BTCEB Gala Ride

The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay invites you to our monthly Gala Ride. We meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month for a casually paced social group ride at one of the many great parks in the area.

This is a 'no-drop' group ride (we won't leave you behind or let you get lost). Rides generally last 2 to 3 hours and are great opportunities to meet other East Bay mountain bikers at your skill level and to discover the best trails without having to do it on your own. Rides are free and open to the public and led by experienced local mountain bikers familiar with the trails.

Groups for ALL skill levels!

Skill Building Beginner Group (C): The group starts off slow, and tapers back from there! Build basic skills and stamina.

Relaxed Intermediate Group (B): We stop to regroup and enjoy the view once in a while.

Fast Paced/Advanced Group (A): You'll get a chance to catch your breath, every now and then.

We start gathering at about 9:00am and hit the trails promptly at 9:30am. Join us for refreshments and snacks after the ride.

Please note: As we are currently in the winter riding season, inclement weather can result in the Gala being postponed. As such, BTCEB will confirm via email the status of the ride by 5pm Friday before the Gala.

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  • Mathew E.

    here's the footage that was shot of the "impromptu rim field truing demonstration" http://youtu.be/fWoPzB-kIJw

    March 15, 2012

  • Kike R.

    Thanks Larry. I see you having fun at 1:48!

    March 14, 2012

  • Renato S.

    Great ride...although I arrived late. Found another member who arrived late. So Rocky and I rode until we met up with some of the group. We joined them and had fun on the return. Love this park.

    March 13, 2012

  • larry p.

    Nicely done Kike...I'm gonna have to get me one of the Hero2's.

    March 13, 2012

  • Kike R.

    Please find some memories from this gala ride on the following link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zVB_x8Gcck

    March 13, 2012

  • Nihala H.

    Great ride everyone. The weather was perfect; I had a fun day. Thank you. See you all again next time.

    March 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent ride and fun group. Thanks to the organizers and ride leaders. See you next time

    March 11, 2012

  • larry p.

    Mat, thanks for the link to the China Camp info. Might look into getting involved with their mountain bike patrol since it seems like I'm there a lot. :)

    March 11, 2012

  • jaime d.

    I try to attend next gale ride great people very friendly very good way to find new trail.

    March 11, 2012

  • Mathew E.

    great ride guys, there was a lot of discussion about the China Camps closure.
    For all the info please check out http://friendsofchinacamp.org
    thanks!

    March 11, 2012

  • Mike U.

    Great ride, great weather, great people and great beer!

    March 11, 2012

  • Mike P.

    Always a good ride at China Camp.

    March 11, 2012

  • Bill L.

    Big fun. Thanks!

    March 11, 2012

  • Gabriel B.

    Very nice people. Friendly, cheerful, a very Good way of socializing afterwards, exercise and make New friends along the way

    March 11, 2012

  • larry p.

    Always have a fun time with this bunch... Sorry to the C-Group for making you wait a little bit. I was...ah, giving directions to a rider who was there for her first time. Yes, that's what sweepers do! :)

    March 10, 2012

  • David S.

    Thank you David. And thanks for your kind offer, Joe. I did, indeed, find a ride and I look forward to meeting you tomorrow.

    March 9, 2012

  • Joe

    I'm coming from Livermore/East Bay, if anyone is interested in a carpool. I could drive (Avalanche bed+rack) or ride along.
    David S - could save a spot if you don't have one yet

    March 9, 2012

  • David C.

    Yo Man, I'd help out if I could but I am catching a ride in a two person max vehicle. I'll throw out some emails tonight for David and see if I get any action.

    March 8, 2012

  • David S.

    Lol. Thanks Michael -- I am a loveable guy (honest!) :-)

    March 8, 2012

  • Michael M.

    Come on you guys; show Dave some love!!

    1 · March 8, 2012

  • David S.

    I thought I would attempt another plea for a ride from Berkeley -- I would be happy to pitch in for gas. Please email me ([masked]) or call:[masked] if you can give me a ride from Berkeley to this event. THANKS!

    March 8, 2012

  • larry p.

    Karen, I think it's a typo on the location. Me thinks we're meeting at the front gate to China Camp on San Pedro Road.

    March 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exactly where will we be gathering. The link above indicates a point I am not familiar with?
    Thanks

    1 · March 6, 2012

  • larry p.

    @David, as it gets closer to the gala ride and people's schedules firm up, you'll probably get a better idea of who is coming from the Berkeley and/or surrounding area... China Camp is a fun place to get out and ride.

    2 · February 24, 2012

  • David S.

    If you are willing and able to give me a ride from Berkeley, please call me:[masked], or email me: [masked]. THANKS,

    -- Dave

    February 23, 2012

  • Kike R.

    Almost 1 year ago...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFwRFkXuj0
    (vid of march 2011 gala ride at china camp)

    February 22, 2012

  • David S.

    Could someone PLEASE give me a ride from Berkeley? I would be happy to pitch in for gas. Thanks.

    February 21, 2012

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