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Cinderella Trail Build Day November 23rd and other East Bay MTB Advocacy News

A lot of gravity-loving Oakland area riders have been pretty vocal about their disappointment with the rerouted section on Cinderella. And yet, when the opportunity came to mold the route into something a lot more inline with the experience many of us want — a ripping descent — not many came out to lend a […]

11.08.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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A Bikepark in Portland? Help Build Gateway Green

Mountain Bikers in Portland, Oregon have access to lots of sweet riding spots— provided you don’t mind driving an hour in any direction. When it comes to local trail riding opportunities though, the options are sorely limited. Local bike advocates hope to change that, and have identified a space in East Portland with 38 Acres […]

09.06.2013 Oregon Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Joaquin Miller Park Cinderella Reroute: First Look

Re-routing even just a section of the most popular trail around these parts is bound to result in some resistance from the riding community. Here in the Bay Area we don’t have a lot of (currently authorized) places to go when we want to take a quick spin on our bike after a long day […]

07.30.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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BTCEB Gala Ride/BBQ Wildcat Roll

We’ve been joining the Bicycle Trail Council of the East Bay’s group rides whenever we can. Not only are they a nice way to network with new folks, but we’ve also found ourselves riding places we normally wouldn’t ride. Occasionally we’ll even discover new ribbons of sweet track that are new to us. Last weekend’s ride in […]

06.12.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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This Saturday: Brews 4 Bikes Fundraiser for SF’s McLaren Bike Park Project

SF’s first ever bike park is seriously close to becoming a reality thanks to a $250k grant. Unfortunately it’s just enough to build phase one of the park’s construction. And while a second grant could possibly double down on funds, it would still only be enough for phase one and two. In order to unlock the full […]

05.15.2013 SF Urban Riders Read the full story →
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Ride Recap: BTCEB Gala Ride at Rockville Park

Each month the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay puts on a huge social ride event they call their Gala Ride. This month it was held at Rockville Park in Fairfield, California. Although the park is a relatively small area, it’s laid out in a way that offers a lot of variety. It also […]

01.14.2013 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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Santa Cruz Bikes kicks down for the Sierra Buttes. You should too.

I haven’t been out to ride in the Sierra Buttes this season yet, and that is pretty damn lame. It could easily be argued that the best mountain biking in California is located in the region. The crew at the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship thinks so. They’ve donated over 30,000 hours of volunteer labor to […]

09.20.2012 SBTS Read the full story →
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Act Now: East Bay Regional Park District is currently updating its Master Plan

The Bay Area is the home place of mountain biking. You wouldn’t know it based on the limited number of bike friendly trails though. Although we live in a place that has the goods to be known world wide as a destination for single track MTB tourism, the area is known for being extremely unfriendly […]

09.11.2012 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Dirt Roll with Mark Weir

It is clearly fund raising season for local NorCal bike groups. We came across the 3rd event is about as many weeks. This time it was for Marin trails group MCBC and the NorCal High School Cycling League. Lead by local Enduro champion Mark Weir, the no-drop ride took a route through Fairfax fire roads […]

02.08.2012 Advocacy Read the full story →