Mt. Tam - Ridge Road - Alpine Dam - Fairfax

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This is one of my favorite rides. A nice climb, some rolling hills, a curvy decent, and some beautiful scenery. It's about 58 miles door-to-door.

The best part is Ridge Road on the top of Mt. Tam. It's a rolling hill road with spectacular views of the Bay Area: San Francisco, the Bay, the Ocean, the Tamalpais watershed. Then you get a swurvy, switch-back descent through some redwoods to Alpine Dam. You then climb out of the Tamalpais watershed into Fairfax.

It should be noted that from the beginning of the Ridge Road until you hit Fairfax, there's not much in the way of bathrooms or water.