PRS12 Castro Valley to Martinez- 72.3 mi., 5,437 ft.

Donna Luporini Kaplan

Hello FFBC,

This Sunday’s ride starts in Castro Valley. This ride is a jump from last week, adding 10 miles and an additional 1000 ft.


We will ride through the East Bay hills, into Orinda, up and over the Three Bears, up and over Pig Farm Hill, and into Martinez for lunch. We return by way of Reliez Valley, Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon.


  • Please be prepared with 2 bottles of water, 2 tubes, plenty of food, etc. (There will be sufficient restroom stops, however be advised that the lunch stop is at mile 40.)
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  • Please print the attached cue sheet!


Rain, significant chance of rain, or poor riding condition cancels. A ride cancellation email will be sent to on the morning of the ride if it is being cancelled (no email means the ride is on.) If you are unsure of the ride status, call or text one of us on the morning of the ride.


We hope to see you there!

Donna & Barry




PRS #12: Castro Valley to Martinez

When     Sun, March 24, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Where    Castro Valley Park & Ride, Center St (Castro Valley) (map)

Description    Length: 72.5 miles; Elevation: 5430 feet Terrain: 4; Pace: M, M+


Meet at 8:30 am for an 8:45 am start. This is a lengthy traverse of the East Bay Hills into Contra Costa County and back. Bring money for a lunch stop enroute.


M: Donna Kaplan, luporini@..., (415) 584-7621

M: Barry Saeed, baruch.saeed@..., (510) 508-1187




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