Bay Area

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Rockville Park — Fairfield, CA

Rockville Park is best known in the Bay Area for the abundance of rocky terrain. Although the total area of the park is fairly small, the massive number of trails and lines that criss cross the area offer a variety of trail surfaces and ride options. Unlike many Bay Area parks, Rockville is extremely friendly […]

01.22.2014 East Bay Read the full story →
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Bay Area Trail Rides: Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

The East Bay Regional Park District isn’t known for having bike friendly single track worth writing about, much less packing up to drive out to. Take Pleasanton Ridge for example. Although the 5,271 acres of parkland holds mountains of potential for amazing trail experiences, we mostly talk about over grade dirt roads going straight up […]

12.17.2013 East Bay Read the full story →
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SF MTB Festival — Riding the McLaren Short Track Course

On September 7th, the SF Urban Riders will be putting on San Francisco’s first sanctioned mountain bike race in McLaren Park. A fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park, the feature event is a short track race. Riders will be cranking around a fun 2 mile loop in the park over a mix of terrain ranging from […]

08.11.2013 Bay Area Read the full story →
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Joaquin Miller Park: Sunset Trail $2 Hill Reroute in Construction

It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for riders in the East Bay that frequent Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. The steep fire road climb known as $2 Hill is receiving a welcome reroute, with a new alignment that is not only much more sustainable, but more inline with the […]

05.28.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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China Camp State Park to institute fee program for trail use

The effects of the state budget crunch are about to be felt locally for trail users at China Camp State Park, one of the parks on the California endangered parks list recently “saved” from closure. A new Park Use Fee schedule has been announced in order to subsidize park operations. The fees are part of […]

01.08.2013 Advocacy Read the full story →
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BTCEB Gala Ride Recap: Pleasanton Ridge

The green spaces managed by East Bay Parks feature some amazing views, and we’re lucky as Bay Area residents to have so many natural areas located close to home. Unfortunately much of the recreational experience is tarnished by the giant natural surface roads that are passed off as trails. These “trails” are wide— I’m quite […]

12.10.2012 BTCEB Read the full story →

Shredding on Trail Bikes

Just came across this sweet video edit put together by Connor Rickey of his buddies Alex Chamberlin and Chris Jones shredding the trails in our backyard here in the East Bay. I’ve been thinking about filming a similar edit myself- there is something even more rad about shredding on a trail bike with an XC […]

03.01.2012 Blog Read the full story →
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680 Trail Construction – Marin, CA

Whenever I think of the riding in Marin, I have mixed feelings about the whole place. On one hand, it’s the birth place of mountain biking, and there is fantastic terrain located a relatively short distance from a major population area.  However, as we all know, only  the smallest fraction of it is legally accessible […]

10.21.2011 North Bay Read the full story →
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BTCEB Women’s Ride at Joaquin Miller

Last month I led my first all women’s group ride, and it is likely to be the first of many. I’ve attended many group rides in the past, (once a week while traveling with IMBA) but had never actually led a one. When Karen Lynaugh from the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay asked […]

06.06.2011 BTCEB Read the full story →
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The “Secret” Singletrack at Crockett Hills Regional Park

Since returning to the Bay Area, we’ve spent some time attending various bike club meetings to get up to speed on the sanctioned trail building efforts happening locally. Among the inside scoops (available to everyone, we recommend attending one sometime to find out more about your local riding community) we learned of was a new […]

05.15.2011 East Bay Read the full story →