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East Bay Regional Park District Police Department
Tuesday May 18th, 2021 :: 08:00 a.m. PDT


Some useful tips for riding your bike in the parks during National Bike Month.

May is National Bike Month!

Here are some useful tips if you are planning to bike on the of the 2500 miles of trails in the East Bay Regional Park District: 

Bicyclists are more susceptible to fatigue and dehydration when riding in heat and on steep trails.

Take PLENTY of water and a high-energy snack. A six to ten-mile route on unpaved fire roads in the East Bay hills is a challenging route for an intermediate rider to complete in two hours. Easier, flatter, paved trails are ideal for family bicycle outings.

Always wear a helmet; helmets are required for anyone age 16 or younger.

Bring a bicycle tube patch kit and a bike pump in case your bike gets a flat. A bike bell is not required, but is useful for warning others when you are about to pass.

Remember to yield to pedestrians. Before passing pedestrians, slow down and call out and/or ring your bike bell to ensure that you can pass safely.

When approaching equestrians, call out and/or ring your bell and stop, whether you are seen or not. Ask for instructions on how to pass safely. On blind turns, slow down, call out and/or ring your bell, and ride in single file.

For more trail related safety and etiquette tips when enjoying the East Bay Regional Park District, visit:

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East Bay Regional Park District Police Department
17930 Lake Chabot Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546

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Non-emergencies: 510-881-1833

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