Details: 51 miles, 3400 feet climb, 12-14 MPH on the flats. We will wait 10 min. at the top of hills and intersections. Print out the route sheet or carry a smartphone with GPS. This ride ends anywhere on 3rd St. in SF. I'm going to BART but many cyclists live in the city.
Meet: 9:15 AM, Roll at 9:30 AM
Planned stops: Pacifica, Montara, Daly City
Disclaimer: 5 miles of this ride is on poorly paved road, OLD HWY 1, but it's the only shortcut back to SF to avoid the no-shoulder northbound lane of HWY 1 tunnel route. Road cyclists ride this all the time (and even race on it sometimes.) If you don't like riding over a little packed dirt, this ride is not for you. I used to be deterred by this type of terrain, but I have come to terms with it. I go slowly.
Fun climbs and descents: Pacifica to Montara through the new tunnel, and Guadalupe Parkway.
Bring the usual: Two bottles water/lytes, snacks, tube, helmet, and definitely a sense of adventure! Don't hate on me for those 5 miles.
We will be joined by our friends from Bike the Bay Meetup.
Rain or drizzle cancels.
Good bike lane in the tunnel.