The ride for Thursday, September 27, will take us to the Hwy 46 summit, with a York Mountain option, followed by coffee at Joebella’s.
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial of the Atascadero Lake Park. Ride out Amapoa, turn right at Curbaril, proceed through the intersection at El Camino Real and turn left on Santa Ysabel. Turn right on 41, left on Templeton, then stay on Templeton Road all the way to a left at El Pomar/Vineyard. Continue on Vineyard to a right on Bethel and a left on Hwy 46.
When we reach the intersection of 46 and York Mountain Road, those seeking to test themselves on a steeper grade can divert off and up York Mountain Road, returning to 46 after the back road climb. Those preferring a steadier, more moderate grade can just stay on 46. In any event, we will all continue west over the Highway 46 summit (where the sign says that the altitude is 1762 feet) to the lookout point on the south side of the road a few hundred meters past the summit. We will regroup there, take in the panoramic view, then head back toward Templeton by going east on 46. We will turn right onto Vineyard, and make our way to Joebella’s via Hwy 101, San Ramon, and ECR.