Start time can vary depending on your preference. East Bay excursion starting and ending in Rockridge, Oakland. This ride connects some of the most scenic and often forgotten riding terrain in the Bay Area. My home turf and some of my favorite routes are shared. There are so many benefits to riding in the East Bay but the biggest perk is the scenery: You can see San Francisco, Marin, Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo, Tilden Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, UC Berkeley and the South Bay. This ride has plenty of dirt connections to add to the loop if you are into gravel grinding or road bikes on dirt. Bring your own bike or one will be hired for you.
Beginner friendly with plenty of advanced and intermediate loop options available including Gravel Grinding and road bikes on dirt. This ride features a lot of climbing and descending. The ride frequently offers wonderfully warm weather and sunshine that other rides in the Bay Area are often lacking. There are many options to link up with other great loops including: Mt. Diablo, Grizzly Peak Century, San Francisco Bay Trail, Briones...etc. Start time can vary depending on your preference. Plenty of advanced and intermediate options available.
Ian is a cycling enthusiast and Bay Area bicycle professional who enjoys exploring and sharing the best mountain and road biking options in one of the most epic destinations in the world. Having traveled the world over, I am astounded by the beauty and diversity of the routes and landscapes available right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I believe that experiencing new places by bike is the best way to genuinely get to know them, and that is more true than ever here in the Bay Area. With endless nature, history, wildlife, terrain and scenery to explore in San Francisco and surrounding areas I know that bicycles are the supreme vehicles to aid in those discoveries.