Starbucks, City Diner, Subway, La Costa Del Sol
Tony DiMaggio’s Pizza
The Plant Shopping Center
Superbike Performance Center
Take a ride up Highway 9, stop for a breather at the intersection of 9 and Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35), then head down to Alice’s for breakfast or lunch and meet new and old friends.
This is a challenging ride with extremely tight hairpin turns all the way up to the Lick Observatory and down towards Mines Road. This ride is spectacular and usually quiet, but take your time and be on the lookout for loose gravel. Turn your trip to The Junction into an unforgettable loop ride by continuing north past The Junction on Mines Road. Ride across the valley into Livermore and return to San Jose via Calaveras Road.
The eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains is full of single-lane backroads, defunct dirt and gravel cut-offs, and a vast web of ride potential. But taking the beautiful and mellow Summit Road and Old Santa Cruz Highway (Soquel/San Jose Road) route to the sea is a great way to get acquainted. Check out Summit Grocery Store on the way.
From Road Rider, take a short moto down 101 South and explore the miles of sweeping rural roads around Calero Reservoir. Combine your Uvas/McKean ride with a trip over Mount Madonna to Corralitos (below) for a heavy dose of some of the best riding the South Bay has to offer.
The town center of Corralitos is a sunny and picturesque little intersection in the mountains above Aptos. You’ll be in need of a snack after navigating the long and winding roads of Mount Madonna, so grab a sandwich at the Corralitos Market and Sausage Company. Gizdich Ranch is a short detour away, where you can pick some apples or simply enjoy the fruits (in pie form) of other peoples’ labors.
17288 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside
47300 Mines Road, Livermore
Mount Hamilton Road, San Jose
569 Corralitos Road, Corralitos
24197 Summit Road, Los Gatos
55 Peckham Road, Watsonville
Intersection of Highway 9 & Highway 35/Skyline Boulevard
202 Stage Road, Pescadero
SOUTH BAY OFFROAD PARKS
[7200-7295] Forsum Road, San Jose
344 Tully Road, San Jose
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose
21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
1300 Senter Road, San Jose
DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE
Check out SJMA’s visiting exhibits for an experience that is always fresh and eye opening.
SOFA’s First Friday Art Walk is the place to be for food, drinks, and enrichment every first Friday of the month in the spring, summer and fall.
From morning to night, there’s always something going on at San Pedro Square. Hit SPSM on the weekends and kick back outside of San Jose’s historic Peralta Abode (this Adobe building is actually made of adobe) with a beer and a some snacks.
Not everyone’s up for a two-wheeled spin through the mountains. If you’ve got youngsters in tow, head for the Discovery Museum.
The Tech Museum is full of hands-on exhibits that will inspire the innovative spirit in all ages. Every first Thursday of the month The Tech is open for After Hours from 7:00 PM to midnight (21+ only).