Bicycle Touring

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 →


In May of last year we visited Graeagle, California, in the northern Sierra Mountains courtesy of the Eastern Plumas County Chamber of Commerce. This year, because we were going to the Sierra for the Death Ride, we thought we'd make a detour and come back for more adventures. This area,... Read more →


In our continuing effort to explore the world outside our front door, I signed us up for a free bike ride from the Alviso Marina through the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. The flat, 9 mile bike ride takes place once a month, is put on by Santa Clara County... Read more →


Why Bike Camping? Why Not? What bike camping is A great excuse for getting outdoors Perfect for fitting in short, active vacays this summer A great way to pull you out of your day-to-day 9-to-5 S-24O (Sub-24 hour Overnight), if you want A world of local adventure A short stay... Read more →


I love river trails. On a recent visit to Redding, we experienced a rollicking good time around town and on the Sacramento River Trail that runs through the town. We were there visiting clients for our magazine, Cycle California!, on the way home on the last leg of a road... Read more →


During a convo with a source last week the term "sharing economy" came up. Although sharing economy is a fairly new term (and the meaning seems to be changing), bartering goods and services is not. Enter couch surfing as a way to barter for lodging when you travel. The concept,... Read more →


We spent a short time exploring the area in and around southern Oregon. We learned a lot as we traveled the area. Here is a list of the five things we learned about the state generally, and southern Oregon in particular. Overlooking Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Byways to Bikeways Like... Read more →


After a circuit around Crater Lake, we motored to south to Klamath Falls. Klamath is on the "sunny" side of Oregon characterized by high desert; the forested slopes of Crater Lake National Park were a distant memory as we headed south to Klamath Falls along Oregon Highway 140, which as... Read more →


We hunched over the bar at Portal Brewing Co. as Mike looked around for a pen. “I can show you a more scenic route -- it’s really beautiful!” he said, fumbling around underneath the bar for a pen and a paper napkin. I nodded tentatively -- strange routes make me... Read more →