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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 (btceb.org). 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 e-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 4000 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 to continue to work on issues that are important to you,

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Upcoming events (4+)

BTCEB Board Meeting

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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 - Pacifica

Humble Sea Brewing Co.

Next up in our women’s ride series, we’re going to make another attempt to ride the scenic and entertaining trails just south of Pacifica. We had to cancel January's ride to avoid harming the saturated trails, but a lot of you seemed to like the venue, so let's have another go!

Join ride leader Rebecca Lewington on Saturday, February 18th at 8:30am in the parking lot cross the street from the excellent Humble Sea Brewing Company, 5560 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044. Guess where the post-ride hangout will be?

We’ll gather up for a quick huddle to talk about the ride at about 8:45, and roll at 9:00 am. These trails drain well, but if it’s very wet, we’ll postpone.

We'll split into two groups. The Teal group will cover 10 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing. The Denim group will go a bit harder and add in a second lap of the Devil's Slide trail (aka Old Colma Road) for 17 miles and 2,700 feel of climb. That sounds like a lot, but one of the nice things about Pacifica is that the climbs are fairly gentle.

These trails aren't particularly technical, but there are a couple of tricky spots and some places where you don't want to stray too far off the trail, so it's not suitable for complete beginners.

The mission of Ride Like a Girl is to have fun, learn new trails and meet other women (cis, trans and femme) who love to mountain bike. We’ll take care of you: these are no-stress rides where no one is left behind.

Please bring your mountain bike, obviously, in good working condition. (No ebikes, please. Ride Like a Girl is strictly acoustic.) 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.

And please 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 https://btceb.org/join-us/.

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

BTCEB Gala Ride February 25th at China Camp (Saturday)!

Miwok Meadows

The Bicycle Trails Council of East Bay invites you to JOIN US SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25th for the Gala ride on the flowy trails of CHINA CAMP! We will be riding the Bay View to Shoreline trails loop, around the shores of Marin, up Oak Ridge to get a view of the golf course, and through the trails under the trees. The advanced group should ride around on the dark side of China Camp. Should be a good time!

Meet at:
MIWOK MEADOWS PARKING LOT
CHINA CAMP STATE PARK
730 N. SAN PEDRO RD.
SAN RAFAEL CA 94901

We will gather at 9am in the Miwok Meadows parking lot and hit the trails promptly at 9:30am.

The Miwok Meadows parking lot is within the CHINA CAMP state park on N. San Pedro Rd. When coming from 101, driving east, pass by the China Camp Campground entrance and Kiosk. Drive down less than half a mile and the Miwok Meadows entrance will be on your right. There is a sign marking the gate entrance. Turn in and take the gravel road down to the parking lot. You can also park on the street and ride in.

Join us for refreshments, beer and snacks after the ride. A well-tuned mountain bike is a must!

  • We offer rides for ALL SKILL LEVELS, from novice to advanced. As such we will separate into at least 3 levels of riders: The beginner group, group C, will ride around 9 miles and 800ft of elevation gain; The intermediate group, group B, will ride around 12 miles and 1100ft of elevation gain; the advanced group, group A, will ride around 15+ miles and 1500+ ft of elevation gain. 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.
  • BTCEB (Bicycle Trails Council of East Bay) is the oldest Mountain Bike Advocacy Non-Profit in the USA. We are a volunteer run, advocacy group for mountain bikers; we work to get more trails made in the east bay, we help maintain trails within east bay parks (like Joaquin Miller and Crockett Hills) and we organize fun rides and events for the mountain bike community. Join us and help the cause!
  • For more info on the Bicycle Trails Council of East Bay and to join, please visit http://www.btceb.org
  • If you are only a BTCEB MeetUp member then you aren't fully supporting our club. Take a moment and consider joining to help our quest to free the singletrack.

Gala Rides are free and open to the public and led by experienced local mountain bikers familiar with the trails. Ride Medical coverage is provided to all paid BTCEB members, one more reason to join. Go to our web site, https://www.btceb.org/join-us for more info.

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 (1,296)

BTCEB Gala Ride January 28th at ROCKVILLE HILLS (Saturday)!

Rockville Hills Regional Park