Latest News


The SF Urban Riders Off Road Ramblings newsletter is published several times a year with the highlights of our activities and off road cycling news in San Francisco. Subscribe today using the form on this page, or check out some recent newsletters by following the links below:

Facebook Page

The page at contains even more updates–‘like’ it to see it in your Facebook feed.

Here are the most recent posts:

SF Urban Riders

SF Urban Riders is a 501c3 non-profit, our Mission is to create better recreational cycling opportunities for youth of all ages and abilities in San Francisco. Our emphasis is working with other local organizations to revitalize underutilized and neglected urban areas and open space, with the goal of creating sustainable open space recreation for all San Franciscans. We value outdoor recreation, encourage physical fitness and the development of bicycle skills for all ages, abilities and styles of riding.
SF Urban Riders
SF Urban RidersWednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:00am
Want to see multi-use trails in McLaren? We need you to show up for the "Mansell Streetscape Improvement Project Celebration & Ribbon Cutting". On the agenda is some serious planning. Show up, say you are a SF Urban Rider and finally say you want a multi-use trail system (even if you have to write in the margin.

NEW DATE: Saturday Feb 4th, 10AM.
SF Urban Riders
SF Urban RidersMonday, January 16th, 2017 at 7:00am
15 Miles of new Trail on the Peninsula? Its a real possibility, but we need your help. Please cut and paste this email, sending it to San Francisco's Public Utility Commission.
The SFPUC "owns" the Peninsula Watershed in San Mateo County. They are considering permitting "un-escorted" hiking and cycling access to the segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail that runs the full length of the Watershed, from the North side of the Phleger Estate unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation area (Just north of Huddart Park) north to hwy 92, and from there, North another 12 miles on the already built Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail. If Cycling is not considered in this soon to be written Environmental Impact Report, we won't have another chance for decades.

Please Email

Please cc,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Subject Line: Cahill-Fifield EIR scope (case no. 2016-016100ENV).

Text of the email:
re: Cahill-Fifield EIR scope (case no. 2016-016100ENV).
Dear Justin Horner, other Public Officials at the SFPUC & Elected Officials,
Please add this email to the public record in the EIR Process.
I would like to provide my thoughts on the scope of the environmental impact report on recreational access to the Bay Area Ridge Trail from the GGNRA operated Phleger Estate to Portola Monument above San Bruno via Peninsula Watershed land.
Please ensure EIR covers pedestrian, cyclist and equestrians access, and that none of these vested interest groups are left out of the scientific review process.
Please ensure that the EIR covers all historical sites and artifacts over the age of 50 years in the Watershed. Access to these sites as a cultural heritage issue is important to the public interest.
Please ensure that the EIR recognizes that access to the SF Watershed does not fail to consider the possibility of dusk till dawn access as done in surrounding parkland.
Lastly, I would like to give a voice to the need of the public to have this EIR expanded geographically, or new EIR's to be done on the connecting trail systems: Namely the Whiting Ridge Trail, Pilarctos Road west from the San Andreas Dam, Pilarcitos Road from 5 points to Whiting Ridge at Rancho Corral De Tierra. And Pilarcitos Road through Pilarcitos Valley from Pilarcitos Lake.
Thank you for considering my comments and adding them to the public record. Thank you also for doing the scientific research we have been waiting for for so long, and beginning the process of access reform in the Peninsula (Crystal Springs) Watershed.
(Your name & city of residence)
SF Urban Riders
SF Urban Riders added 29 new photos to the album: Laguna Honda trail work 1/14/17 — at Laguna Honda.Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 12:00pm
First trail work day, over 30 people and lots of deadfall and brush cleared!
SF Urban Riders
SF Urban Riders feeling in love.Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 11:50am
New Sutro Stewards article about one of our favorite trail builders!
SF Urban Riders
SF Urban Riders shared Adam Titone's post.Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 7:13pm
Mission High is looking for after school mechanics. San Francisco Yellow Bike Project, The San Francisco Bike Kitchen, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bicis Del Pueblo can you help spread the word? SF Urban Riders members step up if you can.
SF Urban Riders
SF Urban RidersTuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:47pm
If you're following us on Facebook, you probably already are raring to work on trails this weekend. Here's our latest newsletter with a reminder of that and some other news: