Pedal On! The Best Bay Area Bike Trails for Kids


This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Strap on the helmets and get ready to go for a ride. Bike-riding is fun, free, and a great way to tally up exercise points while spending time outdoors surrounded by some of the Bay Area’s prettiest landscapes. Whether the kids are riding solo, enjoying the view via trailer, or buckled cozily into their bike seats, the following trails make for some carefree riding.

East Bay

Bay Trail in Alameda
Biking families love trekking to Alameda for its accessible, wide paths, flat terrain, and picturesque views of the Bay. Start by the Crab Cove Visitor Center on McKay Avenue, where you can check out the aquarium life before following the path down the entirety of Crown Beach and back. Or, continue on over the bicycle bridge to Bayfarm Island, circling its perimeter before coming back the way you came. Click here for a full map of the area.

Click here for eight more awesome kid-friendly bike trails!

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