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Old 08-16-10, 01:42 PM
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Good route recommendations from Sacramento to Oakland?

So I want to ride down to Oakland tomorrow or Wednesday. Iíll be traveling very light since I will be staying with friends.

Iím trying to find the best route to do so. I plan on leaving early in the morning before it gets too warm and taking my time throughout the day. Iíve found a couple of sites that have ride ques, but donít know how old or accurate they are. Have any of you done this, and if so can you give me directions or post a link to a site that may help me out? Anything is appreciated!

These are the sites iíve found so far:

http://centralcaliforniacycling.com/Sac-Oak_Routes.html

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...CA-to-Davis-CA
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Old 08-16-10, 05:23 PM
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I haven't ridden this in years, but I would modify the first one. Cross over to Davis, go south to Tremont, West to Robbins, South until the pavement ends (I think that is at Maine Prairie), then south on hwy113. Take hwy 12 to 160 and follow what you have. I had previously found that the worst portion was hwy 160, so I would try to avoid as much of that as possible. However, if hwy113 and hwy12 are as bad as hwy160 these days, then there is no advantage in my old route over what you have. Sorry I'm so out of date, but I hope you have a fun and safe ride.
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Old 08-16-10, 06:59 PM
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Thanks B. Carfree! I’ll look at a map and see how your route looks. I checked out the first one turn by turn and it seems doable. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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Old 08-17-10, 01:58 PM
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Here is the GPC route from Davis to Berkeley- http://www.grizzlypeakcyclists.org/cue_sheets/ (scroll down or search for Davis). Good luck!
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Old 08-17-10, 02:45 PM
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phoenix: Where in Sac are you going to be? If you're east of downtown, save yourself some traffic hassle and take the American River Bike Trail to Old Sac before crossing the river into Yolo County.
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Old 08-17-10, 10:47 PM
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I was interested in the Berkeley to Davis route, so I tried to construct it with Google Maps and the bicycling preference turned on.

Here is a link to the route:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Virginia+St+to:Wildcat+Canyon+Rd+to:Wildcat+Canyon+Rd+t o:Wildcat+Canyon+Rd+to:Castro+Ranch+Rd+toinole+Valley+Rd+toarker+Ave+to:5th+St+to:Lake+Herman+Rd +to:Rockville+Rd+to:Rockville+Rd+to:Mankas+Corner+Rd+to:38.291217,-122.03536+to:Lyon+Rd+toutah+Creek+Rd+to:Co+Rd+95+to:W+Covell+Blvd+to:2nd+St&hl=en&geocode=FQXpQQId qRi2-A%3BFXnvQQIdgTO2-A%3BFeBeQgId41a2-A%3BFUQzQgIduJy2-A%3BFc9MQgIdIzK3-A%3BFThaQwIdXLi2-A%3BFTbmQwIdvge2-A%3BFQRkRAIdPFe2-A%3BFTcSRQIdgNW2-A%3BFUBKRQIdWDe4-A%3BFdKxRwIdHUS4-A%3BFU6WRwIdbQW5-A%3BFWv7RwIdJwq5-A%3B%3BFd6FSAIdJ-i5-A%3BFeYwSwIdkBe6-A%3BFa9mTAId8pS8-A%3BFQNmTAIdlJe9-A%3BFZohTAIdZGy--A&mra=dvme&mrcr=0&mrsp=13&sz=14&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17&dirflg=b&sll=38.284345 ,-122.036133&sspn=0.050192,0.087376&ie=UTF8&ll=38.548635,-121.750917&spn=0.025005,0.043688&z=15&lci=bike

I assume that link will persist and there isn't a session associated with it.

Personally I'd like to find a way to get from Roseville to Montara. I was thinking I could do the above route and take BART to SFO then ride over Sweeney Ridge/San Pedtro Mtn (?) on the dirt roads/trail, but I think I'd rather find a fully pedal'able route (north through Napa, Novato, and Marin?).
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Old 08-19-10, 01:26 PM
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Get into the Pocket-Greenhaven neighborhood just off of I-5 south of downtown. Take Freeport Road (HWY 160) along the Sacramento River. Great ride all the way to Oakley. From there ... you are in the far reachs of the East Bay, and just make your way south.
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So, since I live in The Pocket area, I ended up just riding down 160 all the way up and over the Antioch Bridge and followed the cues from there. All in all, it was a nice ride, the headwinds were tough pretty much all the way down the Sacramento river, through the Delta till I got into Antioch. I rode into Orinda and then took BART into Oakland. The only thing I would recommend is when you get into Atioch fill up on water at cue 22 which is an Albertsons (grocery store), because there are no other places to fill up water bottles until you get into Clayton. When I went through it was pretty warm and was I running low on water. It’s not a do or die situation because there is enough traffic going through there, but regardless, it sucks to run out of water in the heat.
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