Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Bike Hut

First things first, this week marks a small change in format for this blog.  My intention was always to publish twice a week, but that kind off writing and riding schedule is not sustainable when I take into account my work/non-blog related bicycle riding/spousal relationship maintaining schedule.  So from now on I'll be publishing once a week on Tuesday.  Thanks for continuing to read.

The Bike Hut is located at 1045 Tunitas Creek Rd., 13km south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1 and 1.6km inland.

The Bike Hut is a free rest stop operated by Potrero Nuevo Farms on Tunitas Creek Road.  It's impossible to miss, since it's the only building in site that's bright red with white stripes and a giant sign on the front that says "The Bike Hut".  They have a picnic area, they sell snacks ($1-2) and water bottle refills ($.25) with an honor system cash box, it's free and open to all cyclists, and it is available to all those in need 24/7, 365 days a year.

To be fair, the Bike Hut has little to nothing to do with history, but it has everything to do with cycling.  This is an incredibly generous resource shared by the owners/managers with the cycling community at large.  If you do swing by the bike hut, and I suggest you do if you're in the neighborhood, please write a thank you note in the book, be generous with your donations, and be courteous to the people operating the farm.  Tunitas Creek Road is a great way to spend an afternoon on a bike, and the presence of the Bike Hut just makes me all the more eager to head back to that neck of the woods.

Getting There By Bike...
It's easy to get to the Bike Hut by bike, provided you're traveling either on Highway 1, up Tunitas Creek Road to get back to the Bay, or down Tunitas Creek to get to Highway 1.  Basically, there are a very small number of reasons you would be riding in this area, but if you are you should go to the bike hut.  The hut is right on the side of the road, very close to the Tunitas Creek/Highway 1 junction.  Just head inland and you can't miss it.  If you have some extra time the First Unitarian Church of Pescadero is just down the road.

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