February 5

Biking over the Golden Gate Bridge

On Superbowl Sunday we take advantage of the nice weather and somewhat lighter crowds to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge.

We drive up to Marina Green and then bike up toward the sothern end of the bridge. From January through March the eastern pedestrian bikeway of the bridge was closed for repairs which meant all bicyclist had to share the pedestrian heavy western walkway making biking a little difficult. The northern tourist viewpoint was crowded so we left and headed downhill toward Sausalito where we rest and have our lunch by the ferry dock. From Sausalito boarded the 2:15pm ferry back to San Francisco. We took the Ferry Building ferry which passed closely to Alcatraz en route back to San Francisco. Once in the city we rode along the Embarcadero toward Fisherman's Wharf. There we stopped for a crab and shrimp cocktail. Back on our bikes we rode along the Municipal Pier at Aquatic Park before heading back to our car. We arrived back home in time to watch the later half of the Superbowl.

  • Getting our bikes ready at Marina Green

  • Toby along the waterfront at Marina Green

  • Riding our bikes along Mason Street toward the bridge

  • Riding our bikes along Mason Street toward the bridge

  • The estuary by Chrissy Field

  • The bridge and Chrissy Field

  • Looking back at the city from the bike route to the bridge

  • Up above Chrissy Field looking back to the city

  • Up above Chrissy Field looking back to the city

  • The hornblower yacht sails below the Golden Gate

  • Toby with the Golden Gate

  • FWEE

  • Toby with Alcatraz in the background

  • Getting ready to cross the bridge on the western walkway

  • Looking down at Fort Point from the bridge

  • Toby at midspan on the bridge

  • Alcatraz and Mount Diablo in the far distance

  • Looking back at the bridge from the tourist viewpoint

  • San Francisco from Sausalito

  • Sausalito from the ferry

  • At the top of the ferry in the heated cover section

  • Alan on the ferry

  • Golden Gate Bridge from the ferry

  • The ferry passes close by Alcatraz

  • Approaching San Francisco

  • Off the Ferry Buiding in San Francisco

  • Fisherman's Grotto #9 for crab and shrimp cocktail

  • At Aquatic Park along the Municpal Pier

  • At Aquatic Park along the Municpal Pier

  • At Aquatic Park along the Municpal Pier with Ghiradelli Square

  • At Aquatic Park along the Municpal Pier

  • At Aquatic Park along the Municpal Pier

  • Coit Tower from Aquatic Park

  • The Transamerica Pyramid from Aquatic Park

  • At Aquatic Park along the Municpal Pier