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Redwood Ramble: a WTF* Bikepacking Ride

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Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center (in front of the gift shop)

Golden Gate Bridge

San francisco, ca 94129

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This ride is organized as part of the WTF Bikexplorers ride series. If you itentify as a female, trans, femme, butch, gender-non-conforming, and/or non-cis male person eager to get sweaty and pedal with camping gear strapped to your bike, then this ride is for you!

This 3-day, 2 night ride will have you cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge, sleeping amongst redwoods, swimming in a watering hole, and pedaling along the bay coastline. It is approximately 80 miles with a combined 3,500 ft of climbing. The path is mostly paved and shared with cars, with 5 miles of optional gravel riding. Plenty of stops along the way will ensure we are well fed and energized to tackle each leg of our journey, but riders are encouraged to also bring whatever food, cookware, and fuel they need for breakfast/dinner/etc.

Day 1: 27 miles, 1262 ft elevation

Day 2: 20 miles, 916 ft elevation

Day 3: 33 miles, 1469 ft elevation

The ride will begin at the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center (in the plaza between the tourist shop and snack bar). From there, we'll cross the bridge into Sausalito before crossing through several towns, cow pastures, and ultimately reaching our destination of Samuel P Taylor State Park. This hiker/biker campsite has water, showers (bring quarters), bathrooms, and a fair amount of flat land to set up tents, with a small river running along the site (optional swimming in a nearby watering hole). Note: this park does not allow hammock camping.

Day 2 has us retracing our steps out of the state park and heading east through suburban neighborhoods to China Camp. Situated among groves of oaks, bay laurels, madrones, and complete with bathrooms and showers.

On the last day we will follow the bay coastline south returning to San Francisco via beautiful scenic winding roads.

See the full route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30374155
We look forward to riding with you!



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