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.
|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.
Dine above the Pacific Ocean
1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA
Miramar Beach Restaurant
World famous seafood chowder
131 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
San Gregorio General Store
A mix of funky wares and live blues
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio, CA
Bay Area motorcycle mecca
17288 Skyline Blvd. Woodside, CA
Buck's of Woodside
Iconic cafe where big deals go down
3062 Woodside Rd., Woodside, CA
This ride route was a great suggestion created with a company called MadMaps. Stop by Oakland Harley-Davidson and pick up a MADMAP today.