Happy August, all. San Jose Bike Train rolls Wednesday morning, August 6, 2014.
We meet near the Amtrak bus shelter at San Jose Diridon Station and depart at 8 AM for destinations north (toward the Bay) along the Guadalupe River Trail as shown on the map above. It’s also become traditional to drop by Bel Bacio Caffe to pick up riders who stop there for a brew.
Bike Train is for those who work along the Guadalupe Parkway / North First Street corridor. This includes the County Buildings on Hedding Street, San Jose International Airport, and the North First office parks on and near Technology Drive, Trimble Road, Montague Expressway, River Oaks, and Tasman Drive, where Bike Train intersects with VTA light rail.
We strive to welcome riders of all abilities, from absolute newcomers to the avid cyclist who likes the social pace of the ride. Fitness apparel, fancy helmets and fast bikes are completely optional for San Jose Bike Train, and we travel at a comfortable 10 to 12 MPH pace. As your ride leader, I typically wear casual office apparel for my commute. For this week’s ride, I’ll wear a black t-shirt with prominent “San Jose Bike Train” text on the back.
If plan to show up but are running late or can’t find us, please ping me via Twitter or the San Jose Bike Train Facebook page. You can also find ride status updates at both of those locations, and I generally create Bike Train Glympse to help you find us if you want to meetup along the way.