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An East Bay Bike Park? Tell them what you want on April 27th

Although the East Bay Regional Park District hasn’t been known for being bike friendly, change has been in the works for some time. We reported on amendments to the Master Plan in the fall of 2012 on how cycling is addressed and although change has been slow, it has been steadily been moving forward behind the […]

04.17.2014 BTCEB Read the full story →
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BTCEB Fundraiser for East Bay MTB: Rising from Ashes

The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay held their annual fundraiser Thursday, February 27th at the Grand Lake Theater. The feature screening was Rising from Ashes, a film about war-torn African athletes who rise to competitive road racing, narrated by Forrest Whitaker. In addition to the film was a raffle with the grand prize: a Giant […]

02.28.2014 BTCEB 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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The Weekend

This weekend we got out and rode our bikes. This typically is the formula for any good weekend in my book, as I, make that we— pretty much revolve life around the desire to be on a bicycle. We also got our first bit of rain in a long time, something the trails sorely needed. […]

11.27.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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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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Inga Chronicles: BTCEB Ride Like a Girl at Skyline Park

We headed to Skyline Park in Napa, for this month’s edition of the BTCEB’s Ride Like a Girl women’s only  ride. Due to steep climbs and challenging technical rocky single track we limited attendance to riders with intermediate level experience and higher. To my surprise we had over 27 intermediate women RSVP’d on Meetup. Since I’ve began […]

11.04.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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East Bay: Cinderella Trail Work day at Joaquin Miller Park

The Cinderella Trail is our favorite descent in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park, if not the entire east bay. Featuring high speed turns, the best flow in the park as well as a rock garden section, it is one of the few multi-use trails that offer the experience advanced technical trail riders seek out. Unfortunately, the […]

10.28.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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The Inga Chronicles: BTCEB Ride Like a Girl at Joaquin Miller Park

Karen’s Lynaugh has been Director of Women’s Programs for the Bicycle Trails Council for several years now, and under her leadership the women’s mountain bike community has grown and thrived in the East Bay. Sadly, this Saturday was her last Ride Like a Girl ride with us. Karen and her husband Randy have retired and […]

10.10.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Sunset Trail, $2 Hill Reroute completed

Although there is still a bit of fine tuning that could be done, today was a pretty good day for trail riders in the East Bay. Earlier today the Bicycle Trails Council busted some major butt to wrap up construction on a trail that has been in the works for a long time. We’ve already […]

08.18.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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The Inga Chronicles: BTCEB Ride Like a Girl at Skeggs Point

This past weekend the Ride Like a Girl ride was restricted to Intermediate+ level riders due to the single track and elevation at our destination, Skeggs Point.(also known as El de Corte Madera Creek, in San Mateo County) It’s been almost one year since we last gathered our group at Skeggs. (click here for last years post) […]

08.06.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →