San Francisco Bay Area Road Biking

in and around San Francisco Bay Area.

 
... Preview: Central Park, a large recreational area in central Fremont, is the starting point for the ride. Leading out of the park through quiet residential neighborhoods, the route takes you past Shinn Histori ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Fremont, CA - Road Biking - 18 miles   
... Preview: The Angel Island Expedition is a double-counterclockwise perimeter ride around Angel Island on paved and dirt roads. Double-counterclockwise? Yes—one loop on the outer, paved perimeter road, with a de ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
Tiburon, CA - Road Biking - 9.6 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Encompassing nearly 5000 acres, the park is home to many other recreational activities, such as camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. This ride follows a route completely ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
San Leandro, CA - Road Biking - 25 miles   
... Preview: It’s not every day you get a chance to do a bike ride around an extinct volcano, but the roads leading around Mount Diablo offer just that. Rising to an elevation of 3,849 feet, Mount Diablo dominates ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Alamo, CA - Road Biking - 52 miles   
... Preview: This ride follows a relatively short loop completely encircling the park. In the beginning climb of about 500 feet in elevation gain along Skyline Boulevard, spectacular views of the cities and San F ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Piedmont, CA - Road Biking - 14 miles   
... Preview: This course is a comprehensive tour of San Francisco’s waterfront. San Francisco, shaped like a thumbnail, is bounded on three sides by water: the San Francisco Bay on the east and north, the Golden G ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
San Francisco, CA - Road Biking - 31 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The commuter rail line known as BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) pops through the eastern slope of the Berkeley Hills near Orinda, one of several upscale villages in the East Bay. The town itself is nond ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Orinda, CA - Road Biking - 21.4 miles   
... Preview: The lush and heavily forested Berkeley Hills contrast sharply with the grassy oak-covered hills around Lafayette and make this set of rides one of the most interesting in the East Bay. Energetic stud ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Berkeley, CA - Road Biking - 27 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Berkeley Hills Challenge is, as suggested by the name, a 33.5-mile-long hilly ride that climbs into the Berkeley Hills, travels along the ridge, plummets down the Hills’ back side, snakes its way ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
Emeryville, CA - Road Biking - 33.5 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: One of the finest overnight hikes in the entire Bay Area is along the well- traveled Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Beginning at Castle Rock State Park on Skyline Boulevard abov ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Saratoga, CA - Road Biking - 43 miles   
... Preview: The Santa Cruz Mountains run north-south along the San Francisco Peninsula, beginning just south of San Francisco. San Bruno Mountain (see Raid de San Bruno Mountain) may be considered the range’s nor ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
Half Moon Bay, CA - Road Biking - 25.3 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Whoa! Check out the view! San Jose is a less-than-inspiring town to ride a bike through, but it’s a great place to ride above. And the Black Mountain Cruise gives you the opportunity to do just this, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Los Altos, CA - Road Biking - 27 miles   
... Preview: Beautiful ranches along Diablo Road, the lush country clubs at Diablo and Blackhawk, and the specter of mighty Mount Diablo rising in the east punctuate this easy ride in the East Bay. The route take ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Danville, CA - Road Biking - 12 miles   
... Preview: Starting in the agricultural town of Brentwood, the route takes you east along quiet country roads through orchards and past farms to Byron Highway. Sunset Road, Eden Plains Road and Delta Road conti ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Brentwood, CA - Road Biking - 32 miles   
... Preview: Beginning in Fremont, the route leads north along Mission Boulevard and cuts across to Niles Canyon Road through quiet residential areas. Niles Canyon Road is narrow and very busy, so it is important ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Fremont, CA - Road Biking - 38 miles   
... Preview: The town of Woodside serves as the start and end of this ride. Formerly a center of extensive logging operations, Woodside today is a fashionable residential community and the home to many of the rich ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Woodside, CA - Road Biking - 16 miles   
... Preview: Cyclists new to the sport will love the Carquinez Strait Ramble as much as all the more-experienced local riders who have made these delicious roads part of their regular cycling feast. On any given d ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Martinez, CA - Road Biking - 18.8 miles   
... Preview: The route of this ride will take you along rural country roads as it circles the two major water sources for the Morgan Hill area, Chesbro and Uvas (Spanish for “grapes”) Reservoirs. The ride is good ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Morgan Hill, CA - Road Biking - 19 miles   
... Preview: Circle Chabot is a nifty but challenging loop, wrapping around the perimeter of Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Oakland and Castro Valley. The loop strays from the park’s boundary where necessary to e ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
Castro Valley, CA - Road Biking - 25.2 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Circuito de Montagna Montara makes a giant counterclockwise loop around Montara Mountain in northwestern San Mateo County. The mountain is the most prominent peak in the northern part of the Santa ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
Pacifica , CA - Road Biking - 36.6 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Charming Pleasanton is the start of this pair of rides over quiet country roads north of town. Site of the landmark Pleasanton Hotel and historic Kottinger's Barn, Pleasanton also is home to the Plea ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Pleasanton, CA - Road Biking - 25 miles   
... Preview: Beginning at Heather Farms Park, this ride first follows Briones - Mt. Diablo Trail south along the canal and then loops back to the Contra Costa Canal Trail. The trail ends at Willow Pass Road, wher ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Walnut Creek, CA - Road Biking - 19 miles   
... Preview: Corralitos is a small farming community located between Santa Cruz and Watsonville. The area around Corralitos is very popular with local cyclists. The roads meander over gently rolling hills through ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Aptos, CA - Road Biking - 35 miles   
... Preview: Hellyer Park, in San Jose, is the site of the Hellyer Park velodrome, one of three bicycle race tracks in California. Originally built for the Pan American Games of 1962, it was not actually completed ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
San Jose, CA - Road Biking - 31 miles   
... Preview: About 15 miles south of San Francisco is a 23,000-acre tract of open space that is largely off-limits to visitors. This is the Crystal Springs Watershed—also known as the San Francisco State Fish and ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Woodside, CA - Road Biking - 22.3 miles   
... Preview: In the 1930 ’s the Santa Clara Valley was much different than it is today. Orchards and ranches dominated the valley, earning it the nickname, "The Valley of Heart ’s Delight. "Prominent among these w ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Cupertino, CA - Road Biking - 16 miles   
... Preview: Flat rides in the San Francisco Bay Area are not easy to find, except along the edge of the bay. Fortunately for recreationists, the San Francisco Bay Trail project is working toward completing a 500- ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
Emeryville, CA - Road Biking - 23 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz is one of the highlights of this ride. It is situated on land which was formerly owned by Henry Cowell, who operated a lime and cement company ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Santa Cruz, CA - Road Biking - 27 miles   
... Preview: Escalada Bolinas Andreas is yet another super-scenic ride that is a smorgasbord of sights. In a ranking of “most scenic rides” in this book, I would place this one second or third. The ride starts in ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
Bolinas, CA - Road Biking - 43.5 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This ride starts in the town of Soquel, just inland from the seaside resort of Capitola. There are several restaurants, antique shops, and a winery (Bargetto Winery) in Soquel for you to enjoy at the ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Soquel, CA - Road Biking - 40 miles   
... Preview: This ride follows mostly shady roads through the lush redwood forests so characteristic of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Most of the time there is little car traffic. The exception is the stretch at the e ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Felton, CA - Road Biking - 30 miles   
... Preview: Foster City is a planned community built on in 1959 on landfill surrounding what was then Brewer Island. The Foster City Pedway/Bikeway follows a route leading around Foster City and connects with the ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Foster City, CA - Road Biking - 21 miles   
... Preview: This ride starts in central Gilroy and follows beautiful remote country roads east of town and up into the hills. Cañada Road and Gilroy Hot Springs Road meander through wooded ranch lands with little ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Gilroy, CA - Road Biking - 23 miles   
... Preview: Golden Gate Park ,the Great Highway, and Lake Merced highlight this ride in the western part of San Francisco. You may want to linger at the end to enjoy the sights and diversions which abound in Gold ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
San Francisco, CA - Road Biking - 12 miles   
... Preview: Few places have the ability to evoke open-mouthed expressions of wonder like the mile-wide strait that lies between Marin County and San Francisco, otherwise known as the Golden Gate. A tableau of spa ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Tiburon, CA - Road Biking - 20.7 miles   
... Preview: The Guadalupe Canyon Loop is a clockwise loop that passes through Brisbane, South San Francisco, Colma, and Daly City. The feature attraction of the route is Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, which climbs to ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
Brisbane, CA - Road Biking - 10.8 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The coast south of San Francisco is a popular vacation getaway. During the summer, this area overflows with tourists from around the world. On weekends, fishermen, surfers, sunbathers, and beachcomber ... Related information:... From the guidebook Bicycling the Pacific Coast
Half Moon Bay, CA - Road Biking - 56.5 miles   
... Preview: The largest state park in California, encompassing more than 80,000 acres, Henry Coe State Park is rugged and remote, while still being within easy access of the population centers of the Bay Area. Or ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Morgan Hill, CA - Road Biking - 24 miles   
... Preview: The route of this ride begins in Woodside and initially leads past the historic Woodside store before the major climb in the route takes place along Kings Mountain Road. At the top of Kings Mountain R ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Woodside, CA - Road Biking - 23 miles   
... Preview: This classic loop on the western slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains takes you through three small towns: La Honda, San Gregorio, and Pescadero, each with its own flavor and personality. Standing in sha ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Pescadero, CA - Road Biking - 28 miles   
... Preview: Administered by the East Bay Regional Park District and stretching from Lafayette to Moraga, this trail leads through residential neighborhoods but surprisingly retains the natural feel of a much more ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Lafayette, CA - Road Biking - 15 miles   
... Preview: The pleasant residential towns of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, and the rural countryside along Bear Creek Road, highlight this pair of rides, much favored by local cyclists and racing clubs. The pre ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Lafayette, CA - Road Biking - 33 miles   
... Preview: The pleasant residential neighborhoods of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and Happy Valley, and the rural countryside along Bear Creek Road, highlight this ride. The route initially leads out of Lafayette t ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Lafayette, CA - Road Biking - 21 miles   
... Preview: Many of the best loop rides consist of mixed surfaces and may include smooth, pristine pavement along with potholed and rutted jeep road. Such variability is the price we must sometimes pay to see all ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Moraga, CA - Road Biking - 30.8 miles   
... Preview: The route of this ride leads from Los Altos through residential areas of Los Altos Hills to the Stanford campus. A circuitous route through the university offers a chance to see the campus highlights ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Los Altos, CA - Road Biking - 17 miles   
... Preview: This ride takes some of the most pleasant routes around Los Altos and the Stanford University campus and then adds a little climb toward the end of the ride along Page Mill Road to challenge intermedi ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Los Altos, CA - Road Biking - 21 miles   
... Preview: There is some car traffic along the early parts of the ride, but there is a wide shoulder for safety. The hill climb is one of the biggest in the South Bay, climbing to an elevation of 3,160 feet at C ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Los Gatos, CA - Road Biking - 36 miles   
... Preview: In 1850, an Irishman named Charles McKiernan came to California, ostensibly to make his fortune in the gold rush. He was a little late. Instead of fortune in the Sierra Foothills, he decided on a simp ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Santa Cruz, CA - Road Biking - 50 miles   
... Preview: The town of Los Gatos (Spanish for “The Cats”) was given its name because the hills above the town were once populated by mountain lions. Today Los Gatos is home to numerous upscale shops and restaura ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Los Gatos, CA - Road Biking - 17 miles   
... Preview: This out-and-back ride is very popular with the locals by virtue of its unique character as a country road with almost no traffic. After passing vineyards and farms, and then the turn-off for Del Val ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Livermore, CA - Road Biking - 40 miles   
... Preview: Local tribes called it tuyshtak, the sacred birthplace of the world where the First People lived. Spanish explorers arriving in the eighteenth century also sensed the mystery and power of this great m ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Walnut Creek, CA - Road Biking - 61.5 miles   
... Preview: Mount Diablo dominates the landscape of the East Bay as its summit towers to an elevation of 3849 feet above sea level. The roads on each side of the mountain are a cyclists delight, carrying little ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Alamo, CA - Road Biking - 28 miles   
... Preview: New Almaden was origin ally named after the city of Almaden in south- central Spain (about 100 miles south of Madrid) and has long been known for its rich, dark red earth which the native Indians of t ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
San Jose, CA - Road Biking - 19 miles   
... Preview: Pleasanton Ridge, rising to an elevation of about 1600 feet, is a dominant feature of the landscape just west of Highway 680 near Pleasanton. Roads, encircling the ridge, pass by golf courses, old ra ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Dublin, CA - Road Biking - 28 miles   
... Preview: One of the most popular cycling roads on the Peninsula —and in the entire Bay Area, for that matter —is Alpine Road in Palo Alto. Weekends find this road heavily traveled by bicycles with riders of al ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Palo Alto, CA - Road Biking - 35 miles   
... Preview: The Elkhorn Slough is one of the few remaining undisturbed wetlands in California and serves as a major link in the Pacific Flyway for migrating birds. If consists of about 2,500 acres of mudflats and ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Pajaro, CA - Road Biking - 25 miles   
... Preview: A great way to experience nearly the entire Bay Area by bike is to utilize Caltrain to take you from Palo Alto into San Francisco and then to ride back. The train line ends in the city very near the G ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Palo Alto, CA - Road Biking - 49 miles   
... Preview: Palo Alto, home to the brainy kids of Stanford University, the silicon chip, and the dot-com boom. This idyllic setting is also a full-on cycling mecca, and the many bike lanes that weave in and out o ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Palo Alto, CA - Road Biking - 15.6 miles   
... Preview: Snaking along between Pleasanton Ridge in the east and Walpert Ridge in the west, Palomares Road has long been a favorite of cyclists in the East Bay. With light traffic, pleasant canyon scenery and a ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Dublin, CA - Road Biking - 38 miles   
... Preview: It is often hard to imagine California as a desert and yet this is precisely what much of it would be were it not for the network of canals and aqueducts which transport the melting snow from the Sier ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Livermore, CA - Road Biking - 44 miles   
... Preview: Pescadero is a small agricultural town about two miles inland from the Pacific Coast and about directly west of Woodside. Its quaint country charm is enhanced by small country churches, antiques shops ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Pescadero, CA - Road Biking - 28 miles   
... Preview: Pinole Valley Road and Alhambra Valley Road lead out of Pinole and into the quiet countryside of the Alhambra Valley with its many orchards and ranches. In Martinez is the John Muir National Historic ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Martinez, CA - Road Biking - 30 miles   
... Preview: An architectural masterpiece set in granite and situated in the fashionable Blackhawk Plaza, the Blackhawk Museum houses a collection of automobiles and has been described as the world’s foremost auto ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Pleasanton, CA - Road Biking - 31 miles   
... Preview: The route of this ride leaves Port Costa along the aptly named Carquinez Scenic Drive, from where the strait with its busy cargo shipping can be viewed. In Martinez, you will pass by the John Muir Na ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Port Costa, CA - Road Biking - 19 miles   
... Preview: Mention that you are riding “The Loop ”to a cyclist in Palo Alto and you are likely to get an immediate response of understanding. Easily the most popular bike ride in the area, the route is heavily f ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Palo Alto, CA - Road Biking - 19 miles   
... Preview: Mount Hamilton is the highest peak in the Bay Area and represents one of the toughest challenges for cyclists. This route does not go all the way up the mountain, but instead follows Clayton Road to M ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
San Jose, CA - Road Biking - 21 miles   
... Preview: In 1852, Judge John H. Watson and D. S. Gregory laid out the town of Watsonville. The first apple orchard was planted in 1853 and in the following years the town would see its reputation as a producti ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Rio Del Mar, CA - Road Biking - 24 miles   
... Preview: Ruta del Tiburon is a bayside tour of Tiburon and Belvedere in east-central Marin County. The route also passes through a corner of Corte Madera. Most of the ride is on streets; there are a couple of ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
San Rafael, CA - Road Biking - 19.1 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Between Samuel P. Taylor State Park and Half Moon Bay State Park sprawls the Bay Area, a dizzying conglomeration of cities that includes San Francisco and a dozen satellites. As this is the first majo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Bicycling the Pacific Coast
Fairfax, CA - Road Biking - 58.1 miles   
... Preview: San Felipe Valley is just east of downtown San Jose, at the base of Mount Hamilton. The farms and ranches along the route offer many pastoral scenes for the bicyclist, even though recent residential ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
San Jose, CA - Road Biking - 22 miles   
... Preview: The San Francisco Bayfront Break is a flat ride that hugs the bayfront on the west side of the San Francisco Bay. The ride starts in Burlingame and travels through San Mateo before making a loop throu ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
San Mateo, CA - Road Biking - 19.2 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Only a few years ago San Francisco made national headlines for its Critical Mass event, a grass-roots ride that involved thousands of cyclists taking to city streets during Friday rush hour. The enorm ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
San Francisco, CA - Road Biking - 20.3 miles   
... Preview: Stunning views of San Francisco and an exhilarating cruise on the Red & White Fleet Ferry highlight this delightful ride. Starting from the Marina Green, the route takes you along the waterfront and ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
San Francisco, CA - Road Biking - 22 miles   
... Preview: In 1776,about the time that the Declaration of Independence was being prepared and presented to the world a continent away in Philadelphia, the Spanish were making their presence felt in what is today ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
San Francisco, CA - Road Biking - 25 miles   
... Preview: The Peterson and Alsford General Store, a fixture in San Gregorio for over 100 years, has long been a meeting place for locals as well as travelers and visitors. It is common to see bicyclists, motorc ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
San Gregorio, CA - Road Biking - 28 miles   
... Preview: The San Pablo and Briones Reservoirs, both part of the East Bay watershed, are the focal points for this very popular cycling route. The landscape is generally wide open, with few trees but many broa ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Orinda, CA - Road Biking - 24 miles   
... Preview: The San Pablo Ridge Circuit is a 22.3-mile clockwise loop around San Pablo Ridge, which forms a spine along the northern East Bay hills, separating Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Richmond from San Pablo Re ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
El Cerrito, CA - Road Biking - 22.3 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Both Santa Cruz and Capitola have long been immensely popular beach resort towns, enjoyed by outside visitors, local residents and students from nearby U. C. Santa Cruz. This ride follows a leisurely ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Santa Cruz, CA - Road Biking - 23 miles   
... Preview: As morning fog bows to the sun’s penetrating rays, the forested hills that serve as backdrop to the oceanside community of Santa Cruz slowly take shape. Hidden within their furrowed flanks is a labyri ... Related information:... From the guidebook Road Biking Northern California
Santa Cruz, CA - Road Biking - 20.7 miles   
... Preview: The town of Saratoga serves as the starting point for this ride, which takes you up the hill out of Saratoga and then through wooded countryside, past Stevens Reservoir and then back to Saratoga. In c ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Saratoga, CA - Road Biking - 14.5 miles   
... Preview: Around the year 1400, considerably before Columbus set sail for America, a particular tree was beginning its life in what is now Northern California. Today that tree, known as the Jepson Laurel, stil ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
San Mateo, CA - Road Biking - 12 miles   
... Preview: In 1918, a cement ship was built in Oakland for use in World War I as a supply ship. As luck would have it, by the time the Palo Alto was completed the war had ended. She languished until 1929, when s ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Aptos, CA - Road Biking - 21 miles   
... Preview: Starting at the train station near downtown Mountain View, this route initially leads along Stevens Creek on the Stevens Creek Trail, a paved bike path that follows the creek toward the bay. At the ba ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Mountain View, CA - Road Biking - 19 miles   
... Preview: The Calaveras Valley, while so near to the big population centers of the Bay Area, can at the same time seem so far away. Nestled beyond the foothills in the eastern part of the South Bay, the valley ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
San Jose, CA - Road Biking - 16 miles   
... Preview: The Stevens Creek and Upper Stevens Creek County Parks ,and Monte Bello Open Space Preserve all offer outdoor recreation for a wide variety of interests. Hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians share ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Cupertino, CA - Road Biking - 20 miles   
... Preview: While the Barbary Coast Escapade explores San Francisco’s exterior, so to speak, Streets of San Francisco examines San Francisco’s interior. The route features a smorgasbord of some of the city’s best ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides San Francisco
San Francisco, CA - Road Biking - 19.4 miles    BestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A common sight along Highway 580 as it climbs over Altamont Pass just east of Livermore is the vast array of windmills built to generate electrical power for northern California. Some little-used bac ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Livermore, CA - Road Biking - 32 miles   
... Preview: Golden Gate Park serves as a superb example of what an urban park can be. Reclaimed from barren land dominated by scrub oak and sand dunes, the park was constructed beginning in 1870. The addition o ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
San Francisco, CA - Road Biking - 12 miles   
... Preview: Villa Montalvo, the home of U. S. Senator James D. Phelan, was the site of many lavish parties, during which he entertained many legislators, entertainers, artists and dignitaries, starting around 191 ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Los Gatos, CA - Road Biking - 23 miles   
... Preview: The charming and historic towns of Pleasanton and Livermore, the peaceful open countryside between and around them, and the many fine wineries dotting the countryside combine to give this ride a uniqu ... Related information:... From the guidebook East Bay Bike Trails
Pleasanton, CA - Road Biking - 26 miles   
... Preview: The town of Los Altos is a very pleasant place to start and end the ride, by virtue of its numerous restaurants and shops and its access to plenty of free parking. After climbing the hill on Altamont ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Los Altos, CA - Road Biking - 14 miles   
... Preview: Half Moon Bay is a delightful seaside resort community, serving both San Francisco and the Santa Clara Valley. Its frequent annual events include a Portuguese Festival in the spring and the famous Pu ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Half Moon Bay, CA - Road Biking - 29 miles   
... Preview: The route of this ride begins in Woodside and is highlighted by a climb early in the ride up Old La Honda Road, a former logging road which today is used by several cycling clubs as a benchmark test t ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Woodside, CA - Road Biking - 20 miles   
... Preview: Far away from the Bay Area and within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park lies the Tuolomne River watershed. Each year, in the springtime, when the Sierra snows begin to melt and feed the many st ... Related information:... From the guidebook San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails
Woodside, CA - Road Biking - 14 miles   
... Preview: This loop ride follows some remote roads through lush redwood forest on the western slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Beginning in Felton, the route goes along an old railroad grade, at one time used ... Related information:... From the guidebook South Bay Bike Trails
Felton, CA - Road Biking - 28 miles   

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