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Adventure riding is becoming increasingly more popular among cyclists in search of a car-free riding experience. Join the RRB Crew as they search for the wildest lines South of San Francisco, traversing along the California Coast until heading East to San Jose.

Road Runner Bags SF Traverse of the bikepacking.com route the SF peninsula route. Join the crew as they gravel grind their way to a s24o Road Runner Bags Bike Packing and Bike Touring Bags being tested to the limits in the Redwood forest
Road Runner Bags Bike Packing Bags built for life in los angeles california and used for all types of gravel riding Road Runner Bags Bike Packing Bags built for life in los angeles california and used for all types of gravel riding
Road Runner Bags Bike Packing Bags built for life in los angeles california and used for all types of gravel riding Road Runner Bags Bike Packing Bags built for life in los angeles california and used for all types of gravel riding

This past holiday I put my fate in the hands of a NorCal homie who claimed to know where to find the best burritos in Santa Cruz. While that may not have been true, he definitely knew the best routes to take between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Staying mostly off the beaten path and in the mountains, we found ourselves out in the bush with nowhere to go but up, literally. 

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San Francisco to Santa Cruz

The route consists of closed dirt and gravel roads starting in South San Francisco where you immediately climb up and over to the Ocean. This famous ridge line is know as the Sweeney Ridge Trail.

 

Road Runner Bags crew takes to bikepacking and hits the pacific ocean in search of dirt roads along the SF peninsula route.

Road Runner Bags crew takes to bikepacking and hits the pacific ocean in search of dirt roads along the SF peninsula route. 

At the end of the first day you find yourself arriving in Half Moon Bay just as the sun is making its final descent into the ocean. Half Moon Bay State Park offers Hike and Bike campsites for only $7 a person and reservations are not required.

 Bike Touring the California Coast with Road Runner Bags Bike Packing Bags and Gravel Bags for an off-road adventure on our all terrain bikes
Heading in and out of Half Moon State Beach is quite the treat. The local cycling/pedestrian shared path takes you along the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, spanning the short length of town.

Road Runner Bags Bike Packing and Bike Touring Bags being tested to the limits in the Redwood forest

Road Runner Bags Bike Packing and Bike Touring Bags being tested to the limits in the Redwood forest Road Runner Bags Bike Packing and Bike Touring Bags being tested to the limits in the Redwood forest

There are plenty of MTB trails in Santa Cruz to suit your fancy and your riding style. As you can see we found plenty of single track, closed gravel roads, closed redwood forest roads and, of course, the occasional hike-a-bike. 

"It's not about the destination, but how much you can carry there"


RRB - Brad Adams

 

Road Runner Bags Crew on their recent bikepacking.com SF Peninsula Route following all of the dirt from San Francisco down to San Jose

 

Missin' my buds! Kudos to everyone for shredding the gnar and straight up holding it down for 5 days straight.

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 If you'd like the GPX file for this route, feel free to shoot me an email