The Written Ride
In this section we get a chance to discuss and write about the rides we take and cycling in general. Submissions are always welcome. This is where we will keep pictures and other highlights of our rides and meetings.
Submissions can be sent to Theride@mantecabicycleclub.org
There is a Class 1 bike path
off of Highway 84, Niles Canyon road. It
is, for the most part, flat. The
scenery is varied with people, bright tree colors, and all types of birds. It
ends at San Francisco Bay which is 11 miles from the parking lot.
You can add an additional 4 miles by riding South next to the bay and
circling back. There are no
stops required for cars as the path “dips” below vehicle roads.
Bring snacks, there are no places immediately off the path to buy food.
Many riders ride the canyon road, but for the recreational rider this is
not recommended due to the fast vehicle traffic and curves on the road.
Take I-680 south. Exit Highway 84, which is Niles Canyon Road.
At the STOP sign go west. This
takes you through the canyon. At
Old Canyon road, turn left. Watch
for a parking lot on the left after you cross the bridge (it’s down a hill).
If you get to Mission Blvd, you went too far.
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