This ride from UC Berkeley to the Berkeley Marina and back (flat 6.6 miles round trip) is in celebration of Bay Day, a new, annual celebration of the bay as a unique natural resource which requires appreciation and protection. Along the way we will pass over and talk about parts of the SF Bay watershed, including some historically sigificant creek restoration sites, and a permeable paver roadway experiement in Berkeley encouraging healthier rainwater runoff to the Bay.
We will then make our way westward along the bike/pedestrian bridge over 580, visit the site of a landfill cleanup and future park site along the Bay, and then stop at Shorebird Park in the Marina for a break before turning around and heading back. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the Seabreeze Cafe near the Marina, for anyone who needs them.
Ride starts promptly at 3:30pm, ends at Downtown Berkeley BART around 5pm or whenever we get back;
Free Urban Cycling 101 classroom workshop (details here) at Dwinelle Hall Room 209, UC Berkeley, before the ride from 1-3pm
Sather Gate, UC Berkeley (just north of where Telegraph Ave dead ends at Bancroft) for 3:30pm ride out;
OR join us as we pass by the Downtown Berkeley BART Station (Shattuck Ave and Center Street) shortly after 3:30pm.
Click here to view the out-and-back route.
This will be a slow-paced, social ride for all ages and abilities. There are multiple reground spots so nobody will get left behind, and everyone will be expected to ride safely and obey all relevant traffic rules and regulations. Participants are responsible for bringing their own working bike, as well as any food and water they will need. Children under 18 will be required to wear a helmet, and no unaccompanied minors will be allowed to participate. Everyone riding with us will be required to sign a liability waiver at the start.