San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails Guide Book

by Conrad Boisvert (Penngrove Publications)
San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails  by Conrad Boisvert

128pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0962169498

This second edition of San Francisco Bike Trails includes 32 separate ride routes, many of them totally new or modified from rides previously described in the first edition. Off-road biking is covered too, with 9 rides in some of the best places for mountain biking on the Peninsula. The routes selected will satisfy cyclists of any ability, as the distances range from 5 miles to 50 miles and the terrain from completely flat to very hilly. Get on your bike and experience the many adventures available to you on the San Francisco Peninsula!

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Trails from the "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: One of the most unusual — and certainly one of the most pleasantly situated — state parks in California is Angel Island State Park .Located in San Francisco Bay, Angel Island has had a long and varied ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Tiburon, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: With its relatively small hills and with trails that alternate between single-track and fire road, and with its close proximity to Palo Alto, Arastradero Preserve is an ideal place for the beginner mo ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Palo Alto, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Somewhat isolated and difficult to get to from most Bay Area cities, Butano State Park has retained its charm for campers and hikers as well as mountain bike enthusiasts. Once the home of the Ohlone I ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Pescadero, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Woodside, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Cupertino, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Car drivers cruising on a weekend morning along Skyline Boulevard above Woodside must wonder what is going on when they drive past Skegg’s Point overlook. This is the time of peak activity for mountai ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Woodside, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Foster City, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
San Francisco, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Woodside, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Pescadero, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Los Altos, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Los Altos, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: The upper Stevens Creek watershed, from the grassy slopes of Monte Bello Ridge to the brush and oak-covered woodlands below, is contained within the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve .Located in the San ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Cupertino, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Old Haul Road is located within Pescadero Creek County Park. Following a route through the park, it extends from Loma Mar, just east of Pescadero, to Portola State Park. A recreational trail for use ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Loma Mar, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Palo Alto, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 35
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Palo Alto, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 49
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Pescadero, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28
... 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 ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Palo Alto, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: The headwaters for Purisima Creek form on the upper reaches of the western slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Following a path through lush redwood forests, the creek works its way to the ocean at a ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Woodside, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: At the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, at the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and Page Mill Road, lie four separate open space preserves. Russian Ridge ,Coal Creek ,Monte Bello and Skyline Ridge pr ... From the guidebook "San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails"
Palo Alto, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11