Tour de Paradise

Sunday, February 3, 2013

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Today’s short leisurely ride features one of the most popular roads in Marin County; Paradise Dr. We meet up at the Mill Valley Safeway on Miller Ave and head for the short climb up Camino Alto into Corte Madera.

We continue on the Larkspur Path for a horse shoe loop around Corte Madera to Paradise Dr. It’s a gentle rolling 6.9 miles out to Tiburon with gorgeous views of the Richmond San Rafael Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

Lunch is at the Shoreline Park in Tiburon; food and beverages can be bought at Caffe Acri. It’s a gorgeous sunny day and the views from the shoreline are spectacular! You can see the SF skyline and Sutro Towers.

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We head up Beach Rd & Belvedere Dr for more stunning views of SF Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Richardson Bay. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser-WOW!

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We continue on the very steep descent on Belvedere Way to W Shore Rd and San Rafael Ave. There are fabulous views of Mt Tam and the surrounding Marin County hills and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Tiburon Linear Park path hugs the shoreline of Richardson Bay. Again, the views are outstanding! You can see the Bay Bridge! We continue on Harbor Cove Way for the very short steep climb up to Strawberry Dr. The stretch on Seminary Dr along Richardson Bay has fantastic views of Richardson Bay Bridge and the surrounding cities of Marin.

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Redwood Hwy leads us around to Hamilton Dr onto the multi-use path through Bayfront and Hauke Park. We exit the path to Sycamore Ave and take Camino Alto back to Miller Ave.

 

BLANK

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to join me on this Tour around Paradise. It was indeed a perfect day in paradise!

18 people in attendance with 4 tandems.

VDO Stats:
24.8 Miles with 1124′ of elevation gain
Avg grade: 3%
Max grade: 16%

Weather: GRAND! Sunny and warm with clear blue skies with no winds. Temps ranged from the high 50’s to the low 60’s

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Simple enjoy life and the simple pleasures that come with it.
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