It’s still summer, so get your bike ready, have a big lunch on Friday and join the summer party. The ride will be leaving earlier, so DON’T BE LATE!

Starting Point

This month’s ride will start at:

City of SJ parking lot


You will want to note a few things:
  • There is no parking available at the meeting location, as the lot closes at 7pm.
  • Please RIDE your bike to the start spot – you can drive a car or take light rail to a different destination a mile away without trouble and you will avoid most traffic & congestion problems.
  • Park on the street, in one of these orange locations, park at a friends house, ride your bike to the starting location or take light rail (early!! it gets full).

Route

To view the complete route, please check the Map My Ride map here:

August 2009 Route – Beach Blanket Bike Along to Great America

Regarding the route, you will want to know:

  • This route is over 20 miles – plan accordingly, with water and well-stretched legs.  : )
  • This route includes only 2 regroup spots.  The regroups are indicated by the water symbols

August 2009 Turn by Turn Directions

R on Woz Way
L on Almaden Blvd
R on St. James
L on Market St (becomes Coleman)
R on Brokaw Rd
– watch RR tracks past DeLaCruz!
R on Lafayette St
– watch RR tracks!
Regroup #1 - 2nd Driveway
after RR tracks(~6mi)
R on Lafayette
– across Central Expy, move left on bridge
L on Laurelwood Rd
R on Thomas Rd
R on Great America Pkwy
R on Tasman
Regroup #2 at Tasman & Alder Dr
(13mi)    (entrance on Alder Dr)
R back onto Tasman
R on S MAIN St ***
L at Abel St. (becomes Oakland Rd)
–move 1 lane over before Hwy 101
R on E Hedding St-move left ½ blk
L on N 10th St
R on Julian St
–watch for 2-way street past 5th St.
L on N 2st St
L on San Carlos St. — END at SJSU

*** For fast riders:
Follow Light Rail past Main St.
– watch RR tracks & Hwy 680 (twice!)
R on Hostetter – road is not well lit!
L on Oakland Rd (rejoin main route)