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  1. #1
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    Dec 2010

    Bike Commute Help ( San Ramon to Redwood City)

    Hey Gals and Guys,

    I am looking for any information on routes or parts of routes that can get me from San Ramon to Redwood City. I am mostly looking for fast routes through Hayward down to the Dumbarton bridge as it looks like it is going to be stop light hell.

    I am thinking of catching BART before commute hours from Dublin to Castro Valley, or on my weak days Union City until I can power the whole ride without it taking all day.

    Any tips, advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Oh yeah this is of course to get me in shape so I can MTB better on the weekends!


  2. #2
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    I'm ballparking UC to Redwood City at 20 miles. Do you really want to do more mileage?
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  3. #3
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    Sep 2008
    20 miles is pretty far to bike commute... both ways is 40 miles per day...pretty good
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  4. #4
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    Dec 2010
    Yeah I did recon ride today as we had family stuff over the bay so the wife met me there.

    Bike Ride Profile | Ride to Work Recon Ride. near San Ramon | Times and Records | Strava

    I took a few wrong turns and stopped to help a lady that was having chain problems (karma points!!)

    The ride back is going to be much harder than the ride there. I am thinking to start small the ride the BART to / from Union City for the first week and once I get that down do Castro valley in the morning.

    Anyone Bike Commute on Mission Blvd or Decoto? Those would clearly be faster options but I assume traffic during commute hours is pretty dicey. I may give it a try once just judge.

    And the road in that leads up to the dumbarton bike lane is the total suck... it needs to be repaved like yesterday ! :-)

  5. #5
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    Mission through Hayward sucks big time right now with the construction from Foothill down to Tennyson
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