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Sunnyvale/Santa Clara El Camino Real Bike Ride

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Santa Clara Caltrain Station

1001 Railroad Ave

Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Join SVBC's Sunnyvale and Santa Clara Local Teams on a bike ride of El Camino Real.

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You are invited to the El Camino Bike Ride in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale.

If you're an avid cyclist, you are aware that El Camino is not the most bike-friendly location. See more about El Camino Real for bicyclists on SVBC's website.

Both City of Santa Clara and City of Sunnyvale have in their El Camino Real Specific Plans to implement protected complete bicycle lanes along El Camino Real. However, recently the Santa Clara Council has favored keeping on-street parking in certain locations which will cause segments of unprotected bicycle lanes.

Starting at Santa Clara Caltrain Station and ending in Downtown Sunnyvale, this 6.5 mile ride along El Camino is being done to raise awareness that there is strength in numbers and that protected bicycle lanes on this major street is critical to creating a safe environment for all road users who utilize El Camino as a destination or passthrough.

This ride is designed to be a social ride, but please remember there will be motor traffic on the street. The ride is about 6 miles long and expected to take roughly an hour but could be a bit longer. This is a point A to point B ride. You may take Caltrain back to Santa Clara and there may be an informal ride back to Santa Clara for those interested.

This event will be capped at 50 riders. We hope to see you!

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Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition are partners of the event.

Pace: A very casual pace with lead, middle and rear leaders. No one will be left behind.

CA Helmet Law: Persons under age 18 must wear a helmet. We also strongly recommend anyone 18 and over wear a helmet.

Ride Ready: Review ABC Quick Check & bring gear

  • ABC Quick Check - Air, Brakes, Chain, Quick Release, and Check safety check on your bike to ensure it’s in good working condition.
  • Gear - Helmet, water, and light/brightly-colored clothing, and card/cash/ID

COVID protocol: Please review and adhere to the latest Santa Clara County Public Health orders

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Date: Saturday, July 31

Arrival window: 11 - 11:30am

Leave time: 11:30am

Start point: Santa Clara Caltrain Station

  • Northbound train arrives at 10:59am.
  • Southbound train arrives at 11:20am. We encourage all members coming from North of Santa Clara for the ride to join the northernmost bike car (this is the last car in the southbound direction, at the end of the platform) so we can get to know each other on the way down.

End point: Downtown Sunnyvale*

  • The Farmers Market will also be going on, so feel free to grab lunch here or at one of the various restaurants in DTSVL.

Please reach out to Gabriela Landaveri if there are any questions or concerns.

gabriela [dot] landaveri [at] gmail [dot] com

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Santa Clara Caltrain Station

1001 Railroad Ave

Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Organizer Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

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Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to creating a healthy community, environment, and economy through bicycling for people who live, work, or play in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, is committed to having 10% of trips made by bicycle by 2025.

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