[Will cancel ride Friday night if 40% rain forecast remains the same.]
Route: North on CA-1 through Tomales to Valley Ford, then loop through back roads near Dillon Beach and return on CA-1 to Pt Reyes Station. This is for road bikes.
Distance: 49 miles.
Climb: 3600 feet total gain
Start: West Marin Elementary School, 11550 Shoreline Hwy (CA-1), Pt Reyes Station, CA.
Meet at 10:15 am sharp at the school, roll soon afterwards. Allow 1 hr driving time from the GG Bridge. Rain cancels.
Pace will be generally moderate (14-16 mph on flats). Not recommended for beginners.
Note: there is little or no shoulder on long stretches of CA-1, if you do not like that kind of riding. Also, a shortcut is available north of Tomales that cuts off 5 miles and 400 ft of elevation.
This IS NOT a guaranteed no-drop ride. You should be a self-sufficient rider and able to navigate by yourself if you get separated. I will supply cue sheets.