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RIDE DESCRIPTION: Larkspur to San Francisco and back via ferry and bike with Foy’s Group and DBC on Saturday, May 11. Drive to Larkspur Ferry for a 9:30 a.m. departure time to San Francisco. The ferry arrives in S.F. at 10:30 a.m. We will ride along the Embarcadero, passing by Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Mason, the Marina and Crissy Field, before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. As we descend toward Sausalito, we’ll take a side trip through the 1/2 mile Baker-Barry Tunnel to take in Fort Cronkite and Rodeo Beach. After returning back through the tunnel, we will stop for lunch in Sausalito. Following lunch, we will continue on to Tiburon and Paradise Drive, returning to our vehicles. This tourist-paced ride is 40.7 miles, with 3,379 feet of vertical climb.
Here is the Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/
DIRECTIONS TO THE LARKSPUR FERRY:
— Take I-80 to Hwy 37 west from Vallejo to Novato
— In Novato, take Hwy 101 south
— In Greenbrae (just over hill from San Rafael), take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit
— Turn left on Sir Francis Drake Blvd, drive approximately 1/3 mile, then turn right into Larkspur Ferry Terminal parking lot
***** Suggest allowing 2 hrs from Woodland in case traffic is heavy. Buying your ferry ticket from the vending machines can also be time consuming. If you arrive at the Ferry Terminal early, there is a Starbuck’s and a Bakery across the street in Larkspur Landing. If you are late, you’ll have a great opportunity to take photos of the ferry sailing away from the dock with us on board.*****
FERRY: Departs at 9:30 a.m. and arrives in S.F. at 10:30 a.m. Fares: $12.00 for adults; $6.00 for seniors 65 and older (with or without a senior Clipper Card); and $7.75 with a regular Clipper Card. There is lots of space for parking your bike on the lower deck of the ferry.
LUNCH OPTIONS: We’d like to keep everyone fairly grouped together when we stop for lunch; there are two recommended options:
— Fish located at 350 Harbor Dr, offers Fish & Chips and Fish Tacos, Burgers, Salmon and catch of the day, chowder, Tuna Melt and salads. Website: 331fish.com
— Mollie Stone’s Market located at 100 Harbor Dr., featuring delicious deli sandwiches and salads, as well as a Sushi Bar. There is ample outdoor seating with tables and benches, and this is the less expensive choice. Website: molliestones.com
RIDE LEADERS: Bill Karbe (530) 312-2211 email@example.com and Anne Huber (916) 206-2922 firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL THOUGHTS: So that we have an estimate of how many will be on the ride, please send Bill Karbe a text or e-mail to the phone or e-mail address shown above for Ride Leaders if you plan to join us. And, if you are able to drive, please copy the group to advise them if you have any extra space in your car and are willing to carpool.