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LOCAL RIDES: Sanctuary in San Mateo

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Apr 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM

This loop south of San Francisco takes you into the Santa Cruz Mountains. Wind around Devil's Slide, through the cozy town of Pacifica and past the surfing Mecca of Half Moon Bay, where the world-famous "Mavericks" contest is held. Head inland through rolling hills and farmland, then up to the mountain peaks, where you'll find a motorcyclist's dream highway skimming along the top.

San Mateo


Start Cliff House @ 1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA  
South Point Lobos Ave. > Great Hwy.  3.8
Right SR-35 / Skyline Blvd. 9.3
Straight on ramp I-280 / Junipero Serra Fwy. (south) 7.1
Right off ramp Left, SR-35 / Skyline Blvd. 1.2
Right SR-35 / SR-92 2.0
Left SR-35 / Skyline Blvd. 12.5
Right SR-84 / La Honda Rd. 14.3
Right Stage Rd. (in San Gregorio) 1.1
Right SR-1 / Cabrillo Hwy. (Exit 508) 27.1
Right on ramp SR-35 / Skyline Blvd. (north) 4.6
Left Great Hwy. > Point Lobos Ave. 3.7
Finish Cliff House @ 1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA  


Warnings: Many of these roads, particularly along the coast, are prone to falling rocks and mudslides. Check to make sure the roads are open before you go, especially during rainy winters. We also suggest you don't go ripping around the corners, because you can never be certain what might be in the middle of the road. Skyline Boulevard is popular with motorcyclists, especially on the weekends, so drivers please take extra caution.

Suggested Stops: Ride up on two wheels to Alice's Restaurant in Woodside. No, not the one Arlo Guthrie sang about, but just as much fun and a must for motorcyclists. Stop at the San Gregorio General Store to listen to some live music, browse through books and chat with the locals. This is also home to the World's Largest Pair of Levi's and one mighty fine Bloody Mary.

Suggested Restaurants:

The Cliffhouse
Dine above the Pacific Ocean
1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA
(415) 386-3330

Miramar Beach Restaurant
World famous seafood chowder
131 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 726-9053

San Gregorio General Store
A mix of funky wares and live blues
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio, CA
(650) 726-0565

Alice's Restaurant
Bay Area motorcycle mecca
17288 Skyline Blvd. Woodside, CA
(650) 851-0303

Buck's of Woodside
Iconic cafe where big deals go down
3062 Woodside Rd., Woodside, CA 
(650) 851-8010

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