Bike East Bay and Rails to Trails Conservancy are excited to bring you four fun group rides around the East Bay, in celebration of the annual Opening Day for Trails on April 16th. It’s a day for people all over the country to get outside, shake off the winter blues, and celebrate local bike and pedestrian trails!
Families with kids are welcome on the rides. We will keep a slow pace and observe trail etiquette such as staying to the right to leave room for oncoming traffic. Please wear layers as necessary and bring snacks, water, and sunblock. Helmets are required for participants under 18 years old. All rides meet at 10:00am.
This 15 mile bike ride will begin at Rich City Rides and pass Point Isabel, the Rosie the Riveter Museum, and future extensions of the Richmond Greenway. The ride will end at Pogo Park for a fun-filled hour of activities.
Meeting Location: Rich City RIDES, 1500 Macdonald Ave, Richmond
Bay Bridge and Bay Trail Ride:
This 22 mile ride will begin at the Bike East Bay office. First stop is the Bay Bridge bike path – we’ll ride out to the terminus near Yerba Buena island where executive director Renee Rivera will give an update on plans to extend the path all the way ot San Francisco. The ride will then return to Emeryville and continue north along the Bay Trail, following the shore though Berkeley and Albany and concluding at Richmond BART.
Meeting Location: Bike East Bay office, 466 Water St, Oakland
This ride will head west from the Keller House to join the Monument Corridor Trail and continue into the Iron Horse Trail. The group will stop for a rest at Whole Foods in Walnut Creek, then continue on the trail to Danville, for a total distance of 12.5 miles.
Meeting Location: Keller House, 1760 Clayton Rd, Concord
Beginning at Union City BART, ride 1 mile on Decoto Road, which has a bike lane with moderate traffic, to the Alameda Creek Trail and continue on to Coyote Hills Regional Park. The round trip will be a total of 14 miles.
Folks who prefer trail-only riding can join the group at the Beard Staging Area and ride along the Alameda Creek Trail to the visitor center for a round trip of 10 miles.