Airport frontage road closed for Super Bowl

Airport frontage road is closed until Feb. 10.

Airport frontage road is closed until Feb. 10. (Google Maps)


Holy roadblock Batman! Ewert Road is closed starting Wednesday, Feb. 3, through the 10th, no doubt for the Super Bowl. In case you had never heard of that road, it’s what we all know as the frontage road around Mineta San Jose International Airport.

I noticed the sign on my Monday ride, after I checked out the Super Bowl 50 venue via San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail. Needless to say, I was being watched the entire time as two helicopters chopped the air overhead.

Don’t even think about going near the stadium the rest of this week. Only way to get a bike through is if you’re an undercover FBI agent. All routes are blocked. I used Lafayette to reach Alviso.

I remember riding through Palo Alto during Super Bowl XIX back in 1985. It was a nice day, high of 59. The game didn’t start until late in the day, so I had no issues with traffic to speak of. How times have changed.

2 Responses to “Airport frontage road closed for Super Bowl”

  1. AlphaRoaming Says:

    Yup, and it’s likely an illegal closure, too! http://www.cyclelicio.us/2016/san-jose-airport-closes-ewert-road-for-super-bowl-50/

  2. jay Says:

    Gawd, the whole scene is a massive police state. I would never want to be there. Explain to me again how the residents of Santa Clara are benefiting from this.

    On the plus side SB Sundays are great days to ride a bike.

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