Check out riding from Reno to Sierra Valley. Find the best route from Reno to Sierraville (Hwy 49 has less traffic than along the northern end and Hwy 70). Great hotsprings there, near Sierraville. Continue on 49 over Yuba Pass. Very beautiful country. Take 49 past Camptonville and turn off on Marysville Road, near the ranger station, and continue on to Marysville. See maps for best routes from there to the coast. One route is along the western side of the river, then to Knights Landing and onto Pole Line Road to Davis (great bike shops in Davis), then backroads and bike paths from Davis to Vacaville, Fairfield, and Vallejo. In Vallejo catch the ferry to San Francisco (beautiful ride and views of SF and the Bay Area), and head out the Embarcadero and down the coast.
(You might want to check some other postings for the best routes between SF and Half Moon Bay or Gazos Creek -- there are several different options.)
Last edited by Niles H.; 03-08-07 at 07:14 PM.