SF Bay Trail-Little Louie’s-Point Potrero

Friday, February 14, 2014

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Today’s Valentine’s Day ride hugs the shoreline along the SF Bay Trail from Emeryville to Berkeley and Marina Bay to Pt Richmond with a lunch stop at Little Louie’s. The route continues through Ferry Point tunnel to Brickyard Cove to the new Ferry Point Loop Trail to Pt Potrero for a stop at Red Oak Victory.

We begin the ride at the north end of Aquatic Park at the intersection of Addison and Bolivar Dr in Berkeley.

We cross over I-80 on the Bike/Ped Bridge to the SF Bay Trail to the Emeryville Marina. The SF Bay views are fabulous!

Powell St ends at Marina Park and at the Emeryville Pier-our turn around point. We make our way back to the SF Bay Trail towards Berkeley.

At University Ave, we stay on the new SF Bay Trail Spur to Marina Blvd.

From Marina Blvd, we take the Multi-use path and meander our way around Cesar Chavez Park in search of burrowing owls with no confirmed sightings. There are great views of the East Bay Hills, Mt Tam and the Golden Gate Bridge!

There is a brief stop at the Berkeley Yacht Club for the use of their wonderful facilities.

We continue on the Multi-use path that runs behind the Double Tree by Hilton and take Marina Blvd back to the SF Bay Trail Spur along University Ave.

We head north on the SF Bay Trail to Gilman St and Buchanan St Extension for the climb up to Golden Gate Fields’ (GGF) upper parking lot.

At the bottom of hill, we cut through the lower parking lot of GGF onto Buchanan St and continue on the SF Bay Trail towards the Richmond Costco on Central Ave.

The SF Bay Trail continues around the EBMUD Treatment Plant to the Pt Isabel Doggie Park.

We stay on the SF Bay Trail through the marshes and wetlands along the Richmond Inner Harbor.

The SF Bay Trail continues along the shoreline of Marina Bay; a residential waterfront community with great SF Bay views!

We stay on the SF Bay Trail and wind our way along the edge of Marina Bay to the Richmond Marina.

The trail weaves its way around Salute Restaurant to Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and the Craneway Pavillion at Ford Point.

We exit the trail on Harbour Way and take Hoffman Blvd to Cutting Blvd into Pt Richmond for our lunch stop at Little Louie’s.

The rear patio offers plenty of outdoor seating.

Lunch looks really delicious…….

We exit Little Louie’s and take a ride through the Ferry Point tunnel towards Miller Knox Park.

Dornan Dr takes us through the residential development at Brickyard Cove.

The out and back on Sandpiper Spit provides us with a glimpse of the beautiful waterfront homes.

The new extension of the Ferry Point Loop Trail is a wonderful way to bypass the steep climb on Seacliff Dr to Pt Potrero.

We stay on the Ferry Point/Shipyard 3 Trail and make our way out to see the Red Oak Victory and the Whirley Crane.

We ride around the old deco style warehouse before getting back on the Ferry Point/Shipyard 3 Trail.

We exit Potrero Point and go pass the colorful boxcars along Canal Blvd.

We reverse our way back to Ford Point on Hoffman Blvd and Harbour Way.

On the return, we gain a different perspective of the scenery along the SF Bay Trail.

The climb up and over the upper parking lot at GGF takes us back along the Bay Trail to the Bike/Ped Bridge to Aquatic Park.

Much thanks to the 24 people who showed up to join me on this social Valentine’s Day ride and lunch! The weather wasn’t too bad either!

Garmin Stats:
38.59 Miles with 323′ of elevation gain
Max elevation: 74′
Max grade: 5%
Terrain: Flat

Weather: Overcast & cloudy with temps ranging from the low 50’s to the mid 60’s. NW winds with 100% humidity.

Good people bring out the good in people.

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One Comment

  1. Thank you, Nancy, for leading this beautiful ride. It was my first for this route but will definitely not be the last. So many new things to see. The pace was perfect for me. Can’t believe you were able to take all of the great pictures.

    Mona, My pleasure-thanks to you and James for coming out to join me for this leisurely ride! Nancy


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