SF CYCLING ROUTES

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Local Routes We Ride

Bolinas Fairfax

86.9km 54 miles: 1.559m – SF – GGB – Tam Junction – Stinson – Sisters

IMG_2444This route provides many challenges for seasoned veterans alongside cycling enthusiasts.  Distance, punishing climbs, rolling coastal roads and exposed sun drenched climbing.  If this sounds like your cup of tea, then we highly recommend this gem of a ride.  The turn onto Bolinas Fairfax from Highway 1 has no sign so you have to be on the lookout for it.

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Nicasio Resevoir

121.6km 75.5 miles: 1,272m – SF – GGB – Fairfax – Nicasio

IMG_2676Looking for relatively flat miles? We recommend the Nicasio reservoir loop.  Once past the town of Fairfax, this route really opens up with uninterrupted roads perfect for spinning your legs and building base miles with a tempo workout.  The only stop is in the town of Nicasio with water and snacks available.

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Classic Headlands

19.9 miles 32.2 miles: 1950 ft  – SF – GGB

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All cyclists openly wish for a perfect 1.5 hour training loop complete with climbs, flats, and decents immediately outside their door.  Here in San Francisco, we are endlessly spoiled with this exact scenario.  The Headlands loop is in our opinion the perfect training and testing ground for whatever conditioning you are spinning your way towards.

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Mt Tamalpais

76.1km 47 miles : 1421meters 4662 ft  – SF – GGB – Sausalito – Mill Valley

IMG_1052You’ve seen it.  That looming peak on your way north through Marin.  For many cyclists this is a benchmark in their riding career.  By now, you have logged countless journeys up Hawk Hill and so many laps around Paradise that you are finally ready to test yourself with a significant climb.  Mount Tamalpais is the perfect choice.  Its proximity to the city will allow you to put all your effort into this climb.

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Four Corners

48.4km 30.1 miles : 2174 ft  – SF – GGB – Sausalito – Mill Valley

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Looking to log 30 miles, get a legitimate climb in and still be to work by 9am?  The Four Corners loop provides a great opportunity to experience a bit more of Marin taking you through the towns of Sausalito and Mill Valley culminating with a climb up to Four Corners.  This intersection of Muir Woods Rd., Sequoia Valley Rd., and Panoramic Highway is not only a beautiful vista point but marks a starting point for many longer rides.  Heading back to the city from here gives you a nice taste of your current fitness level when deciding on tackling bigger routes.

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Paradise Loop

67.1km 41.7 miles : 2306 ft – Sf – GGB – Sausalito – Corte Madera – Tiburon

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Minimal traffic, rolling roads, and fantastic scenery mark this route’s selling points.  We love this ride as the perfect Sunday recovery ride after a long brutal Saturday.  Its easy flow and lack of traffic stops let us spin our legs at whatever pace necessary.  This route is also terrific for new cyclists that are looking to build their endurance level.  Use it as a training tool to build a solid base for your body to strengthen.

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