and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lafayette-Moraga Trail by bike

I've walked some of the way along this trail before, and have always fancied cycling it. This year we were able to borrow bikes from the place we stayed, and so accompany Leonie, Brian, Eilidh and Aneurin.  

We rode from the entrance near 4th Street as far as Moraga Commons and back again - a total of around 12 miles of easy cycling.

The trail corridor has a rich and varied history. This trail was once used by mule trains to carry redwood from Oakland to Sacramento. Later, when the mule trails had passed into history, the lumber was carried by steam trains, including the Oakland-Antioch and Eastern Railroad, the San Francisco-Sacramento, and the Sacramento Northern, for which the easement was historically named. With the abandonment of the railroads the corridor became a utility easement, and, ultimately, with the cooperation of local communities, utility districts and the East Bay Regional Park District, a paved multi-use recreational trail was established serving hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. 
from  Rails to Trails.

It was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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