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San Jose to San Francisco ride - how to get there?(6 posts)

San Jose to San Francisco ride - how to get there?Yellow
Jun 7, 2002 10:17 AM
Plan to do a weekly ride to work day from the Santa Clara area to the Pacific Heights area in San Francisco, but I have absolutely no idea how to get here on a bike. Can any local riders help me plot out the route?

I ride most frequently in the south bay area, so am much more familiar with the bike friendly roads (i.e. Foothill) there.

TIA.
re: San Jose to San Francisco ride - how to get there?Fred2000
Jun 7, 2002 10:26 AM
I would say you would want to hit Foothills Expressway in the Cupertino Area, ride up to Sand Hill, right on to Wiskey Hill through Woodside on to Canada. Hit 92 up to Skyline and Skyline will take you into the west part of the city. Not having done it but having ridden in the area that is the route I would take.

Check out ftp://klimb:klimb@ip46.softbook.com/klimb.html it is an interactive map of the bay area and it lets you pick routes from all over the area and see distance and climbing.

Jon
Sounds good to mecory
Jun 7, 2002 11:42 AM
I haven't done it in that direction, but I did SF south many times when I lived there in the '70s and '80s, and that's essentially the route I took. There's been massive development all through there since I left, so I can't comment on specific problems. But I've ridden Redwood City-SF in the past year or so, and that worked fine.
re: San Jose to San Francisco ride - how to get there?Yellow
Jun 7, 2002 1:12 PM
Thanks for the responses. Looking at the map, the two areas of concern seem to be around Millbrae and somewhere north of that when Highway 35/skyline takes a turn inland, but I should be able to figure it out.

Any mileage estimates? 55 - 60?
re: San Jose to San Francisco ride - how to get there?mr_spin
Jun 7, 2002 1:25 PM
with all the twists and turns, I'd say 60+. Get the Krebs map for the area. Most bike shops have them. It details all the best cycling routes, including San Francisco.
re: San Jose to San Francisco ride - how to get there?Fred2000
Jun 7, 2002 3:55 PM
I think when Skyline turns in you end up going on Highway 1 past Fort Funston. This will take you out past Ocean Beach - could be beautiful or maybe cold and foggy.

There is another option if you continue on Canada Road past 92. Hit Camp Sawyer Trail, at Crystal Springs road. This is a walking/ bike path that basically follow 280. I think if you take it long enough ~12 miles you come out on a road that will lead you to Hwy. 1.

Enjoy