Route: MapMyRide — Strava. The entire route is also drawn clearly on trail maps: here and here.
Traffic: Light traffic along Cañada Road until it meets CA-92. Fast moving cars along CA-92.
Climbing: Gentle grade. Short steep sections along CA-92 towards the end of Cañada Road.
Bike Trails: No bike trails. Comfortable bike lane all along Cañada Road and along CA-92.
Views: Great views of Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir after the six mile mark along Cañada Road.
Water stops and restrooms? Restrooms are available at Roberts Market, the starting point.
Good time to visit? Any time of the year. Sundays are best because the County of San Mateo makes Cañada Road vehicle free from 9am to 3pm on Sundays. See Bicycle Sundays (Yelp reviews).
- Cañada Road — Short Route (14 miles, 600 ft) is a shorter version of this ride, ending a short distance before Cañada Road meets CA-92.
- Cañada Road & Crystal Springs Trail (42 miles, 2400 ft) includes the gorgeous Crystal Springs Trail, a well maintained bike trail with awesome lake views.
- Cañada Road — Alameda de Las Pulgas (26 miles, 1700 ft) converts the route into a loop by returning via Alameda de Las Pulgas, which goes through residential areas in San Mateo, San Carlos and Redwood City.
- Cañada Road — Crystal Springs Trail — Bay Trail — Alameda de Las Pulgas (51 miles, 2200 ft) is a combination of the above two routes, going via both Crystal Springs Trail and Alameda de Pulgas. An interesting section is the Bay Trail, a gorgeous bike trail from San Mateo to Redwood City, adjacent to San Francisco Bay all along. See Bay Trail in Burlingame & Foster City (22 miles, 300 ft) for detailed information and pics of this section.