Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Redwood City, CA
Bikes: aggressive agreement is what I ride.
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From Stanford Cycling, not quite turn by turn:
"Around the Bay: Down Palm Drive and University Avenue, through the same hustle and bustle of downtown Palo Alto, across 101, through East Palo Alto and onto Dumbarton bridge (aka 84). Battle some wind and road debris (good for time trialling!). Take Marshlands Rd to Thornton Ave which turns into Paseo Padre Pkwy. Left on Ardenwood Blvd, and then onto the bike path along levee. Follow Alameda Creek till Niles Junction (intersection with Mission Blvd). Take right on Mission into Milpitas. Right on Calaveras Blvd.Get on the bike path that parallels Hwy 237 (with one necessary detour onto the other side). Sunnyvale Baylands County Park. Moffett Park Dr., Moffett Blvd, W. Middlefield, Charleston, Foothill. ~60 miles."
Honestly, this sounds like an ugly, smelly ride. From Mountain View I would prefer to go west and get out of the traffic. Aside from the path that parallels 237 you're going to be alongside cars this entire route.
Let me know when you're going though, I live in Mountain View and would tag along, just to say I've done it!