When: Saturday, October 15, 9AM - 3PM
Where: Washington Park, 740 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
What: Join hundreds of bikers as they work out for a good cause in Alameda Bike for the Parks, or Bike4Parks. Alameda Bicycle, a local business, prepared two paths for event-goers. The event is a fundraiser, and members of the bike shop want to raise money and build appreciation for Alameda parks. Additionally, they want to highlight Alameda's gorgeous shoreline and build a fun, fitness-minded community.
The family and child-friendly bike ride starts at 9AM and is divided into two paths-- an eight-mile path and a twenty-two-mile path. Both paths start and end at Washington Park. The twenty-two-mile trail follows the Alameda shoreline, going through Bay Farm Island and the formal Naval Air Base. Gorgeous views of San Francisco and the Bay Area are guaranteed along this route. The eight-mile trail, at a much gentler place, goes to-and-from Model Airfield Park. This path is designed for bikers of all fitness levels.
Rest stops, snacks, drinks, bathrooms, and support will be provided by the event's organizers. Event-goers are also invited to a cool-down party following the bike ride, running from 11AM to 3 PM. The party, hosted at Washington Park, offers food trucks and live music. Each purchase of a ticket includes a voucher for a food truck. The Sun Kings, a local band, will deliver the show. Alameda Recreation and Parks District will provide kid's jumpers and a climbing wall for younger bikers.
In addition to the food truck voucher, each ticket purchase comes with a t-shirt from American Apparel. All proceeds go to Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization devoted to supporting a healthy and active Alameda. Tickets cost $45 for adults and $25 for children. You can order them at http://alamedabicycle.com/bike4parks/register/. For more information, go to http://alamedabicycle.com/bike4parks/ or contact Alameda Bicycle at (510) 533- 0070.