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BTCEB November 18th RESCHEDULED Gala Ride at Fernandez Ranch. SUNDAY!
The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay ( invites you to our monthly Gala Ride. We usually meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month. To get to Fernandez pay close attention to the DIRECTIONS!!! We offer ride groups for ALL SKILL LEVELS, from novice to intermediate to advanced. All rides are ‘no-drop’ rides (we won’t leave you behind or let you get lost) and are fully supported. A novice rider should be able to ride 8-10 miles on hilly fire roads and narrow trails for 2.5 hrs. Rides are free and open to the public and led by experienced local mountain bikers familiar with the trails. Medical coverage is provided to all paid BTCEB members, one more reason to join. So go to our web site, and hit the JOIN TODAY button. We take PayPal. We start gathering at 9:30am and hit the trails promptly at 9:45am. Join us for refreshments and snacks after the ride. Safety glasses are suggested. A well-tuned mountain bike is a must! Remember! Your membership on MeetUp is not a membership in the BTCEB. To enjoy the full benefits of the Club and to support Bay Area MTBing, go to and hit the JOIN button. There is an out house but no water at the park.

Fernandez Ranch

1081 Christie Rd · Martinez, CA


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The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay was formed in 1987, and helped to create the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) in 1988. The work of BTCEB is essential in developing the mountain biking culture and keeping trails open for local mountain biking. The BTCEB group was established by the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay ( ). and is a tool for bringing us all, veteran and new riders, together for a great time.

By joining BTCEB ( you'll be supporting grassroots mountain bike advocacy, meet other mountain bikers, and learn about great trails to ride.

STAY INFORMED with our monthly electronic newsletter ( with all the latest events, trail work days, Youth Mountain Bike Adventure, Oakland Bike Patrol programs, social outings, and advocacy news.

VOLUNTEER FOR TRAIL WORK - it is sweat equity. Land managers appreciate reliable, competent volunteers.

COME OUT AND RIDE. We have a group ride calendar with over 1000 members and host several monthly rides. Our women-only ride, Ride Like a Girl, is on the 1st Saturday of the month. Our long-standing Youth Mountain Bike Adventure Rides roll from May to October the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Our marquee ride is the Monthly Gala Ride which occurs every 2nd Saturday of the month starting at 9:30am at one of the many East Bay parks. The Gala Rides are led by experienced local riders who know the trails and offer a group for all skill and fitness levels. Afterward, we regroup for snacks and refreshments. This is a great way to learn new trails and meet others from the east bay at your skill level.

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