Portland and the Bay Area have a lot in common when it comes to limited access to trails for mountain biking. Although both areas have a significant amount of green space and trails, due to anti-mountain bike factions with considerable political influence, there is a serious lack of close in recreation opportunities for mountain biking on narrow […]
The Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay showed Rise of Enduro last night at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. The event featured special guests Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, Marco Osborn, Kyle Warner as well as MTB Pioneer Charlie Kelly who made an appearance. After the screening of the film and a behind the […]
A few weeks ago I enjoyed a night out in Oakland to celebrate the impending nuptials of a friend. At the end of the night, we stumbled out onto the street and went our separate ways, while I walked over to the bike rack where my ride was locked up, only to witness the following sight.
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 […]
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 […]
This weekend outdoors enthusiasts with V-O-Cal, Friends of Sausal Creek, REI and (representing mountain biking) the Bicycles Trails Council of the East Bay, will be undertaking a major reroute & addition to the Bishops Walk trail at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. For locals who pedal from their doorstep to the trail, it is both […]
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 […]