Come discover, by bike, some little-know gems in Mountain View!! Bring water, a picnic blanket, lunch, and of course... your helmet! And be prepared to smile for the camera. : )
Location: the Spiderweb at Stenvenson Playground at the intersection of Montecito and Granada
Our ride will feature the following:
Permanente Creek Trail
Semi-Secret Wilderness Trail just off of Shoreline Boulevard
Egret Nesting Area
Mountain View's First Green Lane
drumroll please... Mountain View's First Protected Bike Lane!!!
Mountain View's First Bicycle Signal Head
Google's Green Loop
The part I'm personally most excited to explore is the Protected Bike Lane. It is pretty small, but it protects people AT THE INTERSECTION, which is the place cyclists need protection the most - where cars regularly encroach on the bike lane. It's a great first step. I think the part the kids will like the most is a very unconventional "park" featuring all sorts of interesting chairs.
10:00-10:30- sign in and safety talk
10:30-11:00- 5mph pace to chair park
11:00-11:30- Play & snack
11:30-12:00 5mph pace to stevenson & lunch