Bicyclists of the World, Unite! The Revolution Will Not Be Motorized!
So get on your bikes and Take Back the Streets!
This century (100-mile) ride features the Carquinez Strait (which connects San Francisco Bay with the California Delta), the John Muir National Historic Site, and the Iron Horse Regional Trail. So much to RIDE.
Starting at the Orinda BART Station, we'll head north and cross both bridges that span the Carquinez Strait, the Carquinez Bridge (Highway 80), and the Benicia-Martinez Bridge (Highway 680). Both bridges have bike paths separated from car traffic. On the north side of the Carquinez Strait, we'll visit the gold-rush era cities of Vallejo and Benicia, which are both former capitals of California.
Our itinerary also includes a stop at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, a free history museum in the Victorian mansion where the influential conservationist lived.
Ride leaders Andrew Boone and Flavio Gomez, representing the Boone Tang Clan and the G Mac Playaz, respectively, will begin in Palo Alto and take BART to the Orinda ride start. Meet us at either location for the ride:
Palo Alto Caltrain Station (northbound platform) - 8:30 am
Orinda BART Station (main entrance) - 10:45 am
Bail options: From Orinda, the route is 40 miles to Martinez (Amtrak), 50 miles to Pleasant Hill (BART), 70 miles to Dublin (BART), 85 miles to Fremont (BART), and 100 miles to Palo Alto (Caltrain).