The ride starts off flat so that you can get a good warm up before you get to Calaveras Rd. Calaveras Rd. from this side of the hill is known as the "Wall" because of how the climb gets steeper as you reach the top. This is the hardest part of the ride though and the scenery with rolling hills on the other side the effort. There is a long descent down past Sunol Regional Wilderness where you can find good speed because there are few cars. Continuing through Niles Canyon can be a bit nervous because of the small shoulders or lack of shoulders on the road. There are two narrow bridges in the Canyon as well that need to be ridden cautiously. Mission Blvd is a long ride that is relatively flat with plenty of room to ride on the shoulder. Paseo Padre Pkwy. starts off flat then progresses to rolling hills until you reach Durham Rd. Be careful of traffic on Auto Mall Pkwy getting back to the REI parking lot because it can be heavy at times.
Starts and ends at REI Fremont. There is plenty of parking in this lot which is shared with numerous little shops and a Home Depot.
Take a right out of the parking lot onto Auto Mall Pkwy.
Turn Right onto Osgood Rd. which turns into Warm Springs Blvd.
Turn Left onto Scott Creek Rd.
Turn Right onto N. Park Victoria Dr.
Turn left onto Jacklin Rd.
Continue straight onto Evans Rd.
Turn left onto Calaveras Rd
Continue straight onto Paloma Wy.
Slight left onto Niles Canyon Rd.
Turn left onto Mission Blvd.
Turn right onto Driscoll Rd.
Turn left onto Paseo Padre Pkwy.
Turn right onto Durham Rd.
Continue straight onto Auto Mall Pkwy.
Turn left onto Fremont Blvd.
Turn Left onto Ice House Terr. to get back to the REI parking lot.
REI has portable food for the ride. Starbucks and Quiznos are in the same parking area.
There are plenty of bathrooms at gas stations along the main roads. Few bathrooms along Calaveras Rd. are located at Ed Levin County park and Sunol Regional Wilderness.
REI is there in case you need an extra tube or a Clif bar.
43962 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, Ca 94538