Bike Month is nearly over here at Chinook Book but we encourage you to keep on rolling with one of these beautiful Bay Area rides. Last time we talked about taking a day trip to Golden Gate Park and exploring what the lush greenery has to offer. Today we're going to focus on a more secluded spot where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
WHAT IS IT?
Angel Island lays just north of the lower peninsula, making this a perfect getaway that isn't too far from the city. The entire island is a state park so there are trails and paths all across its expanse. One of our favorite trails on the island is the paved, 5-mile service road that encircles the park. If you don't have a bike don't worry because there's a bike rental shop right when you get off the ferry. If you're coming from Oakland, grab some fresh and healthy snacks at the Jack London Square Farmers Market right before you hop on the ferry. After you peruse the open-air vendor booths, the ferry terminal is just three (3) city blocks away. If you do set up a picnic on the island, or eat a snack, make sure to pack out all of your trash so that others can enjoy the space as much as you did! As the day passes by, make sure that you set an alarm on your phone so that you don't miss your ferry back to the mainland!
WHAT MAKES IT GREAT
A perfect-sized park on an island just beyond the stress of the city. A bike loop that gives you a 360° view of the unbelievably scenic bay. A bike rental shop at the entrance to the park, and picnic tables strewn across the island make this a perfect spot to visit for cyclists of all skill levels.