OYJ San Ramon 2009

This Saturday, the Oakland Yellowjackets are making a clockwise trip around the East Bay. We’ll head out from Lake Merritt through Berkeley riding along Telegraph Avenue in the early morning before all the crazies, students and vendors have riden. Then we head west around the campus and climb Spruce to Tilden Park and on to Inspiration Point. The ride then cuts through Lafayette and Rossmoor on the way to San Ramon. A long, paceline-friendly stretch on Danville Blvd is a nice prelude to the only other significant climb of the day, the scenic Norris Canyon. After riding through Castro Valley, the ride heads back to Oakland via Bancroft Ave.
Last year it was incredibly windy. We took a few liberties with the route and I think it was a big mistake. I’m going to stick to the real route this time.