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Bike4Justice 2021

This Historic June 19th, 2021, the first year Juneteenth has been officially recognized as a  National Holiday, RICH CITY RIDES  held our 3rd Annual #Bike4Justice Ride.

Bike Friendly Business Awards

Show some love to a local business Show some love to businesses that go the extra mile for people who bike. Bike East Bay awards three winners every year to showcase the different ways businesses and workplaces promote bicycling! Winners will be featured in the East Bay Express and throughout Bike Month this May.  Link:… Continue reading Bike Friendly Business Awards

Happy New Year!

Let’s ride on to 2020 The sun stays out longer which is alright for our Sunday Self-care Rides. See you at the Unity Park Bike Hub every Sunday at 11am.

New Look

Bike Shop remodel We’ve got a new look at the shop! The retail and repair operations have their own spaces. Come check us out and say hi.

Hawaiian community bike group visits Rich City

Kalihi Valley Instructional Bike Exchange (KVIBE) Yesterday we hosted a visit from KVIBE, a grassroots non-profit bike organization in Honolulu. The Kalihi Valley Instructional Bike Exchange (KVIBE) offers a lot of services and resources like ours, only in the context of urban Honolulu. In Kalihi Valley, on the outskirts of Honolulu, they too serve poor… Continue reading Hawaiian community bike group visits Rich City

On Vacation

We’re taking a break! Heads up, starting Saturday, October 12th, Rich City Rides staff will take a much-needed break. We’ll be on vacation through Tuesday, October 22 and reopen on Wednesday, October 23!

April 7: Opening Day For Trails Ride

We’ll ride to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge About the Ride: On this very special Opening Day for Trails ride, in partnership with Rails To Trails Conservancy, Rich City Rides will stop at the Richmond San Rafael Bridge. Meet at Unity Park Bike Hub at 10:30am for an 11am roll-out! Here’s our tour route: https://goo.gl/maps/abMXEW1twcF2 We’ll… Continue reading April 7: Opening Day For Trails Ride

Bike To School Day Rally

Kennedy High students sign up for Bike Club On Monday, March 18 we set up shop at Kennedy High School in the cafeteria plaza as part of the school’s Bike To School Day lunchtime rally. It was great to meet new young people and let them know about our programs.

Kennedy High School Wellness Ride

For the JFK graphics students who designed winning logo We designed our recent Sunday Wellness Ride for Kennedy High School graphics students who won the logo design contest for the Richmond Outdoor Coalition. They’re shown above with their teacher, Mitzi Perez-Cato (kneeling left). The ride included stops at Pogo Park 2 and Bridge Art, where… Continue reading Kennedy High School Wellness Ride

MLK Day of Service

This is a subtitle for your new post Along with dozens of organizations, we’ll be out on the Richmond Greenway at Unity Park, January 21 starting at 9am. Come help us rebuild some bikes, give them away, work on the inside of the new Bike Hub, and paint a mural. At noon we’ll join the… Continue reading MLK Day of Service

Sunday Self-Care Ride

You know what to do! AND JUST IN CASE you forgot, meet us this Sunday for our SelfCare social ride at 10 am. Here are a couple of pics from last Sunday’s ride. We journeyed out to Shields Reid Park to check out the newly minted playground–thanks to some of the county’s labor unions!

Sunday Self Care Ride

A truly local ride Yesterday’s ride included stops at Southside Park, the Peace Garden at 1st and Nevin, and Dirt World!

Save November 17

Day trip to Castle Rock Experience the diversity of our East Bay Regional Parks! We’re hosting a day of recreation at the Castle Rock Recreation Area in Walnut Creek. You may know about Tilden, Miller Knox and Point Pinole, and they’re great places to be active and explore. But there’s so much more to our… Continue reading Save November 17

Our Fall/Winter Hours

This is a subtitle for your new post Here’s a friendly reminder that the Rich City Rides Bike Shop hours are now 12 noon to 5 pm Monday through Saturday. Thank you!

Create a logo for the Richmond Outdoor Coalition!

Deadline is October 15 Rich City Rides is a proud member of the Richmond Outdoor Coalition (ROC) and we’re sponsoring a contest for students of all ages to design a logo for the Coalition, and the deadline has been extended to October 15! Are you or a child or young person you know want to… Continue reading Create a logo for the Richmond Outdoor Coalition!

Happy October!

It Helps to Remember the Positive Happy October!  Sometimes it’s good to remember the positive things. Last year at this time, Rich City Rides learned that we became a Cultivating Healthy Communities Partner. Thank you, Aetna Foundation for supporting our work. #HealthyTogether  Aetna

Sunday scene

SelfCare Sunday! Here’s a shot of yesterday’s Self Care Sunday social ride. We hold them every Sunday. These are child- and family-friendly rides and we go to local parks and public spaces. Meet at the shop at 10 am. We’re on the road by 10:45 and are back at the shop by 1 or 1:30… Continue reading Sunday scene

March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) Week We’ve changed our usual Second Saturday at the Greenway to Saturday at the Climate March ! Meet up at Richmond BART this Saturday, September 8 at 8am. We’ll head over together to San Francisco showing Richmond unity for the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march. The march will kick… Continue reading March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Petitions Update

“Drop All Charges” and “Major Taylor” We have two petitions out there that we’re seeking support for. ” Drop All Charges Against Najari Smith ” has 698 signatures; ” Create the Major Taylor Bike Park and Velodrome ” has 194. If you’ve signed one or both, thank you! If you haven’t yet signed, please consider… Continue reading Petitions Update

Join us at National Night Out Richmond!

At Richmond Village | 700 South 26th St., Richmond Calif. Calling all volunteers! We Need a few good human beings today for National Night Out event, 5-9 pm at Richmond Village! We’re hosting a table at this free event AND bringing two children’s bikes to raffle. Join us for community, food, games, arts and crafts,… Continue reading Join us at National Night Out Richmond!

Love Your Greenway!

Join us this Saturday Second Saturday on the Greenway coming up! Join us at 10am at our adopted spot at 2nd Street, just off of Ohio Ave. on the Richmond Greenway.

Prop 68 meeting

On the same page This morning the Richmond Outdoor Coalition learned about Prop 68 funding for parks and other outdoor-related categories. Thanks to Pogo Park and Contra Costa County First Five staffs for their presentations. We’re so proud to be a member of this group that brings together many organizations and agencies which share the… Continue reading Prop 68 meeting

SelfCare Sunday Ride

This Sunday July 29th Join up with us this Sunday for our weekly SelfCare Sunday Ride. We’ll head out by 10:45 a.m. from the Rich City Rides bike shop, and return by 1:30 or so. For more info, contact Ride Leader Nakari Syon at nakari@richcityrides.org.

We’re closed July 3-4

See you July 5! Hi Rich City Riders, fyi we’re closed on Tuesday and Wednesday for the 4th of July holiday. See you Thursday.

Point Molate Update

Community workshop on Saturday, June 23 We want to alert you to an important community workshop this Saturday, June 23 from 10 am to 2 pm. It’s about the future development and use of Point Molate. It takes place at Point Molate Building 1, 2100 Stenmark Drive . The City will provide shuttle service from… Continue reading Point Molate Update

May 26th Crown Beach (Alameda) Daytrip

In partnership with the East Bay Regional Parks Join us for a gorgeous ride to the Crown Memorial Beach in Alameda, Calif. and a full day of outdoor activities, led by the Outdoor Recreation staff of the East Bay Regional Park District. These activities will include mini-camping lessons, lunch, and a guided hike/recreational activity. We… Continue reading May 26th Crown Beach (Alameda) Daytrip

North Richmond Block Party

At Rancho Market Who: You’re invited! What: North Richmond Block Party: Mural Unveiling at Rancho Market Where: Rancho Market, 500 Market St., North Richmond When: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Come join a truly joyful event that celebrates the completion of the Rancho Market mural. This is the latest collaborative effort… Continue reading North Richmond Block Party

Bike To Work Day Happy Hour

At East Brother Brewery Joyfully end your Bike To Work Day at our Happy Hour event, co-organized by the Richmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and the City of Richmond. Who: You–you’re invited! What: Bike to Work Day Happy Hour and After Party When: Thursday, May 10 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where: East… Continue reading Bike To Work Day Happy Hour

Energizer Station at Unity Park

Drop By and Say Hi! This Thursday morning, May 10 from 7-9 a.m. drop by and say hi at Unity Park where we’ll help staff a City of Richmond Energizer Station for Bike To Work Day . We’ll have refreshments, free Bike to Work Day bags and high fives for everyone riding by! #HealthyTogether #BTWD2018… Continue reading Energizer Station at Unity Park

Park Rx Day at Kennedy Park!

April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 is Park Rx Day at Kennedy Park Free health screenings, free lunch, fun activities. ‘Nuff said? Not yet! Rich City Rides will have a table at Park Rx Day at Kennedy Park. Come out, say hello and hang with us. AND we’ll be throwing a… Continue reading Park Rx Day at Kennedy Park!

Opening Day Rails to Trails

This Saturday! Rich City RIDES (RCR) and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy will team up once again to co-present Opening Day for Trails in Richmond, CA. Bring your family and friends along for this ride, where you’ll extend your pedal-powered reach to fun destinations like the Richmond Greenway and its amazing mini-parks. We’ll meet at the Greenway’s crown… Continue reading Opening Day Rails to Trails

MLK Day of Service Practice Ride #2

What: Rich City RIDES 2nd practice ride for the Official MLK Day of Service Ride on MLK Day, January 16. At the end of our ride we will arrive at the Urban Tilth Farm; there will be an altar-building session from 12-2 pm Who: This is an event for the public–you! We warmly invite everyone… Continue reading MLK Day of Service Practice Ride #2

National Day of Service Bike Ride–Honoring MLK Unity Day

Hello to all of our fellow cyclists and health advocates. Let’s ride together in unity for a Great Day in the Bay! Rich City Rides is hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Bike Ride January 16th in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. We will ride in celebration of… Continue reading National Day of Service Bike Ride–Honoring MLK Unity Day

Rules of the Road

Click below to see the… Bike RULES OF THEROAD

Rich City Staff Retreat

RCR Staff met at the Bike Shop on Sunday, January 29 to talk about…well, those things that organizations talk about at retreats. We only made it halfway through our agenda, yet we still got a lot done. Good discussions, sorting through issues and putting our minds together to acknowledge accomplishments, face where we need to… Continue reading Rich City Staff Retreat

February Sunday Rides

For all of our SelfCare Sunday Rides: We meet at 9:00 am in front of Rich City Rides bike shop, rolling out by 9:45. We get back to the shop by noon to 12:30-ish.>> Because February is Black History Month, our SelfCare Sunday Rides carry the common threads of liberation, remembrance, and unity. February 5:… Continue reading February Sunday Rides

Rich City Selected for Summer Camp Program

Rich City Rides has been selected to participate in the East Bay Regional Parks District’s Community Outreach Outdoor Program (CO-OP). Run by the district’s Outdoor Recreation Department (ORD), the 3-year partnership program selects Alameda and Contra Costa County non-profit applicants. The ORD staff provide one free camping trip and three day trips to regional parks… Continue reading Rich City Selected for Summer Camp Program

Bike Party About to Roll

Scenes from the Bay Area Peace Ride, 5/28/17

Many thanks to everyone who gathered for the 2017 Bay Area Peace Ride last Sunday, May 28, 2017. The Bay Area Peace Ride is a radically inclusive multi-generational convening of organizations, led by Black Men gathered together to celebrate life, health, and self-empowerment. The Peace Ride strives to unite bicyclists for the betterment of our… Continue reading Scenes from the Bay Area Peace Ride, 5/28/17

Upcoming June Events!

Saturday, June 10: 2nd Saturday On the Richmond Greenway Sunday, June 11: Our Power Self Care Sunday: Tour Through Richmond Ride Sunday, June 18: Our Power Self Care Sunday: Fathers Day Bike Ride to Treasure Island and Barbecue Saturday, June 24: Meet us at the 8th Annual Healthy Village Festival where we’ll be cranking out… Continue reading Upcoming June Events!

New or refurbished, we got ’em

Excitement at the shop. We just received a shipment of KHS bicycles!

YouTube!

Watch a preview of Rich City Rides filmmaker Amani Skinner’s new short about the June 17th Juneteenth ride and festival! It’s on our YouTube channel: RCR YouTube

July 21st Unity Ride with Richmond Ceasefire

This Friday, July 21, Rich City Rides will unite with Richmond Ceasefire for their annual citywide walk for reclaiming neighborhoods from violent crime. We’ll meet at the bike shop and roll out at 4:45 sharp, meeting the walkers at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in North Richmond. We’ll ride alongside the walkers and end at… Continue reading July 21st Unity Ride with Richmond Ceasefire

Cooperation Richmond

Cooperation Richmond held its Launch event here at Rich City Rides last Wednesday. Well attended, great group of people. Followed by “Richmond Rocks” live music, three bands. Community is a nice thing.

Bike Clinic tomorrow!

A great hands-on volunteer opportunity! Every Wednesday from 6 – 10 pm we hold our Bike Clinic, where we refurbish bikes for our Bikes 4 All program and Earn-A-Bike activities. You know we strongly believe in bike access for all, so we give away up to 50-80 bicycles per quarter. Led by Program Manager and… Continue reading Bike Clinic tomorrow!

November 11th Day in the Bay

It’s just around the corner: our November 11th Day in the Bay Daytrip to Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park. For children ages 11 and up, and their parents. Meet us at the shop at 9 am with your completed registration forms! For more info, call Nakari at (510) 401-4688 or email him at: nakari@richcityrides.org

Contact Information

1500 C Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94801

(510) 288-0944 info@richcityrides.org
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Monday to Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed

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