This ride will start at 9 a.m. from the Marinwood Community Center, located at 775 Miller Creek Road (just off Lucas Valley Road exit west of Hwy 101 north of San Rafael). There is parking at the community center. Please plan on leaving Davis around 7 a.m. to get there on time. We will have lunch in Point Reyes Station, where there are several options to purchase food and we will eat in the picnic area near the Bovine Bakery.
The ride begins on flat-to-rolling terrain before a 1.5-mile, 430-foot climb to the Big Rock summit of Lucas Valley and a thrilling descent through the redwoods into the ranches and grasslands of West Marin. The route then winds north through relatively flat terrain past the small town of Nicasio.