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Park district, BART offer trails event in Valley tomorrow

Public invited to walk, ride Iron Horse Trail from Pleasanton to Pleasant Hill

In honor of July being National Parks and Recreation Month, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) has partnered with BART in encouraging residents to check out how tracks connect to trails in the local area.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, the public is invited to walk or bike ride along the Iron Horse Trail to see how the Pleasanton BART station connects to another one in Pleasanton Hill.

Participants are encouraged to start at either station and ride bikes to a central meeting point in Danville at Railroad and West Prospect avenues (across from the Museum of San Ramon Valley). Park district Director Beverly Lane and BART Director Gail Murray will host a special presentation at noon in that location.

Local businesses are sponsoring six energizer stations with beverages and snacks along the trail from at the sites located below:

Dublin/Pleasanton BART station: At entrance to Iron Horse Trail, sponsored by BART; San Ramon: At Bollinger Canyon Road, sponsored by Whole Foods; Danville: At Railroad Avenue at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, sponsored by the EBRPD Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol and Kaiser Permanente; Alamo: At Stone Valley Boulevard sponsored by EBRPD; Walnut Creek: At Newell Avenue, sponsored by Whole Foods, and Pleasant Hill: At the greenbelt across from BART station, sponsored by BART.

The Danville location is the approximate mid-point, which is about 7.5 miles each way from either the Pleasanton or Pleasant Hill BART stations.

For more information or an Iron Horse Trail map, visit www.ebparks.org or for BART station locations, go to www.bart.gov.

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Posted by Very Concerned
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 10, 2009 at 7:33 am

Great idea -- hope to see lots of people enjoying the Iron Horse Trail tomorrow.


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Posted by J
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Was at this and saw alot of people using the trail-not certain any of them took BART to get there. A safety group had come out & were giving cyclists bike bells and safety headgear. Was a nice event


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