You have myriad opportunities to stroll, walk, or hike this weekend. Take a look at these diverse opportunities:
1. Walk Oakland, Bike Oakland (WOBO) invites the community to a Summer Barbecue this Saturday, September 7. This is a time to connect with the walking and biking community in Oakland as well as “enjoy a day in the sun while it lasts.” Activities include a bike ride to their location at Mosswood Park from the Fruitvale BART bike racks at 1:00 p.m. and then grilling will commencing around 1:30. Suggested donation of $10. RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends and family. Click here.
2. Richmond Bay Trail Network hopes to see you at some of its upcoming outdoor activities including biking or hiking the Shipyard 3 Trail to breakfast & mimosas aboard the SS Red Oak Victory’s on Sept. 8 & Oct. 13. These events are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on the deck of SS Red Oak Victory with sweeping views of San Francisco across the Bay. $7.00 per person (children under 5 free). Tours of the ship available at an additional fee of $5 per person. A benefit for the restoration of the SS Red Oak Victory. No reservations required. Click here for driving directions. More info.
3. Solano Land Trust has a full fall schedule of activities. They include stargazing at Rush Ranch on September 7; birds-of-prey hikes at Lynch Canyon on September 8 and 28, and October 20th; a geology trek at the new Rockville Trails Preserve on September 21; and a night photography workshop at Rush Ranch on October 16.
4. El Cerrito Trail Trekkers explores Berkeley on the North Berkeley Hills Paths & Architectural Hike on Tuesday, September 10th at 8:30am. Hike will start from the Live Oak Park, North Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue and Berryman Street.
They will be “searching out the most spectacular homes mentioned in 41 Berkeley Walking Tours (published by the Berkeley Architectural Heritage) and using the Berkeley Path Wanders Association map. It will be about an 8 to 9-mile hike, with about 1,000 feet of elevation gain upon many steep pathway/stairs and streets of North Berkeley.”
Optional extras include: short swim at Lake Anza ($2.50); lunch at UC Faculty Club ($10.00 or less). You can brown bag lunch if you prefer.
Participants should be aware that there are parking limits at Live Oak, so carpooling is advised. Email Jordan Herrmann or call 510-520-9782.
5. Do it yourself hike! Get set to enjoy the new east span of the Bay Bridge. We can all enjoy this beautiful 15.5 ft. wide pedestrian and bicyclist trail. There are two lanes for bikes and one for walkers; belvederes and benches provide great points for viewing your surroundings. The path can be accessed from either Emeryville and Oakland and climbs onto the bridge just past the toll plaza. It does not presently reach Yerba Buena Island—because of the S-curve on the former bridge—but it is expected to connect to the island within a couple of years.
Access points: 1) Bay Trail in Emeryville that goes past the Shellmound Street shopping center with the Ikea store 2) Burma Road and Maritime Street in West Oakland.
Susan "Backpack45" Alcorn