Distance: 54 mi.
Pace: B/C (moderate to brisk)
Terrain: 3 (moderate hills, some challenges)
Total elevation gain: about 3,000 ft.
Let's celebrate our extra day on a favorite rolling ride from Nicasio out to Drake’s Beach in the Pt Reyes National Seashore. We’ll start by taking in the Nicasio reservoir, cross over Platform Bridge and then head up Olema Hill to Pt Reyes before heading out Bear Valley Road and Sir Frances Drake to the coast for lunch (picnic tables and bathrooms available, sandwiches can be purchased at the excellent deli along the way). After lunch we’ll head back to Pt Reyes Station for an optional re-group at the feed store coffee hut
before the short section left to Nicasio. Expect at least two significant climbs – Olema Hill and the hill after Inverness leading up to the park – and lots more good uphill grades over the rollers as we make our way out to the coast, not to mention the leg-cruncher to get back up to the main road from the beach after lunch. We may be treated to huge bull elephant seals lazing away on the beach and to Tule elk on the hills near the coast.
A map, cue sheet, and RWGPS route can be found here
Meet in Nicasio at 10:00 am, roll at 10:15.
Bring water, lunch or money to buy at the deli in Inverness Park
, and clothing suitable for the weather.
20% chance or more of rain will cancel; call the leader by 9:00 that morning if in doubt.
Co-listed with GPC.