Info – Bike Tour

Meeting point: Downtown Berkeley Station at 10:00, Tue May 29th.
Downtown Berkeley station is located ~1km from UC Berkeley Campus. Please, buy your BART ticket (round trip) before the meeting time, to avoid loss of time. A BART ticket costs ~$4.60 one way and can be bought at any ticket machine located at the train station.

Tour details: Round trip is ~21 km, 1h 30min is the minimum required biking time, excluding stops.
Our tour will start from Downtown Berkeley at 10:00.
We will take BART Red Line (Richmond – Daly City/Millbrae line) to get to Powell Street Station (this is a ~25 min ride), where the famous cable-cars make their final stop and are manually turned, as in the old days!
From Powell Station we will walk to 433 Mason Street towards Blazing Saddles Bike store, where our bikes are waiting for us. This is a ~8 min walk through Union Square, a famous gathering place in downtown.
We will start biking from Blazing Saddles Bike store (433 Mason Street).
The tour is a round trip to the Golden Gate Bridge and back to 433 Mason Street to return our bikes. From there you are free to continue exploring the town on your own or go back to any BART station to get to Berkeley Campus.

Please, store the coordinates of the tour on your phone or print a paper version of the map if you prefer: Bike-Tour Map

Weather: Weather in San Francisco is very variable, from sunny skies to fog within a few kilometers and within a few minutes sometimes! Be prepared and wear layers. Even though rain is rare, bring a raincoat, to be safe!

Things to bring: water and snacks! Lunch is not included, but we will stop at the famous Sourdough Boudin Bakery at Fisherman’s Warf, where you can buy some delicious sourdough bread and soup on the way back!

Payment: The total price is $29.50. You are requested to pay (by Credit/Debit/Cash) directly at the bike rental once you return your bike. Each person is responsible for any bike damage or loss. If you would like to have an insurance, this can be done upon request for an extra fee of $5.00 per bike.

Cancellation: Please, if you need to cancel your registration, do it before May 15th, by sending an email to:  junior_scientists@nullrnasociety.org.
Unfortunately you will be responsible for the full payment if cancellation is performed later than May 15th.

Contact persons for urgent matters during the bike trip:
(phone numbers will be sent after registration)

Eleonora de Klerk – Eleonora.deklerk@nullucsf.edu
Fadi Marayati – marab15@nullwfu.edu
Julie Loiselle – loiselle.julie@nullgmail.com
Kris Brannan – kbrannan@nullucsd.edu

REGISTRATION FOR THE PRE-MEETING ACTIVITY: CLOSED