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Alameda Bike for the Parks will take place on Saturday, October 15 – with two ride options for riders of all abilities. Proceeds go to Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization devoted to supporting a healthy and active Alameda.
There are two ride options, both begin and end at the baseball field at lower Washington Park:
• 22-mile bike ride along the perimeter of Alameda
• 8-mile kids bike ride to and from Osborne Model Airfield Park in Bayfarm Island
The 22-mile bike route goes around Alameda, Bayfarm Island, and the former Naval Air Base. Most of the ride showcases shoreline views of the San Francisco bay area. The pace is leisurely, and designed to appeal to riders of all ages and fitness levels. You can do it!
The 8-mile kids bike route uses Shoreline Drive protected bike lanes, Bayfarm Bike Bridge, and a bike and pedestrian path to the Osborne Model Airfield Park. This is our first designated rest-stop, where snacks and beverages are provided. Riders will ride back from where they began to join our after-party.
The ride will have multiple rest-stops, all fully-stocked with fruit, snacks, and beverages. Bathrooms are also provided throughout the route.
A support vehicle also offers free bike repairs and pickups if those who cannot complete the ride. Police and volunteers will be stationed along the route to ensure a fun and safe ride for riders of all skill levels.
We will end at Upper Washington Park for our after-party – please join us whether you ride or not.
The Sun Kings (a killer Beatles cover band) will provide the music. Food Truck Mafia will bring killer food trucks. And Alameda Recreation and Parks District will provide kid’s jumpers and a climbing wall..
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