We recently relocated back to the Bay Area and have set up a home base in Oakland, California. The other night we met up with fellow PDX transplant Cedar Kyes for a night riding session in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. JMP is located in the east bay hills of the bay area, and lies in the middle of a substantial amount of green space. Unfortunately, the majority of the space doesn’t allow riding on anything but wide, natural surface roads, making JMP a small oasis of legal single track. While there aren’t a lot of (legal) trails available, Joaquin Miller does have a few great patches of riding, although during the day, it receives heavy use from hikers, runners, dog walkers, as well as mountain bikers.
We sessioned the rock water fall on the Big Trees Trail for a bit before ripping a few runs down the Cinderella trail with the lights. Good stuff. Stay tuned for a full review of the trail system.