For more information about our biking programs, please contact the Recreation Coordinator at (510) 544-2553.
For the biking enthusiast, the East Bay Regional Park District has everything from paved flat paths passing by schools, business and shopping centers, parks and other recreation areas to remote backcountry trails for more advanced mountain bikers. Many of the East Bay Regional Park District's 1,250 miles of trails are open to bikes. Bikes are allowed on most multi-use (wide) trails and prohibited on most narrow trails. See Bicycle Loop Brochures.
The Outdoor Recreation Department provides public biking programs touring our beautiful parks and trails in a fun group setting. Join Recreation staff on a weekend ride and learn basic bike maintenance, bike safety, and safe group riding skills. Some rides include a naturalist. Register for one of our public programs.
The Outdoor Recreation Department provides affordable biking field trips for schools and community organizations. Our knowledgeable and engaging Recreation staff provide the bikes, helmets, and gear. They meet your group at the park, and provide a safe and organized trip through our beautiful Regional Parks and Trails. These trips are on paved and relatively flat trails and some roads. Trips can range from 1.5 to 3 hours; costs vary, depending on group size and duration. Participants must be at least 5' tall and know how to ride a bike. We can accommodate up to 20 total riders. However, we can accommodate larger groups if we split into two rotations. More information and to apply for Field Trips.
The Park District maintains good working relationships with the Bicycle Trails Council East Bay (BTCEB), and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. Our volunteer trail safety patrol has a bicycle division that promotes safe and responsible riding. When planning a bike route, be sure to do a little research. Some parks do not allow bikes or have limited access and some routes can be extremely challenging. Also, not all trails or trailheads have water, so come prepared. For guidance, be sure to check out our Paved Trails Section and Mountain Bike Trail Best Picks. Each park brochure has a trail map that shows where biking is permitted. Visit 511.org Bicycling for bicycling trip planning, and transit resources.
In September 2023, the Park District Board of Directors voted to allow Class I e-Bikes on all trails where regular bikes are allowed, and Class II e-Bikes on all paved Regional Trails. Class 1 e-Bikes are pedal-assist and require pedaling for assistance from the electric motor. Class 2 e-Bikes have a throttle and allow pedal assist but do not require pedaling for assistance from the electric motor.
All e-Bikes must follow the 15 mile-per-hour bike speed limit. Bikers should also remember to slow down around others, call out or ring their bell when passing, and stay on designated trails only.
Class II electric bicycles (e-bikes) Permitted on paved trails:
Alameda Creek Regional Trail (South side)
Big Break Regional Trail
Briones to Las Trampas Regional Trail (Paved Sections)
Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail (Paved Sections)
Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail
Coyote Hills to Ardenwood Regional Trail (Paved and Sidewalk Sections)
Coyote Hills Bay View Trail to S.F. Bay Wildlife Refuge
Crown Shoreline Regional Trail
Delta DeAnza Regional Trail
George Miller Trail
Iron Horse Regional Trail
Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
Marsh Creek Regional Trail (Paved Section)
M. L. King (San Leandro Bay) Shoreline Regional Trail
Point Isabel to Miller Knox Regional Trail
San Francisco Bay Regional Trail
San Pablo Bay Regional Trail
Shadow to Del Valle Regional Trail
Skyline National Recreation Trail (Nimitz and other Paved Sections)
Wildcat Creek Regional Trail.
Paved Regional Trails
Find paved trails in the Park District
Mountain Bike Trails
Find mountain bike trails in the Park District
Biking Rules and Guidelines
Read about biking rules and guidelines for safe and responsible riding
No Biking Areas
Find out parks, trails, and locations where biking is prohibited
Bicycle Trails Council East Bay
A cycling group and advocate
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
A cycling group and advocate
Bike East Bay
Promoting healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible.
Volunteer Bicycle Patrol
A volunteer trail safety patrol group for the East Bay Regional Park District
Browse classes, programs, activities and register online
Bicycling trip planning and transit resources