Out of Town Rides | Local Rides

Ride Name  Description Meeting Information Type/Rating/Pace Approx.Dist.(Miles)  Est. Elevation Gain (Ft.)  Est. Ride Hours 
Sonoma and Trinity GradeHighlights include: Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Trinity Grade, Mt. Veeder, and Redwood Canyon.Carpools Leave Heather Farm Park, near the restrooms at the baseball diamond, at 9:00 AM. Leave Sonoma at 10:00 AM. R/H/M4035004
Point Reyes BakeryLucas Valley Road, Point Reyes, Bovine Bakery, and backLeave the park and ride lot at 101 and Lucas Valley Road in San Rafael at 9:00 AM. Bring $ for snacks.R/H/M4015004
Can You Make The Grade on Meyers Grade?Leave from Occidental going down Bohemian Hwy to Monte Rio. Follow The Russian River out to Jenner. Up Hwy 1 and then up Meyers Grade (18% for over a mile). Down Fort Ross Rd. to Cazadero. Follow Cazadero Hwy to the Russian River, then back to Monte Rio and up Bohemian Hwy to Occidental. Bring $$$ for early dinner in Occidental.Meet in Occidental behind the Union Hotel and leave at 9:00 AM. Leave Countrywood in carpools at 7:30 AM. Bring $$$ and warm clothes for an early Italian dinner at the Union Hotel.R/H/M5025005
Tiburon, Paradise LoopRide over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Along Bridgeway to Mill Valley, then along Blithdale to Tiburon. Around the point on Paradise Drive to Corte Madera. Return Camino Alto to Bridgeway.Leave Justin Herman Plaza at 9:00 AM, or Pleasant Hill BART at 7:30 AM. R/MH/M5015005
Mt. Tamalpias RideOver the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Climb up Mt. Tamalpias to Pan Toll Ranger Station. Then drop down into Stinson Beach for a snack. Climb up Fairfax- Bolinas Rd and Ridgecrest, and then back to Pan Toll Station. Return same way.Leave Justin Herman Plaza at 9:00 AM, or Pleasant Hill BART at 7:30 AM. (Train leaves station at 7:34 am.) Bring $$$ for snacks at Stinson Beach.R/H/M5535005.5
Pescadero and Tunitas CreekAlong Mtn. Home Rd., Portola Rd., and up Old La Honda. Down La Honda Rd. through La Honda, left on Pescadero Rd., and then along Pescadero Creek to Pescadero. North along Stage Rd. and Cabrillo Hwy. Up Tunitas Creek Rd. and then down Kings Mtn. back to Woodside.Leave Woodside town hall at 9:00 AM. The town hall is behind the Pioneer Hotel at Highway 84 & Whiskey Hill Rd. Bring $$$ for lunch in Pescadero.R/H+/M5555005
Big Basin RideLeave Saratoga up Hwy 9 over Skyline and along Hwy 236 to Big Basin State Park. Continue along Hwy 236 to Boulder Creek. Return Bear Creek Rd, Skyline, and Hwy 9. Bring $$ for snacks or lunch in Boulder Creek.Leave downtown Saratoga, corner of 4th St and Hwy 9 at 9 AM. Parking available at Wildwood Park on 4th St. Carpools leave Countrywood at 7:30 AM.R/H+/M5550005.5
Mt. Tamalpias, Alpine Lake, and FairfaxRide over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Climb up Mt. Tamalpias and drop down into Stinson Beach for a snack. Climb up Fairfax-Bolinas Rd past alpine Lake and down into Fairfax. Return via Corte Madera, Sausalito, and GG Bridge.Leave Justin Herman Plaza at 9:00 AM, or Pleasant Hill BART at 7:30 AM. Bring $$$ for snacks at Stinson Beach and lunch in Fairfax.R/H/M5817004
Cheese Factory and Tomales BayUp Lucas Valley to Nicasio Valley Rd. and then over Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Rd. to the Cheese Factory for a snack. Over Hicks Valley Rd. and along Marshall-Petaluma Rd. before turning south along Shoreline Hwy. To Pt. Reyes Station for Lunch. Return Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Rd. to Nicasio Valley and Lucas Valley.Leave Marinwood Community Center on Miller Creek Rd at Lucas Valley at 9:00 AM. Bring $$$ for snack at Cheese Factory and Lunch in Pt. Reyes Station.R/MH/M6030005
Solano County RambleStart at Solano Community College in Fairfield. Take Pleasants Valley Rd NE to Winters, east on 128 to Moskovite Corners, south on 121 to Wooden Valley Rd, south on Wooden Valley back to the college.Leave Solano Community College, SW parking lot (the first lot), at 9:00 AM. The college is on Suisun Valley Road just north of I80. Take 680 to I80 East. Suisun Valley Road is the first exit east of 680: you do not have to merge onto I80.R/R/M6027004
Almaden Reservoirs RideFrom south San Jose ride south on Hicks to Alamitos, McKean, and Uvas to Watsonville Rd. Left on Watsonville, to Sunnyside, Edmundson and Monterey Rd. into Morgan Hill for a rest. Return on Tennant and Edmunston. Right on Oak Glen and right on Uvas to return the same way you came.Leave the parking lot on Coleman across the street from the corner of Hicks Rd and Camden Ave at 9AM.R/M/M6034005
Sonoma RideHead out through the Carneros Wine Region, then north along Dry Creek Rd. Climb up and over Trinity Rd to Glen Ellen. Then add on a loop around Bennett Valley Rd and Sonoma Mt Rd and back to Sonoma for lunch.Leave Sonoma City Park Green, at the corner of 1st and Napa St. at 9:00 AM. 30% or greater chance of rain on weather.com for Sonoma cancels ride. Check the web site on Friday for an update.A/F/M6250004
Napa Valley to Lake BerryessaFrom Oakville head out towards Silverado Trail, and over 128 to Knoxville Rd, north along Lake Berryessa. Head west on Pope Canyon Rd to Pope Valley, then up and over Ink Grade. Descend Howell Mtn Rd and Silverado Trail back to Oakville. Lunch in Oakville. Optional out and back add on near end of ride along Conn Valley Rd. See http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Oakville-Lake-Berryessa-Ink-Grade-LoopLeave Oakville, on Highway 29 at 9:00 AMR/H/M6145004
Tourning of the LeavesEnd-of-Season ride through the Sonoma vineyards as the leaves are turning fall colors. Climb Chalk Hill, north of Healdsburg, south on Dry Creek, along the Russian River to Guerneville, and back to Windsor along some of the Wine Country Century Roads. Group picture in front of the Haunted House on the Hill. See http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Tourning-of-the-LeavesLeave from the south end of Windsor Civic Center Park on Joe Rodota Way, near Old Redwood Hwy at 9am. Car pooling encouraged.R/MH/M6535005
Pigeon Point, Pescadero and Tunitas CreekAlong Mtn. Home Rd., Portola Rd., and up Old La Honda. Down La Honda Rd. through La Honda, left on Pescadero Rd., left on Cloverdale, continue on Gazos Creek, right on Highway 1 past Pigeon Point, right on Bean Hollow, right on Pescadero Rd to Pescadero for lunch. North along Stage Rd. and Highway 1. Up Tunitas Creek Rd. and then down Kings Mtn. back to Woodside.Leave Woodside town hall at 9:00 AM. The town hall is behind the Pioneer Hotel at Highway 84 & Whiskey Hill Rd. Bring $$$ for lunch in Pescadero.R/H+/M6561005
Santa Cruz County RambleLos Gatos to Corralitos and back. Alma Bridge, Aldercroft Heights, Old Santa Cruz Highway, Summit, and San Jose Soquel Road to Soquel. Soquel Ave, Trout Gulch, Valencia, Day, and Hames to Corralitos. Eureka Canyon, Highland, Summit, Old Santa Cruz, Aldercroft Heights, and Alma Bridge back.Start at Lexington dam, on Alma Bridge Road just east of Highway 17 and south of Los Gatos, at 9 AM.R/H/M6545005
San Francisco to LarkspurFrom the Embarcadero BART Station over GG Bridge, thru Sausalito, Larkspur, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Olema, down Hwy 1 to Fairfax Bolinas road and then back to Larkspur Ferry for return to San Francisco.Leave Pleasant Hill BART at 8:00 AM.R/H/M8040003.5
Angel Island RideBART to SF, ride across the Golden Gate & around to Tiburon, ferry to the island, ride & explore most of the day, then return the same way. Alternate rides - Easier - Drive to Tiburon, Harder - Paradise loop instead of Angel Island.Leave Pleasant Hill BART at 8:14 AM, Justin Herman Plaza at 9:00 AM, Tiburon at 10 AM. Bring $$$ for ferry, snacks, etcA/F/S4010008
Marin Century ReconaissanceHead to the Cheese Factory via Lucas Valley Road and Nicasio. Then a nutty pace on Hicks Valley Road up the Marshall Wall. Ring the Peace Bell and regroup on the Coast, as we roll down Highway 1 to Pt Reyes Station for baked goods. Then back to Nicasio where you can enjoy the tailwind and return to the start (appx 60 miles) or turn to Fairfax and go up Mt. Tam.Leave Marinwood Park and Ride (101 & Smith Ranch Road) in San Rafael, at 9:00 AM.R/MH/M60/902000/50004/6
Reverse Solano County Ramble with Foxy add-onFollow the usual Solano County Ramble in reverse. At Lake Solano Park, option to continue straight on Pleasants Valley Road for total of 60 miles, or turn left on Putah Creek Road, and follow the roads of the Foxy Fall Century, but without the northern loop up into Davis. Route Sheet at http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=368960.Meet in the parking lot of the Solano County Community College at 9:00amR/MH/M60 or 852500 or 30005-7
The Old Sierra CenturyFrom Plymouth we go through the Shenandoah Wine Valley towards a little hill called SLUG GULCH. After surviving the Slug we get some gentle climbing through the beautiful El Dorado National Forest. We.wind up for a nice break at Cooks Station (5000'), and then shoot downhill towards VolcanoLeave Plymouth - Sherwood/ School Street (off of Main) by school/ Amador Fairground main entrance at 9:00 AM.R/H/M65-1005000-90004.5-7
Lucas Valley to Pt Reyes LighthouseLucas Valley Rd to Nicasio Valley Rd through Nicasio, Petaluma Point Reyes Rd to Pt Reyes Station and the Bovine Bakery, Highway 1, west on Sir Frances Drake to the lighthouse. Back the same way. Bail out at Pt Reyes Station.Leave Marinwood Community Center on Miller Creek Road just north of Lucas Valley Road in San Rafael at 9:00AM.R/H/M85/50 ? ?
An Unsupported Century: Fairfield to Middletown and backStart at the Solano Community college, take Suisun Valley Rd to Highway 121, Highway 128, Knoxville Rd, Pope Canyon Rd, and Pope Valley Rd to Middletown. Return Butts Canyon, Pope Valley Rd, Lower Chiles Valley Rd, Highway 128, Highway 121, Wooden Valley Rd.Leave Solano Community College on Suisun Valley Rd north of I80 at 8AM sharp.R/MH/MB123 ? ?