Visit beautiful Santa Cruz this Saturday - by bike! Catch some rays on the beach and stroll along the historic boardwalk.
From downtown San Jose, we'll take the Los Gatos Creek Trail to Los Gatos, then take Old Santa Cruz Highway over the mountains - the highest point on the route is the Summit Store at 1,600 ft.
Downtown Santa Cruz is 38 miles (by bike) from San Jose. There you can take Highway 17 Express bus ($5) back to San Jose. The bus holds up to 3 bikes and leaves every hour until 9 pm. http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_970NO_SA.html
No rider left behind from San Jose to Santa Cruz.
Want to see more? The ride continues south along the coast to Watsonville then Highway 152 over Mt Madonna to Morgan Hill and back to San Jose. This route brings the total distance to 103 miles with 6,000 ft of climbing. We'll be route testing this section for the March 23 Pacific Coast Double Century (http://www.facebook.com/events/597289173632552/).
Where: B2 Coffee, 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose
When: Saturday, March 16 at 10 am