If pedal power is your preferred mode of travel and you want to help protect the local greenbelt, shape up and sign up for this year’s Go Greenbelt bicycle tour. From April 22-28, up to 50 robust cyclists will cover 480 miles around the Bay on some of the region’s most scenic backroads. From the streets of San Francisco south to the rolling hills of Santa Clara; up over the area’s highest peak (Mt. Hamilton) and north through Suisun and Napa Valleys; out along the Russian River to the coast; south past Tomales Bay, over the Bolinas Ridge and back to San Francisco. This is a fully supported fundraising tour that promises to give all of your senses a workout. Each rider pledges to raise at least $600 to support the work of the Greenbelt Alliance. Remember, it’s not by chance that the greenbelt exists; it’s here because of countless citizens who have fought for its preservation. According to the Greenbelt Alliance, almost half a million acres of our greenbelt—an area 16 times the size of San Francisco—is at risk of being paved over in the next 30 years. To sign up for the ride, contact the Greenbelt Alliance at (415) 398-3730 or www.greenbelt.org.
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