Bike East Bay celebrates 'Opening Day'

Opening Day for Trails — the last Saturday in March — is a great way to get out, celebrate and hit your local trail!

Here in the East Bay we enjoy our trails and bike paths year-round. Opening Day for Trails is a change to celebrate the abundance of trails we enjoy locally, while connecting with this national day when folks around the country are beginning to enjoy their local trails.

Opening Day for Trails is organized nationally by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. To learn more about this national event and find events near you go to Rails to Trails. Hundreds of events are happening this Saturday, March 28, across the county. Pledge to walk, ride or run on your local trail at for a chance to win a prize.

Bike East Bay, the Rails to Trails Conservancy, REI, Canogle, the Bay Trail Project, Rich City Rides and Bike Concord are collaborating on a series of local East Bay events to celebrate Opening Day for Trails.

Three rides on local trails are kicking off at BART stations across the East Bay:

  • Ride with Bike East Bay along the Bay Trail from Oakland to the Rosie the Riveter Museum in Richmond for a walking tour led by Canogle. Space on the walking tour is limited so please sign up here. Meet at 10am at MacArthur BART.
  • Ride with Rich City Rides from Richmond BART to the Rosie the Riveter Museum in Richmond for a walking tour led by Canogle. Space on the walking tour is limited so please sign up here. Meet at noon at Richmond BART.
  • Ride with Bike Concord on the Iron Horse Trail from Concord to Walnut Creek or Danville. RSVP on this Facebook event. Meet at 10:30am at Concord BART.

For all rides please bring a working bicycle, helmet and water. Some snacks will be provided, but it is recommended you bring lunch or money to buy food. Rides will be at a social pace to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities, and designated leaders will be at the front and back of the group to make sure no one is left behind.

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Lafayette-Moraga Trail

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Iron Horse Trail

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