This route was scouted and mapped with the intent of keeping the cyclist on low-traffic, scenic and safe routes to and thru Vallejo to the Ferry Terminal.
(In the route creator's opinion, there is NO compelling reason to use American Canyon Rd and Hwy 29 as cycling routes to Vallejo any longer. New housing and business development in American Canyon have made these roads miserable and unsafe to cycle on.)
1) The newly completed Suisun Valley Parkway in Fairfield is a great alternative to the busy, no-shouldered Rockville Rd.
2) The route between Cordelia and Columbus Pkwy in Vallejo is on bike-laned, low-traffic roads and the baby-bottom smooth McGary Road and bike path. Outstanding views of Mt Tam and the bay. (And the insanity of the I-80/Hwy 37 interchange. You'll feel very smug as you pedal alongside the freeway).
3) From Columbus Pkwy to Georgia St, the route is on good roads with bike lanes. Traffic is quiet. There are a couple of hills to hump over.
4) Vallejo gets a lot of bad PR, but Georgia Street is a jewel, and is a low-traffic, safe way to cross I-80 and land directly in front of the ferry terminal.
This route is mapped from Starbucks on Lyndell Terrace in Davis; adjust your ride accordingly.
All amenities available in Winters (mile 14), Hilborn and Waterman (Fairfield-mile 36), and Pittman Rd (Cordelia-mile 44).
Author: Deb Ford
Disclaimer: Bicycle riding comes with inherent risk. All maps, rides and other documents listed here are for informational purposes only. The Davis Bicycle Club and the authors of any maps assume no liability for the information provided. Research the local riding conditions before you embark on a ride. Road conditions, weather conditions, and traffic densities vary constantly.
|Starts in:||Davis, CA, US|
|Elevation:||+1766 / -1808 ft|