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Bike Camping Overnight - Ride Like a Girl Workshop

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Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

5551 Giant Highway

Richmond, CA 94806

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Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Bike East Bay present RiDE LiKE A GiRL, a bicycling skills workshop program designed for every woman who wants to ride. Our goal is getting more folks comfortable, confident on their bicycles, and feeling more connected with a community of people who want to bike!

We are happy to announce that we are once again hosting a bike camping trip—this time we are heading to Point Pinole in Richmond, CA. The ride from Oakland is just over 20 miles and mostly flat making this a great ride for those who are comfortable biking, but new to carrying gear/camping. We will also have a ride organized from the Richmond BART Station, 7.0 miles to the campsite. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, we’re offering an advanced ride, just over 20 miles snaking through the hills from Oakland. Please check off your ride preference when registering. And if you have experience in leading group rides, please let us know—we’re also looking for volunteers to help navigate and assist at intersections!

Prior bike camping (or camping) experience is not required for the trip, but we ask that all participants be comfortable biking for the distance they pick and be confident on their bikes with carrying weight and riding as a group. Participants will be responsible for their own food and drink for the weekend—water and toilets are available at the campsite. Experienced bike campers are welcome, and can help our community learn.

In order to best prepare for the weekend, participants will be required to attend a pre-trip meeting. This meeting will be a chance to meet others on the trip and also to prepare yourself and your bike for carrying camping gear. Please note that you will need to attend one of the two pre-trip meetings, so save the date in your calendar now:

  • Wednesday, May 30, 6:00pm at Trek Bicycle Berkeley, 2480 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

  • Monday, June 4, 6:00pm at Armistice Brewing, 845 Marina Bay Pkwy #1, Richmond, CA 94804

  • Tuesday, June 5, 6:00pm at Luckyduck Bicycle Cafe, 302 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Meetings are expected to last 1.5 hours, and if you are unsure about your bike set-up, both have space for you to bring your bike for help/support in setting up gear.

Suggested donation is $15 per participant to cover campground and safety supplies for the trip. You can pay through Eventbrite when you register, or in person at the pre-trip workshop. Feeling generous? Register as a steward of s’mores and donate $30 to cover the costs of yourself and a fellow camper.

When you register, you will be required to provide an emergency contact.This should be someone who will be in the area the weekend of the ride and will be able to assist you in any situation that may cause you to leave the trip. We will have volunteers with basic first aid kits and bike tools, but will not be able to handle major ailments or mechanical issues.

In advance of the trip we’ll also provide a list of places that rent or sell camping and bike gear as well as work together to pool resources (e.g stoves/cookware) amongst the group.

**This ride is open to all women, trans and femme folks who want to join**


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Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

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