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Briones Pilot Area Community POP-UP RIDE with Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay

Join Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay Events Director David Wilcox for a chance to have your voice heard about the future of mountain biking in the East Bay at the Briones Pilot Project Community Check In Event, and stay for an expert guided tour of the all new Pilot Program area in Briones Regional Park. This will take place on Saturday, June 15th at 9:30 am at the Alhambra Creek Trailhead in Martinez, CA. We head over to the Briones Pilot Community Check-In event held by East Bay Regional Parks at 10 am, and ride the four main trails that have been permitted during this 2-year pilot period afterward around noon. If you haven’t been to Briones, you can expect steep fire road climbs, and highly technical descents unlike most of what we have available to ride legally in the East Bay.

The ride will be on the difficult side due to the climbing involved, and we’ll call out features and ride-arounds on the single track to make sure everyone stays in their comfort zone.

These trails are rated black diamond, so riders should be comfortable descending on steep and loose terrain. There will be many bailout points along the ride if anyone gets in over their heads, and the wildflowers are still blooming so it should be a beautiful day out even if you cut the ride short.

Plan for 10 mi and nearly 3000 ft of climbing. Here’s the route on Ride w/ GPS