East Bay cycling can feel like the lonely middle child of the nearby North Bay and South Bay cycling meccas, but there is no shortage of amazing rides here. Long sustained climbs, beautiful reservoir views and brazen wild turkeys will grace your time in the saddle. For those seeking a challenge, the East Bay boasts the steepest single-road half mile in California (Marin Ave in Berkeley) and a mountaintop with one of the most expansive views in the area (Mt. Diablo). In summertime, the hills can be cool (arm warmers often encouraged) but things heat up quickly as you get further east. Be prepared for the changing conditions of the sunny side of the bay!