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Old 01-16-15, 03:43 PM
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Heading to SF/Mountain View for a conference, packing a bike, where to ride?

Hi All,

Heading down for a work conference next week to mountain view, I saw some Cat 1 climbs pretty close to mountain view on Strava, any recommendations to load on my Edge 810?

Will be flying out of SF on Sunday Night so was hoping to cycle the golden gate bridge and region on Sunday morning/afternoon, any recommendations there? I have been once before but didn't bring my bike.

I'll have a rental car so will be able to drive with the bike.

Thanks.
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Great climbs in the Mountain View area are Montebello Road, Page Mill Road, Old La Honda Road, and Kings Mountain Road. Montebello is dirt over the top; the others are paved all the way and can be used for nice loops out to the ocean and back.

A few nice rides over the Golden Gate Bridge are the Marin Headlands (Conzelman Road), Tiburon/Paradise Loop, and Mt Tam.
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Western Wheelers has some descriptions.

Some Southwest San Francisco Bay Area Climbs
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Originally Posted by johnny99
Great climbs in the Mountain View area are Montebello Road, Page Mill Road, Old La Honda Road, and Kings Mountain Road. Montebello is dirt over the top; the others are paved all the way and can be used for nice loops out to the ocean and back.

A few nice rides over the Golden Gate Bridge are the Marin Headlands (Conzelman Road), Tiburon/Paradise Loop, and Mt Tam.
+1 on Montebello Road and Page Mill Road.
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https://www.strava.com/segments/627158
Montebello's got the best view up top by the gates compared to Page Mill, OLH, and King's. Careful on the descent back as there's lots of cracked roads, loose gravel, and can be wet this time of year around the shaded areas. I love Montebello and I do it several times a week. Would recommend it.

Old La Honda is a bread and butter here and if it's your first time you should squeeze it in. At the top you can take a right on Skyline and then another right at the intersection and descend down Highway 84 (awesome btw). After the descent, 84 turns into Woodside Rd and you can stay on it for about two miles and you can make a left to Kings Mountain Road which will again take you to Skyline. It's a pretty good way to squeeze 2 popular climbs in one route. Basically, it's OLH>Right on Skyline>down 84>Left on King's Mountain Rd>Left on Skyline and you're back at the intersection.

Page Mill's is a nice climb and the longest out of the four mentioned. At the top you can turn around for a technical descent, make a left and descent down Highway 9, or if you're really included make a right and get to 84 so you can do King's.

If you're looking for something super intense look up Bohlman-On Orbit-Bohlman.

And some more tidbits:
https://web.stanford.edu/group/cycling/routes/
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Thank you to everyone in this thread, made this ride possible:

https://www.strava.com/activities/245654801

Instagram

I wanted to make it back to the hotel but it would have gotten very dark on the "long way home" over the mountains.

Had an amazing time.
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