Day Rides < 150 miles

Chasin' Big Basin (87 miles)

Ride through the redwoods for a treat at Gayle's bakery in Capitola Beach ... this time trading CA-17 for the back roads.

Little Redwood Run (91 miles)

Ride through the redwoods for a treat at Gayle's bakery in Capitola Beach.

Dam Ride - All 6 of Them (99 miles)
  • Lexington Reservoir

  • Guadalupe Reservoir

  • Almaden Reservoir

  • Calero Reservoir

  • Uvas Reservoir

  • Chesbro Reservoir

Lunch @ The Junction (109 miles)

Lick Observatory & The Junction (bring cash for lunch)

Around Santa Cruz Mountains (112 miles)

Lunch at Pine Tent and Grill (

Land of Fruits & Nuts (112 miles)

Backroads to Casa De Fruta

Freedom !!! (112 miles)

lunch at Freedom meat lockers, dessert @ Gayle's Bakery, Capitola, CA.

San Juan Batista (117 miles)

Lunch @ JJ's Burgers (or Dona Ester or Jardines) in San Juan Batista followed by a visit of the San Juan Batista mission.

Prunedale Market BBQ (123 miles)

Lunch at the Prunedale Market BBQ (Yelps best BBQ in the South Bay and Yelps best BBQ in Santa Cruz County.) Dessert at Marianne's Ice Cream in Santa Cruz.

Light House & Monarchs (125 miles)

Stop at the Pigeon point light house. Lunch @ Roadhouse Restaurant (Davenport, CA). Visit the Natural Bridges State Marine reserve and finish off with some twisties to Scott Valley

Bridge Trek - No Toll (137 miles)

Crossing all bridges with no tolls. Lunch at Whisk + Skillet. Cap the day off with a visit to the Chabot Center.

California Dreamin' (140 miles)

Lunch @ Hwy 1 Brewing Co.

Calaveras to Mount Diablo (143 miles)

Ride Calaveras road first, then up to the top of Mount Diablo (don't forget the State Park fee to get to the top.)

Half Moon Bay Fish & Chips (145 miles)

A classic. Lunch at Barbara's Fishtrap followed by dessert at Pacific Cookies Company in Stan Cruz