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 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 →


Last October Cycle California! Magazine took to the open road to explore the bicycle wonderland that is north of the border: Oregon. One of us won a drawing for a couple nights stay in Medford, Oregon, along with some freebies like a couple of meals. Since we were planning to... Read more →


A trip to Chico, California, always requires a drive around the Sutter Buttes. Every April like clockwork, our business takes us to the Chico Wildflower Century rides, put on by Chico Velo Cycling Club, and every year we drive around the Sutter Buttes, rising in all their tiny glory from... Read more →


A Little Free Library. They are, literally, small boxes usually on pedestals or posts, that house books that people can borrow or replace with one of their own. An initiative started by two guys from Wisconsin, Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, it has gone beyond the boundaries of the United... Read more →


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 →


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 →


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 →