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When I'm feeling closed in on all sides I head to the coast. I don't especially like crowds, so I get away midday on a work day. Only 20 minutes from San José via Highway 17, the coast along Santa Cruz is a great resource for outdoor enthusiasts: There's beaches,... Read more →


We usually attend the Solvang Century as sponsors with Cycle California! Magazine and our booth filled with bike event fliers. This year we decided to stay in Buellton because, as I learned during a CVB-sponsored trip to the area last summer, it is more than Andersen's Pea Soup restaurant. Vickie... Read more →


Packing for that first big bike event of the year. We’re heading to Solvang, California, for the Solvang Century bike ride, one of the larger organized rides in the state and certainly on the Central Coast. I survey the items laid out on the bed. Bike shorts and knickers. Check.... Read more →


Arrival When exploring by bike, sometimes you find things by accident. This was the case with our recent trip to Santa Cruz, California. We went for the Bell Joy launch party. Arriving early, we discovered the Swift Street Courtyard, a cluster of former warehouses that is home to an assortment... Read more →


Looking for a great getaway? Midweek or on a weekend, Carmel-by-the-Sea offers a wide range of places to explore. This is why I enjoy visiting, again and again. It’s about the riding Roadies have it easy. You can start a wide variety of rides from wherever you’re staying. Heading out... Read more →


This week, Found by Bike took a different approach to exploration. We didn’t go to exotic Marin County or explore a local park. We decided to take our bikes through San José’s last remaining heritage warehouse district. Why? Because we were in search of locally produced beer. Urban taprooms have... Read more →


We at Cycle California! Magazine and Found By Bike try to encourage readers to think about their hometown as a place to explore, to look at it through fresh eyes. So, it was in the spirit of adventure that we set off to see Penitencia Creek (not exactly a river)... Read more →


Just got back from the Giro della Costa Centrale Granfondo in Avila Beach near San Luis Obispo, California. This event, being in November and on the Central Coast, offered brilliant sun, rain, chilly winds, hilly climbs, and at the end, awards and prize giveaways by Bob Roll, bicycle racing’s premier... Read more →