Hike/Run/Bike: Bear Valley Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore

Earlier this week, we headed to Point Reyes National Seashore for an adventure on the Bear Valley Trail.  The trail from the Bear Valley Visitor Center to Arch Rock is just under nine miles.  Lush and green year-round, with the reward of gorgeous Pacific Ocean views at the end of the trail, this is one of my favorite trails in the entire San Francisco Bay … Continue reading Hike/Run/Bike: Bear Valley Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore

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San Francisco East Bay: 10 Great Paved Trails for Stroller Walks, Runs and Kid Bike Rides

The San Francisco East Bay has an abundance of paved trails, all excellent for stroller walks, runs and bike rides with the kids.  Here are ten of my favorites! Nimitz Way, Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park:  This was a favorite of ours during our stroller-walking days.  The trail over rolling hills begins at the Inspiration Point parking lot, on Wildcat Canyon Road (between Orinda and … Continue reading San Francisco East Bay: 10 Great Paved Trails for Stroller Walks, Runs and Kid Bike Rides

Crown Memorial State Beach, Alameda

I participated in a super fun 5K run (See Jane Run Women’s Half Marathon and 5K San Francisco Bay Area) yesterday morning at Crown Memorial State Beach / Crab Cove in Alameda. What a gorgeous place to run! There’s a paved trail that runs along the bay (the beach is 2.5 miles long!), perfect for strollers or a bike ride with the kids.  I’ve been … Continue reading Crown Memorial State Beach, Alameda

Crissy Field, San Francisco

On Monday morning, my husband and I went for a run out at Crissy Field in San Francisco (while our so rode his bike).  This is my absolute favorite spot to run in the Bay Area.  Luckily, it’s also an awesome trail for kids to ride bikes!  I took a couple photos from the East Beach parking lot before heading out on our run… The … Continue reading Crissy Field, San Francisco

Cyclo-Cross, Monterey Style

I haven’t written much about my husband so far.  Much of the time, while I’m out and about with our son, my husband is out riding his bike.  At this time of year (September – January), this is how he spends his weekends… racing cyclo-cross.  Yesterday, he raced at Fort Ord in Monterey (CCCX series), and we went along to watch. Not familiar with this … Continue reading Cyclo-Cross, Monterey Style

Celebrating the Summer Solstice, Part 2, Riding Bikes at Redwood Regional Park

After spending the morning at the beach (Celebrating the Summer Solstice, Part 1, Shorebird Park, Berkeley ), we headed into the Oakland Hills for an afternoon bike ride at Redwood Regional Park.  One of my favorite ways to escape the heat on a hot summer day is to escape into the redwoods!  The paved trail here is perfect for kids on bikes, as it’s only … Continue reading Celebrating the Summer Solstice, Part 2, Riding Bikes at Redwood Regional Park

Walk, Run, Bike, Scooter….Alamo Creek Trail, Dublin

I found the Alamo Creek Trail in the center of Dublin when my son was about four months old, and this great little trail has grown along with him. While he was a baby, I would put my son into the ERGObaby carrier and walk around, showing him the little things we saw along the trail (geese swimming in the creek, smooth manzanita branches, turkeys, … Continue reading Walk, Run, Bike, Scooter….Alamo Creek Trail, Dublin

Family Bike Ride, Bayview Trail, Coyote Hills Regional Park

The 3.5 mile, paved Bayview Trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park is perfect for the beginning cyclist.  I consider a good bike route for my son to be relatively flat, separate from cars, and under five miles.  This trail seemed about right.  My four-year-old had a little trouble with a slight hill at the beginning of the ride (he had to get off and push … Continue reading Family Bike Ride, Bayview Trail, Coyote Hills Regional Park