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Archives for the day Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Even if local drivers speed and tend to sometimes be reckless, I still consider Alameda one of the best areas to ride a bike in the East Bay. Miles of bike lanes and well-maintained roads can be found across the island, including waterfront trails and pathways that are properly cared for.

It takes significant effort to ensure our roads are looked after, so it’s possible you may have had a recommendation, complaint, or other issue.

Wonder who is looking out for us?

If you’re looking for a local bike advocacy group, look no further than the BikeAlameda group. A group based right here in Alameda, BikeAlameda is focused on advocacy while Team Alameda helps get people active.

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition looks “to promote bicycling as an everyday means of transportation and recreations,” is a great area group that helps riders across the SF East Bay. The group’s blog can be found here.

Of note, the family cycling workshop will take place next Sunday from Otis Elementary School, with a focus on safe riding practices. The seminar is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will run until 12:30 p.m., and exact details can be found on the EBBC website.

I’ve worked with BikeAlameda and EBBC in the past, and highly recommend looking into each bike advocacy groups.  Unfortunately, there are no official Alameda running clubs — but a small gathering of East Bay runners can be found on Twitter.