The Devil's Slide Multi-use Trail just opened 3/27/2014. It's great because not only is it a dramatic stretch of the coast to see, but it's a safer way to go north instead of Northbound HWY 1. The Devil's Slide Tunnel is fabulous fun going on Southbound Hwy 1 and I don't want to miss that!
The trail is 1.3 miles and we will stop often for photo ops and views.
Details: About 47 miles with 3400' climb Average Pace: 14-16 MPH on the flats Route: Round trip SF, Pacifica, Montara
! Precaution: This is an Advanced Intermediate ride with prolonged climbs. You must be comfortable on roadways with traffic and narrow shoulders in some places. There are 1.8 miles on northbound HWY 1 from Montara to the south entrance of the trail. We will be returning via the very long and steep Sharp Park Road and then north on Skyline Blvd. which includes the crossing over 2 Freeway Entrances but is a standard route for cyclists. It is not pleasant but gets the job done for the return. I have some side streets after a good portion of the road and we wrap around the East Side of Lake Merced.
We've done this return route from Pacifica in the past.
Meet: 9:15 AM Depart: 9:30 Sharp I'm sorry I can't estimate the return time. Bailout is Daly City BART
Water, Restroom, Snack and Lunch stops: Sharp Park Golf Course and the adorable Montara Bakery.
Bring: Helmet, Snacks. Lytes, Water, Tube, Pump and Lunch Money-you order at the counter
Activity Fee: 2.00 for website and organizer fees
Rough Route: MapMyRide and Google don't have the new trail in their system, yet, so I can't trace it. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/382595040/
Trail Info Website: http://parks.smcgov.org/locations/visiting-devils-slide-trail
Rain/Drizzle Cancels and we'll reschedule
One of our members, Rez, worked on the tunnel construction. They used a combination of explosives and about a dozen "tunnel scrapers" which cost about 100-150K a piece. Here are some of his pictures. Thanks, Rez.