Sand Hill and Portola Roads (Secrets of the Loop)

Sand Hill and Portola Roads (Secrets of the Loop)

There are two kinds of Peninsula Loop bikers:  those who bike the 11.5-mile long Loop in Portola Valley clockwise and those who bike counter-clockwise. They both begin from Santa Cruz Avenue, built in 1868 as a toll road from Menlo Park to the coastal town. The Loop done clockwise takes off on Alpine Road, once the cattle-drive trail down the ridge from a coast-side ranch.

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