Descending into Bartlett Creek Valley. ... On the side of the road you'll use here in the first half of the ride, the badly narrow stretch where the bike lane disappears is very short. The only bike ride in this park is this fire-road loop, but the main climb is relatively gentle, the nature is gorgeous, and where else can you bike your way to a landing strip on a mountain top? There are so many cars buzzing around the streets of the Bay Area that it's important to keep your kids away from the action; you'll want them to practice their biking far from the busy roadways and sometimes hilly streets of our towns. Hosler's book is broken into three sections: Mountain Rides, Road Rides, and Casual Rides. It's as pleasant and as scenic as one could expect of any mountain climb. A variant of a typical Santa Teresa ride route that manages to add more singletrack riding to the mix but doesn't reduce the amount of painful climbs by very much. Sign Up. A mostly flat meander through a wide-open East Bay meadow. The Bay Trail is a long term project to make a connected bike path going around the entire bay. * On a road bike. A reasonable road loop that provides a good mix of the pretty country and suburban roads as well as some excellent scenery of the East Bay without killing you of exhaustion. The last 4.4 miles at 7.1% of Mount Diablo from the south overlap the climb from the north. It's a staple in guide books. Mount Tam (Deer Park Road and Coast View Trail). It appears that this particular road might be the mother of all benchmark climbs for road riders in this area. From there, the 25-mile loop travels along San Pablo Dam Road which provides glimpses of the shimmering San Pablo Reservoir. A fire-road ride that weaves back and forth across most of the bike-legal trails available in the southern portion of this park. An easy and very scenic coastal road ride that could also present the possibility of post-ride treats in cute downtown Tiburon. A relatively short technical singletrack ride, though still a very fun one at this wonderful mountain biking "amusement park". Another long and rewarding trail ride in this huge playground, this one along a more recently used Sea Otter race course. The bike lane here actually diverts into a paved path next to the road intended for bypassing this stretch. A reasonably entertaining out-and-back mixed ride whose length and (hence) difficulty you can adjust to your taste. Password help. 50 bike rides for every kind of cyclist completely revised and updated! This is about as pure as a road climb gets. Bay Area: A ride primarily on trails (paved or dirt) A ride primarily on roads with traffic: North Bay: Peninsula: South Bay: East Bay : Out of Area : Sort by Ascending Descending Fun. A ride of extremely steep climbs, partially redeemed by good views and pretty nature, but with little else to offer overall. Tunitas Creek is a 15km long climb with 600 meters of altitude gain, with no traffic. Alameda Creek Trail. This preserve does not provide any good loop options but, as long as you're okay with climbing on fire roads, this is a good and scenic workout option for this vicinity. An unchallenging road loop that manages to stay away from heavy traffic for the most part while also managing to be relatively secluded and fairly satisfying. We all remember how much fun we had exploring the neighborhood on bikes as kids. Starts out as an easy and paved lake-shore ride. At Bay Area Bicycles in Corpus Christi, TX, we provide a wide range of expert bicycle services, top-notch bicycle products, apparel, and accessories. A scenic and easy local favorite turned into a torture fest with the addition of a brutal extension, which you can easily leave out. A surprisingly decent singletrack ride in a very unlikely urban setting, though you need to "connect the dots" via road ride segments. A long fire-road ride that allows you to experience the northern slopes of Mount Tam from its lowest foothills in the lakes area, all the way to East Peak. THE ROAD. A rare example of a beginner ride that approximates a "real" mountain bike ride as long as one can handle a modest amount of climbing. Note: Restrooms along bike trails may not have places to wash hands so bring hand sanitizer. An easy and nicely scenic road ride option that can fit the bill when you don't have too much time for your ride, unless you greatly extend it by using one of many options. Although many sections are still in development, my favorite completed part is between Coyote Point and Redwood Shores going along the edge of Foster City. One unfailing tradition I have for rides at Skeggs is a post-ride lunch at Alice's Restaurant. Much of Jervis Bay is bicycle friendly with bike paths bordering a lot of the coast. A typical East Bay fire-road ride with all of its pros and cons: Many steep climbs, uninteresting fire roads, great views, and a beautiful landscape in springtime. This map provides links to information provided on local council websites about bicycle riding and walking pathways around Queensland. So grab your bike (and helmet) and get the endorphins flowing on one of these best 10-mile bike rides around San Francisco Bay. A small park that has some very nice ride possibilities for locals, but does not offer enough to be considered a riding destination. Trail difficulty ranges all over the spectrum but the views are always top-notch. Wilder Ranch (Enchanted Loop via Wild Boar Trail). Vineyards and emu on Alhambra Valley Road, Donald Drive, Mulholland Open Space Preserve, Fun, BART-accessible bike rides around the Bay, Features Papa Bear and the long Pumphouse Hill descent, Pinehurst is one of the signature East Bay biking roads, Palomares is a beautiful ride; there are a couple of wineries with tasting rooms, Probably the most popular East Bay road for serious cyclists. It can still be shortened and made easier to match any skill and form level with a couple of quick adjustments. Postcard-like views are a bonus. Add a Symbol . Henry Coe (Willson Peak and Middle Steer Ridge Trails). Arguably even more satisfying when done as an out-and-back instead. Let's ride for Winter Wheelers! Technical. All content copyright © 2019, Tom Holub. A long out-and-back ride on a flat-and-easy paved recreational trail. Lots and lots of unchallenging mileage. 511 is a free phone and web service that provides Bay Area transportation information. 14 mi 853 ft Bay Area Bike Rides Group-friendly, transit-accessible bike rides. A collection of 51 scenic and exhilarating rides in the Bay Area-updated with 13 new rides, additional images, and all in a more compact and portable size-Bay Area Bike Rides offers superbly detailed maps, handy mileage logs, and thorough de