Explore the South Bay by Bicycle!

Recreational cycling is unsurpassed on the roads throughout the San Francisco South Bay Area. Encompassing Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, the region offers a wide variety of rides suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Pre-planned rides take you through the ranchlands and redwood forests, along quiet country roads, little-known backroads, and along the spectacular Pacific coast.
  • Ride along the breathtaking ridges on Summit Road and sample the panoramic views in both directions.
  • Enjoy the famous Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk.
  • Let loose on the awesome downhill through Bonny Doon to the coast.
  • Ride through the pastoral orchards and strawberry fields around Corralitos and Watsonville.
  • Browse the many shops and indulge yourself in the fine restaurants in “Old Town” Los Gatos.
  • Spot unusual migratory birds in their natural habitat at the Elkhorn Slough.
  • Relive the mining past at New Almaden.
South Bay Bike Trails includes 27 separate rides and 5 additional variations, with distances ranging from 5½ to 50 miles, and with terrain ranging from flat to serious climbs of 2,500 feet or more. Mountain biking is covered as well, with 14 of the 33 ride variations on dirt or fire roads throughout the many parks of the South Bay. Detailed maps, elevation profiles, and photos allow you to select the ride of your choice with no unpleasant surprises.

Don't wait any longer!
Get on your bike and experience the many adventures awaiting you
in the San Francisco South Bay!

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