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BTCEB Gala Ride

  • Sep 14, 2013 · 9:30 AM
  • China Camp

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!
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 9:00am in the Back Ranch Meadows Campground parking lot and hit the trails promptly at 9:30am.

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  • Jeff "Banzai" B.

    Lets try it again. The resolutions not to good, so click on "Watch on youtube.com" for HD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDljYn_9Xv0

    1 · September 23, 2013

    • Jeff "Banzai" B.

      Hey Kristina it was good seeing you. Are going to Gala DelValle? It's in my backyard, so I may lead an A-Group

      September 24, 2013

    • Inga B.

      Great video and awesome Kristina! Where's your RLaG Jersey - you are the kickass lady representing us! hehe

      September 25, 2013

  • Jeff "Banzai" B.

    New video of A-Group ride at Gala China Camp

    http://www.youtube.com/edit?ns=1&o=U&video_id=MDljYn_9Xv0

    3 · September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Super video, we've been there, it's scary it was my first time in China Camp a couple of years ago I was riding my hard tail but we walked 94%....with Jaime Diaz and Kike...

      2 · September 22, 2013

    • Kristina W.

      I can't seem to see the video! Is there a different link

      September 23, 2013

  • Jeff "Banzai" B.

    Thanks "A Group" for making my first foray into the fast class the best Gala yet.

    2 · September 14, 2013

    • Mike U.

      Hi Jeff, I need your email address. Could you send it to me: [masked]?

      September 16, 2013

  • Zac D.

    Great! Nice Turn out.

    September 15, 2013

    • Mike U.

      Hi Zac, I didn't get a chance to talk with you (or perhaps I did but didn't recognize you!) at the Gala.

      September 16, 2013

  • Jane S.

    Carpool from north Berkeley anyone?

    September 7, 2013

    • jason

      Yes, thank you both for the ride, tips, and convo.

      September 15, 2013

    • Brandon M.

      Not a problem. It was my pleasure. I enjoyed meeting both of you.

      September 16, 2013

  • Helen

    My first ride with this group and what fun. What a fun and supportive community! A BIG thank you to Rob and Will for help swapping my tires and to Henry for changing my flat! Plan of joining again next month.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • larry p.

    Always fun to ride with good people! See you on the next one!

    September 15, 2013

  • jason

    Pleasure meeting and riding with everyone. Very cool group and fun as heck!

    September 15, 2013

  • Mike U.

    While the experience of yesterdays Gala ride is still fresh, consider joining us! Go to http://www.btceb.org/join.php to join. In addition to other activities (see web site), we hope to continue this great event month after month, so give us your support. Thanks.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Mike P.

    Always a good time.

    September 15, 2013

  • Jeanette

    Beautiful day to ride with a fun group. Thank you! Here is a link to the China Camp brochure if you want to look back at the trails you rode. See page 4.
    http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/466/files/ChinaCampBrochure.pdf

    Here's my tracker stats for the B- group
    http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/245707519/6466795

    3 · September 14, 2013

    • Michael M.

      I figured 15 miles. the "A" group did 17....;)

      1 · September 14, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Thanks Brandon, Dave, Neil, Henry, Mike, Jake, Jim, Kike, Jesus, Bruce, Ken, Ron, Larry, Pink Mike and everyone who gave of themselves to make this ride so much fun.

    3 · September 14, 2013

  • Ivan

    Fun ride today, great group of riders thank you for showing the trails of the backside.

    September 14, 2013

  • Jane S.

    Thanks so much for welcoming to the East Bay. I have met so many good people and enjoyed such good rides!

    3 · September 14, 2013

  • Markus E.

    12 miles of fast, flowy single track followed by bear. Loads of fun

    September 14, 2013

  • Ken W.

    It was a great ride and nice to see everybody!

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Jeff P.

    Great ride, great group!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Gabriela

    Thank u all, it was a great ride as always!! Fun group C and it was nice meeting new people in the ride!! See u next time!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Jeff P.

    Sorry for the late RSVP. Looking forward to the ride!

    September 14, 2013

  • Tina C.

    Anyone driving from Livermore & have space for 1 more?

    September 7, 2013

    • Tina C.

      Thanks, I just sent you an email w/my contact info. Let me know what time/where you'd like to meet on Saturday!

      September 12, 2013

    • Irene

      I have space as well

      September 13, 2013

  • Helen

    This will be my first ride mountain bike ride in quite a while; can anyone help me swap out my road tires?

    September 11, 2013

    • Mike U.

      If you get to the parking lot by 9:00 I'm sure we can find someone to change out your tires. See you there.

      September 12, 2013

    • Helen

      Thanks Mike. I'll plan on arriving at 9. Cheers.

      September 13, 2013

  • Lilia

    does anyone want to carpool from Concord Area? Thx.

    September 12, 2013

  • Leonel

    Always wanted to ride china camp!

    September 12, 2013

  • Phred

    Is the State Park Poppy Pass accepted at China Camp? This will be my first time to China Camp and I presume we pay for parking.

    September 9, 2013

    • Bruce C.

      According the the CA Parks web site your Poppy Pass is good for parking. Most folks park (for free) on the road out front near the entrance to Back Ranch camp ground and parking lot. There is a $3 fee for trail use however. First time? It won't be your last.

      September 9, 2013

    • Phred

      Thx for the info Bruce.

      September 9, 2013

  • Jane S.

    Carpool from north Berkeley anyone?

    September 7, 2013

    • Sarah R.

      Jane I may be able to carpool, Im just not sure yet if I am going as I may have a thingy later in the day... not sure yet of time... should be able to do both

      September 8, 2013

    • Sarah R.

      I am going to go to this but I have to immediately leave after the ride to be in SF by 3, so if you want to stick around and socialize (which is always fun) we should go separately.

      September 9, 2013

  • Patti

    Can't make this one, but I'm excited about the next adventure!

    September 8, 2013

  • Jaime A. Z.

    Just remember i got things to do that weekend an other ride i will not be able to do , have fun at China camp.

    August 22, 2013

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