Family Rides

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 →


We planned and wrote this post, then the Loma fire broke out across the ridge from Santa Teresa County Park. So, now would NOT be a good time to explore Santa Teresa. However, the park is wonderful most times of the year and offers quiet trails for hiking, biking and... Read more →


For this week, Found by Bike returns to the San Francisco Peninsula, but this time, we’re going to visit a long time favorite: Hidden Villa. For those of us who lived nearby, Hidden Villa was an oasis with a forest and trails that went from the farm up into the... 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 →


August is the time of year when families are together again after the busy summer, school is in session (or starting up), and there isn’t much time during the week to get out on a bike. It’s a great time to #OptOutside. In Found by Bike's continuing effort to 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 →


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 →


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 →