Note: You must preregister to join this ride.
Distance: 30-ish miles
Pace: A-B (easy to moderate pace, a few stops)
Terrain: 3 (moderate hills, with some challenges)
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Join me on my biweekly after work pilgrimage to the Headlands - this time to Rodeo Beach! The route may change a bit (at our pleasure) from listed below, but the general idea is to ride from SF to the Marin Headlands and ride around on all the lovely dirt roads on offer there.
5:50 pm meet, 6:00 pm start.
I’m going to start in Golden Gate Park in front of the Conservatory of Flowers right after work. We can arrange places to meet on either side of the bridge for those who don’t want to start where I am starting. We’ll ride over the GG Bridge, and Conzelman Road, catching dirt where we can. From the roundabout we’ll descend the Julian trail, catch Bunker Road up to the Bunker/McCullough intersection. We'll cruise down Rodeo Valley Trail and on to Rodeo Beach. We can pause for refreshments (There is water at the parking lot). We’ll loop up around Battery Townsley before retracing our route back to the city.
Those of you that prefer road riding can definitely join this ride, as there are parallel paved routes and plenty of places where we can regroup.
Bring powerful front lights (I suggest at least 1000 lumens) and a rear light. We will be riding in the dark— hopefully on dirt!
Is this a 'no rider left behind' ride? No, but we will have a few regroups. We will keep an eye out for each other. But if you are new to these routes, please bring a map in case you get dropped from the group.
30% chance of rain or greater cancels.
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