Larkspur Ferry to SF & the Marin Headlands-Mark’s Birthday Ride

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Today’s ride is becoming the traditional Wednesday Birthday Ride for many people. Mark has invited us all to share his special day by riding the Larkspur Ferry to SF, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and climbing up Conzelman Rd to the Marin Headlands. Lunch is at Dunphy Park in Sausalito followed by a coffee/snack stop in Tiburon. The ride ends with a run down Paradise Dr into Corte Madera and Larkspur. The rolling party continues with a post ride stop at the Marin Brewing Co at Larkspur Landing where he provides beer, soft drinks and pizza.

I’m going to keep this post short by letting the photos tell the story of the how we enjoyed the day.

At the Larkspur Ferry Terminal:

Gorgeous views from the ferry ride over to San Francisco:




Meet up with other riders at the SF Ferry Terminal/Building:

Riding along the Embarcadero to Fishermans Wharf:

Short climb up to Fort Mason Green:

Riding the trail along Marina Blvd out to Crissy Fields:

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge with a regroup at Vista Point:


Climbing Conzelman Rd up to the Marin Headlands:


Descend Conzelman to Bunker Rd through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area:


Heading towards Cavallo Point to Sausalito on East Rd:

Lunch at Dunphy Park in Sausalito:


Taking the Mill Valley Sausalito Path to Bayfront Park:

Heading to Tiburon around Richardson Bay:

Coffee/snack stop at Cafe Acri in Tiburon:

Return along Paradise Dr:

Taking the multi-use path in Corte Madera back to Larkspur:

Much “Thanks” to Mark for leading this ride and providing us with chocolate chip cookies at Dunphy Park.


~40 people in attendance with 4 tandems

41.50 Miles with 2130′ of elevation gain
Avg grade: 3%
Max grade: 12%

Weather: FABULOUS! Sunny and breezy with temps ranginf from the low 50’s to the low 60’s

Birthdays are good  for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.  ~Larry Lorenzoni

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One Comment

  1. Hi,

    Next time call us. You took a photo of our house.

    Love Bill and Diane.

    Bill, What! Contact Michael so we can get together for a ride.
    Hope all is going well with you and Diane. Nancy



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