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Biking & Cycling in Santa Clara County

Settled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara County is home to cities like Los Gatos, Santa Clara, and San Jose – all found south of the San Francisco Bay area.

From annual races to four-season biking trails, the Santa Cruz Mountains are a mecca for all fans of cycling.

Events & Races

Early May brings the AMGEN Tour of California – an annual race passing through Los Gatos en route from Sacramento to Mt. Baldy.

May also brings the Cat’s Hill Classic – presented by the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club and part of the NCNCA National Premier Series Program, USCF Results & Rankings Program, and DEVO Race Series.

Try other annual criteriums in the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club like the Foothill Circuit Race, or enjoy more causal events like the Saturday Training Ride and the Sunday AM Ride.


Hit the Trails Rolling in Santa Clara

Mountain Biking

Exquisite mountain biking opportunities are found at 16 preserves across the nearby Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

Check out 11 miles of trail at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, 26 miles at Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, and 34 miles at El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve. Recommended runs include Sierra Azule and St. Joseph's Hill trails.

For wild places closer to the Los Gatos area, check out Santa Rosa, Heintz, and Shannon Valley open spaces. Novitiate Park and Belgatos Park act as gateways to these open spaces – and cycling is allowed here as well.

Paved Riding

Santa Clara County Parks offer 125 miles of paved biking trails across 17 regional parks – including the Los Gatos Creek Trail.

Other biking trails in Los Gatos are found in Worchester Park, and the Kennedy Loop through the Kennedy Meadows neighborhood.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western The Inn of Los Gatos

55 Los Gatos Saratoga Road, Los Gatos CA 95032-5461
Phone: +1 408-356-9191  |  Fax: (408) 356-7502  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Brookside Inn

400 Valley Way, Milpitas CA 95035-4136
Phone: +1 408-263-5566  |  Fax: (408) 262-6866  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Lanai Garden Inn & Suites

1575 Tully Road, San Jose CA 95122-2459
Phone: +1 408-929-8100  |  Fax: (408) 929-8140  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Airport Plaza

2118 The Alameda, San Jose CA 95126-1140
Phone: +1 408-243-2400  |  Fax: (408) 243-5478  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Inn Santa Clara

4341 El Camino Real, Santa Clara CA 95051-2510
Phone: +1 408-244-3366  |  Fax: (408) 246-1387  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western University Inn Santa Clara

1655 El Camino Real, Santa Clara CA 95050-4158
Phone: +1 408-244-8313  |  Fax: (408) 554-9167  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley

6020 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley CA 95066-3234
Phone: +1 831-438-6666  |  Fax: (831) 439-8752  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Silicon Valley Inn

600 N Mathilda Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94085-3508
Phone: +1 408-735-7800  |  Fax: (408) 739-5439  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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