After Turkey Kayaking

About a dozen Outdoor Afros met this sunny, crisp morning in Oakland, Calif., for a post-Thanksgiving paddle. We had a wonderful mix of folks of all ages, and embarked on a one-hour kayak with stunning views of the Oakland skyline reflected on the glassy waters of Lake Merritt.

I applaud the participants; most had either never kayaked before, or had not done so in their adult body. At about $12 an hour for a double-kayak, it was an affordable and memorable thrill for all.

The trip reminded me that connecting with others to get outdoors is easy and fun! If you are in Northern California, join our Meetup Group; and elsewhere, connect with Outdoor Afros on our Connect page.
Thanks to the Lake Merritt Boating Center staff for their great service and orientation for our group!

Outdoor Afro Bike Ride: Wheelin’ in the Watershed this Sunday!

For those who live in the San Francisco Bay Area, join us for an innagural Outdoor Afro Bike Ride, designed for people who have not been on a bike in years!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Richmond BART (with plenty of FREE parking)
10:00 AM for bike inspection
11:00 AM depart
Registration Required: 1-888-EB-PARKS (1-888-327-2757, option 2,3)
This easy flat ride is FREE and co-sponsored by the East Bay Regional Parks and led by the Richmond Spokes crew. We will begin at the Richmond BART and pedal through communities of color along the watershed to the San Francisco Bay. This is a terrific opportunity for people of color to be visible in both urban and natural spaces to inspire others to get out and enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bike, while learning about the watershed.
Click for Press Release!

Helmets Required. Also bring water, sunscreen, sack lunch, and sunglasses.
For day of event questions, phone: Rue Mapp 510-913-6100
See you then!