Best of the Bay"BOB", OctoberOct 5th, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions


How does the Team Discount work?

We do not offer team discounts.

What if I register for one route and then decide I want to do the other route?

BOB double century riders can optionally choose to ride the BOB century route. However, CTC credit will not be given for the BOB century route, and there will be no refunds.

What if it rains?

The rides will take place rain or shine, and will not be rescheduled.

What if I have mechanical issues?

Your bike should be in top mechanical shape before attempting these routes. The routes will have SAG vehicles, however you should carry a spare tube and a pump.

For serious mechanical issues, a SAG vehicle may be able to transport you to the nearest rest stop. Call the emergency number located on the bottom of the route sheet.

If you have a medical emergency, first call 911, then call the emergency number located on the bottom of the route sheet.

What's the support like?

On both routes, we offer SAG support and multiple rest stops. Private SAG support is prohibited. Each rest stop provides nutritious food and nutrient replacement products in the form of powders, gels, and bars.

When does the course close?

BOB double century closes at midnight.

BOB century has a 4:30 pm enforced cutoff at rest stop #3 Sunol-Ohlone Park.

Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?

We do not offer refunds or transfers for any reason.

How does ride check-in work?

All riders must check in at the start of this ride on Saturday morning, October 5th at
(see REGISTRATION page for the check-in and start times)

  • United Methodist Church
    19806 Wisteria St.
    Castro Valley, CA 94546

Early rider-packet pickup is available 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Friday October 4th at

  • Castro Valley Cyclery
    20515 Stanton Avenue
    Castro Valley, CA 94546

Each rider is required to pick up their own packet and sign the waiver.

Do I have to check in at the rest stops?

CTC credit for double century riders requires checking in at every rest stop.

Should I bring lights?

BOB riders are required to have lights before sunrise and after sunset.

Are you going to transport gear?

We will not be transporting gear.

Will the routes be marked?

Route sheets and road markings will be present on both routes.

Can I volunteer to support the rides?

Please submit your volunteer information using this Contact Us link.


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