Coffee. It's not just important, it's almost not a ride without it. If you ever find yourself in the Bay Area, you've got some primo caffeine fix locales to sort through. Fortunately, we've put together a list of our favorites, along with a perfect loop to go with your perfect Americano. Because as we all know, riding your bike is awesome, but first...
East Bay: Blue Bottle on Broadway
Blue Bottle might be spreading across the country, but the company originated in Oakland, CA. With that in mind, you probably shouldn't pass through without checking out their amazingly beautiful location at the W.C Morse building. Originally the Bay Area's first ever truck showroom (yes, that's a thing), Blue Bottle features the best iced almond milk latte you'll ever have in your life, and the avocado toast is not to be missed.
It also happens to be the best starting location for a classic Pinehurst Loop. Starting with a climb up Tunnel Road, you'll get your fill of both ups and downs on this route - it also has redwood trees, because Oakland is the only city in the US with these majestic M-Fers within the city limits.
See the full route here.