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Biking in Walnut Creek CA
Walnut Creek Biking

Biking is a popular activity in Walnut Creek’s community. With gorgeous scenery, a mild climate, a plethora of bike trails and an active, outdoor lifestyle, many Walnut Creek residents choose to bike around the city and along off-road bike trails. Whether you’re looking for a place to take a casual and safe ride with the family or you want to challenge yourself, Walnut Creek biking will meet your needs. There are even spaces to rent bikes so casual riders don’t feel the need to spend a lot of money to enjoy Walnut Creek’s many bike trails.

Contra Costa Bike Mapper
This bike mapping system is an innovative tool that can help you find flat, fast and safe routes anywhere in the county. All you have to do is enter your starting and finishing locations and the system will plan the best bike route for you. If you’re an avid biker, this is a useful tool for you. In addition, the mapper will grant you access to bike routes throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

However, if you have no particular destination in mind and are just looking for a great bike ride, check out one of these popular paths. Click on the links to see a map of each trail.

Northwest Walnut Creek (Geary Road/Buena Vista Avenue)
Ygnacio Valley
Southeast Walnut Creek (Rudgear Road)
Southwest Walnut Creek (Tice Valley Blvd./Lafayette)

Save Mount Diablo
1901 Olympic Blvd, Suite 320, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 947-3535

Biking in Walnut Creek can also serve a cause. You can join the Mount Diablo Challenge, which is a race. It is intended to benefit Save Mount Diablo’s efforts to conserve the land on the mountain. The challenge is an 11.2-mile, timed bike ride. It starts at Danville’s Athenian School and climbs up Southgate Road to Mount Diablo’s summit. A thousand cyclers compete for prizes in multiple categories, which are awarded to the winners in a ceremony on the summit. The ceremony includes food and beverages for all. Held in fall, the start gun is fired at 8:30 a.m., with waves departing every five minutes after that. Early registration costs $75, and late registration is $90. Go to the website to register. The organization also hosts other events that include running, horseback riding, hiking and camping on Mount Diablo.

Sports Basement
1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 941-6100

Sports Basement is a leader in providing the Bay Area with everything it needs for sports and spending time outside, and if you’re looking to rent a bike while in Walnut Creek, stop by the store on Ygnacio Valley Road. Carrying road and mountain bikes in this location, the store accepts rental reservations and includes a helmet, map, lock and flat-repair kit in the rental. Planning on biking for several days? Multi-day bike rentals are available at a discount. Sports Basement even lets customers rent out wheels and saddles for test drives. It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling in the area and were unable to bring your bike or you’re a resident who wants to ride for a day or two, this store and rental facility is a valuable resource in Walnut Creek.

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