Updates have been incorporated based your experience and mine from the Earthquakes / Sounders soccer game shakedown.
The Levi’s Stadium bike directions list out suggested paths and streets to use when accessing the stadium. I personally like pictures, so I’ve created a map of bike paths and street access to the stadium from those paths for your convenience.
In the below scrollable & zoomable map, separated bike paths are shown in solid green, and on-street bike routes from the path to the stadium are a subdued green. The San Tomas Aquino Trail will be closed between Agnew and Tasman during events “to ensure the integrity of the stadium’s security perimeter” – this is shown in red. The official detour is the purple route.
Some of these on-street routes are better than others. Tasman Drive will be closed to motor traffic during events between about Great America Parkway and Centennial Boulevard, but traffic is expected to be very heavy on Tasman outside of this closure zone. Great American Parkway has sufficient bike lanes, but watch for those left crosses and right hooks. Lafayette traffic can be very fast. Finally, I’ve been told that the California Office of Traffic Safety has warned Santa Clara County to expect an increase in DUI crashes and DUI fatalities due to the stadium, so watch for those impaired idiots post-game.
Free bike valet parking will be available in Red Lot 1, which is where the San Tomas Aquino Trail intersects with Tasman Drive.
If the embedded map is too small, try clicking here for the full size Levi’s Stadium bike directions map.