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Best Bike Ride 

Mount Tam

3801 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley
MountTam is not only one of the best rides in the Bay Area, it’s one of the best rides anywhere. Whether you stick to the road or take in the rocky fire roads to get up to the top, few rides provide such a breathtaking array of different microclimates and epic views. From misty redwood groves and forests of California Bay trees, to the rocky, wind-whipped peaks, to the high chaparral and meadows, it’s a diverse sampling of Coastal Range flora. On a clear day it’s easy to see the city, out to the Farallon Islands, the East Bay, Mount Diablo, and pretty much everything else. Plus, since Mount Tam is right in our backyard it’s easy to stretch it out to 70 or 80 miles for a full long day in the saddle. Or you could sprint up and back down again in a couple hours if you have places to be.


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