Joan’s 80th Birthday Ride to Paradise

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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This ride climbs up to Corte Mader Ridge from Mill Valley on Camino Alto for a scenic run along the Tiburon Peninsula on Paradise Dr into Tiburon. The route includes a beautiful climb around Belvedere Island. Enjoy the gorgeous Bay views!

Begin this ride from the Hauke Park parking lot.

Take the Multi-use path off Hamilton Dr through Hauke Park and across Pickleweed Inlet onto the Mill Valley-Sausalito Path.

Continue north for the climb up Corte Madera Ridge on Camino Alto; it’s 1.3 miles with an average grade of 4.4% followed by a fabulous sweeping descent on smooth pavement into Corte Madera.

The right turn on Redwood Rd is followed by an immediate left turn onto Montecito Dr; this road takes you onto the Corte Madera-Larkspur Path to Tamal Vista Blvd.

Exit the path onto Wornum Dr and take the multi-use path along Redwood Hwy; this path goes around the shopping areas of Corte Madera with gorgeous views of the wetlands and marshes at Corte Madera Ecological Preserve. The path exits onto Paradise Dr.

Paradise Dr is a popular cycling road that runs 8.4 miles on gentle rolling terrain; this glorious road winds around the estate homes along the Tiburon Peninsula with magnificent Bay views!

Paradise Dr drops down from the ridge into Tiburon with stunning Bay views!

Take Main St through the historic little downtown area of Tiburon and continue on Beach St to the town of Belvedere.

Continue with a loop around Belvedere Island on Beach Rd to Belvedere Ave.

The climb offers spectacular views of Richardson Bay and beyond!

Drop down on Golden Gate Ave to San Rafael Ave for the return into Tiburon.

Lunch stop at Cafe Acri.

Chocolate mousse birthday cake!

Return on Paradise Dr to Corte Madera.

Retrace steps back along the multi-use paths to Redwood Ave.

Climb Chapman Ave to Camino Alto.

Return on the multi-use paths thru Hauke Park to the parking lot.

This is a beautiful out & back ride along the Bay on Paradise Dr to Tiburon!

Thanks to Joan for the decadent chocolate mousse birthday cake, it was delicious!


Garmin Stats:
32.22 Miles with 1631′ of elevation gain
Max Elevation: 331′
Max grade: 8%
Terrain: A few low hills

Weather: Sunny and warm! Temps ranged from the low 60’s to the high 70’s with NW winds.

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Follow this route for today’s ride:


  1. I randomly came across this and showed it to our staff members here at Cyclelogical ( and what a JOY it was to watch this video. Thank you for sharing such happiness…and that you are never too old/young to love riding bikes!!!!


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