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Thanks for visiting us! Here’s a quick guide to our South Bay neighborhood with a list of eateries, mechanics, and gas stations local to Road Rider. And if you’ve got some time, stay a while and explore one of the local routes or popular destinations we’ve included below. They’re all just a short ride away and are some of the many reasons we love our little slice of Northern California.

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Our Winter Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Note: the tire shop accepts its last tire 1/2 an hour before the store closes

Our Digits

  • (408) 227-6936

Nearby Food and Fuel


Starbucks, City Diner, Subway, La Costa Del Sol

  • Waiting for tires? Hang a right and walk the short distance to Starbucks, City Diner, Subway, or La Costa Del Sol taqueria.
  • 2961 Monterey Highway
  • Distance: .1 miles

Tony DiMaggio’s Pizza

  • Amazing pizza, pasta, and award-winning stromboli. DiMaggio’s has been our neighbor and Italian provider for over 30 years!
  • 3852 Monterey Hwy, San Jose
  • Distance: 1 mile

Just Breakfast

  • The local greasy spoon is just a few paces to our right.
  • 2901 Monterey Highway
  • Distance: .02 miles

Chavez Market

  • Very good, classic taqueria with an adjoining grocery store.
  • 2670 Monterey Highway, San Jose
  • Head north on Monterey about .1 miles

Shell

  • Gas station
  • 2180 Monterey Highway, San Jose
  • Head north on Monterey about 1.1 miles, at the intersection of Tully/Curtner and Monterey

Rotten Robbie’s

  • Gas station
  • 3090 Monterey Highway, San Jose
  • Head south on Monterey about .03 miles

The Plant Shopping Center

  • Everything from banks to box stores and a variety of restaurants.
  • [1-19] Curtner Avenue, San Jose
  • Distance: 1.3 miles

Repair Shops


Sporttech and Superbike are both less than a mile from Road Rider and routinely coordinate with our tire and parts departments to make sure you get back on the road as fast as possible after repairs, upgrades, tire replacement, or maintenance. Paulie’s Shop specializes in Harley-Davidson and custom bikes and work is by appointment only. Please call the shops for more information or to schedule work. Click HERE for information about our Tire Shop.

Sporttech Cycles

  • 408-225-9800
  • 2744 Aiello Drive, Unit 110, San Jose

Superbike Performance Center

  • 408-227-6800
  • 2845 Monterey Highway, Suite 19, San Jose

Paulie’s Shop

  • By appointment only
  • (925) 788-6333

Top Local Ride Routes, Destinations and Attractions


ROUTES

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.


DESTINATIONS

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

  • Kelley ParkHistory Park Museum, Japanese Friendship Gardens, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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).


Map of destinations and attractions

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