2012 East Bay Hills Benefit Ride

Ride or Hike in the East Bay Hills, Wednesday August 29 through Monday September 3.

Ride: the trails of the East Bay Hills in small groups at your own pace for one, for more or for all 6 days. Follow and/or parallel the Bay Area Ridge Trail much of the time, on both fire roads and single track trails, over both flat and hilly terrain, with views of the Bay Area, across the valley and beyond. Camp 2 nights at Tilden, Joaquin Miller, and Anthony Chabot Parks with the 5th Annual Bay Area Ridge Trail Through-Hike from Castro Valley to Martinez.

Food and Evening Entertainment: All meals provided forriders and hikers, and hay, carrots and water for the horses. Evening programs will include a visit to the Chabot Space Center, a naturalist presentation, the Flying Fillies Drill Team, the Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band, and other surprises.

Costs/Benefits: Ride fees start at under $60/day and cover your camping, food and horse provisions, trail maps, and all evening programs. A raffle and silent auction will provide other opportunities to support the Bay Area Ridge Trail and East Bay equestrian and volunteer trail projects. Register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/ event/3635275206 or by US Mail using the entry form at www.twha.org or on the reverse of this flyer.

Camp Rules: Riders will be responsible for stabling their horses at each camp. Stallions will not be allowed on this ride and please no generators after dark. Dogs by special permission only. SEI-certified helmets are required.

Questions: For more information or to volunteer, contact Judy Etheridge at misxfire@yahoo.com or at 925-862-0232. Or contact Morris Older at ebhillsride@comcast.net or at 925-254-8943. Click below for the ride flyer and entry form. Sign up for the hike at the Ridge Trail website.

Ride Flyer (PDF)
Ride Entry Form (PDF)