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Benicia Historic

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Benicia Historic

SANCTION NUMBER:
11433 2018/Y0213

Special Event Classifications:
Alternate Capitals

START Location:
Starbucks, 90 Solano Square, Benicia, CA 94510

START TIME:
Starbucks is open 7 days a week. Finish by dusk.

DISTANCE:
10 KM (6.2 Miles) and 5 KM(3.1 Miles)

TRAIL RATING: Rated 1A.
The route goes past the first capitalfirst capitol building of the state of California, through historic downtown Benicia with its many shops, around the marina, and on part of the Bay Area Trail along the Carquinez Straits. The route is suitable for strollers but wheelchairs may have difficulty due to lack of a few curb cuts and an approximately 50 yard section of dirt trail. Pets must be on leash.

AWARD:
The event is "credit only" which is $3.00. You may participate free if no credit is desired. No refunds. The event is open to everyone.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Contact Howard McGill (707)447-9431, email hiwayhowie@aol.com

MISCELLANEOUS:
Starbucks is open 7 days a week. Benicia was once the early California State Capital. The State Capitol Building is a jewel. It is well worth visiting. Early on, before bridges, the railroad ended in Benicia at the Carquinez Strait. The trains were ferried by boat across the Carquinez Strait so they could continue on their way. The railroad depot is still standing. Pony Express riders continued on to Benicia if they missed the riverboat in Sacramento. The mail must go through. The town of Benicia is full of early California historic buildings, wonderful restaurants and creative shopping. The route goes past the first capitol building of California, through historic downtown Benicia with its many shops, around the marina and on part of the Bay Area Trail along the Carquinez Straits. There is an approximate 50 yd section of dirt trail. Try to plan your walk so you can enjoy the great food at the start point. Walking the United States = California, Walking the USA A - Z = Benicia, Walking with America’s Veterans, Rockin’ Around the Clock

DIRECTIONS:
Starbucks, 90 Solano Square
From I-80 or 680 take I-780 to Benicia. Take E 2nd Street Exit, turn left onto E 2nd St. Turn right on Military East then right into the Solano Square shopping center. Starbucks is located across from Bank of America. Please park toward rear of lot.

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This page last updated August 11, 2015