Dutch Diesel Destination Rides
What does a typical destination ride look like?
On Dutch Diesel Destination Saturdays, we will ride the trails at different locations in the Bay Area. The group will gather at 9:00 AM Diablo Vista Park next to the basketball and volleyball courts, load up the bikes and Dutch Diesel Cycling will take the riders to the scheduled starting point. Riders will learn things like how bike gears work, how best to shift, the parts of a bike, how to use the brakes, how to climb and descend safely, and how to handle various types of terrain. Plus, we'll take in the scenery in places like Angel Island or other interesting spots around the Bay.
Every Thursday you will receive an email with the ride details for the upcoming session.
What does my rider need for the ride?
For the best experience on the hills and trails we require that your rider has the following:
Mountain bike: with 24" wheels or bigger, 3 front chain rings or 1 chain ring*, and multiple gears on rear wheel. The bike needs to be in good running condition. If you need a tune up before the camp, we recommend taking your bike to 6Fifteen Cyclery.
Helmet: one that fits well and is in good condition.
Sunglasses: for eye protection.
Saddle bag: with a spare tube and mini tire pump or CO2 cartridges in case of a flat tire.
Clothing: long finger biking gloves, comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, and sweatshirt (for cool weather).
Water: at least one water bottle cage and bottle is needed to keep your rider hydrated. Because not all trails have the opportunity to refill, some riders use a CamelBak to carry water. Make sure they know how to use it and that it is filled up when they arrive.
Ride snack (i.e. power bar) / Lunch.
Sunscreen: apply sunscreen before arriving.
* Newer model mountain bikes with 1 chain ring in the front are ok too as long as they have at least 10 gears on the rear wheel.
Brushy Peak Trail Loop Livermore
Duration: 9:00AM - 12:30 PM (depending on group pace)
Rider Type: Youth Middle School
Drop off location: Diablo Vista Park, 1000 Tassajara Ranch Drive, Danville, CA
Cost: $65, minimum of 2 riders
Upcoming Sessions: See registration form for dates