Return of Castle Rock Picnic Ride

Anyone looking to climb some rolling hills?  We did this ride back in April and it would be nice to make it a habit.  This is a good ride for anyone who wants to get some moderate exercise, it’s not too hard and we won’t leave you behind even if you walk the hills.  It starts nice and flat and then gradually builds up, eventually getting quite hilly.  It’s work, but it’s a lot of fun to ride down after we’ve eaten and rested a bit.  The route includes lots of variety: residential and arterial roads, with and without bike lanes, and the canal trails. This is ride is a loop, so I will see you all the way back to Concord BART.

DATE: this Sunday!  August 21st.
Time: meet at 9:30, roll out at 10:00
Start and finish Location: Concord Bart
Destination: Castle Rock Trailhead, has bathrooms, water, and picnic tables.
Food: BRING LUNCH and at least one bottle of water
Difficulty: Medium (rolling hills)
Child Friendly: not really, we will be riding in traffic some of the time.
Distance: 17 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 360 feet
Speed: 6-12 mph uphill
Drop: No, we won’t leave you behind.
Route: Concord Bart to Contra Costa Canal Trail to Oak Grove Ave to Castle Rock, return using Ygnacio Canal Trail.
Round-trip Route with elevation:

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