East Bay Bike Trails Guide Book

by Conrad Boisvert (Penngrove Publications)
East Bay Bike Trails  by Conrad Boisvert

128pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0976937603

Stretching from the Carquinez Strait in the north to Fremont in the south, and from Brentwood and Livermore to San Francisco Bay, the East Bay offers recreational cyclists a spectacular choice of routes and terrains. This newly updated guide's comprehensive list of destinations include the heavily wooded hills above Oakland and Berkeley; orchards and farms around Brentwood; eerie windmills in Livermore; the wetlands around Newark; Danville’s dramatic Mt. Diablo; and more. Each ride contains detailed maps, directions with mile markers, elevation profiles, historical background, and points of interest. Now in its second edition.

© 2005 Conrad Boisvert/Penngrove Publications. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "East Bay Bike Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 31.
... Preview: Central Park, a large recreational area in central Fremont, is the starting point for the ride. Leading out of the park through quiet residential neighborhoods, the route takes you past Shinn Histori ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Fremont, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: With a route that follows about 14 miles of trails, this ride covers most of Anthony Chabot Regional Park, located near San Leandro. Beginning at the marina on the lake, the route initially follows al ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
San Leandro, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Encompassing nearly 5000 acres, the park is home to many other recreational activities, such as camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. This ride follows a route completely ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
San Leandro, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: It’s not every day you get a chance to do a bike ride around an extinct volcano, but the roads leading around Mount Diablo offer just that. Rising to an elevation of 3,849 feet, Mount Diablo dominates ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Alamo, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 52
... Preview: This ride follows a relatively short loop completely encircling the park. In the beginning climb of about 500 feet in elevation gain along Skyline Boulevard, spectacular views of the cities and San F ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Piedmont, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The lush and heavily forested Berkeley Hills contrast sharply with the grassy oak-covered hills around Lafayette and make this set of rides one of the most interesting in the East Bay. Energetic stud ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Berkeley, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: Beautiful ranches along Diablo Road, the lush country clubs at Diablo and Blackhawk, and the specter of mighty Mount Diablo rising in the east punctuate this easy ride in the East Bay. The route take ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Danville, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Starting in the agricultural town of Brentwood, the route takes you east along quiet country roads through orchards and past farms to Byron Highway. Sunset Road, Eden Plains Road and Delta Road conti ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Brentwood, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: This ride consists of a general tour of Briones Park, following the crests high above and around the park whenever possible. Stunning views of the distant countryside in all directions add to the gra ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Lafayette, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Beginning in Fremont, the route leads north along Mission Boulevard and cuts across to Niles Canyon Road through quiet residential areas. Niles Canyon Road is narrow and very busy, so it is important ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Fremont, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 38
... Preview: Charming Pleasanton is the start of this pair of rides over quiet country roads north of town. Site of the landmark Pleasanton Hotel and historic Kottinger's Barn, Pleasanton also is home to the Plea ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Pleasanton, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: Beginning at Heather Farms Park, this ride first follows Briones - Mt. Diablo Trail south along the canal and then loops back to the Contra Costa Canal Trail. The trail ends at Willow Pass Road, wher ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Walnut Creek, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: This route takes you into the park and immediately heads south along the shore of the bay toward the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, where you can get off your bike and explore the wetland ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Newark, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: Administered by the East Bay Regional Park District and stretching from Lafayette to Moraga, this trail leads through residential neighborhoods but surprisingly retains the natural feel of a much more ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Lafayette, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: The pleasant residential towns of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, and the rural countryside along Bear Creek Road, highlight this pair of rides, much favored by local cyclists and racing clubs. The pre ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Lafayette, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: The pleasant residential neighborhoods of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and Happy Valley, and the rural countryside along Bear Creek Road, highlight this ride. The route initially leads out of Lafayette t ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Lafayette, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: This out-and-back ride is very popular with the locals by virtue of its unique character as a country road with almost no traffic. After passing vineyards and farms, and then the turn-off for Del Val ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Livermore, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: Dominating the landscape in the East Bay, Mount Diablo towers to a height of 3,849 feet and can be seen from nearly anywhere in the Bay Area. Easily the largest park in the Bay Area, Mount Diablo Stat ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Danville, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Mount Diablo dominates the landscape of the East Bay as its summit towers to an elevation of 3849 feet above sea level. The roads on each side of the mountain are a cyclists delight, carrying little c ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Alamo, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: Pleasanton Ridge, rising to an elevation of about 1600 feet, is a dominant feature of the landscape just west of Highway 680 near Pleasanton. Roads, encircling the ridge, pass by golf courses, old ra ... From the guidebook "East Bay Bike Trails"
Dublin, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28