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Thursday, June 24, 2010

SF Bay Ridge Trail system is 53% complete--325 miles are open!

Bay Area Ridge Trail Enjoys Unprecedented Coverage in Bay Area News Group Papers 

--Plus two new sections opened in the last month!


from Sunday, May 30, 2010 issue:
Check out Paul Rogers' in-depth feature story on the Ridge Trail, plus these online extras:

325 miles are completed and open to the public, out of the total planned 610 miles




http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-ridge-trail

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_15159951

Interactive Map with photos and video
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-ridge-trail#map


Slide Show

http://extras.mercurynews.com/slideshows/news/2010/05/BayAreaRidgeTrail/


http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_15185963
Bay Area Ridge Trail about two-thirds complete in San Mateo County
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http://www.marinij.com/bayarearidgetrail/ci_15161285
Mountain bicyclists feel left out by restrictions on Bay Area Ridge Trail
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The Dias ridge trail opened May 8th, 2010 in Marin County


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702 acres of new open space +1.5 miles of new Ridge Trail in Contra Costa County



http://www.muirheritagelandtrust.org/assets/pdfs/directions/Fernandez%20directions.pdf

The 702-acre Fernandez Ranch, purchased by the Muir Heritage Land Trust in 2005 with funding assistance from the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, has undergone a major restoration project.

Highlights include a new staging area, picnic areas, 156 ft. clear span bridge, large-scale creek restoration, more than 10,000 native plants and trees, 3.5 miles of multi-use trails including sections accessible to people with disabilities and an important new 1.5-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

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