Meet Fredo Cirne (firstname.lastname@example.org, 4089314133) at Burgess Park (701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025) at 9:45 for a 10 am departure. This is a beautiful gravel ride by the Bay. Starting from Burgess Park, we're going towards the Bay via Lindenwood, cross 101 on the Menlo Park bike bridge. Once in the Bay, we pay a short visit to the magnificent Bedwell Park before heading Southeast through the Bay Trail to Ravenswood, Byxbee and Crittenden. We'll then stop at Sports Page for lunch (and maybe a beer). Return is inland via low traffic streets, avoid the headwind by the Bay. Bad air quality (AQI > 80) cancels the ride.
It is a very scenic ride but it contains a good amount of gravel. I'd recommend a gravel bike with 38mm tires or more. A Mountain Bike will do just fine, of course. And if you are comfortable doing gravel with skinny 28mm tires, all the power to you! :-)
Route at https://www.strava.com/routes/2752406922780168380
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