Marin's Best Road Bike Rides

Bucket list of favorite rides include these top four and more:

  • Paradise Loop aka Tiburon Loop: a 26 mile beauty, suitable for all ability levels.
  • Alpine Dam Loop: a 40 mile hilly route that includes the fabled Seven Sisters and views of the Farallon Islands on a clear day.
  • Mt. Tamalpais: ride to the highest point of elevation in North Bay, Mt. Tam's East Peak.
  • Marshall Wall:  80+ mile ride through West Marin dairy farms that drops you onto coastal Route 1 and through the Oyster Farms of Marshall. 

 

Paradise Loop: 26 miles (42km) /1,518 feet (462 meters) of climbing.

 

Mt. Tam: 32 miles (51.5 km) / 4,325 feet (1,318 meters) of climbing.

 

Alpine Dam Loop: 40 miles (64 km) / 4,378 feet (1,334 meters) of climbing.

 

Nicasio - Marshall - HWY1: 85 miles (137 km) / 7,130 feet (2,173 meters) of climbing.

 

to Tomales via HWY1: 96 miles (154.5 km) / 8,820 feet (2,688 meters) of climbing.

 

to Point Reyes Lighthouse and back + Hawk Hill: 110 miles (177 km) / 10,888 feet (3,319 meters) of climbing.