East Bay

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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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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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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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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 →
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Rock Armoring at Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park

Every time we ride the bike friendly trails in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park we would comment on a particularly bad section of trail. It was essentially a mud bog that stayed wet all winter, even when every other part of the trail was dry. It was so bad that a go-around route had been formed […]

04.24.2011 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Rockville Park- Fairfield, California

Believe it or not, there is a decent amount of riding fairly close by for mountain bikers that reside in the Bay Area. The drawback to the stuff in near proximity to the population centers, is that much of it is overrun with park users. (said population) Its a situation ripe for user conflict. There are […]

01.31.2011 East Bay Read the full story →
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Night riding at Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA

We recently relocated back to the Bay Area and have set up a home base in Oakland, California. The other night we met up with fellow PDX transplant Cedar Kyes for a night riding session in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. JMP is located in the east bay hills of the bay area, and lies in […]

12.08.2010 Blog Read the full story →