SF Bay Area - North Bay Cycling Guide

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The North Bay has it all: tall mountains, ocean views, unbeatable bakeries, famous wineries, and miles of quiet roads. The least populous part of the Bay Area, riders will truly feel like they've escaped to a cyclist's paradise.

SF Bay Area - North Bay Running Guide

Top Cycling Routes in SF Bay Area - North Bay

  1. Alpine Dam + Mt. Tam

    • Distance 53.7 mi
    • Elevation 5,445 ft

    When it comes to riding in Marin County, the Alpine Dam Loop is second to none. After meandering through a handful of friendly towns, the road turns uphill — and that's when thi...

  2. Paradise Loop

    • Distance 26.6 mi
    • Elevation 1,174 ft

    With it's lightly rolling hills and quiet roads, Paradise Loop is a staple for Bay Area cyclists of all skill levels. The gentle curves along the bay are equally suited to a ham...

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  4. Point Reyes Loop

    • Distance 59.4 mi
    • Elevation 4,259 ft

    If saddle time is what you're looking for, look no further than the Point Reyes Loop. It's got everything that San Francisco's other classic routes have — quiet roads, great sce...

  5. Muir Woods Loop

    • Distance 14.2 mi
    • Elevation 1,518 ft

    Named for the historic national park that it passes through, you’ll enjoy a bit of climbing and two smooth descents while on this brief but beautiful ride. Locals refer to the M...

  6. Four Corners

    • Distance 25.0 mi
    • Elevation 3,304 ft

    The relatively short Four Corners Loop is perfect for climbing enthusiasts who may not have time for a long ride. With great views of the Pacific Ocean, plenty of elevation, and...

  7. Wine Country Loop

    • Distance 45.6 mi
    • Elevation 4,469 ft

    Starting at Annadel State Park, this route takes riders through wine country and up some seriously challenging cols. Riders begin pedaling alongside wineries on the Sonoma Highw...

  8. Tamarancho Clockwise

    • Distance 5.8 mi
    • Elevation 865 ft

    Considered by many to be the best single track riding option in Marin, Camp Tamarancho is sure to test your MTB skills and fitness. Not for beginners, this trail is full of tigh...

  9. Headlands Miwok Loop

    • Distance 7.0 mi
    • Elevation 1,383 ft

    All local cyclists will agree that it is hard to surpass the beauty of the Marin Headlands. Grab your mountain bike and set out to explore what the Bay Area has to offer. If you...

  10. Bakery Challenge

    • Distance 58.2 mi
    • Elevation 4,142 ft

    Departing from Tomales Bakery, the Bakery Challenge route provides Athletes with magnificent vistas, delicious pastries, and lots of caffeine. What could be better? From Tomales...

  11. Headlands Loop

    • Distance 18.2 mi
    • Elevation 2,051 ft

    Hawk Hill is one of Strava's most iconic segments and the must-climb hill for any cyclist visiting San Francisco. This relatively short ride packs some of the best views in all ...