Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride
Whether you're looking for a recreational spin or a serious workout, trying to get a good, long bike ride within San Francisco city limits can be a challenge. Here are five long rides that can started in the city, but will take you to new heights and destinations.
The weather looks to be mostly sunny and lovely in the East Bay this weekend. Why not take a gentle bike ride along the serene Alameda Creek Trail, which runs uninterrupted for 12 miles from Fremont to the San Francisco Bay.
If a 31-mile jaunt through the rolling hills of coastal California sounds like a day well spent, then this pleasant ride is for you.
Want to spend a few hours cycling in an idyllic setting? Take a spin through Napa’s Lovall Valley, where you’ll find rolling vineyards, architecturally interesting homes, and roadside art set in a compact bowl of verdant green hills.
Ideal for a mid-day getaway, this ride is geared toward those looking for a challenging but short and easily accessible off-road experience.
This week's ultimate bike ride starts in the small Sonoma County town of Penngrove. The ride has two variations—one easy, one challenging—both of which offer over 36 miles of lovely Wine Country riding.
The counter-clockwise 56-mile loop up to Point Reyes Station takes in a wide variety of the roads and scenery that makes Marin such a special place to spin. There are a few challenging climbs in the 3,800 feet of elevation gain and you’ll have a number of excellent opportunities for pace-lining should you make this a group ride. Expect bucolic scenery and spectacular vistas.
A vigorous ascent into the Berkeley and Oakland Hills offers spectacular views of San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Mt. Tamalpais. Combine this with a quiet, vehicle free climb into little-known Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and we think you'll have a new favorite Sunday ride.
The East Bay’s Iron Horse Trail is one of the premier cycling routes in the state, providing the residents of Concord and the San Ramon Valley varied recreational (and transportation) opportunities.
While wineries have always been the biggest attraction in Napa, cycling in the valley and the surrounding mountains has gained traction as a choice destination activity in its own right. Whether it be a day trip for locals cyclists or a week-long organized tour, here's how to cycle the winery circuit.