This 30 mile flat (two small hills, into Emeryville and at Golden Gate Fields) round trip ride will go the entire length of the SF Bay Trail into Point Richmond for our main stop, Little Louie's Deli and Cafe where we can sit on their (sunny?) deck in back. BYO, buy food there or just have an iced latte!
Highlights include great views of the SF Bay, Costco (haha,) the interesting Port of Richmond and the 1930 glass Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant (largest to be built on the west coast) now home to light industry and manufacturing. There is a lot of history there. Point Richmond is a quaint, quiet little hamlet not too well known.
The trail is paved and the roads are quiet and bike-friendly with very few stoplights. The parks we pass have water and restrooms.
The entire trip will likely take 3.5-4 hours with the stops. Approx. 10-12 MPH
I'm cross posting with Berkeley Bicycling Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/berkeleycyclists/events/109773432/ and Biking+Dining SF http://www.meetup.com/Biking-Dining-SF/events/109772842/ .
We will meet in front of MacArthur BART at 9:00 AM near the parking lot entrance. Look for the "woman with the orange bike." No, actually, I'll be riding a flat-bar dark red one :) Franny