Choose Your PUBLIC Bike Adventure

Nothing quite compares to the joys of riding a bike. May is National Bike Month and a great opportunity to showcase the many benefits of bicycling as well as encourage many to give it a try. When it comes to choosing your first or next bike, where do you start? As the official bike of Bay Meadows, PUBLIC has rounded up a few of their top picks to get you started:

“Whoever you are, wherever you live, we think the bicycle will bring convenience and joy into your everyday. And we all could use a little more of that, right?” – PUBLIC Bikes

For the Minimalist: V1. Pure simplicity to get you to the coffee shop and back with money left over for lattes.

For the Casual Weekender: M7. Perfect for a weekend excursion to the beach or a casual cruise to brunch with friends.

For the Adventurer: R18 Drop Bar. This performance-oriented set of wheels is great for light touring, tackling the hills and weekend escapes.

For the Urban Explorer: V7i. Impervious to bumpy roads, bad weather and all the challenging conditions that daily city riding dishes out.

For the Active Aficionado: C9 Aluminum. This smart, lightweight design is perfect for putting in some extra fitness miles after work or on the weekends.

Now that you’ve settled on your two wheels, where do you set your pedaling destination?

San Mateo County is known for its plentiful bike-friendly terrain and beautiful scenery, offering a host of nearby trails to explore. There are so many ways to enjoy San Mateo County on 2-wheels, here are a few of our top picks:

The San Francisco Bay Trail takes you 330 miles from San Mateo shores, along the San Pablo Bay all the way around the San Francisco Bay. In its entirety, the trail connects all nine Bay Area counties. Accessible from cities all around the Bay, the trail offers something for everyone, regardless your skill level. And as an added bonus, the trail is pet friendly so bring your four-legged friends along for the ride!

Crystal Springs Regional Trail – Sawyer Camp Trail is a 12-mile loop, offering both flat and inclined trails. Parts of the trail are completely shaded with gorgeous trees while others offer incredible views of the water.

Seal Point Park offers a variety of terrain for hills for the pros and flat trails for the novice. Take your time pedaling through the natural and restored habitats – you’ll find wildlife of all kinds along these trails. Seal Point Park has breathtaking views of the Bay and a nice breeze.

Did you know? On Bicycle Sundays, a 3.8-mile segment of Cañada Road along Crystal Springs Regional Trail is closed between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92 allowing for non-motorized activities including jogging, bicycling, hiking, roller-skating, and walking (Strollers are welcome, but no ball/frisbee activity allowed). Cañada Road between Edgewood Road to the Filoli entrance will remain open to vehicles.

We’ve also blogged about 10 sites within 6 miles for your nearby two-wheeled adventures. Looking for more great places to ride? Bay Meadows and the surrounding San Mateo area offer many different paths to explore and sights to see. We even have a convenient bike map that you can download here.


Conveniently located between San Francisco and Palo Alto in San Mateo, Bay Meadows offers housing within walking distance of Caltrain. Ease of transportation is only one reason you’ll fall in love with Bay Meadows. Smartly-designed, high-quality new homes and apartments sit among 18 acres of open space, which includes parks, a community garden, public art, ball fields, bocce and basketball courts and a new playground. All this just a walk from Whole Foods, Blue Bottle Coffee, Slices San Mateo, ROAM Artisan Burgers, Fieldwork Brewing Co., Tin Pot Creamery, Hillsdale Shopping Center and more. Learn more about what Midurban life offers by following our Facebook page.