AES Bike Club

The AES Wildcat Bike Club is offered to 5th grade students, and meets on Friday afternoons in two 10-week sessions:
Fall (September  to December) and Spring (March to May).  During these 10-week sessions our goal is to include six rides.  The extra weeks serve in accounting for rain cancellations.

A parent meeting is during the third week of school to talk about what our goals are: safe riding practices, bike handling skills, safest routes, cardiovascular fitness, endurance, the fun of exploring, and learning about our local history, ecology and geology.  A key component in the permission slip is the safety and courtesy agreement.  This agreement, signed by students and parents, stipulates that students follow all rules without question, ride always in a safe manner, represent our school in a positive way, and show courtesy to other bike club members.  Students will be held to this agreement based on a ‘two strikes and out’ policy.

Our first meeting will be on campus as we do bike fitting, helmet fitting, and work on bike handling skills such as riding in a straight line, cornering, and braking.

Our rides will be as follows (click below for maps and directions):


Friday, September 22          2:15 - 5pm            Bike Fit and Rodeo

                                                                                (on campus)

Friday, September 29         2:15 - 5pm           ‘Tour de Turk’

Friday, October 6               2:15 - 5pm            ‘Canal and Creek’

Friday, October 13             2:15 - 5pm            UC Library Ride

Friday, October  20            2:15 - 5pm            Coyote Hills

Friday, October 27             2:15 - 5:30pm       Quarry Lakes 

Friday, November  3           2:15 - 5:30pm       Dry Creek Park 

Friday, November 17          2:15 - 5:30pm       Alternate Ride Day*

Friday, December 1            2:15 - 5:30pm       Alternate Ride Day*


                                        SPRING SESSION

Friday, March 2                  2:15 - 5pm            Bike Fit and Rodeo

                                                                                (on campus)

Friday, March 9                   2:15 - 5pm           ‘Tour de Turk’

Friday, March 16                 2:15 - 5pm            ‘Canal and Creek’

Friday, March 23                 2:15 - 5pm            UC Library Ride

Friday, March 30                 2:15 - 5pm            Coyote Hills

Friday, April 13                    2:15 - 5:30pm       Quarry Lakes 

Friday, April 20                    2:15 - 5:30pm       Dry Creek Park 

Friday,  April 27                   2:15 - 5:30pm       Alternate Ride Day*

Friday, May 4                      2:15 - 5:30pm       Alternate Ride Day*


Saturday, May 19           7:30am - 5:30pm      THE EPIC BIKE RIDE 


*  these are ‘make-up’ days only - in case a ride gets rained out.


Tour de Turk
Canal and Creek

Union City Library

Coyote Hills
Quarry Lakes
Hayward Regional Shoreline
Alameda Creek Trail - North Side
Dry Creek Ride

* these are ʻmake-upʼ days only - in case a ride gets rained out.