Redmond/Meridian to Santa Cruz & Back

Posted on August 29th, 2011 in Century Rides,Routes by lane2train

This is an age-old ACTC route from the Almaden Coffee Roasting Company to Santa Cruz via Los Gatos and back through Scotts Valley. Jon Kaplan is leading this 100 miler on September 3rd, 2011.

This is a link to the RideWithGPS route

This is a link to the Excel Route Sheet

This is a link to the GPX file

If you need a TCX file let me know (lane_parker@yahoo.com)

Los Gatos to Half Moon Bay Route

Posted on August 21st, 2011 in Century Rides,Routes by lane2train

One of my favorite things to doGPS Route is ride up to Half Moon Bay for lunch at San Benito House.  The homemade bread is mouth watering.  I’m leading this ride again Saturday, September 6, 2014.  We roll at 7:30 AM.

Photos from the last couple of times I led a ride to Half Moon Bay are here, here, and here the route we’re following (below) is slightly different from the one in the pictures.

This is a link to the RideWithGPS route

This is a link to the Excel Route Sheet

The route starts at the Los Gatos Park N Ride on Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd between University and N Santa Cruz Avenues then up Hwy 9 to Skyline.  We travel up Skyline to Alpine and down a great descent to Pescadero then over to Stage and north.  There are several places to get water along the way in Pescadero and San Gregorio.  We continue north up to Tunitas Creek and inland through the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve then to the coast for lunch at San Benito House.  The trip back to Los Gatos takes us up Tunitas Creek and down Kings Mountain through Woodside, Redwood City, Los Altos, and others back to Hwy 9 and the Park N Ride.