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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 →


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 →