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Mountain Biking at Joaquin Miller Park

Posted by Friends at Sports Basement on

Shelter in (the Greatest) Place

These photos were taken Tuesday, March 10th at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland with Sports Basement staffers Evan Ramon on the Ibis Ripmo, Nick Garcia on the Cannondale Jekyll, and Ashton Hocking (me) behind the camera. We all kept our social distance, and touched only our own gear. We recommend you do the same if you choose to ride with friends! These trails are open to all (bikes, runners, and pets) so keep your eyes peeled as you ride. There are also scenic road bike routes that run the perimeter of the park! 

While we encourage everyone to get fresh air at these and other very local spots, please make sure you are practicing social distancing per CDC recommendations and follow the guidances of the California Parks Systems. You can always add this to your post-shelter-in-place bucket-list! 

 

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7 comments


  • Goggles @ JMP? Smh

    josh on

  • I’m avid mountain biker and I think sending people to ride or hike these narrow width trails right now is irresponsible. There’s more people than usual on the trails right now and it’s not possible for people to social distance properly. Sending more people up there is juts making the situation worse. I know you all are trying to help out with ways to stay active and I appreciate the sentiment but please think about the consequences of your actions. Thank you. Stay safe and sane and be well.

    Mark East Bay on

  • Indeed, on shared trails please hang some bells on your bike! I am happy to step out of your way (I’m a runner) but how can I if I can’t hear you coming?

    Russell Y. on

  • I’ve been hiking a lot recently and social-distancing. Most people are being careful, but not everyone. The hiker/biker interaction on the trails in these times is a bit tougher —How can passing bicyclists keep 6 feet away from hikers? So far my experience is that they are not thinking much, if at all, about that. Does it require stopping and making sure hikers can move to the side before passing them? I’m not sure what the best way is, but my experience this past week is that mountain bikers just come whizzing by in iether direction, without really slowing, and usually 6 feet away only where the trail allows it, and even then not always. I have advocated in many instances for allowing bikes to be on single tracks, but at the current time it is doubly hard for people to feel very comfortable int hat situation.

    Morris on

  • Can you post the bike route taken?

    Playhard on


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