Santa Clara and San Jose Coop Tour

2 coops – 7 miles

This coop loop includes the Forge Garden at Santa Clara University and Sam’s Downtown Feed store.

This loop starts and finishes  at the Forge Garden at Santa Clara University.  This tour can be started by taking Cal Train and your bike to the Santa Clara Station.  Due to the requirement to cross under 880, this route is primarily an out and back route visiting two coop stops.

The address for the Forge Garden is:

  • 1051 Sherman St, Santa Clara, CA 95050

It’s a very flat loop.


On-line Maps

San_Jose_and_Santa_Clara_Loop_-_2_coops_-_7_Miles  (Cue sheet PDF)

Click here to view this loop with RideWithGPS


Coops Information

  • Sam’s Downtown Feed – This feed store in downtown San Jose is the place to get chicken and coop supplies and bee keeping equipment.  On hand will be coop and bee keeper experts.


Hen’s Club of The Forge Garden @ Santa Clara University

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Santa Clara University’s ½-acre edible, organic garden is a hub for sustainable food system education. Established in 2008, the Forge Garden has committed to serve the campus as a space for course research, service learning, and demonstration of sustainable food production. Forge Garden currently has a chicken coop, four beehives, a 400-square foot greenhouse, a compost center, over 20 fruit trees, over 15,000-square feet of garden beds, a public commons, an outdoor kitchen, cob bench and the 2007 Solar Decathlon House used as an office.


Our coop is Bronco red and has a light sensored automatic door. Our hens love it!


Come to the Forge Garden to explore our urban oasis! Hang out with our chickens and roam the garden. This is a good stop to use the restroom and refill your water bottle. This is one stop you won’t want to miss!


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