Fridays | 10:30AM – 3:30PM
13-mile biking round trip from Sausalito to Tennessee Valley and a 1-mile round trip hike to beach
Our tour follows the bike path from the edge of town along the Bay past the iconic floating houses of Sausalito and marine wetlands where the tide determines whether our tires get wet. Combining roadway and off road cycling, we ride for 6.5 miles and park along the fire road. We hike the remaining half-mile to a spectacular beach and dip our toes in the bracing Pacific Ocean. Lunch is served at picnic tables on the return trip.
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate. Comfortable shifting gears and riding on packed dirt, uneven terrain. Able to hike 1-mile round trip.
Conditions: Roadway with mild traffic, packed dirt fire road for riding and walking.
Saturdays | 10:30AM – 3:30PM
20-mile round trip from Sausalito to Tiburon
Ride one of Marin’s favorite cycling routes, Paradise Loop. We begin along a combination of bike paths and roadways with spectacular views of the Bay. We pass Angel Island at the tip of Tiburon (“shark” in Spanish), formerly the Northwestern Pacific Railroad’s southern terminal, and get a glimpse of exclusive homes perched on steep hills. At the halfway mark, lunch awaits in a redwood grove bordering sprawling lawns that showcase postcard views facing the east Bay.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Experienced riding on roadways and shifting gears on gently rolling terrain. There are three short inclines along the route.
Conditions: Roadways with intermittent traffic and bike paths.
Sundays | 10:30AM – 3:30PM
25-mile round trip from Sausalito to Phoenix Lake
Exploring five Marin County hamlets, we traverse the small towns that dot southern-central Marin where traditional main streets still exist. Our destination is Phoenix Lake, one of the local reservoirs at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, Marin’s highest peak. The final half-mile requires riding on a gravel fire road and, if time permits, a beautiful 4-mile hike around the lake surrounded by California’s live oaks and the call of the occasional peacock. Whether or not you decide to hike, lunch will be waiting for you at one of the picnic tables tucked under the trees.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Experience riding distances on roadways and fire trails, some uneven terrain.
Conditions: Roadway with mild traffic, gravel fire road with incline.