Alto Velo Egan Ride

The Egan Ride began sometime in the mid 90s, and it was originally run by the Western Wheelers club. The name is taken from Egan Middle School in Los Altos, where the ride meets. In the early years the ride generally went through Portola Valley. By the mid 2000s the ride had been taken over by Alto Velo, with Kurt Liittschwager as leader, and the routes were mostly in Los Altos Hills and west Palo Alto. Kurt moved to France in 2007 or 2008 and Ed Lee took over the ride. He led through 2009 when fatherhood consumed his free time. For two years there was no Egan Ride until Dirk Bergstrom took over 2012.

The Egan Ride meets at Egan Middle School every Tuesday at 6:00 pm from March through September. We leave at 6:05 and roll through the intersection of Edith and Foothill between 6:10 & 6:15. New riders welcome. We regroup and recover after every climb; if you can do OLH in under 25 minutes you should have no trouble keeping up. Rides are open to anyone.

Where: 100 W. Portola Rd, Los Altos. Near the corner of San Antonio and W. Portola. It's NOT the school on the corner, EMS is 1/2 block further west.

Remember, charge the hills, slow roll in between. Pay attention to traffic and don't hog the road.

Past Routes

2012-04-03, 2012-09-11, 2013-03-26, 2013-09-24

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, La Paloma, Purissima,
LaBarranca, Elena, Taafe, Altamont, Moody, El Monte, Stonebrook,
Teresa/Kate/Laura/Stonebrook (Quarry), Magdalena, Summerhill,
Quinhill, University, etc.

Intervals: La Paloma, LaBarranca, Taafe, Stonebrook, Kate/Laura,
Quinhill

13.7 Miles / 1350 ft
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2264402
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5385026
55 min to downtown, 65 to Egan

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2013-04-02, 2013-09-17

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, St. Francis, La Cresta,
Arastradero, Page Mill, Paseo Del Roble, Page Mill, Alexis (all the
way to the end and back), Page Mill, Via Ventana, Briones, Altamont,
Almaden Ct., Taaffe, Elena, Robleda, Chapin, Burke, Foothill, etc.

Intervals: St. Francis, Paseo Del Roble, Alexis (initial climb),
Alexis (climb to the dead end), Page to Via Ventata, Briones, Almaden Ct.

Distance: 16.0 Miles / 1980 ft
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2298858
60 to downtown

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2013-09-10

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, Concepcion, Viscaino, Purissima,
Elena, Natoma, Black Mountain, Edgerton, Black Mountain, Altamont,
Altamont Circle, Page, 3 Forks, Middle Fork, Page, Arastradero, La
Cresta, Viscaino, Concepcion, Fremont, etc.

Intervals: Viscaino, Elena, Edgerton, Altamont Circle, Middle Fork,
Arastradero from 280, La Cresta.

15 Miles, 2000 ft
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3322831
65 to Foothill

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2012-04-24
(Out w/knee problems, Hal led)

Route: Los Altos Ave, Foothill, Mora, Sunhills, Magdalena, Stonebrook, Moody,
Tepa (U/D), Altamont, Taafe, Elena, Purissima, Viscaino

Intervals: Mora, Stonebrook, Tepa, Altamont, Viscaino

17.0 Miles
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5385018

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2012-05-01, 2012-08-28

17.0 Miles
Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, La Paloma, Purissima, LaBarranca,
Elena, Taafe, Altamont, Moody, Page Mill, Arastradero, La Cresta

Intervals: La Paloma, La Barranca, Taafe, Moody, La Cresta

17 Miles, 1850 ft
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5436491

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2012-05-15

Los Altos, Foothill, Magdalena, Eastbrook, Loyola, Sunnhills, Mora,
Foothill, Stevens Creek/Permanente, Foothill, Voss, Foothill, San
Juan, Foothill, McClellan, Hyannisport, Linda Vista, Terra Bella,
Lindy, Regnart, Lindy, Terra Bella, Linda Vista, Hyannisport,
McClellan, Mira Vista, Palm, Foothill.

Intervals: Loyola, Permanente Cement, Voss, San Juan, Regnart

27 Miles
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5460805

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2012-05-21

[no leader]
Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, LaPaloma, Westwind, Concepcion, Purissima,
Elena, Natoma, Blk Mtn, Altamont, Moody, Tepa, Moody, Altamont, Page, Alexis,
Page, Arastradero, LaCresta, Viscaino, Purissima, LaBarranca, Elena, Taaffe

Intervals: Westwind, Elena, Blk Mtn, Tepa, Altamont, Alexis, LaCresta,
LaBarranca, Taaffe.

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2012-05-29, 2012-06-26

[Hal led]
Los Altos Ave, Foothill, Mora, Sunhills, Magdalena, Stonebrook, Moody,
Tepa (U/D), Altamont, Page Mill, Via Ventana, Page, Arastradero,
Stirrup, LaCresta, Viscaino, (D/U/D), Purissima, LaBarranca, Elena,
Taaffe, Finis.

Hill Intervals: Mora, Stonebrook, Tepa, Altamont, Via Ventana, Stirrup,
LaCresta, Viscaino, LaBarranca, Taaffe

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2012-06-05

[Hal led]
Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, LaPaloma, Purissima, LaBarranca, Elena,
Taaffe, Altamont, Moody, Page, Alexis, Page, Arastradero, Stirrup, Arastradero,
Purissima, Elena/Natoma/Blk Mtn (U/D), Purissima, Concepcion, St. Francis,
Ascension, Anacapa, Viscaino, Concepcion, Westwind, Finis.

Intervals: LaPaloma, LaBarranca, Taaffe, Moody, Alexis, Stirrup, Elena, Blk Mtn,
Ascension, Anacapa, Westwind

24 miles
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5496589

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2012-06-12

[Hal again]
Los Altos, Edith, University, Quinnhill, Summerhill, Magdalena,
Stonebrook, El Monte, Moody, Tepa (Up/down), Altamont, Taaffe, Elena,
La Barranca, Purissima, Elena, Natoma, Black Mountain, Altamont, Page,
Arastradero, La Cresta, Viscaino, Concepcion, Westwind, La Paloma,
Fremont, Edith, etc.

Intervals: Quinnhill, Magdalena, Stonebrook, Tepa, Altamont,
Elena to Natoma, Black Mountain, Arastradero, La Cresta, Westwind.

22 Miles
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5508508

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2012-06-19

[Hal?]
Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, LaPaloma, Westwind, Concepcion, Viscaino,
Purissima, Elena, Natoma, Blk Mtn, Altamont, Moody, Page, Alexis, Arastradero,
Stirrup, LaCresta, Purissima, LaBarranca, Elena, Taaffe

Intervals: Westwind, Viscaino, Elena, Blk Mtn, Moody, Alexis, Stirrup, LaCresta,
LaBarranca, Taaffe

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2012-07-03

Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, La Paloma, Purissima, LaBarranca,
Elena, Taafe, Altamont, Black Mountain, Edgerton (D/U), Black
Mountain, Altamont, Page, Country, 3 Forks, Middle Fork (U/D), 3
Forks, Page, Arastradero, Purissima, Viscaino, Concepcion, Fremont,
St. Francis, Anacapa, Viscaino, Concepcion, etc.

Intervals: La Paloma, LaBarranca, Taaffe, Edgerton, Middle Fork,
Viscaino, Anacapa

17 Miles
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5541053

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2012-07-10, 2012-08-21, 2013-09-03

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, St. Francis, La Cresta,
Arastradero, Page Mill, Paseo Del Roble, Page Mill, Alexis (to the
Country Club driveway), Page Mill, Via Ventana, Briones, Altamont,
Black Mountain, Natoma, Altamont, Moody, Tepa, Summit Wood, La Loma,
Prospect, Stonebrook, El Monte, Summerhill, Quinnhill, University,
Edith, Los Altos Ave.

Intervals: St. Francis, Paseo Del Roble, Alexis to Country Club,
Page to Via Ventata, Briones, Natoma, Tepa/Summit Wood, Quinhill

17 miles
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5551980

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2012-07-17

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, University, Quinnhill, Summerhill,
Magdalena, Eastbrook, Mora, Sunhills, Loyola, Camino Hermoso,
Magdalena, Blandor, Olive Tree, Magdalena, Stonebrook, Laura, Kate,
Stonebrook, El Monte, Altamont, Natoma, Black Mountain, Altamont,
Altamont Circle (regroup back at Page), Page Mill, Story Hill (u/d),
Page Mill, Arastradero, bike path, Los Altos Ave.

Intervals: Quinnhill, Mora, Blandor, Quarry, Altamont, Black Mountain,
Altamont Circle, Story Hill

21 miles
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=5563760

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2012-07-24, 2013-05-07

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, Concepcion, Viscaino, Purissima,
La Barranca, Elena, Taafe, Altamont, Moody, Tepa/Summit Wood (U/D),
Moody, Page, Alexis to Country Club entrace, Page, Country (U/D),
Page, Arastradero, Stirrup/Saddle Mtn. to Moon (U/D), Arastradero, La
Cresta, Viscaino, Concepcion, Fremont, Edith, Los Altos.

Intervals: Viscaino, La Barranca, Taaffe, Tepa, Moody, Alexis,
Country, Stirrup, La Cresta.

21 miles, 2950 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1467783

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2012-07-31, 2013-08-13

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, St. Francis, La Cresta,
Arastradero, Purissima, Elena, Natoma, Altamont, Black Mountain,
Edgerton, Black Mountain, Altamont, Taaffe, Elena, Vinedo, Elena, El
Monte, Stonebrook, Kate, Laura, Stonebrook, Magdalena, Blandor, Olive
Tree, Magdalena, Summerhill, Quinnhill, University, Edith, Los Altos.

Intervals: St. Francis, Elena, Natoma, Edgerton, Vinedo, Stonebrook,
Blandor, Quinnhill.

19 Miles, 2300 ft
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1517259

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2012-08-07, 2013-07-30

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, Concepcion, Viscaino, Anacapa,
La Cresta, Arastradero, Page Mill, Paseo Del Roble, Page Mill, Story
Hill, Page Mill, Via Ventana, Briones, Altamont, Natoma, Black
Mountain, Altamont, Altamont Circle, Page Mill, Alexis, Page Mill,
Arastradero, Purissima, Viscaino, Concepcion, Fremont, Edith, Los
Altos Ave.

Intervals: Viscaino, Arastradero (280 to crest), Paseo Del Roble,
Story Hill, Briones, Black Mountain, Altamont Circle, Alexis to
Country Club, Viscaino.

18 Miles, 2500 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1544114

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2012-09-04

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, La Paloma, Westwind, Concepcion,
Purissima, Elena, Natoma, Black Mountain, Altamont, Page, Alexis,
Page, Paseo Del Roble, Page, Arastradero, Liddicoat, Stanford,
Liddicoat, Arastradero, Page, Arastradero, Stirrup, Saddle Mountain,
Stirrup, Arastradero, Horseshoe Ln, Arastradero, bike path, Los Altos
Ave, Portola.

Intervals: Westwind, Elena, Black Mountain, Alexis to Country Club,
Alexis from dip to the end, Paseo Del Roble, Liddicoat/Stanford,
Stirrup/Saddle Mountain, Horseshoe.

16 Miles, 2240 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1670528

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2013-04-09

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, Concepcion, Esperanza,
Concepcion, Viscaino, Purissima, Elena, Natoma, Altamont, Edgerton,
Altamont, Altamont Circle, Page, Story, Paseo Del Roble, Page,
Arastradero, Bike Path, Los Altos, Portola.

Intervals: Esperanza, Viscaino, Elena, Natoma, Edgerton, Altamont
Circle, Story Ln, Paseo/Mir Mirou, Arastradero

15 Miles, 2020 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2327995

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2013-04-16, 2013-06-11

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, University, Quinnhill, Summerhill,
Magdalena, Dawson Dr., Magdalena, Eastbrook, Mora, Loyola, Camino
Hermoso, Magdalena, Stonebrook, Kate, Stonebrook, Oak Knoll, Oak Park,
Stonebrook, El Monte, Moody, Tepa, Summit Wood, Moody, Elena, Vinedo,
Elena, Robleda, Purissima, Concepcion, Fremont, St. Francis,
Ascension, Anacapa, Viscaino, Concepcion, Fremont, Edith, Los Altos.

Intervals: Quinnhill, Dawson, Mora, Stonebrook, Oak Park, Tepa/Summit
Wood, Vinedo, Ascension/Anacapa.

19 Miles, 2430 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2359111

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2013-04-23, 2013-07-16

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, La Paloma, Purissima,
LaBarranca, Elena, Black Mountain, Altamont, Briones, Via Ventana,
Page, Matadero Creek, Page, Three Forks, Middle Fork, Page,
Arastradero, Liddicoat, Stanford, Arastradero, Stirrup, Saddle,
Arastradero, La Cresta, Viscaino, Concepcion, Fremont, etc.

Intervals: La Paloma, LaBarranca, Black Mountain, Matadero Creek (up
from Page), Matadero Creek (up from cul de sac), Middle Fork,
Liddicoat/Stanford, Stirrup/Saddle, La Cresta.

16.5 Miles, 1980 ft
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2392508

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2013-04-30, 2013-07-09

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, University, Anita, Border, Border Hill,
Border, Valley View, Hilltop, Hillview, Magdalena, Eastbrook, Mora,
Sunhills, Loyola, Ravensbury, Arroyo Oaks, Ravensbury, Camino Hermoso,
Magdalena, Blandor, Olive Tree, Magdalena, Stonebrook, Quarry,
Stonebrook, El Monte, Moody, Altamont, Black Mountain, Edgerton, Black
Mountain, Natoma, Elena, Purissima, Viscaino, Concepcion, Esperanza,
Fremont, etc.

Intervals: Border Hill, Valley View, Hilltop, Mora, Arroyo Oaks,
Camino Hermoso, Blandor/Olive Tree, Stonebrook, Altamont, Edgerton,
Viscaino, Esperanza.

22 Miles, 2900 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2392587

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2013-05-14

Route: Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, Concepcion, Esperanza,
Concepcion, Purissima, Leander, Purissima, Robleda, Elena, Vinedo,
Elena, El Monte, Summerhill, Quinnhill, Border Hill, Valley View,
Summerhill, Magdalena, Dawson, Magdalena, Ravensbury, Toyonita,
Ravensbury, Camino Hermoso, Fernhill, Camino Hermoso, Loyola,
Eastbrook, Mora Glen, Mora, Loyola, Magdalena, Stonebrook, Quarry,
Stonebrook, Oak Knoll, Oak Park, Stonebrook, El Monte, University,
etc.

Intervals: Esperanza, Concepcion, Leander, Vinedo, Quinnhill, Border
Hill, Valley View, Dawson, Toyonita, Fernhill, Camino Hermoso, Mora
Glen, Mora, Quarry, Oak Park.

23 Miles, 3000 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2506350

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2013-05-21, 2013-06-25

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, St. Francis, Ascension, Anacapa,
Viscaino, Purissima, Arastradero, Page, Paseo del Roble, Mir Mirou,
Paseo, Page, Alexis, Page, Matadero Creek, Page, Via Ventana, Briones,
Altamont, Altamont Circle, Altamont, Black Mountain, Edgerton, Black
Mountain, Natoma, Altamont, Moody, Tepa/Summit Wood, La Loma,
Prospect, Stonebrook, El Monte, University, etc.

Intervals: Ascension/Anacapa, Arastradero, Paseo/Mir Mirou, Alexis to
Country Club, Page/Matadero Creek, Matadero Creek from cul de sac,
Briones, Edgerton, Natoma, Tepa/Summit Wood.

19 Miles, 2700 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2544477

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2013-05-28, 2013-08-20

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, La Paloma, Purissima, La
Barranca, Elena, Taaffe, Altamont, Black Mountain, Edgerton, Black
Mountain, Altamont, Page Mill, Story Hill, 3 Forks, Middle Fork, 3
Forks, Page, Arastradero, Liddicoat/Stanford, Arastradero, Page,
Arastradero, La Cresta, St. Francis, Anacapa, Viscaino, Concepcion,
Fremont, etc.

Intervals: La Paloma, La Barranca, Taaffe, Edgerton, Story Hill,
Middle Fork, Liddicoat/Stanford, La Cresta (first hill), Anacapa.

17 Miles, 2400 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2583371

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2012-05-15

Route: Los Altos, Foothill, Magdalena, Ravensbury, Camino Hermoso,
Loyola, Sunhills, Mora, Esberg, Loyola, Foothill, Voss, Lockwood,
Alcade, Santa Lucia, Cordova, San Juan, Stevens Canyon, Montebello,
Stevens Canyon, McClellan, Linda Vista, Hyannisport, Santa Teresa,
Lindy, Regnart, Lindy, Canyon View, Lindy, Santa Teresa, Hyannisport,
Fort Baker, Orange, Stevens Creek, Foothill, etc.

Intervals: Camino Hermoso, Voss, Cordova, Montebello (to Pichetti),
Regnart, Lindy, Stevens Creek bump.

31 Miles, 3200 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2623914

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2013-06-18

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, St. Francis, La Cresta,
Arastradero, Alpine, Westridge, Pinon, La Sandra, Pinon, Westridge,
Mapache, Ramoso, Paloma, Westridge, Golden Hills, Fawn, Cervantes,
Minoca, Golden Oak, Alpine, Hillbrook, Sausal, Alpine, La Mesa, Conil,
Pecora, Gabarda, La Mesa, Alpine, Foothill, Arastradero, Bike path,
Los Altos Ave.

Intervals: St. Francis, Arastradero, Westridge, Pinon/La Sandra,
Mapache, Golden Hills/Fawn, Golden Oak, Hillbrook, La Mesa.

28 Miles, 3200 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2706740

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2013-07-02

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, Concepcion, Viscaino, Purissima,
Arastradero, Page, Arastradero, Golden Oak, Minoca, Cervantes,
Westridge, Portola, Wayside, Portola, Woodside/84, Tripp, Kings, Greer,
Huddart, Kings, Patrol, Summit Springs, Trip, Woodside/84, Whiskey
Hill, Sand Hill, Foothill, etc.

Intervals: Viscaino, Arastradero, Golden Oak/Minoca, Wayside, Huddart,
Patrol, Summit Springs, Sand Hill.

34 Miles, 3900 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2787008

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2013-07-23

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, Miranda, Estacada, De Bell,
Manuella, Fremont, Concepcion, Esperanza, Concepcion, Westwind, La
Paloma, Alta Tierra, Robleda, Purissima, Leander, Purissima, Rhoda,
Purissima, Arastradero, Horseshoe, Arastradero, Old Adobe, Old Trace,
Fremont, St. Francis, Anacapa, Viscaino, Roble Ladera, Purissima, La
Barranca, Elena, Vinedo, Elena, Moody, Tepa, Summit Wood, Prospect,
Oak Knoll, Oak Park, Stonebrook, El Monte, Foothill, etc.

Intervals: De Bell, Esperanza, Westwind, Alta Tierra, Leander, Rhoda,
Horseshoe, Old Adobe, Anacapa, La Barranca, Vinedo, Tepa, Oak Park.

20 Miles, 2380 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2917656

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2013-08-06

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, University, Quinnhill, Summerhill,
Magdalena, Dawson, Magdalena, Ravensbury, Camino Hermoso, Fernhill,
Lomita Linda, Camino Hermoso, Ravensbury, Toyonita, Ravensbury,
Loyola, Sunhills, Mora, Mora Glen, Eastbrook, Loyola, Ravensbury,
Camino Hermoso, Magdalena, Stonebrook, Quarry, Oak Knoll, Oak Park,
Stonebrook, El Monte, Foothill, etc.

Intervals: Quinnhill, Dawson, Lomita Linda, Toyonita, Ravensbury, Mora
Glen, Loyola, Camino Hermoso, Quarry, Oak Park.

17 Miles, 2170 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3004832

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2013-08-27

Route: Los Altos Ave, Edith, Fremont, Deerfield, Burke, W. Sunset,
E. Sunset, Burke, Chapin, Robleda, Quail Ln, Robleda, Orchard Hill,
Robleda, Fremont, Concepcion, Esperanza, Concepcion, Viscaino, Roble
Ladera, Purissima, La Barranca, Elena, Taaffe, Altamont, Moody, Page,
Paseo Del Roble, Mir Mirou, Paseo, Page, Arastradero, Stirrup/Saddle,
Arastradero, Bike Path, etc.

Intervals: Deerfield, Sunset, Sunset, Quail Ln, Orchard Hill,
Esperanza, Viscaino, La Barranca, Taaffe, Moody, Paseo/Mir,
Stirrup/Saddle.

21 Miles, 2768 ft.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3207105