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Our Power Sunday December 3rd: Bike to Wild Art at the Albany Bulb

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Rich City Rides

1500 Macdonald Avenue

Richmond, CA 94801

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Attention Rich City Rides fans, and Supporters

Rich City Rides and Love the Bulb invite you to a 10.5-mile-roundtrip biketour from downtown Richmond to the Albany Bulb which is a old lanfill filled with creative art made from dreby, and other items found in/on the land.

The Albany Bulb is famous for its spectacular views and giant sculptures of dragons and giantesses and other wild art. We will gather at the Rich City Rides bike shop for a guided bike tour/ride led by Nakari Syon, and the Rich City Rides team. The tour is estimated to be about 45- to 60-minute ride along some city streets (Marina Way) and the Bay Trail from Richmond to the Albany Bulb. Once arrived to our location we'll eat lunch near the beach (bring your own) and get a tour of the art with Susan Moffat. Susan is founder of Love the Bulb, an organization dedicated to keeping the creative spirit of the Bulb alive. Then, artist Zach Pine will lead participants in optional art-in-nature sculpture-making. Finally, we’ll depart the Bulb about 2:45 to arrive back at the Rich City Rides bike shop by 3:15 pm.

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(Meet between 10:00-10:30 am at the Rich City Rides bikeshop at 1500 Macdonald Ave. Richmond, right across the street from to the Richmond BART station parking garage.

Following sign-in, departure will occur at 10:45 sharp.

Wear layers--the Bay Trail and Bulb are windy--and bring water and lunch.

FAQ

Q. Can we just meet you at the Bulb instead of riding from Richmond?

  1. This event is designed as an integrated bike/art event, so you must start with us in Richmond. If you are interested in future art events that start right at the Bulb, there will be numerous opportunities. Sign up at albanybulbinfo@gmail.com to get announcements.

Q. Is there a place to lock my bike?

  1. The event is designed so that you can keep your bike with you at all times if you prefer. After we eat lunch at the firepit next to Albany Beach, we will WALK our bikes out to the Bulb together for the art tour. You are also welcome to lock up your bike at the racks near the firepit, which are in an area with a lot of foot traffic and visibility.

Q. I have a skinny-tire bike. Will it work at the Bulb?

  1. The route is all on paved streets and the paved Bay Trail. Once we arrive at the dirt and gravel paths of the Bulb, we will be walking our bikes, so skinny tires are fine.

Q. How difficult is the ride?

  1. The 10.5-mile roundtrip ride is almost entirely flat and mostly on the off-street paved Bay Trail. However, about 1.7 miles in each direction will be on Marina Way, so you should be comfortable riding on city streets.

Q. Are children allowed?

  1. Children who can safely ride on city streets and able to ride this distance are welcome. Children under 18 should be signed in by their parent/guardian at the start of the ride and children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult

Q. What happens if it rains?

  1. Trip leaders will be at the bike shop ready to depart rain or shine. If we have 8 or more participants show up, the trip is on. If heavy rain means not enough people show up, the rain date will be one week later, Dec. 10.

Q. Are dogs allowed?

  1. We love dogs, if you deside to bring your dog along please have leash or courier.

ABOUT US

Rich City Rides (RCR) helps make Richmond a healthier city where our youth and families thrive. Rich City Rides builds real skills through our Earn-a-Bike, Bicycle Mechanics Program; creates the culture for health, wellness, physical conditioning, nutrition, and camaraderie through our weekly Self Care Sunday Rides; and builds the inner and outer strengths of our youth by celebrating and activating their neighborhoods through organized Special Ride Events and park cleanups. This event is part of our regular Self-Care Sundays.

Love the Bulb presents art, performance, environmental education and stewardship events at the Albany Bulb that celebrate its unique place in the Bay Area art and natural ecosystems. This event is part of our regular First Sundays series. Join our mailing list at albanybulbinfo@gmail.com.

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