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BAY TRAIL from Union City BART to the Mission in San Francisco for dinner

This ride is 61 miles, it continues the loop around the bay started by the Ardenwood butterfly ride. This is a tour or exploratory ride and as such does not take a direct route to the destination. Since I am not familiar with the route expect surprises such as closed or non-existent paths. I expect some searching and redirection from the planned route and it could be slow. I expect to need the full 8 hours to cover the 61 miles so we will start at 9:30 sharp at Union City BART station. If you miss the start or fall behind at any point it should be easy to catch up by short cutting the route and the pace will be moderate.

For people who would like a later start we will stop in downtown Redwood City (mile 22) near the Caltrain station for lunch at 11:30-12:00. Leaving Redwood city around 12:00 the ride will continue along the Bay up to South San Francisco (mile 44) to get snacks and regroup around 2:30-2:45.

We will meet at 5:30 or 6 in the Mission for dinner. Suggestions are welcome for the dining location so we can declare it before the ride. This ride is urban and if you get tired it is easy to catch a train or bus home but I expect that most people will be able to ride and enjoy the 61 miles because it is very flat.

See the following URL for the route.

If you are frisky and are ahead of the group, I suggest a detour over to Holly Park, Bernal Hill Blvd and Precita Park for a little climbing and possibly a view of the sunset if the timing is right (5:26pm)

I will schedule the sequel, Fremont BART to the Mission SF ride soon, that will be a faster ride incorporating Sawyer camp trail and Skyline Blvd with climbing, ocean views and a challenging merge on Skyline.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was fun. Wish I had gone a tour with you guys earlier

    January 29, 2013

  • Jean

    Thanks Brian for arranging this! Got to see lots of new parts of the Bay Trail.

    January 26, 2013

  • Josh R

    Great route. Thanks for planning this

    January 26, 2013

  • Lincoln

    1st time biking on the bay trail in the peninsula! It turned out to be a nice day. Thanks all!

    January 26, 2013

  • JoAnn

    Hi! I'll meet you guys at Redwood City. Caltrain station is the meeting point?

    January 25, 2013

  • brian

    30% chance of rain, be prepared

    January 25, 2013

  • brian

    A friend Dave Martinez was struck and killed on his bike Monday at Paseo Padre and Isherwood in Fremont. I am going to do a 1 mile detour to leave a note and flowers. We can pick up the bike path there.

    January 24, 2013

    • JoAnn

      I'm very sorry to hear that Brian...

      January 24, 2013

  • brian­ changed the time from 10:00 AM to 9:30 AM

    January 15, 2013

  • brian­ changed the location to Union City BART

    January 15, 2013

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