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Old 07-03-10, 09:34 PM   #1
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Tips for riding into downtown SF?

I'm starting a new job downtown (Market St., near Embarcadero), and I'm wondering what's the best route one could take from the Ingleside/SFSU area.

So far, I figure it'll be a good 10 miles, which isn't bad, but having never ridden into downtown, I'm not sure which route to take. Any suggestions would be so appreciated!
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Best bet is to get over to Alemany or San Jose/280 off ramp then take Valencia or Market in. I found this link, never used it but see what it says.
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Wow, thanks for the link!

I've been playing around with different starting points near SFSU, and I think I found a route that works. Chumasero/Galindo in the Parkmerced area to Brotherhood > Alemany > San Jose > Valencia > Folsom to Emabarcadero and finally Market St.

Now I just need to get out there and try it. Riding into downtown, the biggest thing I'm worried about it road conditions. Being SF, I know it gets rough in spots, so hopefully I'll learn where the potholes are before I hit them, lol.
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Wow, thanks for the link!

I've been playing around with different starting points near SFSU, and I think I found a route that works. Chumasero/Galindo in the Parkmerced area to Brotherhood > Alemany > San Jose > Valencia > Folsom to Emabarcadero and finally Market St.

Now I just need to get out there and try it. Riding into downtown, the biggest thing I'm worried about it road conditions. Being SF, I know it gets rough in spots, so hopefully I'll learn where the potholes are before I hit them, lol.
I'd say take Valencia to Market and skip Folsom. Market is quite nice now that the inbound is auto restricted.
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if you want something a little lighter to use, less load time with the web browser and easier to pull up on your smart phone, you could try this site http://amarpai.com/bikemap/bikemap.html . It's pretty much is the same as the SFBC route mapper.
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