Distance: 6.4 Miles One Way
Active Biking Time: About 40 minutes
Alameda is a quaint community in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Alameda you'll find beautiful beaches, spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, charming local architecture, segments of the epic San Francisco Bay Trail, and a fantastic collection of local shops, restaurants and breweries to enjoy.
Start your day at Alameda Bicycle and follow the route from there. Touch the "directions" icon in the side bar for turn-by-turn directions.
4 miles, about 21 minutes
0.4 miles, about 1 minute
2 miles, about 11 minutes
Please drink responsibly. If you enjoy craft beverages at Almanac Barrel House, Brewery, and Taproom, end your ride there and use a ride share or taxi service to return you and your bicycle to your home or hotel. Please do not drink and ride.
To return, follow the route in reverse back to downtown Alameda.
Photo Credit: Facebook @alamedabicycle
1522 Park Street, 510-522-0070
Spreading the love of cycling. Since 1969. Alameda Bicycle believes a bike is nothing but metal and rubber, but using it to experience the world makes it magic. Start your day at Alameda Bicycle to pick up any odds and ends you need for your ride. You can even rent a bike. All rentals include a helmet and a lock at no extra charge.
Photo Credit: Facebook @DowntownAlameda
Park Street between Webb Avenue and Encinal Avenue, 510-523-1392
Take a stroll down Park Street. You'll encounter an abundance of boutiques, cafes, and small businesses unique to Alameda. In this particular corner of the city, you'll also see preserved architecture with buildings that date back to the late 1800s!
Photo Credit: California Department of Parks and Recreation
8th Street, Otis Drive, 510-562-PARK
This beach is part of the state parks system. It was named after State Assemblyman Robert W. Crown. Assemblyman Crown campaigned for preservation of the beach as a public park. The beach is a great achievement of landscaping and engineering. After wind and water action had eroded the beach dangerously, it was restored in early 1982 with sand from San Francisco Bay. The park features 2.5 miles of beach, bordered by lawns and picnic grounds. The water at the beach is usually warm and swimming is permitted year round, but there are no lifeguards on duty.
Photo Credit: Facebook @EastBayParks
1231 McKay Avenue, 510-544-3187
Come explore Crab Cove Visitor Center where you can see bay creatures in the 800-gallon aquarium system, use interactive stations for varying age groups to view microscopic animals, build a crab from the inside out, or get a lug worm's view of the mudflats. You'll see amazing depictions of the underwater world of San Francisco Bay. At the Visitor Center you can also plunge into San Francisco Bay without getting wet, or travel back in time to Alameda's colorful past.
651B W Tower Avenue, (415) 992-3438
The Almanac Barrel House Brewery is located on a historic naval airbase on Alameda Island. The brewery is built in a former airplane hangar originally constructed in 1942. It boasts soaring ceiling heights up to 35 feet, exposed original redwood beams, and hundreds of beautiful oak barrels and casks. Almanac focuses on thoughtful ingredient sourcing to create a wide array of delicious craft beer styles ranging from hazy IPAs to decadent stouts to barrel-aged sours.
You should consult your physician before starting any exercise program. Bicycling is an activity with risk of personal injury. My City Bikes and its affiliates are not responsible in any capacity for harm or injury that may occur as a result of bicycling. You are solely responsible for your safety while biking.