The pavement is smooth and the climbing unobstructed. With significant and impressive completions to the Marin Headlands road construction project, cycling through this beautiful area is now all the more satisfying.
As I wrote here almost a year ago, cyclists like myself often choose the Marin Headlands for a decent workout close to the city. And for all the “freshly paved roads” I then mentioned, now there are so many more. Most notably comes the immediate climb from the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, which we see in the above artist’s illustration. With the new bicycle lane clearly marked and not a flaw in all that fresh asphalt, you’ll be at the top in no time! From there just keep going, even onto some of the further-inland pavement yet to be redone.
If it’s been a while since you’ve visited the Headlands by bicycle, it’s certainly time for a “revisit,” even while dodging a few camera-snapping tourists here and there.