Walt’s Birthday Ride: Coyote Hills-Bayview Trail-Nike Hill

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Today’s social ride is in celebration of Walt’s 83rd Birthday! This rolling party accompanies Walt for a ride along the Bayview Trail at Coyote Hills Regional Park with an option to climb Nike Hill. The ride meanders around the city streets to Andersen Bakery at Union Landing for lunch and birthday cake. The return includes a stop at the Flight 93 Memorial at Sugar Mill Landing Park in Union City.

Meet up at Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Fremont:

41 friends from Fremont Freewheelers, Valley Spokesman & Grizzly Peak Cyclists:


Exit Visitor Center onto Marshlands Rd:

On Thornton Ave to Paseo Padre Blvd:

Patterson Ranch Rd to Coyote Hills Regional Park:

Bayview Trail to Dairy Glen:

Bayview Trail:

Meadlowlark Trail to Nike Hill climb; the climb is 0.6 mile with an average grade of 6% and steep pitches of 9-12%.

Nike Hill Summit:


Enjoy the views!

Descend Nike Hill:

Continue on Bayview Trail:

Fabulous South Bay & salt marsh views:

At Coyote Hills Vistor Center:

Exit Coyote Hills on Patterson Ranch Rd:

Paseo Padre to Ardenwood Blvd:

Meander through residential neighborhoods on Lowry Rd and Regents Blvd:

Dyer St to Union Landing:

At Andersen Bakery:

Outdoor seating:

Happy Birthday Walt-83 years young!

Exit Union Landing to Dyer St:

Stop at Flight 93 Memorial at Sugar Mill Landing Park:

Return on Smith St to Union City Blvd & Ardenwood Blvd:

Back to Don Edwards SF Bay parking lot:


Thanks to Lori and all the other Freemont Freewheelers for leading and organizing this FUN birthday ride for Walt!

Garmin Stats:
20.7 Miles with 400′ of elevation gain
Max elevation: 232′
Max grade: 12%
Terrain: Flat with one climb up Nike Hill

Weather: Sunny and warm with temps ranging from the low 50’s to the high 80’s. SW winds with 88% humidity

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Follow this route for today’s ride: