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Permanents NOT owned or organized by SFR

A Permanent follows the brevet format but you can ride it any time it is offered by its owner, not just on one specific date. Like brevets, routes can start and finish in the same location, but they can also run point-to-point, and can be any distance of 200km+ (100-199km for a Permanent Populaire). Permanent rides in the US are validated by RUSA.

Please note these events ARE NOT organized or owned by the San Francisco Randonneurs. The details of each event, including the documents (registration forms, cuesheets etc) belong to the Permanent Owner. Please do not contact SFR regarding details of individual Permanents. You can find general Permanent rules & answers to many questions on RUSA's Permanent information section

To ride a permanent listed here contact the owner of the route by clicking on his/her name. The table is initialy sorted by start location however you can sort listings by clicking on the table headers. Looking for an easy way to fill out, sign and send the registration forms to the Permanent Owner without having to print and scan the forms? There are free mobile apps that you can use to do that and then just email the saved file, SignNow (available for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices.) SignEasy (available for both iPhone/iPad or Android) and a few more available at the app store/Google play.

Fellow SFR Permanent Owners: Do you have a Permanent you would like to  see included here? Please a note to receive intructions. 

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Distance Climb
Fee Name & Description Owner
Berkeley 207K 13000 $ 5 Diablo Territory Loop route starting in Berkeley, out Wildcat, through Briones, over Morgan Territory, up to the top of Mt. Diablo, a few bumps up Canyon and over Skyline, back to Berkeley. $5 donation to California S.P. (see cue sheet) Offered year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Eric
Castro Valley 100K 6675 $ 5 Diablo Apex Ride from Castro Valley through San Ramon and climb to the very top of Mount Diablo, then ride back. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Map & GPX)
Gintautas
Castro Valley 102K 4134 $ 5 East Bay Sampler Foggy redwoods, sunny valleys, rural low traffic backroads and urban bicycle-friendly roads, sample them all. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Gintautas
Castro Valley 204K 8650 $ 10 Mt. Hamilton Challenge Challenging route in rural and scenic Alameda and Santa Clara Counties visiting Calaveras Reservoir, Mt. Hamilton, and Livermore Valley vineyards. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Map & GPX)
Gintautas
Davis 200k 2500 $ 10 Davis to San Jose Direct route from Davis campus to the San Jose Amtrak Station. Passing by Vacaville, Fairfield, Benicia Bridge, Martinez, Reliez Valley, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Calaveras Reservoir, to San Jose. Generally flat route with some hilly sections and a train option for return. Route is reversible. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet)
Aaron
Dublin 106K 6000 $ 5 Devil and Morgan T. Ride over the Mt. Diablo Junction, return to Dublin via Morgan Territory Rd. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
Dublin 203K 11900 $ 5 Devil in a Rando Dress Climb to the top of Mt. Diablo, Morgan Territory, Patterson Pass and Palomares. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
Dublin 104K 5200 $ 5 Do You Know the Way to San Jose? Ride south around the east bay hills. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
Dublin 201K 7000 $ 5 East Bay 200k The East Bay 200k is a loop that passes through Dublin, Sunol, Milpitas, Fremont, Castro Valley, Moraga,Martinez, Walnut Creek, Danville, and San Ramon. Highlights are Calaveras, Palomares, Redwood, San Pablo Dam, Alhambra Valley, and Reliez Valley roads. There are several good climbs up and fast descents down, but the last 20 miles are essentially flat. There are plenty of opportunities to find food and drink along the way besides the usual Starbuck's and Safeway's. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Info Doc)
Kitty
Dublin 212K 9500 $ 5 Farmer and the Del. Ride from Dublin to Patterson, out and back via Mines Rd. and Del Puerto. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
Dublin 202K 13000 $ 5 Lean Legs and Ham Start in Dublin and ride Mines, Mt. Ham, Sierra, Calaveras, and Palomares. Route can be reversed for easier climbing on Ham and Sierra Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Reversed Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
Dublin 110K 6000 $ 5 Let's Go To Pig Farm A North loop around the East Bay hills and return. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
Dublin 127K 8100 $ 5 Piggly Wiggly Populaire Ride from either of two starts in Dublin or Walnut Creek, go over Mt. Diablo and the Pig Farm - 3 Bears Hills. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Dublin Cuesheet) (WC Cuesheet) ( Dublin Map) ( WC Map)
Kitty
Dublin 101K 3500 $ 5 Pitter Patter Pop Cruise Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore and climb Patterson Pass. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
El Cerrito 212K 6000 $ 0 East Bay to Davis From across the El Cerrito Plaza BART station follows the I-80 bike route to Rodeo. After crossing the Zampa bridge and Vallejo the route continues on Lake Herman Road and on past Fairfield and into the Wooden Valley. A climb over Mt. George puts riders in the Napa Valley for a run up to St. Helena for late lunch at the Model Bakery. Continue on CA 128 past Lake Berryessa and on into Winters for the last stop before the finish in Davis. Free if rider can either print the brevet card from documents send, or pick up the brevet card from route owner (1 mile from ride start), and return completed brevet card with SASE. Route is offered in the reverse direction. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Reversed Cuesheet) (Map)
Rob
Felton 150k 12000 $ 0 Big Dipper A tough climbing challenge in the Santa Cruz Mountains: East Zayante Road, Hwy 9 from Saratoga, Alpine Road from La Honda, Hwy 236 through Big Basin and Jamison Creek Road; includes a brief off-road section. Offered March through November, may be available at other times depending on weather forecast.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Roland
Felton 210k 16000 $ 0 Giant Dipper Extreme climbing challenge in the Santa Cruz Mountains: all the climbing in the Big Dipper plus both sides of Haskins Hill, Bonny Doon Road from Davenport, and Martin Rd/Ice Cream Grade; includes a brief off-road section. Princess endorsed! Offered March through November; may be available at other times depending on weather forecast.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Roland
Felton 103k 8000 $ 0 Little Dipper A climbing-packed tour through the Santa Cruz Mountains (East Zayante Road, Highway 9 from Saratoga, Highway 236 through Big Basin, and Jamison Creek Road) with some steep grades and a brief off-road section. Offered year-round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Roland
Felton 206k 9000 $ 0 Sky Coaster Leg Toaster Climb to Skyline via Hwy 9 and follow it (more or less) north to Pacifica; return along the coast on Hwy 1 with one final climb up Bonny Doon Rd to toast your legs. Route is also available in reverse direction. Offered year-round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Roland
Fremont 215k 4000 $ 0 South Bay Sashay A loop of the San Francisco South Bay from Fremont to Gilroy to Woodside, returning to Fremont over the Dumbarton Bridge. Offered year-round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Roland
Half Moon Bay 102k 3100 $ 5 San Mateo Coast You will ride north on Hwy 1 seven flat miles to the small town of Moss Beach. After getting proof of passage you will ride back south past HMB and continue half way to Santa Cruz to the resort spa of Costanoa where there is a gift shop or great restaurant just in time for lunch. More than likely you had a great tail wind on the way down so now it is time to pay it back on your final 25 miles north back to HMB. Fantastic views will follow you the entire route and it is next to impossible to get lost as 95% of this ride is on Beautiful Hwy 1. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Willy
King City 206k 3000 $ 5 Salinas Valley Ramble Quiet roads up the Salinas Valley to the coast and back. Good summer route with an early morning departure. Get pushed by the Salinas Valley Zepher back to King City. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet)
John
Kirkwood Mountain Resort 309 3500 $ 0 Mountains to megalopolis This ride starts at the Kirkwood ski resort  at Carson Pass, descends Mormon Emigrant Trail to the American River Bikeway, crosses the causeway to Davis, then takes Putah Creek and Pleasants Valley to Fairfield before heading down to the Benecia Bridge and the Martinez BART station. This is a cool ride that crosses California - you’ve got 8000 ft of down and 3000 ft of up in the first 75 miles, then it’s basically flat the rest of the way. Wilderness, rural, suburban, urban - this ride has it all. No fee; donations to evafoundation.org are welcome. Offered May to October, when Mormon Emigrant Trail is open. Check with Caltrans.
(Cuesheet)
Mark
Lafayette 110K 3625 $ 5 Contra Alameda From Contra Costa County to Alameda County and back on bicycle-friendly roads, a beginner-friendly Permanent. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Gintautas
Los Altos 163k 11000 $ 5 Accidental Century This is a strenuous loop of the Peninsula and Santa Cruz Mountains, visiting a number of small coastal towns along the way and meandering along Hwy 9 and its redwood forests, finishing the ride with a fantastic downhill into Stevens Creek County Park & Reservoir. Offered Year round.
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Andrea
Los Altos 203k 11000 $ 5 The Eureka Experience This is a challenging route climbing through Redwood Forests, meandering along farmlands and strawberry fields before climbing Eureka Canyon back to the summit. Please note that this ride also includes a short mixed terrain/gravel section prior to reaching the town of Los Gatos. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Andrea
Menlo Park 202K 12600 $ 5 Big P Penninsula Challenge Climb up Old La Honda and Skyline to ride through Big Basin, down to Santa Cruz, and along the coast to climb Tunitas C. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Reversed Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
Menlo Park 100K 7300 $ 5 Little P Pennisula Pop From Menlo Park, climb Old La Honda, Haskins Hill, Stage Road and Tunitas. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map)
Kitty
Mill Valley 200k 7000 $ 5 Five Bakeries Rolling tour through farmland and coast features controls stops at local bakeries which feature fantastic organic and locally sourced products. The route has roughly 7000 feet in 200k, but no real climbs of significance. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX) (Notes)
Sarah
Monterey 207k 7700 $ 5 Carmel King This is a reversible loop starting in Seaside-Del Rey Oaks, Monterey area. Depending on the direction you're heading, you may either first get all of the climbing out of the way or decide to keep the best for last. Places visited include Carmel Valley, Arroyo Seco Canyon, King City, farm and wine country along the foothills at River Road up to Salinas. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map) (Map counter clockwise)
Andrea
Monterey - Pacific Grove 103K 5777 $ 5 Monterey to Big Sur From Monterey peninsula to Big Sur on Scenic Highway 1 of California Pacific coast. Enjoy scenic coastline pass through famous Pebble Beach and Carmel neighborhoods. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Map & GPX)
Gintautas
Novato 200k 6900 $ 5 Novato Cazadero Popular SRCC brewery ride is now a permanent! Enjoy a warm up through Marin farmland then a roller coaster ride through the redwoods to the quaint Cazadero store and reward yourself at Moylan’s brewery at the finish. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Sarah
Oakland 106K 6890 $ 5 Diablo Apex Redux Warm up in Oakland Hills, ride through Walnut Creek and climb to the very top of Mounta Diablo, then ride back. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Map & GPX)
Gintautas
Oakland 102K 4300 $ 5 Peets-a Peets-a Populaire Climb Spruce to descend Wildcat and cruise through the suburbs to Danville; return via Pinehurst. Offered Year round.
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Kitty
Pleasant Hill 208K 6000 $ 5 Mines Road Too Mines Road Too is an out and back from the Pleasant Hill BART to the Junction Café, a remote area east of Mt. Hamilton. Check the Junction's website for hours of operation and phone in advance, especially if planning weekday rides in the winter: www.thejunctionbarand grill.com. Mines Rd. is a long steady climb of over 20 miles one-way. There are no services after leaving Livermore until the Junction Cafe. 3 water bottles or a camelbak are recommended for the warmer months. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Info Doc) (Map & GPX)
Kitty
Pleasant Hill 116K 2000 $ 5 Pleasant Hill-Livermore-Pleasant Hill (PLP) The PLP begins at the Pleasant Hill Bart, in Walnut Creek, CA, and goes mostly South and East over some mild hills to loop around Livermore. After the loop, return the same way back to Pleasant Hill BART. There are a lot of wine tasting rooms in Livermore along the way for the thirsty randonneur. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet)
Kitty
San Francisco 201k 9770 $ 0 Bonny Doom San Francisco to San Jose the long and scenic way. The first half of the ride features spectacular ocean views, rolling hills, and some dirt roads for good measure. The second half is a true mountain stage, with long climbs through stunning forests of oak, bay, fir, and redwood. The course traverses the largest stand of ancient Coast Redwoods south of San Francisco. The name is a play on Bonny Doon, a lung-busting 2500ft-vertical climb at mile 75 that was also featured in the Tour of California. Caltrain offers hourly train service back to San Francisco. Offered year round
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Max
San Francisco 603k 18000 $ 0 California Coastal This ride begins at the Marina Safeway in SF and ends at the Amtrak station in Santa Barbara, and does Devils slide, traverses Santa Cruz and Monterey, the Big Sur Coast, Santa Maria, Foxen Canyon and then takes San Marcos Pass into Santa Barbara. There’s around 18K of up. This is a beautiful and challenging ride for experienced riders only—there are a few places where you are intimate with fast auto traffic. I’ve done the ride five times, both brevet style and touring, and its always a great experience.Doing it about a month before PBP would be a great final rehearsal for those of you who are going. No fee; donations to evafoundation.org are welcome. Offered Year round.
(Cuesheet)
Mark
San Francisco 246k 10000 $ 0 Davis Trinity A less-than-direct route between San Francisco and Davis, two centers of California bike culture. The course packs much variety into a moderate distance: the cliffs and ocean views of southern Marin; rolling dairy country; the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa valleys; Sonoma Mountain, with its astonishing summit redwood grove; Trinity Grade, a notorious Bay Area climb; the rugged chaparral of the southern Mayacama Range; and, finally, the flats of the Central Valley. Amtrak provides convenient transportation back to the Bay Area. Offered year round
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Max
San Francisco 103k 5600 $ 0 El Paseito Mixto An nice introduction to Mixed Terrain Randonneuring. About 20% (non-technical) gravel roads. Ride the Marin Headlands, Tiburon and Mt Tam before returning to San Francisco via the scenic way, under the Golden Gate Bridge. Any Randonnuring worthy bicycle would be fine, however for comfort, 32cc (1.2") or wider tires are recommended. See a detail description of the route + photos at bike.duque.net/el-paseito-mixto. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) Cuesheet(.pdf) (Map & GPX)
Carlos
San Francisco 220k 8790 $ 0 Freestone Bread Run A scenic and somewhat hilly loop in Marin and southern Sonoma counties that highlights the region's outstanding bakeries and dairy farms. Start and finish are in SF's Cole Valley, also home to several great cafes, bakeries, and a wonderful cheese store. This ride is a good alternative to a more sedentary Sunday breakfast and lunch. Offered year round
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Max
San Francisco 423K 21000 $ 10 Garberville 423 San Francisco inland to Healdsburg, HWY 128 to coast, north through Ft Bragg, inland to Laytonville then north to Garberville. Evening start recommended. $10 donation to Alameda County Food Bank. Offered year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Eric
San Francisco 408k 20000 $ 0 King Ridge The big brother of the Old Caz 300. It takes in all the highlights of Old Caz (though in the opposite direction), and adds Panoramic Highway on Mount Tam, Kruse Ranch, King Ridge (of course!), and Sweetwater Springs. Much of this course is mountainous and explores remote, low-traffic roads. It is based on the corresponding SFR Adventure Series brevet. Offered Year round
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Max
San Francisco 206k 13000 $ 0 La Ruta Loca Randonnee A though mixed terrain route. Ride the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, Mt Tam (Tamalpais), Bolinas Ridge, Point Reyes Station and small Southern Marin towns. 60% paved, 40% off road. Most of the ~13000 ft climbing done off road. Some steep off road descends. Off road sections are not technical but previous exposure to off road riding on your selected bicycle will go a long way. At least 2 large water bottles, 2 extra tubes and 32cc (1.5") tires are recommended. More details at bike.duque.net/lrlr. Offered Year round (not recommended during the rainy season.)
(Reg form) Cuesheet (.xls|.pdf) (Map & GPX)
Carlos
San Francisco 208k n/a $ 0 Marin Meanderings This ride provides a bit of an unusual take on marin country touring; Out Marshall, then over the wall and Wilson hill to Chileno Valley, then Petaluma and into Novato to return to SF. Over 90 miles of Marin Country bike accommodations. Register by sending me an email with the date and time, and a signed release. No fee; donations to evafoundation.org are welcome. Offered Year round.
(Cuesheet) (Waiver)
Mark
San Francisco 207k 12200 $ 0 Marin Mountains 200 A technical course that visits Mount Tamalpais, Pine Mountain (the birthplace of mountain biking in the 1970s), and Mount Vision, with many miles of dirt and grades sometimes in excess of 30%. Most riders will walk once or twice, but the scenery and sense of immersion in nature more than make up for the occasional difficulty. This ride is based on the corresponding SFR Adventure Series brevet. Offered 04/01-10/31
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Max
San Francisco 311k 16500 $ 0 Old Caz 300 A beautiful and challenging counter-clockwise loop with a dozen miles of dirt roads and a river crossing. Starting in San Francisco, it traces minor roads in Marin and the coastal mountains of Sonoma, then returns to the city via a scenic and hilly 50-mile stretch on CA-1, the Coast Highway. It showcases some of the prettiest countryside north of San Francisco: rolling pastures and farms, redwood forests, fragrant stands of bay and eucalyptus, and spectacular coastal cliffs. It is based on the corresponding SFR Adventure Series brevet. Offered Year round
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Max
San Francisco 625k 29100 $ 0 Orr Springs An epic 389-mile sampler of northern California scenery, from the Sonoma coast to the steep grades of the Mayacama Mountains by way of the Mendocino Range. Many miles of gravel roads, and over 8,800 meters of climbing (as measured by a Garmin GPS). It is based on the corresponding SFR Adventure Series brevet. Offered Year round
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Max
San Francisco 122k 2500 $ 0 Pt Reyes Ramble You will ride over the famous Golden Gate Bridge then along the bay thru Sausalito. Then you will ride thru a half dozen small cute Marin towns before breaking out into the open after tackling the toughest hill of the day, 1.5 mile Whites Grade. Then it is west along Sir Francis Drake Blvd thru the redwood trees of Samuel P Taylor Park before hitting your first control in Point Reyes Station. From here you will loop around to Nicassio for your second control before retracing your route thru the small Marin towns back over the Golden Gate Bridge to the finish in San Francisco. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet)
Willy
San Francisco 223k 9500 $ 10 SF-Carmel Point-to-point route from San Francisco to Carmel. Inland route from SF to Woodside, over the hill to Pescadero, south along the coast through Davenport, Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, and Monterey. Pairs nicely with "Big Sur Coast" #737 and "SLO - SB Amtrak Special" #1208. Offered year-round.
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Jesse
San Francisco 201k 7200 $ 0 SF-MV Coastal Cruz Point-to-point route from San Francisco to Mountain View. Head south to Soquel on the coast, over the mountains, around Lexington Reservoir, zig-zag through Silicon Valley. Train back to SF. Special presents for those who offer GPS and elevation tracks for this route. Offered year-round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Jesse
San Francisco 104k 5000 $ 1 SF - Millbrae via Tunitas Creek Road Point-to-point route from San Francisco to Millbrae. San Francisco to Half Moon Bay via Highway 1 and the new Tom Lantos Tunnel, over the coastal mountains on Tunitas Creek Road to Woodside, back to Millbrae BART via Canada and Crystal Springs Roads. Offered year-round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Jesse
San Francisco 205k 5050 $ 10 SF to HB Scenic and moderately challenging route from San Francisco to Healdsburg. Includes Redwood forests, amazing views of Tomales Bay and the Pacific Ocean and finishes following the Russian River into the Wine Country. Wide range of temperatures (40's - 90's during the ride not uncommon). Road surface all in all decent with some rougher sections on Francis Drake as it goes through Samuel Taylor State park. 28mm+ tires ideal, but 23mm is doable. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Clayton
San Francisco 203k 8500 $ 0 Sanfranciscadero This pleasant and challenging loop goes from SF over Devils slide and Stage Road to Pescadero, then loops around Gazos Creek back to Pescadero Rd, up Alpine and down 84 to Woodside, then back on Canada and Sawyer Creek to SF. There’s about 8500 ft on this one, a nice variety of terrain, and potential large temperature swings!  Nice, fun, challenging day ride. No fee; donations to evafoundation.org are welcome. Offered Year round.
(Cuesheet) (Waiver)
Mark
San Francisco 100K 6515 $ 5 San Francisco to Mount Tamalpais Ride on paved roads from San Francisco over epic Golden Gate Bridge and climb to the highest point in Marin County - Mount Tamalpais, the birthplace of mountain biking. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Map & GPX)
Gintautas
San Francisco 301k 7900 $ 0 Sonomarin This ride begins at the Marina Safeway and follows the route of the traditional SF 300K brevet to Nicasio, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Jenner, Fairfax and back to the City. Register by sending me an email with the date and time, and a signed release. No fee; donations to evafoundation.org are welcome. Offered Year round.
(Cuesheet) (Waiver)
Mark
San Jose 201k 3500 $ 10 Evergreen Uvas Roundabout Loop in the San Jose Hollister corridor. Reservoir hopping down to Hollister, then flat farmlands up to Morgan Hill. An out and back 20 miles of bike path, then a quick back track to Morgan Hill before crossing back over to Almaden Valley. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet)
Aaron
San Jose 101k 3499 $ 0 Guadalupe Uvas Creeks Almaden Valley to Gilroy and back, passing Calero and Uvas reservoirs. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet/Map)
Aaron
San Mateo 100k 3000 $ 0 Cupertino Scamper Ride up Crystal Springs Rd and along Canada Rd to Cupertino and then back to San Mateo via the Portola Valley. Starts near the Hayward Park Caltrain station. Offered Year round.
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John
San Rafael 200k 9000 $ 5 Marin Sonoma Ramble This classic Main-Sonoma route takes you through farms to the sea. Challenging climbs include Marshall Wall and Coleman Valley Road. The route includes about 9000 feet of climbing over 200k. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX) (Notes)
Sarah
San Jose 201k 13600 $ 0 Hamilton Del Puerto Challenge A Challenging ride that should not be taken lightly. The elevation gain starts early with a 19 mile climb up Mt. Hamilton to Lick observatory. The route continues mostly downhill out to the Junction, descent down Del Puerto Canyon to the turnaround in Patterson. Return up Del Puerto Canyon and up the steep grades of the backside of Mt. Hamilton. Finish with a final descent down Mt Hamilton. Water and Food may be in an issue on this ride as the hours at the Junction are variable, and other than Lick there is no stable place for Water. If the timing is wrong a Camelback filled with water may be required on this ride. In the non-summer months lighting will also be an issue as the rider most likely will be descending Mt Hamilton at night. Offered Year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet)
John
Saratoga 150k 12000 $ 0 Big Dipper from Saratoga The Big Dipper starting from Saratoga instead of Felton. Use the 2nd tab on the cuesheet. A tough climbing challenge in the Santa Cruz Mountains: East Zayante Road, Hwy 9 from Saratoga, Alpine Road from La Honda, Hwy 236 through Big Basin and Jamison Creek Road; includes a brief off-road section. Offered March through November, may be available at other times depending on weather forecast.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Roland
Saratoga 210k 16000 $ 0 Giant Dipper Saratoga The Giant Dipper starting from Saratoga instead of Felton. Use the 2nd tab on the cuesheet. Extreme climbing challenge in the Santa Cruz Mountains: all the climbing in the Big Dipper plus both sides of Haskins Hill, Bonny Doon Road from Davenport, and Martin Rd/Ice Cream Grade; includes a brief off-road section. Princess endorsed! Offered March through November; may be available at other times depending on weather forecast.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Roland
Saratoga 103k 8000 $ 0 Little Dipper from Saratoga The Little Dipper starting from Saratoga instead of Felton. Use the 2nd tab on the cuesheet. A climbing-packed tour through the Santa Cruz Mountains (East Zayante Road, Highway 9 from Saratoga, Highway 236 through Big Basin, and Jamison Creek Road) with some steep grades and a brief off-road section. Offered year-round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
Roland
Saratoga 203k 12800 $ 5 Santa Cruz'n This is a loop, visiting Lexington Reservoir, starting you out with a big climb through redwood forests to Summit Rd and the rollers of Skyline Blvd. prior to experiencing the fun descent and cooling temperatures of the Pacific Ocean, finishing the day with another climb out of Soquel. Please note that this ride also includes a short mixed terrain/gravel section prior to reaching the town of Los Gatos. Offered Year round.
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Andrea
Scotts Valley 205k 6000 $ 0 Carmel Cruise 200k Cruise the Monterey Bay coast from Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz down to Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel, then return via Prunedale. Offered Year round.
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Roland
Scotts Valley 301k 10000 $ 0 Laureles the Long Way Enjoy a mostly flat cruise down the Salinas Valley to Greenfield, then make up for it by climbing over Carmel Valley Road and Laureles Grade on the return. Offered year-round.
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Roland
Scotts Valley 101k 6000 $ 0 Mountain Charlie Meander A challenging loop in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Climb up Mountain Charlie Rd to the summit, then descent on Highland and Eureka Canyon to loop around Corralitos before returning through Day Valley, Aptos, Soquel, Santa Cruz. Offered year-round; winter rains may limit availability.
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Roland
Sunnyvale 101k 905 $ 0 Baylands 101 Enjoy a ride along marshlands of the South Bay. Ride is mostly on Bike Trails. Offered year round.
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John
Sunnyvale 203k 8400 $ 0 Dumbarton Hamilton Roundabout Enjoy the flat-lands of the South Bay early as the ride starts in Sunnyvale over the Dumbarton bridge to Livermore. Then climbing begins with a ride up Mines Road to The Junction then onto Lick Observatory at the top of Mt Hamilton. Then a final descent down Mt Hamilton, then through San Jose to the finish control in Sunnyvale. Offered Year round.
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John
Sunnyvale 200k 2400 $ 0 Happy Trails To You Route along the bike trails of the South Bay; includes the Guadalupe River Trail, Coyote Creek Trail to Morgan Hill, Stevens Creek Trail and the Alamada Creek Trail. Offered Year round.
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John
Sunnyvale 202k 12743 $ 0 Lunch At the Junction Ride over Mt Hamilton to The Junction for a lunch, but not to heavy a meal as you'll be climbing back over Hamilton to Los Gatos, before continuing back to Sunnyvale. Offered year round, except on Mondays (The Junction is closed on Mondays)
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John
Sunnyvale 117k 2800 $ 0
Morgan Hill Scamper rides along Calero and Chesbro Reservoirs into Morgan Hill for a cup of coffee and back. Offered year round.
(Reg form) (Cuesheet) (Map & GPX)
John
Sunnyvale 204k 8700 $ 5 Moss Beach Scamper Coastal Range to Pescadero, Stage Rd & Hwy 1 to Moss Beach, return via Pescadero and Sky Londa. Offered Year round.
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John
Sunnyvale 201k 10800 $ 5 Mt Charlie Challenge This is a loop, visiting the towns of Woodside, Half Moon Bay, Davenport, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, and Los Gatos, where one can expect to climb/descend through redwood forests, cruise along the rolling hills of Hwy 1 at the Pacific Ocean for miles on end, leading up to the final challenge of the day: Mountain Charlie. Please note that this ride also includes a short mixed terrain/gravel section prior to reaching the town of Los Gatos. Offered Year round.
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Andrea
Sunnyvale 118k 6700 $ 5 Pescadero Scamper Climbs the Penisula Ridge via Page Mill, then to San Gregorio and Pescadero, returns via Haskins Hill. A lot of steep climbing packed into 118k. Offered Year round.
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John
Sunnyvale 107k 4200 $ 5 San Gregorio Scamper Old La Honda to Skyline then out to Coast, return via Sky Londa. Much less climbing and less steep grades that Pescadero Scamper. Offered Year round.
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John
Sunnyvale 100k 3000 $ 0 San Mateo Scamper Ride through Portola Valley, Canada Rd and Crystal Springs Rd to San Mateo and then back to Sunnyvale via Sand Hill/Junipero Serra. Offered Year round.
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John
Sunnyvale 203k 10800 $ 5 Santa Cruz Scamper Coastal Range to San Mateo Coast, Hwy 1 to Santa Cruz, climb to Big Basin State Park, return via Saratoga. 70% of the climbing is in the last half of the route. Offered Year round.
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John
Sunnyvale 103k 5500 $ 5 Tour de Skyline This is a tour of the rolling hills of Skyline, connecting Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, visiting Redwood Forests, passing Open Space Preserves, overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the west and the bay to the east. Initially, one has to conquer a long somewhat strenuous climb to get to Skyline, making up for almost half of the total elevation gain, and the second set of continuous climbing is encountered after crossing over 84/Woodside Road, but the downhill and smiles come soon thereafter, cruising effortlessly all the way down towards Crystal Springs Reservoirs. Offered Year round.
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Andrea
Sunnyvale 215k 2900 $ 0
Tres Pinos Scamper rides along Calero and Chesbro Reservoirs then through farmlands out to Tres Pinos for a quick lunch then back. Offered year round.
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John
Ukiah 200k 14000 $ 5 Ukiah Mendocino Ukiah A challenging but breathtaking route that starts in Ukiah, then head to the coast on Orr Springs Road through the majestic Montgomery Woods (with one of the tallest redwood trees in the world!) to Comptche and continues on to Mendocino on the coast. On the return leg the route heads down the coast to Manchester before coming back east on equally beautiful Mountain View Road, then Boonville-Ukiah Road back to the finish. Offered Year round.
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Franklyn
Ukiah 205k 7800 $ 5 Ukiah to Sausalito A reversible 205k route that starts in Southern Ukiah, then goes south along the HWY 101 Corridor on the back roads of Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin Counties back to Sausalito. Mostly rural and suburban. Rollers, small hills, and flat roads. Offered Year round.
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Franklyn
Walnut Creek 140k 3200 $ 5 Sacramento Stroll Ride to Old Sacramento. Route is reversible. Offered Year round.
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Kitty
Woodside 206k 9000 $ 0 Sky Coaster Leg Toaster from Woodside The Sky Coaster Leg Toaster starting in Woodside instead of Felton. Use the 3rd tab on the cuesheet. Offered year-round.
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Roland
Woodside 215k 4000 $ 0 South Bay Sashay from Woodside The South Bay Sashay starting from Woodside instead of Fremont. Offered year-round.
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Roland
Yosmite Valley 100k 7400 $ 0 Glacier Point Populaire Picturesque ride from the Yosemite Valley floor to Glacier Point. Owner does not live near the start (but wished he did) and day restrictions do apply, so contact route owner well in advance to arrange specifics. Not available during peak vacation season on weekends due to traffic conditions. Best road during the "off" season. Offered when the snow melts or hasn't closed the road yet which should be late April to early October.
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John