Join the Gals for an enjoyable, easy-going ride in the town and shores of Alameda & Bay Farm Islands. We will begin and end at the Fruitvale BART station. There are mild inclines at the 2 bridges we cross and otherwise the route is flat. We'll show you a route, provide tips for riding in the city, and have a relaxing ride. Guestimated time: 3 hours Level: A (<15 miles, mostly flat, both smooth and bumpy surfaces and a bit of sidewalk riding to avoid traffic) Distance: About 13 miles.
Start & End: Fruitvale BART station. Possible pit-stop near the end of the ride for ice cream at Tucker's or coffee at Peet's in downtown Alameda.
• We ride at a relaxed pace and won't leave anyone behind. • RSVP required. Helmet, working bicycle, and basic riding skills required. Water and sunscreen recommended.
(Not had your bicycle out in a very long while? Please have it checked over by a bike mechanic to be sure it is safe and reliable.)
• We'll ride on the road with and without a bike lane and on multiuse paths.
• Rain cancels. Will send a message via Meetup if we cancel to those who RSVP for this ride.
• Bring your questions -- Anything you want to know about biking? No question is too basic -- probably other Gals will have the same question!
We are grateful for all the good work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to improve conditions for bicycling in San Francisco. We encourage you to check out their work and join. You can join at a ride for $25 for a one-year membership.
This ride is hosted by Carla, Alexis and Lenore