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Bike the Watershed 8!

Bike The Watershed VIII

MCBC and GWC invite you to our eight annual bike ride!

August 25, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM

From the Marin Civic Center we’ll take our bikes on a scenic bike ride through the Gallinas Watershed in North San Rafael. Our trip will take us past the LGVSD ponds and we’ll follow the levies through wetlands to end up at the SMART train station in Hamilton. At 1:08 we hop on SMART to head back. We end with a picnic at the Civic Center lagoon.

Bike The Watershed” bicycle rides are easy, fun, and educational for young and old. You just need a functioning bike and a helmet.

Regular stops along the way! Enjoy the scenery! Learn about our watershed. Celebrate the end with a picnic!

 

BTW8 2018 Details

Bike The Watershed VI 2016

Bike The Watershed VI 2016

This is an easy ride!

We start and end at the Jury Duty Parking Lot next to the Marin Civic Center lagoon.

New in 2018:

  • First ride on SMART Train
  • First start outside our watershed (in Hamilton)
  • First ride NOT 100% on paved roads
  • First ride mostly in wetlands

We make frequent stops! Our path is almost entirely flat.

Make sure your bike can handle both paved roads and groomed trails and levies.

When:
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Time:
Bike Ride 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
SMART Ride 1:08-1:14 pm
Picnic around 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Where:
Start at Civic Center Lagoon Jury Duty Parking Lot. End up at the same location and celebrate the ride with a picnic next to the Civic Center lagoon.

Bike The Watershed VI 2016

Bike The Watershed VI 2016

Cost:
BIKE THE WATERSHED is a FREE event open to all bike riders.

Donations of $5 or more appreciated.

SMART Train ticket required for 6 minute ride from Civic Center to Hamilton. Ride covers 2 zones and costs $5.50 ($2.75 for seniors, youth and passengers with disabilities using a valid Clipper discount card.)

Distance:
Approx 9 miles on bicycle

What to Bring:
Helmet, water bottle, sunscreen, money for SMART and GWC donation.

RSVP by email here or call tel: 415.360.3008

2018 Routs Stops

Our BTW8 bike ride will stop at these locations:

1 SMART Train stops at Civic Center and Hamilton

Ditch The Ditch (Restoration of Gallinas Creek channel on Manuel Freitas Pkwy)

3 Mouth of Gallinas Creek on Lucas Valley Rd

Ridgeways (Clapper) Rail habitat (view from bike path along Gallinas Creek)

5 San Rafael Airport Sports Complex (view from McInnis trail)

6 McInnis Marsh Restoration Project
(view from LGVSD)

7 Miller Creek Merging with Gallinas Creek

LGVSD ponds

Hamilton wetlands restoration project

 

Bike The Watershed VII bike path from Marin Civic Center Jury Duty Parking Lot to Hamilton SMART Train stop, Novato.

Bike The Watershed VII bike path from Marin Civic Center Jury Duty Parking Lot to Hamilton SMART Train stop, Novato.

 

THANK YOU TO PAST IN-KIND SPONSORS:

Johnny DoughnutsTHREE TWINS ICE CREAM Terra Linda

JOHNNY DOUGHNUTS San Rafael

Nothing Bundt Cakes logoNOTHING BUNDT CAKES Corte Madera

“Bike the Watershed” Bicycle Tours

 

Video of 1st Annual Gallinas Watershed Bike Tour