Event & Route description

“Support and Gear” (SAG) vehicles will be available along the route and will come to your aid.  There is a lunch stop but no rest stops. Riders are encouraged to be as self-sufficient as possible. Please carry basic tools and be prepared to repair your own flat tires, and be sure to carry plenty of water.  Participants should be in good physical shape with the intention to complete the ride on their own power. 

Day 1 — 52 miles with 3,000 feet climbing 

A loop from Nicasio to Drake’s Beach

It’s a beautiful route and mostly low traffic. The map is simple: Nicasio to Point Reyes, onto the peninsula towards Inverness, spectacular views of the ocean, and a descent to Drake’s beach for lunch. The return trip is similar except we head through Olema, the tail of Bolinas ridge, and Sir Francis Drake boulevard. 

The full-size, interactive route is available on Strava: pilgrimage-route

We have files in FIT, TCX, and GPX formats for your cycling computer. Just ask and we’ll send. 


Need a ride? Offer a ride? Please minimize energy consumption for this event. If you need a ride or can offer a ride, click here

Arrival and Parking

Go past the town center and park along the fencing by the Cheese Company pumpkin patch. You can park by the ball field too (but there’s a small chance of getting tickets).

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Parking looks like this:

Registration and Blessings

Upon arrival, ready your bike, grab your lunch & clothing bags, and head for the registration table. After registration, enjoy conversation as you head to the church grounds for announcements and a Blessing of the Bikes.

Gathering place is at the church across from the ballfield: