Ride Like a Girl

Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay has a group ride for women only, the first Saturday of the month. The emphasis of these rides will be fun and to meet other women who love to ride. We have rides geared towards all level of riders with experience leaders.

Our next outing will be at Skeggs Point in El Corte de Madera Creek. Plan on a 2-3 hour ride depending on your pace.

For the High Beginner/Low Intermediate Ride - Plan on a 9 mile ride, 2,000 ft of climbing. Route: Sierra Morena (singletrack dh) - Bear Gulch Road - Blue Blossom (singletrack) - Cross Over Trail (single track climb) - Timberview Trail  - Giant Salamander (single track) - Fir Trail (fire road climb out). Amy Arcus and Jane Moorhead will be leading this group ride. Please be comfortable riding single track - there isn't anything too technical but you must be comfortable controlling your bike on single track.

For the Intermediate+ Ride - Plan on a 14 mile ride, 2,700 ft of climbing at a medium/fast pace. Route: Sierra Morena (singletrack dh) - Bear Gulch Road - Blue Blossom (singletrack) - Cross Over Trail (single track climb)- Timberview Trail - Giant Salamander (single track) - Methuselah Trail - Resolution Trail (technical rocky single track) - El Corte Madera Creek Trail (steep long climb out). Inga Beck will be leading this group ride. An INTERMEDIATE rider is considered to be somewhat experienced and skilled, riding one to three times a week during the biking season over the past two or more years. 

Members and nonmembers welcome. If you have questions please email [masked] or comment below.


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  • Inga B.

    Nice write in Dirt Rag about last month's ride at Skeggs (pics included) - http://dirtragmag.com/ride-like-a-girl/ - Thanks Joh!

    1 · February 19

  • Inga B.

    There isn't a picture posted yet because it will be in Dirt Rag courtesy of Joh - with photos from Jason (the photographer that was following us in the beginning ;P)

    February 3

  • Amy

    Great ride! The adv-beginner group was way past adv-beginner -- and lots of fun to ride with!! Good seeing everyone!

    1 · February 2

  • Angela Del P.

    Great day and tons of kick-butt female camaraderie :)

    1 · February 2

  • Karen

    Thanks for a great ride!

    1 · February 1

  • Lulu

    i waited too long to find a carpool...bummer. i need to cancel since i can't find a ride. i will ck meet-up sooner. Have fun...if anyone wants to ride in Tilden on Sat or Sun let me know

    February 1

    • Cora

      I also love in alameda! Do you ever ride Juaquin Miller? I was thinking about heading there this weekend

      February 1

    • Sandee S.

      I do, Cora. Once it gets lighter outside after work, I'd love to do some early evening rides.

      February 1

  • Sandee S.

    A fun ride, as always!!

    1 · February 1

  • Genna d.

    Fun ride with fun girls!

    2 · February 1

  • Inga B.

    So much fun, thanks ladies!!!

    1 · February 1

  • Shannon D.

    I absolutely loved the course and the group of women riding today!!! My only gripe was the long stops at the meet up points. I was just cold...note to self: wear tights next time at Skeggs! This was an amazing experience and I can't wait to do another one!

    1 · February 1

    • Inga B.

      Thanks for coming out! Already looking forward to next months ride! Have a great weekend!

      February 1

  • Shannon D.

    I had a blast today!

    1 · February 1

  • Cora

    Had a hard time getting up and overslept :( sorry to miss it. Have fun ladies!!

    February 1

  • Lulu

    Looking to carpool...I live in Alameda

    November 29, 2013

    • Lulu

      Prob too late but if you get this tonight...can I carpool?

      January 31, 2014

    • Sandee S.

      It's not too late! If you need a ride, I can probably pick you up if you're not too far into Alameda. I will leave in about 20 minutes.

      February 1

  • Di

    Gonna have to do a later ride today...have a great time!

    February 1

  • Lulu

    Looking to carpool...I live in Alameda

    February 1

  • nichole k

    Im so disappointed I'll miss this, but I've been battling a horrible chest & head cold for 2 weeks. Need the weekend to try and beat it for good.
    N

    January 31, 2014

    • Inga B.

      :( Hope you feel better soon!

      January 31, 2014

    • Amy

      Ditto Inga's comment. Hope you're better soon!

      January 31, 2014

  • Freja E.

    Can you confirm where you will be parking for me? it looks like the map shows about a mile north of the Skeggs point overlook - Is there lots of room for cars at that point? I have only parked at the overlook or south.

    January 31, 2014

    • Inga B.

      Hi Freja, The parking lot is 20 feet or so from the trail head (15006 Skyline Blvd, Redwood City, CA). You can't miss it.

      January 31, 2014

    • Amy

      Lot can fill up. At 9:00 there's probably spaces but by 9:30 it gets iffy. See you tomorrow!

      January 31, 2014

  • Sue

    I blew it on my calendaring. I am so sad, I want to ride Skeggs.

    January 17, 2014

    • Inga B.

      Aw, bummer! Hopefully we will see you March?

      January 21, 2014

    • Amy

      Sue, we'll miss you!

      January 31, 2014

  • Leslie W.

    So bummed I can't go. I have to finish some volunteer training. Maybe the March ride?

    January 27, 2014

    • Inga B.

      Bummer indeed! Hopefully March works out. Have a great weekend!

      January 28, 2014

    • Amy

      Hope to see you in March!

      January 31, 2014

  • Jane S.

    I'm driving from El Cerrito/N Berkeley if anyone wants a ride, I have space on my roof for another bike. I'll be riding beginner because I'm gonna be slow (finishing a cleanse).

    January 30, 2014

    • Lulu

      I need a ride. Lori text me[masked]

      January 31, 2014

    • Jane S.

      I am taking Geraldine. I saw someone else posted about carpool.

      January 31, 2014

  • Shannon

    This will be my first time riding with the group - looking forward to it. I live in the city and would be up for carpooling with anybody else in the city. I can drive and take one other person (and bike) or join up with anybody else with room. Thanks

    January 31, 2014

  • Geraldine

    Anyone driving from San Francisco? Carpool?

    January 28, 2014

    • Jane S.

      It looks like my suggested route takes me thru the city and I just posted about picking up someone. Let me know if you need a ride.

      January 30, 2014

  • Lauren H.

    ack! we have a kid school fundraiser that day, sadly i will actually not be able to make it.

    January 29, 2014

    • Inga B.

      :( I was looking forward to riding with the Money Goddess!!! Raise some dough!

      January 30, 2014

  • Amy

    Just a note. The beginner route is not highly technical but there is exposure, some narrow sections, and 2000' of climbing in 9 miles. It is not a true beginner ride but will be a slower-paced ride than the intermediate route.

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Shannon D.

    Do we will ride if it rains

    January 28, 2014

    • Inga B.

      Only 10% chance of rain (doubt it will rain) - if it's pouring, then no. But looks like prefect riding conditions (I like partly cloudy)

      1 · January 28, 2014

  • Dalia I.

    Regretfully I would not be able to join the first "girl's ride" of the year after all. Hope to meet you all soon so that I can start cranking up my mtb game! :)

    January 23, 2014

    • Inga B.

      :( Hopefully next month?

      January 28, 2014

  • Coop

    Sad sad sad. I'll be in Tahoe

    January 20, 2014

  • Shannon D.

    Looking forward to riding with other women!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Karen

    I did the Intermediate + ride recently and loved every minute, looking forward to a second go around!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Sue

    My friend and I will be in the beginner/intermediate group.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Is this for girls only? And is it road bikes? Thank u steve

    January 17, 2014

    • Inga B.

      Steve, the ride description is very descriptive...

      January 17, 2014

    • Sandee S.

      Steve, there is a coed ride also sponsored by BTCEB on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Also mountain bikes though.

      1 · January 17, 2014

  • Paula

    Looking forward too and will be there if no snow in tahoe!

    2 · January 16, 2014

  • Inga B.

    Looking forward to this ride! Here is a link to the trail map if anyone wants to view it beforehand. I will also bring copies day of http://www.openspace.org/preserves/maps/pr_ecdm.pdf

    January 16, 2014

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