Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Ribbon Cutting and Bike Ride

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:30am Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

On Saturday, April 22, the East Bay Regional Park District is dedicating two new facilities at the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Following the two dedication ceremonies, park staff will lead a 25 mile bike ride through the streets of Richmond and along segments of the Bay Trail, including an opportunity to learn about future plans to close gaps in the trail near Pt Pinole.

The day will begin at 10:30 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly constructed Atlas Road Bridge that provides a much-needed new entrance to the park. Following the ribbon-cutting, guests are invited to bike or walk to the ceremony renaming Breuner Marsh as the Dotson Family Marsh; the marsh has recently been restored to better accommodate climate change, and a new stretch of the Bay Trail has been built adjacent to the marsh. The Dotson Family Marsh dedication will begin at 1 PM and will be followed by a light lunch.
 
Upon completion of the ceremonies & lunch, there will be a bike ride of approximately 25 miles led by park staff and volunteers starting from the Dotson Family Marsh staging area. The route will include some Richmond city streets and segments of the bay trail where staff will discuss future plans for the Bay Trail. We expect the bike ride to begin between 1:30-2:00. Portions of the route will be on city streets with moderate traffic and narrow shoulders.  Riders should be conditioned to ride 25 miles and comfortable riding in a group of riders, and comfortable riding on urban streets.
 
Additional information on the dedication ceremonies, including times, location, and parking information, can be found here.
 
RSVPs for the dedication ceremonies should be sent to Monique Salas. To express interest in the bike tour or questions about the tour, please contact Rick Rickard.