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Old 12-05-09, 07:20 PM
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Need help with route on north side of Benicia Bridge

I'd like to take the new bike lane across the Benicia Bridge. What are the options on the north end of the bridge if I'm on a road bike? Is there a decent route for heading toward the Carquinez Bridge?

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Here's the route sheet we used on the day of the bike path opening. We started at the Martinez marina and rode north across the Benicia bridge, attended the opening ceremony, and then continued on to the Zampa (Vallejo) bridge to get to Carquinez Scenic Dr. which took us back to Marinez. So the portion of the route below that would get you from the north end of the Benicia bridge to the north end of the Vallejo one is from mile 3.8 to mile 12.6.

0.0 R Court St.
0.1 R Joe DiMaggio Dr. (bec. Ferry)
0.2 L Escobar (bec. Marina Vista)
1.7 L onto bridge path (follow signs)
3.8 L Park Ave.
4.1 R Adams
4.3 R Military East
5.8 L W. 6th St.
5.9 R K St.
7.1 L into Benicia State Park
7.2 - cont. on path
8.0 R/L Rose Dr. (exit park)
8.3 L Columbus Pkwy.
8.5 L Benicia Rd. (no sign)
9.4 L Glen Cove Rd. (sign?)
9.6 R Warren
9.9 L Taylor (bec. Reis)
10.7 L Laurel
11.0 R Magazine (X I-80)
11.7 L Sonoma
12.2 R Maritime Academy
12.6 L onto Zampa path
13.0 R Zampa viewpt.
13.1 - cont. across bridge
14.2 L Pomona (bec. Carq. Scenic)
22.5 R Talbart
22.7 L Escobar
23.0 L Ferry to Joe DiMaggio
23.2 L Court St. and into parking lot
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Originally Posted by prathmann
Here's the route sheet we used on the day of the bike path opening. We started at the Martinez marina and rode north across the Benicia bridge, attended the opening ceremony, and then continued on to the Zampa (Vallejo) bridge to get to Carquinez Scenic Dr. which took us back to Marinez. So the portion of the route below that would get you from the north end of the Benicia bridge to the north end of the Vallejo one is from mile 3.8 to mile 12.6.

0.0 R Court St.
0.1 R Joe DiMaggio Dr. (bec. Ferry)
0.2 L Escobar (bec. Marina Vista)
1.7 L onto bridge path (follow signs)
3.8 L Park Ave.
4.1 R Adams
4.3 R Military East
5.8 L W. 6th St.
5.9 R K St.
7.1 L into Benicia State Park
7.2 - cont. on path
8.0 R/L Rose Dr. (exit park)
8.3 L Columbus Pkwy.
8.5 L Benicia Rd. (no sign)
9.4 L Glen Cove Rd. (sign?)
9.6 R Warren
9.9 L Taylor (bec. Reis)
10.7 L Laurel
11.0 R Magazine (X I-80)
11.7 L Sonoma
12.2 R Maritime Academy
12.6 L onto Zampa path
13.0 R Zampa viewpt.
13.1 - cont. across bridge
14.2 L Pomona (bec. Carq. Scenic)
22.5 R Talbart
22.7 L Escobar
23.0 L Ferry to Joe DiMaggio
23.2 L Court St. and into parking lot
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We went through Vallejo and up and over Lake Herman Road. That was nice.
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Lake Herman rd. is quite nice. Very scenic.
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Thanks,

Any recommendations on how to get to Lake Herman Road from the north end of the Benicia Bridge?
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Originally Posted by RoboCheme
Thanks,

Any recommendations on how to get to Lake Herman Road from the north end of the Benicia Bridge?
Here is a nice 16 mile loop around North Benicia/Vallejo that I really like. I have ridden it a few times now.

Be sure to stop at Lake Herman it is a real nice spot for water, bathrooms and a nice view of the lake.
You can continue past the lake and then turn Left on Columbus Parkway. This will take you to and through Benicia State Park and you can then go through quaint downtown Benicia to get back to the bridge. Sorry I can't post a link to the route right now, Ride with GPS is in one of it's moods right now and wont save routes. Here is a cue sheet.

Cue Sheet


Turn right on Park Rd when exiting the Benicia Bridge
Turn right at Industrial Way1.4 mi
Take the 1st left onto Lake Herman Rd 3.1 mi
Turn left at Columbus Pkwy 8.6 mi
Turn right at State Park Rd 11.4 mi
Take the 1st right to stay on State Park Rd 11.6 mi
Turn left at Dillon Point Rd 11.6 mi
Turn right at W K St 12.5 mi
Turn right at E 3rd St 14.6 mi
Turn right at Military East 14.8 mi
Turn left at Hospital Rd 15.4 mi
Take the 1st right onto Madison St 15.5 mi
Turn left at Park Rd 15.7 mi
Turn right back onto the Benicia Bridge 16 mi
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