Best Bike Rides San Francisco: The Greatest Recreational Rides in the Metro Area

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Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America's largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Each book features 35-40 rides with color photos, maps, and point-by-point miles and directions.

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Best Bike Rides San Francisco: The Greatest Recreational Rides in the Metro Area

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Overview

Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America's largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Each book features 35-40 rides with color photos, maps, and point-by-point miles and directions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762773732
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Series: Best Bike Rides Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 793,636
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne D. Cottrell is a cyclist, author, runner, and civil engineering educator specializing in transportation. The author of Road Biking Utah (FalconGuides), he resides in Benicia, California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Rides 2

About San Francisco 2

Resources 4

Safety and Equipment 5

Preparing for Bay Area Weather 6

How to Use This Guide 7

Highway, Street, Path, and Trail Names 7

Road Surface, Shoulder, Path, and Trail Conditions 8

Traffic: What to Expect 8

How to Use the Maps 8

Ride Finder 9

Map Legend 12

Best Bay View Rides 13

1 Angel Island Expedition 15

2 Charles Tilden Wild Ride 21

3 Chicken Shack Queen Stage 27

4 Guadalupe Canyon Loop 32

5 Mount Tamalpais Railway Chase 37

6 Raid de San Bruno Mountain 44

7 Roll Ring Mountain 48

8 San Pablo Ridge Circuit 54

Best Bayside Rides 60

9 East Bayshore Rivet 62

10 Hayward Shoreline Dig 70

11 Point Pinole Mission 76

12 Redwood Shores Jaunt 81

13 Ring Point San Pedro 88

14 Round San Leandro Bay 94

15 Ruta del Tiburon 101

16 San Francisco Bayfront Break 107

Best Ocean View Rides 113

17 Barbary Coast Escapade 115

18 Circuito de Montagna Montara 127

19 Journey to Land's End 136

20 Marin Headlands Excursion 143

21 Miwok Liwi Notuka 150

22 Old San Pedro Mountain Road Climb 157

23 Velo Tamalpais 163

Best Rides through Redwoods 169

24 Berkeley Hills Challenge 171

25 Bike Sierra Morena Watershed 180

26 Circle Chabot 185

27 Escalada Bolinas Andreas 191

28 Giro di Nicasio 198

29 Olema Valley Enduro 204

30 Tour of Redwood Park 209

Best Interior Rides 214

31 Briones Hills Workout 216

32 Burleigh Murray Safari 222

33 Chabot-Skyline Frolic 226

34 China Camp Outing 232

35 Ivan Dickson Memorial Trek 238

36 John Brooks Memorial Adventure 244

37 Las Trampas Rumble 249

38 Pine Mountain Epic 255

39 Streets of San Francisco 262

40 Vuelta Las Trampas 273

References 282

About the Author 288

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