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**Impromptu** B/1/~12 Bike Ride to July 4th Fireworks at Shoreline

Meet Hedy McAdams [masked]
[masked]) at Peers Park in Palo Alto at 6:15pm
ROUTE & DESTINATION: Oregon Expressway frontage road to bike bridge over US 101; then ride behind businesses that front Embarcadero Road to the north entrance of Palo Alto Baylands trail. Ride south to and into Shoreline Park, around Shoreline Lake to restaurant "Michael's At Shoreline," on Shoreline golf course, which is a perfect vantage point to watch fireworks display. We'll snack or have supper (buy it or bring your own) as we wait for fireworks to start, then back to San Antonio and take shorter path home, over bike bridge.
DISTANCE: Approximately 6-7 miles to Shoreline, then 5-6 miles home (the shorter way). Level path, alternating paved and dirt surfaces.
PACE: Depending on size of group, once we get to Baylands, we can vary pace according to our desires and gather at the San Antonio end (4 miles) to organize to go into Shoreline together.
TIMING: (approx)
Peers Park to Shoreline - 6:15 - 7:30
Shoreline Park - eat, relax, talk, watch people and fireworks - 7:30 - 9:30
Shoreline to Peers Park, faster route - 9:30-10:15.

I have hiked this many times over the years, on July 4, and bicycled it two years ago - a splendid experience in every way: serenity of Baylands, food and relaxation, excitement of fireworks, and catered snacks or meal (or brown bag, if you wish).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great impromptu ride. Hedy you did a awesome job for your first Western Wheelers meetup ride. Thank you for arranging it.

    July 5, 2013

  • Ean N.

    Hey, new guy here, I'd like to go but I live by Castro Park in Mountain View so the meetup would be in the totally opposite direction. Anyone else near me maybe? I don't really feel like a 20+ mile ride. Or any idea if there are any other B group rides near me? (I haven't seen any posted...)

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The timing sounds perfect. I drive a white SUV. You'll see my bike on the back. What type of food/drink are you bringing. I have to head out to the store.

      July 4, 2013

    • Ean N.

      Yikes just seeing this now. It's a little late for me to plan a meetup I think but I'd love to join you guys for a different ride on the weekend (work long hours weekdays). Based on the amount of spam in my inbox from Western Wheelers (36 emails in 2 days, a bit much) should be able to find something. Plus I didn't think anyone responded so kind of already went on a ride today. Enjoy though and hopefully see you soon!

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Hedy: Looking forward to doing something fun and different for the Fourth this year, thanks for setting this ride up. I'm trying to decide to use a backpack or not to bring food. What type of food do they have to buy in the area we will be?

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    in case peers park is crowded, let's meet near the building that houses a young children's center - this will be FUN!

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've recently joined western wheelers and would love to join this bike ride tomorrow.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great way to spend the 4th!

    July 1, 2013

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