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San Francisco to Larkspur Ride (ride rating: B/3/40)
San Francisco to Larkspur Ride
Sunday September 24, 1995--9:30 a.m.
Leader: Steve Scharf
Starting Point: Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum
Suggested that riders bring a windbreaker even when the weather is
nice. Check on Ferry times.
Since this ride:
1. The Palace of the Legion of Honor has reopened, so parking is no
longer easily available during operating hours of the Museum. However
there is sufficient parking along EL Camino Del Mar, and you can still
meet around the fountain in the museum parking lot. Be nice and do not
park in the small museum lot, even if there is plenty of space at the
time you start the ride.
2. EL Camino Del Mar was closed to non-residents after the December
1995 storm, due to the sinkhole. Check on its status, and be prepared
to take an alternate route such as Lake street to Arguello, then
through the Presidio.
3. The Point Bonita Lighthouse reopened in February 1996, and this
may be a good place to stop for a tour, though it will delay lunch.
N-North S-South E-East W-West R-Right L-Left C-Continue
9:30 a.m. Begin at Palace of the Legion of Honor
E-EL Camino Del Mar (turns into Lincoln at 25th Ave.)
C-Lincoln to Merchant
L-Merchant to road under GG Bridge
Regroup at Restrooms on the Right
If you don't know how to get onto the west sidewalk of the bridge,
then follow me. Watch out for clueless pedestrians!
Across Golden Gate Bridge on the Ocean Side, all the way to the
parking lot (don't take the sharp left cutoff which loops under
Regroup in Parking Lot
L Conzelman Road to the top where it becomes one way down.
(do not turn right on McCullough)
Regroup at the Top, Put on a windbreaker.
C down Conzelman
CAUTION! Very Steep Down Hill! Pump Your Brakes! Obey Posted Speed
Limit! Rangers Sometimes Give Speeding Tickets to Cyclists!
Wait at the Bottom. Follow me to the World Famous YMCA Coke Machine.
R Field to Bunker Road
R Bunker Road through Barry-Baker Tunnel (open to cyclists in both
directions with no waiting, push button before entering tunnel).
L Sausalito Lateral Road (turns into Alexander)
C Alexander into Sausalito to 2nd Av.
CAUTION! Heavy Traffic plus Steep & Windy downhill
R-2nd to Bridgeway
R-Bridgeway to where the bike path veers to the right just before 101.
If you are unfamiliar with this area you ought to follow me
as it is confusing.
Regroup where Bikepath ends at Blithedale and Lomita
C-Across Blithedale onto the Bike Path
R-At Bike Path Off Ramp (follow me) onto Lomita
C-Lomita to the end where there is a bike path on your left.
L-Bikepath to Casa Buena Dr.
C-Casa Buena Dr to Tamalpais
C-Across Tamalpais onto Madera Blvd.
R-Fifer to Pedestrian Overcrossing to your North
Cross 101 on Pedestrian Overcrossing.
N Frontage Road (Paradise Dr?) across the creek on the paths,
to the paths along Sir Francis Drake
R on Paths Along Sir Francis Drake to the pedestrian overcrossing
in the Ferry Terminal Parking Lot
Across the Pedestrian Overcrossing into the Shopping Center.
1:30 pm: LUNCH at MARIN BREWING COMPANY
3:00 pm: Coffee at A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books
After Lunch Return Across the Pedestrian Overcrossing to the
Ferries Departs at 3:45 p.m.
Relax Onboard Golden Gate Ferry
Walk bikes through ferry bldg across Embarcadero to Justin Herman
L Embarcadero (follow me)
CAUTION! Railroad Tracks
C Embarcadero to Jefferson
C Behind Fort Mason Hostel onto Marina Green Bike Path
into Presidio (Mason)
C All the way to the end to the one way road up to Lincoln
(now open to cyclists)
R Lincoln (turns into EL Camino Del Mar)
C EL Camino Del Mar to Palace of the Legion of Honor
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