Here you can find information about my RUSA permanent routes. If you are a RUSA member, you can register to ride one and earn some intangible randobucks. Some say “if it’s not on Strava, it didn’t happen”, but for some of us, the RUSA database is the true proof.
Three Bridges of the Bay
RUSA permanent #3918
I came up with the idea for this route when I heard that the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge bike lane would soon open. The concept is inspired by the Seven Bridges of Königsberg, a famous problem in mathematics. This route crosses every bridge across the San Francisco Bay on which bicycles are permitted.
I will accept EPP (electronic proof of passage). See the RUSA rules for permanent riders for details.
The Richmond-San Rafael bridge bike path will reportedly open on November 16, 2019. As far as I know at the time of writing, it will be open 24 hours a day for a trial period of four years. Please check that it is still open when planning a ride!
The route is reversible (you can opt to ride it in either direction). Also, per the RUSA rules, you may arrange to start at any control. However, you are responsible for ensuring that all trails will be open at the time when you will reach them. In particular, the Crystal Springs trails are open from sunrise to sunset, and the Bay Bridge trail is open from 06:00 to 21:00 (and businesses on Treasure Island have limited hours). The other bridges have 24-hour access for cyclists.
To register, send me an email. (That link will open your email client with a form for you to fill in and click “send”.) You must also print, fill in, and sign (in pen) this waiver, and send me a scan or photo. There are no registration fees.