Residents of San Mateo County can expect some traffic congestion and lane closures this Sunday, Aug. 7, because of the Tour de Peninsula, an annual bicycling fundraising event sponsored by the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation. Some 1,500 bicyclists are expected to participate.
Vehicular drivers can expect mild traffic congestions and disruption along the three bicycle routes offered to participants, according to Julia Bott, the executive director of the foundation. These routes will affect Airport and Bayshore boulevards and Third Avenue in San Mateo; Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough; and Canada Road, Kings Mountain Road, Skyline Boulevard, Woodside Road, Polhemus Road and Millbrae Avenue. Coyote Point Recreation Area will be the base of the event.
Road or trail closures in the area include: Canada Road, between Highway 92 and Filoli, which will close at 6 a.m. instead of 9 a.m., as is typical for Bicycle Sunday; Sawyer Camp Trail, which will be closed to all but ride participants until noon; and Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which will be closed between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., according to Ms. Bott.
Ms. Bott also advises motorists to be aware of the event, as they can expect congestion and lane closure on Third Avenue in San Mateo between 7 and 9:30 a.m.; some U.S. 101 off- and on-ramp closures in San Mateo between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Woodside and King Mountain Roads between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; and lane closure on Millbrae Avenue from El Camino Real to Bayshore Boulevard.
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