Ride-On: Del Valle Regional Park


 
Every time TBO and I ride our bikes through the searing summer heat of the Tri-Valley, we swear we’ll not return until the winter months when the average daily temperatures are more bearable (so at least under 80 degrees.) But a picnic at Del Valle Regional Park sounded pretty tempting, and several Ride-On folks wanted to go swimming at the park’s lake. So we slathered on the sunscreen and met up with Bridget, Neil, Jorge and Pamela at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART for a 40-mile round trip ride this past Saturday. It’s a relatively flat ride that winds its way past acres of vineyards, and the only tough section lies at the very end: a 1360 ft. climb that spans several miles. But you’re rewarded with gorgeous views of the valley and a fast, smooth descent to the park. Then it was time for eating and lazing about in the grass. Fun times!

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  • Sean O’Connell

    This looks awesome, I’ve been sneaking out here to rent boats and jump off rocks all summer! Great tucked away lake.

    • http://www.plattyjo.com/ Jenny Oh Hatfield

      Yes, it’s a great hidden spot!