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Albany Beach: Self-Guided Ride

Albany Beach: Self-Guided Ride

Ride to the beach and enjoy the brand new segment of the Bay Trail running along the water behind Golden Gate Fields. Instead of a climb through the race track parking lot, you can now pedal up an easy grade with spectacular views of the Bay. Along the way, check out the unique blend of art and nature in the former landfill at Albany Bulb.... MORE 18 Sep
Birds, Bikes, Brews: Self-Guided Ride

Birds, Bikes, Brews: Self-Guided Ride

  Enjoy a flat, family-friendly ride along Oakland’s Martin Luther King Shoreline. Explore the Bay Trail and learn about the birds that live in this coastal habitat. Continue to Drake’s in San Leandro for post-ride snacks and brews outside. This ride and the points of interest below are available here as a PDF. Points of Interest Fruitvale... MORE 18 Sep
Santa Fe Rail History Tour: Self-Guided Ride

Santa Fe Rail History Tour: Self-Guided Ride

Follow the old Santa Fe train right of way from Berkeley to Richmond, along off-street bike/walk trails. This flat, family-friendly ride can be done as an out-and-back, or stop at any of the BART stations along the way for a ride home. An “extra credit” section beyond Richmond BART includes a short hill just past the Ferry Point Tunnel in Point... MORE 18 Sep
Riding Easy on Telegraph Avenue

Riding Easy on Telegraph Avenue

Phil Yip and Nicole Churchill-Yip have lived on Telegraph Avenue in the Temescal for nearly a decade. It’s a great place to be: “there is a ton of awesome retail and places to live nearby” says Phil. But biking on Telegraph Avenue itself has been a bumpy ride, and we’re not just talking about the potholed pavement. A connected, protected... MORE 15 Sep
Give Your Input, Connect West Oakland

Give Your Input, Connect West Oakland

Oakland has kicked off community engagement to improve transit, walking and bicycling on two major corridors: W. Grand Avenue and 7th Street in West Oakland. Both routes would improve transit and biking, connect West Oakland and Downtown, and to other bikeway improvements coming to Telegraph Avenue and San Pablo Avenue. Give your input on... MORE 17 Aug
Hear the Latest on Telegraph Avenue

Hear the Latest on Telegraph Avenue

Oakland City Council has directed staff to seek additional community input on planned street improvements for Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) District. Improvements for Telegraph Avenue in the KONO District between 20th Street-29th Street are currently slated for 2021, and include more permanent upgrades for pedestrians, bike... MORE 3 Aug
Keep Connected, Protected Telegraph Moving Forward

Keep Connected, Protected Telegraph Moving Forward

At today’s Oakland city council meeting, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney has requested additional community input and a report focused on improving the current bikeway project on Telegraph Avenue between 20th-29th Streets. We support Councilmember McElhaney in seeking additional community input, and we continue to work with the KONO business... MORE 28 Jul
Affordable Housing & Great Biking Make a Winning Pair

Affordable Housing & Great Biking Make a Winning Pair

Six East Bay projects that combine affordable housing, new bike infrastructure, free classes, and more were recently awarded funding in a competitive state-wide grant process. Each project in the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities grant program must combine affordable housing development projects and transportation improvements. In... MORE 20 Jul
Another Mile of Smooth Lanes on Telegraph Avenue

Another Mile of Smooth Lanes on Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue in the middle of repaving, mid-June. A new, smooth ride is coming to a mile-long stretch of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland’s Temescal district this month. The more than 10 blocks of smooth new bike lanes are a huge step forward in making a connected, protected Telegraph Avenue a reality. But the fun doesn’t stop there: additional... MORE 7 Jul
Celebrate New Bike Lanes: Twenty Years Ahead of Schedule

Celebrate New Bike Lanes: Twenty Years Ahead of Schedule

Two new protected bike lanes are on the ground, helping to close the gap in the Berkeley biking network, and Bike East Bay members made it happen. New protected bike lanes close the gap on Hearst Avenue between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street thanks to a decade of advocacy work and pop-up bikeways staged by Bike East Bay members and... MORE 7 Jul
Add Your Voice: Reinvest in Community Services

Add Your Voice: Reinvest in Community Services

Some East Bay cities are starting to seriously consider how to move funding from police budgets into community services. Conversations continue this month at council meetings in Berkeley and Oakland, and task forces are being formed in Richmond and Alameda. Bike East Bay joins the far broader call to cut police budgets and reinvest in services... MORE 7 Jul

Upcoming Meetings Review Police Budgets

Last week Bike East Bay issued a statement in support of cutting police budgets and redirecting funds to community services. As elected officials grapple with declining revenues and a June 30 deadline to approve city budgets, many city councils, as well as the BART Board, have discussed defund the police asks from black-led organizations in... MORE 23 Jun

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