In Professional, there is a lot of traffic (but less than in the previous race), while there is few traffic in Amateur. There is an alternate route, which involves going around the roads surrounding the hills, but it's slower. The opponents include two VW New Beetles, three Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupes, and three Ford F-350s (Amateur), or seven Ford Mustang Fastbacks and one Ford F-350 (Professional). Generally, in both difficulties, the Ford F-350 opponent(s) seem to be ahead at the start of the Golden Gate Bridge (probably due to their great off-road abilities), but the others seem to overtake them after. The time of day is noon, and the weather is clear (Amateur) or cloudy (Professional).