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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 Meetup.com group was established by the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay ( http://www.bicycletrailscouncil.org ). and is a tool for bringing us all, veteran and new riders, together for a great time.

By joining BTCEB (http://www.bicycletrailscouncil.org) you'll be supporting grassroots mountain bike advocacy, meet other mountain bikers, and learn about great trails to ride.

STAY INFORMED with our monthly e-newsletter (https://www.bicycletrailscouncil.org/blog/categories/btceb-buzz) 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.

We rely on your memberships (http://www.btceb.org/join) to continue to work on issues that are important to you, JOIN BTCEB ONLINE (http://www.bicycletrailscouncil.org).

Happy Trails!

Upcoming events (4+)

BTCEB Gala Ride September 25th at Joaquin Miller (Saturday)!

The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay (http://www.btceb.org) invites you to our monthly Gala Ride. This month we will be riding on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH at JOAQUIN MILLER PARK! So join us for an awesome group ride! We had to cancel the last Gala ride because of air quality, so let's hope the air will be clear!

We will gather at 9am in Joaquin Miller Park at the Elephant Barn Parking Lot. This is not the Community Center / Ranger Station parking lot. Just a bit further on Sanborn, past the Ranger Station parking lot.

==> THE ADDRESS IS: 3490 Sanborn Dr, Oakland, CA 94602. Take Joaquin Miller Road up to Sanborn, turn onto Sanborn and go past the Community Center and Ranger Station parking lot. Make a left into the Elephant Barn Parking lot.

==> You can park your car in the Elephant Barn parking lot, not the Ranger Station parking lot.

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 10-12 miles ( including ~1000ft of climbing) on hilly narrow singletrack 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, http://www.bicycletrailscouncil.org/ and hit the JOIN TODAY button. We take PayPal.

We start gathering at 9:00am and hit the trails promptly at 9:30am.

Join us for refreshments and snacks after the ride. Safety glasses are suggested. A well-tuned mountain bike is a must!

PLEASE RSVP to join the ride.

BTCEB Board Meeting

Online event

The public is welcome to join us for our monthly Board and General Membership meeting. BTCEB is a very active organization with lots of interesting things happening. We meet online but encourage you to partake in dinner and drinks until we can safely meet at a restaurant again. Come just to listen, or to present your ideas or concerns.

Please RSVP so we know you are joining.

Ride Like a Girl – Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

Monte Bello Preserve

Ride Like a Girl is a series of women-only mountain bike rides, hosted by the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay (BTCEB), usually held on the third weekend of the month. The idea is to have fun, learn new trails and meet other women who love to mountain bike. We’ll take care of you: these are no-stress rides where no one is left behind.

For the next installment we’re going to venture beyond the East Bay. Join us on Saturday, October 18th, on the Peninsula skyline at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. Our route will cover about 13 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing. Full disclosure: there is one steepish climb fairly near the start, but the miles of flowing singletrack will make it all worthwhile. This ride has a couple of mildly technical bits. Intermediate riders will be fine, but it’s probably not suitable for beginners.

Join us as we gather at 8:30am at the parking lot near the top of Page Mill Road. This will give us plenty of time to sign in, go over how the rides work and answer any questions you might have before rolling out at 9am.

Please bring your mountain bike, obviously, in good working condition. (No ebikes; they’re not allowed anywhere in this trail system anyway.) Whether you’re running tubeless tires or not, please make sure you have a spare inner tube to fit your wheels, plenty of water and some food for the trail.

We usually hang out for a while after the ride, so bring along your favorite beverages and snacks if you feel like it. If anyone needs a little help with their technique, we can do impromptu skills classes then.

And don't forget to join BTCEB! We are much more than a group that puts on rides. BTCEB tirelessly advocates for better bike access on trails in the East Bay and we need your support. Join today at www.memberplanet.com/btceb.

If you have questions, please comment below and we’ll get right back to you.

BTCEB Board Meeting

Online event

The public is welcome to join us for our monthly Board and General Membership meeting. BTCEB is a very active organization with lots of interesting things happening. We meet online but encourage you to partake in dinner and drinks until we can safely meet at a restaurant again. Come just to listen, or to present your ideas or concerns.

Please RSVP so we know you are joining.

Past events (1,241)

Ride Like a Girl – Fernandez Ranch

Fernandez Ranch

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