Yike East Bay

We've done a lot of work with "Bike" East Bay, particularly supporting Pedalfest where we run learn-to-ride workshops and street/trials demos. And that was even before we knew that their new Executive Director, Ginger Jui was a unicyclist! We got her on a uni at this year's event, helped her work on her free-mounting, and she was hooked. I rode around Lake Merritt with her a few weeks back, and this weekend we organized a Family MUni ride.

Dimond/Joaquin Miller cranker

Of course, we're not just playing basketball. Dragon and I did a big ride, starting at the bottom of Dimond, climbing all the way up to Skyline, and then riding back to my place via Chaparral, Sunset, roads into the back of the cemetery, and then down through the war zone that's the new cemetery construction.

Hoops article

As a reminder that we still play basketball, Berkeleyside just did a nice article and video on the team, with interviews of a number of kids from the youth program. Come out and check us out, starting at 7:30 PM every Tuesday at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. 

East Bay Dirt Classic

I got wind of a brand new mountain/cross bike event, the East Bay Dirt Classic, sponsored by the Crocker 510 bike club. This was a pretty epic ride, with 25- and 45- mile versions. We got a group together to do the 25-mile version, which was no walk in the park, boasting over 3000' of climbing, mostly on the steep fire roads of Redwood and Anthony Chabot parks. Me, Yu and Dragon joined up, and the two wheelers were suitably impressed.

PedalFest

We participated again in Bike East Bay's PedalFest event, running learn to ride workshops, demonstrating flatland, street, and trials, and entering the amphibious race. Got a lot of love from the crowd!

Blue Monday

Chris and I had Monday off (Chris because it’s summer, me because consulting works that way), and were looking for...