After spending time volunteering with the Sierra Club in Inverness, CA, I convinced my BF to ride up to the tip of the Point Reyes peninsula while the weather was still cooperative. I’m still bikeless after the accident, so I rode pillion on the back of his 2016 HD Street Glide Special (with navi! yay!)
We left at around 10am, with plans to stop at Whale of a Deli for sandwiches and enjoy lunch at Hearts Desire beach. From our home in Redwood City, we took highway 280N to 101N, and took a back road in San Rafael up to Point Reyes. I initially wanted to go up via Sir Francis Drake Blvd., but the HD Street Glide Navigation chose a different route for us.
Hearts Desire beach was beautiful as always, and while the water was cold, I still managed to soak my feet and explore a bit. After about an hour on the beach, we headed up on Pierce Point Road through the Tule Elk Reserve until we reached the ranch. We hiked ~ half a mile down to the McClures beach and soaked up the sun for another hour or so.
On our way down south, we decided to take Highway 1 through Stinson beach. This road is pretty curvy through the coastline, and we were able to get some awesome views as the sun was starting to go down. This is definitely a must ride road for any motorcycle riders passing through the Bay Area.
Check out the video I made on the south leg of our trip here!
After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, we decided to continue heading south on Highway 1 until we reached Half Moon Bay. Sam’s Chowder House is a staple in the area, and since it was getting cloudy and cold, a bowl of clam chowder sounded perfect. After that, we were only a 30 minute ride on Highway 92 until we made it back home.