For one night the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority will extend operating hours at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve to give bicyclists a chance to experience the preserve after dark. This is a bicycle-only event. The preserve will be closed to all other users after sunset.
This special activity is limited to adults. No minors will be allowed, even if accompanied by an adult. Preserve parking is open to the first 50 vehicles to arrive at the staging area. Safety equipment is required (helmet, headlamp and bike lamp); a rear light is recommended. Participants will be required to register on-site and attend a short briefing before their ride. Registration will be held only the day of the event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Casa Loma Road parking lot.
The Open Space Authority has scheduled special activities in the coming months for other user groups as well. These activities will introduce visitors to Blair Ranch, located on the southern border of Rancho Cañada del Oro, and Doan Ranch in the foothills of the Diablo Range southwest of Henry Coe State Park. Activity days include:
Sunday, October 19 Hikers and equestrians at Blair Ranch
Saturday, October 25 Cyclists at Doan Ranch
Saturday, November 15 Cyclists at Blair Ranch
Saturday, November 22 Hikers and equestrians at Blair Ranch
More information about these activities will be available in the coming weeks.
Open Space Authority
6980 Santa Teresa Blvd, Ste 100 • San Jose, CA 95119 • 408-224-7476 • www.openspaceauthority.org