Saturday, July 13

This should be a fantastically scenic ride over the Golden Gate bridge, through wine country, to beautiful Calistoga where we’ll stop at Old Faithful and recognize that even mother nature has plumbing issues.

Every half hour, this Geyser erupts like clockwork, shooting water hundreds of feet into the air, confirming its pedigree as one of the 700 wonders of the world. Between spurts, you can fill your time with a stroll through the the gardens, animal zoo, or playing bocce ball with friends. But keep your camera phones ready, because you won’t want to miss Old Faithful when she blows so you can check that one off your bucket list.

But like most of these events, the treasure lies in the journey more than the destination. And this journey will be full of eye candy like the view of San Francisco from across the bridge, and the lush, rolling vineyards in all their harvest glory. This is sure be a great ride with some fun friends. We hope you can join us!

No bridge tolls on this route, but please bring money for lunch and tickets to the Old Faithful Geyser (see prices below).

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

Schedule

9 am – Kick stands up [leaving from Spirit Motorcycles]
12:15 pm – Lunch Busters Original Southern BBQ [Calistoga]
1:30 pm – Old Faithful Geyser
5:30 pm – Arrive in San Jose

Route

242 miles (round trip)

NB 280 to 35
35 Skyline Line Rt on 19 (1)
Cross the Golden Gate.
Stop at Golden Gate Visitors Center [photo op]
Follow US-101 N to Irwin St in San Rafael.
Take exit 452 from US-101 N

Gas Stop:
Shell Gas Station (68 Miles from Spirit)
834 Irwin St San Rafael.

Cont. NB 101 to Mark West Springs RD (RT)
Mark West Springs turns into Porter Creek RD
Porter Creek RD to Petrified Forest RD (LF)
Petrified Forest RD to Foothill Blvd (RT)
Stop at Busters Original Southern BBQ for Lunch
1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515
After Lunch Foothill Blvd to Tubbs (RT)
Old Faithful Geyser will be on the Left

Old Faithful Ticket Info
Adults (12+) — $15.00
Seniors (62+) & Military — $13.00

Safety Notes

  • The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
  • We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
  • When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
  • There is safety in numbers.
  • The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
  • The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
  • Rain will cancel the ride.

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