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Explore the many fine museums and points of interest in Golden Gate Park.
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and Tiburon and return on the Red & White Fleet ferry.
Marvel at the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay from the top of the Santa Cruz Mountain range.
Experience the undeveloped trails of the many Open Space Preserves.
Observe many species of local and migratory birds along the bay marshes of Palo Alto and Mountain View.
Ride through the redwood forest on the former logging railroad bed of the Old Haul Road.
Share the pastoral roads around Woodside with other cyclists in the most popular cycling region of the area.
San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails outlines 25 separate rides and 9 additional ride variations, ranging in length from 5 to 43 miles. Ten mountain bike rides are also included, taking place in parks and open space preserves on the Peninsula. Difficulty levels range from easy, flat rides over short distances, to long rides with climbs of 2,500 feet or more.
Put on your helmet, mount up, and enjoy the many experiences awaiting you on the San Francisco Peninsula!
Few areas can compare with the spectacular San Francisco Peninsula, which stretches from the city of San Francisco south to Palo Alto. The Peninsula encompasses the wooded foothills around Woodside, dense redwood forests in the Santa Cruz mountains, and remote country roads along the rugged Pacific coastline so characteristic of Northern California.
|Explore the Peninsula by Bike!||5|
|Regions on the San Francisco Peninsula||6|
|Map of the San Francisco Peninsula||7|
|How to Use This Book||8|
|San Francisco and the Upper Peninsula||10|
|1. San Francisco to Tiburon with Ferry Return||11|
|2. Golden Gate Park, Lake Merced and Twin Peaks||15|
|3. Waterfront, Presidio and Golden Gate Park.||20|
|4. Tour of Golden Gate Park||24|
|5. Sweeney Ridge.||29|
|Woodside and the Mid-Peninsula||32|
|6. Pulgas Water Temple.||33|
|7. Old La Honda Road.||37|
|8. Kings Mountain Road||42|
|9. Sawyer Camp Trail||46|
|10. Cañada Road -- Skyline Blvd -- Kings Mountain Loop||49|
|11. Foster City and San Mateo Bikeways||52|
|12. Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve||56|
|Along the Pacific Coast and on the Western Slope||56|
|13. A Trio of Rides Around Pescadero||61|
|14. Pescadero -- La Honda -- San Gregorio Loop||66|
|15. Tunitas Creek Road||69|
|16. Half Moon Bay and Purisima Creek||73|
|17. La Honda -- Alpine Road -- Skyline Blvd Loop||77|
|18. Old Haul Road.||80|
|Palo Alto and the Lower Peninsula||85|
|19. Stanford University and Shoreline Park||86|
|20. Tour of the Los Altos Hills.||90|
|21. Stanford University and Portola Valley Loop||93|
|22. Back Door into Monte Bello Open Space Preserve||97|
|23. Tour of the Arastradero Preserve||101|
|24. Up Alpine Dirt Road and Down Old La Honda Road||104|
|25. Russian Ridge and other Open Space Preserves||107|
|Rides by Ratings||114|
|Mountain Bike Rides||115|
|Bicycle Shops on the Peninsula||116|
|Cycling Clubs and Organizations||118|
|Cycling Events on the Peninsula||119|
|Fairs and Events on the Peninsula||120|
|Points of Interest||121|
|California Bicycle Laws||123|