Get ready for Friday’s ride!
Remember, this ride will be a bit out of the way, but this is what we do to reach farther West than we’ve ever gone – through central Mountain View and into the outskirts of Palo Alto, a Bike Party first!
In this post:
- the Route Map
- Turn-by-Turn Directions
- Pre-ride Routes leaving from
- Downtown San Jose
- Local Businesses near the start
Remember to ride sober, ride safely, ride with friends (and repair tools!), and HAVE FUN! Ride for community – all through the city!
If you can, please print out and copy some of these directions sheets to help you and your group keep on the route:
Park at Mission College Pkg Lots B, C & D
($2 – Yellow Boxes in Pkg Lots C&D)
BIRDs will direct you to the Starting Point…
From Starting Point – Follow the crowd….
L on Great America Pkwy
R on Augustine Dr
R on Lakeside Dr @ stop sign!
R on Oakmead Pkwy
R on Duane Ave
L on Fair Oaks Ave
R on Evelyn Ave
– Watch for construction!
Straight thru past CalTrain station (stay left)
– do NOT take Mathilda Ramp!!
Regroup #1 – VTA & CalTrain station (~8mi)
1st Driveway only!
Out 2nd driveway onto View St (Straight)
R on Dana St @ stop sign!
L on Hope St@ stop sign!
R on California St@ stop sign
L on S. Rengstorff Ave
R on El Camino Real
R on Charleston Rd
— Extra caution @ CalTrain tracks!!!
R on N. Rengstorff Ave,
— before In-N-Out, or you’re on 101!
Deep into driveway, towards PetClub
Regroup #2 at Costco/Petco (13.3mi)
Out onto Leghorn St (Left)
R on N. Rengstorff Ave
L on W. Middlefield Rd
L on Moffett Blvd, go under Hwy 85
R on Leong Dr, becomes Fairchild Dr.
L on Ellis St, go under 101
R on Manila Dr., becomes Moffett Dr.
Regroup #3 at Secret Location (18.2mi)
Back onto Moffet Park Dr, thru Mathilda
L on Crossman Ave (before Java/Fair Oaks)
R on E Java Dr (becomes Fair Oaks)
L on Tasman
R on Great America Pkwy
L on Mission College Blvc
R on Freedom Circle
Look for BIRDs guiding you
to Secret END Location…
We realize that this ride starts far from where most of us live, so here are some meet-up groups you might like to join to ride together with others to the official ride start. Note that these routes might change at the discretion of the riders and BIRDs who attend the pre-rides, but there will be at least one BIRD helping to lead each route so you don’t need to worry about getting lost too easily. Both rides will begin at 6:30pm.
Ride in good company!
Here’s a listing of restaurants, coffee, movies… (may have missed some)
Taxi’s (yelp)AMC Mercado 20 Theaters (yelp)