FIRST SUNDAY DRIVE RECAP SUNDAY,
June 6, 2021 LAFAYETTE TO NILES
What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days! Well, we of the SFBAMB SecPon had a perfect June day traveling over winding roads through beautiful east bay hills and canyons and regional parks with stunning vistas over valleys and reservoirs, ending in the liTle village of Niles (Fremont).
We had 32 attendees in 23 cars, most of them Benz’s but also a Ferrari, Saturn Sky, and Aston Martin! The start of this drive was Philz Coffee in Lafayette. Here greetings were exchanged, newbies and first timers were introduced, and directions reviewed. From there we wound our way up to Inspiration Point on Wildcat Canyon Road, overlooking San Pablo Reservoir. A`er a brief stop there, the road then took us to Grizzly Peak with stunning views over Berkeley and the Bay. We eventually connected with Redwood Road, which took us down to Castro Valley; from there we entered the very scenic Palomares Canyon. This canyon then intersects with Niles Canyon, along which we made our way into Niles. Most of us gathered for a great lunch at Joe’s Corner Cafe, where we dined inside; some members ambled down to the nearby Bronco Billy’s pizza, which was closed for dining in, but the takeout pizza was rated highly! Total count: 32 members & guests, driving 23 automobiles, 120 bicyclists passed, and seven regional East Bay Parks! — Nadine & Barton Lane