Saturday, January 30, 2010

dutchman/limantour road (point reyes)

we rode shoreline highway to dutchman's point but it was a little bit flooded.. almost got caught on a little (soon to be) island out on tomales bay.. it was drizzling the whole time we were on point reyes, but luckily never started really pouring. we took bear valley road (back towards olema) just to check it out and ended up turning down limantour rd.. turned out to be a bit of a mountainous climb through some of the densest forrest i've seen.. very nice.. some great birds, beautiful views and pleasant smells later we turned around and headed back up and over olema hill and onto the cross marin trail (samuel p. taylor park) towards home.

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Total Distance: 155.28 km (96.5 mi)
Total Time: 9:31:00
Moving Time: 6:55:46
Average Speed: 16.32 km/h (10.1 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 22.41 km/h (13.9 mi/h)
Max Speed: 68.40 km/h (42.5 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -36 m (-117 ft)
Max Elevation: 248 m (813 ft)
Elevation Gain: 2451 m (8043 ft)
Max Grade: 23 %
Min Grade: -21 %
Recorded: Sat Jan 30 07:29:35 PDT 2010


  1. I'm planning a biking trip that includes Limantour Rd. from Bear Valley Rd. to the coast. I was wondering how much climbing is involved on Limantour? (For comparison's sake, I'm familiar with White's Hill, Camino Alto, Conzelman Rd., the rollers on Hwy 1 from Point Reyes up to Valley Ford).


  2. well that's what i'm planing to do next time we go up to pt reyes. while i haven't gone down to the beach yet, i've heard that it's over 20% grade, and the riders i talked too said it's definitely steeper than marshall wall.. i can also tell you that it's only about 7 miles out to the beach from bear valley, and the 3.5 miles of climbing we did (to the top of limantour road) was very mellow, and included brilliant forests and some nice views of black mountain/tomales bay.