Bike to Wherever Day morning ride: Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

 Registration is closed for this event

Friday, May 20th, is national Bike to Wherever Day! Come celebrate with us by biking from Richmond BART to the San Rafael Transit Center, stopping at an Energizer Station for snacks and tote bags along the way. If your commute destination is the transit center or the Larkspur Ferry we will help you make your connection, or you are welcome to ride with us round trip.

This event is led by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists and made possible with funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Start: Richmond BART (plaza just west of the station, location here)
Distance: 24 miles (12 miles each way)
Route: ridewithgps.com/routes/37820415
Time (approximately):

  • Meet up at Richmond BART: 7-7:30am
  • Main ride (Richmond to San Rafael): 7:30-9am
  • Break in San Rafael: 9-10am
  • Return ride (San Rafael to Richmond): 10-11:30am (led by Bike East Bay, not as part of this MTC event)

This medium-paced, moderate difficulty ride will take us west from the Richmond BART station along the Richmond Greenway path, then on protected bike lanes to beautiful Point Richmond. From there we will continue up and over the scenic Richmond-San Rafael bike/walk path, then follow mostly bike lanes and paths to the San Rafael Transit Center.

Once we reach San Rafael we will make a short stop, so those who would like to join us should make sure to bring a bike lock or BikeLink locker card, and money for snacks or coffee. The official MTC ride ends at this point, but Bike East Bay instructors will ride back along the same route from San Rafael to Richmond starting at 10am, providing support to any participants who want to come along.

All adults are welcome to participate, and any youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All riders under 18 must wear a helmet.

A working bicycle is required for participation. A small number of electric-assist bicycles are available for adult participants to borrow. If you are interested in borrowing an e-bike please follow the link at the end of the registration process, and in your confirmation email, to fill out the request form and we will follow up with you to confirm.

When
May 20th, 2022 from  7:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location
Richmond BART, west side plaza
(near MacDonald Ave and 16th Street)
Richmond, CA 94801
Contact
Mobile: 510-845-7433 ext. 2