Richmond Bay Campus Ride

Richmond Bay Campus Ride – Oct 2013

The 1st Ride of the Richmond Bikeways Campaign took us on a trip around Marina Bay to have a look in the future.  We had a look at some of the proposed bike paths that will be added around and through the redeveloped Richmond Bay Campus possible future site of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Among the stops we made we discovered the unfortunate closing of Amini’s By The Bay, a local sandwich shop and grocery store that had been serving the community for more than 20 years and countless July 3rd events in Richmond. We spoke to the workers who stated that the rent had grown to high for them to be able to remain at the location. The future of displacement was among the unpleasantries of community awareness experienced on the ride, but we were made aware and investigated each scene with no absence of curiosity.

We also found a banner from Urban Shield and some soldiers decked out in uniform, battle armour and rifles for a Lone Wolf Terrorist Scenario Operation happening at 46th Street. We took pictures.

Updates from our Past Events!

Take a step back into time and visit our past events featuring a photo and video gallery with a story from the event.

Want to find out about upcoming events? Click here to see what we have coming for May. It’s Bike Month in Richmond!

2nd Annual Winter Night Lights


7th Annual Martin Luther King National Day of Service

Group Shoot. We made it a day on!
Group Shoot. We made it a day on!


Valentines Day Ride

Rich City Bart Station!
Rich City Bart Station!


The RPAL Bike Shop

The RPAL Bike Shop

Introducing the new RPAL Bike Shop! What started in late December just days before Christmas, as a short term contract with Rich City Rides for building a few bikes has grown into an ongoing relationship that furthers the mission of both organizations. RPAL provided the space and RCR supplied the expertise and passion. To date we’ve conducted over 50 hands on bicycle education workshops, serving over 20 children ages 8 -14. Since January of this year Rich City Rides has been working to build out the once decommissioned space back into a fully functional bike shop while conducting our work with youth.

We have been able to sustain this effort through community support and we continue to need your help. Visit our volunteer page For information on how you can join our mission of using bicycles as vehicles for healthy, social, cultural and economic change.

You can also drop by the RPAL Bike shop at 2200 Macdonald Ave.
*Mon. – Fri. 2pm – 6pm

(*As we have a limited staff, date and times are subject to change. Kindly make an appointment.)




February Events

February 2014

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East Bay Bike Party! I Love my RIDE
Where: Rich City BART
Time: 7:30pm – till

Rich City RIDES love’s Bike Party… Girl, do we ever!… yummm
February is here and love is in the air, bike love that is. Cupid’s Arrow has landed on Richmond this month and trust us you will LOVE this route. Come celebrate Valentines day with a very special Bike Party next Friday the 14th at 7:30 PM at Richmond BART. It’s going to be cooooold so bring lots of layers and maybe someone to snuggle with. We are going to party rain or shine so depending on how the weather shapes up you may want to be ready for some less than ideal conditions.

We (the volunteers) love our party and all you that join us every month. We especially love our friendly, safe and law abiding riders and we give them all our thanks for their consistently positive vibes that give us the energy to keep doing this. There are some elements of the community that we could do without however and I risk my love-dovey mood to list them here but they include the taggers, the light runners, the reckless riders and those riders that have had one too many. These riders represent a minority of the group and so I want all of you rock solid Bike Partiers to help curb these behaviors and speak out when the ne’er-do-wells act in a way that endangers the party and those that participate. We strive to be a considerate, conscious and safe party and so that I ask you now to read and repeat the following Bike Party Creed:

♥ Stay Right
♥ Stop At Lights
♥ Ride Straight
♥ Don’t Hate
♥ Pack Your Trash
♥ Don’t Get Smashed

Please give all your respect, love and support to any volunteers you see and know we do this all for you! Can’t wait to see all your lovely faces this Valentines Day! XOXO ♥

More Events

Past Events

2nd Annual Rich City Winter Night Lights Ride

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RIDE: 4pm – 6pm
After Party: 6pm – 9pm.

Come on out. Bring your lights and good cheer for the 2nd Annual Winter Night Lights Solstice RIDE. It looks like the weather just might be warming up already… hmm. Still dress warm and did we mention to bring some lights? We’ll be ending the ride at the New Urban Tilth Office to dance away Autumn and celebrate the longest night of the year as we usher in Winter season. Seasons Greetings!

  • Bonfire
  • Fire Spinning
  • Dancing
  • Music

Start: Richmond City Hall in front of the fountain.
Stops: TBA
End: New Urban Tilth Office
31 Maine Avenue, Richmond CA 94804.

Richmond Bikeways Campaign: Update

In January 2014 Rich City Rides (RCR) will launch The Richmond Bikeways Campaign, an exciting new project that seeks to increase bicycle riding and ridership amongst Richmond residents, particularly low income residents of color, by creating the infrastructure and opportunities necessary for residents to engage in cycling as an everyday activity in a welcoming, safe, enjoyable and healthy environment. The The Richmond Bikeways Campaign has four focus areas; 1) Ridership 2) Safety 3) Advocacy 4) Economic development.

We’re lining up a series of themed rides to celebrate the city, highlighting the many different ways to use a bicycles as a choice method of transportation. Not just toys for the weekend, for many bike riding is a way of life. It does more than just keep you healthy, it saves you money, supports local business and makes the entire neighborhood safer. Bicyclist add more ears to the road and eyes on the streets.

Bicycle Safety Classes coming to Richmond


Bicycle Safety ClassesFrom our friends at East Bay Bicycle Coalition

“We are very excited to announce a brand new partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Rich City Rides, bringing free bike skills workshops and rec rides to Richmond starting this October and continuing throughout 2014! However, we need your help to make this program a success!”

A variety of skills and safety workshops will be offered, geared toward adults, teens, youth and families, and taught in both English and Spanish. In addition to instruction on topics such as safe bike commuting, preventing theft, and taking bikes on transit, attendees of these workshops will also receive incentives such as free bike lights, helmets, reflective vests, or bike tools. A series of social bike tours led by Rich City Rides will help connect residents to trails and parks around the city while educating participants about existing bike infrastructure and how to advocate for new and improved facilities.

If you would like to request a free class at your location, or know someone connected to a Richmond school, church, business, or other community organization who might be interested in setting up an opportunity, please contact

New Cutting Blvd Bike Lanes!

New Cutting Blvd Bike Lanes!


We surveyed the newly striped Cutting Boulevard Street. The new painted Class 2 Bike lanes are running from Carlson Boulevard to the I-80 freeway. Props to the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, the Richmond Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Rich City Rides, the Richmond City Staff and everyone who made a call to the city requesting bike lanes for all of your work in advocating for better bikeways here in the RICH.


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Richmond Bikeways RIDE #1 – 10/27/2013

October 27th – Sunday 10am – 2pm



When: October 27, 2013 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Richmond City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA
This October’s Bikeways Ride will include a trip to the Richmond Bay Campus, future site of the Lawrence Berkeley Labs extension, where we’ll compare three possible bikeway additions planned for Marina Bay to increase connectivity and create an even more bikeable Richmond. Come out to the Ride October 27th, 10am – 2pm. We’re meeting up at Richmond City Hall, hope to see you there!


Oktoberfest 10/19/2013 Saturday!

October 19th – Saturday 12noon – 6pm

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Bring your bicycle Rich City RIDES is hosting the Bike Valet!

Where: The Craneway Pavilion
When: 12noon – 6pm
Pre-order you tickets at HERE and use our special promocode “bike” for an exrta-large discount.


The Craneway Pavilion at historic Ford Point on the waterfront in Richmond, announces the Second Annual Oktoberfest East Bay, Saturday, October 19th, 12pm-6pm. The Craneway Pavilion, at 1414 Harbour Way South, will be transformed into a festive Bavarian Biergarten and will feature specialty foods, beverages, and so much more!

This is Oompah at its best. The aroma of sizzling bratwurst and the cries of prositonce again herald this afternoon festival, featuring music and Bavarian Dancers, German costume contests and games, children’s events with a bounce-house, face painting, costume contest and more.  Grab your lederhosen and bring the family, and be prepared to polka, sing along to your favorite German drinking songs, and toast with a host of Oktoberfest hand-crafted biers, German wines, and all your favorite, traditional German foods – brats, handmade sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzels, and strudel.

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