For the curving ascents and descents amid terrific views and less-than-terrific pavement, I’m immediately reminded of Mulholland Drive. After various recent moments of watching cyclists pass by my friends’ home, plus one occasion of exploring the route by motorcycle, finally this weekend I pedaled my way along a significant stretch of Grizzly Peak Boulevard through the hills of Berkeley.
It really is the Bay Area’s Mulholland equivalent, as far as I’m concerned. As such, like Mulholland for its winding and challenging terrain, I see why Grizzly Peak is so popular among cyclists. A simple Google search for “Grizzly Peak Cycling” instantly reveals how well established this thoroughfare is on two wheels.
While my first relatively short-distance ride was certainly a good workout, my next will be an even better one, thanks to additional miles in store. Like other terrific Bay Area cycling roads, I highly recommend this one!