Biking in Novato
Cyclists will discover a wealth of Bay Area bike trails and scenic loops for both road and mountain bike enthusiasts in and around Novato. Surrounded by open space, wetlands, and beautiful rolling coastal hills, Novato is the perfect starting point for riders of all fitness levels. Whether you’d like to spend a couple of hours enjoying a leisurely cruise, or invest an entire day in the saddle—you’re certain to fall in love with the natural beauty that greets you at every turn. Please visit the Map My Ride website to find some popular Bay Area bike trails.
EASY BIKE RENTALS IN NOVATO
Left your bike at home? No problem! Pay a visit to the helpful staff at Old Town Sports where you can rent a bike for as little as $25 per day.
WHERE BIKES AND BREWS MEET IN NOVATO
Bicycle Brüstop is Novato’s newest full-service bike shop with a twist: its own beer bar. This family-owned retail outlet brings their own brand of “cool” to our local cycling community. In addition to offering a full service repair shop staffed by United Bicycle Institute-certified mechanics, they carry a large selection of Giant bikes. They even have a dedicated area for female cyclists with bikes and apparel.
Owners Carolyn and Aaron Thompson have a reputation for friendly, caring service that keeps their customers coming back. In addition, the shop’s small beer bar offers a place to grab a post-ride pint of local microbrew!
If you’re a visiting mountain biker looking for a group ride, join the weekly Bicycle Brüstop mountain bike ride that meets in front of the shop every Sunday morning at 9am. Rides may include favorite local destinations like Mt. Burdell or Rush Creek that leave directly from the shop, or “Epic Adventures” in other locations.
Check the Bicycle Brüstop website for information about upcoming group rides and events, including route maps, duration, elevation gain, and much more!
Pedal on down to Bicycle Brüstop in downtown Novato at 830 Grant Avenue and check it out. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-7:00pm. Closed Sunday & Monday. Phone: (415) 408-3363.
COMING SUMMER 2015 : STAFFORD LAKE BIKE PARK
Mountain bikers can test their skill set at Novato’s new 17 acre state-of-the-art Stafford Lake Bike Park . Phase One of this exciting and innovative work in progress plans to open to the public sometime this fall. The park’s progression-based design will feature beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails for riders of all ages seeking a technically diverse obstacle course, and includes a single track loop trail, gravity fed flow trails with jumps and berms, several pump tracks, “north shore style” elevated trails, a dual slalom course, and more.
Please visit our Attractions Map & Guide page for more information about biking in Novato .