2010 Six-Day East Bay Hills Ride

2010 Ride or Hike in the East Bay Hills, Wednesday through Monday.
Ride Labor Day week with members of the Tilden-Wildcat Horsemen’s Association and the Metropolitan Horsemen’s Association. Ride up to 100 miles in 6 days, or 14-18 miles each day in small groups at your own pace. Join us for one, for more or for all 6 days. The ride will follow and/or parallel the S.F. Bay Area Ridge Trail much of the time as we spend 2 days riding from each of 3 different campsites. This year’s ride will be held in conjunction with the third annual 5-day Ridge Trail Through-Hike from Martinez to Castro Valley.

Trails and Camps: Camp will open on Tuesday night, so that riders can get an early start on Wednesday if they like. We will be camping at Tilden Regional Park (between Berkeley and Orinda), at Sequoia Arena in Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills, and at Bort Meadow in Anthony Chabot Regional Park. We will be sharing the campsites, and meals, with the hikers. We will be riding in Tilden, Wildcat, Sibley, Huckleberry, Redwood, Roberts, Joaquin Miller Park, EBMUD Watershed lands, and on other nearby trails. The rides will be on both fire roads and single track trails, over both flat and hilly terrain. Views of the Bay Area, the East Bay Hills, across the valley and into the Sierras will be available constantly. We will stay at each camp site two nights and move to the next one on the second day. Shower tents will be set up at each camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for riders and hikers, and hay, carrots and water for the horses. Swimming will be available 5 minutes from our Tilden and Sequoia Arena campsites. Evening programs will include a visit to the Chabot Space Center, a slide show on long distance trail adventures, a presentation by a naturalist, a drill team performance, and other surprises. This is a green ride and every effort will be made to keep trash to a minimum.

Contact Judy Etheridge (misxfire@yahoo.com or 925-862-0232) or Morris Older (ebhillsride@comcast.net or 925-254-8943).

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