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Social bike ride, SF Bay Trail eastshore

On a clear day, it'll be spectacular and breathtaking here.
I've been wanting to ride this flat easy coastal trail again after so many years off. The cities have vastly improved many sections. The route I would pick stays really close to the coastline and avoids as much street traffic as possible. The SF Bay Trail is supposed to be a paved dedicated biking/ pedestrian path.
http://www.baytrail.org
We'll be going through some loose patches of gravel and dirt. Any type of bicycle is okay, but tires for off road will be better. Men or women okay. Any fitness level okay. Beginners okay. We'll take many breaks and won't leave anybody lost. I have a key to the Berkeley Marina restrooms, so we'll definitely pause there for a break.
Points of interest:
• board walk
• dog park
• Albany bulb
• GG Fields back lot
• Cesar Chavez Park
• Berkeley Marina
• Pedestrian/Bike Bridge
• Street Level Cycles bike shop
• Aquatic Park

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being easiest, I would say this is level 1. There's only a 40-ft hill (compare to 500+ ft climbs in mountain biking), and the distance of 27 miles.

Rain will postpone.
Ride Time
Will be 3 to 4+ hrs depending on how far and fast we go. Tires will roll at 1:13 PM if most riders are ready. Please plan to arrive early if you're not familiar. Give yourself some time to get your bike ready. We don't want to start without you but will if we have to.
Bring:
• your bike
• helmet
• hydration (water bottle or Camelbak)
• windbreaker jacket (depending on weather)  
• snacks or energy food optional (I'll bring some to share)
• sunglasses optional but helpful (you also want to look cool)
• camera optional
Parking & Transit
Plenty at the meeting spot. Nearest BART is Richmond Station, which is a 10min street ride (16th St to Richmond Greenway to Marina Way to Regatta). If there's enough interest, we'll need another ride leader to bring people from the BART station.

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  • Jeni

    I'll be doing the ride from BART if anyone wants to coordinate schedules :-)

    May 4, 2013

    • Jeni

      Running a couple minutes late..

      May 4, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Sorry for the last minute notice. My back is acting up.

    May 4, 2013

  • Sud

    Ken,
    I am on the waiting list. What are my chances?

    April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Sud, I have to unfortunately cancel, perhaps ur chances have/may improve. If u can go, enjoy!!!

      April 28, 2013

    • Sud

      Thanks a lot!

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I must change my RSVP to no. We have to take my dog, Orson the Destroyer, to a kennel past Modesto that same day. But at least one of your people can get off the waiting list. Have a great ride!

    April 14, 2013

  • Evo

    hey Ya'll this is Evo. i told my friend Karen about this meet up group, she joind and signed up for this event but hurt herself on Friday and unfortunately will be out of commission for about 6 weeks. c u then

    April 14, 2013

  • Jeni

    Awesome!!

    April 8, 2013

  • celina

    Ok,am coming.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ken, this is such a pleasant ride, that I am going to say yes to it. But I think I better tell you: I'm leaving for a month in France that Monday the 6th, so if some last-minute travel thing has to be worked out, I might have to change my RSVP.

    March 29, 2013

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  • Marianne +1
    BAAA Regular
  • Kim
    BAAA Regular
  • Sud +1
    BAAA Regular
  • A former member

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