East Bay Bike Trails

Road and Mountain Bicycle Rides
through Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

By Conrad J. Boisvert
(Author of San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails)

 

 

Explore the East Bay by Bicycle!

Sheltered somewhat by distance from the coastal fog and ocean winds common on the Peninsula and the coast, the East Bay is often warmer and has some of the most remote roads in the entire Bay Area.

Extending from the Carquinez Strait in the north to Fremont and Milpitas in the south and from San Francisco Bay in the west to the Delta in the east, the East Bay encompasses the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and parts of Santa Clara. The wide variety of scenery to be experienced in the East Bay is evident when comparing the heavily wooded hills above Oakland and Berkeley with the drama of Mount Diablo. The orchards and farms around Brentwood stand in stark contrast to the unusual scenes along the roads which lead through the windmills east of Livermore and to the wetlands along the bay near Newark. The abundance of little known country roads makes it easy to escape the traffic and congestion of the population centers in which most of us live.

This second edition of East Bay Bike Trails includes 31 separate ride routes, many of them totally new or modified from rides previously presented in the first edition. Mountain biking is covered too, with seven rides in some of the best places for trail riding in the East Bay. The routes selected will satisfy cyclists of all abilities, as the distances range from 5 miles to 50 miles and the terrain from completely flat to very hilly.

Ride Highlights Table of Contents Sample Ride

 East Bay Bike Trails may be purchased at book stores and bike shops
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or ordered directly through the Internet.


EAST BAY BIKE TRAILS, 2nd Edition
ISBN 0-9769376-0-3
Copyright © 2005
31 rides, 128 pp., $17.95

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