What we're about

Bike the Bay Cycling hosts bike rides all around the Bay Area. Some would be considered "epic" others basic, but most will show you new routes and places. Most of them begin at a public transportation-friendly location. Otherwise, we encourage carpooing.

The rides are a lot of fun and are a great way to learn new routes and meet GREAT people.

There is an annual 10.00 membership fee which helps to support my Meetup dues and planning. It is paid at the time of your first ride.

Our road rides range from flat, social, brunch or happy hour rides to moderately difficult, mid- to long distance, 20-60 miles with flat-4000 feet climb. The details will be posted in each ride so you can judge whether it will suit your level of fitness. We strive to be a cohesive group!

We do a lot of "BART to BART" and "Bike to BART" rides to encompass greater distances in a convenient way and often have "bail out" options.

My general no-drop policy is that I will wait (or you will wait!) 10 minutes at the top of hills for catchups, and major intersections. We are never in "race mode" and our aim is to encourage cycling and socializing. A moderate pace would be 14-18 MPH on the flats.

This group is about GROUP rides and my motto is "Social Pace, Not a Race!" We keep a fairly brisk pace but observe etiquette of waiting at the designated locations for catchup. Slower riders who can't keep the pace or finish the ride should bring GPS to find their way back to the starting point or other location.

We also do a few overnight rides with various accommodations ranging from motels to hostels to camping options. Browse our past rides to get a sense of the variety of rides we do.

Many of our rides involve hills so you'll want to make sure your bike is in good shape (clean and lubricated chain, plenty of life in your front and rear brake pads). Check out our past events to see the type of rides we do. If you have a suggestion, shoot me an email and I'd be happy to add it to our calendar.

Looking forward to rolling with you all out there,


Annual Membership Fee: 10.00 to cover Meetup dues and Organizer planning to be paid at your first event.

Click here to read our Attendance Policy (http://www.meetup.com/bikethebaycycists/pages/Attendance_Policy/)

Click here to read our Legal Disclaimer and Liability Information: (http://www.meetup.com/bikethebaycycists/pages/Legal_Disclaimer/)

Bike the Bay Cycling is a private group. Attending events is voluntary by you as a member. Participation in any activity with us is at your own risk.

By joining Bike the Bay Cycling as a member you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bike the Bay Cycling, its organizers, coorganizers, assistant organizers, event hosts, and other members from all claims or liability of every type (including court costs and legal fees) for injury or death to any person or for damage to property, loss of personal property or any other wrongful act arising out of or relating to your participation as a member. This agreement applies to you and to other persons (as your guests) who may accompany you in these endeavors.

You also agree to hold the organizers as well as other group members harmless. By participating voluntarily in the group, you expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group organizer, coorganizers, assistant organizers, and event hosts

Bike the Bay Cycling may hold a variety of different activities such as, but not limited to cycling, hiking, biking, camping, cultural events and so on. These events can be dangerous and pose a risk to Bike the Bay Cycling members and guests. By participating voluntarily in the group you understand that you are responsible for your own safety.

Any social events that Bike the Bay Cycling sponsors and holds such as, but not limited to cycling, picnics, group trips, outings, dining, concerts and so on will fall also under the same Disclaimer and Liability guidelines listed above.

Upcoming events (5)

Oakland to San Leandro Marina Park via Oyster Bay Shoreline | 34 flat miles

12th St. City Center BART station

This lovely flat out and back ride goes through 3 cities all connected by bike lanes, paved bike paths and bridges! We'll gather at 12th St. & Broadway BART and ride along the Oakland Embarcadero to the Park Street Bridge. From there we ride the perimeter of Alameda along Fernside until we reach the Harbor Bay Island Bridge. Once we cross the bridge we ride along MLK shoreline to another bridge which will take us to Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline. At the end is a neighborhood connector street that leads to the San Leandro Marina Park. We'll ride along the pathway until the end, taking in beautiful bay views. We have an optional lunch at the end of the ride in Alameda or Jack London Square is TBD depending on what's open. Annual Community Meetup Fee: 10.00 to help support my dues and planning. This applies to first-timers and members who last paid 6/2019 or before. Venmo @frannydalton or cash. Thank you. Bring snacks, fluids, and please be aware that pubic restrooms may still be closed so plan accordingly.

Bike to the Sights of West Marin

Fairfax Market

Scenic riding through bohemian West Marin towns and seeing the secret swim holes of Samuel P. Taylor State Park (35.4 miles round trip) See a bicycling museum, a great state park, a scenic swimming hole (swimming optional) with small waterfalls, some cool little artsy towns, and some of the awesome back roads of inland West Marin: Fairfax, Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Olema and Point Reyes Station Annual Community Membership Fee: 10.00 to help support the group's dues and planning. This applies to first-timers and anyone who last paid 6/2019 or earlier. Venmo @frannydalton or cash. Thank you! • 10:00 AM MEET at Marin Museum of Bicycling parking lot (1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Fairfax) • 10:30 LEAVE • HEAD West 10 miles on S.F. Drake Blvd. to Samuel P. Taylor State Park (20 minute break to view the Inkwells of Lagunitas –waterfalls and swim holes) • 11:30 LEAVE • Continue 5.3 miles North then West on S.F. Drake Blvd. Thru the town of Olema • Turn RIGHT to go 2.4 miles North on Shoreline Highway • 12:15 PM ARRIVE in the historic town of Point Reyes Station (60 minute LUNCH break) • 1:15 LEAVE (return the same way) • Head South 2.4 miles on Shoreline Highway Thru the town of Olema • Head East then South 5.3 miles on S.F. Drake Blvd. to Taylor State Park (30 minute break to climb down to the Inkwells) • 2:15 LEAVE • Continue 10.1 miles East on San Geronimo Valley Dr. then S.F. Drake Blvd. • 3:00 ARRIVE at Marin Museum of Bicycling Total Round-trip = 35.4 miles Map of route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32165799

Point Richmond to Crissy Field


Ride from historic Downtown Point Richmond to San Francisco's Crissy Field Beach, as we bisect Southern Marin County and cross two breathtaking bridges twice! (43 miles total round trip) Please note that there is an Annual Community Membership Fee: 10.00 to help support the group's dues and planning. This applies to first-timers and anyone who last paid 6/2019. Venmo @frannydalton or pay Stephen in cash. Thank you! • 9:30 AM - MEET in Point Richmond in front of Brezo cafe, next to Starbucks, maintaining social distancing. • 10:00 AM - LEAVE Point Richmond • 12:00 PM- STOP (16.3 miles) at Joinery for outdoor lunch, maintaining social distancing, on Richardson Bay in Sausalito • 1:00 PM Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge to Crissy Field (5.2 miles) • 1:30 PM - Walk on Crissy Field beach, maintaining social distancing. • 2:00 - LEAVE Crissy Field • 3:00 - STOP Public Restroom Bridgeway, Sausalito • 4:45 - ARRIVE in Point Richmond in front of Brezo cafe Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32418398

Ride to Rodeo (Beach!)

99 Railroad Ave

Ride from the western edge of Point Richmond to the oceanfront of the Marin Headlands, without climbing steep elevations. Cruise 45 mostly flat miles through Marin's scenic bayside and oceanside, while stopping to buy a gourmet sandwich to eat on a log at the beach. There you can get your legs wet or just watch the waves and the big ships go by. Hi Cyclists. Please note that there is an Annual Community Membership Fee: 10.00 to help support the group's dues and planning. This applies to first-timers and anyone who last paid 6/2019. Venmo @frannydalton or pay Stephen in cash. Thank you! https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Judge+George+D+Carroll+Park,+Richmond,+CA+94801/Baker-Barry+Tunnel,+272+Bunker+Rd,+Sausalito,+CA+94965/Rodeo+Beach,+California/@37.8887544,-122.5290798,12z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x808582c640fc9c3f:0xfb3c5caf2978117e!2m2!1d-122.3827946!2d37.924855!1m5!1m1!1s0x80858434a02bc371:0xa276a340e07f8ac3!2m2!1d-122.4868469!2d37.8393074!1m5!1m1!1s0x808585f557fbb627:0x6f26d28717c8d2ef!2m2!1d-122.5370429!2d37.830669!3e1

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