This week, I’m blogging about a yet-to-be done Road Trip! It’s all about the Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club and Cinderella Classic & Challenge, an annual bike ride for women and girls only that I plan on taking part in this year. It is on March 28th, and costs no more than $75 to register, and that’s for non-members doing the longest course and registering the day of!
A little bit about the routes: the short route is a flat, 31-mile route starting at Las Positas College in Livermore. The classic route is 65 miles or 105k which sounds so much more, with some moderate hills. This route takes you through the base of Mt. Diablo and through Danville, Pleasanton, and the vineyards of Livermore. The challenge route is a tough 100 miles with about 2,300 feet of climbing and even includes a portion of the Altamont Pass!
I did the 65-mile route back in my 30s, but I am motivated this year to get some biking into my workout schedule because I am doing a 10-day bike trip in Italy this September. This year, I am doing it with a few women who will also be on the Italy trip with me. If you want to sign up, give it a look here! The ride begins at 9 a.m. and is monitored the whole way through, and if you can’t make it to the end, they do have pick-up vans.