Bicycle Touring

In California, the rains have stopped and the season for century riding is in full swing. April's event calendar is huge and the riding is beautiful. Make sure you're ready to ride with the following seven tips. Then, check out the different rides that follow this list! Disclaimer: Some of... Read more →


Crystal Springs Reservoir sparkles from Sawyer Camp Trail This week, we have a repost from the Bay Area Bicycle Law blog by Michael Stephenson. Michael is a trial lawyer specializing in bicycle accident lawsuits, insurance negotiations, and other strategic planning. His legal writings have been featured in the Portland Business... Read more →


As bicycle magazine publishers, we do spend a fair amount of time on the road during the century ride season in Northern California. As the season winds down we usually hit our last major trip of the year: Tahoe South, for Bike the West's Tour de Tahoe: Bike Big Blue.... Read more →


You've been a bike rider for years. You even do something the rest of the world is just catching on to: You use your bike for travel, the ultimate form of eco travel or green travel or ecotourism; these are pretty much all the same term for mindful travel. Think... Read more →


The lazy and indeed hazy, days of summer are coming to a close. Here in the Bay Area, children are back in school and families don't have as much leisure time together, but they still have their weekends. May I suggest using part of a weekend to get out and... Read more →


For us, a trip to Markleeville, California, for the Death Ride in July always includes a stay in Gardnerville, in Nevada’s Carson River Valley. While there, one of our favorite side trips is a roll to the pioneer town of Genoa, a pleasant bike ride, about 8.5 miles away. For... Read more →