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“Corona” Bike-O training course at Point Pinole

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

Dates: June 17, 2020 to ??
Location: Richmond, CA
Course Setter:
Type: Training; Streamered Bike-O course for practice/exercise during the shutdown


General Notes


Hello everyone,

In case you are tired of steep hills and/or poison oak, I set a Bike-O course at Point Pinole (http://www.ebparks.org/parks/pt_pinole/) today.

Parking is at these coordinates: 38.000205,-122.356197. That’s at the new second entrance to the park, at the end of Atlas Road.

The control locations are all at trail junctions and trail bends, and are marked with tiny pieces of pink streamer, sticking up about an inch above the ground, directly north of the control circles. A sturdy road bike will be fine, as the trails at Point Pinole are mostly smooth and mostly flat. The course is 5.5 km in straight-line distance, and as usual you must take the controls in numerical order.

You are certainly free to do the course on foot if you like, in which case going off-trail is fine. Please stay on the trails if you are biking​—​although as tall as the grass is right now, I can’t imaging going off-trail on a bike will save you any significant time.

The map, course information, the sign-up sheet (please sign in before you go, and sign out afterwards), and a picture of a sample streamer are available here (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oqlzeOu_pLNWovaBIYKuI1HTYha229M4?usp=sharing).

Be sure to read the course information.

Have fun!


(June 17, 2020)