Training Rides

A List of Scheduled Rides

Pleasanton Noon Ride

Meets weekdays at 12:00 Noon at the corner of Foothill and Bernal in Pleasanton. Rides usually return to meeting spot by between 1:15 to 1:30, mileage varies from 20 – 30 miles. The typical schedule is:

Monday – Recovery road pace, approximately 25 miles. There is also a Mt. Bike option up to Pleasanton Ridge.

Tuesday – A more competitive ride, the course is out Calaveras to the first peak and back. The sprint points include the top of the climb, the “Stop Ahead” sign when returning on Calaveras, and the “Stop Ahead” sign Northbound on Foothill approaching Castlewood.

Wednesday – During the summer months several of us meet at Foothill and Bernal at 6am and ride the Morga Loop. This ride is an “A” group ride. Our average speed is upwards of 20mph. We cover 60 miles of hills and rolling terrain in about 2:45 minutes. A great endurance and tempo level ride. At noon there are Road and Mt. Bike options available. They meet at the corner of Foothill and Bernal.

Thursday – Longer steady ride (not competitive), typically Palomares/Dublin Grade loop. Shorter option usually available.

Friday – Race warm up, or recovery pace. Sometimes Mt. Bike option. Noon meet at the corner of Foothill and Bernal.

Lab Noon Ride

For those who live in Livemore or work at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, the Lab Noon Ride meets at the parking lot at East Gate Rd and Greenville Rd. Roll out is at 11:35 AM and consists of a fast “A” group and more relaxed “B” group. Rides usually return to meeting spot by between 12:30 to 12:45, mileage varies from 20 – 30 miles. The typical schedule is:

Monday – Patterson Pass loop. Approx. 23 miles and 1900 feet of climbing

Tuesday – Carneal loop. Approx. 26 miles, mostly flat

Wednesday – Recover pace on Tesla/Cross. Approx. 18 miles, 1250 feet of climbing

Thursday – Same as Monday or Del Valle

Friday – Same as Tuesday, except group turns right on Highland instead of going straight on Manning

IC3 Club Ride

This is the IC3 club ride that meets on the first Saturday of every month. This ride averages about 18 mph with the exception of two “Hot Spots” The first starts immediately after turning left on Greenville and the second starts immediately after turning right onto Highland.

Meet downtown Pleasanton at 9:00 on Neal Street across from the dairy. The route will head east toward Livermore. The ride is about 40 miles where you will end up on Camino Tassajara given the option to continue on into Danville and up Mount Diablo or back to Pleasanton.

Saturday Ride

7:00 a.m. for pre- IC3 Club Ride or TBD on other Saturdays| Meets at the corner of Foothill and Bernal. On the first Saturday of the month, riders ride the Palomares loop and then meet in downtown for the IC3 Club Ride (above). On non- IC3 Club Ride Saturdays, the ride loop is determined by the riders that show up for the ride and the starting time is announced in the club google group.  Can be anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours.

This ride meets rain or shine. The route changes with the exception of the First-Saturday Club Ride above. Plan to do about 60+ miles with a turn-back point midway through the ride. This is a drop ride so know the route should you get left behind.

House of Pain Ride – Road

Description: Fast ride with a large group of riders consisting of mix Pro, Cat 3,4,5, and Triathlons riders

Difficulty: Advanced

Location: Start in Walnut Creek routes around the Tri-Valley area of San Ramon, Danville, and Black hawk, Livermore and back to Walnut Creek for a 60-mile loop

Sunday Ride

Pre-Church Ride 7:00 a.m. | Meet in front of Tully’e Coffee Shop in downtown Pleasanton. This ride lasts about 1.5 hours. Dubbed “IC3 Sunday Worlds”, there are multiple hot zones and many riders consider this to be their “race day”. Nonetheless, it is a friendly atmosphere with multiple regroup points. Several ride options exist.

Do you have a ride you would like to submit to the group? We are always looking for new routes and places to train. If you have a route you would like to see added to the list please post it below, include details similar to the format listed above.

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