2019 Ride Schedule

Participants must show up 15 min early to fill out release of liability forms. If you are riding a demo bike, make sure to already have your demo bike in hand at the designated start time.

Rides departing 9:00 AM

  • REI Ride: 1.5 hours. Leaves from REI tent.
    Join REI Mountain Bike Guides on an easy paced ride along the shoreline trail. No riders are left behind. 10 riders max. Our guides are experts on the area and are happy to provide you with tips on improving your skills.

  • Gravel Grinder: ~3.5 hours. ***Special Note*** This ride leaves from the Java Hut in Fairfax.

    Rachel Lloyd (pro CX/MTBer) and Herb Bool (endurance ride guru) will lead a 45 mile/1500 ft elevation ride into Lucas Valley ending at Ales and Trails. Approx 70/30 road/dirt ratio. Must purchase a ticket from Eventbrite for this ride!

  • Mountain Bike Skills Clinic: (16 yrs. and older only) led by Dylan Renn, owner and head coach of A Singletrack Mind. Come optimize your mountain bike skills with A Singletrack Mind, mountain bike skills coaching. In this hour long workshop you will learn and review the core fundamentals of mountain biking. We help you overcome your roadblocks, boost your confidence and build more skills on the bike with emphasis on the foundation skills: cornering, braking, wheel lifts, bike set-up, balance and more. Engaging and interactive mountain bike skill drills, Q&A and trail time!

Rides departing 9:15 AM

  • A4B Advocacy Ride: 1.5-2 hours. Led by NICA Coach and A4B Board Member Mike Nettleton and Marin County District 1 Supervisor Damon Connolly. Intermediate and above skill level only. Explore the backside of China Camp and discuss A4B’s proposals and ask a County Supervisor about bike access! Leaves from A4B Booth.

  • Norcal Ride: Led by NorCal HS Cycling League 2017 ‘Coach of The Year’, Robin Huffman: An intermediate-level ride for parents and high school riders exploring mostly front side but back side trails too. Leaves from A4B booth.

Rides departing 9:30 AM

  • Legends ride with World MTB Champion Ned Overend! Bring your A game as Ned leads a fast paced ride on the trails of China Camp. On this ride you will see why Ned’s nickname is the ‘The Lung’. First come first serve sign ups so come early.

 

Rides Departing at 9:45

  • Kids Ride: (Ages 7-13) Pedal bikes only, no scoots. Led by Emile Mullholand: Leaves A4B booth.

Rides departing 10:30 AM

  • Liv Chix Women's Ride: Led by Petra Kirberg and Jackie Pareriea: Join the LIV Chix of Marin for a no drop Women's Beg/Int ride. Leave from Liv Chix Booth

Rides departing 10:15 AM

  • Beginner Ride: (Ages 13 and up) Led by Christina Toms: Leaves A4B booth.

Rides departing 10:30 AM

  • Mountain Bike Skills Clinic: 10:30-11:30 AM (16 yrs. and older only) led by Dylan Renn, owner and head coach of A Singletrack Mind. Come optimize your mountain bike skills with A Singletrack Mind, mountain bike skills coaching. In this hour long workshop you will learn and review the core fundamentals of mountain biking . We help you overcome your roadblocks, boost your confidence and build more skills on the bike with emphasis on the foundation skills: cornering, braking, wheel lifts, bike set-up, balance and more. Engaging and interactive mountain bike skill drills, Q&A and trail time!

 

Rides Departing 1:30 pm

  • KIDS/YOUTH SESSION: Kids Mountain Bike Skills Workshop (16 and under) by Dylan Renn, owner of A Singletrack Mind.

     Interested in mountain biking? Eager to have fun out on the trail with your friends? In this hour long mountain bike skills workshop geared towards youth we will cover the main challenges kids face on the bike. Fun skill drills, bike set up, understanding the basic components of the bike and how to get the most out of your time on your mountain bike. And an all kid favorite: some fun pop a wheelie demo and instruction! 

Rides departing 2:00 PM

  • REI MTB Ride:
    Join REI Mountain Bike Guides on an easy paced ride along the shoreline trail. No riders are left behind. 10 riders max. Our guides are experts on the area and are happy to provide you with tips on improving your skills. Check out REI.com/learn if you want to join us for rides and events outside of Ales and Trails.

 

 
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Demo Bikes

demos throughout the event based on availability (1.5 hour limit per demo)

Specialized

Orbea

Santa Cruz

Ritchey

Salsa

Whyte Bicycles