610 Old Mason Street , San Francisco, Ca
Terrain: Surface Streets and Bike Trails
Distance: 80 Miles
Elevation: ~8,000 ft
Speed: 12-13mph average; more on the flats, less on hills.
Rider Level: Strong Intermediate / Advanced
Re-Group Points: Yes
Rest Stops: Mt Tam Summit, Fair Fax, Tiburon
9:15 am SF Meetup / 9:30 am "Soft" Rollout (Car Pool meet up around 7:00 am location TBD)
This route is part of my training for Devil Mtn Double, so yes the full route has a lot of climbing. There will be some short re-groups at key turns and longer re-groups as mentioned above. You can get food at rest stops, but it will be awhile to we get there so bring some snacks with you.
Please print your own route sheet, you will need one! This is not a swept ride, it is vital you carry a route sheet as this is out of our normal riding areas so you probably won't know the roads. I will NOT be printing and passing out sheets for each rider. Even if you plan to put the route in your Garmin, you should still have a printed route on you as a back-up.
Standard Disclaimer: helmets required, bring food & water, cash, and repair stuff to be self-sufficient. You should be comfortable riding roads with auto traffic and some with little to no shoulder.
Route Variations: If you want to join but not do the whole route there are some simple variations you might consider. Marin Highlands loop is easy to bypass (~10 miles 1k climb) as well as the out-in-back part of Mt Tam Summit (~6 miles 1.5k) and most of the Paradise loop out to Tiburon (~10 miles, 400ft). There is also a ferry from Tiburon back to SF if you feeling wiped out at that point.