The Bay and Birds and Bikes on Saturday, October 14

The Bay is calling. The recently opened-to-the-public Dotson Family Marsh is calling. The birds are calling. And the noise and stress of the world are telling us it's time to go outside and breathe. Do you hear the call? 

Join us on Saturday, October 14 at 10am for a walk or ride on the new trails through the marsh at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. 

We will stretch our legs, awe at the views, and count birds (there are many, this is going to be fun). We will relax. I'm sure Amtrak trains will fly by. We will be on the San Francisco Bay Trail (do you know about the Bay Trail?) and we'll see the very cool restoration of this marsh thanks to Measure CC funding. 

We will meet at 10am on October 14 at the Main Staging Area off of Giant Highway. I will provide maps that kids can read. You can ride your bikes or walk... there is no rush and there is no right way to do this. We will have a snack (BYOS) at the benches at the end of the China Clipper Spur trail around 11am. 

Bring water, snacks, sun protection, clothes for any weather (could be windy, could be hot), bikes and helmets if you want, and good walking shoes. Binoculars are cool if you have them. 

Also, bring friends! Family! Neighbors! Classmates! Old people! Young people! Anyone and everyone is welcome. 

Driving directions:

From I-80 in Richmond, exit at the Richmond Parkway. Head west on the Parkway towards the bay. From the Richmond Parkway, take exit for Giant Highway. Turn right at the end of the off ramp. Turn right when that road dead-ends at a stop light. Cross the train tracks, and immediately after turn right onto Giant Highway. Parchester Village will be on your left. The entrance to Point Pinole is about quarter mile past there, on the left. 

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