Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sat. February 7th, 2009 East Bay Hills Mixed Terrain Alley CX

B. Spoke Tailors is proud to sponsor the East Bay Hills Mixed Terrain Alley CX. Join us this Saturday for 30 to 50 miles of roads and trails in the Oakland and Berkeley hills...

We have B. Spoke Tailors prizes for the top finishers! Winner will receive a pair of our wool knickers ($150 value); recycled wool armwarmers and legwarmers ($100 value) for 2nd place; and a recycled wool helmet hat ($60 value) for 3rd place.

Photo by Pamela Palma


11:30 am Registration starts at the northwestern corner of Lake Temescal. $5 includes registration, a route map, and food and refreshments (read: yummy BBQ & beer) at the end.
12:30 pm Ride starts. We expect the first riders to complete the route in about 2.5-3 hours.


By BART, exit Rockridge Station. Go to Broadway via Chabot Road or Keith Avenue. Ride up the hill to Lake Temescal. Turn right into the parking lot. We'll be set up somewhere on the lawn directly in front of you.
By car, park on Broadway if you want to save yourself some money.


Will I need to carry a bag for the ride?
No. However, if you want to bring a bag with a change of clothes or whatever else, we will have a bag check at registration.

Will I need a lock for the ride?
No. Unless you plan to leave your bike locked to a tree in the middle of the forest.

Well, if I don't need a bag and I don't need a lock, what do I need to bring?
  • A Bike - The route is about 50/50 road and dirt, so bring whatever bike you think is best suited for the conditions. Just keep in mind that the East Bay is very hilly and some of the trails may be muddy. Unless you're Adam (128), I strongly discourage riding a fixed gear without a front brake.
  • Layers - Depending on the weather, bring enough clothing to stay warm and dry throughout the race.
  • Water - Since the ride will take place in several regional and local parks with water fountains, water will be readily available. However, I recommend that you carry at least one water bottle to get through some of the drier sections.
  • Tools - While the route will never take you too far from civilization, I strongly encourage riders to bring at least a spare inner tube, patch kit, multi-tool and pump.

More info:

Ride safe, and we look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

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