Come Ride with us Saturday April 26th 2014
We will meet at 9:30 AM at the ferry building.
Approximately 9:45 we start a casual ride along the waterfront to Tennessee Street then across the causeway onto Mare Island.
We will ride by the Mighty Midget, and if open, stop and take a tour. Please consider a few dollars for a donation to this worthy cause.
Next we … continue south towards the Mare Island preserve taking notice of some of the historical buildings along the way.
At the preserve we will park and explore the museum. The preserve is free as well and again donations are gladly accepted and appreciated. (Both attractions are run by volunteers) Sodas , waters and other drinks are often for sale -even hot cocoa and sometimes coffee! It may be possible to purchase pastries.
Those who wish, will then ride 1 mile uphill to the top for a beautiful view of the bay and Vallejo. We will then head back north and explore some portions of the western island as well as the option to tackle the other side of the hill. Those who are up for it will then ride to the highway 37 bridge returning to Wilson Drive. Otherwise we return to the Vallejo yacht club via the Tennessee Street bridge again.
The Yacht club will have food vendors beginning approximately 3:30 or 4 PM. Music and dancing is scheduled to start at 8 PM.
Throughout the day boats will be arriving and racing.
Things to consider:
This is a casual ride. Feel free to go at whatever pace you feel comfortable. Stay with the group or not. If you wish to explore buildings or museums etc. consider bringing a bicycle lock. Please obey all traffic laws and employ excellent etiquette.
There are several obstacles to consider on this ride:
1. the Tennessee Street bridge to Mare Island -the road surface is metal grate – most cyclists use the sidewalk. The sidewalk is on the south side of the bridge only, so, most likely, it is only legal to Walk your bicycle on that section. Few people actually do that.
2. Train tracks! Many train tracks!
I have never seen a train use these train tracks.
I have seen many bicyclists get their wheels caught in the tracks and fall.
Cross with care!! As perpendicular as possible!
Many are parallel to our route, so take care if others are riding along side of you.
3. The Highway 37 bridge crossing has a sidewalk on the South side. Most ride their bikes Eastward.
The railing is not as high and the sidewalk is narrower than that on the Carquinez bridge.
Please take note of any and all obstacles to riding as we are compiling a list to present to the city.
I will make another post with this request in detail.
The only toilet facilities I’m aware of are in the ferry building and at the preserve. The preserve uses Porta-Potties. There might be some at the yacht club and possibly the public marina.
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Date(s) - Sat, Apr 26, 2014
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Vallejo Ferry Terminal
Georgia and Mare Island Way, vallejo
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