Corte Madera to San Francisco
This is an exceptionally manageable ride in a congested area with many bike paths and well-lined bike lanes. Even the Golden Gate Bridge, with many camera-laden pedestrians is cycle friendly.
1. Corte Madera to Lombard St in downtown San Francisco: round trip 54 miles along Paradise Drive, rounding Tiburon peninsula and cruising past floating houses before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on down through Presidio.
2. Sausalito to Lombard St in downtown San Francisco: round trip 16 miles following Bridgeway and Alexander Ave, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on down through Presidio and along Old Mason St and Marina Ave.
Places to stay:
Best Western Corte Madera: Best of the Best Westerns. Inexpensive, good restaurants and beer pubs close by.
Casa Madrona Hotel (Sausalito): moderately priced hip hotel in downtown Sausalito with spectacular views of the bay and San Francisco skyline.
Enjoy a glass of wine or a craft beer at sunset on the upper deck of the Barrel House Tavern in Sausalito.