Rising rather dramatically from the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay, just north of the Dumbarton Bridge, the Coyote Hills are a local jewel hidden in plain sight.
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 climb to the top of Sweeney Ridge is breathtaking, both for the pitch that gradually steepens as you ascend and for the magnificant vistas of the Bay Area's varied geography once you've reached the ridgeline.
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.
What could be better than a spring day spent viewing wildflowers in Annadel State Park? A leisurely hike around Lake Ilsanjo offers a tranquil and meditative alternative to the demands of urban living.
A visit to one of the Bay Area’s most scenic vistas is not soon forgotten – getting to it on a bike for the first time is even more memorable. Today we’ll tackle a top tourist attraction that is also a challenge for cyclists of all abilities. A ride up to Hawk Hill is a great bucket list climb – one that elite San Francisco cyclists often incorporate into their weekly training regimes.
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.
Not only is El Niño filling our reservoirs, it’s producing spectacular water displays all over California. One of the most accessible waterfalls in the Bay Area is an easy and scenic hike from downtown Mill Valley to Cascade Falls Park.
Much like the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this hike up Mount Burdell in Novato has an option that’s “just right” for you. Whatever distance you opt for, you’ll be rewarded with outstanding vistas, lush grasslands, impressive forests, and tranquil trail rambling.
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