Bike Ride
San Jose Guadalupe River Trail


 Time  Description 
10:00amMeet at light rail parking lot near Children's Discovery Museum (see picture below)
10:15 - 10:30amStart biking on Guadalupe River Trail
11:15 - 11:30amArrive at Rivermark Plaza
11:45amEat lunch at Rivermark Plaza (see below for restaurant info) 
1:30pm - ?Bike to Thamien Park nearby
1:30pm - ?Play, hang out at park 
AfternoonBike back

Prep Ahead

If you are joining our biking group for the first time, please check out some things you might want to set up:

Following is a checklist of things you might want to prepare prior to the ride:

Meeting Location

We will meet inside a small parking lot that looks like it's for the light rail station across from the Children's Discovery Museum. Please note that it's not the big parking lot behind Children's Discovery Museum (please see picture below).

Note: Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Use the following Google Maps link to navigate there:

Image of Meeting Location Parking Lot near Children's Discovery Museum

Biking Route

The route is @ 15 miles round trip and is mostly on a dedicated trail. It has some ups and downs and sharp turns in the ramp areas, so if you have kids you'll need to make sure they know how to handle slopes, shift gears, etc.

I've mapped out the biking route on the Guadalupe River Trail using MapMyFitness that ends in Rivermark Plaza.

Route ending at Yo Yo Sushi Restaurant:

Route ending at Red Robin Restaurant:

Lunch at Rivermark Plaza

We normally eat at one of a couple restaurants in the Rivermark plaza that have outdoor seating so we can keep an eye on the bikes while eating.

Red Robin Restaurant

3906 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Yo Yo Sushi Restaurant (restaurant closed already)

3958 Rivermark Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Hang Out at Thamien Park

There is a nice park near Rivermark Plaza with a large green grassy area, playground, single tennis court, picnic tables, benches, trees for shade, restrooms, etc.

We'll hang out there for the afternoon.  Feel free to bring kites, games, frisbees, sand toys, tennis racket/balls, RCs, etc.

BTW.. I had previously mistaken the park as Live Oak Park, which is also nearby.  The park we've been going to is actually Thamien Park.  Live Oak Park has two playground areas, but no tennis court, so we'll stick with Thamien Park for now :P

Use the following address and link to navigate via Google Maps: