We know there's an entire universe of world-class biking beyond San Francisco. That's why we're enlisting the experts at Studio Velo, hands-down one of the Bay Area's best bike shops, to give you the lowdown on what's hot and what's new in the cycling world.

Alpine Dam Loop offers one of the most scenic rides in all of Marin. Meandering your way through some of Marin County’s most quaint towns (Larkspur, Kentfield, Ross, etc), on your way to some of the most fantastic climbs and epic scenery in southern Marin, the treasures and rewards of this ride are second to none. Riding this loop in a counter clockwise fashion will provide for a ride filled with majestic views, great climbs & descents, and most importantly a safe finish down Highway 1. We do not recommend riding up Route 1 for any of our rides.

Click here for detailed directions on this insanely scenic ride!