Festivities will include organized mountain bike trail rides and guided hikes for every level, followed by a party in the woods with fabulous food, live entertainment and more. Fun for all ages!
Fast-paced, 15+ mile rides for experienced mountain bikers, challenging rides for intermediates, and guided, introductory, flatter routes for beginners and families – all with great views!
From kids and families to serious hikers, all trails explore the beauty and history of China Camp!
Join us for breakfast tacos and gourmet coffees to start, a paella lunch among the trees and sangria post-ride, and indulgent gelato to finish!
Live music - classic rock with a Latin vibe by local band Key Lime Pie, games, a raffle and more!
Schedule of Events
Breakfast by Early Bird Tacos
and Weaver's Coffee and Tea
8:00 – 9:00 am
Guided Rides and Hikes Begin
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Post-Trail Party in the Woods
with live music by Key Lime Pie
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Raffle, Games and More!
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Miwok Meadows, China Camp State Park | 101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael
Can't make it?
Please consider a donation. All proceeds will go toward services in our core areas of Counseling, Recovery, Service Navigation, Suicide Prevention and Supported Housing, providing support for those who would otherwise not have access.
About Buckelew Programs
Founded in 1970, Buckelew Programs is the largest and most comprehensive non-profit provider of behavioral health programs in the North Bay. Each year, we deliver direct services to over 3,000 individuals and respond to over 12,000 callers to our accredited Suicide Prevention Hotline, part of the new 988 national network. Buckelew’s wide range of services for adults and children includes Counseling, Recovery, Service Navigation, Suicide Prevention and Supported Housing.
Buckelew Programs’ mission is to enhance the quality of life for those in our community by providing behavioral health and support services that promote recovery, resilience and hope.
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ADDITIONAL SPONSORS WHO HELP MAKE OUR WORK POSSIBLE
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B4B CYCLING ADVISORY
Please see below for sponsorship information and ride and hike maps.
Buckelew Programs is pleased to announce sponsorship opportunities for our second annual Bike4Buckelew: Access to Mental Healthcare 4 All (B4B) on Saturday, May 13, 2023. B4B is a fundraiser celebrating health and wellness in the beauty of our own North Bay backyard. All proceeds support Buckelew Programs, the largest provider of mental health and addiction services in Marin, Sonoma and Napa for those who would otherwise not have access.
Set in China Camp State Park’s Miwok Meadows, B4B features both guided mountain bike rides and trail hikes—from easy to more challenging— making it a wonderful community event for individuals, families, and youth. Guests can enjoy a self-guided ride or hike followed by a delicious Spanish-inspired lunch, live music and raffle – or just join the festivities.
The partnering of Buckelew with the Marin Museum of Bicycling just seems like the perfect match. Bicycling can give people better personal health but it also gives you better mental health.
What Buckelew is doing is right along that track and it’s a perfect marriage.
Joe Breeze, Founder
Marin Museum of Bicycling
We are pleased and honored to present B4B in collaboration with local luminaries of the cycling community: Joe Breeze and Marc Vendetti, board members of Marin Museum of Bicycling, Vernon Huffman, President of Access4Bikes, and other community cycling clubs.
We anticipate over 200 guests throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Individual tickets to participate in the ride, hike or party are $150.
Please see our sponsorship levels and benefits below. We welcome your thoughts and are happy to discuss the many opportunities for participation in B4B, including volunteering. We look forward to seeing you at B4B 2023!
Ride Routes and Maps
Routes subject to change, please check back for more information.
Guided and experienced leader to provide support and tips.
This will be an introductory ride on the flatter dirt trails of China Camp. This will get the blood flowing and the lungs pumping but it won’t leave you unable to enjoy the party later!
Intermediate to experienced riders; moderate to challenging route throughout China Camp.
If you are more than a beginner but don’t want the challenge of a fast-paced ride then this one is for you. We will ride at the group’s pace and promise not to drop anyone! This ride will have some challenges but some great views too.
Experienced mountain bikers; challenging route through China Camp and surrounding San Rafael hills.
Do you want to be challenged with a fast pace and narrow trails? Then this ride is for you. Please no beginners or new intermediates. This ride is intense!
Your generosity supports our behavioral health work in core areas of Counseling, Service Navigation, Substance Use Recovery, Supported Housing and Suicide Prevention.
A copy of your receipt will be emailed to you and a formal receipt will follow by mail.