Woodside-Beach 100, CA

Some steady, moderate climbing in this one. Start out at the Woodside Store (don’t park at the store; park in a large parking lot just 200 feet east of it), go to the beach, and then turn around, returning through San Gregorio. It’s a different world out there from the urban parts of the Bay Area for sure.

Route Sheet

Total Segment Directions
0   Woodside Store at intersection of Cañada/Woodside Rd. in Woodside
0 1 West on Woodside Rd. (CA-84)
1 5 Right (north, then eventually west) on Kings Mountain Rd.
    L (south) on Skyline Blvd. (CA-35)
  0.6 R (west) on La Honda Rd. (CA-84) in La Honda
    L (south, then west) on Pescadero Rd.
    L (south) on Cloverdale
    Straight (southwest) on Gazos Creek Rd.
39 13 Left (south) on US-1
52   Make a right at a road 13 mi. south of US-1/Gazos Creek Rd. (there aren’t many) and stop by a beach. Sit in the sand and relax!
52 18 Back on the bike. Go north on Highway 1. (Headwinds will be strong but hang in there and you will prevail!)
70 2 R (northwest) on Bean Hollow Rd.
72 1 R (east) on Pescadero Rd.
73 5 L (north) on Stage Rd.
78   Right (east) on La Honda Rd. (CA-84). May stop at San Gregorio Store (northwest corner of Stage/La Honda Rd.) for restroom, water, and snacks.
    Thru La Honda, continue on CA-84. Descend to Woodside.
97 3 Left (north) on Woodside Rd.
100   Back at the Woodside Store. Made it!

From the Logbook

June 3, 2000 (Sat)

I did this ride as preparation for the 2000 Terrible Two. The following is an excerpt from an email to a biking buddy:

I actually slept through my 5:00 a.m. alarm on Saturday somehow and missed the club ride to Santa Cruz, but no problem, I did my own make-your-own-century-ride to (near) Santa Cruz later a few hours later. I drove to Woodside (as initially planned), took Kings Mtn. to Skyline, went down 84, to Pescadero to [Cloverdale] and to Highway 1; went 13 miles south down Highway 1 until my odometer registered 52 miles, and stopped at the beach to relax and watch the windsurfers for a full hour before resuming. Going back northward on Highway 1 wasn’t too pleasant because it’s always super windy going that way, but I was feeling pretty strong the entire way. My climbing wasn’t bad… Going up 84 wasn’t bad either…

Homes along the beach.

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