Nancy Coombs: Exploring Richmond on Two Wheels


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Cycle Richmond! is an informal community/neighborhood activity that explores bicycle paths in and around Richmond. It is open to all riders beginner to advanced. Our routes are flat, easy, recreational; anyone can do them! Participants are adults, but parents are welcome to bring their kids and make it a family activity. Rides last about 2 hours and cover approximately 12 to 15 miles. We meet every Sunday, 10:00 AM Burg Park 30th & Clinton, in Richmond’s North & East Neighborhood.

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Richmond is located in an area of the Bay that has easy access by bike to various locations with beautiful scenery and unique points of interest along the way. From our Burg Park starting point, we have cycled to Point Richmond, Red Oak Victory Ship & osprey nest, Terra Nova & Wildcat Marsh, Point Pinole Park, Point Molate, and Berkeley’s Aquatic Park to name a few. Routes use dedicated bike paths or surface streets in quiet neighborhoods in order to minimize busy streets (we also avoid hills!).

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All you need is a bicycle. If it hasn’t been used in a while it should be taken to a bike shop for a tune-up including new tubes. Richmond has a local bike shop called Rich City Rides Community Shop that can provide service. They also sell bikes if you need one. Located at 1500 Macdonald Ave, it was formed to create opportunities for local youths to learn skills, promote cycling and increase healthy activity.

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We are lucky to live in the Bay Area with its lovely agreeable weather. Rides are possible all year long except if it rains. Please join Cycle Richmond! on our next ride as we move through nature. We look forward to meeting new cycling neighbors!

Nancy Coombs has been a Richmond resident since 2002 and started Cycle Richmond! June 2015.  For more information contact Nancy at nmcoombs@sbcglobal.net.

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