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Your $5 membership to BPWA earns you a pass to the Mountain Hardware Employee Store, where you can save 40% - 50% off your favorite brands.

Members-Only Benefit:  A Pass to Mountain Hardwear’s Employee Store!
We are pleased to announce a terrific new bonus for our paid-up members and those who renew by May 8.  Everyone on our official membership list will receive an email in mid-May with a coupon that will allow you to shop at the Mountain Hardwear Employee Store. The message also will have detailed instructions on how and when to use the coupon.
 
The 14,444-square-foot store in Richmond offers 40% to 50% discounts on the latest clothing, footwear, accessories, and outdoor equipment from 
Mountain Hardwear, Columbia, Montrail, Prana, SOREL. If the store does not have an item you want or the size or color you need, you often can order it in the store — at same discounted price —and it will be delivered to you.
 
Our memberships are a minimum of only $5 a person and run through December 31. Join or renew today on our 
website Even if you are receiving our e-newsletters, your membership may have expired. If you are unsure whether you have paid your 2017 dues, email us, and we’ll let you know if you are on our rolls.
 
Don’t miss this chance to upgrade your active wear and to get all the gear you need for your summer plans. Plus, this truly is a win-win offer: Mountain Hardwear will donate back to BPWA 10% of what our members spend during this promotion!
Put Your Best Foot Forward 
In Our Distinctive New Tee Shirts

If you love to hit the trails and cherish Berkeley’s paths, then our striking new tee shirts are made for you.  A single hiking boot, with Wanderer scrolling over it, graces the front of our redesigned shirts; our logo and website are on the back. You’ll declare your passions both coming and going.

The shirts are a fashionable charcoal gray with either light gray or spring green graphics.  A blend of cotton, polyester, and rayon, the shirts come in unisex sizes, extra small to 2XL.  They cost $22.

For the first time, we also have children’s shirts for $18. They are the same charcoal gray as the adults but have red graphics and are 100% cotton. Sizes are 4 - 6  and 8 - 10  The extra-small adult size should fit some older children.

We will be selling the new shirts only at our events.  Your first chance to buy one will be May 7 at the
Spring House Tour of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association in the Claremont-Uplands neighborhood, from 1 to 5 p.m.  Our booth will be in front of #6 Hillcrest Court. You can stop by our booth even if you are not going on the house tour.
 
Our new hats, which complement the shirts, are pigment-dyed gray and have our logo on the front and our web address on the back, both in white.  They cost $22 and are available on our
website.
 
While they last, we’ll be selling our old tee shirts for $15 and the hats for $10.
The Park House, which will be open on May 7, features one of John Hudson Thomas’s most dramatic window designs.  (Photo by Daniella Thompson.)

Come Visit Our Booth Sunday, May 7,
During BAHA'S Spring House Tour

We will be taking part in the 2017 Spring House Tour of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) on Sunday, May 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. Our booth will be at #6 Hillcrest Court. We'll be selling our brand new Path Wanderers tee shirts and hats as well as our maps, notecards, books, poster.

The tour, “John Hudson Thomas & Friends In Claremont Park,” will feature six homes that Thomas designed between 1911 and 1914. Another five houses will be open, one by each of these noted architects: Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, Walter Ratcliff, Harris Allen, and Albert Farr. For ore information about the tour and tickets, go to the BAHA website.
 
The tour route also includes three of the 11 paths in the neighborhood: The Steps, Crossways, and Encina Walk, which bridges Harwood Creek and is one of the shortest paths in Berkeley.
 
Please stop by our booth to say hello!
We can’t promise a swimming break on the next Pooches-on-the-Paths walk, but we do guarantee that dogs — and their owners — will have fun.

Pooches on the Paths: Exploring the Hidden Gems of the Ocean View District
Saturday, May 20, @ 10 a.m.
Leaders:  Wally & Figgy
Start: Cedar-Rose Park (1300 Rose Street)  Cedar Street side near the Ohlone Greenway crosswalk.
Walk back in time with our four-legged friends on this flat, two-mile stroll through Berkeley’s historic Ocean View District. Founded in 1853 on what was then the edge of the Bay, it already was a thriving community when it was incorporated into the new city of Berkeley in 1873. You’ll be bow-wowed by the lovely Victorian homes we’ll pass and by two Berkeley landmarks: Good Shepherd Church (1878) and First Presbyterian Church (1879). More modern sights will include colorful murals and a community garden. As part of our All-the-Parks-in-Berkeley Series, this walk of course will include parks— eight to be exact! Everyone is welcome with or without a dog.
Our May 23 walk will honor the late Eleanor Gibson, who co-founded Berkeley Path Wanderers Association.

Coffee Constitutional: A Tribute to Eleanor Gibson
Tuesday, May 23 @ 10:30 a.m.
Leader: Jacque Ensign
Start: Peet’s Coffee (corner of Walnut and Vine Sts.)

This walk will honor the memory of Eleanor Gibson on the first anniversary of her death.  She and Jacque, together with Pat DeVito and Ruth Armstrong, founded Berkeley Path Wanderers Association. They first met in November, 1997, to discuss how they could preserve Berkeley’s paths, and BPWA was born the following May. After coffee at the original Peet’s, Jacque will lead this two-mile stroll, passing the lovely cottage where Eleanor lived. The route includes several paths and some mild hills. Along the way, Jacque will share stories of BPWA’s early days, including how our iconic map came to be.
This 135-foot tall mural, “A Bird in Hand,” graces the Cathedral Building at Telegraph and Broadway and commemorates the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

Oakland’s Magnificent Murals
Saturday, June 3 @ 10 a.m.
Leader: Colleen Neff
Start: NE corner of  Broadway and 19th Street, Oakland 

Big art is happening in Oakland! Join us for an easy, two-hour walk through the Uptown and Downtown neighborhoods as we enjoy the incredible murals there. We'll take time to look at and learn about these pieces of vibrant public art, so bring your camera. The local food scene is also thriving. If you're up for breakfast at one of the best donut shops around, join Colleen at 9:30 at  Donut Savant. As we chat and savor our delicious donuts, we also will soak up some of the cool Oakland vibe!
 Please come help us attack the weeds higher on the path.

La Loma Path Needs Serious Weeders!
Here are the details of our next work party:
Sunday, May 28 @ 10:00 a.m.
Bottom of La Loma 
Path -  1403 Glendale Ave.
Meet us at the top of the path. We’ll supply gloves and tools, but feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be served. Heavy rain cancels. Please RSVP to Mary Lynch.

Did you forget to pay your $5 dues for 2017? Don't miss your chance to shop at the Mountain Hardware Employee Store. Please renew today.


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Berkeley Path Wanderers Association (BPWA) is a grassroots organization of people who treasure the public pathways that crisscross our city. Read more.

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