Biketoberfest Group Rides – Road, dirt and touring
This year’s Biketoberfest has a great line-up of pre-festival group rides. The rides start in the morning and are designed to get everyone back to the Biketoberfest venue right as the festival begins (11 am). The Road and Mountain Bike rides start at the Java Hut parking lot at 8 am and 9 am and a ride to the event from San Francisco starts at the SF Ferry Bldg at 10:45 am.
Nicasio Road Loop with Echelon Riders Club and the Marin Cyclists - Leaves at 9 am CLICK HERE to pre-register
Come join ride leaders from the Echelon Riders Club and Marin Cyclists on a moderate 2 hour road bike ride from Biketoberfest to the Platform Bridge and back. This ride will take cyclists on a West Marin tour of the Nicasio Reservoir and Samuel P. Taylor Park. The ride highlights our work, including wide shoulders on Nicasio Valley Road and Pt. Reyes Petaluma Road, and the newly paved section of Sir Francis Drake Blvd through Samuel P. Taylor.
Here’s the ride details: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3505192
680 Trail Ride with the Meet Your Maker crew (Bay Area bike frame builders including Sean Walling of Soulcraft and Jeremy Sycip of SyCip) - Leaves at 8 am CLICK HERE to pre-register
Come ride the trails of Marin with the best Bay Area frame builders. This ride leaves from the Java Hut parking lot at 8 am so that you’re back before the taps start flowing. This ride will start off with a road burn through Sleepy Hollow before climbing up moderately steep fire roads to the new 680 Trail. Riders will follow the new multiuse trail to Loma Alta. From Loma Alta riders can drop the Smith Fire Road back down to White Hill School and take Sir Francis Drake Blvd. back to Biketoberfest. Stronger riders can drop Gunsight Fire Road (steep) and head up White Hill/Porcupine Trails to the Camp Tamarancho Flow Trail before returning to Biketoberfest.
Ride to Biketoberfest from San Francisco – Leaves at 11 am
Meet up at San Francisco's Ferry Building at 10:45 am for the scenic 25-mile bike ride to Fairfax for the event. Rolling at 11:00 am. South Bay folks: get on the 9:00 am Caltrain (#425) from San Jose. Pre-game in the SOUTHERN bike car like always.
If starting in southern Marin, meet us at the east end of Sycamore Avenue on the Mill Valley/Sausalito Bike Path at 12:15 pm. Water & bathroom break there.
Ride back to SF or catch the 4:45 pm ferry from Larkspur to San Francisco ($9.50) if you don't mind leaving the party early. James Bikes Green will lead - rolling from the bike valet parking area at 4:00 pm sharp.
Sign up for the road and mountain bike rides at our Eventbrite webpage. And don’t forget to buy your beer ticket in advance and save $5!