I don’t really know how to do online map drawing stuff so well, but here’s a photo of Beer Camp the maps. It’s basically Bay Trail as much as possible. This means lots of multi-use paths, including some paved paths and some mellow packed dirt/gravel. A cross or rigid mountain bike would probably be super nice on this ride. Your normal road touring bike would be fine. A loaded 23c road bike will work fine also, just a little more bumpy.
There are some cool looking trails at camp though, so do plan accordingly.
(Click maps for the full-size images)
A beer drinkin’, bike ridin’, Bay campin’ hootenany along the San Francisco Bay Trail
SF Beer Week is upon us! What better way to celebrate than by riding bikes to some of the fine breweries/pubs that will be pouring fancy brews throughout the East Bay?
-12:00pm meet up and start drinking beer at Albany Taproom
-30-40 mile, self-supported (i.e. you are responsible for bringing your own overnight gear, including eating & drinking utensils) casual ride along the SF Bay on paved roads and mellow dirt/gravel
-More stops along the way at The Good Hop, Ale Industries, and Cleophus Quealy
-Finish around 10pm at Coyote Hills for a campout, late chili dinner, and more beer
Two ticket options:
$25 Basic Ride & Campout Ticket:
- Ride with us and buy your own beers at each location
- Camping spot
- Late chili dinner with more beer
$45 Beer Bonus Ticket includes the camping & dinner noted above, plus the following SF Beer Week specials:
- A flight of four IPAs at Albany Taproom (including single, double, and triple IPAs)
- A flight of four beers at The Good Hop
- A beer at the Ale Industries Jingletown Jazz Room
- A pour of their just released mixed fermentation baltic porter aged in French oak barrels, plus a token good for a 4oz pour and brewery tour
- Gratuity for our gracious bartenders is included
WHAT TO BRING
Basic overnight gear
Tent (or not)
Change of clothes
Eating utensils (bowl, mug, spork)
Basic bike repair tools (and a knowledge of how to use them)
A decent map of the East Bay (or just look at the maps I posted a day or two ago)
A good bike light
Your party attitude
Check the Facebook event for the latest info.
Thanks a ton to NOW!, Morgan’s friend who donated the bikes to auction off, Bread SRSLY, Cyrpian’s ARC, Comrades, all of our sponsor farms, the lady who gave me all the free chicken & waffle potato chips, and all of y’all who came out! We had almost 60 people come out and raised over $500 for the kitchen renovation project!
Loads of produce for Tuesday!
For the last DasBike-In Movie Night we’ll be featuring a whole night of local bike films by the Bay Area’s finest!
As usually, we’ll have free dinner and could totally use help in the kitchen as early as 4:30pm! Come early to help out!
To get you in the mood for this month’s screening, we’re asking for your participation! Have you carried things by bike and captured it on film (digital or otherwise)? Post your photo to Instagram or Twitter using Hashtag #dasbike, #mindthegapmovie, #carriedbybike to share photos of your carried by bike set up. Did you use your bike for camping? Moving? Carrying your cat? Bringing home dinner? Carrying your friend?
Whether you carry a little or a lot, bikes are a fashionable way to carry all sorts of stuff. We’ll be creating a slide show of your pics and showing them before the films. Post by midnight Monday, May 26. And when posting, feel free to include a short note on where you were going with your stuff and how much fun it was to carry it by bike!
About the Films/Filmmakers
Huckleberry Lain – Antiquities for the Queen of Angels
architectural restoration to envision many of the decaying cinemas in downtown Los Angeles as they once looked in the Golden Age of Cinema.
Laura Lukitsh – The Art of Carrying Things by Bike
The Art of Carrying Things by Bike, a short created to inspire bikers new to commuting by bike, yet enjoyed by those already carrying things every day.
Laura J. Lukitsch, is a filmmaker with a passion for biking, thanks to her new work-in-progress documentary film, Mind the Gap, a film about the gap in urban transit infrastructure, one that prioritizes car and not people. She created the Mind the Gap web series which examines the joys of sustainable transit. Other films include the feature documentary, Beard Club, and installation project, LOVE.
We’ll have a contest for the best photo of your cargo bike! Share pics via Instagram #mindthegapmovie, #dasbike, #carriedbybike to enter! The crowd will vote on the favorite and the winner will be very pleased with a very delicious prize. . . .
Ellie McCutcheon – *untitled*
The Spinster is a psychological thriller that follows a
cycle vixen looking for love as she rides the streets of San
Francisco. Phoebe, a smart and sassy bike mechanic, feels instant
chemistry when she meets Michael at her favorite haunt. Will this
charming newcomer be the one, or just another link in the chain? When
her crush spins out of control, Phoebe learns that love is a vicious
Kristin Tieche is an award-winning producer and editor.
A creative force in the world of independent and documentary
filmmaking, she has edited documentaries that include the Sundance
2008 Audience Award winning “Fuel,” and the 2009 PBS/Independent Lens
film, “Power Paths.” Her 2011 film, “Forms of Identification,” won
Best Experimental Film at the Reynolda Film Festival 2012. Her most
recent film, “The Spinster,” is currently in festivals.
Tieche holds a Master of Arts in Television, Radio and Film from the
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University,
where she received awards from the National Academy of Television Arts
and Sciences in screenwriting and sound design. Her work as an editor
at CBS has also received two Emmy nominations.
Also, Kristin will have merchandise available for sale after the movie!
Neighbors Developing Divisadero – Share the Wiggle: Tips from Sunday Streets Bike Riders
Neighbors Developing Divisadero interviewed bike riders at the Western Addition Sunday Streets in September 2012 to find out their tips for sharing the Wiggle with other cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians. Featuring Susan King, Director of Sunday Streets (“I always slow my roll….Slow and go!”), Morgan Fitzgibbons, Divis neighbor/co-founder of the Wigg Party (“Make eye contact … and smile”) and Divis neighbor/interviewer Pauli Ojea (“The Wiggle is my best friend late on a Friday night”). Produced/co-edited by Amy Farah Weiss, founder of Neighbors Developing Divisadero, and filmed/co-edited by Divis neighbor Paul Hudson.
Neighbors Developing Divisadero creatively, collaboratively, and strategically supports the development of the Divisadero Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods through a lens of cultural enrichment, social justice, and sustainability. NDDivis develops and facilitates opportunties for Divisasdero neighbors to actively participate in shaping, protecting, and enriching the neighborhood we live in and love.