Bay Area

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SF MTB Festival — A Fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park

Bay Area Riders, mark your calendars for September 7th, as San Francisco’s first Mountain Bike Festival is going down. Entry to the festival is free of charge and includes a demo riding area, youth bike skills area, box jump demo. The headlining event is a short track XC race dubbed the McLaren Short Track Challenge. […]

08.01.2013 SF Urban Riders 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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Tamarancho Flow Trail Construction Update

If you weren’t stoked on the prospect of the Bay Area’s first flow trail currently being under construction and mere months or even weeks away from being a rideable reality, perhaps these images of our roughed in route will change that. Sunday, December 16th was a cold and foggy morning. After getting soaked on an […]

12.18.2012 Tamarancho Read the full story →
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BTCEB Gala Ride Recap: Del Valle Regional Park

One of the best things about participating in group rides with the local mountain bike club is being exposed to new trails you might not ordinarily seek out to ride. Last week’s Gala Ride with the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay was a shining example of that, when we trekked out to Livermore […]

10.18.2012 Bike Parks and Trails Read the full story →
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Bay Area Dirt Jump Destination: the Pleasanton Bike Park

The Pleasanton BMX Park is one of the few public riding spots the Bay Area where novice dirt jumpers can go to develop their riding skills. It was constructed about 7 years ago, and although it is accessible by public transportation, remains below the radar of many mountain bikers seeking to develop and improve their […]

07.18.2012 Bike Parks and Trails Read the full story →
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Bishop’s Walk Trail Work at Joaquin Miller Park

This weekend, a major trail project took place at Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. Bishop’s Walk, a popular entrance and exit point to the park has been eroding for a number of years now. The route follows an old road bed (likely established by Joaquin Miller himself) before diverting off in what essentially was a straight […]

06.12.2012 BTCEB Read the full story →

In the Bay Area? The SF Bike Expo is this weekend

Pre-party events for the SF Bike Expo kicked off last night at Rickshaw Bagworks with a screen of “How Bobby Sees It”, the documentary of legally blind mountain biker Bobby McMullen. Bobby was in the house as well to present the film.

11.11.2011 From the world-wide web Read the full story →

Coming soon: the Elk Grove Bike Park in Sacramento

It appears that the extended Bay Area will be getting one more bike park added to the list of what is available to ride soon. Located in the Elk Grove Regional Park, the park is will be 2.4 acres, and include the following amenities: (PDF Link) Pump tracks Jump lines Skills Areas Flow trail According […]

07.17.2011 California Bike Parks 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 →

Dialing in new lines in the Mid-Penn; Bay Area, CA

It doesn’t feel like there is a lot of new single track trail action going on here in the Bay Area, so in moving back here I haven’t had my hopes up. With that said,  you can imagine that when I met up with the local homies at their spot in we now refer to […]

01.14.2011 Bay Area Read the full story →