Meet at the San Leandro BART Station outside the pay area on the west side of the station. Leaders plan to be on trains scheduled to arrive at 9:10 and 9:16 from SF and El Cerrito, respectively. If you drive to the start, be at the station early enough to meet the 9:10 train for sign-in. We will ride up to 20 flat miles of paved or packed dirt trails and city streets. Shortcuts are possible.
Bring binoculars and wear layers to stay comfortable on this leisurely paced ride. Bring snacks, lunch, and water; we won't pass places to buy. Bicycle helmets required. We will cycle urban streets from BART stations to the Bay Trail and then proceed to bike and bird the shoreline to view returning shorebirds and the waterbirds that remained for breeding, as well as raptors and passerines.
The Bay Trail south of Grant Ave is unpaved. If you are uncomfortable on hard-packed dirt, join us to Grant Ave (where you can retrace to San Leandro BART or escape to Bay Fair BART). We will plan to bird down to Winton Ave. or, time permitting, all the way to the Hayward Interpretive Center. This birding ride is co-listed with Grizzly Peak Cyclists. If you have questions, call or email either leader.
Hosts: Cathy Bleier (510)[masked], [masked]; Pat Greene (415)[masked] cell, [masked]