This morning, my brother Mark and I enjoyed another Sunday bicycle ride. At 7:00 AM, with our bikes clamped on to my car’s bike rack, we drove to the northern trail head of the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail. We parked at the trail head in Lafayette, unloaded our bikes, and shortly after 7:30 AM we were pedaling in Lafayette and on our way to Moraga. The trail to Moraga is 7.3 miles long. When we reached the southern end of the trail in Moraga, we turned around and rode the same trail to return to our starting point in Lafayette.
This was the second time that we’ve ridden the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail. Our first ride here was in June, 2017. The trail provides a fun and scenic ride, but it isn’t as flat as most of the rides that we take on the bay shore or on the Iron Horse Trail. The small hills and long but gentle uphill grades on the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail gave us a nice change of pace from the flat terrain that we usually ride upon.
Our riding distance today was 17.7 miles. That’s a few miles more than two times the trail length, because a few detours were required to get around sections of the trail that were closed by landslide damage. We were finished riding shortly before 10:00 AM and we were back home in Castro Valley before 11:00 AM.