What we're about

Established in July of 2013, the purpose of BARC is to encourage a community of recumbent cycling enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area who enjoy riding with others on occasion and riding in a variety of locales.

The ride calendar is comprised of rides that members create--send a message to Organizer (Russell) if you'd like to have your account enabled for creating/posting events. Advice for posting a ride here on BARC can be found here (https://www.meetup.com/SFBARC/messages/boards/thread/51796840). Assistance is available and gladly given--contact the Organizer.

Steps to join BARC:

1. Read the following: https://www.meetup.com/SFBARC/about/

2. Click on the Request to Join button, answer the three questions then Submit.

Note: Members do not have to own a recumbent-type cycle. All pedal-powered cycles are welcome, including "e-assisted" cycles. This is not a group for cycles that are powered solely by a motor.

Upcoming events (5)

South Bay Monthly Ride - Coyote Creek Trail

Location visible to members

Arrive by 8:45 am. Wheels roll 9:00 am. Distance: 26 miles total on linked route map below Pace: 10-12 mph, casual/conversational Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11055935 Ride the southern half of the Coyote Creek Trail to its southern end in Morgan Hill. About one mile from the end of the trail is a retail center with a Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Red Robin, Chili's, Hawaiian BBQ, Dickey's BBQ and more. Enjoy some coffee and/or lunch before heading back on the trail. NO restroom at the start point--PLAN accordingly! First restroom is at mile 2.2 at Metcalf Park. The next closest restroom will be located on the Coyote Creek Golf course. Finally there are restrooms at the end of the trail just east of the ranger station in the parking lot. SOME interaction with vehicular traffic should be expected. For example, bike paths sometimes cross streets or use streets for short sections to connect different parts of a dedicated bike path. Group effort needed to ensure no first-timer to a trail makes a wrong turn or gets left behind. Riders who do not know the trail have to let others know and find out which one(s) are their navigation helpers. All riders should be able to maintain the pace posted (10-12mph). NOTES ABOUT THE SOUTH BAY MONTHLY RIDE: Rides are usually NO-HOST (i.e. there is no single person pre-designated to ride at the posted pace and help navigate) The SBMR will be 20 miles total, give or take a few No set schedule (yet). Rides once per month—some on the First Saturday of the month, some on the First Sunday (at least for time being) The South Bay has a variety of routes that are well suited for casual group rides. The trails (thus meeting places) will change from month to month The following is a list of bike paths currently in rotation: 1. Los Gatos Creek: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30976351 2. Shoreline/Stevens Creek: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31341433 3. Coyote Creek: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11055935 Not in regular rotation, by request & consensus only: *a. Guadalupe River: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6564319 *b. SF Bay Trail: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6918639 *c. Alameda Creek: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30714569 *d. Santa Cruz: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14906142 *e. Fort Ord: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33986498

SF Bay Trail Monthly Ride (Emeryville > Richmond > Point Richmond)

Emeryville Police Dept. - Powell Street

SF Bay Trail Monthly Ride (Emeryville > Rydin Rd & Central Ave > Point Richmond) Meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month 2 distances: 28.5 miles and 18 miles (round-trip) 28.5 Mile Ride: Arrive/Park by 9:45 AM, meet in front of the Emeryville Police Department station located at 2449 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA. WHEELS-ROLLING TIME IS 10:00 AM. There is sufficient street parking available on both sides of police station adjacent to the trail. Other parking options exist nearby. 18 Mile Ride: Arrive/Park by 10:25 AM, meet at northwest corner of Rydin Rd & Central Avenue in Richmond, CA (right next to SF Bay Trail). WHEELS-ROLLING TIME IS BETWEEN 10:35 - 10:45 AM - Street parking available nearby. Safest parking may be at Costco (1/4 mile further down Central Ave.). Meeting spot location map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZAXw5asLtAD2 Pace: 10-12 mph when pedaling on flat ground (14-15 mph on sections ridden only by the 28.5 mile riders) Route Description: From Emeryville, the route follows the San Francisco Bay Trail north to meet with the 18 mile riders in Richmond. From Richmond, the route continues at a slightly slower pace on the SF Bay Trail to Craneway Pavilion (the old Ford assembly plant), stopping once along the way at a convenient restroom. From Craneway, the SF Bay Trail uses roads to connect with Point Richmond and the turn-around point at Starbucks. Generally spend about 20-30 minutes at Starbucks before heading back via the Dornan Tunnel and the bike trails at Miller-Knox and Brickyard Cove. Route is known for its scenic views of bay, marinas, waterfronts and birdlife. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28859824 Route Map (18 mile riders): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6998488 Notes: 1. The 18 mile route is almost all flat, one very easy short climb thru tunnel. The 28.5 mile route includes one small hill at Golden Gate Fields.

South Bay Monthly Ride - Coyote Creek Trail

Location visible to members

Arrive by 8:45 am. Wheels roll 9:00 am. Distance: 26 miles total on linked route map below Pace: 10-12 mph, casual/conversational Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11055935 Ride the southern half of the Coyote Creek Trail to its southern end in Morgan Hill. About one mile from the end of the trail is a retail center with a Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Red Robin, Chili's, Hawaiian BBQ, Dickey's BBQ and more. Enjoy some coffee and/or lunch before heading back on the trail. NO restroom at the start point--PLAN accordingly! First restroom is at mile 2.2 at Metcalf Park. The next closest restroom will be located on the Coyote Creek Golf course. Finally there are restrooms at the end of the trail just east of the ranger station in the parking lot. SOME interaction with vehicular traffic should be expected. For example, bike paths sometimes cross streets or use streets for short sections to connect different parts of a dedicated bike path. Group effort needed to ensure no first-timer to a trail makes a wrong turn or gets left behind. Riders who do not know the trail have to let others know and find out which one(s) are their navigation helpers. All riders should be able to maintain the pace posted (10-12mph). NOTES ABOUT THE SOUTH BAY MONTHLY RIDE: Rides are usually NO-HOST (i.e. there is no single person pre-designated to ride at the posted pace and help navigate) The SBMR will be 20 miles total, give or take a few No set schedule (yet). Rides once per month—some on the First Saturday of the month, some on the First Sunday (at least for time being) The South Bay has a variety of routes that are well suited for casual group rides. The trails (thus meeting places) will change from month to month The following is a list of bike paths currently in rotation: 1. Los Gatos Creek: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30976351 2. Shoreline/Stevens Creek: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31341433 3. Coyote Creek: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11055935 Not in regular rotation, by request & consensus only: *a. Guadalupe River: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6564319 *b. SF Bay Trail: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6918639 *c. Alameda Creek: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30714569 *d. Santa Cruz: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14906142 *e. Fort Ord: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33986498

SF Bay Trail Monthly Ride (Emeryville > Richmond > Point Richmond)

Emeryville Police Dept. - Powell Street

SF Bay Trail Monthly Ride (Emeryville > Rydin Rd & Central Ave > Point Richmond) Meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month 2 distances: 28.5 miles and 18 miles (round-trip) 28.5 Mile Ride: Arrive/Park by 9:45 AM, meet in front of the Emeryville Police Department station located at 2449 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA. WHEELS-ROLLING TIME IS 10:00 AM. There is sufficient street parking available on both sides of police station adjacent to the trail. Other parking options exist nearby. 18 Mile Ride: Arrive/Park by 10:25 AM, meet at northwest corner of Rydin Rd & Central Avenue in Richmond, CA (right next to SF Bay Trail). WHEELS-ROLLING TIME IS BETWEEN 10:35 - 10:45 AM - Street parking available nearby. Safest parking may be at Costco (1/4 mile further down Central Ave.). Meeting spot location map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZAXw5asLtAD2 Pace: 10-12 mph when pedaling on flat ground (14-15 mph on sections ridden only by the 28.5 mile riders) Route Description: From Emeryville, the route follows the San Francisco Bay Trail north to meet with the 18 mile riders in Richmond. From Richmond, the route continues at a slightly slower pace on the SF Bay Trail to Craneway Pavilion (the old Ford assembly plant), stopping once along the way at a convenient restroom. From Craneway, the SF Bay Trail uses roads to connect with Point Richmond and the turn-around point at Starbucks. Generally spend about 20-30 minutes at Starbucks before heading back via the Dornan Tunnel and the bike trails at Miller-Knox and Brickyard Cove. Route is known for its scenic views of bay, marinas, waterfronts and birdlife. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28859824 Route Map (18 mile riders): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6998488 Notes: 1. The 18 mile route is almost all flat, one very easy short climb thru tunnel. The 28.5 mile route includes one small hill at Golden Gate Fields.

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