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Bike for the Parks!!! Saturday, September 28th

30 Jul 2019 2:58 PM | Anonymous member

Hey all - I received this message from Gene Oh, founding member of Team Alameda and owner of Alameda Bicycles, and thought I would pass it along in full.  Thanks, and here's hoping we can pull a team together for the event and also have some members volunteer as well:


Hello Everyone!

It was good seeing many of you at the Team Alameda picnic on Sunday.  As many of you know, Team Alameda has been a founding member of Alameda Bike for the Parks since its inception in 2016.  Together, our 3 annual rides have exposed thousands to the Alameda that is only seen and felt by bike, raising new bike advocates to help support increased bikeways and bike-friendly access.

We've also raised over $80,000 for the parks, and this year our goal is to raise $35,000 and have over 600 riders.  I'm asking for each of you to help make our 4th annual Alameda Bike for the Parks the best yet.  How can you help?  Glad you asked:

- Become a route volunteer.  You'll play an active role in making this event special with your hoots, hollars, cow bells.  We need 15-20 volunteers throughout the perimeter of Alameda, Bayfarm, and Naval Base.

- Build a team and ride the event.  My vision is a "Bay to Breakers" on wheels, where riders dress up themselves and their bikes in all sorts of craziness.  Our Team Challenge is easy to join (6 or more makes a team), it's free (beyond the entry fee) and we give out plaques and publicity for Team Spirit (largest team) and Team Flair (most decorated).  Form a team and help bring some fun to the event!

- Spread the word.  Our Facebook page has updates, the webpage has general and registration info.  It's only $45 for ride, DriFit jersey, hotdog lunch, and after-party (only $20 for those under 16).  I also have an email template to forward to friends if you're willing to share.  Please help!

Either way you help, I hope to see all of you there... Alameda Bicycle will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary at the after-party by sharing free ice-cream and beer (yes, I said beer, shoulda led the email with that, huh?)

Thanks all, Gene

Owner, Alameda Bicycle


  • 06 Sep 2019 11:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    It’s back… and better than ever! Register for the 4th Annual Alameda Bike for the Parks where 100% of proceeds benefit Alameda Friends of the Parks, a 501(c)(3) non-profit:

    • Saturday, September 28 from 8am - 2pm; Team Alameda members will assemble at 0800; Ride Leader is Steve Elias; be certain to sign in on the Ride Sheet. Gene Oh, our main sponsor and lifetime member, will be actually leading the 25-miler.
    • Ride begins and ends at Washington Park at 740 Central Avenue, Alameda, CA:

    o Register for the 25-mile loop around Alameda, Bay Farm Island, and the former Alameda Naval Air Station; registration link is https://bike4parks.alamedaparks.org/bike4parks/registration/.
    o Enter „Team Alameda“ under Team Name
    o Proceed as if paying by check, but do not mail a check, since this event is paid for by Team Alameda for members only

    o Free Hot Dog Lunch for all riders, free DriFit shirt, if you register by September 7th.
    o Three rest-stops with food & water, and ride-support throughout the route.
    o After-party with ARPD staffed games, jumpers, music, free BBQ, and more.
    The 2019 Alameda Bike for the Parks , route is 25 miles long riding along the gorgeous shorelines to our loop around Alameda and Bay Farm Island. And our after-party will now feature a beer garden, served by Rotary Club of Alameda, with all proceeds benefiting Alameda parks.

    Check out this video of the previous event at https://bike4parks.alamedaparks.org\bike4parks\about-us\ ! Also, the interview with Gene Oh of Alameda Bicycle, our largest sponsor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRTI5xeP2ic

    Plaques and prizes will be given to “Team Spirit” (biggest team) and “Team Flair” (most creative).

    Volunteer to help out at the event or help spread the word. This will be a separate group of members, who wish to support this event as route volunteers. Team Alameda would prefer you register for the Team event, but if you would rather volunteer on the route as a guide, then register as normal through this link.

    Ralph Bruni
    President, Team Alameda
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    • 11 Sep 2019 5:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Free DriFit T-shirt available for registrants until midnight of Sunday, 15 September 2019.
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