Here we go for one wild ride on Pedro Mtn Road in McNee State Park, Pacifica, which you can do with a Road or MTB! The first time I did this so-called "Planet of the Apes" on a road bike, I hated it. The second time I felt like I was in Indiana Jones Territory although everyone kept reminding me it's called "Planet of the Apes." It's a fun ride with gorgeous views and very technical riding according someone with my level of experience but I've done it twice. Mountain bikers will probably find it medium difficulty. The first part is broken pavement and gravel and has the ocean views; the descent has "better" pavement through a forest setting.
Meet: 10:30 AM Depart: 10:45 AM sharp
Details: ~18 miles, ~2700' climb 10 minute waits to regroup at top of hills and intersections.
Rough Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/397335866
There is one portion that is VERY STEEP uphill with an average grade of 10% for about 2 miles and you will likely have to walk part of it, so just be mindful if you don't have recessed cleats.
I'm going to use a hybrid with wider tires.
One of the easy parts.
Montara Bakery and Cafe Lunch Stop
Bring: Helmet, Water/Lytes/Snacks, Tube (s), and a sense of adventure.