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Saturday
26
MAY

Ride and Daytrip to Crown Beach!

11:00
16:00
Rich City RIDES
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PLEASE NOTE: This event is limited to 35 participants. You MUST register and complete waiver forms in advance.
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Hey Rich City Riders, join us for a gorgeous ride to the Crown Memorial Beach in Alameda, Calif. and a full day of outdoor activities, led by the Outdoor Recreation staff of the East Bay Regional Park District. These activities will include mini-camping lessons, lunch, and a guided hike/recreational activity.

We will meet at Rich City Rides at 9:30 a.m. so that we can head out by 10 a.m. We'll hop on BART with our bikes and ride to the Crab Cove Visitors Center at Crown Memorial Beach. Bring your helmets!

Advance registration and waiver forms are required for this event. For more information, please contact Nakari at nakari@richcityrides.org, Najari at najari@richcityrides.org, or Paul at paul@richcityrides.org. This is a primer for our July 6-8, 2018 weekend camping trip to Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore.
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From the East Bay Regional Park District web site:
The showpiece of the park is its 2.5-mile beach, with sand dunes bordering a bicycle trail. The beach is a great achievement of landscaping and engineering. After wind and water action had eroded the beach dangerously, it was restored in early 1982 with sand from San Francisco Bay, pumped ashore by pipeline from a barge. More sand has been added since then, and groins have been constructed to keep it in place...

From the 1880s until the outbreak of World War II, Alameda Beach was renowned as an amusement center, the largest beach on San Francisco Bay.

Known for its beautiful sands and warm waters, the beach was a popular day-trip destination for residents from throughout the region. It earned the name "Coney Island of the West," and bathing spas competed for patronage by staging concerts, balloon ascents, carnival rides, baseball games, prize fights, and other publicity stunts.

The carnival is over, but the beautiful beach is back, bordered by lawns and picnic grounds. Some of the area's colorful past is preserved in exhibits at the park's Crab Cove Visitor Center.
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