Each year, the Friends of the San Pablo Bay Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge team up to organize a day of fun riding bikes and exploring Skaggs Island. Located just north of Highway 37, the 3,300-acre former secret naval communications site is now part of the larger Refuge but not yet open to the public, making the bike ride an especially unique activity. This free event offers the public an opportunity to ride or walk 8 miles of paved and dirt roads, see wildlife that inhabit the island, and stop at interpretive stations along the way to learn about the island’s rich history, wildlife, and plans for future wetlands restoration. In years past, the ride has included a variety of organizations, including local first responders, and free ice cream donated by Straus Family Creamery. The Skaggs Island Bike Ride is announced at the Friend’s website and Facebook page or you can become a member and get notified by email.
Each year, the Friends of the San Pablo Bay Refuge