East Bay

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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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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 3 Year Anniversary Group Ride

This past weekend marked the 3rd year of the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay – Ride Like a Girl program. Karen Lynaugh, Director of the Women’s Program, has done a phenomenal job this past 3 years organizing and planning fun ride routes, leading rides, and working with the beginner group on basic skills […]

06.04.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Ride Recap: BTCEB Ride Like a Girl at Joaquin Miller Park

Each month the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay puts on a women’s only ride called Ride Like a Girl. The emphasis of these rides are to have fun and to meet other women who love to ride. The rides are geared towards all levels of riders, lead by experienced leaders and are split […]

02.07.2013 BTCEB 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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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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EBRPD Master Plan Meeting Recap: Trail Access in the East Bay

The first of six meetings to discuss revisions of the Master Plan that directly affects mountain biking access to single track in East Bay Region Parks was held this week. I (and others) left the meeting last night with a feeling of optimism concerning the future of mountain biking in the East Bay area. Single track […]

09.14.2012 BTCEB 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 →
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Bike to Work Day: Bike Happy Hour, Oakland

Oakland is surprisingly a great town to live in as a cyclist. Although there are certainly plenty of neighborhoods one wouldn’t want to cruise through easy-breezy and carefree, (because you might get knocked out, robbed or bike-jacked) there are lots of bike friendly routes and ways to get around that don’t involve driving your car. […]

05.21.2012 Advocacy Read the full story →