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DBD/Seismic Ride 8: Calaveras (9/10/2011)

Date: Saturday, September 10
Meet time: 7:30 a.m.
Ride-out time: 8:00 a.m.
Meeting place: Three blocks west of the Mountain View Caltrain and VTA station, in the overflow parking lot at the corner of Evelyn Avenue and Franklin Street. (map)
City: Mountain View
Rain policy: Heavy rain cancels
Category: 2 - moderate pace (10-12 mph)
Terrain: 3 - rolling hills with some steep climbs
Miles: 80


This is the last in a weekly series of eight training rides from Mountain View to help you get ready for the Double Bay Double and/or Seismic Challenge.

It's our celebration ride! In the past seven weeks, we've tackled more hills than we ever thought possible, so today we've dialed way back on the climbing as we add our final few miles of distance.

Today's route is a South Bay classic: across the Dumbarton Bridge, up Niles Canyon, and then up the "easier" side of Calaveras Road (our only significant climb of the day), with an easy and flat return through Milpitas, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. Total climbing on this ride is "only" about 2,600 feet. Remember when that seemed like a lot?

Special bonus! The 40th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is taking place Saturday along Castro Street, just two blocks away from the end of our ride. Enjoy music, art, food, and more until 6 p.m.

Click to RSVP (RSVPs are requested but not required.)