Meet and Greet 10:15 am Roll at 10:30 am
Total distance of 41 miles with ~4563 feet of elevation.
There is some intense climbing on this route. We will regroup at the top of the climbs and the bottom of the descents.
I'm repeating a ride Roger Thomas created and who put together the following description:
This is an awesome ride, that takes us through the scenic Marin County.
We will start at Mike's Bikes in Saulsalito and go on to Old Mill Park.
Alternatively, you may start in SF, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and meet us at Mikes Bikes for a total of 56 miles and 5000 feet climb.
Here begins the first major climb as we ascend up to four corners, from here there is some more ascending and descending as we take the beautifully scenic state route 1 all the way to Stinson Beach.
Here we will stop for fluid and energy replenishment.
We then continue on the 1 with some flat riding towards Bolinas where we take a right on to the Bolinas Fairfax road.
This is an intense 8 mile category 1 or 2 climb up to the beginning of Seven Sisters. We then ride Seven Sisters and on to descend back in to Mill Valley. From here we take the Bike path back to Saulsalito.
We'll throw in an extra bonus and go 2.9 miles to the top of Mt. Tam. Why? Because it is there.
PS, If you do Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo and Mt. Hamilton, you've completed the trifecta of the steepest mountains in the immediate Bay Area!
Flat pace - Moderate (14 - 16 mph)
Climbing pace - (Whatever pace you can manage, we will regroup after every climb (directions on climbs is very straight forward)) I will be slow on the long climbs, expect to wait for me about 15 minutes at the top of the 8 mile climb of Fairfax-Bolinas Rd. and other major climbs (fast riders can do interval training!)
Bring: Helmet mandatory, lots of Lytes/Water/tube/snacks and energy!
Parking: Mike's Bikes dirt lot or Sports Basement near Golden Gate Bridge.
Here is a link to the ride he mapped out on Strava
And mine on MapMyRide: