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SF Bay Trail Monthly Ride (Emeryville > Richmond > Point Richmond)
SF Bay Trail Monthly Ride (Emeryville > Rydin Rd & Central Ave > Point Richmond)
Meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month
2 distances: 30 miles and 18 miles (round-trip)
30 Mile Ride: Arrive/Park by 8:45 AM, meet in front of the Emeryville Police Department station located at 2449 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA. WHEELS-ROLLING TIME IS 9:00 AM. There is sufficient street parking available on both sides of police station adjacent to the trail. Other parking options exist nearby.
18 Mile Ride: Arrive/Park by 9:15 AM, meet at northwest corner of Rydin Rd & Central Avenue in Richmond, CA (right next to SF Bay Trail). WHEELS-ROLLING TIME IS BETWEEN 9:30 - 9:45 AM - Street parking available nearby. Safest parking may be at Costco (1/4 mile further down Central Ave.). Meeting spot location map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZAXw5asLtAD2
Pace: 10-12 mph when pedaling on flat ground (14-15 mph on sections ridden only by the 30 mile riders)
Route Description: From Emeryville, the route follows the San Francisco Bay Trail north to meet with the 18 mile riders in Richmond. From Richmond, the route continues at a slightly slower pace on the SF Bay Trail to Craneway Pavilion (the old Ford assembly plant), stopping once along the way at a convenient restroom. From Craneway, the SF Bay Trail uses roads to connect with Point Richmond and the turn-around point at Starbucks. Generally spend about 20-30 minutes at Starbucks before heading back via the Dornan Tunnel and the bike trails at Miller-Knox and Brickyard Cove. Route is known for its scenic views of bay, marinas, waterfronts and birdlife.
Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28859824
Route Map (18 mile riders): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6998488
1. The 18 mile route is almost all flat, one very easy short climb thru tunnel. The 30 mile route includes one hill at Golden Gate Fields.