The new Bay Bridge has a bike path next to it. Unfortunately, it doesn't go anywhere. Well, that's not quite true. It goes partway out into the bay, it just doesn't arrive anywhere. Not yet anyway. It stops 2.2 miles short of Yerba Buena Island, an island in the middle of the new (and old) Bay Bridge.
Why? Because they have to remove the old bridge before they can finish building the bike path next to the new bridge. Sadly, this won't happen until sometime in 2015 according to the signs.
I was lucky enough to get the chance to ride out on the bike path on my recent trip to the Bay Area. A friend had an extra bike and off we set to ride as far as we could go. Unfortunately, we started late and we didn't even make it to the end of the trail. Two police officers on bikes turned us around because the trail closes at dusk. Still, the evening sky in the east was gorgeous.
I'm not sure what's on Yerba Buena Island, but I look forward to making the bike ride out there in a couple of years.
Plot? Main character and his Dad are discussing his upcoming road trip
Word Count? 30,527