Get ready for Tour de Trails Bike Ride: Richmond

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Get ready for Tour de Trails Bike Ride: Richmond

Bicyclists are invited on a 16-mile ride showcasing little-known local trails on Dec. 6.

The ride, which takes off from Richmond BART station at 10 a.m., is fun, easy-paced and mostly off-street and paved, according to Rich City Rides, the local nonprofit co-hosting the event with Bike East Bay.

Riders will learn how to navigate some of the more complicated sections of trail and discuss what needs to be done to make the city’s trails easier to use.

The ride heads south from the Richmond BART station to the Richmond Greenway trail, then continues east on the trail to the start of the Ohlone Greenway trail in El Cerrito. The trip then goes south on the Ohlone to Albany, where it connects with the Marin/Buchanan Bikeway. Cyclists will then head north on the Bay Trail, looping back to the start of our route at Richmond BART.

Children under 16 must be accompanied with an adult and should be able to ride with their parents safely in the street. Anyone under age 18 must where a helmet.

Any parents who want to learn more about biking with children can attend one of the free family workshops offered online at www.BikeEastBay.org/FCW, or check out our website at www.BikeEastBay.org/FamilyCycling for more information.

Preview the route online at: www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/538365706. Those who can’t join the full route can get on BART at El Cerrito Del Norte at mile 3.3 or El Cerrito Plaza at mile 5.2.

Facebook Event: Tour De Trails

– Information provided by Rich City Rides

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