park a little tame? One of the most wicked climbs in the East Bay hills, Lomas Cantadas delivers an unrelenting steep pitch winding through quiet and scenic narrow residential streets to the summit of Grizzly Peak. This is another great weekday ride.”
Click hereMedium16 mi2600 ft
Mt. Hamilton
A quintessential Bay Area climb, Mt Hamilton has killer views from a summit of over 4,000 feet, and has approach climb of almost 20 miles at a mellow grade. This ride starts and ends at the Warm Springs BART station. This can be ridden as an out and back or a challenging route ending at Pleasanton BART. Note: the roads around Mt. Hamilton can get very hot and dry, and there are no places to get food/water between the top of the mountain and Livermore.
Click hereHard62 mi5800 ft
Mt. Hamilton (Fremont to Dublin)
A quintessential Bay Area climb, Mt Hamilton has killer views from a summit of over 4,000 feet, and has approach climb of almost 20 miles at a mellow grade. This ride starts and ends at the Warm Springs BART station. This can be ridden as an out and back or a challenging route ending at Pleasanton BART. Note: the roads around Mt. Hamilton can get very hot and dry, and there are no places to get food/water between the top of the mountain and Livermore.
Click hereHard90 mi7100 ft
Three Bears
See if you can spot the three bears on this loop! This route tends to carry speed well and is great for TT’ing, but also features the three aforementioned climbs…
Click hereMedium36 mi3700 ft
Redwood Pinehurst
Perhaps the most commonly ridden of these routes, this is the route of the infamous GPC ride (though that starts from further along Grizzly Peak road). A classic east bay loop, this ride features lots of varying landscapes, from open hills to dense redwood forests, and has a great finishing climb up Pinehurst road.
Click hereMedium28 mi2850 ft
Pig Farm
A longer loop down Redwood Road and back up Skyline, this loop features phenomenal views and scenic terrain.
Click hereMedium47 mi4750 ft
Redwood Skyline
A longer loop down Redwood Road and back up Skyline, this loop features phenomenal views and scenic terrain.
Click hereMedium48 mi4600 ft
Treasure Island
Beginner route, mostly flat and mostly on shared pathways.
Click hereEasy23 mi750 ft
Bay Base Ride
Great beginner ride for building aerobic base, flat and designed to avoid stopping as much as possible. Stick it in zone 2 and don’t stop pedaling.
Click hereEasy41 mi1000 ft
Mt. Tamalpais
Loop to Mt. Tamalpais, crossing the bridge and going around the back through Fairfax.
Click hereHard82 mi5050 ft