GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ROUTES

 

  • Route maps are provided below. All routes subject to change. 
  • Paper maps will be provided on day of event.
  • All routes are also mapped on RideWithGPS. You can do a free download of this app to your phone.
  • Ride route difficulty scale: 1-5 (1 is easiest)
  • Download the route details and speaker schedule HERE

Click the + button to expand each route below

Saturday June 4 Marin Ride – Paradise Loop

This 25-mile loop route features fabulous views of Mt. Tamalpais and the Bay, rolling hills, wetlands and waterfront with new bicycle infrastructure.

  • 7:30 – 8:00 am. Meet at the north end of the Larkspur Landing ferry terminal parking lot.
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am.  Ride orientation and mandatory safety talk
  • 8:30 am.  Embark on ride.

Bring water, ride snacks, and clothing sufficient for weather variability. Lunch will be provided along the ride route at Paradise Beach Park.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38971556

Difficulty rating: 3 (medium) Elevation gain: 1,166 ft

Ride Leader:  Linda Brown; phone (510) 504-0226

Speaker Schedule

  • Starts at Larkspur Landing Ferry Parking Lot
  • Laura Neish (Executive Director, 350 Bay Area) on Climate Activism Overview across the Bay Area
  • Marin County Biking Coalition (MCBC) on Programs and Safety Talk  
  • Linda on Short Lived Climate Pollutants and Climate accountability at Mill Valley Trail Turn Toward Tiburon 
  • Mary Ann (350 Bay Area) on Divestment 
  • Nick Ratto (350 East Bay) on California Transportation Legislation at Blackie’s Pasture (northern terminus of Rails to Trails) in Tiburon
  • Dave Garti (MCE – Marin Clean Energy) on Clean Energy at Paradise Beach County Park
  • Brief mention of Corte Madera Marsh State Marine park
  • Lunch
  • Larkspur Ferry Landing likely around 1:30pm
Saturday June 4 Oakland Walk – Oakland Goes Green

This 3-mile walking route features historic Downtown Oakland, adaptive reuse buildings, public transportation, energy retrofits, and more.

  • 9:30 – 10:00 am. Meet at the Laney College Plaza at 9th and Fallon Streets (1 block from the Lake Merritt BART station).
  • 10:00 – 10:15 am.  Walk orientation
  • 10:15 am. Embark on walk

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39431505

Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch will be provided at the end of the walk at Lake Merritt (near Fairyland).

Walk Leader: Mary Ann Furda; phone (650) 468-6759

Speaker Schedule

  • Meet at Lake Merritt BART
  • Start walking at 10:00am
  • Elizabeth (Wholly H2O) on Water Conservation at Lake Merritt 
  • Larry Kantrowitz (Earthwise Energy) on Solar Power at Grand Lake Theater with popcorn
  • Beth Reuter (Conservation Biologist) on Impact of climate change on wildlife & how to help with mitigation at Lake Merritt 
  • Chris Peeples on AC transit, Zero Emissions and Funding at Oakland City Hall
  • Margaret Rossoff (No Coal in Oakland)
  • Jack Fleck (350 Bay Area)
  • Lunch at Snow Park
Sunday June 5 Napa Walk — Urban Climate Solutions

This 3.5 walking loop route features the Napa Flood Control Project and Oxbow Commons, Fuller park, green building examples, tree canopy, infrastructure improvements, and local climate action highlights.

  • 9:30 – 10:00 am. Meet at Veterans Park in downtown Napa
  • 10:00 – 10:15 am. Walk orientation
  • 10:15 am. Embark on walk

Route map : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39185095

Bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch will be provided at the end of the walk.

Walk Leader: Marilyn Knight-Mendelson, (707) 738 3428

Speaker Schedule

  • Lynne Baker & Marilyn Knight Mendelson (Napa Climate NOW!) on Local Climate Activism
  • Tony Norris (Chair, Parks and Open Space District) on Climate Emergency Resolution and their Climate Actions       
  • Gopal Shankar (Recolte Energy) on Solar Rooftop potential in Napa and Regeneration
  • Rainer Hoernicke (Member of RCD Board of Directors, and Member of City of Napa Parks, Recreation, and Trees Advisory Commission) on Urban Forest Management Plan in the Context of 2030
  • Julie Lucido (City of Napa Public Works) on Infrastructure improvements to reduce idling emissions
  • Liz Alessio (Napa City Council) on Climate Emergency Resolution, and budget for the Climate Program Manager
  • Brad Wagenknecht on The Countywide Climate Action Committee
  • Congressman Mike Thompson or a representative from his office on Infrastructure Bill and what’s in it for Climate
Sunday June 5 Napa Ride — Wine Country Climate Solutions

This 35-mile loop routes features the Vine Trail, NVC solar array, healthy buildings, compost facilities, infrastructure projects, and SF Bay wetlands.

  • 7:30 – 8:00 am. Meet at Veterans Park in downtown Napa
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am.  Ride orientation and mandatory safety talk
  • 8:30 am.  Embark on ride.

Bring water, ride snacks, and clothing sufficient for weather variability. Lunch will be provided at the end of the ride.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38998334

Difficulty rating: 1 (easy)

Elevation gain: 1,166 ft

Ride Leader: Bayard Fox, (707) 812-4554

Speaker Schedule

  • Bayard Fox (Napa Climate NOW!) & Kara Vernor (Napa County Bicycle Coalition)
  • Ellen Udoff on the Vine Trail  
  • Bob Massaro (Healthy Buildings Inc) on Healthy Buildings
  • Wetlands Edge  
  • Naama Brenner-Abromowitz (Napa Recycling) on Recycling
  • Shurtleff cut-off 
  • Veterans Park 
  • Tony Norris (Open Space District) on Flood Control & Open Space District – status of their Climate Emergency Resolution
  • Liz Alessio (Napa City Council)
  • Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht on Countywide Climate Action Committee Actions
  • Congressman Mike Thompson or a representative from his office on Infrastructure Bill and what’s in it for Climate
Sunday June 5 Sonoma Ride – Accelerating Active Mobility Networks

This 41-mile loop route features vineyards, urban and rural bike trails, beautiful countryside, and much more.

  • 7:30 – 8:00 am. Meet at Prince Gateway Park fish statue at the corner for Santa Rosa Ave and Sonoma Ave. (just north of Julliard Park)
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am.  Ride orientation and mandatory safety talk
  • 8:30 am.  Embark on ride.

Bring water, ride snacks, and clothing sufficient for weather variability. Lunch will be provided at the end of the ride at Julliard Park.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39559525

Difficulty rating: 2

Elevation gain: 1,349 ft

Ride Co-Leaders:  Mary Ann Furda (650) 468-6759; Pete Gang (707) 338-7111

Speaker Schedule

  • Pete Gang on Climate Action in Sonoma County
  • Xinci Tan (Sonoma Zero Waste) on Proposed Compost Facility, Wastewater Treatment
  • Ryan Pedrotti (Sonoma Water Agency) on Water Issues
  • Alexa Forrester (climate activist; Head of SRJC Philosophy Dept) on Bikeable Santa Rosa
  • Laura Neish (Executive Director, 350 Bay Area and 350Sonoma Leader) on Local Climate Solutions
Saturday June 11 East Bay Ride – Cleaner Air and Water & Transportation Solutions

This 23-mile route features the Bay Trail, greenways, complete streets, transportation-friendly housing, Lake Merritt and more. An optional 10.5-mile ride extension allows cyclists to ride back along the Bay Trail.

  • 7:30 – 8:00 am. Meet at the Richmond BART Station on the sidewalk (north end of bus lanes near 16th St and McDonald Ave) across from the Parking Garage entrance
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am.  Ride orientation and mandatory safety talk
  • 8:30 am.  Embark on ride.

Bring water, ride snacks, and clothing sufficient for weather variability. Lunch will be provided at Lake Merritt.

23-mile ride ends at Lake Merritt, less than a mile from the 19th St BART Station, and about a mile to the Lake Merritt BART station. Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39119034

Optional ride extension will leave from Lake Merritt after lunch. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39119862

Difficulty rating: 2 (with urban streets)
Elevation gain: 450 ft

Ride Leader: Mary Ann Furda (650) 468-6759

Speaker Schedule

  • Isabella Zizi (Idle No More SF Bay Area) Land Acknowledgement at Richmond BART Station 
  • Monica Wilson (City Council member, Antioch) speaking about No new oil & gas drilling in Antioch at Miller Knox Park
  • Sherry Padgett (Richmond Shoreline Alliance) on Sea Level Rise and Toxics at Shimada Park
  • Tom Lent (Walk/Bike Berkeley) on E-Bikes at North Berkeley BART
  • Chuck Seigel (Walk/Bike Berkeley) on Bicycle infrastructure and Ohlone Greenway at Hearst & Milvia (end of Ohlone Greenway)
  • Peter Waller on South Berkeley Now proposed housing development at Ashby BART
  • Dave Campell on Complete Streets at Casper’s Corner on Telegraph & 45th
  • Lunch at Snow Park
  • Ariella Granett (US Representative of Fly Free) on Oakland Airport Expansion 
  • Climate Action Item: Petitions to Sign, Letter to write, Text to send related to Oakland Airport Expansion
  • Optional East Bay Extension bike ride 2:00pm
Sunday June 12 Three Bay Crossing Ride – Connecting Climate Solutions Across the Bay Area

This 38.5-mile route features fabulous Bay views and waterfront, connected by Richmond-San Rafael and the Golden Gate bridges, and the San Francisco-Oakland ferry. Includes climate points of interest in Contra Costa, Marin, SF, and Alameda counties. An optional 14-mile ride extension allows cyclists to ride back along the Bay Trail.

  • 7:30 – 8:00 am. Meet at the North Berkeley BART Station, parking lot north of the station building
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am.  Ride orientation and mandatory safety talk
  • 8:30 am.  Embark on ride.

Bring water, ride snacks, and clothing sufficient for weather variability. Lunch will be provided at Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco.

38.5-mile ride ends at Oakland Ferry Building, a short 1-2 mile ride from 12th St or Lake Merritt BART stations. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39110304  – Doesn’t show ferry to Oakland

Optional 14-mile ride extension will leave from the Oakland Ferry Building, and complete the loop to the North Berkeley BART station. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39110354

Difficulty rating: 3 (medium)
Elevation gain: 1,065 ft

Rider Leaders:  Linda Brown (510) 504-0226; Mary Ann Furda (650) 468-6759

Speaker Schedule

  • Chris Benz on Bike Safety talk at North Berkeley BART 
  • Gayle McLaughlin (former mayor of Richmond) talking about the latest issues with the Chevron Refinery, meeting us at east entrance to Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
  • Nan Parks and Laura Neish (350 Bay Area) on Local Climate Solutions at Menke Park in Corte Madera 
  • Chrissy Field (Lunch arriving) East Bluff Picnic Area
  • Sara Barnes (San Francisco Bike Coalition) on SFBC Priorities
  • Leave Crissy field by 1:30
  • Margaret Rossoff (No Coal in Oakland)
  • Arrive Ferry Building by 2:30 (Ferries at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:00)

The Time is NOW! 

Let’s travel together toward a safe healthy future.