2013 Promotion

The 56th Berkeley Hills Road Race was great fun!  We hosted over 500 racers on the challenging 3 Bears course. Thanks for all racers the and race supports!

See results and photos posted here.


The 2013 – 56th Berkeley Hills Road Race (BHRR) will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

BHRR is part of the BikeReg.com Premier Series 2013


  • Registration on BikeReg.com. Pre-reg closes Thurs May 9, 11:59pm PDT, or when fields fill.
  • Add $10 for late (day-of) registration. FIELD SIZES ARE LOW. Pre-reg early! No refunds.
  • Champion Discount: Champions are to register and pay normal entry fees up front. Current NCNCA and National Road.  Champions shall receive a partial refund race-day at the registration desk if:
    1. Your entry is received by the pre-reg deadline  (otherwise pay full entry plus late fee), and;
    2. You ride in the category in which you are champion (Master Champions may ride down in age, and Juniors may ride up).
    3. Championship jersey is not required.
  • Race-day check-in opens 6:15am and closes 15 minutes before each race.


  • START (SAME AS LAST YEAR): San Pablo Reservoir Boat Launch.·
  • From Orinda (Hwy 24), 2.4 miles north/west (towards Richmond) on Camino Pablo to the San Pablo Reservoir Boat Launch (not the Recreation Area); enter at Boat Launch sign and follow the lakefront road north 1.5 miles, past guard gate to parking lots.
  • From I-80, San Pablo Dam Road exit, 8.9 miles south/east (towards Orinda) to Boat Launch as above.
  • Parking is limited, carpooling is strongly advised.

Course Description

  • Traditional loop (approx 30.4km): San Pablo Dam, Castro Ranch, Alhambra Valley, and Bear Creek Roads, clockwise.  Pavement good to fair.
  • Start: 2km promenade up service road from reg/parking area to (and then a short way along) San Pablo Dam Road.
  • Finish: Top of the second long climb on Bear Creek Road (Papa Bear).
  • Feed Zone: Approx 1.5km before finish on Papa Bear climb. Parking at feed zone for feed zone participants only.

Course and Race Rules

  • All USAC/USCF rules apply.
  • No road closure. Watch for traffic and road hazards. Use caution.
  • NO warming up on the course.
  • NO parking on the course or near finish line. CHP will be patroling.
  • Please, no tents in the parking lot.
  • Immediately upon finishing your race, please proceed directly to the reg/parking area. DO NOT LINGER IN THE FINISH AREA.
  • Wheel support (wheels in/wheels out) will only be provided for:
    • P/1/2 Men,
    • Masters 35+ 1/2/3, and
    • Masters 45+ 1/2/3.
  • NO other unauthorized support vehicles allowed ANYWHERE on the course. Unauthorized follow vehicles will result in rider/team DQ.
  • Officials, course marshals and CHP are watching.

A portion of proceeds from this year’s event will be donated.