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3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
4 Reviews

Reliez Valley Rd/Bear Creek Rd

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 31, 2008

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Guest
August 5, 2009
I make this loop after work for stress relief a…
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July 9, 2009
Parts of this road get very little sun, making…
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Written Directions

From corner of Pleasant Hill Road/ Reliez Valley Rd in Lafayette:1. Head northwest on Reliez Valley Rd toward Reliez Ct 5.2 mi 2. Slight left at Alhambra Valley Rd 7.6 mi 3. Turn left at Castro Ranch Rd 2.3 mi 4. Turn left at San Pablo Dam Rd 5.4 mi 5. Turn left at Bear Creek Rd 4.1 mi 6. Turn right at Happy Valley Rd 1.7 mi 7. Turn left to stay on Happy Valley Rd 2.4 mi Ends back in Lafayette Note: Trip can be made shorter by turning left at Bear Creek Rd.

Scenery

Great rolling hills and scenic vista's of multiple reservoirs lying just northeast of the Berkley area. You'll see both the San Pablo and Briones reservoirs. This diverse area includes shady canyons and sunny open roads!

Drive Enjoyment

A little bit of everything for everyone. Lots of twisties, but wide open gently curving highways to be had as well.

Tourism Opportunities

Not much to be had on this route. This is an afternoon cruise waiting to happen if you're looking for 1 hour ride without getting too far out of the Bay area.

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Guest
August 5, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I make this loop after work for stress relief a couple of times per month. Very nice scenery and some decent twisties to get the adreneline pumping. In my experience it is rarely patrolled.
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Guest
July 9, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Other
Parts of this road get very little sun, making them slippery all year - lots of repairs and areas with no room to move over. Young kids in cars like to play "race track" out here, so getting in to speed here is NOT a good idea. WATCH for wild animals, especially deer. I've been riding this nice short route for many many years. Make sure to get a hot dog at TOP DOG if you do end up in Berkeley by the college.
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vizmi
October 22, 2017
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I found Castro Ranch Road closed from the direction of Alhambra Valley Rd.
Taking Bear Creek Rd south is also a nice ride though.
Otherwise this trip is nice and enjoyable ride, road quality is acceptable, traffic was light (compared to the surrounding areas) and some of the views worth a photo.
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