The gravel course has roughly 5,400 feet of climbing in 48 miles. The route starts with a south loop through Redwood Park to the Sunrise rest stop at the top of Redwood Road. It turns north through Joaquin Miller and Tilden parks to a second rest stop at Island Picnic Area. Both rest stops are shared with the road courses. It returns along the ridge of the Berkeley Hills to a fun descent of East Ridge trail back to the start for the post-ride meal.
Alternative Car-Free Start
The alternative start in Tilden Park is not available for this route. You must sign in at St Mary's College.
- At mile 3.1 turn left onto Pinehurst Road. Some other routes go right here, so be careful not to follow them.
- Be careful leaving the rest stops. Your course is different than all the road courses, so don't follow them.
Below is a tentative map. You will receive a final map at registration. Note that you can click on View Full Version to see more details or Send to Device to export files suitable for your GPS device.