Bike Vacations

Crater Lake should be a bucket list destination ride for any road cyclist ready for a challenge in an unrivaled location. Imagine 33 miles of punishing climbs and sweeping downhill runs, 33 miles of roadway with more than 4,000 feet of elevation gain and rarely a flat stretch to be found. Read more →


While sheltering to ride out the pandemic, we at Cycle California! HQ did an archaeological dig through our bookshelves. In the midst of these books was The Cyclist’s Bucket List, A Celebration of 75 Quintessential Cycling Experiences, by Ian Dille. Read more →


It’s time to get out and explore new regions, places near to home from the saddle of the bike. To this end, we suggest Lodi, one of California's oldest wine-growing regions, and an excellent place to explore by bicycle. Read more →


Like Lennon and McCartney or peanut butter and chocolate, July and hot weather usually go together— so does hot weather and ice cream. Introducing the Cycle California! Ice Cream Trail! Local trails are great places to get away — they are usually tree-lined and offer a respite from the summer sun. What if you could put ice cream and trails together? These sweet pairings — trails and ice cream — make for a cool, tasty summer! Read more →


You've been dropped into San Jose, California, for a sales meeting. The meeting doesn’t start until Wednesday, but your company’s cheapskate travel department found rock-bottom airfare into San Jose International Airport two days early. So, how will you spend your 36 hours in San Jose? You brought your folding bike... 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 →


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 →